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Melissa Shields (Home Ec. With Mel)
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Fiber Tuesday 123
Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week?  This weekend was an odd one around here.  Paul did more sewing than I did.  It's one of those, only so much time in a day things.  In order to design I can't sew so he did my sewing while I spent tim...

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The Differences Between Rotary and Oscillating Sewing Machine Hook System
Hello everyone today we are going to be talking about the hook systems most commonly used in conjunction with round bobbin lock stitch residential sewing machines. Regardless of the vintage or the manufacturer of your sewing machine, if they use a round bob...

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How To Quickly Cut Fabric Strips
A frequently asked question here in the quilting room is how to cut lots of fabric strips.  Quilters are either looking to skip buying pre-cut fabrics or they need a different a different size of strips.  There are lots of options on the market today for qu...

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Fiber Tuesday 122
Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week? I can't believe that we are in August already!  This summer has flown by and I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I need to get my fall sewing done and start on Christmas proj...

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Fall Inspired Quilted Coaster using Paper Pieced Blocks
I get asked about paper piecing all the time.  People either love paper piecing and are looking for new ideas or people are intimidated with paper piecing.  I am not going to be providing any ground breaking ideas.  I can't draw to save my soul so I am not ...

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How To Clean a Godzilla or Crinkle Finish Vintage Sewing Machines
Hello everyone today we are going to be addressing how to clean the gunk and old oil residue from our wrinkle finished vintage sewing machines. We have acquired several different machines from different manufacturer’s that have this super tough finish cover...

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Fall 2017 Quilting Trends
I will be the first to admit I don't look for trends in quilting.  It's not that I don't want to stay on top of things, I do.  I look outside the quilt world for my trends.  I've always turned to home decor trends to help me figure out what is going to look...

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Fiber Tuesday 121
Welcome back to Fiber Tuesday!  How was everyone's week? This week hasn't produced much news.  I got a new phone and am waiting for the case to get here so that I can use it to film.  I don't like using the phone for much more than photos until it is protec...
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