Thank you SO much to everyone who took part in the earlier rounds of Readers Questions. I love that we can all take advantage of decades of sewing experience and learn from each other.
Thank you all for taking the time to share your sewing tips, tricks and resources. I hope you all enjoyed reading through the earlier questions and answers. Well I have some more sewing teasers and dilemmas for you today. What can help out with experience and advice in these areas:
I'm going to be using bias bound seam finishing for a project. Do you think it would be okay if I cheat and apply the bias tape to the edge of the fabric before stitching the seam?
I purchased a great sewing machine in 1976. I just love it. But it is starting to give me problems and I have been looking for a new machine. Most of the manufactures have been consumed by the larger companies and no longer have the quality they once did, or the customer support. I found a Janome for around $600 and a Bernina for $2400. I like the price of the Janome and the quality of the Bernina. Has anyone recently purchased a new sewing machine? What did you get and do you still like it?
We are having a 1920's themed birthday celebration for my daughter and I am having to make the dresses for myself, and two daughters. Where can I get a pattern and the material patterns of that day for authenticity?
I am looking for a batik, dark aubergine, dark blue, dark rose Can anyone help me?
Thank you everyone for the really interesting questions and answers. A lot of variety of topics this week. Please leave your advice in the comments below. It's Ok to leave links to helpful and relevant articles on your own site or someone elses.