Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
ISSUE #1: Oct/Nov. 1985
Page Count: 82
TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Making a round cord
      by Jean Leavitt
      Washing embroideries
      by Shirley Sacks
      Knitting in close quarters
      by Ruth S. Galpin
      Taping a straight line
      by Maria Giganti, Carol Clyne
      Making Buttonholes
      by Ruth S. Galpin
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Why do colors flee the light?
      A: Deborah Lerme Goodman
    • NOTES:
      Shearing the Sheep
      by Deborah Lerme Goodman
      Two textile artists honored: Kay Sekimachi, Marianne Strengell
      by unknown
      The flexible medium
      by B. Levine
      The Textile Museum turns 60
      by Deborah Lerme Goodman
      The desperate need for chartreuse
      by Constance Phillips
      New "trade" shows
      by Robbie Fanning
      Silicon sewing machine
      by Robbie Fanning
      What ails the apparel industry?
      by Deborah Cannarella
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Ten Years of Crochet
      by Deborah Cannarella
    • Clips
  • FEATURES
    • Freestyle Embroidery(tutorial)
      by Caroline Dahl
    • Dyeing Gold and Yellow(tutorial)
      by Edna Blackburn
    • Resisting Dyes
      by Wendy Northup
    • The Basic Knitting Machine
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • A Sweater to Knit by Hand or Machine(pattern)
    • Inside an Expensive Outfit
      by Mary Galpin
    • A Versatile Jacket
      by Joyce Hannah
    • Bringing Tapestry into the 20th Century
      by Joanne Mattera
    • Making a Gobelins-Style Tapestry
    • Chilkat Spinning(tutorial)
      by Alena Samuel
    • Dazzling with Sequins(tutorial)
      by Barbara Shomer Kelsey
    • All That Glitters:
      Shisha by Machine
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Designing the Warp:
      Identifying Fibers
      Chart A: Spin and Ply
      Chart B: Burn Test
      Chart C: Feel and Dye Tests
      Chart D: Fiber Shrinkage and Strength by Jeanne Criscola
    • Fabric About Fabric:
      Junichi Arai's computer creates a textile fo the 80s
      by Deborah Cannarella
    • Back Cover:
      Claire Zeisler's Fragments and Dashes

Magazine Title: Taunton's THREADS
Editor(s): Oct/Nov. 1985 - Jan. 1988: John Kelsey;
Feb/March 1988 - Jan. 1992: Betsy Levine;
Feb/March 1992 - Sept. 1994: Amy T. Yanagi;
Oct/Nov. 1994: Suzanne La Rosa;
Jan. 1995 - Jan. 2002: Christine Timmons;
Feb. 2002 - ???: Carol Spier;
Mar. 2006 - Dec. 2008: Amber Eden;
Mar. 2009 - ???: Carol Fresia;
Publication Frequency: Bi-Monthly
Began Publication: Oct./Nov. 1985
Ended Publication: Ongoing
Published by: The Taunton Press, Inc., Newtown, CT
Average Page Count: Unknown
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): Oct. 1985 - Jan. 1990: 12" x 9"; Feb. 1990 - ???: 11" x 9";
ISSN: 0882-7370

NOTE: ALL COVER IMAGES THIS PAGE ARE PROPERTY OF
PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: This started as a general forum for textile artists, and a consistantly excellent publication(and stayed excellent, just for different reasons). Though it does offer some patterns with various articles on techniques or tutorials, it is most definitely NOT a craft magazine. It started as more of a trade journal hybrid for people curious about other disciplines having to do with thread/yarn. It covered cultural context of textiles, gave tutorials, and gave beautifully photographed examples of all the various disciplines. I find it fascinating. As it went along, "THREADS" focused more on clothing and quilting, and dropped weaving and knitting entirely, then refined its content even further to focus almost entirely on couture clothing. It's still awesome. There's all sorts of nifty tricks to be learned from the pages of this magazine, whether you're a clothes horse or not.

I started buying back issues at first for early Colette Wolff and a Carolyn Vosburg Hall article. I have most of a run now(though I'm missing some large chunks from most recent years), so I'm setting up the bib page, but because the issues are a little too large for my small scanner, I'm having to wait to put up the covers with the page(so the blank spots do not mean the page isn't loading correctly). I could put them all up with about 1/4" missing down both sides of the image, but I'd rather wait to do the work right. I have added incentive now, as I've recently acquired a huge lot of "HOME ARTS" and "MODERN PRISCILLA" from the 1920's and 1930's!

There aren't many tatting articles - only four(4) as of this writing:

"Tatting(tutorial)", by Betty Suter(Aug/Sept. 1986)
"Tatting Through Belgium", by Karey Solomon(Feb/March 1992)
"Tieing Off Tatting", by Kaethe Kliot(Oct/Nov. 1993)
"Attaching Tatted Lace", by Shelby Smarte(Aug/Sept. 2009)


They have a website: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/ for subscriptions.

They also have an awesome (SEARCHABLE!!!) on-line INDEX as well: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/magazine-index for finding the information you need! If all magazines did this, I'd have felt no need to build a bibliography. If you are looking for specific articles, I strongly recommend you go there.

Anyone with more information about this publication can contact me through My Contact Page.



Taunton's THREADS Bibliography

YEAR 1986: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Issue #2: Dec/Jan 1986
Page Count: 87
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Sewing Handwovens
      by Sandra Betzina
    • A Visit with Anni Albers
      by Martina Margetts
    • A Shape of Socks(tutorial):
      How to Knit Eyelet-rib Bobby Socks
      by Theresa Gaffey
    • Spindle and Distaff
      Described process of spinning wool
      by Gemma Florentine
    • Where's the Sport in Sportwear?
      by Richard McComb
    • A Coat from a Blanket
      by Gerlinda Denecke
    • Learning to See Pattern
      by Skye Morrison
    • Succeeding with the Knitting Machine:
      Rebecca Sparks
      Susan Summa
      Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez
      Mickey Nushawg
      by Joanne Mattera
    • Buttons
      by Deborah Abbott
    • Homemade Felt(tutorial)
      by Heather March
    • The Ins and Outs of Hand Quilting
      by Maria Giganti, Carol Clyne
    • Weft Twisting(tutorial)
      by Joyce Ronald Smith
    • Back Cover:
      Sky Curtain
      by Jeanne Leffingwell
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Lining patch pockets
      by Shirley Kates
      Easy elastic
      by Marsha Stein
      Sleeves that won't twist
      by Marsha Stein
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Disposing of dyestuffs
      A: Robert Stetson
      Q: Flameproofing fabrics
      A: Marsha Stein
      Q: How to mark darts
      A: David Dobsevage,
      Marsha Stein,
      Ruth Galpin
    • NOTES:
      Three moods of hooking rugs
      by B. Levine
      Quilt National '85
      by Helen Oakley
      After the Ribbon
      by Robbie Fanning
      Here are the last of the hatters
      by Cathy Shufro
      Two magazines are sold and moved:
      Handmade,
      Needlepoint News
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      When Jeremy Learned to Knit
      by Beth Hayes
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #3: Feb/March 1986
Page Count: 87
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Color Forecasting
      by Linda Dyett
    • Jeans: The Inside Story
      by Deborah Lerme Goodman
    • Two Styles of Buttonholes(tutorial for knitting)
      by Maggie Righetti
    • Knitters Meet in Baltimore
      by Mary Galpin
    • Stretching Fabric in Small Spaces:
      5 methods for dyers and surface designers
      by Julie Levy
    • From White-on-White to Color:
      Elizabeth Gurrier in Transition
      by Meg Currie
    • Rag Rugs
      by Johanna Erickson
    • Needles, Loopers, and Knives:
      consumers guide to overlock machines
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Draping a Blouse:
      cowl-neck shirt from tissue to muslin to pattern
      by Ellen Sperry
    • Stitches for Silk-and-Metal Embroidery
      by Lynn Payette
    • Combining Weave Structures:
      multiple threading system for 8-harness loom
      by Rhoda London
    • Log Cabins:
      traditional quilt pattern
      by Judith Ann Larzelere
    • Basket Willow:
      cultivating and gathering the withy
      by Carol Hart
    • Knitting with Colors
      by Kaffe Fassett
    • Possessed by Color
      by Irene Preston Miller
    • Back Cover:
      Nek Chand's Fantasy Garden
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Easy to make bias tube
      by Mrs. Tom Gerson
      Indigo dyeing
      by Shelley Karpilow
      Keeping track of knitting
      by Olive Crook, Barbara Shomer Kelsey, Sara Tayloe
      Rods for wall hangings
      by Barbara Shomer Kelsey
      Makeshift Weaving bobbins
      by Nancy Gildersleeve
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Silverfish and firebrats
      A: Textile Conservation Center of the Museum of American Textile History
      Q: How to pick up and knit
      A: Charlotte Biro
      Q: Making tassels
      A: Nancy Welch
      Q: Follow-up on flameproofing
      A: Susan Rawlings
    • NOTES:
      Spinners explore markets, ideas
      by Stanley Bulbach
      Jacquard Jacquard
      by K.M. Laing
      Hot and cold running fiber
      by Constance Phillips
      The hobby of queens
      by Georgia M. Rogers
      Peter Collingwood n textile structures
      by B. Levine
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Great-Grandmother's Linens
      by Joanne Mattera
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #4: Apr/May 1986
Page Count: 87
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Hot-Air Balloons:
      Sewing Mountains of Material
      by Linda Theil
    • Making an Open-Weave Basket(tutorial)
      by Carol Hart
    • All About Knitting Needles:
      what to know before you buy
      by Linda Dyett
    • Sewing with Silk
      by Janet Stoyer
    • Knitting for a Living:
      Lucy Lyman
      Betty Hughes
      June Sulikowski
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Making a Great Shirt Collar(tutorial)
      by David Page Coffin
    • Mastering the Art of Hand Applique
      by Colette Wolff
    • Easy Striped Knits
      by Barbara G. Walker
    • Doup Leno
      by Hella Skowronski, Sylvia Tacker
    • Limited-Edition Vests
      by Joy Stocksdale
    • Girls Who Wear Cactus
      by Estelle Akamine
    • Back Cover:
      The Chateau de Balleroy Balloon
      by Cameron Balloons in England
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Crochet a waistband
      by Marilyn J. Panter
      Custom-fit shoulder pads
      by Marsha Stein, Shirley Kates
      Yarn markers
      by Elizabeth Rothman
      Reed-sleying hooks
      by Nancy Gildersleeve
      Setting in knitted sleeves
      by Marne Chandler
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Pockets in a reversible fabric
      A: David Dobsevage
      Q: Fade testing
      A: Charlie Collins
    • NOTES:
      Mechanical marvels: knitting machines
      by Patricia Byers
      Fiber R/Evolution
      by Jane Brite
      Quilting bee among the Amish
      by Judy Kellar Fox
      Quilters flock to Houston festival
      by Colette Wolff
      The silk makers
      by Helen Claire Howes
      Visiting the kimono schol
      by Joyce Hannah
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Linen Bed Sheets
      by Mary Galpin
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #5: June/July 1986
Page Count: 87
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Sewing Swimsuits
      by Grace Callaway
    • From Baskets to Blankets
      by Cheryl Samuel
    • Why Bother with Natural Dyeing
      by Stanley Bulbach
    • Darn That Hole
      by Lilo Markrich
    • Imitating the Silkworm:
      Will we ever learn to love polyester?
      by G.R. Stetson, C. Shufro, D. Danaher
    • Ellen Hauptli's Polyester Pleasts
    • By the Yard:
      Fran Mather
      Constance La Lena
      by Joanne Mattera
    • The Edges of Knitting:
      catalog of one- and two-stitch selvages
      by Theresa Gaffey
    • The Showmaker's Art
      by Gaza Bowen
    • Texture Stitches for Needlepoint
      by Rosalie Hamer
    • The Costume of a Plain People:
      Amish Dress
      by Kate Schiess
    • Beyond Quilting: Elizabeth Busch
      by Linda Dyett
    • Back Cover:
      Fragile Landscape
      by Larry Lippold
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Even A-line hems
      by Ruth S. Galpin
      Neater Hems
      by B. Randy Jonstone
      An Easy Way to Gather Fabric
      by Corinne Elworth
      Stitching in the ditch
      by Janaford Jones
      Transfer dots for smocking
      by Elizabeth Mattfield
      Wax removal
      by Sarah Young
      A safety tip for fiber-reactive dyes
      by Carolyn Hendricks
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Washing an Antique Rug
      A: Patricia Ewer
      Q: Toxicity of Wax
      A: Ted Rickard
      Q: Follow-up on Silverfish/Firebrats
      A: Verlynn Frost
      Q: Follow-up on picking up and knitting
      A: Jean Dickinson
    • Notes:
      Artisans from China work silken magic
      by Janice Steinhagen
      Fiber R/Evolution
      by Betsy Levine
      Plucking Angora Rabbits
      by Patricia Byers
      Polyester in Japan
      by Andrea Stix Wasserman
      Sewing without Singer?
      by Mary Galpin
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies
    • Humor: The Power of Fashion
      by Larry Green

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ISSUE #6: Aug/Sept. 1986
Page Count: 99
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Not Necessarily Seventh Ave.:
      Eva Goodman
      Kevin Emard
      Kathleen Crawford
      Patricia Clyne
      by Linda Dyett
    • Exploring a Knitted Pattern
      by Margaret Righetti
    • Painting and Brocading on the Loom
      by Bhakti Ziek
    • Crewel Gardens: Joanna Reed
      by Anne S. Cunningham
    • Methods of Multicolored Knitting(tutorial)
      by Maggie Righetti
    • Techniques of Haute Couture:
      Designer Charles Kleibacker teaches fundamentals
      by Elizabeth A. Rhodes
    • Dyes from the Herb Garden
      by Helen King
    • Antique Spinning Wheels
      by Deborah Lerme Goodman
    • Tatting(tutorial)
      by Betty Suter
    • Machine-Knit Popcorns:
      Three Techniques
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • The Hammock:
      Twining, Looping, Sprang
      by Penelope Drooker
    • Back Cover:
      Liberty Quilts
      by Carol Anne Grotrian
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Quick Cordmaker
      by Jane Taubensee
      Back-and-forth knitting
      by Shelley Cypher
      Variagated Knitting
      by Ruth Galpin
      More uses for plastic bread-bag closures
      by Roberta Sue Gibstein
      To soften an itchy sweater
      by Shelley Karpilow
      Neat Knots
      by Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
      To thread a needle
      by Mary E. Weaver, Susan Morin, Lois Morrison
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: What Sewing Machine to Buy
      A: Claire Shaeffer
      Q: Colcha embroidery
      A: Lynn Payette
      Q: What Knitting machine to buy
      A: Susan Guagliumi
      Q: Stringing Beads A: Leba Freed
    • Notes:
      Auctioning rugs among the Navajo
      by Ruth-Claire Marcus
      Sisal for Hammocks
      by Joyce Hannah
      Making Clothes in Colonial Style
      by Gitta Morris
      Tons of quilts at Liberty Festival
      by Colette Wolff
      Contemporary Tapestry
      by Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum
      On designing fabric for suits
      by Pat Byers
      Patches on patches
      by Kandra Hahn
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Hey, Sailor, Let Me Shorten Yor Sleeve
      by Elizabeth Violante

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ISSUE #7: Oct/Nov. 1986
Page Count: 91
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Surface Attraction
      by Joanne Mattera
    • A Perfect Pair of Pants:
      How to adjust the fit
      by Sally Cowan
    • Quilt Notebook:
      The Art Quilt
      by Penny McMorris, Michael Kile
      Punch and Poke: Quilting Without Thimbles
      by Sandra Millett
      Quilter Group Fit Ideas to Theme of Gift
      by Linda Lowman Barnett
    • Knitters, Make a Trip to the Fabric Store
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Tapestry Gunner:
      Electric Punch Needles
      by Patti Henry
    • Techniques for Better Weaving
      by Peggy Osterkamp
    • Knitting a Seamless Sweater
      by Elizabeth Zimmermann
    • Beading on Leather
      by Wendy Ellsworth
    • The Tuxedo 100 Years Later
      by Cathy Shufro
    • A Little Blue Dress
      by David Dobsevage
    • Vermont's Green MOuntain Spinnery
      by Nan Levinson
    • Costumes of Royal India
      by Betsy Levine
    • Back Cover:
      Point of View
      by Renie Breskin Adams
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • ERRATA FOR:
      "Baskets to Blankets"
      No. 5, Jun/July 1986
      "Techniques of Haute Couture"
      No. 6, Aug/Sept 1986
    • TIPS:
      Quilting by machine
      by Edith Frankel
      Wisp knitting
      by Margaret S. Peterson
      Waistband Closures
      by Shirley Kates
      Thread Eyes
      by Shirley Kates
      Striped knits and the Needlemaster
      by Thomas Walsh
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Men's patterns
      A: David Page Coffin
      Q: Nonsagging stockinette stitch
      A: Jean Dickinson
      Q: Testing washfastness
      A: Charlie Collins
    • NOTES:
      Really big show
      by unknown
      Design supermarket
      by Wendy Northup
      Pacific Basic School closes
      by Rhoda London
      Amazing lace on Venetian isle
      by Joanne Mattera
      Getting away close to home
      by Kate Hearst
      English Costume Society symposium
      by R.L. Shep
      What's in a bale of used kimonos?
      by Ruth-Claire Marcus
      Why sewing is sagging
      by Mary Galpin
      Crochet pattern for pinwheel spread
      by Deborah Cannarella
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Index: Threads 1-6
    • COMMENT:
      Nose To the Grindstone
      by Constance Phillips
    • Supplies

YEAR 1987: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Issue #8: Dec/Jan 1987
Page Count: 83
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • New Twist on Resist
      by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada, Shelley Karpilow
    • A Textural Approach to Arashi Shibori
      by D'Arcie Beytebiere
    • Perfecting the Pocket
      by David Page Coffin
    • Lamé
      by Ann Boyce
    • Double-Weave Pick-Up:
      Designing with color on a four-harness loom
      by Cynthia H. Neely
    • Drawn Threadwork
      by Marie-Pierre Duroy
    • Fair Isle Knitting:
      pattern chart
      designing a Fair Isle gansey
      by Alice Starmore
    • Cut, Paste, and Copy
      by Colette Wolff
    • The Body as Canvas
      by Harold Koda
    • Thread Weaving:
      textural fabric from the knitting machine
      by Joan Sample
    • Spinning Mohair in Lesotho
      by Mary Ann Snieckus
    • Back Cover:
      Stepping Out
      by Lenore Davis
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • ERRATA:
      "Techniques for Better Weaving"
      No. 7, Oct/Nov 1986
    • TIPS:
      Hanging sweaters and yarns
      by Gladys Shue, Sharon Lappin
      Strip-quilted rounds
      by Margaret Horton
      Fair Isle self-labels
      by Gloria Babiarz
      Wrinkle-free patterns
      by Linda Kuras
      Patch pocket without topstitching
      by M.E. Mackay
      Managing balls of yarn
      by Esther Rumaner
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Perfect waistbands
      A: Grace Callaway
      Q: Cardigan front bands
      A: Maggie Righetti
      Q: Wool quilt batting
      A: Eleanor stanwood
    • NOTES:
      How I design
      by Mary jane Miller
      Convergence '86
      by Ruth-Claire Marcus
      Lace and cashmere
      by The Textile Museum
      Impressions of an exposition
      by Julie Levy
      Raising Angora goats in Texas
      by Sue Franklin
      Robots can sew too
      by Debrah Lerme Goodman
      Nicaraguan tapestries
      by Judy Branfman
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      Tongue in Chic
      by Janet Rosen
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #9: Feb/March 1987
Page Count: 87
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The Poetry of Sleeves
      by Rebecca Lanxner Nebesar
    • A Flourishing Art: China
      by Gail Rossi
    • A Flourishing Art: USA
      by Wendy Porter-Francis
    • Knitting with Cotton
      by Linda Dyett
    • My Affair with King Cotton
      by Sue Franklin
    • Shared Workspace May Be Just What You Need
      by Julie Levy
    • Plain-Sewn Linen Shift
      by Kathleen Smith
    • Computers and Weavers
      by Janet A. Hoskins
    • Bobbin Lace on a Grand Scale
      by Robin S. Lewis
    • Selling Handmade Fashions
      by Victoria Leslie
    • Crocheting Wearable Fabric
      by Mary McGoveran
    • Imagery Is Personal in Tapestry Today
      by Valerie Clausen
    • Back Cover:
      Safety-Pin Jacket
      by Mark Mahall
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • ERRATA:
      "Tongue in Chic"
      No. 8, Dec/Jan 1987
      "Techniques for Better Weaving"
      No. 7, Oct/Nov 1986
    • TIPS:
      Wearing heirloom linens
      by Jean Dickinson
      No-snag elastic
      by Lisa Weatherall
      Smocking on machine knits
      by D. Bird
      Managing yarn end on knitting machine
      by Enid Zucker
      Marking and altering patterns
      by Mary Bright, David Coffin
      Cutting bias strips
      by Mary E. Weaver
      Shibori tip
      by Yoshiko Iwamoto
      The perfect spinner's apron
      by Carol Clivio
      Untangling yarn bobbins
      by Mrs. M. Harrison
      Making sweater "muslins"
      by Nan D. Carlson
      Photocopying textiles
      by Ruby Moore
      Keeping track of the grain
      by Diane J. Whipple
      Pleated shoulder pads
      by Pat Norman
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Repairing pants pockets
      A: Grace Callaway
      Q: Lengthening a finished sweater
      A: Maggie Righetti
      Q: Age spots on quilt
      A: Patricia Ewer
    • NOTES:
      Kashmir East and West
      by Elisabeth Mikosch
      Surface designers meet in Nantucket
      by Wendy Northup
      Shirtmaker from a small planet
      by David Page Coffin
      Painted cloth gardens on wheels
      by Don Willcox
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • COMMENT:
      A New Look at Crochet
      by Annette lep
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #10: Apr/May 1987
Page Count: 87
Notes:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Color Blending in Needlepoint(technique)
      by Lloyd Walton Blanks
    • Battenberg Lace
      by Jules, Kaethe Kliot
    • Making Swirly Skirts
      by Grace Callaway
    • Knitted Yarn Over
      by Shirley W. MacNulty
    • Irons, Boards and Presses
      by David Page Coffin
    • Dyes from Mushrooms
      by Miriam Rice
    • Gilding the Lily:
      Embroidery Stitches in Victorian Crazy Quilts
      by Miriam Rice
    • How Madame Grès Sculpts with Fabric
      by Arlene Cooper
    • Weaving in the Desert:
      How Bedouin women make a loom
      by Janet Doub Erickson
    • Making Sense of Interfacing
      by Margaret Deck Komives
    • Double Lives:
      Patsy Allen
      Nancy Guay
      Pat Kinsella
      by Joanne Mattera
    • Knitting-Machine Geometries:
      Short-row and Slip - ideal intarsia techniques
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Converting Images into Sweaters
      by Rachel MacHenry
    • Back Cover:
      Hooking wild Horses
      by Marguerite Zorach
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Hand-rolled hems
      by Tricia Klem
      Sweaters in the round without steeks
      by Carol Gordon
      Retrieving spilled beads
      by Letitia Harris
      Knitters need baggies!
      by Melissa Yoder
      How to splice yarn
      by Lois Albrecht
      Removing bloodstains
      by Mary Ann Hickey
      Machine-eased sleeve caps
      by Janet Earnhardt
      Buttons with bite
      by Cherie Owings
      Machine-stitched gift wrap
      by Emma Olmstead
      De-pilling Woolens
      by Beth Kabat
      Managing knitting patterns
      by Mrs. Robert Carlson
      Winding bobbins on the spinning wheel
      by Murial Waite
      Easy covered buttons
      by Amy T. Yanagi
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Skirts become culottes
      A: Rebecca Nebesar
      Q: Industrial sewing machines at home
      A: Claire Shaeffer
      Q: Custom-shaped sweaters
      A: Jean Dickinson
      Q: Stumpwork
      A: Sylvia Fishman
      Q: Enlarging patterns
      A: Colette Wolff
      Q: Washing cotton sweaters
      A: Laura Malis
      Q: Downproof cotton
      A: Mavra Simon
      Q: Building a loom
      A: Loom Construction by Hjert von Rosenstielm
    • NOTES:
      Quilting for world peace
      by Cathy Shufro
      Fashionable quilts
      by Colette Wolff
      To be not a brute, Rousseau made lace
      by L.R. Hedrick
      Ewe can't win this wrestling match
      by Patricia Byers
      Bit of rope turns cloth into dancer's costume
      by Leslie Grace
      International Textile Competition
      by Kyoto
      Lace and lectures
      by Betty Suter Feldman
      Quilt lovers take notice
      by American Quilter's Society Show
      Artwear '87
      by The Textile Council
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Comments:
      Letting Knitting Happen
      by Joyce Edwards
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 83
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  • FEATURES
    • Balenciaga, the Architect of Elegant Clothing
      by Harold Koda
    • Embroidery for the Goddess:
      Eastern European Women's Folklife
      by Mary B. Kelly
    • Shapely Curves
      by Janice Anthony
    • The Drafter, the Draper, the Flat Patternmaker
      by Rebecca Nebesar
    • The Greatest Sew on Earth:
      sewing circus costumes
      by Georgia M. Rogers
    • Shetland Lace
      by Alice Korach
    • Putting Knitted Pieces Together(tutorial)
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Piecing Cloth to Harness the Wind:
      Making Sails
      by Larry Montgomery
    • Weaving Table Linens
      by Barbara Smith Eychaner
    • Crochet Inspired by the Trees
      by Ellen Moon
    • So There Is a Use fr Fancy Machine Stitches
      by Elizabeth Lee Richter
    • Turkish Marbling on Cloth or Paper
      by Rhoda London
    • Back Cover:
      Beaded Fish
      by Christine Olsen Reis
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Magazine tip locator
      by Barbara Jean Moulder
      Marking quilt tops
      by Dawn Lesley Stewart
      How to wind yarn loosely
      by Dorothy Collins
      Threading a needle and pulling it through
      by Rene F. Joyce, Muriel Waits, Helen Thorkelsen
      Send along a yarn label
      by Elizabeth Mattfield
      Managing ribbon yarn
      by Avis Irey
      Attaching trims by Machine
      by Doris Gray
      Crocheted edgings on wovens
      by Elizabeth Meineke
      Ready-made waistband elastic
      by Jeanne Schimmel
      Homemade yarn bobbins
      by Gloria Albert
      Multipurpose bobbin thread
      by Anna Maria Balzarini
      Managing twisted knitting yarns
      by Debbie Ott
      Straining dyestuffs
      by Susan Doerr
      Buttons in half the time
      by Mary Applegate
      Correcting shifting necklines
      by Phyllis Rosen
      Quick spaghetti straps
      by Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Waistband elastic
      A: Grace Callaway
      Q: Repairing sun-damaged silk
      A: Cheryl Kolander
    • NOTES:
      When is art fashion, and fashion art?
      by Richard Martin
      These toes won't drown in tears of clown
      by Larry Montgomery
      "Interfacing" at craft museum
      by The American Craft Museum
      The one who dies with the most stuff wins!
      by Susan Guagliumi
      Lucky lessons from two grand women
      by Constance Dee
      Old shoes keeping honourable company
      by Valerie Clausen
      Millions of swatches at FIT
      by Alan Kennedy
      Spinning fleece for peace
      by Peter Hagerty
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • COMMENT:
      Night Stories
      by Virginia White
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 87
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  • FEATURES
    • Painted-Silk Clothing
      by Peggy Juve
    • Making a Panel Dress
      by Peggy Juve
    • Traditional Rug Hooking with a Twist
      by Janet Doub Erickson
    • Microchips in the Sewing Room
      Model Comparison Chart
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Sampler of Knit Edgings and Applied Trims
      by Deborah Newton
    • Ready for the Needle
      by David Page Coffin
    • Finger Weaving(tutorial)
      by Karen Coody Cooper
    • Layered Trapunto(tutorial)
      by Lois Morrison
    • Handsewing Stitches(tutorial)
      by Grace Callaway
    • Decorative Ribbon Work(tutorial)
      by Candace Kling
    • 20th Century Riccon Sculptress, Candace Kling
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Knitting Round on Straight Needles(tutorial)
      by Bee Borssuck
    • Japan's Masterful Embroideries:
      Fukusa
      by Lilo Markrich
    • Perfect Fit
      by Alice Allen
    • Back Cover:
      Candy's Sampler
      by Candace Kling
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • ERRATA:
      "Making Sense of Interfacing"
      No. 10, Apr/May 1987
      "Shetland Lace"
      No. 11, Jun/July 1987
    • TIPS:
      Quick elegant wraparounds
      by Carol Clivio
      Storing interfacing
      by Lynn Teichman
      Handknitting markers
      by Dorothy Bird
      Handy point turner
      by Edith Frankel
      Unsticking Needles
      by Martha F. Fee
      Simplifying knit pants patterns
      by Ann Schroedle
      Bread-tag thread snag
      by Shelley-Jo Noll
      No-nip seap ripper
      by Ruth Galpin
      Coping with elastic thread
      by Helen Ettinger
      Handling cross-stitch patterns, yarns
      by Josette Kilmer, Sue Fruth
      An easy hem
      by B. Randy Johnstone
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Tambour embroidery
      A: Janet Else
      Q: Knitting for petites
      A: Mary Smith
      Q: Monogramming machines
      A: Robbie Fanning
      Q: Buttonholes in boiled wool
      A: Mary W. Smith
      Q: Crocheted Socks
      A: Mary McGoveran
    • Notes:
      Rapt With Ribbons
      by Sandra Nager
      Half Magic, Half Fiber(dollmaking)
      by Nancy Parry
      Machine Knitters Meet in Seattle
      by Susan Guagliumi
      Spirit Exits Through Embroiderer's Hands
      by Katherine Colwell
      Surface Design Conference, Kansas City
      by Gerry Craig-Linenberger
      Postal Service Celebrates Lace
      by Mrs. Pamela Kirk
      New System for Getting an Ultra Fit
      by Betty Lassiter
      Thread City(Willimantic,CT), Home For New Museum
      by Janice Steinhagen
      Plastic Pattern Promises Perfect Fit
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Handing Down More Than Just a Quilt
      by Carolyn Hamilton
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 91
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  • FEATURES
    • The Hawaiian Quilt
      by Sue Ellen White-Hansen
    • A Cone of Aran Hats(tutorial)
      by Helen Oakley
    • Making Pockets(tutorial)
      by Linda Faiola
    • Diary of a Collection: Fall Line of Michael Kors
      by Joanne Mattera
    • Needle Lace
      by Eunice Kaiser
    • Contemporary Needle Lacers:
      Jean Goldberg, Wilcke Smith, Virginia Churchill Bath, Bucky King, Christina Larkin
    • A Knitting Odyssey
      by Linda Dyett
    • For the Best Wools, Spin Them Yourself
      by Stanley Bulbach
    • More than One Way to Shear a Sheep
      by Ron and Teresa Parker
    • Boiled Wool
      by Mary Smith
    • Felting Knit Mohair
      by Suzanne Mitchell
    • Making Fabric Flowers
      by Diane Ritch, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
    • Back Cover:
      She Likes to Do a Little Needlework
      by Esther Robertson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Floss-organizing system
      by Art Salemme
      Marking, sewing intricate shapes on knits
      by Frances Belcher
      Marking pens reborn
      by Tenley Alaimo
      Machine-knitting with no loose ends
      by Barbara Flett
      Starting and ending yarns
      by Charlene Rose
      Rotary rags for rugs
      by Carol Clivio
      Tailors' pressing tools
      by Stanley Hostek
      Getting a handle on sewing details
      by D. Self
      Signing your sweaters
      by Jane F. Jull
      Ribbing on single-pointed needles
      by Genevieve Smolik
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: To narrow and fagot
      A: Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen
      Q: Fabric grain
      A: Elizabeth A. Rhodes
      Q: Zippers in knits, perfect ribs
      A: Barbara Walker
    • NOTES:
      Quilt National on tour
      by The Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center
      Gadgets for machine knitters
      by Susan Guagliumi
      Aid to Artisans
      by Mally Cox-Chapman
      Fine art of collecting baskets
      by Sandra W. Bowers
      Precious fibers congress
      by Ruth-Claire Marcus
      What kind of wool is it?
      by Stanley Bulbach
      The fuzzy politics of wool
      by Ron Parker
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • COMMENT:
      Black Cats and green stitches
      by Constance Phillips
    • Index: Threads 7-12

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Page Count: 91
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  • FEATURES
    • Handknitting Gloves
      by Deborah Newton
    • Myth, Music, and Magic: Pilar Coover
      by Margot Blum Schevill
    • Stars, Diamonds, Tables, and Sunrise:
      Motifs, structures of woven coverlets
      by Lou Cabeen
    • A Passion for Elegance: Marian Clayden
      by Betsy Levine
    • Tailor's Logic:
      Custom-made suit tour
      by Stanley Hostek
    • Molas: Cuna Indian Fiber Art
      by Sharon La Pierre
    • Aran Knitting:
      Cable Patterns
      by Alice Starmore
    • Diagonal Cables(machine knit)
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Medallion Quilting
      by Kristin Miller
    • Playing with Darts
      by Deborah Abbott
    • Hooked on Texture:
      Unconventional punch-needle rugs
      by Gloria E. Crouse
    • Back Cover:
      Persian Legend in Silk
      16th-century Safavid Iran
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Washing greasy wool
      by Cyril Lieschke
      Preshrinking wool yardage
      by Elaine MacKay
      One-row stripes in flat knitting
      by Joy Beeson
      Easier button shanks
      by Julie Brady
      Invisible buttonholes
      by Alice Smock
      Knit buttonholes you won't mind seeing
      by Elizabeth Custer
      Wrestling foot petals to the mat
      by Thea Renaud
      Handy third hand
      by Marianne Kantor
      Marking quilt pieces
      by Barbara Gaugel
      Weaving with magnets
      by Mrs. Frank Chevalier
      Preventing shoulder-pad show-through
      by Elisheva Bush
      Quick spaghetti straps
      by Jean Good
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Restoring crocheted tablecloth
      A: Terry McCormick
      Q: Unraveling serged seams
      A: Gail Brown
      Q: Ultimate sweater pattern
      A: David Page Coffin
      Q: Reversible knitting
      A: Bee Borssuck
    • NOTES:
      Determination and innovation: a successful weaving mill
      by D'Ann Calhoun Fago
      Fashion and Surrealism
      by The Fashion Institute of Technology
      The Roots of Wearables
      by Clara Creager
      Tours of Thailand
      by Don Willcox
      Show your work in Denmark
      by Anne Vilsboll
      Workshop with needle artist Constance Howard
      by Kate Hearst
      Innerskins/Outerskins
      by San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum
      Lacemaking competition
      by The English Lace School
      The latest stuff in sewing
      by Independent Sewing Machine Dealers Assoc.
      The truth about American hooking
      by Jeanne H. Fallier
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • COMMENT:
      Christmas embroidery in Pakistan
      by Mary Garland
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #15: Feb/March 1988
Page Count: 91
Notes: Betsy Levine takes over as managing editor

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • How a Navajo Weaver Makes a Rug: Martha Yazzie
      by Karen Bussolini
    • Getting Collars Straight(tutorial)
      by Rebecca Nebesar
    • Rei Kawakubo: Fashion designer
      by David Page Coffin
    • Net Darning(lacis)
      by Lilo Markrich
    • Knitting a Perfect Rib(tutorial)
      by Montse Stanley
    • Work Spaces for Quilting:
      Bernice McCoy Stone
      Marinda Brown Stewart
      Roberta Horton
      by Mary Mashuta
    • Ikat for Knitters
      by Lydia Van Gelder
    • Understanding the Waistband
      by Margaret Deck Komives
    • Hexagonal-Yoke Sweaters
      by Mary R. McGoveran
    • Costuming for the Stage
      by Joanne Mattera
    • Hands on with the Wardrobe Supervisor
      by Pat Swope
    • Back Cover:
      Woven Gold
      by Arline Fisch
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Altering Pants
      by Rebecca Nebesar
      Facings instead of steeks
      by Gladys Shue
      Gathering net
      by Judith R. Shamp
      Basting leather or vinyl
      by Betty Sager
      A ribbing band knit along with a sweater
      by Jean Dickinson
      Patching ripped jeans
      by Pam Leland
      Perfect placement for knit buttonholes
      by Rev. Richard Rutt
      Brightening Doilies
      by Sharon Spradlin-Barrett
      Typing embroidery charts
      by Art Salemme
      Buttons that won't come off
      by Ann Estey
      Sewing with Ultrasuede and Facile
      by Alida Macor
      Thread nap again
      by Bee Borssuck
      Clothing care
      by Susan Herrmann
      Weaving with textured yarn
      by Lella Hamilton
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Stone-washed denim
      A: Donna DeSoto
      Q: On slipping stitches
      A: Hannah James
      Q: Homemade wool batting
      A: Charlie Collins
      Q: Good used sewing books
      A: Terry McCormick, David Page Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Traveling quilt collection
      by Kathleen Turner
      Young Americans
      by American Craft Council
      Asian import issues
      by Kathleen Rowley
      Mending and altering: An act of love
      by Rebecca Nebesar
      Chilean arpilleras
      by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin
      Navajo rugs: A changing aesthetic
      by Dr. Robert Hobbs
      The Fabric workshop
      by Kathleen McCann
      Memories of childhood
      by Textile Arts Gallery
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • COMMENT:
      Fashioning fashion: A modern apoligia
      by Ruth-Claire Marcus
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Knitting for Kids:
      Versatile Designs
      by Judith Eckhardt Greer
    • The Magic Raglan:
      Sweater pattern
      by Jean Dickinson
    • Couching for Conversation and Display
      by Geoffrey I. Brown
    • Making a Leather Bag
      by Donna de Soto
    • Born to Shock: Elsa Schiaparelli
      by Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
    • At the Lesage Embroidery Ateliers
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • Improving the Bottom Line:
      Improving hem finishes
      by Alice Allen
    • Knitting in the North Atlantic:
      Faeroe Islands Culture
      by Madelynn Fatelewitz
    • Faeroese Footlets Pattern/Sweater Graphs
      by Madelynn Fatelewitz
    • Making Your Own Sloper
      by Mary Galpin
    • Expert Advice on Fitting a Sloper
      by Linda Faiola
    • Custom-made Feather Rings:
      Quilting Design Tutorial
      by Marianne Fons
    • Going Into Business
      by David, Mary Lee Cole
    • Fabric Collage(cover)
      by Deidre Scherer
    • Back Cover:
      Art to Wear, 50 Years Ago
      by Elsa Schiaparelli
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Freezer paper for quilters
      by Pauline Brown
      Another decorative ribbing bind-off
      by Alice DeCamp
      Even joins in circular knitting
      by Barbara Rottman
      Thread Scraps
      by Caroline Wallace
      A Quick Bind-off
      by Lanette Scapillato
      Simac(iron) Care
      by Susan Guagliumi
      Weights for added warp threads
      by Edel J. Petersen
      Making tailor's tacks through pattern tissue
      by Mrs. Lee Pecora
      Bobbin Winder fills thread spools
      by Shirley Hastings
      Set-in sleeves without ease basting
      by Stephanie Tretick
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Lattice Smocking(braid, bow ties)
      A: Joan Craft
      Q: Nylon-reinforced yarn for socks
      A: Meg Swansen
    • NOTES:
      Manipulating color with light & a computer
      by Jan Jasper
      Down-Under Tapestry
      by Mrs. Buzz McCarthy
      Art and Science of Conservation: Geoffrey Brown
      by David Cole
      Show of Respect: The Names Project
      by Charles Talley
    • Calendar
    • Reviews: Fashion and Surrealism
    • Summer Schools
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      Confessions of a knitting addict
      by Elizabeth K. Braestrup
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 92
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  • FEATURES
    • Plaid Basics:
      Primer on symmetry and proportion
      by Grace Callaway
    • Designing with Plaid
      by Deborah Abbott
    • Plaid Sewing Tips
      by Margaret Islander
    • An Architect's Clothes:
      Form follows the folds
      by Deborah Desilets
    • Oddball Sweater:
      Flattering chevron stripes knit in the round
      by Ann Tudor
    • Short Rows:
      The Secret of Wrapping
      by Meg Swansen
    • Shopping for a Knitting Machine
      by Susanna E. Lewis
    • Designing Oriental Quilts
      by Judy P. Cloninger
    • Bridal Dressmaking
      by Janice Steinhagen
    • Crowning the Bride:
      Custom Millinery of Janine Gallimard
      by Margaret Bruzelius
    • Coiled Basketry:
      Pine Needles stitched with Raffia
      by Carol Hart
    • Knit to Fit
      by Mary Studeny
    • Story Blankets of the Hmong
      by Joan E. Ritchie
    • Back Cover:
      Mushrooms and Trees Grow On Knitting Needles
      by Jude Skeers
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      More about ribbings
      by Montse Stanley
      Alternative tubular cast-off for single rib
      by Betty J. Louie
      Tubular cast-off for double rib
      by Ed.
      One row flat-chain cast-off
      by Betty J. Louie
      Tubular cast-on for circular knitting
      by Betty Klahn
      Joining ribbing
      by Patricia Tongue Edraos
      Spray starch in the sewing room
      by Leslie McElderry
      Getting embroidery started
      by K.M. Laing
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Altering knit skirts
      A: Susan Guagliumi
      Q: Fitting jumpsuits
      A: Claire Shaeffer
      Q: Numbers on coned yarns
      A: Susan Guagliumi
      Q: Tambour-hook sources
      A: David Page Coffin
      Q: Sewing with fur
      Q: Care labels for handmade clothing
      Q: Hair-on cowhides
    • NOTES:
      Collecting bits of history: Buttons
      by Estelle Akamine
      Golden tapestries from Burma
      by Sara Drower
      Avant-garde of fiber
      by Elizabeth McClelland
      International textile competition
      by Yoskiko Wada
      Keeping educators informed
      by Janet Else
      Atelier in Aubusson
      by Gitta Morris
      Knotting and Netting
      by Nancy Neumann Press
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      Stretching to keep in shape
      by Jane Kruse
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Embroidery from Japan's Snow Country: Sashiko patterns
      by Hiroko Ogawa
    • Knitted-Lace Edgings: 9 patterns
      by Catherine Roberts
    • A Fitting Pair of Pants
      by Margaret Komives
    • How to Spot/Correct Pants-Fitting Problems
      by Jan Jasper
    • Historic Chic
      by Nancy O. Bryant
    • Shaker Rag Rugs
      by Cheryl Anderson
    • Shaker Rag Carpetbag(tutorial)
      by Cheryl Anderson
    • Intuitive Expressions in Stitchery: F. Jane Cameron
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Fashion Doesn't Stop at 40 Inches:
      Handknit designing
      by Deborah Newton
    • Quilting Strip by Strip
      by Judith Larzelere
    • Patch Pockets: Plain, Fancy, and False
      by Stanley Hostek
    • Colorful Crochet
      by Adriene Cruz
    • Back Cover:
      Great Stuff
      by Deborah Banyas
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Recycling T-shirts
      by Jennifer Johnston
      Perfect pattern "tissue"
      by Norma Sipowicz
      Interlibrary loan
      by Shari Adams
      Designer fabric swatches
      by Patricia C. Elkovitch
      Needle-pulling aids
      by Donna S. Merritt, Lynn Teichman
      Controlling hairpin lace
      by Eunice Kaiser
      Easy basket liners
      by Paula Emons-Fuessle
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Embroidery with ribbons
      A: David Page Coffin
      Q: Perfecting bias bindings
      A: Peggy Juve
      Q: Mail-order knitting machines
      A: Susan Guagliumi
    • NOTES:
      Needle Expression '88
      by McClean County Arts Center
      Florrie Stout's Faire Isle
      by Sharon K. Sneddon
      International tapestry at Lausanne
      by Virginia Davis
      Computer printing on fabric
      by Mary Anne Caplinger
      The quilt is art
      by Dorothy P. Zopf
      Splendor from Saudi Arabia
      by Piney Kesting
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • COMMENTS:
      Scuttle your shuttle and skip to m'Lou
      by Constance Phillips
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Stalking the Perfect Raincoat:
      survey of fabrics, patterns, details
      by David Page Coffin
    • Weatherproof Knitting
      by Cathy Collier Edmands
    • Practical Smocking
      by Elizabeth Mattfield
    • Smocking Techniques
      by Debbie Ott
    • Design for Needlepoint
      by Judith Gross
    • Upholstering a Needlepoint Chair
      by Walter Nance
    • Children's Tapestries in Egypt: Ramses Wissa Wassef
      by Irene Preston Miller
    • Designing with Cables
      by Kathy Brunner, Sue M. Parker
    • Spinning Flax
      by Carol Hillestad
    • Handmaking Leather Gloves(tutorial)
      by Jan Faulkner-Wagoner
    • Sewing with Knits
      by Jan Saunders
    • Ruffles from the Renaissance
      by Kathleen Ruoti
    • "Cut It Down the Middle and Send It to the Other Side": African-American quilts
      by Eli Leon
    • Back Cover:
      Learning to Weave
      by Ramses Wissa Wassef
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Serged collars
      by Robbin Koller
      Handknitting as even as machine knitting
      by Billie Gooding
      Ripping lockstitch
      by Marianne Kantor
      Instant spot deodorizer
      by Joan Morris
      Thread tension
      by Edith Frankel
      Pinning silk
      by Victoria Valdes-Dapena-Hiltebeitel
      Tubular bind-off technique, double rib
      by Betty J. Louie
      Tube Turner that works
      by Erica Baldwin
      Ripping stockinette stitch
      by Peg Boren
      Drying fleece and woolens
      by Debbie Benzer
      Chalk refills
      by Cynthia McGuirl
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Knitting to gauge revisited
      A: Dorothy Ratigan
      Q: Gautemalan fabrics and equestrian patterns
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Costume as cultural memory
      by Margot schevill
      The Loom of Penelope
      by Larry Hedrick
      Everything about quilts
      by Muriel Neale
      Researcher in a kit
      by Breakthrough Communications
      Dealing with Warp Tension
      by Janice Lessman-Moss
      Peace by piece
      by Meryl Ann Butler
      Erie Art Museum (basket)collection
      Curated by Jack Lenor Larsen
      Taking off on historic costumes
      by Arlene Handschuch
      Power from hat to shoes
      by Amy Yanagi
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • INDEX: Threads, 13-18
    • COMMENT:
      Dressing for sexes
      by Jo Paoletti
    • Supplies

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Issue #20: Dec/Jan 1989
Page Count: 90
Notes: This issue has an article by my most favorite soft toy designer, Carolyn Vosburg Hall!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Flat Patterns for Soft Sculpture(cover)
      by Carolyn Vosburg Hall
    • Drawing a Line with a Sewing Machine
      by Damaris Jackson
    • Designing a Wheel-Pattern Fair Isle Tammy
      by Alice Starmore
    • Adapting for Ability
      by Sharon Gilbert
    • Braiding a Classic American Rug
      by Kathy Kelso
    • Firm Beginnings and Happy Endings: improving technique for machine knitting
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • The Rainbow's the Limit
      by Linda Knutson
    • Safety Guidelines for Dyeing
      by Betsy Hasegawa, Ann Marie Patterson
    • The Garment Within the Garment: Underlinings
      by Elizabeth A. Rhodes
    • Fur Crazy
      by Terry McCormick
    • How to Play the Glass-Bead Game: Loom beading
      by Virginia Blakelock
    • Back Cover:
      Nothing But Thread
      by Susan Taber
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Matching plaids
      by Marguerite F. Connors
      Preserving pattern tissues
      by Tammy Baran
      Reinforcing Socks
      by Harriet N. Boker
      Weaving with pipe cleaners
      by Judy Fisher
      Topstitching close to corners
      by Mary A. Roehr
      Changing Serger Needles
      by Mary Jane McClelland
      Pesky iron cords
      by Sue Hodgson
      Reinforcing grafted shoulder joins
      by Dorothy Bird
      Alternative to tubular bind-off
      by Patricia Tongue Edraos
      Tambour hooks
      by Ellen J. Riggan
      Tie-dyeing with children
      by Marli F. Popple
      Fixing an embroidery mistake
      by K.M. Laing
      Securing smocking gathers
      by Roberta Crosby
      Felt buttons
      by Helen von Ammon
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Rolling textiles for storage
      A: Geoffrey I. Brown
      Q: Books on Fabric
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      All that glitters is metal thread
      by Sara Hamilton
      Coat of Many Uses
      by Kathleen C. Saxe
      Meeting over the click of needles
      by Judith Eckhardt Greer
      Hooked on trees
      by Mary Noonas
      Quilt for Jane
      by Hilary Richardson Bagnato
      Japanese folk textiles
      by Erica Weeder
      Painting together in harmony
      by Victoria, Dodd Valdés-Dapena-Hiltebeitel
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      Passion and doubt, a first affair with knitting
      by Elyse Buchbinder
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Reinventing the Sampler
      by Elly Smith
    • One Way to Do Counted-thread Embroidery
      by Elly Smith
    • Coming to Grips with the Slide Fastener(zippers)
      by Kathy Sandmann
    • Knit Landscapes from Leftovers
      by Carol LaBranche
    • Unraveling Luxury from a Humble Cocoon(silk)
      by Karen Selk
    • Crocheted Buttonholes(type chart)
      by Mary McGoveran
    • Getting into Leather
      by Arlene Handschuch
    • The Colorful Oasis: Beduins ground loom
      by Joy May Hilden
    • What Is This Thing Called Pleater?(cover)
      by Sarah Douglas
    • Designer Raglans
      by B. Borssuck
    • Toward Smaller Quilting Stitches
      by Ami Simms
    • A Dressmaker Extraordinaire: Madeleine Vionnet
      by Betty Kirke
    • Back Cover:
      A Little Bit of Whimsy
      by Judy Keen
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Tricot lamé in reverse applique
      by Merry Bean
      Ballpoint stitch remover
      by Carol MacPhail
      Salvaging damaged knits
      by Dianne Boate
      Dyeing related shades
      by Leslie English
      Avoiding the dog leg in circular knitting
      by Shelagh Smith
      Skirt slits that won't rip
      by Lee Pecora
      Trimming Sleeve and armhole seams
      by Jan Jasper
      Sewing-machine pin cushion
      by Mary Applegate
      Even guage with color knitting
      by Betsy Carpenter
      Darning Denim
      by Marie Dorok
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Knitting for a living
      A: Judith Greer
    • NOTES:
      Craft Center in the Pacific
      by Estelle Akamine
      Sad news for Aardvark fans
      by Robbie Fanning
      Paint and fabric
      by Patricia Malarcher
      MidAtlantic fiber conference
      by Carol Hillestad
      Artists wealthier by the dozen
      by Wendy Haskett
      Classes on couture
      by Amy Yanagi
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Mixed feelings about fashion
      by Jan Jasper
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Clothing Connections
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • Knit Counterpanes
      by Mary Walker Phillips
    • Realizing a Dream: Sheep farming
      by Ursula Schramm
    • From the Workshops of Sultan Süleyman
      by Virginia Churchill Bath
    • Techniques of a Woman's Tailor
      by Katherine Davis
    • Rediscovering the Faggoting Stitch
      by Kitty Benton
    • The Uncommon Closure(frogs)
      by Lois Ericson
    • Getting a Perfect Warp on Your Loom
      by Peggy Osterkamp
    • Textured Knitting on Circular Needles
      by Marilyn Moss
    • Taming the Beast: Knitting machines
      by Judith Duffey
    • Back Cover:
      Short-Row a Sheep on the Knitting Machine
      by Judith Duffey
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Craft and art
      by Visual Arts Museum
      Family history in a quilt
      by Stefania Calabi
      Mushroom dyeing in Mendocino
      by Miriam C. Rice
      If you missed the fungi symposium
      by Alice Korach
      Needlework at Ellis Island
      by Sylvia Fishman
      Weaving with metal
      by Evan Riter
      American Quilt Study Group
      by Laurel Horton
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Large scale machine applique
      A: Barbara Smith
      Q: Petit point rug supplies
      A: Beverly Dieringer
      Q: "Jane Austin" fabrics
      A: David Page Coffin
    • TIPS:
      Concealing thread ends
      by Edith Frankel
      Spice-Jar Caps
      by Nancy Lynn Wilson
      Perfect lapped zippers
      by Charlotte Andrews
      Spool Winder
      by Eve and Amy Eagan
      Timesaving tricks for pressing
      by Susan Herrmann
      Reclaiming weaving bobbins
      by Donna Carlson
      Stay-on booties
      by Christine Bourquin
      Pleater alternative
      by Ellen J. Riggan
      Serger tails
      by Rita Jacobson
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Summer Schools
    • COMMENTS:
      The velvet quilt
      by Ruth Claire Marcus
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • The Comfortable Side of Couture:
      Coco Chanel techniques
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • No-Sew Set-in Sleeves:
      drop-shoulder sweater
      by Jean Baker White
    • Alphabet Applique
      by Marianne Fons
    • Easy Heirlooms:
      Needlepoint rugs
      by Beverly Dieringer
    • Unraveling the Myths of Shetland Lace
      by Alice Starmore
    • Shetland Lace Pattern Workshop
      by Alice Starmore
    • Enchanted Stitchery
      by Helen Rumpel
    • On the Surface
      by Kathleen Coyle
    • Ins and Outs of Weaving Silk for Clothing
      by Karen Selk
    • A New Fit from the Old World:
      European look
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Sewing for Stretch:
      handling spandex
      by Arlene Haislip
    • Do-It-Yourself Spandex?
      by David Page Coffin
    • Caricatures in Felt:
      Handmade puppets
      by Lynn Stracka Schuster
    • Back Cover:
      Noah's Ark
      by Geraldine Brock
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Attaching bias trim to sleeve edges
      by Martha McKeon
      No-purl corrugated rib
      by Alice DeCamp
      Spinning-wheel drive band
      by Helen von Ammon
      Handmade crochet hooks
      by Mary McGoveran
      Isometric orthographic paper for quilters
      by Art Salemme
      Preshrinking seam tape
      by Jan Jasper
      Knitting sleeves from the top down
      by Barbara Bononno
      Pinning with tape
      by Marli Popple
      Free graph paper
      by Dianne Boate
      Hand-felting tools
      by Charlotte stafford
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Gathering Difficulties
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: Doll patterns and fabrics
      A: David Page Coffin
      Q: Discontinued sewing patterns
      A: Jan Jasper
    • NOTES:
      Tailoring for a bullfighter
      by Sara Drower
      Rare double-wall baskets
      by Carol Hart
      A continuous loop: origins of crochet
      by Karey Solomon
      Black Fashion Museum
      by Lisa Shepard
      A loom and independence
      by Nancy Lynn Wilson
      Hats and Headgear
      by Kandy Hawley
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • COMMENTS:
      Weaving for a wedding
      by Jan Johnson
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Bead Knitting Madness(tutorial)
      by Alice Korach
    • Knitting from Sewing Patterns
      by Pat Morse
    • Bodybuilding for a Better Fit:
      Styrofoam mannequins
      by Veréna Gelfand
    • Home Sewer's Moment of Truth
      by David Page Coffin
    • Banishing Needlepoint Bias
      by Rosalie Hamer
    • Clothes for Quilters
      by Ann Williamson Hyman
    • Shaker Poplar Cloth
      by Cheryl Anderson
    • Knitting with Furs and Feathers
      by Helen von Ammon
    • Perfecting the Lapel
      by Margaret Komives
    • Buckskin Dresses(Southern Plains Indians)
      by Donna Steinberg
    • Hanging Flat Textiles
      by Geoffrey I. Brown
    • Creative Rug Hooking
      by Mary Sheppard Burton
    • Back Cover:
      Take a Closer Look
      by Mary Ellen Sinclair
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Recycling denim
      by Lillian Johnson
      Tapered ribbing
      by Patricia Tongue Edraos
      Following a difficult pattern
      by Lynn Teichman
      Marking a whole-cloth quilt
      by Pauline Brown
      Glove needles
      by Susan A. Lupton
      Soap marking
      by Jan Jasper
      No-waste plying
      by Ursula Schramm
      Machine-washable permanent shoulder pads
      by Elizabeth Lee Richter
      Toward a tidy sewing room
      by Shirley Hastings
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Invisible reweaving
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Specialty patterns
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      International Textile Design Contest
      by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
      Quilting the world together
      by Virginia Avery
      New High-tech center at FIT
      by Jan Jasper
      Textile and costume museum in Barcelona
      by Montse Stanley
      Sharing skills with kids
      by Debbie Ott
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Shows
    • COMMENT:
      Illusions with thread
      by Mary Ellen Sinclair
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Slipping Under Cover:
      recovering old chairs
      by Donna de Soto
    • Class All the Way:
      Norman Norell's ready-made garments
      by Mary C. Elliott
    • Hat Magic(knit)
      by Norma Ellman
    • Inviting Vessels(raffia,paper)
      by Lissa Hunter
    • Seminole Patchwork Deciphered
      by Ginny Yund
    • Make a Wooly, Warm Coat(knit)
      by Meg Swansen
    • Hot Time in Houston:
      Fairfield Fashion Show
      by Virginia Avery
    • Jacket That Really Gets Around:
      Patagonia's fleece-lined top
      by Rochelle Harper
    • Bringing Polyester to the Wilderness
      by Scott Landis
    • Ultimate Embroidery Teacher:
      Chile's Carmen Orrego-Salas
      by Lilo Markrich
    • Custom Patternmaking
      by Rosemary Ingham
    • Back Cover:
      What to Do with 20,000 Rubber Bands
      by Carolee L. Rand
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Uses for counterpane squares
      by Sandy Termp
      Using multisize patterns
      by Shirley Zak
      Ribbon Stitch holder
      by Ann Miller
      Fixing punch-card errors
      by Hannelore Ring
      Cutting fabric ribbing
      by Charlene Pierce
      Testing "dry clean" fabric for washability
      by Susan Herrmann
      Cleaning Sewing Machines
      by Ellen J. Riggan
      Stringing Beads
      by Claude English
      Pressing for better piecing
      by Stephanie Santmyers
      Thread organizer
      by Adeline D. Farmer
      Easier threading for weavers
      by Peggy Osterkamp
      Sewing sharp points
      by Ilya Sandra Perlingieri
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Rotary cutter woes
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Wither inkle loom info
      A: Alice Korach
      Q: Where are these basic notions?
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Shadow embroidery - who knows?
      A: Julia Golson
    • NOTES:
      Costume and textiles at RISD
      by Susan Anderson Hay
      Dolls at the Wenham Museum
      by Diane D. Buck
      Contemporary quilts in Atlanta
      by Great American Gallery
      One-stop fabric reference
      by Claire Shaeffer
      Couture-sewing videos
      by David Page coffin
      Burda magazine goes English
      by Amy T. Yanagi
      Appalachian string quilts
      by Nancy Willingham
      World's largest needlwork guild
      by Marie Wilson
      Mayan Weaving cooperative
      by Sarah L. Pattee
    • Shows:
      fashion contrasts in Paris and Vienna
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Videos
    • Index: 19-24
    • HUMOR:
      The good, the bad, the ugly
      by Anne Lehmann
    • Supplies

YEAR 1990: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Koos, the Master of Collage
      by David Page Coffin
    • Making a Koos
      by Diane Hendry
    • Copy the Clothes You Love
      by Jann Jasper
    • Quilts Celebrate the Human Spirit
      by Norma Bradley Allen
    • Swedish Two-strand Knitting
      by Linda D.Y. Sokalski
    • Swedish Mitten Pattern
      by Linda D.Y. Sokalski
    • A Knotted Thread: Bead stringing
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Smocking Meets the Flat Pattern
      by Sarah Douglas
    • A Warm Quilt in a Weekend
      by Amy Tsuki Yanagi
    • Beating the Buttonhole Blues
      by Robbie Ranning
    • Knit One, Sew One:
      Combining wovens and knits
      by Deborah Abbott
    • Finishing Combined Wovens and Knits
      by Julie Cherry
    • Hand-Painted Charts
      by Lilo Markrich
    • Knit Flowers:
      Converting needlework graphs to knitter's grid
      by Mary Rowe
    • Back Cover:
      All Her Buttons
      by Frieda Warther
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Mending Sewing patterns
      by Frankie Leverett
      Picking up knitting on fabric
      by Ilse Altherr
      Partial lining for handmade camisoles
      by Dianne Boate
      No-residue fabric marking
      by Susanna Prentiss
      Crochet counting aids
      by Nancy Kelly
      Rags for rag rugs
      by Kathleen L. Kelm
      Multifabric designing
      by Jean Margolis
      Winding yarn into a center-pull ball
      by Cathy Collier
      Eleventh finger
      by Diane Schultz
      Salvaging thread for topstitching repairs
      by Marianne Kantor
      Machine sewing on knitting
      by Susan Terry
      Decreasing for sleeve cuffs
      by Jean Baker White
      Interfacing sheer fabrics
      by Edith Frankel
      Isolation lace
      by Ellen J. Riggan
      Another sewing-machine pincushion
      by Phillida B. Mirk
      Cone holders for knitters
      by Joan Debolt
      No-wax thread waxing
      by Martha McKeon
      Flattening thick seams
      by D. Self
      Sewing on snaps
      by Lee Pecora
      Cutting weights
      by Thea Renaud
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Is it wool?
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Is it sport-weight?
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Zigzag and buttonhole attachments
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      9,000-year-old textiles
      by Veréna F. Gelfand
      Clothing from the North Pacific
      by Valérie Chaussonnet
      Calendar Sampler
      by Mary Antrim
      Knitting camp in Sweden
      by Linda Sokalski
      A quilter's fabric
      by David Page Coffin
      Advances on fray
      by David Page Coffin
      R. Brown Textiles
      by Susan Guagliumi
      Pants you can fit
      by Amy T. Yanagi
      Call for Workshops
      by Threads
      Made in the USA
      by Patricia Malarcher
      Pitcairn quilting party
      by Rozemaryn van der Horst
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Shows
    • HUMOR:
      Passion at loose ends
      by Laura Wallins
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Techniques and Tips from Dior's Ready-to-Wear
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Fiber Jewelry
      by Susan P. Beaudry, Helen Banes
    • Cardigan Borders(knit)
      by Pam Allen
    • Custom Neckties
      by David Page Coffin
    • Handweaving Neckties
      by Kathy James
    • Horizontal Cables(machine-knit)
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Heirloom Sewing
      by Carol Neumann
    • Quilt Geometry:
      Puzzle Quilts
      by Rebecca Speakes, Diane Fitzgerald
    • Comfortable Pair of Pants
      by Rebecca Nebesar
    • Adding a Gusset to a Pants Pattern
      by Rebecca Nebesar
    • Clothing for Arctic Survival
      by Betty Issenman
    • Contemporary Inuit Sewing
      by Amy Yanagi
    • Pattern-Printing Primer:
      Rubber-stamping on fabric
      by Carol Voulkos
    • Colorful Tvaändsstickning(knit)
      by Linda D.Y. Sokalski
    • Knitting Swedish Socks
      by Linda D.Y. Sokalski
    • Back Cover:
      Wearable tapestry
      by Helen Banes
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Ribbon roses
      by Ellen Oshetsky
      Matching buttons
      by Jeannie K. McCormic
      Drawing knitting-machine patterns
      by Mary Louise Vidas
      Sewing with cone thread
      by Lois Carroll
      No-slip foot controls
      by Marie Van Bockern
      Matching pants hems
      by Mrs. Leo Koellner
      Making perfect borders for rugs and quilts
      by Jean Baker White
      Knitter's gadget organizer
      by Pamela Staveley
      Hemming ruffles
      by Marianna Krajewska
      Knitting the first row
      by Jean Lucas
      Using the waste yarn
      by Audrey Krier
      Preserving old patterns
      by Barbara Burnett
      Stitch markers for knitting
      by Jean Scheffler
      Set-in sleeves
      by Dorothy Richards
      Restoring pearl buttons
      by Pearl Koning
      Quilter's weights
      by Barbara Smith
      Making a cord guide
      by Elizabeth Lee Richter
      Figuring yarn requirements
      by Bea Stone
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Koos, tell more!
      A: Diane Hendry
      Q: Dyeing to match
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Pleating plain fabric
      A: Jann Jasper
      Q: Differential feed
      A: Robbie Fanning
    • NOTES:
      Conventions for costumers
      by Ethel Smith
      Tapestry Gala
      by Sharon Marcus
      American quilting in France
      by Lys Ann Shore
      A tough little sewing machine: Thompson Mini Brute
      by David Page Coffin
      In the shadow of Worth
      by unknown
      The New Look Forward
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
      Finally- a textile society
      by Virginia Davis
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Shows
    • HUMOR:
      Chair caning
      by Carol Hillestad
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Couture Pillows
      by Roberta C. Carr
    • The No-Wrap Sarong
      by Amy T. Yanagi
    • Impressionistic Knitting
      by Arlene Mintzer
    • Big Prints, Little Pieces
      by Susan Sawyer
    • Strip-Piecing the "Trip Around the World" Quilt
      by Susan Sawyer
    • One-Color Picture Knitting
      by Kathleen Warnick
    • Rag Fashion
      by Trudie Roberts
    • Sleeve Finesse
      by Jann Jasper
    • Memories of Home:
      Pueblo Life
      by charmaine Bradley
    • Who Needs Calvin Klein?(how to)
      by Jerry sider
    • A Jeans Draft for Men
      by Jerry Sider
    • Left-handed Knitting
      by Robin Ireland
    • Welcoming the Blues:
      guide to beating competition
      by Virginia Hamilton
    • Sophisticated Stenciling
      by Diane Ericson
    • Back Cover:
      Kaleidoscope of color
      by Carter Smith
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Pin-tucking with a buttonhole foot
      by Elizabeth Lee Richter
      Cleaning up thread snips
      by Jann Jasper
      Improving the SSK(knit)
      by E. Dee Barrington
      Decorator balloon valances
      by Martha McKeon
      Keep it clean
      by Nancy Kelly
      Making designer labels
      by Mary Louise Vidas
      Drop-shoulder sleeve seams
      by Karen Hoyle
      Storing patterns
      by Solange Hawkins
      Perfect hexagons for quilters
      by Mary Alice Hanson
      Long seam roll
      by Mrs. T. VanderMolen
      Correcting punchcard errors
      by Hannelore Ring
      Easy serger threading
      by Shirley A. Nooyen
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: For your necktie needs
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Country-and-western patterns
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Button backs and rhinestones
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Quilting by Beene
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Victorian macrame
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Where's that bias tape maker?
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Mothproofing with Mothproof EU
      A: Eileen Summerville
    • NOTES:
      Retrospective for a fiber artist: Lenore Tawney
      by Kathleen Nugent Mangan
      Ante-bellum textiles
      by Huntsville Museum of Art
      Luminous miniature textiles
      by Patricia malarcher
      Quilting together or apart
      by Delaware County Historical Association
      When fabric was fashion
      by Cleveland Museum of Art
      Embroidery: Saudi Arabian-style
      by Piney Kesting
      Reports from Robbie Fanning
      Knitting for the Marines
      by Jeanne C. Wilkerson
      Raise cocoons, not cocaine
      by Kerry Evans
      Out West with the Costume Society of America
      by Amy Yanagi
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      Creativity before dawn
      by Frances Greenbaum
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Sewing Workout:
      Constructing stretchy activewear
      by Ellen Gienger
    • Commercial Patterns
      by Amy T. Yanagi
    • Catalan Knit Lace:
      German doily patterns in Spanish hands
      by Montse Stanley
    • Knit a handkerchief with Miniature Leaf Edging
      by Montse Stanley
    • Machine-knit Intarsia
      by Charlotte Brock
    • Zandra Rhodes' Couture
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Memories in Miniature
      by Rosita Johanson
    • More Miniature Miracles
      by David Page Coffin
    • The Embellished Vest
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Of Fractals, and Pixels, and Rotating Quilt Blocks
      by Lynne Heller
    • Pattern Grading:
      Off-the-chart sizes
      by Nancy Bryant
    • Sensorama Sweaters
      by Wendy Keele
    • Luxurious Lace
      by Connie Long
    • Back Cover:
      Barbie in Knitland
      by Barbara G. Walker
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Tracing and marking Burda patterns
      by Charlene Pawluck
      Storing your yarn collection
      by Susan Redlich
      Using cross-stitch charts
      by Rene Simpson
      Stopping mid-row
      by Gail Dunleavy
      Edging lingerie
      by Elizabeth Rydman
      Warp separator
      by Helen Boynton
      Altering patterns
      by Barbara Burnett
      Self-indexing
      by Marydee Sklar
      Pressing a fold
      by Martha Fee
      Cables in the round
      by Josette M. Kilmer
      Know your needle
      by Mary M. Quaider
      Setting in sleeves
      by Eleanor L. Shields
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Industrial dress forms
      A: Jann Jasper
      Q: Grids by Computer
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Cashmere Arans
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Non-traditional tapesty
      by Bob Freimark
      Knitter goes to Convergence
      by Cecilia Straney
      Textile design exhibit
      by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
      Custom Clothing Guild
      by Catherine Stephenson
      Paperclip dress
      by Kendra Allen
      Antique Purse collection
      by Molly Klupfell
      Studio quilts in Berlin
      by Judith Larzelere
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      To knit or not to knit
      by Maureen Musker
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Inside an Armani Jacket
      by Ann Hyde
    • At Play in the Land of Color(knit)
      by Dorothy Bird
    • Creating the Look of the Past:
      Techniques of theater costumers
      by Nancy Brennan
    • A Thousand Points of Light(beading a garment)
      by Jeanne Leffingwell
    • Making Great Strides(skirt pleats)
      by Linda Faiola
    • A Better Zipper for a Vent or Pleat
      by Linda Faiola
    • Knitting Traditions
      by Beth Brown-Reinset
    • Hand-felted Jackets For Kids
      by Anne Einset Vickrey
    • A Balancing Act(knit)
      by Alice Korach
    • A Nine-color Fair Isle
      Aran Cardigan with Fibonacci Panels
      by Alice Korach
    • Chinese Tiger Magic(stitched symbols)
      by Jean Deval
    • Facing Finesse:
      Couture waistbands
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Amish Quiet, Amish Quilt
      The Nine-Patch
      by Sue Bender
    • Making a Nine Patch
      by Sondra Kennedy
    • Back Cover:
      Luminous layers of fabrics
      by Amanda Richardson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Crystal pleats
      by Christina T. Paul
      Computer-made labels
      by Shirley Zak
      Enlarging embroidery fabric
      by Emmy Storholm
      Teaching Beginning Knitters
      by Ellen Shaffer
      Keeping tabs on your yarn collection
      by Marion Poller
      Making fabric cords
      by Heather L. Taylor
      A stretchy straight stitch
      by Ruth J. Falls
      Easy belt loops
      by Charlotte Pierce
      Applique patterns
      by Deborah Elliott
      Binding in a set-in sleeve
      by Laura Jones
      Adapting shirt pattern for nursing
      by Janet B. Croft
      Invisible thread
      by Shirley Hastings
      Fine-tuning pocket placement
      by D. Self
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Why do things pill?
      A: Erica Lynne
      Q: Sailor's macrame cord
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Unshrinking sweaters
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Rug Conference in Vienna
      by Alan Kennedy
      Sewing shows in Canada
      by Verena Gelfand
      Books on alterations
      by Mary Galpin Barnes
      Quilt San Diego 1990
      by Amy t. Yanagi
      Stocking display at Wadsworth Atheneum
      by unknown
      Ed Rossbach reviewed
      by Noriko Fuku
      Sewing with the 4-H
      by Amy T. Yanagi
      Student machine knitting contest
      by Julia Walsh
      Machine for sample knitters
      by Carolyn Dadisman
      Copyright infringement?
      by Rob Wilson
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Shows
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Impossible takes just a little bit longer
      by Geraldine Levy
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 114
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  • FEATURES
    • Designed for Living, Not for Fashion:
      Bonnie Cashin's '60's sportwear style
      by Mary Elliot
    • Binding with leather, real or fake
      by Mary Elliott
    • Fabric Puzzles(quilting)
      by Ellen Oppenheimer
    • Socks, Socks, Socks(knit Fair Isles)
      by Peg Richard
    • Socks that Fit
      by Alice Korach
    • The Pleasures of Pleats
      by Jann Jasper
    • Belts, Bands, Jewelry
      by Linda Malan
    • Smarter than the Average Sweater
      by Nancy Marchant
    • Sewing with the Great Pretenders(fake furs)
      by Donna Salyers
    • Tracking Fake Furs, Natural and Synthetic
      by David Page Coffin
    • Painting Fabrics with Air(airbrushing)
      by Mary Anne Caplinger
    • Knitting for Barbie
      by Barbara G. Walker
    • Basic Raglan-style Doll Dress(knit,Barbie)
      by Barbara G. Walker
    • Beyond Ducks and Bunnies(machine embroidery, Pfaff 1473-CD)
      by David Page Coffin
    • Introducing Half-scale Mannequins
      by Roberta Carr
    • Back Cover:
      Like the wings of a butterfly
      by Judith Larzelere
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TIPS:
      Jeans apron
      by Barbara Burnett
      Yarn control
      by Carol Carvalho
      Preventing Wrinkles in transit
      by Ginny Groat
      Using Fray Check
      by Carol Stoner
      Binding covered cording
      by Lucille Rewick
      Knitting two pieces at once
      by Ann Ingraham
      Seamless piping
      by Frankie Leverett
      Magnetized screwdrivers
      by Barbara Worden
      Fluffier handspun yarn
      by Roseann Charlton
      Sewing with fake fur
      by Helen Hochanadel
      Sewing gathers
      by Martha Kelly
      Accent pillows
      by Martha McKeon
      Keeping the first rounds untwisted
      by Louise Owens
      Mark removal for quilters and embroiderers
      by Sharon Spradlin-Barrett
      Tying onto the front apron
      by Peggy Osterkamp
      Opening buttonholes
      by Pearl Koning
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Missing grid paper
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Desperately seeking cotton
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Russian Batik artists
      by Mary B. Kelly
      Smockers convene Down Under
      by Judith Brandau
      Ibaraki International Paper Conference
      by Kathleen Rowley
      Designing knits on your home computer
      by Mary Rowe
      Knitting/Stitching in England
      by Lilo Markrich
      The art of making shoes
      by Valerie Clausen
      Quilting traditions
      by History Museum, NY
      American Sewing Guild
      by Mariann Triece
      Rug hooking in Vermont
      by Connie Fitz
      Tibet Gang Gyen Carpet Factory
      by Kurt Thorson
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HEIRLOOMS:
      Confessions of an addict
      by Susan Klindienst Fogel
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 106
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  • FEATURES
    • Clothes to Live In
      by Jeanne Engelhart
    • Sweater for the Ritz
      by Eileen Summerville
    • Classic Kimono
      by John Marshall
    • Against the Grain:
      Couture lapels
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Sunprinting for Quiltmakers
      by Carol Adleman
    • Photographs to Fabric
      by Tafi Brown
    • Dazzling Spheres:
      Itomari
      by Anna Diamond
    • Fabulous Welt Pockets
      by David Page Coffin
    • Perfecting the Welt
      by Shermane Fouché
    • Fur Handwarmers
      by Robin Mayo
    • Sewing Cashmere
      by Kerdene DePriest
    • Why Stitches Skip and Fabric Puckers
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Charting Lace(knit)
      by Alice Starmore
    • Czechoslovakian Folk Aprons
      by Helene Baine Cincebox
    • Stitching an Apron
      by Elizabeth Borovicka Capozzi
    • Back Cover:
      All grown up and still having fun...
      by Salley Mavor
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      French Seam
      Blindstitch
      Inside the lapel facing
      Point presser
      Miter grosgrain
      KNITTING:
      Kitchner stitch/grafting
      yarnover
      Slipstitch crochet
      Double decrease
    • TIPS:
      Knitted dolls
      by Amanda Smith
      Securing fusible interfacing
      by Patricia Clements
      Fitting ease
      by Chana Bier
      Non-skid rug backing
      by Carol French Bloom
      Sew a patchwork sweater
      by Eva Braswell
      Speeding your quilting
      by Louise Owens
      Mirror-imaging an embroidery chart
      by Ann M. Prochowicz
      Counting stitches
      by Josette Kilmer
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Comfortable waistbands
      A: Dee Dumont
      Q: How do you knit a dinosaur?
      A: Wendy Keele
      Q: Cutwork supplies
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Sewing machine review
      by Robbie Fanning
      Cambodian silk weaver
      by Janice G. Rosenthal
      In memoriam(Walter Schutz): 1900-1990
      by Judith T. Yamamoto
      The Textile Arts Center
      by Gillion Skellenger
      1930s Chic
      by unknown
      Rare quilts depicting human figures
      by Museum of Art
      The real Shaker sweater
      by Jean M. Burks
      Avant garde textile art for traditional quilters
      by Judith Duffey
      Volunteers teach children(knitting)
      by Hand Knitting Association
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Shows: Designed to Wear 1990
    • Readers' Showcase
    • INDEX: 25-32
    • HUMOR:
      Sample day
      by Lucia Karge
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 102
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  • FEATURES
    • Designing with Spring/Summer Yarns
      by Deborah Newton
    • Sleeveless Ribbon Shell Pattern
      by Deborah Newton
    • Scarf Play
      by Amy T. Yanagi
    • Pattern Alterations Made Easy
      by Nancy Zieman, Robbie Fanning
    • Fine-Tuning with Pivot and Slide
      by Nancy Zieman
    • Quilting Makes the Quilt
      by Marianne Fons
    • Making a Kilt
      by Ann Stewart
    • The Kilt Skirt
      by Ann Stewart
    • 1600 Years of Practice
      by Shay Pendray
    • Buttoning Up
      by Linda Faiola
    • A Shaped Edge
      by Linda Faiola
    • The Colorist's Cookbook
      by Nina Holland
    • Making a Floorcloth
      by Nina Holland
    • Fully Fashioned Comfort
      by Montse Stanley
    • A Machine Knitter Looks at Verdu
      by Karen Morris
    • Back Cover:
      Intimate woven textile impressions
      by Lia Cook
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Fellstitches
      Reproducing patterns
      KNITTING:
      EMBROIDERY:
    • TIPS:
      Making Dorset Buttons
      by Lesley Conroy
      Square-heeled, ribbed socks
      by Dubbo
      Lengthening patterns
      by Carol Stoner
      Reinforcing buttons on silk
      by Barbara Nachtigall
      Cut-to-length sewing weights
      by Marcie Duston
      Way to keep track of your knitting pattern
      by Mary Haverlandt
      Seam ripper
      by Susan Herrmann
      Thrift shop yarn
      by Helen von Ammon
      Vest Armholes
      by Mary Louise Kobe
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sleeves that bind
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: Big on top, small on the bottom
      A: Dee DuMont
      Q: Narrow back, full bust
      A: Dee DuMont
      Q: Drafting pants for a perfect fit
      A: Misty Potter
      Q: Organizing your magazine collection
      A: Jann Jasper
      Q: Adding a lining
      A: Linda Wakefield
    • NOTES:
      Caribbean Festival Arts
      by John W. Nunley
      Amish quilts in San Francisco
      by Julie Silber
      Wonderful things at the Textile Museum
      by unknown
      Beaders take note
      by Center for the Study of Beadwork
      Armani at FIT
      by Richard Martin
      Crazy Quilters conference
      by Kathryn Smith
      Review of the New Home 7500
      by Robbie Fanning
      Wearable Art Competition
      by Alice Busse
      The French Knot King
      by Gregory Graham Robert Wilson
      Knitting and Crochet Guild
      by Mrs. M. Zannini
      The Eyelet Dress
      by Janice Cole Gibson
      Problems and rewards of reviving native crafts
      by Carmen Orrego-Salas
    • Calendar
    • Shows
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      The woman who sews explains why she is wearing dirty sneakers
      by Maggie Meier
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Glamour for the Nineties
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Techniques from the Workroom
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Narrowing a Sleeve
      by Margaret Komives
    • Norwegian Sweaters(knit)
      by Nancy Carney
    • Figure Flattery
      by Jan Larkey
    • Lace at the Window
      by Mary Galpin Barnes
    • Pressing Matters:
      getting wool into shape
      by Katherine Davis
    • Basic Pressing Equipment
      by Katherine Davis
    • Something Old, Something New:
      Restoring vintage wedding dress
      by Frances Grimble
    • Quilted clothing
      by Mary Mashuta
    • Stimulating Stripes
      by Mary Mashuta
    • Machine Embroidery by the Yard
      by Susan Rock
    • Brand New Antique Purses
      by Jeanne Shapiro
    • Dior Roses
      by Roberta Carr
    • An Architecture for Knitting
      by Sue Black
    • Back Cover:
      Shadow and Light with Wax and Dye
      by Arnelle A. Dow
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Blind tucks
      Tailor basting
      Slipstitch
      Shortening pattern
      Trucing
      KNITTING:
      Grafting/Kitchener stitch
      EMBROIDERY:
      Back stitch/Stem stitch
      Couching
      French knots
      CROCHET:
      Filet crochet
    • TIPS:
      Two-handed two-color knitting
      by Sandy Terp
      Document your work
      by Karen McCormic
      Slipped stitch bind-off
      by Leslie Calaway
      Padding up a dress form
      by marlene Vincent
      Trouble-free serger threading
      by Effie Johnson
      Crisper quilting
      by Jill Cary
      matching plaids in sleeves
      by Mary hardenbrook
      Drafting supplies for sewers
      by Barbara Nachtigall
      Low-cost, durable yarn bobbins
      by Carol Hiebert
      An easy cutting table
      by Eva Braswell
      Picking up neckline stitches
      by Freda Jarjouru
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Heavy Thighs
      A: Dee DuMont
      Q: Pants for pear-shaped body
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: Storing fibers
      A: Elleen Summerville
      Q: Washing Cashmere
      A: Mary Elliott
      Q: School for shoemakers
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Tiny latch hooks
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Wondrous spiders
      by Jacqueline Palmer
      Interfacings for fine fabrics
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
      Perfect excuses for going to Australia
      by Powerhouse Museum
      Two strong guilds(knit)
      by Suzann Thompson
      Quilts on permanent display
      by The DAR Museum
      Textiles and popular culture
      by South Carolina State Museum
      The magic craft to the magic kingdom
      by Joan D. McIntyre
      Everybody loves some button, somewhere
      by Cathie Simpson
      Teaching English with needle arts
      by Marilyn Cooper
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      The knitting muse
      by Cynthia Guggemos
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Issey Miyake, Designer for the Millenium
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Make Your Own High-Fashion Fabric
      by Patricia Emerick
    • Making Paper Patterns Fit Non-Paper Persons
      by Dee DuMont
    • Knit Paintings
      by Yoshimi Kihara
    • Shaded Zigzag jacket
      by Yoshimi Kihara
    • New Classic Shirt
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Looking for Basic Sewing Machine
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Basic Sewing Machine Checklist
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Buying a used Sewing Machine
      by Ralph Grimble
    • Dots and Dashes:
      Quilting experiments in the art of stippling
      by John Flynn
    • Ultra-luxe, Ultra-simple
      by Karen Morris
    • Greek Key Three-Quarter-Sleeve Pullover
      by Karen Morris
    • A Passion for Detail:
      Recreating grand Victorian fashion on a small scale
      by Emilliene Duncan
    • Seond Time Around
      by Mary Smith
    • An Embroidered View of the World
      by Linda Ely
    • Back Cover:
      A (teddy)Bear that Cuddles You
      by Peg Ritter
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Mitered corners
      French seams
      Tailors' tacks
      Flat-fell sleeve seam
      Swing tack
      Sleeve head
      Seam roll
      KNITTING:
      Crochet provisional cast-on
      Mattress stitch
      MACHINE KNITTING:
      Fully fashioned decreases
      Increases
      WEAVING:
      Hemstitching on the loom
    • TIPS:
      Self-interfaced waistband
      by Jeanette Bernstein
      Square single crochet
      by Edith Frankel
      Changing serger thread
      by Susan Riley
      neat neck edge pick-up
      by kathe Brinkmann
      Knitting row counter
      by Susan Terry
      Shaping Sleeve Caps
      by Lorelle Zacky
      Clean cardboard templates
      by Natalie Garrity
      Fabric roses
      by Maureen Shaffer
      Knitters' measuring aid
      by Ninon deZara/Ronn
      Even Buttonholes
      by Terry Grant
      Reference labels
      by Carla H. Johnson
      Two-row knitting marker
      by Lisa Mannery
      Pattern markers
      by Grace B. Weinstein
      Wool and sweater dryer
      by Charlotte Anderson
      Idea organizer
      by Dianne Boate
      Easy pants hems
      by Richard T. Franke
      Swatch records
      by Helen Tucker
      Precision vacuuming
      by Shari Adams
    • FITTING/QUESTIONS:
      Q: Hemlines that ride up
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: Riding up in front
      A: Margaret Komives, Dee DuMont
      Q: Neckline and shoulder woes
      A: Britta Callamaras, Margaret Komives
      Q: Perspiration stains
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Invisible Zippers
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Embroidery yarns on cones
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      African culture
      by Roy Jones
      Great moments in quilting
      by Indianapolis Museum of Art
      Mother of modern tapestry
      by Vera W. Kopecek
      Not for weavers only
      by Handweavers Guild of America
      Two good gadgets
      by Carol Adney
      Sixth International Textile Contest
      by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
      Fiber Arts Competition
      by Bernice Spigel
      British views on quilting and fiber art
      by Dean Clough
      Canadian conservators
      by Textile Conservation Newsletter
      Selling you work
      by Northwoods Trading Co.
      Unchained crochet
      by Gladys Shue
      Vintage Knitting patterns
      by Chris Bacon
      What's a Dobag?
      by Michael A. Scott
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      Mother of the bride
      by Pat Swope
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Straight Line Design:
      shape squares with tabs, loops, buttons
      by Suzen Hahn
    • Basic Draft: Basic Top
      by Suzen Hahn
    • Letting Go of the Rules
      by Inger Sandberg
    • Sew Yourself a Sweater
      by Connie Long
    • Now You See It, Now You Don't:
      Soluble stabilizers
      by Cindy Hickok
    • Rub-print fabrics
      by Linda S. Perry
    • An Introduction to Draping
      by Carol Stith Zahn
    • My Twin Dress Form
      by Carol Stith Zahn
    • Safari for the City
      by Linda Faiola
    • Leather makes it Simple
      by Cynthia Tyndall
    • Sewing Without Pins
      by Carol Adney
    • Great Scott!:
      Beadworker Joyce Scott
      by Alice Scherer
    • Designing Knitted Hoods
      by Deborah Newton
    • Chenille Topper Pattern
      by Deborah Newton
    • Caring for Quilts
      by Virginia Avery
    • Back Cover:
      Copper threads and silver needles
      by Judith Duffey
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Clean finish
      Slip baste
      Darning foot
      Walking foot
      Rollere foot
      Needles: sharps/betweens
      KNITTING:
      Bind off and join
      k2tog
      ssk
      Baseball stitch
    • TIPS:
      World's simplest knit slippers
      by Barbara G. Walker
      Tangle-free bobbins
      by Beverly Stone
      Rotary cutter for paper
      by Carol Stoner
      Thimbles for knitters
      by Margaret Rauhut
      Stretchless buttonholes for knits
      by Lee Pecora
      Fishing for thread ends
      by Elaine Middaugh
      Handy, homemade point turner
      by Terry Grant
      Nifty gift tag
      by Lynn Teichman
      Marking corners for piecing
      by Elizabeth Brink
      Stitching an accurate edge
      by Elaine MacKay
      Childproofing pants knees
      by Carolyn Bottomly
      Winding a center-pull ball
      by Lois Carroll
      Right side of knits
      by Janet Menee
      Easy start for seams
      by Marge Pfeil
      Circular needle storage
      by Peg Boren
      Untwisted crochet turning chaings
      by Gladys Shue
      Tools for fabric painters
      by Grace Hirsh
      Alternative hand-sewing threads
      by Martha McKeon
    • FITTING/QUESTIONS:
      Q: Maternity Clothes
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: Fluctuatuing waistlines
      A: Britta Callamaras
      Q: Uneven Figure
      A: Dee DuMont
      Q: Learning the basics
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Coming up with knitting guage
      A: Alice Korach
      Q: Buttons by Mail
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Crazy kilims
      by Joan, Philip Ritchie
      Chicagoland cornucopia
      by Mary Smith
      10,000 rabbits
      by Helen von Ammon
      Quilters' gathering
      by Eastcoast Quilter's Alliance
      Great American Quilt Festival 3
      by Robin Lambie Smith
      Fabrics deluxe
      by Minneapolis Institute of Arts
      Caps for Kids
      by Alice Korach
      Charting for Mac users
      by Suzann Thompson
      Needle threader
      by Alice Korach
      Sewing with children
      by Midge Jinno
      New Professional Organization
      by Custom Clothing Guild
      Sharpen your style
      by Alice Korach
      Sewing lessons Hotline
      by American Home Sewing and Craft Assoc.
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      A Loom with a Zoo
      by Elizabeth Creith
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #37: Oct/Nov. 1991
Page Count: 106
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  • FEATURES
    • Contemporary Tailoring
      by Cecilia Podolak
    • Fusible Interfacing
      by Cecilia Podolak
    • Stalking the Real Scottish Tweeds
      by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
    • Animating Applique
      by Sharee Dawn Roberts
    • A Fitting Companion
      by Judith King
    • Draping a Basic Pattern
      by Judith King
    • One Small Stitch for Knitters
      by Lynne Vogel
    • A Stranded-quilted Jacket
      by Lynne Vogel
    • Love that Charting Attachment
      by Susan Guagliumi
    • Akira on Bias
      by Ann Hyde
    • In the Nature of a Curve
      by Martha Waterman
    • Working with Half-Circle Templates
      by Martha Waterman
    • Cozy Down for Winter Nights
      by Rochelle Harper
    • Blending Colors in Crochet:
      crocheting with sewing thread
      by Donna Rae Gach
    • Readers' Showcase
      by Amy T. Yanagi
    • Back Cover:
      Beauty and the Beads
      by Kate Boyan
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Keyhole buttonhole
      Rescaling patterns
      Covered snaps
      KNITTING:
      knit cable cast-on
    • TIPS:
      Custom sheets
      by Josette Kilmer
      Notebook for easy shopping
      by Victoria Huff
      Sewing machine solutions
      by Lois Delgado
      Inserting new serger needle
      by F. Novarra
      Make squishy yarn balls
      by Carol Hillestad
      Gripping quilting needles
      by Sue Nesmith
      Sewing darts
      by M. Elaine MacKay
      Even sleeves
      by Charlotte Stafford
      The nesting urge
      by Marie Dorok
      Safety pinning
      by Mary Hardenbrook
      Cable holder
      by Margaret Horton
      Bloodstain remover
      by Carole Fisher
      Relaxation tip
      by Beth Kolle
      Great yarn holder
      by Darlene McNamara
      Water supply in the sewing room
      by Iande Kelley-Ysadai
      Use it up
      by Sharon Collins
    • FITTING/QUESTIONS:
      Q: To dart or not to dart
      A: Joyce Gale, Margaret Komives
      Q: Full bust, hollow upper chest, gaping armhole
      A: Dee DuMont
      Q: Choosing a pattern wisely
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: What is Couture?
      A: Claire B. Shaeffer
      Q: Wither hat forms and petersham?
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Sewing Machines of the future
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Couture techniques from Givenchy
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
      Hemmer at home
      by Carol Adney
      New living history museum
      by Windham Textile and History Museum
      Footwear frenzy
      by Essex Institute
      (knit)Blankets for AIDS babies
      by Sedona Godmothers
      Strength in numbers
      by Professional Knitwear Designers
      Quilters saw red: Turkey Red
      by Barbara Brackman
      Patent adventure
      by Marianna Northrup
      Fiber worker's nightmare
      by Barbara Bononno
      In touch with human nature
      by Hope, Phillip Holtzman
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • HUMOR:
      The Very First Piece
      by Nan Carol
    • Supplies

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Issue #38: Dec/Jan 1992
Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Handmade Fabric Jewelry
      by Diane Ericson
    • Vent First
      by Shirley McKeown
    • Drafting a Two-Piece Jacket Sleeve from a One-Piece Pattern
      by Margaret Komives
    • American Haute Couture: Arnold Scaasi
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Working with Alpaca
      by Julie owens
    • Alpacas in the North
      by Julie Owens
    • Techniques for a Topcoat
      by David Page Coffin
    • Heirloom christening Gowns
      by Mary Ellen McKee
    • A Passion for Piecing
      by Kumiko Sudo
    • A Vest for Quilters
      by Rachel Kincy Clark
    • These Pants are Made for Striding
      by Mary A. Roehr
    • Two-Color Knitting with One Color
      by Emily Marks
    • Paints, Brushes, and Stitches
      by Barbara Lee Smith
    • HUMOR:
      Heavenly notions
      by Sue Marra Byham
    • Back Cover:
      Golden Flux
      by Olga de Amaral
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Thread tracing
      Pad stitching
      KNITTING:
      S1 1-k1-psso
      S12tog kwise-k1-p2sso
      knit into the row below
    • TIPS:
      Dish-towel skirt
      by Jeanne Pinault
      Personal notes
      by Susan Rock
      Stopping the creeps
      by Iris Wilson
      Roll and snip corners
      by Edith Frankel
      Reversible sweaters
      by Lynn Derus
      Tool-less twists
      by Joy Beeson
      Asymmetric miters
      by Shirley McKeown
      Easy bobbles
      by Catherine Ham
      V-neck in the round
      by Beth Kolle
      Velcro for shoulder pads
      by Ruth Neitzel
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting Pants
      A: Britta Callamaras
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Needling questions
      A: David Coffin
      Q: Where's the light box?
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Mardi Gras Indian sewing
      by Yleana Martinez
      New Home 8000- exceptional embroidery
      by Carol Adney
      Teen sewing competition
      by McCall Pattern Co.
      Study opportunities abroad
      by Amy T. Yanagi
      Early Islamic Textiles
      by Cleveland Museum of Art
      Wrap of distinction(sarape)
      by Museum of American Folk Art
      Yarn swap fund-raisier
      by Connie Fitz
      Canadian knitting guild
      by Knitting Guild of Canada
      Facsimile gloves
      by Sue Leighton-White
      Machine knitting conference
      by TMKS
      Matching quilters and buyers
      by Stacy Shaw
      Helen Allen Textile Collection
      by Beverly Gordon
    • Calendar
    • INDEX: 33-38
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • A Surprising Turn of the Pleat
      by Lois Ericson
    • Japanese Cushions
      by John Marshall
    • Copying a Schiaparelli(without taking it apart)
      by Joseph J. Pescatore
    • Piecing Perfect Points
      by Ami Simms
    • Looking for Mr. Goodthread
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Options for Thread
      by David Page Coffin
    • Corrugated Knitting
      by Molly Gordon
    • Buttons and Beads
      by Barbara Hjort
    • Jacket Lining Made Easy
      by Cecelia Podolak
    • Putting Stitches in Their Place
      by Paula Levy
    • What the Patterns Don't Tell You
      by Amy T. Yanagi
    • Grounds for Needle Lace
      by Virginia Churchill Bath
    • Snow Fooling:
      knit sculptured ski masks
      by Meg Swansen
    • HUMOR:
      The day of the northern-lights long johns
      by Joan Fearing
    • Back Cover:
      Weaving on a small scale
      by Annie Herzfeld
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Blindstitch
      Truing
      Determine plies in thread
      Filament silk threads
      Edge stitching
      KNITTING:
      Lifted increase
      Single cast-on
      turn to knit short rows
      Wrapped stitch on the knit side
      On the purl side
    • TIPS:
      Buttons and a zipper
      by Jean Linton
      Easy-to-find needle protectors
      by Betty Isaacson
      Safe plastic cleaner
      by Jean Kaplan
      Preserving pattern notches
      by Joanna Wilson
      Invisible yarn-ball change
      by Susan L. Terry
      Neat knit neckband
      by Diane Zangl
      Fewer knots in quilts
      by Louise Owens
      Mail-order organization
      by Lynn Shaw-Elvaiah
      Lampshade skein holder
      by G.E. Strandberg
      Handy hemostats
      by Dale Jenssen
      Fine tool organizer
      by Jan Scholl
      No knitting-bobbin tangle
      by Mimi Nelson
      Custom knitting needles
      by Charlie Collins
      Washing cashmere
      by Lynn Roosevelt
      Easy button loops
      by Elizabeth Blodgett, Barbara Goodall
    • FITTING:
      Q: Surplice Savvy
      A: Dee DuMont
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Transferring designs to a grid
      A: Alice Korach
      Q: Futon mattress
      A: John Marshall
    • NOTES:
      Tatting through Belgium
      by Karey Solomon
      Student fashion-design competition
      by Joyce Gale
      Givenchy-40 year retrospecitve
      by Galliera Palace
      Outstanding new quilt museum
      by Museum of the American Quilter's Society
      Top-of-the-line sewing machine reviews
      by Robbie Fanning
      Pittsburgh's fiber renaissance
      by Pittsburgh Fashion Consortium
      (knit)Shawl patterns
      by Alice Korach
      Knitting machine conferences
      by Alice Korach
      Reviving a lost art(Raven's Tail weaving)
      by Kristen Tromble
      Quilting for the park
      by Peter Farnham
      Freshwater pearl buttons
      by Marilyn Green
    • Calendar
    • Shows
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • FEATURES
    • A Reversible, One-Technique Jacket
      by Bird Ross
    • Step-by-Step Design
      by Deborah Newton
    • A Quilt Style of Your Own
      by Erika Carter
    • Making a strip quilt
      by Erika Carter
    • Memories of a Parisian Seamstress:
      Jacques Fath
      by Suzanne Pierrette Stern
    • Draping a Gown on a Fitted Tulle Foundation
      by Suzanne Pierrette Stern
    • Desperately Seeking Sergers
      by Carol Adney
    • A Hands-On Review of Four- and Five-Thread Sergers
      by Carol Adney
    • A Felt the Need for a Hat
      by Carol Sperling
    • Measuring Yourself Wehn You're Home Alone
      by Britta Callamaras
    • Art for the Taking
      by Kaffe Fassett
    • Hand Loomed and Handknit
      by Julie Berniker
    • HUMOR:
      The thread that must be followed
      by Althea Wharton
    • Back Cover:
      Bringing Lint to Life
      by Slater Barron
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Thread marking
      KNITTING:
      pick up loose stitches
      Determining whether stitches are twisted or not
      Slip-stitch crochet
      Purl duplicate stitch
      Machine knit a tuck
      FIBER FACTS:
      Wool
    • TIPS:
      Better bound pockets
      by Cecelia Schmieder
      Easy-to-read Fair Isle knitting charts
      by Helen T. Healy, Ethel Roberts, Evelyn B. Coyne
      Premark tension on knobs
      by Susan Strange
      Disposable press cloths
      by Barbara Nachtigall
      Stitching seams open
      by Elaine Rutledge
      Durable applique templates
      by Carol Stoner
      Easy ironing-board cover repair
      by Norma Matheus
      Crochet an even knit selvage
      by Claire Marcus
      Quick design size changes
      by Mrs. John Bates
    • FITTING:
      Q: Asymmetric bodies
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: Comfortable pants for sitting in a wheel-chair
      A: Dee DuMont
      Q: Short back waist
      A: Joyce Gale
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Cleaning feathers
      A: Claire B. Shaeffer
    • NOTES:
      Team knitting: an old "sport"
      by Robin Hansen
      1992 Knitathon
      by Martha Cassel
      Blocking wives
      by Ginger Luters
      Traditional fiber crafts in the Shetland Islands
      by Ann Feitelson
      English lace making
      by Sara Drower
      Givenchy for the home sewer
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
      Top-of-the-line quilting machine
      by Carol Adney
      One-piece skirt pattern
      by Alice Korach
      Wedding dress for a goddess
      by Doug Bullis
      Weavers go to Washington
      by Joy May Hilden
    • Calendar
    • Shows
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Keep Your Comforter Clean
      by Rochelle Harper
    • Figure-Flattering Skirts
      by Jan Larkey
    • Quilting the Big Picture
      by Velda Newman
    • From Graph to Garment(knit)
      by Rosella Paletti
    • Narrowing an Extended Shoulder
      by Margaret Komives
    • Fabric and Floss in Relief
      by Salley Mavor
    • Transformer Clothing
      by Lynne R. Dixon-Speller
    • Argyles without Seams
      by Suzann Thompson
    • Stitching Fabric Puzzles
      by David Page Coffin
    • A Tapestry Primer
      by Geraldine Brock
    • Getting the Best of Gabardine
      by Shermaine B. Fouché
    • Perfect Gabardine Pressing
      by Shermaine B. Fouché
    • HUMOR:
      The dark midnight of the creative spirit
      by Mary C. Elliott
    • Back Cover:
      By Warp Alone
      by Teresa Pla
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Continuous zippers
      Smooth, tightly twisted worsted wool yar
      Twill
      Hong Kong seam finish
      Handpicking
      Tailor's mitt
      KNITTING/WEAVING:
      Twist yarns at the color change
      Yarn butterfly
    • TIPS:
      Refining a dropped shoulder
      by Margaret Komives
      Blot away bloodstains
      by Elizabeth Stommel
      Easy-to-find cable needle
      by Linda Van Houten, Carol L. Douglas
      Easy machine-needle threading
      by Evelyn Blake
      Preserving sewing patterns
      by Suzan Wiener
      Good use for odd skein
      by Louise Owens
      Circular-needle holders
      by Eve Sobert, Jean W. Jeppson
      Bra pocket for a prosthesis
      by Dee DuMont
      Straightening curly yarn
      by Doralee Wilson
      Multiple uses for a plastic tablecloth
      by Edith Frankel
      Two straight pins hold knittingn best
      by Kristina Deimel
      Testing for color fastness
      by Solange Hawkins
      Instant light table
      by Doris Kourt
      Embroidery anchors neckline facing
      by Elizabeth Richter
      Sewing crisp knit neckbands
      by Cindy Peterson
    • FITTING:
      Q: More on adjusting a short back waist
      A: Elizabeth Liecht, Judith Rasband
      Q: Pant legs turn in
      A: Joyce Gale
      Q: Extra ease for a broad back
      A: Joyce Gale
      Q: Shirts ride back, shoulder is too padded
      A: Margaret Komives
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Making your own window shades
      A: Trenia Bell-Will
      Q: Keeping bra straps up
      A: Dee DuMont
      Q: Timeless patterns
      A: Karen Morris
    • NOTES:
      Buying a franchise to teach sewing
      by Catharine Anderson
      Bra pattern review
      by Carol Adney
      Paisley shawls
      by Weaver Mrion Marzolf
      Knit puppets - fun for all
      by Judith K. Cody
      Computer absolution
      by Carla H. Johnson
      Helping hands for crafters
      by Alice Korach
    • Calendar
    • Shows
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Couture Quilting of Geoffrey Beene
      by Roberta Carr
    • Walk through a Beene Original
      by David Page Coffin
    • Tahitian Quilts: Tifaifai
      by Roxanne McElroy
    • Needle-turn Applique
      by Roxanne McElroy
    • Decorative Stitching on Felted Fabric
      by Joy B. Landeira
    • Translating Rug Designs to Needlepoint
      by Caroline Hooper
    • Getting the Upper Hand on Intarsia
      by Nancy Marchant
    • Five Triangles Pullover
      by Nancy Marchant
    • Necktie Legacy
      by Nancy O. Bryant
    • Flat Lining
      by Patricia Clements
    • Knitting Snails and Sharks
      by Janice Constable
    • Making Rooster Socks
      by Janice Constable
    • How to Drape a Fitted Skirt
      by Don McCunn
    • Resist Dyeing made Simple
      by Nanitee Robarge
    • HUMOR:
      Serendipitiy
      by Medina Gouveia
    • Back Cover:
      Knit Wit
      by unknown
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Flat-fell seam
      Quilting guide
      Walking foot
      Corded buttonholes
      Garment section cut on the bias
      KNITTING:
      Mattress stitch
      Grafting/Kitchener stitch
      EMBROIDERY:
      Detached chain stitch
      Basketweave stitch
    • TIPS:
      Easy elastic for waistbands
      by Catherine Neff
      Widen zipper seam allowances
      by Millie Anne Fester
      Fast press for flat trims
      by Tenley Alaimo
      Homemade Magnetic pincushion
      by Lara Dilg
      Markers for circular needles
      by Kathleen C. Saxe
      Nifty threaders
      by Beth karjala, Mary Hardenbrook
      Safer seam ripping
      by Marilyn A. Jenson, Suzen Wiener
      Prevent stretched sweater shoulders
      by Shelly Cyper Springer
      Handy cross-stitch marker
      by Charlene Chatten
      Dressmakers' weighty suggestions
      by Anne Dyer
      Pin-disposal canister
      by Keith Farmer
      Repairing ripped skirt vents
      by Pat Lowther
      Knit your own coil
      by Ellen Riggan
      Perfect crochet joinery
      by Susan Z. Douglas
      Quickly slice polymer clay
      by Melissa Blackman
      Balm for sore fingers
      by Nancy Kelly
      Aging jean hems
      by Kyria LoScalzo
      Make your own designer yarns
      by Sylvia Landman
      Nonravel preshrink
      by Pamela Smith
      Make your own serger guidelines
      by M. Lynette Holmes
      Removable Jacket placket
      by Mrs. M.D. Weeks
      Two pattern transfer methods
      by Helma Kuhlman, Sharon Spradlin-Barrett
      Metallic thread hints
      by Roxanne McElroy
      Mid-row stop in knitting
      by Gail P. DunLeavy
    • FITTING:
      Q: Vest that gaps at the armscye
      A: Goyce Gale
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Help for old sewing machines
      A: Frank Smith
      Q: Choosing spinning wheels and drum carders
      A: Helen von Ammon
      Q: Pants to knit
      A: Susan Guagliumi
    • NOTES:
      Studying couture techniques at auctions
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
      A "Home" for the homeless
      by Shelter-Pak
      Making patterns fit better
      by Alice Korach
      Sewing machine museum
      by Mary Jo Bruce
      Appalachian Coverlets
      by Kathleen W. Harman
      Kindergarten knitters
      by Shawna Tucker Monson
      Stitch holders for double-pointed needles
      by Alice Korach
      Knitting club by mail
      by Alice Korach
      Sewer goes to boot camp
      by David Page Coffin
      Needle in the haystack
      by Elizabeth Sovern
    • Calendar
    • Shows
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Crocheting Colorful Hats
      by Adriene Cruz
    • Shaping with Pleats
      by Cecelia Podolak
    • Quilt Meets Soft Toy
      by Judith Duffey
    • Mechanical, Electronic, or Computerized?
      by Karen Morris
    • How to Test a Sewing Machine
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Knitting a Patchwork of Patterns
      by Sally Melville
    • Hawaiian Scrap Coverlet
      by Lilo Markrich
    • Making Victorian-Style Lampshades
      by Kristine L. Anderson
    • Shopping for Shade Supplies
      by Kristine L. Andersen
    • The Invisible Zipper
      by Carol Neumann
    • Two Jackets in One(cover)
      by Alice Berry
    • Adding a Window to a Reversible Garment
      by Alice Berry
    • Do-it-Yourself Recycling
      by Marianne McCann

    • by
    • HUMOR:
      A knotty problem
      by Sue Marra Byham
    • Back Cover:
      Suburban Pioneer Turns Trash into Art
      by Marianne McCann
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Raglan, dolman, and kimono sleeves
      Shorten a zipper
      KNITTING:
      Cable cast-on to add stitches
      M1k, M1p
      CROCHET:
      Slip knot and chain
      Single crochet
      Double crochet
      Increase
      Working a decrease
    • TIPS:
      Removing shoulder pads
      by Luanne B. Redmaond
      Compact stitch instructions
      by Anna-Lisa Kanick
      Unusual surfaces aid knitters
      by Susan Terry, Deborah Newton
      Multiple uses for freezer paper
      by Carol Stoner, Jolee Nail Horn
      Invisible zipper in any color works
      by Dee DuMont
      Hemming wedge
      by Diane Schultz
      Sturdy Needle
      by Dianne Boate
      Stretchy knit ribbing
      by Clara Wendrich
      Extend marking pen's life
      by Vicki Leavitt Combs
      Ironing made easier
      by Mary Elliott, Karen Grille
      Inventive embroidery hoop
      by Susan Knight
      Pizza-pan tam stretchers
      by Suzanne Correira
    • FITTING:
      Q: Pants for a flat seat
      A: Joyce Gale
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Starting a business
      A: Karen Morris
    • NOTES:
      Look at that Viking go!
      by Carol Adney
    • Calendar
    • Shows
    • Fall Fashion Review
      by Sandra Betzina, Beth Ann Baumgartel, Deborah Newton
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Comforting Sweaters Wrap You in a Picture
      by Judith Swartz
    • Simple Embroidery Stitches Enhance Knits
      by Judith Swartz
    • Padding a Dress Form
      by Suzanne Pierrette Stern
    • Taking Measurements
      by Suxanne Pierrette Stern
    • Shaping a Perfect Sleeve Cap
      by Shermaine B. Fouché
    • Flowers from Baltimore Album Quilts
      by Elly Sienkiewicz
    • Updating a Treasured Coat
      by Mary Smith
    • Defining Your Style
      by Mary Smith
    • Tambour Beading
      by Jan Bryant
    • An Inexpensive Tambour Hook
      by Jan Bryant
    • Sewing Room Details
      by Carol Adney
    • An Affordable Dream Room
      by Peggy Durant
    • Great Bags from Scraps
      by Suzen Hahn
    • A Do-It-Yourself Chanel-Style Skirt
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • The Hand-Inserted Zipper
      by Claire B. Shaeffer

    • by
    • HUMOR:
      A Confusion of Tongues
      by Pat Swope
    • Back Cover:
      Weaving from Ancient Peru
      by Brooklyn Museum
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Thread tracing
      Quilters' knot, Tailors' knot
      cRocHET:
      Crabstitch/backwards crochet
    • TIPS:
      Vertical knit grafting
      by Betty Salpekar
      Wall space storage from cramped quarters
      by Doris Harris, Barbara Burnette, Carol Wallis, Susan Mackenzie
      Machine-embroidered crazy quilts
      by Lori Bosinoff
      Serge with water-suluble stabilizer
      by Linda Lee Vivian
      Knit buttonholes for girls or boys
      by Marion E. Scoular
      Easily thread serger loopers
      by Kathie Holland
      Airing removes clothes' odors
      by Susan Herrmann
      Making your own buttons
      by Ann Henry
      Dowel pressing surface
      by Mary Hardenbrook
      Easy sweater armhole facing
      by Beth A. Kellé
      Quick lace designs
      by Carol Ashendorf, Barbara L. Anderson
    • FITTING:
      Q: Rounded back, flat rear
      A: Elaine Rutledge
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Bunka embroidery supplies
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Spinning dog hair yarn
      A: Helen von Ammon
    • NOTES:
      The big quilt controversy
      by Martha Waterman
      Tips from the workrooms of Valentino
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
      Shopping Bags
      by Michelle West
      Attention Button Lovers
      by Mary Smith
    • Calendar
    • Shows
    • INDEX: 39-44
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • FEATURES
    • Marvelous Melton
      by Linda Faiola
    • Stitching a Melton Coat by Hand or Machine
      by Linda Faiola
    • Sewing in Small places
      by David Page Coffin
    • Alterations and Repairs(knits)
      by Suzy Hebert
    • Draping a Cover for a Padded Form
      by Suzanne Pierrette Stern
    • Fine Points for Perfect Pockets
      by LInda Wakefield
    • Knitting Strip by Strip
      by Deborah Newton
    • Planning Neck and Shoulder Shaping
      by Deborah Newton
    • Meet the Newest Interfacings
      by Margaret Komives
    • Intricate Quilt from Simple Blocks
      by Karen Soma
    • JOys of French Handsewing
      by Regina madory Walter
    • Creating an Elegant Pillow
      by Regina Madory Walter
    • Papercut Patterns for Embroidery
      by Gail Rossi

    • by
    • HUMOR:
      The awesome responsibility
      by Judith Eckerson
    • Back Cover:
      Cloth of Glass
      by William Hodge
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Tailors' tacks
      French seam
      KNITTING:
      Blended color effect
    • TIPS:
      Within easy reach
      by Alis M. Wintle Sefick
      Lining patch pockets
      by Jeannette Bernstein
      Matching fabric across pockets
      by Mrs. Gerald Tubbs
      Correcting uneven crochet edges
      by Gladys Shue
      Opening heddle eyes
      by Helene Schiller
      Knitting repair hints
      by Kathleen C. Saxe, Lynne Vogel, Susan Herrmann
      Inventive stitching guide
      by Nancy Camperud
      Dyeing your own buttons
      by Mrs. Walter Neff
      Shoulder-pad pockets for reversible jackets
      by Melissa Ennis
      Removable button band
      by Lucile Stutsman
    • FITTING:
      Q: Full bust
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Altering the length of a coat
      A: Melissa Ingling-Leath
      Q: Repairing Knits
      A: Karen Morris
    • SPRING FASHION REVIEW:
      Sewer's Choices for Spring/Summer 1993
      by Sandra Betzina
    • NOTES:
      Embroidery made easy
      by Carol Adney
      Sewing for premature infants
      by Ruthe Brown
      Crafts Forum on CompuServe
      by Ginger Luters
      Environmental Quilters
      by Susan Shie
      Shetland knitting for speed
      by Yvonne Cutright
      Caring for homeless veterans
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Sewing the Perfect All-Weather Raincoat
      by Cecelia Podolak
    • Constructing a Warm Zip-Out Linging
      by Cecelia Podolak
    • Buttonholes for Silk
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Color Blending
      by Gillian Bull
    • Making a Color-Blended Sweater
      by Gillian Bull
    • Turning Darts into Pleats
      by Jann Jasper
    • Dart Basics
      by Jann Jasper
    • Knitting with a Twist
      by Alice Korach
    • A Strapless that Stays Put
      by Kenneth D. King
    • Buttons from Thread(crochet)
      by Nancy Nehring
    • Crocheting the Finishing Touches
      by Nancy Nehring
    • Embroidery with Texture
      by Karina Martens
    • Preparing Fabric for Sewing
      by Shirley L. Smith
    • Patterns in Motion
      by Lenore Parham
    • Working with Prints
      by Lenore Parham
    • HUMOR:
      Sewing again
      by Marcie Bader
    • Back Cover:
      A Garden of Lace
      by Robin Lewis-Wild
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Understitching
      Thread weight
      Rotating a dart
      Jeans needle
      Buttonhole stitch
      Satin-stitch embroidery
      Surface satin stitch
      KNITTING/CROCHET:
      Knit a two-color pattern
      Slip knot
      Chain
      Single crochet
      Half double crochet
      Double crochet
      Treble
      Double treble
    • TIPS:
      Gathering with a guide
      by Mae M. Conner
      Tricks for templates
      by Edith Frankel, Mrs. O. Olson, Sue Ann Sulzer
      Blocking mixed yarn sweaters
      by Veronica Schmerling
      Avoid leaving hem impressions
      by Suzan L. Wiener
      Visible grafting edge
      by Susan M. Johnson
      Sturdy paper patterns
      by Grace B. Weinstein
      Mark pattern outlines
      by Rita Jacobson
      Using scrap fusible as tape
      by Mary B. Gibbins
      Length guide for buttonholes
      by Pam Hobson
      Collapsible cutting table
      by Maureen Harkins
      Checking frays on tiny edges
      by M. Parfitt
      Using a cutting edge
      by Darcy Falk
      Lengthening coat sleeves
      by Melissa Ennis
      Garment alteration hints
      by Linda Doran
    • FITTING:
      Q: V-neck problems
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Redyeing black cottons
      A: Karen Morris
    • NOTES:
      Wealth of spring and summer yarns
      by Deborah Newton
      Designer fabric by mail
      by Alice Korach
      Kids' easy-see doll clothes
      by Yvonne Rawstron
      Volunteer, travel, and learn
      by Carol Hayman
      Embellishing tool(knit)
      by Deborah Allen Kane
      Lace knitting patterns
      by Alice Korach
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • Tips for the Perfect Skirt
      by David Page Coffin
    • Shaping Flat Fabric with Eased Seams
      by David Page Coffin
    • Shirttails for Sweaters
      by Sally Melville
    • Shirttail Shaping on the machine
      by Sally Melville
    • Shoulder Pads - In or Out?
      by Jan larkey
    • Kids and Quilts
      by Judy Langille
    • Taming Bias
      by Joyce Gale
    • Sewing with Pleated Fabric
      by Vicki Koeplin
    • Making a Pleated Garment
      by Karen Morris
    • No-Template Piecing
      by Elizabeth Hoffman, Shannon Rettig
    • Planning and Piecing a Template-Free Pattern
      by Elizabeth Hoffman, Shannon Rettig
    • When Draping Calls for Darts
      by Suzanne Pierrette Stern
    • Leaf Printing on Fabric
      by Betty Auchard
    • Making Room for Waists
      by Melissa Ingling-Leath
    • HUMOR:
      Obligation
      by RoxAnne Hackathorn
    • Back Cover:
      Floral prints from sunlit dyes
      by Betty Auchard
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Staystitching
      To piece bias strips
      A cording foot
      Fell stitches
      Rip a seam
      KNITTING:
      Knitting short rows
    • TIPS:
      Designing your own label
      by Dorothy Johnson
      Bra and slip pad dress form
      by marla Zbornik
      A binder index for sewing patterns
      by Kristine Kadlec
      Organizing paper patterns
      by Anne Ruby
      Fake button hole closure
      by Evelyn Blake
      Yarn detangler
      by Doralee Wilson
      Lubricating zipper teeth
      by Andrea Moore
      A Cleaner sewing machine with pipe cleaners
      by Clary Hannan
      Marking yarn-ball ends
      by Sue Johnson
      Water stiffens thread
      by Kathie Holland
      Basting tape holds buttons
      by Edna Isaac
      Topstitching ends invisibly
      by Mary Hardenbrook
      Serging the ease out of curved hems
      by T.R. Kelley
      Handy leftover fusibles
      by Keith Farmer
      Fabric Stiffener
      by AnnMarie Wilson
      Yarn-tied quilts
      by Nancy Camperud
      Tailors' soap/chalk
      by Sandra Lee Wollin
      Grease dissolves label glue
      by Betty Sager
      Perfectly matched thread and fabric
      by Sandra A. Tebbs
      Recycled turtleneck sweater
      by Suzan Wiener
      Stay-put foot petal
      by Gail Yano
      Closet storage organizers
      by Judy Zifka
      Versatile paper tape
      by L.D. Pace
      Knitting a purse
      by Hertha F. Lamm
      Batching seams saves time
      by Catherine Neff
      Measuring saves fabric
      by Kristine Kadlec
      Removing creases from velvet
      by Susan Herrmann
      Pull threads with huller
      by Liz Violante
    • FITTING:
      Q: Adjusting patterns for height
      A: Della Steineckert
      Q: Altering for a full bust
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Are all denims twills?
      A: Claire Shaeffer
      Q: Wrinkles in leather
      A: Ferne Taylor
      Q: Perfect V-shaped waists
      A: Claire Shaeffer
      Q: Computers for quilting
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Discovering fashion trends
      A: Sandra Betzina
    • NOTES:
      Bernina's newest computerized machine
      by Robbie Fanning
      Attention, lace knitters
      by Alice Korach
      Like Mother, Like Daughter?
      by Rebecca Nebesar
      The ultimate sewing vacation
      by Carol Glancy Nuss
      Russian fashion designers
      by Dorothy Rudzki
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #48: Aug/Sept. 1993
Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • The No-Seam Armhole
      by Margaret Komives
    • Beyond Square Quilt Blocks
      by Ami Simms
    • A Patchworker's Favorite Rotary Cutting Rulers
      by Marsha McCloskey
    • Introducing the Rotary Cutter
      by David Page Coffin
    • A Guide to Rotary Cutters and Mats
      by David Page Coffin
    • Perfect Ribbing
      by June Hemmons Hiatt
    • The Real You(muslin shell)
      by Suzanne Stern
    • A Simple Machine Embellishment
      by Carol Laftin Ahles
    • A Hemstitched Look from a Basic Machine
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Quick Cover-Up
      by Rochelle Harper
    • A Patchwork Cardigan
      by Tamsen McAndrews
    • Lining a Knitted Cardigan
      by Tamsen McAndrews
    • An Embroiderer's Earthly Treasures
      by Wilanna Bristow
    • Preparing Fragile Beads, Cicada Wings
      by Wilanna Bristow
    • Taking in a Waistband
      by Melissa Ingling-Leath
    • HUMOR:
      The goddess of thread
      by Donna Goodwin
    • Back Cover:
      Faux Fruit
      by Patty Gallagher
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Wing needle
      size 120/19 universal needle
      Seam gauge
      KNITTING:
      Add ribbing to a garment
      Stretchy cast-off edge
      Double-layer rib
      EMBROIDERY:
      Couching
    • TIPS:
      Bulkless elastic binding
      by Andrea L. Moore
      Easy gathered pleats
      by Pamela Tallman
      Fire prevention
      by Mrs. O.W. Olson
      Making hard-to-sew fabrics easier
      by J.W. Monko, Susan L. Wiener
      Keeping your quilting layers straight
      by Chris Hudson
      Marking fabric information
      by Sara Tayloe
      Rejuvenating leftover yarn
      by Jana Trent
      Pleater threading eliminates knots
      by Judith Brandau
      Safe haven for needles
      by Grace B. Weinstein
      Inexpensive pattern paper
      by Deborah C. Little
      Garment samples do double duty
      by Liz Violante
      Easy bias cutting
      by Liz Violante
      No more falling straps
      by Ann Cristaldi
      Sewing box
      by Mrs. mary Ann James
      First aid for quilt pieces
      by Edith Frankel
    • FITTING:
      Q: Neckline fitting
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Removing pleats from shorts
      A: Mary Smith
      Q: Shedding Sweaters
      A: Helen von Ammon
      Q: Hemstitching machines
      A: Frank Smith
    • NOTES:
      Knitting and needlwork classes
      by Kaffe Fassett
      Designing in the company of children
      by Adriene Cruz
      A great serger
      by Jan Tobler
      Design a Sweater
      by Nicky Epstein
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #49: Oct/Nov. 1993
Page Count: 102
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  • FEATURES
    • From a Warm Blanket to a cozy coat
      by Rochelle Harper
    • Quilts with Photographic Memories
      by Elizabeth Hoffman, Shannon Rettig
    • Heat Transfer to fabric for surface Design
      by Elizabeth Hoffman, Shannon Rettig
    • Crochet that Doesn't Look Like Crochet
      by Ruth Atkinson
    • Crocheted Button Band Keeps Its Shape
      by Ruth Atkinson
    • Machines for Heirloom Sewing
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Foolproof Zipper Insertion
      by Elissa Meyrich
    • Knit Cording that Finishes Edges
      by LaVerne Dickinson
    • On Serging Knits
      by Diana Davies
    • Fitting Jacket Shoulders
      by Mary Roehr
    • Watercolor with Fabric: Barcelona's Dolors Paronella
      by Montse Stanley
    • An Applique from Postcard to Fabric
      by Lois Ericson
    • HUMOR:
      The spirit of mama's quilts
      by Susan Metzler
    • Back Cover:
      Group Quilt
      by New Image, Washington, DC
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Reposition the shoulder seamline
      Differential, feed mechanisms
      KNITTING:
      Sport-weight yarn
      Fingering, baby-weight yarn
      cRocHET:
      Half double crochet
      Treble crochet
      Decrease in single crochet
      Crocheting around a stitch
      Working around the front post
      Working around the back post
      Carry a second yarn color across a row
      Change colors in crochet
      Single crochet
    • TIPS:
      Detachable needle tips for tight knitting
      by Josephine W. Boyd
      Embroidery floss topstitching
      by Mrs. W.N. Clyatt
      Reuse fabrics, laces
      by Barbara L. Anderson
      Reinforced corners look crisper
      by Jeltje Matthys
      More body for lace
      by Andrea Moore
      Removing creases from velvet
      by Susan Herrmann
      Untwist unruly thread
      by Leda Y. Trevarthen
      Keeping tabs on your needle
      by Gloria S. Fink
      Toothpaste hand cleaners
      by Mary Jane McClelland
      Dividing one skein evenly
      by Liz Violante
      Versatile paper tape
      by L.D. Pace
      Measuring saves fabric
      by Kristine Kadlec
      Knitted sleeves that match
      by Mary Papageorgiou
      Cleaning a scorched iron
      by Princesa Alexander
      Marking yarn-ball ends
      by Sue Johnson
      Two cutters are better than one
      by Lee R. Aaron
      Yarn untangler
      by Doralee Wilson
      Button placement guides
      by Andrea Moore
      Serging the ease out of curved hems
      by T.R. Kelley
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting fo the mature figure
      A: Della Steineckert
      Q: Fall yarns galore
      A: Deborah Newton
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Making twisted fringe
      A: Muffy Young
      Q: Why does wool itch?
      A: Tieing off tatting
      Q: Kaethe Kliot
    • NOTES:
      Patterns for full figures
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
      Products for machine embroidery, quilting
      by Sharee Dawn Roberts
      Passap's ultimate iron
      by Charles Hamad
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

YEAR 1994: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Issue #50: Dec/Jan 1994
Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Success with Velvet
      by Nancy O. Bryant
    • Needle-Lace Buttons
      by Nancy Nehring
    • Long and Short of Flattering Necklines
      by Jan Larkey
    • Embroidering Gloves
      by Rosella Paletti
    • Patterning Primer for Custom Knitting
      by Nancy Bush
    • Knitting a Basic Pullover on a Circular Needle
      by Nancy Bush
    • Getting to the Bottom of Things(hemming pants)
      by Mary A. Roehr
    • Inside the Ultimate Suit
      by Margaret Komives
    • Construction Tips from the Oxxford Tailors
      by Margaret Komives
    • Embellishing with Fabric
      by Adrienne Saint-Pierre
    • Creating Petal Pockets
      by Adrienne Saint-Pierre
    • Beyond Bargello Quilts
      by Donna Radner
    • Using a Print Fabric as a Color Guide
      by Donna Radner
    • YARNS:
      Spots? What spots?
      by Peg Keenan
    • Back Cover:
      Painting with Knots
      by Marny Cardin
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Velvet
      With nap layout
      Underline a garment
      Taut sewing
      Understitching
      KNITTING/CROCHET:
      Increase in crochet
      Knit with two colors on a row
      Steeks
      Knit in the round
      Calculate stitches
    • TIPS:
      Precise cut-and-sew Necklines for machine knitters
      by Peggy C. Durant
      Sewing with coned thread
      by Nancy Camperud
      Knitwear design with aid of a photocopier
      by Jana Trent
      No-tear pockets
      by Sharon Wildermann
      Fitting by video
      by Susan M. Piernan
      Removing glue residue
      by Florence Rand
      Organizer for embroidery supplies
      by Sue Marra Byham
      Helping hands inside small knit items
      by Ann Prochowicz, Stacey Callahan
    • FITTING:
      Q: Pants creep up
      A: Margaret Komives
      Q: Fashion forecast for Fall/Winter 1993
      A: Sandra Betzina
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Adding walking ease
      A: Sandra Betzina
      Q: Stabilizer for machine embroidery
      A: Yvonne Perez-Collins
    • NOTES:
      Needlework charts
      by Chris Timmons
      Sewing Business
      by Barbara Wright Sykes
      Notions to know about
      by Claire Shaeffer
      The Chain Link Conference
      by Deborah Newton
    • INDEX: 45-50
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #51: Feb/March 1994
Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Ball Gown Built for Comfort
      by Karen Seaton
    • All About Ease
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Fabric of Art: Nancy Crow
      by David Page Coffin
    • Reversible Knitting
      by M'Lou Linsert Baber
    • Swatching with Double Knitting
      by M'Lou Linsert Baber
    • Binding with Bias
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Making a Button Loop
      by Diane Ericson
    • Accurate Knitting Guage Made Easy
      by Juen Hemmons Hiatt
    • Embellishment, Lithuanian-style
      by M. Kati Meek
    • Embellishment Techniques
      by M. Kati Meek
    • Replacing a Zipper
      by Mary A. Roehr
    • The Right Pattern Size
      by Della Steineckert
    • Spiral Patchwork
      by Therese M. Inverso
    • YARNS:
      The Fabric Lovers
      by LaVerne Dickinson
    • Back Cover:
      Color Blocks
      by Nancy Crow
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      KNITTING:
      Stranded cast-on/cast-off
      EMBROIDERY:
      Counted thread work
    • TIPS:
      Doormat from large-scale knitting
      by Therese M. Inverso
      Adjustable elastic
      by Suzanne Nesmith
      Inexpensive mat for rotary cutters
      by Lori M. Graham
      Rubber O-rings as stitch markers
      by Martha Jaffe
      Telling back from front
      by Mrs. Walter Neff
      Double-fold bias strips
      by Liisa mannery
      Matching stripes
      by Marie Dunn
      Knitting sleeves before the body
      by Beth A. Kolle
      One-piece sleeve and cuff
      by Mary Hardenbrook
      Better sewing-machine brush
      by Nancy Brockland
      Point protectors for four-needle knitting
      by L. Manton
    • FITTING:
      Q: Multiple neckline corrections
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Converting zipper to button closure
      A: Claire B. Shaeffer
      Q: Prestamped cross stitch
      A: Lilo Markrich
      Q: Reversible crochet
      A: Karen Morris
    • NOTES:
      Seagirl Tapestry
      by David S. McDonald
      Sewing Business
      by Barbara Wright Sykes
      Contemporary Navajo Weaving
      by Denver Art Museum
      African-American Quilts
      by Museum of African-American Life and Culture
      Patterns of History
      by Christine Timmons
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #52: Apr/May 1994
Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Working Woman's Linen Jacket
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Knitting with Silver Wire
      by Annelise Kraus
    • Changing Seam Allowances
      by Linda Faiola
    • Marking Seam Allowances
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Color of Your own
      by Karen Livingstone
    • Power Tools for Quilt Designers
      by Margit Echols
    • Designing Knit Fabrics
      by Deborah Newton
    • On Draping a Fitted Bodice
      by Donald McCunn
    • Using a Basic Bodice to Check Pattern Fit
      by Janette Bij de-Vaate
    • The Point of an Awl
      by Elissa Meyrich
    • The Trolley Needle
      by Collette Wolff
    • Knit One, Weave Two
      by Linda M. McGurn
    • Altering a Collarless Neckline
      by Melissa Ingling-Leath
    • YARNS:
      The warped loom
      by Martha Johnson
    • Back Cover:
      A Woman Who Knows Her Nylons
      by Ellen Rixford
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Woven linen fabrics
      Armscye
      NEEDLEWORK:
      Needle-nose, round-nose pliers
      Opening/closing jump rings
      KNITTING:
      Variegated yarn
      Mattress stitch
      Dropping a stitch
      DYEING:
      Home Dyeing
      Acid dyes
      Fiber-reactive dyes
      Direct dyes
      All-purpose dyes
      Vat dyes
    • TIPS:
      Seamless intarsia
      by Nancy Larson
      Mechanized sweater unwinding
      by Lois Abele
      Reusable sewing patterns
      by Moyra A. Pepper
      Easy buttonhole markers
      by Mimi Anderson
      Handy Seam Presser
      by Andrea L. Moore
      New life for elastic
      by Suzan L. Weiner
      Thread for heavy nylon fabric
      by Nancy Barr
      Easy five-pointed designs
      by Yvonne Herrold
      Storing circular knitting needles
      by Sandee Jaastad
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting a small bust
      A: Joyce Gale
      Q: Comfortable hiking pants
      A: Rochelle Harper
      Q: Spring yarns in bloom
      A: Deborah Newton
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Men's Necktie Fabrics
      A: David Coffin
      Q: European fashion info
      A: Claire Schaeffer
      Q: Seeking beading information
      A: Gini Williams
      Q: Canadian mail-order sewing sources
      A: Cecelia Podolak
      Q: Shortening shirt sleeves
      A: David Coffin
    • NOTES:
      Patchwork Souvenirs
      by Museum of Our National Heritage
      Hats!
      by Philadelphia Museum of Art
      A Boon to cutwork
      by Yvonne Perez-Collins
      Traditional African patterns
      by O.F.A. Inc
    • Calendar
    • Schools
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #53: June/July 1994
Page Count: 94
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  • FEATURES
    • Quilting with Novelty Prints
      by Shannon Rettig
    • Sewing a Perfect Point
      by David Page Coffin
    • Creating Reversible Fabrics on the Sewing Machine
      by Yvonne Perez-Collins
    • Elegant, Functional Bindings:
      Jeanne marc garments
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Sweaters Piece by Piece
      by Natalina Carbone
    • Beading on Bias
      by Sally Gauthier
    • Folds in Fabric
      by Shirley Smith
    • Knitting a Basketweave Look-Alike
      by Gwen Fox
    • Shortening from the Waist
      by Melissa Ingling-Leath
    • Secrets of Professional Machine Applique
      by Diane Hendry
    • Spring Fashion Review:
      Patterns for spring
      by Sandra Betzina
    • YARNS:
      Cabin Fever
      by Suzanne P. Elliott
    • Back Cover:
      Painting with Thread
      by Ellen Ann Eddy
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Soft, slippery, sheer fabrics
      Tie closures
      Bobbin-case tension
      Spring needle
      KNITTING:
      Knitting backwards
    • TIPS:
      Ripping out machine-made satin stitch
      by Princesa Alexander
      Pain-free Crochet
      by Suzanne Deal-Fitzgerald
      Serge, then fold the shirt hem
      by Deborah C. Little
      Scrolling embroidery patterns
      by E.M. Brussel
      Ripping serger stitches
      by Carole C. Fisher
      Perfectly matched decreases
      by Janet E. Price
      Tip for saving tips
      by Lois Manton
      No-slip belts
      by Virginia Cavanagh
      For needlework repairs
      by Sherry Brown
      Invisible pinning for leather/suede
      by Judith Brandau
      Portable, storable quilt design wall
      by Deborah Little
      Improved steek cutting
      by Pamela Costello
      Taming slippery yarn balls
      by Barbara Eckman
      Got an old aquarium?
      by Nadine Skotheim
      Double-duty surge protector
      by Daborah A. Martin
      Keeping track of the right side
      by Zulema Ante
      Machine sewing buttons
      by Barbara McGraw
      Customized knitting guide sheets
      by Jean Margolis
      A Master Index
      by Julia Eng
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting large upper arms
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: That fishy smell in silk
      A: Henry Galler
      Q: Sewing vest points that don't curl
      A: Claire Shaeffer
      Q: Brushed finish on knits
      A: Carla Moore
    • NOTES:
      New line quilting fabrics
      by Chris Timmons
      Confused by fusibles?
      by Margaret Komives
      Sewing Business
      by Barbara Wright Sykes
      City & Guilds Institute of London
      by Coupeville Arts Center
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #54: Aug/Sept. 1994
Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Designing Clothes for Mixing and Matching:
      Donna Karan's wardrobe
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Perfecting the Straight Stitch
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Light, Lustrous Bouclé
      by Jeanne Benson
    • Applique with a Running Stitch
      by Jeanne Benson
    • Pants for Every Body
      by Mary Heiberg Larson
    • Knotted Fabric Buttons and Beads:
      Basic ball knot, braided knot, beads and toggles
      by Diane Ericson
    • Swatches for Sweaters
      by Deborah Newton
    • Embroidered Garments from Table Linens
      by Joyce Gale
    • Bead by Bead
      by Deborah Robson
    • New View of Your Quilting Stash
      by Mary Mashuta
    • Exploring Printed Patterns with Collage
      by Mary Mashuta
    • Fall Yarn Review
      by Deborah Newton
    • HUMOR:
      Fabric outlet Odyssey
      by Barbara Bullard
    • Back Cover:
      Too beautiful to walk on
      by Ottavio Missoni
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Stitching in the ditch
      Straight-stitch throat plate, foot
      Muslin
      Making a muslin
      Draping a garment
      False French seam
      KNITTING:
      Z- or S-twist
      Long-tail cast-on
      EMBROIDERY:
      Battenberg lace
      Cutwork
    • TIPS:
      Knee-operated foot petal
      by Carol Stoner
      No stairsteps when casting on(cable cast on)
      by Diane Zangl
      Secure pins for fitting
      by Beverly Stone
      High-speed Fair Isle
      by June Hemmons Hiatt
      Defending against seam slippage
      by Lauren Hunt
      Creating interactive books
      by Toni Toomey
      Quilter's paper template multiples
      by Barbara Dieges
      Pinless pattern cutting
      by Marjorie Dequincy
      Marking knitting
      by Brigitte Harris
      Button-popping secret
      by Sue Wiener
      How a pro handles jump rings
      by Phebe Allen Blake
      Storing elastics and ribbons
      by Stacey Callahan
      Ultrastrong, perfectly matched threads
      by Evelyn R. Blake
      Needle-down habit
      by Kathy Zachry
      Slick bobbin for handknitters
      by Hannelore Ring
      Easy bead pickup
      by Dawn Frierdich
      No more dropped and wayward needles
      by Deborah C. Little
    • FITTING:
      Q: Collar adjustments
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sewing vs. serger thread
      A: Gale Hazen
      Q: Removing accidental fusings
      A: Michele Stanganelli
      Q: Matching seams across a zipper
      A: Gale Hazen
    • Calendar
    • Reviews
    • Notes
    • Readers' Forum
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #55: Oct/Nov. 1994
Page Count: 98
Notes: New editor/publisher Suzanne La Rosa

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Knitting sideways
      by Molly Geissman
    • Knitting Fair Isle Sideways
      by Kate Barber
    • Textured and Tailored:
      machine quilting
      by Jeanne Lotta-Sellars
    • Playful Pockets
      by Mary C. Elliott, Susan Snyder
    • Fitting Pants on Every Body
      by Mary Heiberg Larson
    • Silk Ribbon Embroidery
      by Elizabeth Moir
    • On Piecing Symmetrical Prints
      by Margit Echols
    • Replacing a Coat's Lining
      by Bjorg Frackelton
    • Designing with a Photocopier
      by Emily Marks
    • Embellishing with Self-Fabric
      by Allyn Fiedler
    • HUMOR:
      Monkeyshines
      by Pamela Tallman
    • Back Cover:
      Cast-off Costumes
      by Estelle Akamine
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Graded seam allowances
      Add ease
      KNITTING:
      Stranded/open-edge cast-on/off
      Knitting a seam
      Three-stitch cord
      Knitted shoulder pads
    • TIPS:
      Basting difficult fabrics
      by Lonnie Piposzar
      Fingertip seam gauge
      by Terry Grant
      Oven-mitt pressing aid
      by Sharon Cirrito
      Ready-to-wear technique for skirts
      by Samina Mirza
      Bobbin threads for double needles
      by Carol Gee
      Soda-can bodkin
      by Susan Delaney
      Knitted finger puppets
      by Mimi Nelson
      Raised-thread machine embroidery
      by Jean Dunning
      Push-and-pull thimble
      by Vicki Tatum Stammer
      Uncover the dogs when machine quilting
      by Sharon Sauser
      Washable markers
      by Blanche Rehling
      Machine basting velvets
      by Andrea Moore
      Stuffed-toy scraps
      by Betty Sager
    • FITTING:
      Q: Sleeve-length adjustments
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sewing authentic-looking jeans
      A: Ron Collins
    • Reviews
    • Notes
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

YEAR 1995: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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Issue #56: Dec/Jan 1995
Page Count: 98
Notes:
And now Christine Timmons is editor...
TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • On Piping: The Basics and Beyond
      by Linda Wakefield
    • Borrowing from Calvin Klein
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • Technicolor Quilts
      by Adriene Cruz
    • Professional-Quality Notched Collar
      by Connie Long
    • Beyond Stitching by Number
      by Lilo Markrich
    • Elegant Fur Hat Takes Shape
      by Ferne Taylor
    • When Many Yarns Make a Coat
      by Ann Clarke
    • Darts Add Shape to Knitted Garments
      by Lily Chin
    • Embroidering Jewelry on the Sewing Machine
      by Mary Schaudies
    • Fashion Review
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Back Cover:
      Quilted Truths
      by Jennifer Regan
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Understitching
      Ironing leather/suede
      Sew leather/fur
      KNITTING:
      Intarsia method
      Stranded weaving
      Knitting short rows
      Slanted Decreases/increases
      EMBROIDERY:
      basketweave stitch
      horizontal tent stitch
      half-cross stitch
    • TIPS:
      Needleworkers' portfolio/swatch book
      by Suzie Elliott
      Portable, lightweight ironing surface
      by Pat Storla
      Wall storage for rolls and tubes
      by Dorothy Fusselman
      Restoring spent elastic
      by Sherry Brown
      Bias-strip folders from the kitchen
      by Cynthia Pool
      Handy hangers
      by Lena M. Wardell
      Before you fold a sewing pattern
      by Elizabeth Rydman-Harris
      Clever cast-on at the end of a row
      by Janet M. Jillson
      For smoother collars
      by Frederika Hausman
      Don't throw out cutting mat
      by Carwell Spiller
      Visual aid for French seams
      by Janet McGlynn
    • FITTING:
      Q: Skirt waist adjustments
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: What's Tencel?
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Knitting for a size D bust
      A: Deborah Newton
    • Calendar
    • Advertising Index
    • Books
    • Supplies
    • INDEX: 51-56

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ISSUE #57: Feb/March 1995
Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Designing Your Own Collars and Necklines
      by Alice Berry
    • Bedazzle a Vest with Beads
      by Sally Gazzard
    • When Armani Makes Pants
      by Lucy Brusini, Kicki Wehlou
    • Knit In Blocks of Color- without Bobbins
      by Rick Mondragon
    • Binding Quilts a Better Way
      by Ellen Anne Eddy
    • Ready For a Heavy-Duty Machine?
      by Karen maslowski
    • Crochet a Rug on Canvas
      by Mae Conner
    • Flatter Your Bustline
      by Jan Larkey
    • cut, Stack, and Stitch
      by Marie Peacey
    • Shorten a Sleeve from the Top
      by Bjorg Frackelton
    • Sew Yourself a Little Luxury:
      Custom lingerie
      by Andrea Moore
    • YARNS:
      Aunt Martha
      by Marjorie W. Tucker
    • Back Cover:
      Painting in Wool and Plastic
      by Joanna Staniszkis
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Twill tape
      Fusible thread
      Sewing narrow bound edge
      KNITTING/CROCHET:
      Knitting backwards
      Fringe
      EMBROIDERY:
      Rigid steel beading needles
      Applique for a mola
      Fly stitch
    • TIPS:
      Speedy button stitching
      by Nancy Whiting
      Managing yardage when pressing
      by Toni Toomey
      Fresh wool from recyled sweaters
      by Helen Benninger
      Alternative to the plain chain
      by Gladys Shue
      Professional-style ironing-board cover
      by Zulema Ante
      Softening scratchy wools
      by Jo Boyd
      Stiffer pattern pieces
      by Sherry Brown
      Template for a stitching box
      by Phyllis Davis
      Apply lace with blind stitch
      by Andrea Moore
      Permanent template for applique
      by Mrs. O.W. Olson
    • FITTING:
      Q: Correcting bust fit on Princess-seam patterns
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Armholes that bind
      A: Mary Smith
      Q: Creeping Quilt batts
      A: Constance Rathfon
    • Calendar
    • Reviews
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • The Frog - A Princely Closure:
      Palmate, Flat-weave, Figure-eight
      by Nancy Nehring
    • Secrets of a Precision Sewer
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Machine-Embroider Matching Fabrics
      by Connie Long
    • Fabulous Fabric Resources
      by Threads Editors
    • Design Knitwear from Sewing Patterns
      by June Hemmons Hiatt
    • Waking Up Appliqued Quilts
      by Patricia B. Campbell
    • Long Live Wrinkles!
      by Carol Lee Shanks
    • Sleeve Too Short or Too Long? Alter the Cuff!
      by Mary Smith
    • Quilt Batts- Which One's for You?
      by Constance Rathfon
    • Adventures in Stitchless Applique
      by Diane Hendry
    • Spring Knitting Notes:
      A Dozen Timeless Patterns
      by Deborah Newton
    • YARNS:
      Quilter's Block
      by Melissa Hancock
    • Back Cover:
      Wearable Nature
      by Ellen Moon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Covered snaps
      Overcasting
      Bobbin-case tension
      Quilting guide
      Spacer/shim to bridge a transition
      Between needles
    • TIPS:
      Use chisel on welt corners
      by Mary Jane McClelland
      Interfacing makes good pattern paper
      by Fredricka Housman
      Precision placement for hooks and eyes
      by Andrea Moore
      How to tie a quilt invisibly
      by Cindy Zlotnik Oraveez
      How to vacuum sergers and sewing machines
      by Elizabeth Rymer
      Keeping track of old buttons
      by Jean Margolis
      Circular needle file
      by Beth La Breche
      Grooming fringe
      by Lois Manton
      Thrift shops for notions
      by Susan Klement
      Keeping track of all the resources
      by Mary Kamman
      Easy way to mark blouse buttonholes
      by Lucy Thompson
      Easier threading for sergers
      by Erin Nesmith
      Extra pressing makes a better French seam
      by Deborah C. Little
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting Fitted Sleeves
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Low-vision sewing
      A: Julia Read
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • FEATURES
    • Stealing from the Tie Rack
      by Angela Candela
    • Battenberg Lace
      by Jane Viking Swanson
    • How to Avoid the Repair Shop
      by John Giordano
    • Design with Knitted Cord
      by Nicky Epstein
    • Success with Sheer Silks
      by Laura Hotchkiss Brown
    • Baseball Cap to Call Your Own
      by Toni Toomey
    • Tips for Better Lapped Zippers
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Bought for the Hips, Too Large in the Shoulder?
      by Melissa Ingling-Leath
    • Quilted Skyscapes
      by Carol Anne Grotrian
    • Subtle Color Shading for Patterned Knits
      by Rebekah Younger
    • Spring Pattern Review:
      Best Styles and Patterns
      by Sandra Betzina
    • YARNS:
      The Meeting Knitters
      by Susan Levin
    • Back Cover:
      Couture for Chairs
      by Laurel Sprigg
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Zipper feet
      Buckran
      Fiber-reactive dyes
      Direct dyes
      All-purpose dyes
      Pivoting a dart
      KNITTING:
      Grafting/Kitchener stitch
      Mattress stitch
      Sinker
    • TIPS:
      Another yarn recycling tip
      by Terry Anderson
      Pattern-reinforcing ideas
      by Sherry Brown, Sue Weiner
      To cast off loosely
      by Jennifer Lobb
      Machine hemming with lace
      by Gail Manning
      Recycled notions storage
      by Mary E. Green
      End-of-bobbin warning signal
      by Pat Sharp
      Customizing your tape measure
      by Lucy Thompson
      Keep unpieced pieces in place
      by Mary Beth Bellah
      Pair of cutting-surface tips
      by Margaret Marinucci, Juinona J. Porter
      One-step elastic pulling/tube turning
      by Toni Toomey
      Storing used but still-live needles
      by Jenny Lewis
      Taming tangled embroidery threads
      by K.C. Saxe
      Why backstitch?
      by Phyllis Stillwell
      Better lint remover for sewing machines
      by Judith E. Smith
      Thimble alternative
      by Dawn Lesley Stewart
    • FITTING:
      Q: Shoulder-pad alterations
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: How to measure yarn yardage
      A: Tina Bradford
      Q: Authentic Scottish accessories
      A: Cheryl Clark
      Q: Left-handed crochet
      A: Gwen Blakley Kinsler
      Q: Crewel embroidery search
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 102
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  • FEATURES
    • Bathrobe of Washable Silk
      by Linda Lee
    • Can a Computer Solve Your Fitting Problems?
      by Sue Bennett
    • The Gored Skirt
      by Marcy Tilton
    • One-Layer Tailoring
      by David Page Coffin
    • Easy Applique for Complex Shapes
      by Beatriz Grayson
    • Dye-Paint Garment Fabrics
      by Ann Johnston
    • Quick to Make:
      Cowl-Neck Scarf
      by Karen Morris
    • Stay Tape Prevents Stretch
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • Tame the Rolled-Hemmer Foot
      by Andrea Moore
    • Shortcut to Great Linings
      by Connie Long
    • CLOSURES:
      HOme Management
      by Kathy Elias
    • Back Cover:
      In Detail
      by Claire McCardell
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Grainline
      Off grain
      Straightening the grain
    • TIPS:
      Pair of easy pattern weights
      by Charlene Brussat, Rosemary Bowditch
      Covered buttons with no show-through
      by Andrea Moore
      Is there a light box hiding in your sewing room?
      by Regina Madory Walters
      Quilt ties that don't tear
      by Lori M. Graham
      Hang up your stored magazines
      by Ann E. Taecker
      When your fabric is stored in boxes
      by Joanne Tippens
      Heat-resistant, laser-printable template material
      by Pat Andreatta
      Alternative to pattern paper
      by Elizabeth Rymer
      Ultimate insulation
      by Corrie Chorba
      Hand-hemming prints
      by Evelyn L. Blake
    • FITTING:
      Q: Blouse hems that ride up
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Success with Polarfleece
      A: Barbara Emodi
      Q: Wide fabrics for quilt blocks
      A: Lynn Lewis Young
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 102
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  • DETAILS
    • Machine-stitched Applique Curves(celtic designs!)
      by Jane Conlon
    • Accessories: The Serpentine Hem
      by Adrienne Saint-Pierre
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Setting in a Jacket Sleeve
      by Margaret Komives
    • Taming the Slippery Beast
      by toni Toomey
    • Reviving Tired Waistbands
      by Mary Roehr
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Felted-Wool Patch
      by Therese M. Inverso
    • Rethinking Pattern Alteration
      by Della Steineckert
  • DESIGN
    • Before You Sew
    • Seams and Edges:
      Zoran's Minimal Magic
      by Fred Bloebaum
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Felt Scaps
      by Terese Inverso
    • CLOSURES:
      Provoke Your Sewing Spirit
      by John Giordano
    • BACK COVER:
      Historic Costume Collection, Mt. Mary College
      in Milwaukee, WI
    • BASICS:
      SEWING:
      Shrink before you sew
      Preshrink fusible interfacing
    • TIPS:
      More visible applique
      by Avril Bright
      Quick elastic belt loops
      by Shelly Scoresby
      Improved sleeve patterns
      by Marcy Tilton
      Ultimate thread pick-up
      by Andrea Moore
      Super thread ripper for the fearless
      by Barbara Lenz
      Dart-marking templates
      by Stacey Callahan
      Quilt-/Fabric-viewing tool
      by Susan Stewart
    • FITTING:
      Q: Refining a sleeve to match an altered armscye
      A: Mary Heiberg Larson
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: An authentic letter jacket
      A: Betsy Westman
      Q: Fusible interfacing bubbles
      A: Toni Toomey
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 102
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  • DETAILS
    • Impressionistic Silk-Ribbon Embroidery
      by Annette B. Coan
    • Custom Buttons that Shine
      by Jeffrey Mayer
    • Off the Rack-and Ready to Bead
      by Jane Conlon
  • TECHNIQUES
    • The Pros on Pressing
      by David Page Coffin
    • Winding Welts Around a Curve
      by Starr Hashiguchi
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Grain-Straight Garments, Even if You're Not
      by Sandra Newman-Levy
    • Corduroy
      by Andrea Moore
  • DESIGN
    • Piece a Puzzle Coat
      by Katherine Tilton
    • Apron For All Seasons
      by John Giordano
    • Quilts: Success with Stripes
      by Marilyn Henrion
    • Pattern Review
      by Marcy Tilton
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Quilting with stripes small scale
      by Karen Morris
    • CLOSURES:
      In Praise of Ironing
      by Geri Davis
    • BACK COVER:
      Fall/Winter collection
      by Evelyn de Clercq
    • TIPS:
      Fail-safe shank buttons
      by Melissa Ingling-Leath
      Rolling rulers for rotary-cut strips
      by Elizabeth Rymer
      Properly dampened press cloths
      by Carol Stoner
      Ravel-free button backing
      by Darleen Clements
      Rust-free Storage
      by Winnie Pomeroy
      Pivoting heave work
      by Cecelia Schmeider
      Tangle-free bobbin holders
      by Judy Mason
      Positioning fusibles easily
      by Joyce Auenson
    • FITTING:
      Q: Increasing bust shaping for several styles
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: From Knits to Woven
      A: Ann Person
      Q: Elusive color wheel
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Swatches for Color Draping
      A: Judith Rasband
    • INDEX: 57-62
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DESIGN
    • When Geometry Meets Fashion:
      Ronaldus Shamask
      by Laura Hotchkiss Brown, Susan Stark
    • Behind the Pattern(piece quilting)
      by Margit Echols
    • Weave a Patchwork Vest, No Piecing Required
      by Lois Ericson
  • TECHNIQUES
    • To Turn a Better Point
      by David Page Coffin
    • Amazing, Expanding Waistband
      by Julia Reidy Linger
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Polartec- No-Fuss Fabric for the '90's
      by Linda Faiola
    • Fleece Garments with Style, Not Bulk
      by Karen Morris
  • DETAILS
    • Hidden Embroidery in Every Machine
      by Carla Lopez
    • There's "Fabric" in Your Sock Drawer
      by Linda Wakefield
    • Red-Hot Accessories
      by Nancy Snell
    • Distinctive Braid Buttons
      by Nancy Nehring
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Dimensional Embroidery
      by Wanda Gayer
    • CLOSURES:
      If Woody Allen ran a fabric store
      by Susan B. Allen
    • BACK COVER:
      Hemlines
      by Nancy Snell
    • BASICS:
      Great Gathering- a sure thing
      by Shirley L. Smith
    • TIPS:
      Pivoting corners on chiffon hems
      by Laura Hotchkiss
      Storing notion directions
      by Jan Mahusky
      No-sag quilt hangers
      by M. Parfitt
      No-stretch elastic bobbin winding
      by Liz Violante
      Smoother shoulder lines
      by Gail Manning
    • FITTING:
      Q: Pants fitting for a protruding derriere
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: The Perfect Diaper
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Pattern vs retail sizing
      A: Jannette Bij de-Vaate
      Q: Where to get those patterns?
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Balloon-Chain Embellishment
      by Elaine P. Curtis
    • Details to Die For:
      Judith Lundell, Lin Johnson
      by David Page Coffin
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Easy Pleated Skirts
      by Kicki S. Wehlou
    • The Unsung Tools: Sewing Templates
      by Linda Lee
    • "Ribbing" for any Knit Fabric
      by Dorothy Amo
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Smooth Sewing on Hight-Tech Outerwear Fabrics
      by Barbara Emodi
  • DESIGN
    • Ribbonwork Flowers
      by Camela Nitschke
    • Border Prints on the Move
      by Joyce Gale
    • Stitch Without Stopping
      by Robin Golobic Alcorn
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Send a sewing card
      by Andrea Moore
    • CLOSURES:
      Scissors
      by Liza Taylor
    • BACK COVER:
      1928 Court Presentation Gown
      by Boue Soeurs
    • BASICS:
      Flat-felled Seams
      by David Page Coffin
    • TIPS:
      Handy button protectors
      by Marvis Lutz
      Hot air
      by Rene Simpson
      Make your own bias tape
      by Lilly Thorne
      Easy hem marking
      by Donna Dunann
      A tip of the hat
      by John Mangiapane
      Blood, begone!
      by Judith E. Smith
    • FITTING:
      Q: Broad shoulders
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Lights for true color
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Patterns that fit/flatter a mature figure
      A: Gale Grigg Hazen
      Q: Sewing diagonal prints
      A: Marcy Tilton
    • Index to BASICS Section
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Origami to Go
      by Glenda Scott
    • The So-Easy Sarong
      by Teresa Montalvo, Joanne Beretta
    • Pattern Review
      by Marcy Tilton
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Hem It Right!
      by Melissa Ingling-Leath
    • Not Your Ordinary T-Shirt
      by Marcy Tilton
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Easy and Elegant Linen
      by Susan Khalje
    • Test Style and Fit Before You Sew
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
  • DESIGN
    • New Look for Traditional Strip Piecing
      by Jean Liittschwager
    • Tuxedo-Shirt Vests
      by Cathie Marano
    • Quilts with Something to Say
      by Beatriz Grayson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Overstitched Bags/Portfolios
      by Susan B. Allen
    • CLOSURES:
      Dreams of Glory
      by Demetra C. Wilson
    • BACK COVER:
      Vintage White embroidered blouses
      by Carla Lopez
    • BASICS:
      Tissue/Pin-fitting
      by Shirley L. Smith
    • TIPS:
      Elegant Polartec Edging
      by Nancy Jung
      Put your best facing forward
      by Elizabeth Martin
      Keep your buttons on
      by Suzan Wiener
      Reinforced Cardboard Templates
      by Sherry Brown
      Easy-to-find tape measure
      by Shirley W. Belleranti
      Invisible Zippers, simplified
      by Sheilah Barrett-Sandler
    • FITTING:
      Q: Removing excess width across the upper chest
      A: Sue DeSanna
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: What's that linen shirt?
      A: David Page Coffin
      Q: Denim hems that flip
      A: Melissa Ingling-Leath
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Print with Erasers
      by Jeanne Williamson
    • Ruffler: Not for Ruffles Only
      by Andrea Moore
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Almost-Reversible Welt Pocket
      by Linda Lee
    • Jeans Zipper Broken?
      by Bjorg Frackelton
    • Machine-Embroidery Stabilizers
      by Millie Schwandt
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Operation Ravel Control
      by Kathryn Gremley
    • Latticwork Vest
      by Lyla Messinger
  • DESIGN
    • Edges Alive!(appliqued collage)
      by Rosemary Eichorn
    • Pointillist Quilting
      by Laurie Swim
    • Cuffs, Begone
      by Lois Ericson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      "Clay" buttons and jewelry
      by Annie Coan, Jody Dufresne
    • CLOSURES:
      At the Tea Party
      by Linda Britt
    • BACK COVER:
      Embellished silk garments
      by Andrea Gabrielle
    • BASICS:
      Making Your Mark
      Toni Toomey
    • TIPS:
      Avoid prewash tangles
      by mary jane McClelland
      Easy-to-find machine needles
      by Lynn M. Schelitzche
      Glue down that shirttail
      by Beverly C. Stone
      Well-oiled toothpick
      by Shelly Scoresby
      Foolproof button reattachment
      by Evelyn Owens
      Bobbins at the ready
      by Gail Manning
      Antique patterns...and hockey pucks
      by Susan Ward
      Shaking serger fixed
      by Diane McNevich
      Very wide sewing guide
      by Ginetta Huntress
      Get a grip!
      by Carol L. Ahles
      A tiny patch
      by Rochelle P. Kenny
    • FITTING:
      Q: Sleeve and bodice fitting for forward shoulders
      A: Sue Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Quilting with older fabrics
      A: Mary Mashuta
      Q: Puzzle-coat paint
      A: Katherine Tilton
      Q: Early Christmas Preparations
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • The Shopper's Vest
      by Jo Reimer
    • Off the Rack and Read to Hemstitch
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Getting Better on the Bias
      by Elissa Meyrich
    • The Dream (sewing)Machine
      by John Giordano
    • Sewing Leather Fearlessly
      by Kathryn Brenne
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Stitch-and-Slash Fabric
      by Kathleen Deneris
    • Re-embroider Lace
      by Joyce Gale
  • DESIGN
    • The Quilt Reinvented
      by Sherri Wood
    • Updating the Cowboy Shirt
      by David Page Coffin
    • Who Can Resist Cut Velvet and Beads?
      by Jane Conlon
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Pillow and Pyramid Gift Boxes
      by Jane Conlon
    • CLOSURES:
      Preserving the Past
      by T.R. Kelley
    • BACK COVER:
      Pleated Men's Neckties
      by Perry Jones
    • BASICS:
      Fastening threads
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • TIPS:
      For needle-retentive types
      by Carol S. DeBaets
      Sampling your machine's capabilities
      by Patricia Ann Van Maanen
      Pin Wall saves backaches
      by Stephanie Santmyers
      Advice from John, ripper of seams
      by John J. Wordin
      A Sheer secret
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • FITTING:
      Q: Tapering or widening pants
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Tricky zipper repair
      A: Bjorg Frackelton
      Q: Fleece(gloves) with fingers
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Pieced-Silk Pins
      by Karen Schmelzer
    • Silk-Ribbon Embroidery by Machine!
      by Carolynn Baker
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Foolproof Notched Collar
      by Jan Schoen
    • Understanding Underlining
      by Sandra Betzina
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Fabulous Fabric by Mail
      by Susan B. Allen
    • Faux Fur Insets
      by Leah Crain
  • DESIGN
    • Heavenly Embellishment
      by Andra Gabrielle
    • Perfecting the Parka
      by Lela Scott Landis
    • "Novelty" Quilting
      by Laura Jennings
    • Pattern Review
      by Marcy Tilton
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Ribbonwork Holiday Stocking
      by Linda Lee
    • CLOSURES:
      The Boxer Rebellion
      by Darcy Falk
    • BACK COVER:
      Designer wool jacket
      by Pauline Trigere
    • BASICS:
      Machine Needles
      by Millie Schwandt
    • TIPS:
      Improve topstitching at corners
      by Kristine Donohue
      Eye-catching rotary cutter case
      by Shelly Scoresby
      We Gather together
      by Cecelia Schmieder
      Perfect fabric for pattern tracing (or yardwork)
      by Do Jones
      That's two, two, two blades in one
      by Pat Thiel
      Storing your stash
      by Lillian A. Henry
      for elegant zippers
      by Patricia Beecher
    • FITTING:
      Q: Changing patterns at sleeve and shoulder
      A: Sue Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Easy circle skirt
      A: Joyce Gale
    • INDEX: 63-68
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • DETAILS
    • Add Texture with Trapunto
      by Jane Conlon
    • Discovered Buttons
      by Nancy Nehring
    • Dyeing with a Pleater
      by Ana Lisa Hedstrom
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Make Buddies with Your Binder
      by Andrea Moore
    • Demystifying the Serger
      by Millie Schwandt
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Draft a Slim Skirt That Fits!
      by Karen Howland
    • New Hemline for an Old Jacket
      by Mary Smith
    • Cloth with No Wrong Side
      by Mary Elliott
  • DESIGN
    • Quilted Landscapes from Straight stitches
      by Dottie Moore
    • Adventures with Ultrasuede
      by Annette Ames
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Stitch an easy bra-slip
      by Connie Long
    • CLOSURES:
      Test Your Sewing skills
      by cindy Brown Bair
    • BACK COVER:
      Filigree leather appliques
      by Paul Poiret
    • BASICS:
      Bias strips made easy
      by Karen Morris
    • TIPS:
      Polished piping
      by Gail cooper
      Clear solution for tangled thread
      by Connie Quarre
      Precision tools from surprising places
      by Anita Doroshevich
      Buttons are a snap
      by V. Heckenthaler
      Leather needle pierces all
      by Lauren Kramar
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting a bodybuilder
      A: Sue Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Tencel update
      A: Claire Shaeffer
      Q: Wider sewing-machine neck
      A: John Giordano
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Push-Button Patchwork
      by Iris Lee
    • Pocket Play
      by Diane Ericson
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Serge a Mock-Tailored Jacket
      by Kitty Benton
    • Draft Your Own Pants Pattern
      by Peggy Sagers
    • Two-in-One Silk Jacket
      by Shirley Mannocci
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Slinky Knit, You Flatterer, You
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
    • Traditional Japanese Textiles
      by Cheryl A. Imperatore
  • DESIGN
    • Horsehair Braid, Center Stage
      by Linda Lee
    • Quilting Day by Day
      by Nancy Halpern
    • Birth of a Couture Collection:
      House of Feraud
      by Nathalie Girod
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Make your own hangers
      by Dianne Boate
    • CLOSURES:
      Singer Sewing Machine Man
      by Mary McCallum
    • BACK COVER:
      Navy silk organza baseball jacket
    • BASICS:
      Construction threads
      by Millie Schwandt
    • TIPS:
      Adjusting table height
      by Madeline Gillespie
      Sewers need extra buttons, too
      by Peg Pennell
      Look, Martha, it's craft-panel couture
      by Cathie Marano
      Letter-perfect quilt labels
      by Cynthia Santiago
      Out of pocket
      by Patricia Ann Van Maanen
      Pattern Pieces from interfacing
      by Kevin Brooker
      Skip the muslin, fit the lining
      by Mildred Silver
      Press cloth to see through
      by Frances Cowan
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting the seated figure
      A: Susan Schwartz
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sun-protective fabrics
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Elusive 5/8" seam
      A: Carol Ahles
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • DETAILS
    • Bedazzled Buttonholes
      by Carla Lopez
    • Buckled Belts That Beckon
      by Shirley L. Smith
    • Magic "Ruffled" Pocket
      by Annette Ames
  • TECHNIQUES
    • No-Stuff Trapunto
      by Patricia Nelson
    • Inside Galanos
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • Pull-On Chiffon
      by Sandra Betzina
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Bra Dilemma - Solved!
      by Cynthia Elam
    • Hemp, the Forgotten Fabric
      by Nancy Nehring
  • DESIGN
    • Symmetry for Quilters
      by Jeanne Benson
    • Give Four Designers a Little Fabric...:
      Bird Ross, Nancy Erickson, Annette Ames, Diane Ericson
      by The Editors
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Sewn fabric bezel- Seashells to wear
      by Judy Atwell
    • CLOSURES:
      Birth of a Milliner
      by Claudia Lynch
    • BACK COVER:
      1930's Wedding Gown
      Collection of Charles Kleibacker
    • BASICS:
      Straight Pins
      by Toni Toomey
    • Pattern Review:
      Best bets for Spring/Summer
      by Marcy Tilton
    • TIPS:
      Fabric-shopping system
      by Jessica Clark
      Follow the puncture lines
      by Jeanne F. Schimmel
      Couture hanging loops
      by Susan Khalje
      Sand-wash silk at home
      by Sheila Carnegie
      Zipper science
      by Paula Rak
    • FITTING:
      Q: Sleeve Wrinkles
      A: Susan Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Tailoring for Men
      A: Kathryn Brenne
      Q: Pockets for shoulder pads
      A: Frances Cowan
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Precision Piping
      by Gail Cooper
    • Introducing the Circle Maker
      by Jewel Flegal
    • Cutwork for Knits
      by Beverly Johnson
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Easy Curved Piecing
      by Dana Bontrager
    • Sew a Better Blouse Yoke
      by Connie Long
    • No More Wobbly Welts
      by Kenneth King
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Room to Move:
      Slim skirt back vent
      by Susan Andriks
    • Dear Old Denim
      by Jan Moss
  • DESIGN
    • Inspired Crazy Piecing
      by Sylvia Einstein
    • Dyeing with Bleach
      by Lois Ericson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Your very own cut velvet
      by Karen Morris
    • CLOSURES:
      The sewing room
      by Donna M. Bronner
    • BACK COVER:
      Tulle and cock feathers shawl
      by Debra Moises
    • BASICS:
      Easing in a Seam
      by David Page Coffin
    • TIPS:
      Improved tomato tactics
      by Ann Shurtleff
      Use selvage as trim
      by Lois Jungas
      Safety goggles for sewing
      by Jane Conlon
      Multipurpose mattress pad
      by Myra C. Propst
      Tighter knots
      by Joan T. Benson
      More tomato technology
      by Marje Medri
      Expandable buttonholes
      by Lavada Norko
      Neat quilt labels
      by M. Parfitt
    • FITTING:
      Q: Choking necklines
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Patternmaking study
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Gore-Tex in 2 or 3 layers
      A: Rochelle Harper
      Q: Is tea-dyeing safe?
      A: Rita Marx
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Tassels, Tassels, Tassels!
      by Mary Goodson
    • Stenciling Workshop
      by Diane Ericson
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Zip It Up!
      by Susan Khalje
    • Bargello by the Piece
      by Jean Liittschwager
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Custom Leggings ina Snap
      by Tara Arnold
    • Primer on Sewing Knits
      by Ann Person
    • Process for Plaids
      by Barbara Deckert
  • DESIGN
    • Master Tailor, Richard Tyler
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Quilt It Freehand
      by Joe Cunningham
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Patchwork Puzzle Pins
      by Therese M. Inverso
    • CLOSURES:
      The Fabric Police
      by ReAnn Scott
    • BACK COVER:
      Pleated silk jacket
      by Ferdinando Sarmi
    • BASICS:
      Presser feet
      by Toni Toomey
    • TIPS:
      Hems of sheer brilliance
      by Gail Manning
      Quilter's Band-Aid
      by Beth Rymer
      Match point
      by Marcy Tilton
      Ultimate moth insurance
      by Jane Conlon
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting the Neck
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Removable fur collar/cuffs
      A: Kathryn Brenne
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Ribbonwork Ornaments
      by Camela Nitschke
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Behind-the-Seams Designer Pockets
      by Linda Lee
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Stop! Are You Sure That Pattern Will Work?
      by Barbara Emodi
    • Fabulous Cheater's Felt
      by Donna Rhodes
    • Simply Silk
      by Frances Cowan
  • DESIGN
    • High-Style, Low-Tech
      by Valerie Beggs
    • High-Voltage Quilts
      by Robin Cowley
    • Six Ways to Dress Up Fleece Fabric!
      by Rochelle Harper
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • Pattern Review:
      Fall/Winter Favorites
      by Marcy Tilton
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Beads and Tulle
      by Debra Blum, Moises Diaz
    • CLOSURES:
      Skirting the Issue
      by Roxana Chalmers
    • BACK COVER:
      Flax Braid Embroidered Wool Cape
    • BASICS:
      With-nap layout
      by Shirley L. Smith
    • TIPS:
      Two rows of pins are better than one
      by ViBrina Coronado
      Hold templates in place
      by Darleen A. Clemens
      Better grabber
      by Sandra Tebbs
      Drawer for wayward clippings
      by Gail Leone
      Restraining your equipment
      by Jenny Wesner
      Washable accessories
      by Ilene Elliston
    • FITTING:
      Q: Full thighs, narrow waist
      A: Sue Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Recycling Jacket down
      A: Edward Clements
      Q: Sticky needles from fusibles
      A: Toni Toomey
    • INDEX: 69-74
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • DETAILS
    • Unforgettable Slot Seam
      by Jeffrey Mayer
    • Beret of One's Own
      by Carine Fraley
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Pants-Pattern Upgrade
      by Mary Ellen Flury
    • Test That Interfacing!
      by Sylvia Mitchell
    • No-Bulk Envelope Welts
      by Judy Barlup
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Clone Yourself a Fitting Assistant
      by David Page Coffin
    • Lush, Embossed Velvet
      by Mary Benagh O'Neil
  • DESIGN
    • Just Add Some Leather
      by Sandy Scrivano
    • Go-Anywhere Kimono Coat
      by Daniel Blow
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Soutache Belts
      by Karen Morris
    • CLOSURES:
      Threads on Vacation
    • BACK COVER:
      Brown 1920's Dinner Dress
    • BASICS:
      Utility stitches
      by Toni Toomey
    • TIPS:
      Fee, fie, faux piping
      by Diane Ericson
      Big and tall-sized worktables
      by Helen M. Schmidt
      Tie one on
      by Betty dorfan
      Easier needle threading
      by Mildred Bowles
      Pattern weights with appeal
      by Trish Randall
    • FITTING:
      Q: Walking room in pants
      A: Della Steineckert
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Copyright violations
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Sew custom gloves
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Cording: Beyond the Button Loop
      by Lois Ericson
    • Double-Take on Embroidery
      by Sylvia Marie Polk
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Bias 101
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Petersham Waistband
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Sew in Comfort
      by John Giordano
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Fabric Store in Your Mailbox?
      by Barbara Blom
    • Sizing up to Plus Sizes
      by Barbara Deckert
  • DESIGN
    • Design Ideas from a Miyake Shirt
      by Tara Arnold
    • Pieced, Textured, and Graphic
      by Anna Carlson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Great Pillows 1,2,3
      by Linda Lee
    • CLOSURES:
      A Sewing Legacy
      by Sharon Broussard
    • BACK COVER:
      1928 Pleated Silk Skirt from China
    • BASICS:
      Perfect seams
      by Jan Bones
    • TIPS:
      Wardrobe to dye for
      by Nancy Williams
      Precision prewashing
      by Cynthia Santiago
      That old Magic tape has me in its spell
      by Luci Young Blood
      Quick, damage-free quilt hanging
      by Jennifer d'Entremont
      Custom-painted zipper tabs
      by Sheilah Barrett
      Quilts come clean with automotive Gunk
      by Elizabeth A. Moriarty
      Trapunto at the hemline
      by Joanne Spencer
      Long-lasting knots
      by Darleen A. Clements
      Double your buttons, double your fun
      by Donna Davis
      Negotiating the loops
      by Jan Jasper
    • FITTING:
      Q: Dowager's hump
      A: Sue Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sewing groups in Canada
      A: Kathryn Brenne
      Q: Fabrics with static
      A: Kay Villa
      Q: Velvet scarf Edges
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Fagoting by Machine
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • There's More Than One Way to Line a Vest
      by Celeste Percy
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Soup Up Your Sewing Machine
      by Andrea Moore
    • Silk Thread for Construction? Yes!
      by Linda Lee
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • From Tablecloth to Terrific Garment
      by Jenny Archer Atwood
    • Get in the Swim!
      (sew custom swimwear)
      by Joanne Molesky
  • DESIGN
    • Enter the Third(quilted) Dimension
      by Anita Medina
    • Sewing Less Is More
      by Marsha Day
    • Playing with Design:
      Rosemary Eichorn, Linda Lee, Jacquelyn Nouveau
      by The Editors
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Simplest Summer Skirt
      by Karen Morris
    • CLOSURES:
      Ask Pansy
      by Laura Wasilowski
    • BACK COVER:
      Princess-style cotton jacket
      by Vivienne Westwood
    • BASICS:
      Staystitching
      by Jan Bones
    • NOTES:
      Taking the Pain Out of Stains
      by Diana L. Carswell
    • Pattern Review:
      Best Spring/Summer
      by Marcy Tilton
    • TIPS:
      How to shorten your arms!
      by Barbara Conte Gaugel
      Better tailor's tack
      by Diana Hilliard
      Sorry, she's in conference
      by Ginger Hale
      Refined serger-thread habits
      by Jan Ede
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting Princess Seams
      A: Susan Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sewing reversible swimwear
      A: Joanne Molesky
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Pin-Tuck on the Wild Side
      by Jean Liittschwager
    • Perfect Little Bag
      by Leslie Maddocks Hiatt
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Understanding Thread Tension
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • Lining Pants
      by Connie Long
    • Decorative Designer Tacks
      by Nancy Nehring
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • What Makes "Basic" Patterns Basic?
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Introducing Fusible Wigan
      by Mary Ellen Flury
  • DESIGN
    • Sewers, Look East!
      Simple Frog Closures
      Miter bound corners
      by Linda Lee
    • Flipped over Piecing
      by Becky Brodersen
    • Build a Design File
      by Diane Ericson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Pillow from Neckties
      by Shirley Botsford
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Bernina's New Machines
      by John Giordano
    • CLOSURES:
      Seaside Seamstresses
      by Cecilia Macheski
    • BACK COVER:
      1926 Hand-stitched pin tucking silk-crepe dress
      by Madeleine Vionnet
    • BASICS:
      Trimming/grading Seams
      by Joanne Molesky
    • TIPS:
      Templates for many tasks
      by Rochelle P. Kenny
      Lip-smacking needle case
      by Bobbie Kopf
      Never-ending supply of tailor's tacks
      by Eileen Olmstead
      Artistic stain coverage
      by Jo Boyd
      Jarring disply of buttons
      by Janet Homec
    • FITTING:
      Q: Perfecting pants legs
      A: Susan Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Felted wool- buy or make?
      A: Jane Conlon
      Q: More on copyrights
      A: Karen Maslowski
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Top-Notch Topstitching
      by Jane Conlon
    • Tools for Topstitching
      by Jane Conlon
    • Perfect Contour Belt
      by Paddye Mann
  • TECHNIQUES
    • 20 Ways to Improve Your Sewing
      by Barbara Emodi
    • Pocket Stays for Pleated Pants
      by Christine Rowan
    • Lapped Zippers Rule!
      by Shirley Smith
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Your Sloper as a Fitting Tool
      by Karen Howland
    • Mastering Microfibers
      by Fred Bloebaum
  • DESIGN
    • Prints Meet Hand-Dyed Fabrics - and Fall In Love
      by Joyce Mori
    • Celebrating Cartridge Pleats
      by Jeffrey Mayer
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Plenty of Plus-size Patterns!
      by Barbara Deckert
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Fabric-origami Treasure Box
      by Louise LoPinto Hutchison
    • CLOSURES:
      Goooing UUUUP!
      by John Giordano
    • BACK COVER:
      1840 Quaker Wedding Dress
    • BASICS:
      Darts build shape
      by Shirley Smith
    • TIPS:
      Velvet board substitutes
      by Shirley J. Crooks
      Need a huge sewing surface?
      by Valerie Reinhold
      Handy ribbon pressing
      by Carol Curtis
      Bag those fat quarters
      by Patricia Aumann
      Where is that clear plastic edge?
      by Janet Jillson
    • FITTING:
      Q: Gaping necklines
      A: Susan Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Smooth join on quilt binding
      A: Cheryl Coville
      Q: Bustline "gaposis"
      A: Cherise Hughes
      Q: Ruching, defined
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Changing the color of fur
      A: Kathryn Brenne
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • DETAILS
    • The Unsweet Ruffle(cover)
      by Caroline Cutrona Hottenstein
    • Wool-Jersey "Cutwork"
      by Jean Cacicedo
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Stitching Great Curves
      by Shirley Botsford
    • Which Serger Stitch When?
      by Millie Schwandt
    • Test-Drive Those Embroidery Machines
      by John Giordano
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Upholstery Fabrics for Jackets? You Bet!
      by Marcy Driver
    • Sew Velvet- Fearlessly!
      by Linda Lee
  • DESIGN
    • Think of Pockets as Windows
      by Diane Ericson
    • Claire McCardell's Revolutionary Ready-to-Wear
      by Valerie Steele
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • PATTERN REVIEW:
      Best Bets for Fall/Winter
      by Marcy Tilton
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Gossamer Ribbon-Work Scarves
      by Debra Blum, Moises Diaz
    • CLOSURES:
      A Blanket From Ben
      by Cindy Zlotnik Oravecz
    • BACK COVER:
      40's Wool Suit with velvet trim
      by Evelyn Varon
    • BASICS:
      Clip and Notch for smooth curves and sharp corners
      by Joanne Molesky
    • TIPS:
      Buttonhole insurance
      by Sue Wiener
      Jam-proof sheer seams
      by Annette Ames
      Adjustable rods for hanging quilts
      by Elizabeth Rymer
      Combine odd buttons
      by Toni Grogan
      Annoying thread clips, begone!
      by Jan Salhoff
      Hookable hooks and eyes
      by Susan Khalje
      Perfect interfacing
      by Darlene McDonald
    • FITTING:
      Q: How Darts affect Length
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Getting rid of moths(freezing)
      A: Karen Morris
    • INDEX: 75-80
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Fabric in Bloom:
      Flowers from fashion scraps
      by Celeste Sheets
    • Silk-Ribbon Bobbin Work
      by Laura Jennings
    • Design Workshop for Free-Motion Embroidery
      by Gabriella Verstraeten
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Let it Rain:
      High-tech outerwear fabrics
      by Rochelle Harper
    • Perfect Pleats for Every Body
      by Gale Grigg Hazen
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Fabric Lovers Always Carry a Flame:
      How to do a burn test
      by Mary Elliott and Elaine Zarse
    • Wool Gauze: Featherweight and Fabulous
      by Sarah Veblen
  • DESIGN
    • Sleeve-Cap Design for Hard-to-Ease Fabrics
      by Jeffrey Mayer, Todd Conover
    • Shattered Quilts
      by Ellen Adams
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Gorgeous Beaded Buttons
      by Jane Conlon
    • CLOSURES:
      Life support for a sewing machine
      by Sylvia Weir
    • BACK COVER:
      Trapunto Quilted Silk Robe, 1953
      by students at Rifredi School
    • BASICS:
      Pattern Layouts
      by Jan Bones
    • TIPS:
      Buttons: safeguarding and changing
      by Josephine Harkness
      Needle-nose pliers
      by Jeanne F. Schimmel
      Silky chiffon "chenille"
      by Carol Stoner
      Quilt needles for silk hems
      by Janice A. Park
      Oh, sew, can you see?
      by Valerie Reinhold Taber
      Right thread for the job
      by Darleen A. Clements
      Unfuse your soleplate
      by Jacquelyn Nouveau
      Buttonhole magic
      by Gay L. Fahrner
    • FITTING:
      Q: Necklines that Float
      A: Sue Bennett
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Bras for Mastectomy
      A: Cindy elam
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Machine-Stitch Sashiko the Easy Way
      by Mary Parker
  • TECHNIQUES
    • The Armani Effect
      by Marcy Tilton
    • How to Use a French Curve
      by Peggy Sagers
    • Love Your Sewing Machine
      by Sally Hickerson
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Featherweight Felt that Drapes
      by Polly Stirling
    • Fitting the Figure After 55
      by Susan Bennett
  • DESIGN
    • Color Workshop
      by Christine Barnes
    • Start with a Square(make a hat)
      by Laura White
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Scarves with a message
      by Carine Fraley
    • CLOSURES:
      Needle Nonsense
      by Salley Mavor
    • BACK COVER:
      1952 Dior silk-organza cocktail dress
    • BASICS:
      Understitching
      by Joanne Molesky
    • TIPS:
      Foolproof shirt or blouse hems
      by Jeanne Harmon
      Stress-free interfacing
      by Darlene McDonald
      Secrets of a stitch and slasher
      by Sylvia Whitesides
      Taming Tiger Tape
      by Jo D. Goldman
      Sewing over pins
      by Rosemary Bowditch
      Old feet can't be beat
      by Dawn A. Jardine
      Hip Solution to jackets that hang up
      by Liz Violante
    • FITTING:
      Q: Altering design details
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Lightweight separating zipper
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Plus-size patterns for girls
      A: Barbara Deckert
      Q: What's happened to Axion?
      A: Diana Carswell
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Great Elastic Waistband
      by Linda Lee
    • Diaphanous Summer T-Shirt
      by Debra Blum, Moises Diaz
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Armani Jackets: The Inside Story
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Hidden Ruler in Your Machine
      by John Girodano
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Your Sloper as a Fitting Tool, part II
      by Karen Howland
    • "Unmuddling" Mudcloth
      by Ronke Luke-Boone
  • DESIGN
    • Draft Your Own Sarong Pants
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Whole-Cloth Quilting for Garments
      by Mary Stori
    • Design Challenge III:
      Shirley Botsford, Marcy Tilton, Susan Khalje
      by Editors
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • PATTERN REVIEW:
      Best Bets for Spring/Summer
      by Marcy Tilton
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Braided Belts
      by Nancy Nehring
    • CLOSURES:
      Celebration
      by Harriett Bley
    • BACK COVER:
      French tea gown
      by Jeanne Hallée, 1905
    • BASICS:
      Ripping out stitches
      by Barbara Emodi
    • TIPS:
      Fabric-scrap greetings
      by Sharon Broussard
      On a roll
      by Lois Watts
      Turning a point with magic
      by Karen A Hurst
      Low-fat shoulder pads
      by Elizabeth Mattfield
      No-seam zip
      by Johanna St. Clair
      Sophisticated thread adapter
      by Patricia "T.C." Ferrito
      Extend your thread storage
      by Marge Freeberg
      No-fear notching
      by Nora M. McMuldrock
      Troubled seams
      by Aileen Margulis
    • FITTING:
      Q: Curved back or Dowager's Hump?
      A: Judith Rasband
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Deciphering Care Labels
      A: Diana Carswell
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Low-Tech High-Impact Button Closures
      by Carla Lopez
    • One-Seam Linings for Straight Skirts
      by Frances Cowan
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Armani Jacket: Finishing Details
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Press Cloths Take Center Stage
      by Claire Shaeffer
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • T-Shirt Gets Dressed
      by Celeste Percy
    • Sheers See the Light of Day
      by Sarah Veblen
  • DESIGN
    • Dimensional Patch Pockets
      by Todd Conover
    • Designer Details for Straight-Skirt Makeovers
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Quilt-As-You-Go
      by Ann Brauer
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      From buttons to bracelets
      by Marlene O'Tousa
    • CLOSURES:
      It's About Time
      by K.J. Allred
    • BACK COVER:
      Floral-embellished collars
    • BASICS:
      All about pleats
      by Celeste Percy
    • TIPS:
      Ideal quilt rod
      by M. Parfitt
      Fusing facings, industry style
      by Anne Smock
      Gus' trick for hemming pants
      by Kathy White
      Oh, say, can you see?
      by Roberta Horton
      Morale Booster
      by Mary Ray
      Presto chango
      by Jennifer Cram
      Twist and shout
      by Sue Wiener
      Roll 'em
      by Eileen Patricia Genise
      Save the nails
      by Jean Petty
      Be superorganized
      by Donna Hagen
      Quilter's knees
      by Pat Dickinson
      Merits of Denim
      by Arlene Zajicek
      Tiny tube-turning
      by Beverly White
    • FITTING:
      Q: Bulging lap on pants
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Revive a yellowed gown
      A: Judith Brooks
      Q: Prevent Bridal-gown damage
      A: Diana Carswell
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Diamonds on Your Shoulders
      by Deon Maas
    • Deluxe Hatpin(cover)
      by Ingrid Fraley
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Scissors Savvy
      by Mary Ray
    • Make Waves with Instant Leather Garments
      by Sandy Scrivano
    • Clever Dart Tricks
      by Terry Fox
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Seam Method of Pattern Alteration
      by Judith Rasband
  • DESIGN
    • Scalloped Hem
      by Susan Khalje
    • Collaged Quilt Drama
      by Jane A. Sassaman
    • Elegant Shawl with Sleeves(fichu)
      by Debra Blum, Moises Diaz
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Variations on a shrug
      by Saura White
    • CLOSURES:
      Confessions of a duct-tape dummy
      by Patricia McFall
    • BACK COVER:
      Hand-appliqued/embroidered jacket
      by member of Phoebe Circle Mission Covenant Church
    • BASICS:
      Cutting Out
      by Jan Bones
    • TIPS:
      Magnificent miters
      by Sarah Veblen
      Take your patterns along
      by Susan Stone
      Lazy bound buttonholes
      by Kathleen Morris
      Quick thread
      by Jean Gunnells
      Hanging around
      by Susan Khalje
      No tears gathering
      by Sue Wiener
      Better than tape
      by Joanne Spencer
      It's a snap!
      by Elisa J. Denaburg
      Interfacing time-saver
      by Ann Lee
    • FITTING:
      Q: High Hip vs Sway Back
      A: Judith Rsband
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Study sewing machine repair
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Seeking a great dry cleaner
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Elegant Mitered (sleeve)Vent
      by Judy Barlup
    • Load Up on Cargo Pockets
      by Patricia Moyes
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Sew to the Next Level
      by Celeste Percy
    • Expand Your Pressing Area
      by Leslie Maddocks Hiatt
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Fabric and Design:
      Machine-embroidered Marriage
      by Lindee Goodall
    • Sewing Lycra Blends
      by Sandra Betzina
  • DESIGN
    • Revisiting the Rectangle
      by Laura Hotchkiss Brown
    • Conversation with Kaffe Fassett, Liza Prior Lucy
      by Christine Timmons
    • Textures: From Photo to Fabric
      by Lois Ericson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • PATTERN REVIEW:
      Best Bets for Fall/Winter
      by Patricia Moyes
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing Success
      by Katie Daniel
    • BACK COVER:
      Bronze Silk Satin Dress
      by Charles James
    • BASICS:
      Choose the Correct Pattern Size
      by Susan Andriks
    • TIPS:
      Pleat perfection
      by Arlene Zajicek
      Post-it seam guides
      by Audrey Lear
      Ode to padded work surfaces
      by Bettie Crigler
      No more exploding bobbins
      by Marge Freeberg
    • FITTING:
      Q: Removing and reducing shoulder pads
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: A look at garment sizing(vanity sizing vs pattern)
      A: Barbara Deckert
    • INDEX: Issues 81-86
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 90
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  • DETAILS
    • Boning- Not Just for Corsets
      by Susan Khalje
    • Free-Motion Embroidery- Buttons and Beyond
      by Saskia Wassing-Shepherd
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Sewing Without Pins
      by Jeffery Diduch
    • Slipcover a Side Chair, Dressmaker-Style
      by Linda Lee
    • At Last, the Perfect Thimble:
      Instructions for making leather custom thimble
      by Samantha Brenneman
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Gores Galore
      by Luanne Carson
  • DESIGN
    • Tom and Linda Platt: Minimalist Couture(cover)
      by Tom Platt
    • Bog Coat: One-Seam Sophistication
      by Susan B. Allen
    • Curves Ahead!(quilting)
      by Barbara Hoffmann
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Janome's new Decor Series
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Decorative Pockets
      by Editors
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Stitch a pie bag
      by Laura White
    • CLOSURES:
      Blending Families and Fabric
      by Andrea B. Yelin
    • BACK COVER:
      Doublet-style velveteen jacket
    • BASICS:
      Trip to the Fabric Store
      by Celeste Percy
    • TIPS:
      Hair-raising quilt clips
      by Anita Bontette
      Speed up your sewing
      by Darleen A. Clements
      No-look pincushion
      by Katherine Young
      Go bobbin along
      by Wendy J. Edwards
      If I had a hammer
      by Marie Dunn
      Hammering, part 2
      by Alice L. Flynn
      Make a ruler no-slip
      by Joelyn Porter
    • FITTING:
      Q: Adding Darts
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sewing for special needs
      A: Ruth Clark
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 94
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  • DETAILS
    • Embellish with Inset Fabric
      by Diane Ericson
    • Digitizing Your Own Machine-Embroidery Designs
      by Lindee Goodal
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Copy Your Favorite Pants
      by Blossom Jenas, Kate Rittenhouse
    • Make Sense of your Serger's Differential Feed
      by Pamela Busque
    • Bag Your Jacket Lining
      by Sandra Millett
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • In Love with Lace
      by Susan Khalje
    • Inkjet Printing on Fabric
      by Luanne Seymour Cohen
  • DESIGN
    • Oops! Not Enough Fabric?
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Convertible Garments
      by Linda Lee
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      QuiltCut, Bonfit's Elastic Wizard
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Collars and Closures
      by editors
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Embroidered felt trivets
      by Mary Jo Hiney
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing and Fashion at Sea
      by Greg Dill
    • BACK COVER:
      Silk-chiffon evening gown
      by Nettie Rosenstein
    • BASICS:
      Making a duplicate pattern
      by Celeste Percy
    • TIPS:
      Fitting straight skirts on round tummies
      by Ramona Fernenias
      No more warped quilts
      by Sherri Wood
      Healing your rotary mat
      by Kris Presley
      Fabric ups and downs
      by Evelyn Blacke
      Grade A seams
      by Darleen A. Clements
    • FITTING:
      Q: Altering sleeves
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Removing/replacing snaps
      A: Rosebud Badour-Jacobs
      Q: Bustline "gaposis"
      A: Barbara Deckert
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Embellished Zipper
      by Susan Khalje
    • Pleating Possibilities
      by Shirley Botsford
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Tailor's Set-In Sleeve
      by Jeffery Diduch
    • New Approach to Drawn Threadwork
      by Natalia Margulis
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Draft a Pants Sloper That Fits
      by Injoo Kim
    • Cotton-Lycra Knits: Comfort Meets Classic Design
      by Christine Jonson
  • DESIGN
    • Updating a Wrap-and-Tie Classic
      by Jeffrey Mayer, Todd Conover
    • Best Bets in Spring/Summer Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Quilting with Linked Shapes
      by Kitty Pippen
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Baby Lock's Evolve
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Collars and Closures
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Fabric Cuff Bracelets
      by Boxy White
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Design Challenge IV
    • CLOSURES:
      A Wrinkle in Time
      by Stephanie Stein
    • BACK COVER:
      Embellished Wedding Gown, Bridal Slippers
    • BASICS:
      Sewing in a zipper
      by Celeste Percy
    • TIPS:
      Easy, culturally inspired hems
      by Jeanne Allen
      Gusset jeans
      by Elizabeth Rymer
      Hemming birds offer peace of mind
      by Sandra Hoover
    • FITTING:
      Q: Altering the bodice
      A: Judith Rasband
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: From straight tie to bow tie
      A: Shirley Botsford
    • Index to Advertisers
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Better Blind Hems by Machine
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Windowpane Patchwork
      by Stephanie Corina Goddard
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Industry Tips: A Baker's Dozen
      by Louise Cutting
    • Essential Tailored Trouser
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • New Box Pillow
      by Linda Lee
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Fabric Shopping with a Pro
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Sewing Slinky Knits to Wovens
      by Rosemary Berwald
    • Make an Arm for your Dress form
      by Shirley Botsford
  • DESIGN
    • Valentina Revisited
      by Mary Elliott
    • No-Mark Quilting
      by Sara Hochhauser
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Husqvarna Viking's Designer 1: Spinster cording maker
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Fancy Sleeves
      by editors
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Button-up spreads and throws
      by Denise Alborn
    • CLOSURES:
      Secret Life of a Dress Form
      by Patricia S. Thorn
    • BACK COVER:
      Hand-embroidered 1800's false sleeves
    • BASICS:
      Perfect piping
      by Celeste Percy
    • TIPS:
      Garment fitting refined
      by Barbara E. Lies
      Dental hygiene for thread
      by Rose Burdick
      What size was that needle?
      by Judi Morningstar
    • FITTING:
      Q: Reducing necklines
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Twisted fringe
      A: Muffy Young
      Q: Hemming flared-leg pants
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Sewing for slender juniors
      A: Barbara Deckert
      Q: Dyeing large pieces
      A: Helen Winstral
      Q: Serious wrinkles in Ultrasuede
      A: Harold Mittelmark
    • Advertiser Index
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 116
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  • DETAILS
    • No-Clip Welt Pockets
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Shoulder Pads
      by Susan Andriks
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Choosing Machine-Embroidery Threads
      by Sharee Dawn Roberts
    • Make a Sofa Wrap
      by Gloria Kirchhoff
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Fold-Out Pants Primer
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Dressing the REal-World Figure
      by Editors
    • Mohair for the Millennium
      by Sandra Betzina
  • DESIGN
    • Introducing Isabel Toledo
      by Anne Bissonnette
    • The Bottom Line: Hemlines
      by Mary Ray
    • Sashiko on Silk
      by Nancy Shriber
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Bernina 2500DCET Coverstitch Serger
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      From Old Pattern Envelopes
      by editors
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Vionnet's Mobius scarf
      by Celeste Sheets
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing Soothes Sibling's Souls
      by J. Gregory Dill
    • BACK COVER:
      Hand-embroidered 1870 silk-taffeta dressing gown
    • BASICS:
      Preventive sewing-machine maintenance
      by Sally Hickerson
    • TIPS:
      Tense over tensions?
      by Sally Hickerson
      Speed buttons
      by Elli Scheinerman
      Renewed napkins
      by Mrs. Carol Gilfillan
      Let there be light
      by Linda L. Hill
      Zippers for the injured
      by Nancy Robinson
    • FITTING:
      Q: Sleeves vs sleeveless
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Perfect-height cutting table
      A: Jan Bones
      Q: What causes scorching?
      A: Barbara Deckert
    • Advertiser's Index Web Directory
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Issue #92: Dec/Jan 2001
Page Count: 106
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  • DETAILS
    • Sewing on a Button
      by Claire Shaeffer
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Copying Complex Garments
      by Blossom Jenab, Kate Rittenhouse
    • Beginners' Silk-Ribbon Embroidery
      by Karen Kieppe
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Making a Muslin
      by Abby Riba
    • Sequin Smarts
      by Karen Howland
    • Softly Tailored, One-Seam Trousers
      by Shirley Smith
    • Introducing Decorator Fabrics
      by Laurel Sprigg
  • DESIGN
    • Abstract Fabric Collage
      by Kayla Kennington
    • Best Bets in Fall/Winter Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Take a Pattern to the Max
      by Gayla Gardner
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Baby Lock Blind Hemmer BL101
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Pockets, utility and decorative
      by Wade Laboissonniere
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Take the ribbon road
      by Mary Jo Hiney
    • CLOSURES:
      Barbie Doll Wars
      by Stephanie Winge
    • BACK COVER:
      1920's rayon dress embellished with buttons
    • BASICS:
      Must-have Tools
      by Barbara Emodi
    • TIPS:
      Effortless fabric cording
      by Colette Wolff
      Tips for pros-and all sewers
      by Deidre Jackson
      Instant body suit
      by Nannette Konstant
      Pattern markings made easier
      by Mrs. Pittner
    • FITTING:
      Q: Making and fitting hip-huggers
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Flattering pants pockets
      A: Fred Bloebaum
      Q: Thumbs up: pinking shears
      A: Sarah veblen
      Q: Twisted RTW seams
      A: Barbara Deckert
    • INDEX: 87-92
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 102
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  • DETAILS
    • Evaluating Machine-Embroidery Software
      by Barbara Emodi
    • Perfect Your Hand-Quilting Stitch
      by Mary Stori
  • TECHNIQUES
    • 10 Everyday Uses for a Pressing Ham
      by Mary Roehr
    • Couture Techniques for Every Sewer
      by Susan Khalje
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Winterize a Coat or Jacket
      by Ron Collins
    • Skirt-Draping Primer
      by Theresa Laquey
  • DESIGN
    • Window Treatments 101
      by Deb Barrett
    • Machine-Sewn Textures
      by Anna Carlson
    • Design Board for Sewers
      by Diane Ericson
    • Designer Label: Erman
      by Erman
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Bernina ironing system, Machine-embroidery, Sewing
      by Juno Friedman
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Slits in Sleeves
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Needlebooks for Handstitchers
      by Christine M. Anderson
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing Fantasies
      by Laura Fasick
    • BACK COVER:
      Ball Gown
      by Cristobal Balenciaga
    • BASICS:
      Downloading Designs
      by Karna Lackey
    • TIPS:
      Worry Not - Your Iron is Off
      by Darleen A. Clements
      One bobbin fits all
      by Karen Sweeney
      Detachable pants lining
      by Diane Starkey
      Cosmetic aid for sewing machines
      by Julie Plotniko
      Cutting slippery fabric
      by Chase Twichell
      Suspension skirt
      by Sarah Veblen
      Serve up some sewing
      by Patricia Chapman
    • FITTING:
      Q: Restyling pants
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Trade-in prices for sewing machines
      A: Robbie Fanning
      Q: Can sewers buy Coolmax?
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 106
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  • DETAILS
    • Luxurious Linens for Elegant slumber
      by Pamela Burke
    • Lingerie Guards
      by Claire Shaeffer
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Take Off the Training Wheels
      by Celeste Percy
    • Tools of the Patternmaker
      by Suzy Furrer
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Fitting the Petite Figure
      by Karen Howland
    • Machine-Needle Know-How
      by Lydia Morgan
  • DESIGN
    • Quilts from the Garden
      by Jean Wells Keenan
    • Reviving the Gusset
      by Janith Wright
    • Remembering Gilbert Adrian
      by Mary Elliott
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      A Fashion Challenge
      by Chris Timmons
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Gathers galore
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Brother Pacesetter, Pc-8500, Big Board
      by Patricia Curtis
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Customized hangers
      by Anna Mazur
    • CLOSURES:
      Pushing buttons
      by Elaine Reese
    • BACK COVER:
      1840 Striped taffeta gown
      from Kent State Museum
    • BASICS:
      Directional sewing
      by Jan Bones
    • TIPS:
      Stay out of the ditch
      by Mary Bajcz
      Snap marking
      by Sherri Brown
      It's a kid thing
      by Elizabeth Zwike
      Threads on edge
      by Wendy Witter
      Keep track of yardage
      by Darleen A. Clements
      Drawer on your scissors?
      by Myra C. Propst
    • FITTING:
      Q: Sleeves that bind
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Produce your own patterns
      A: Kathryn Brenne
      Q: Whence scrim?
      A: Janet Coverdale
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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ISSUE #95: June/July 2001
Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Shadow-Work Embroidery
      by Deborah Yedziniak
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Mitered Corners, Maximum Elegance
      by Linda Lee
    • Elastic Comfort for Tailored Trousers
      by Kathy Ruddy
    • 5 Foolproof Bound Buttonholes
      by Judy Neukam
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Making Your Own custom Pants Form
      by Shirley Botsford
    • Smooth Sewing on Silk Charmeuse
      by Anna Mazur
  • DESIGN
    • Best Bets in Spring/Summer Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Updating Photo-to-Fabric Memory Quilts
      by Brenda Groelz
    • Designer Issey Miyake's Winged Skirt
      by Tara Arnold
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Design Challenge V: machine embroidery
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Pfaff Tiptronic 2040, Miracle Ironing Board Cover, Sew Precise!, Stash
      by Gloria Kirchhoff
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Dress-form Pincushions with Personality
      by Sally McCann
    • CLOSURES:
      Oh, No, It's a Boy
      by Sylvia Weir
    • BACK COVER:
      1920's silk-chiffon scarf
    • BASICS:
      Pressing 101
      by Mary Roehr
    • TIPS:
      Jeans get help from leather
      by Jim Ryerson
      Dyer, Beware
      by Linda Przbyszewski
      Waste not
      by Nancy Shriber
      There went the bride
      by Jane VanBemden
    • FITTING:
      Q: Converting dropped shoulders to natural shoulders
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Bust alterations in swimwear
      A: Joanne Molesky
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • DETAILS
    • Distinctive Window Treatments Start at the Top
      by Deb Barrett
    • Invisible Underlayers
      by Lisa Shepard
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Hand Stitches To Be Proud Of
      by Celeste Percy
    • Fabric Printing with a Brayer
      by Lois Ericson, Dawn McIntyre
    • Foldout: 25 Best Tips Ever from Threads
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Master Class: Introduction to Draping
      by Valerie Fuhr
    • Classic Leather Pants
      by Sandy Scrivano
  • DESIGN
    • Practice Pattern Design on Pocket Flaps
      by Heather Claus
    • Crazy Patchwork by Machine
      by Alice Kolb
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Brother Nouvelle 1500
      by Judy Newkam
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Spectacular stripes
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Upholstery-fabric bags
      by Leeny MaloneBeach
    • CLOSURES:
      A Sewing Chronicle
      by Greg Dill
    • BACK COVER:
      Eisler Brothers/Chicago Suit(c. 1940)
    • BASICS:
      Paying attention to grain
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • TIPS:
      Whimsical or sophisticated button embellishment
      by Gail Manning
      Speaking of buttons
      by Frances Sears
      Elastic rescues elastic
      by Sheri Brown
      Patch system for boy knees
      by Catherine Spence
      Metallic thread breaks? Not mine
      by Karen Sweeny
      Artistic garment labels
      by Diane Ericson
      Instant funnel
      by Jeanne H. Harmon
      Improved sewing vision
      by Sheila Clarke
      Vertical stash storage
      by Cheryl Powers
      Textile souvenir
      by Dianne Boate
      Smooth Sliding for drawstrings
      by Claire De Lucchi
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting the full-busted petite
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Soutache braid trim
      A: Caroline Hottenstein
      Q: Zipper in a bias-cut dress
      A: Deborah Lesley
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 118
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  • DETAILS
    • Bobbin Work: When Threads Are Too Thick for the Needle
      by Sharee Dawn Roberts
    • Pillow forms: What's Inside?
      by Laurel Sprigg
    • The Interfaced Hem
      by Claire Shaeffer
  • TECHNIQUES
    • 12 Fresh Garment-Industry Tips
      by Louise Cutting
    • Lay Out and Cut Accurately
      by Connie Crawford
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Know Your Knits
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Underline with Silk Organza for Invisible Strength
      by Juno Friedman
  • DESIGN
    • New Way to Pleat Fabric
      by Patricia Congleton
    • Log Cabin Piecing, Freestyle
      by Susan B. Allen
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Singer Izek, Baby Lock Ellageo, Bernina Activa 145
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      RS/WS Wool Challenge
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Endless Tube Scarf
      by Susan B. Allen
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Vintage Collars
    • CLOSURES:
      Buttons
      by Patricia A. Ferguson
    • BACK COVER:
      1961 Satin-brocade dress/coat
      by Pauline Trigere
    • BASICS:
      Sewing a hem
      by Barbara Emodi
    • TIPS:
      Better fringe
      by Deb Sharpee
      Tape tips
      by Darleen A. Clements
      High-hip hooray
      by Inga Bauer
      Scientific needle threading
      by Jacquelyn Jacobi
      For my finale, the jacket
      by Edna Kish
    • FITTING:
      Q: Altering for a sway back
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Avoiding injury: carpal tunnel syndrome
      A: Diana Carswell
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Issue #98: Dec/Jan 2002
Page Count: 106
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  • DETAILS
    • Seams in the Spotlight
      by Kayla Kennington
    • Window Treatments with Pleated Headings
      by Deb Barrett
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Mastering the Narrow Hemmer
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Better Machine-made Buttonholes
      by Sandy Sweeney
    • Machine-Embroider Allover Lace
      by Barbara Skimin
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Making Sense of Stabilizers
      by Jill McCloy
  • DESIGN
    • Best Bets in Fall/Winter Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Lessons from a Turn-of-the-Century Quilt
      by Joe Cunningham
    • Celebrate with Bows and Tulle
      by Debra Blum, Moises Diaz
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Buttons
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Machine-embroidery software, Brother Pacesetter ULT2001
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Silk-taffeta pareo
      by Debra Blum, Moises Diaz
    • CLOSURES:
      Brave in Ribbons
      by Sue Marra Byham
    • BACK COVER:
      1940's Evening Coat
    • BASICS:
      Seam finishes
      by Mary Ray
    • TIPS:
      World's simplest buttonhole spacer
      by Anna Carlson
      Home for thread ends
      by M. Parfitt
      Sewing hazardous to your teeth
      by Marilyn Kayton
    • FITTING:
      Q: Correcting Back-leg Wrinkles on Pants
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Tricky flat-felled seams
      A: David Coffin
    • INDEX: 93-98
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 106
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  • DETAILS
    • Tools for Tassel-Making
      by Sarah Oliver
    • Make Custom Trim for Your Garments or Home
      by Linda Lee
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Practical & Creative Rescues for Sewing Emergencies
      by Barbara Deckert
    • Three Shortcut Jacket Linings
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Design Your Own Cutting Table
      by Jan Bones
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • Clone a Favorite Bra
      by Beverly Johnson
    • Sewing Jackets from Knits
      by Sarah Veblen
  • DESIGN
    • Exquisite Art of Quilting by Machine
      by Diane Gaudynski
    • Charles Kleibacker: Brilliance on the Bias
      by Anne Bissonnette
    • Hands-On with Kleibacker(working with bias)
      by David Page Coffin
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • CELEBRATING SEWERS:
      Ila Erickson
      by Chris Timmons
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Frontier Serger, Brother PC2800, Husqvarna Viking Designer II
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Body wraps in a snap
      by Suzanne Melillo
    • CLOSURES:
      To Rip, or Not to Rip
      by Joan Hustace Walker
    • BACK COVER:
      Silk dress and bolero
      by American designer Adrian
    • BASICS:
      Choosing lining fabric
      by Lucky Weddigen
    • TIPS:
      Giddy up, stirrup pants
      by Evelyn L. Blake
      Placing machine-embroidery
      by Dawn A. Jardine
      Pins and needles, part 1
      by Beverly Hilton
      Pins and needles, part 2
      by Anna Victoria Reich
      No alterations needed
      by Cynthia Dunn
    • FITTING:
      Q: Adjusting for small top, big bottom
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Adapt a pattern for bias
      A: Marcy Tilton
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 106
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  • DETAILS
    • Finish It with Fleece Cord
      by Rochelle Harper
    • Ribbonry for the Home
      by Camela Nitschke
  • TECHNIQUES
    • Binding Notched Collars
      by Mary Ray
    • Get Up to Date on Sewing Adhesives
      by Judith Neukam
    • Digitize and Stitch Your Monogram
      by Richards Jarden
  • FIT & FABRIC
    • To Judge a Pattern, Start with It's Cover
      by Allison Page
    • Fitted Sheets
      by Pamela Burke
  • DESIGN
    • Draping as a Design Tool
      by Lorain Croft
    • Create a Travel Wardrobe
      by Marcy Tilton
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Most Successful Garment Overall: Connie St. Clair
      Most Successful Embellishment: Lou Scanlon
      Most Interesting Interpretation of a Threads Article: Erica Wittenberg
      Finest Construction: Elizabeth Stark
      Young Sewer's Award: Benedetta Crivello
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Huskystar 224, Pfaff Select 1540
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Thirty-minute jacket
      by Judith Neukam
    • CLOSURES:
      They Call Me the Feather Doctor
      by Mary E. Berg
    • BACK COVER:
      Chemisette
    • BASICS:
      Pattern road map
      by Celeste Percy
    • TIPS:
      Drawstrings that Stretch
      by T.C. Ferrito
      Marking seamlines on slippery fabrics
      by Desiree Eckert
      Emergency stitches
      by Fredrika Housman
      Lesson of the wool jersey
      by Dianne Huston
      Tearing her way into a duvet
      by Marcy Tilton
      Hair spray as a threading aid
      by Anna Victoria Reich
    • FITTING:
      Q: Adding darts to a dartless style
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: (web)Surfing for fabric
      A: Patricia Moyes
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • ARTICLES
    • Blueprinting Fabric
      by Helen Saunders
    • Best Bets in Spring/Summer Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Quilting on a Small Scale
      by Kayla Kennington
    • Conquering Inset Corners
      by Shirley Smith
    • Digitizing Doodles
      by Helga Wilkins
    • Easy, Summery Outdoor Chair Covers
      by Flo Barnett, Becky Cravens
    • Art of Hand-Embroidered Monograms
      by Pamela Burke
    • Making Sense of Pattern Grading
      by Terry Horlamus
    • Redesigning Pattern Edges
      by Diane Ericson
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Lapel Variations
      by David Page Coffin
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Design Challenge VI
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Euro Pro vacuum, John James Needles, D'UVA correctable fabric paints
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Bead a Trio of Bugs
      by Mary Jo Hiney
    • CLOSURES:
      En Vogue at the I.D.
      by Pat Tompkins
    • BACK COVER:
      1907 Dress/Underblouse
    • BASICS:
      Easy Collar Construction
      by Sally Silvers
    • TIPS:
      Sampler for visual index
      by Sophie P. Allen
      "Buttoned" quilt
      by Linda Grignolo
      Gather on nylon thread
      by Anna Victoria Reich
      Put a bead behind that button
      by Gail Abrams
    • FITTING:
      Q: Asymmetrical Figure
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Help with basic ironing
      A: Cecelia Podolak
      Q: Right side, wrong side?
      A: Mary Tilton
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • DETAILS
    • Pairing Vintage and New Fabrics
      by Jennie Archer Atwood
    • 8 Ready-To-Wear Tricks for Making Modern Jackets
      by Loes Hinse
    • Detachable Sleeves
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Quilting with Kaffe(Fassett) and Liza(Prior Lucy)
      by Chris Timmons
    • 31 Basic Sewing Machines and How to Choose One
      by Carol Fresia, Judith Neukam
    • How to Read (and Fix) a Wrinkle
      by Kenneth King
    • Embroidering Borders
      by Barbara Emodi with Carola Russell
    • Two-Piece Waistband
      by Connie Long
    • Dupioni the Divine
      by Gayla Garoner
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Design Challenge VI- In detail
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Bernina Serger, Petite Plus patterns, Burda online, YLI threads, ScissorPro sharpener
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Stow'n Go(leg pocket)
      by Judith Neukam
    • CLOSURES:
      Altered States
      by Cinny Mills
    • BACK COVER:
      Plum Wool Jacket with Velvet False Vest
    • BASICS:
      Basting- by hand or machine
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • TIPS:
      Support your pattern
      by Nelly A. Ainley
      Keep a svelte waistband
      by Frances Cowan
      Spooning over puffed sleeves
      by Marina Rodriguez Palacios
      Tape your tape
      by Jeannine Zolinski
      Baste your quilt on laundry day
      by Kathleen Vincent
      Freezer paper darts
      by Linda Henry
      Brooching delicate fabrics
      by Susan Delaney Mech
      Stop hand-sewing tangles
      by Sherri Brown
      Sew a buttonhole from the ground up
      by Paula Hudson
      Have you seen my glasses?
      by Jenna Osborne
      Protect the edge of your comforter
      by Nancy Barr
    • FITTING:
      Q: Gaping necklines
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: A Slant for shoulder seams
      A: Elizabeth Gaston
      Q: Problems with nickel
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: French Patternmaking
      A: Allison Page
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 106
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  • FEATURES
    • Fashionably Quilted
      by Mary Ray
    • In-Seam Buttonholes
      by Lois Ericson
    • Off the Rack and Ready to Embellish
      by Connie Long
    • Slipcovers, Part One
      by Laurel Sprigg
    • Strategies for Sewing - the Perfect Running Suit
      by Julie Bradley
    • On the Cutting Edge: Lapped Seam Construction
      by Kathryn Brenne
    • Interfacing: The Inside Essential
      by Denise L. Bean
    • Double Duty: The Reversible Kimono Coat
      by Yasuko Kuraishi
    • Meet Manuel, King of the Cowboy's Closet
      by Heather Claus
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Bernina Artista 200, Ott-Lite lamps, www.PatternReview.com
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Beaded Ribbon-Stripes
      by Mary Jo Hiney
    • CLOSURES:
      Doodle Therapy
      by Barbara Diltz Chandler
    • BACK COVER:
      1950s Silk moire jacket
      by Rose Amado, Inc.
    • BASICS:
      Inserting shoulder pads
      by Sally Silvers
    • TIPS:
      Stash and Carry
      by Judy Leslie
      Quick pick-ups
      by Sherri Brown
      Pin-tuck timesaver
      by Kathy Blinco
      Case of the slightly used needle
      by Dawn Jardine
      Strangled-thread syndrome
      by Louise Allen
      How to cut thread on an airplane
      by Nancy Shriber
      Free air
      by Cynthia Dunn
      Replacement for pins
      by Nancy Bensimon
      New container for an old standby
      by Becky Johnson
      You don't have to be a worm to make your own thread
      by Carey Williams
      Mark Buttonholes on fleece
      by Jeanne Harmon
    • FITTING:
      Q: Waistband alternatives
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Dry cleaning at home
      A: Diana Carswell
      Q: What's acrylic fiber?
      A: Richard Caron
      Q: Color forecasting
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Learning to stretch
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Crazy(quilt) Workshop
      by Barbara Randle
    • Best Bets in Fall/Winter Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Making a Shearling coat
      by Kathryn Brenne
    • Sleuthing the World of Ready-to-Wear
      by Louise Cutting
    • Embroider to Suit
      by Kayla Kennington
    • Four Fancy Finishes for Pillow Corners
      by Linda Lee
    • Eyes on the Hemline
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • An All-in-One Finish
      by Sally Silvers
    • Light on the Sole:
      Handmade slippers(cover)
      by Saskia Wassing-Shepherd
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Cowl variations
      by Heather Claus
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      The Denim Challenge
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Simplicity's Americana Series Model SE3, Ottobre Design
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      When the gift is the gift wrap
      by Judith Neukam
    • CLOSURES:
      Fabric Forays Past...
      by Mindy Saunders
    • BACK COVER:
      Late 19th century Crazy Quilt
    • BASICS:
      All about ease
      by Allison Page
    • TIPS:
      Squeezing a jacket out of too little fabric
      by Yelena Yantovskaya Barth
      Manual differential feed helps bind endges
      by Stephanie Corina Goddard
      Pin-stick
      by Anna Victoria Reich
      Maternity waistbands
      by Sandra Thwaites
      Pins and soap times two
      by Jessica Ayers
      Pitching tomatoes
      by Linda Boston
      Pin pivot your grainline
      by Catherine Broman
      Tiger Tape revisited
      by Suzanna Sandoval
      When thread is too short for even one more stitch
      by E'Anne Fry
      Balancing uneven stripes
      by Gayla Gardner
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting bias patterns
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sequins and beads, oh my
      A: Connie Long
      Q: Tips for invisible zippers
      A: Lynne Giovannetti
      Q: New life for a down jacket
      A: Karen Morris
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Bolsters and Neck Rolls
      by Linda Lee
    • Ironing Systems
      by Cecelia Podolak
    • Tulle Illusions
      by Connie Long
    • Peeking Inside an Armani
      by Louise Cutting
    • Boutis Provancal
      by Marie Yolande
    • Fashion Sketching for Untrained Artists
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • Machine Embroidery and Leather?
      by Karna Lackey
    • Plaid Ruching
      by Cindy Oravecz
    • Restyling Pants
      by Injoo Kim
    • Seen From Behind
      by Paddye Mann
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Pleats
      by Heather Claus
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Label Printer, Steamer
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Pillow Cummerbunds
      by Polly P. Smith
    • CLOSURES:
      From the Other Side of the Counter
      by Erika Molnar
    • BACK COVER:
      Jacket backs(1950's)
    • BASICS:
      Pretreating fabric
      by
    • TIPS:
      Easy mark and sew darts
      by Judy Neukam
      Fans offer tips
      by Joanne Drrick
      Thread dispenser in your medicine cabinet
      by Jean Cross
      Save the outer wrapper
      by June Govet
      Liquid skin thimble
      by Suzanna Sandoval
      Stay-sure safety pins
      by Margaret Smrke-Glover
      One-stitch buttons
      by Barbara Nowich
      Hanging photos with Pellon
      by Patricia W. Thomas
    • FITTING:
      Q: Adjusting princess seams
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Colorfast
      A: Jennie Atwood
      Q: Transforming a jacket into a coat
      A: Paddye Mann
      Q: Raglan shoulder pads
      A: Sally Silvers
      Q: Sewing vacations
      A: Susan B. Allen
    • INDEX: 99-104
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Secrets to Embroidering Sheers by Machine
      by Adrena Johnson-Telfair
    • How to Take Measurements
      by Barbara Emodi
    • Sewing White Fabric
      by Rae Cumbie
    • Sheer Seams and Edges
      by Kenneth D. King
    • Pattern-Drafting Software
      by Judith Neukam, Jennifer Sauer
    • If You See It, Can You Sew It?
      by Heather Claus
    • Neckline Finishes for Knits
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Slipcovers, Part Two
      by Laurel Sprigg
    • Fear Not the Curve
      by Kathyanne White
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Most Succesful Garment Overall: Donna M. Brown,
      Most Interesting Interpretation of a Threads Article: Stephanie Nordlin,
      Most Successful Embellishment: Becky Fulgoni,
      Finest Construction: Brenda Bolin-Sandage,
      Young Sewer's Award: Caitlyn M. McMurry
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Pressing equipment, quilting machine, gadgets
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Pack-flat straw hat
      by Diana L. Cavagnaro
    • CLOSURES:
      Measure up, down and across
      by Juanita B. Dean
    • BACK COVER:
      Early 20th-century dress
    • BASICS:
      Serger tension control
      by Pamela Busque
    • TIPS:
      Bottled needles
      by Kayla Kennington
      Oilcloth patterns
      by Tatiana Kosova
      Home-brewed T-shirt
      by Luisa Rojas
      Dental tools for sewing
      by Connie Murdoch
      Pet shop helps with thread clean-up
      by Janine Ward
      Skipped stitches on ultrasuede
      by Diana Hilliard
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting pants from a sloper
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Doll-size notions suppliers
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Vintage patterns
      A: Heather Claus
      Q: Mommy-to-be duds
      A: Paddye Mann
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • New Twist on Bias Layouts
      by Samina Mirza
    • Successful Machine Embroidery on Any Fabric
      by Barbara Skimin
    • Embossed slinky Knits
      by Donna Christopher
    • Best Bets in Spring/Summer Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Sewing for the Great Outdoors
      by Tom May
    • The S-Dart Advantage
      by Pamela Ptak
    • On Fitting Sleeves
      by Peggy Sagers
    • Terrific Twin Needle Effects
      by Carol Laplin Ahles
    • Art in the Guise of Fashion
      by Brook Delorme
    • A Celebration of West African Fabrics
      by Wendy & Jacques Dufour
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Challenge VII: Everything old is new again
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      MyLock 644D Serger, presser foot, scissores, measuring tape
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Quilted gauze vest
      by Mary Ray
    • CLOSURES:
      Mom to the rescue
      by Cynthia Rothbaum
    • BACK COVER:
      Hand-beaded 1920s evening dress
    • BASICS:
      Setting in a perfect sleeve
      by Karen Campbell
    • TIPS:
      Straw extensions
      by Nellie Dery
      Factory technique on a personal scale
      by Paula Wiese
      Faux button
      by Marsha M. Kitt
      Bead samples
      by Linda Boston
      Easy pattern storage
      by Jane Seright
      Mobile workstations
      by Mrs. Nat Dean
      Hanging's a snap
      by Carolyn Bullock
      Hook-and-loop pointers for shoulder pads
      by Sue Donaldson
      Softener banishes knots
      by Susan L. Wiener
      Quick quilt binding
      by Jeanne Harmon
      Zipper repairs
      by Dawn Jardine
      Seam vaulting
      by Caroline J. Castiglione
      The nose knows
      by Eleanor Bearden
      Design without drawing
      by Effat Mahar
    • FITTING:
      Q: Multiple Alterations
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Cutting vs. tearing
      A: Lori Hill
      Q: European patterns
      A: Patricia Moyes
      Q: Going waistbandless
      A: Paddye Mann
      Q: Eco-friendly fabrics
      A: Diana L. Carswell
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • From T-shirt to Twin Set
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Designing Hawaiian Applique Without the Tropics
      by Janice Lee, Nancy Lee Chong
    • What Kind of Serger Is Right for You?
      by Judith Newkam
    • Making Ottomans
      by Saskia Wassing-Shepherd
    • Introducing Kenneth D. King: Master of Ornate Couture
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Repeat and Reverse Embellishments
      by Kenneth D. King
    • vintage-Style Sweater Embroider, by machine
      by Linda Lee
    • Where Lining Meets Facing
      by Allison Page
    • Fringe Benefits(cover)
      by Connie Long
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Tabs
      by Heather Claus
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Trims, home-decor sewing machine, steam generator, workstation components
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Textile-trimmed cards
      by Chris Timmons
    • CLOSURES:
      The Long and Shorts of It
      by Lois Mattson
    • BACK COVER:
      19th Century Hawaiian quilt miniaturized replica
    • BASICS:
      Garment facings made easy
      by Sarah Veblen
    • TIPS:
      Thread eraser
      by Jeanne Harmon
      Pattern storage
      by Carol Claire Stevens
      Paint chips
      by Bonnie Bledsoe Fuchs
      Find your favorite articles with "Contents" file
      by Amy Faye Sloter
      Ticktock
      by Penny Hall
      Plan ahead testing
      by Debbie Trapani
      Thread keeper
      by Betty Shelton
      Organize trims
      by Mary Mooney
      Good gripping
      by Carol Wardrop
      Thread catcher
      by Nellie Dery
      Maximize margins
      by Hallie Walker
      Tacky lapped seams
      by Marcy Tilton
      Flat binding
      by Janet Pietrykowski
      Pierce to prep leather
      by Patricia Morrow
    • FITTING:
      Q: Changing a swimsuit's style
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Zipper in two-layer clothes
      A: Rae Cumbie
      Q: Machine to hand embroidery
      A: Pamela Burke
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Pick Patterns That Fit Your Figure
      by Barbara Emodi
    • Boning up on Bustiers
      by Jacquie Keuler
    • Add Hand Embellishment to Digitized Designs
      by Kayla Kennington
    • Slipcovers, Part III
      by Laurel Sprigg
    • Poised to Stretch: Yoga wear
      by Paddye Mann
    • Soft Satin-Stitch Applique
      by Stephanie Corina Goddard
    • What's to Know About Zippers?
      by Lydia Morgan
    • Two Takes on Felting Wool Jersey
      by Karen Tornow
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      PACC Reversible Challenge:
      Most Successful Garment Overall: Stacia Smith
      Cleverest Closure: Dawn Jardine
      Most Surprising Transformation: Lena Stepanenko
      Finest Garment Construction: Sharon Zydiak
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Brother NX-400 sewing machine, DK5 cleaning agent, 606 spray-on fusible web
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Scarf with a loop end
      by Patricia M. Gerber
    • CLOSURES:
      Addicted to Accessories
      by Elizabeth Sovern
    • BACK COVER:
      Raspberry silk brocade corset(18th century)
    • BASICS:
      Estimating yardage
      by Erika Molnar
    • TIPS:
      Removing watersoluble marks
      by Jean K. Spero
      Hook and loop rigging
      by Patty Smith
      Spool Management
      by E'anne Frye
      Floating cutting table
      by Mary-Ann Bielec
      Putty secures an odd foot
      by Bonnie Bledsoe Fuchs
      Tag makes care easy
      by Dolly Norman
      Starch linens and dry flat to minimize wrinkles
      by Aries Selwood
      Mend Pattern tears quickly
      by Merrilie Brown
      Index compilation
      by Juanita B. Dean
      Control your thread
      by Anna Victoria Reich
      Soap sense
      by Louise Worman
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting yokes to rounded backs
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Creating a shelf bra
      A: Karen Morris
      Q: Cleaning a quilt
      A: Elaine Drey
      Q: Keep jacket hems from stretching
      A: Fred Bloebaum
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • Shawl Collar Revealed
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Flat, Flattering Elastic Waistbands
      by Sandy Scrivano
    • Designer Shopping Strategy: Buy Fabric in Groups of Three
      by Loes Hinse
    • Best Bets in Fall/Winter Patterns
      by Patricia Moyes
    • Paint a Fast Finish
      by Donna Christopher
    • Three Ways to Make Ends Meet
      by Jane Cary
    • Convert, Combine, and Rearrange Digitized Motifs
      by Jennifer Stern
    • Playing with Design: Straight Skirts
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Tuck Fabric on a Grid to Create Airy Texture
      by Mary Ray
    • Elegant Velvet Applique
      by Anna Mazur
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Capes
      by Heather Claus
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Sewing and embellishing machines
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Stay-put Pillow
      by Angela Lamb-Dittmar
    • CLOSURES:
      On Television
      by Jeffrey Seckendorf
    • BACK COVER:
      Underwater scene black linen skirt
      Collection of Carole Rothstein
    • BASICS:
      Pad stitching
      by Paddye Mann
    • TIPS:
      Easy dart marking
      by Patricia S. Miller
      Delicate bridal veil edge
      by Gail Cooper
      Avoid burnt fingers pressing 1/4" hem
      by Judith Neukam
      Trick for removing buttonhole stitching
      by Juliette Curtis
      No-show pockets
      by Dolores Broberg
      Practice serger stitches to get acquainted
      by Anna Zapffel
      Good use for gridded contact-paper backing
      by Kristine Kadlec
      Prevent foot-pedal meandering
      by Lois Johnston
      Mirror-image pleats
      by Lorraine Sintetos
      Button spacing by folding
      by Julia Pickett
      Magnetic dish holds your notions and stays put
      by Holly Rowe Faber
      Alternate your feet for comfort
      by Cynthia Dunn
      Post-It Notes mark the spot
      by Merrilie Brown
      An easy serger cover
      by Tina Hvitfeldt
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting a straight skirt
      A: Sarah Veblen
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Woolly serger threads
      A: Pamela Busque
      Q: Sewing can be a career
      A: Susan B. Allen
      Q: UPS and downs of electricity
      A: Karna Lackey
      Q: Fashion videos inspire
      A: Patricia Moyes
    • INDEX: 105-110
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Everyone Can Have Jeans That Fit
      by Sandra Betzina
    • The Magic Yoke
      by Linda Lee
    • Measuring and Marking Tools
      by Mary Roehr
    • Crushed Velvet: A Do-It-Yourself Guilde
      by Christine Jonson
    • Line and Underline in One Step
      by Shannon Gifford
    • How to Sew With Boutis Provencal
      by Marie Yolande
    • 46 Tips for Sewing Special Occasion Garments
      by Professional Assoc. of Custom Clothiers
    • Fabric Floribundas
      by Rachel Kurland
    • Skirt Godets make Sleek Hemlines Swing
      by Sandy Scrivano
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Quilted accents
      by Heather Claus
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Fashion Challenge:
      Most Successful Garment Overall: Brenda Bolin-Sandage,
      Finest Construction: Christine Grzegorczyk,
      Most Interesting Interpretation of a THREADS Article: Enid Wilson,
      Most Successful Embellishment: Elizabeth Stark,
      Young Sewer's Award: Kristin Jaques
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Spool swing, machines for quilters/embroidery
    • MACHINE EMBROIDERY:
      Kaleidoscopic designs
      by Barbara Skimin
    • CLOSURES:
      Level, square and the right length
      by Barbara Mills Lassonde
    • BACK COVER:
      Heirloom baby bonnets
      collection of New York Historical Society
    • BASICS:
      5 Ways to transfer motifs to fabric
      by Anna Mazur
    • TIPS:
      Make your own skin tone interfacing
      by Teresa Hering
      Change the rod and store your roll-ups
      by Eve Ness
      Easy, three-step tassels
      by mary Anne Hirschfeld
      Two problems solved by one resourceful reader
      by Kathryn Perry
      Pattern reference system
      by Sue Bogan
    • FITTING:
      Q: Incorrect crotch length makes inseams ride up
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Packing for travels
      A: Diana L. Carswell
      Q: Metallic Woes
      A: Connie Long
      Q: Bias hems by machine
      A: Pamela Busque
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Fabrications: A Versatile Wrap-Front Top
      by THREADS editors
    • Easy Hidden-Button Placket
      by Allison Page
    • Dream Machines
      by Judith Neukam
    • How to Measure a Pattern to Assess Its Fit
      by Barbara Emodi
    • To Make Colorful Striped Fabric Take Your Cues from Quilters
      by Nancy Shriber
    • Draping Necklines on Commercial Patterns
      by Shirley Botsford
    • Playing with Design: Waistlines
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Four Fast Serger Finishes for Sportswear
      by Pamela Busque
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Flounces
      by Heather Claus
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Fabric shopping spree
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE
    • MACHINE EMBROIDERY:
      Understand density to avoid stiff or wimpy stitchouts
      by Susan Fears
    • CLOSURES:
      Ode for a Singer
      by Elaine C. Isaak
    • BACK COVER:
      Mid-1920's Velvet Opera Coat
    • BASICS:
      Machine topstitch
      by Pamela Howard
    • TIPS:
      Removable godets make for a quick change
      by Beth Wehrman
      Finding Extra fabric for alterations
      by Marianne Dietrich
      Remember which pattern you used
      by Daphne Dooling
      Quick way to copy patterns
      by Jane McCartin
      Use sheets for muslin
      by Nancy L. Gould
      Make that upholstery removable
      by Tasha Miller
      End metallic thread woes
      by Mary Gibbons
      Make your own hang-dry hangers
      by Christine Swanson
    • FITTING:
      Q: To pull pants over wide hips, you may need a second zipper
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Steps for flat, crisp seams
      A: Anna Mazur
      Q: Hem alignment on a layered skirt
      A: Rae Cumbie
      Q: Tailor's loop, now and then
      A: Paddye Mann
      Q: Kiddie pattern sizes, defined
      A: Heather Claus
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Exploring Chinese Silk-Faced Brocades(cover)
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Reasons to Remove Your Pattern Seam Allowances
      by Karen Howland
    • Summer Fashion Report: The Best Styles to Sew
      by Anna Mazur
    • Add Style with Graphic Fabric Insertions
      by Pamela Ptak
    • Fabrications: Variations on a Classic Shirt Dress
      by Threads editors
    • It's Easy to Make a Multisize Pattern Larger or Smaller than It's Printed Range
      by Kathryn Brenne
    • Creating a Designer Knockoff
      by Anna Mazur
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • MACHINE EMBROIDERY:
      Hand embroidery by machine
      by Richards Jarden
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Sophisticated sportswear with an ethnic accent
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Custom fitting system, silk dyes
    • CLOSURES:
      A Skill To Be Proud Of and Pass Along
      by Ana Marciel
    • BACK COVER:
      Hand-Embroidered Monogram
    • BASICS:
      Using stay tape
      by Paddye Mann
    • TIPS:
      Mini patterns help visualize design
      by Maureen Tayse Miller
      Make quick-and-easy folding design board
      by Judith Neukam
      Fix your warped cutting mat
      by Lynette Damian
      Add support to fabrics with old flannel sheets
      by Sheri Rand
      Two tips for keeping scissors handy
      by Rachel Pfaffendorf
      Prevent piping puckers on slipcovers
      by Patricia Ferrito
      Perfect thread tension every time
      by April Mohr
      Make a thread catcher
      by Mary Allenspach
    • FITTING:
      Q: Altering for diminutive bust
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Cotton velvet, explained
      A: Lori Hill
      Q: Tips for tracking down discontinued patterns
      A: Deepika Prakash
      Q: Slash and spread for an unusual godet
      A: Sandy Scrivano
      Q: Proper gown storage
      A: Diana L. Carswell
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Fabrications: Expand the Potential of a Smart Little Vest
      by Threads editors
    • Match Stripes - or Don't - for Dynamic Design
      by Barbara Emodi
    • Ultimate Guide to Sewing Pull-on Knit Pants
      by Robbie Fanning
    • Turn Netting into Lace - by Machine
      by Sheri Rand
    • Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern
      by Peggy Sagers
    • (sewing)Thread Essentials
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Reshaping a Shawl collar
      by Fred Bloebaum
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • DELICIOUS DETAILS:
      Sleeves
      by Heather Claus
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE
    • MACHINE EMBROIDERY:
      Stamp it, stitch it
      by Lois Ericson
    • CLOSURES:
      Out of the basement
      by Lynn Furs
    • BACK COVER:
      Tailored Jacket
      by Thierry Mugler
    • BASICS:
      Machine-made buttonholes
      by Connie Long
    • TIPS:
      No-fuss needle storage
      by Elisa Dalrymple
      What's in the machine
      by Patricia Cunningham
      Needle holder
      by Nellie Dery
      Do-it-yourself zipper matching
      by Nat Dean
      Beading made easier
      by Barbara Perrone
      Elastic connection
      by Beth Hayes
      Making the most of rotary cutter blades
      by Maureen Tayse Miller
      Second life for used dishwasher basket
      by Jeanne Schimmel
      To equally space buttons, snaps, etc.
      by Linda Boston
      Keep leather thimbles from slipping
      by Alice Marie Way
    • FITTING:
      Q: Inadequate support from above can cause blouse hems to sag
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Professional tips for corded piping
      A: Linda Lee
      Q: Special considerations for knits on the bias
      A: Connie Long
      Q: Taking the measure of a man
      A: Barbara Emodi
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • For Flair and Finesse, Turn Facings Face Out
      by Linda Lee
    • Witner Fashion Report: Best Styles to Sew
      by Anna Mazur
    • Three Smart Approaches to Bias Pants
      by Marcy Tilton
    • 35 Secrets for Successful Velvet Sewing
      by Saskia Wassing-Shepherd
    • To Fit Your Body, Measure Your Clothes
      by Susan Lazear
    • Finish Sheers with a Flourish
      by Rae Cumbie
    • CLOSURES:
      With Strings Attached
      by Sue Marra Byham
    • BACK COVER:
      2003 Surplice Blouse
      by Stella McCartney
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Clever five-step bags
      by Debbie Valentine
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Sewing/embroidery machine, book reviews
    • MACHINE EMBROIDERY:
      Design with color
      by Bobbi Bullard
    • BASICS:
      Creating ruffles
      by Rae Cumbie
    • TIPS:
      Start and end seams with a fabric scrap
      by Karen Minturn Brown
      Use a whetstone to smooth machine needles
      by Terri Ragot
      Neat seams without backstitching
      by Susan Lafo
      Find the right threaded bobbin
      by Peggy White
      Keep a deep V-neck modest
      by Linda Vielhaber
      Shed light on serger threading and cleaning
      by Margaret-Ann Ellis
      Learning a new machine
      by Michelle Newcome
      Stabilizer frees up sticky sewing
      by Linda Soeder
      Sew a Circle easily
      by Judith Long
    • FITTING:
      Q: Add dart at bust or shoulder to make gaping vest armhole fit
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Packing garments for wrinkle-free shipping
      A: April Mohr
      Q: Working with border prints
      A: Debbie Valentine
      Q: Scoop on online classes
      A: Deepika Prakash
    • INDEX: Issues 111-116
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • New Rules for Large Prints
      by Elizabeth B. Dubicki
    • Wash Your Stash
      by Judith Neukam
    • How to Fit a Perfect Sleeve
      by Sarah Veblen
    • To Broaden Your Fshion Horizons, Try International Patterns
      by Shannon Gifford
    • Elegant Collar on the Bias
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Belt Styles That Are a Cinch to Make(cover)
      by Joyce Murphy
    • Modern Twist on a Tailored Hem
      by Allison Page
    • CLOSURES:
      Why I Do What I Do
      by Nancy Shriber
    • BACK COVER:
      Jacket
      by Nancy Shriber
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Stylish notebook covers
      by Gay Gerlack
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Bernette machines, Bernina Aurora 430/440QE
    • MACHINE EMBROIDERY:
      Design editing
      by Jill McCloy
    • BASICS:
      On woven fabrics, go with the grain
      by Pamela Howard
    • TIPS:
      Sew perfectly even darts
      by Leona Butchart
      Make marks for perfect matching
      by Ellen McNally
      Use door stops for tilt
      by Susan Williams
      Twist-free hand sewing
      by Sharon Blair
      Interfacing doesn't always have to match
      by Linda Przybyszewski
      Hemming a skirt at the waist
      by Gina Vander Wall
      New Use for tailor's chalk
      by Diane Boate
      Tips for threading woolly nylon
      by Jennifer Pakula, Charlene Kint
      Attach a thread cutter
      by Debra Arch
      Customize a Teflon foot for sewing leather
      by Anna Mazur
      Recycle plastic foam trays
      by Bonnie Bledsoe
      Recycle fabric for stitch outs
      by Karen Wolff
      Eliminate buttonhole in collar band
      by Lois Hannula
      Tiny toolbox from the optometrist
      by Cynthia Dunn
      Matching patterns on pockets
      by Judy Rand
    • FITTING:
      Q: Expand a tight back by pivoting the armhole
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Yardage conversion chart
      A: Jennifer Sauer
      Q: Judging quality from a swatch
      A: Jacqueline Didier
      Q: Tailored vs. blouse-like jackets
      A: Fred Bloebaum
      Q: Replacing a zipper slider
      A: April Mohr
      Q: Neat rolled-hem corners
      A: Judith neukam
      Q: Lining a stretch jacket
      A: Jennifer Sauer
      Q: Pinking shears
      A: Jefferson Kolle
      Q: Kick-pleat variations
      A: Paddye Mann
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    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • To Fit Pants, Start at the Waist
      by Joyce Murphy
    • Our Tips Will Streamline Your Sewing Space
      by Threads Staff
    • Amazing Disappearing Zipper
      by Helen Metrakos
    • Pattern Review
      by Anna Mazur
    • Edgy Jackets
      by Linda Lee
    • Hairline Seams Give a Delicate Couture Finish
      by Anna Mazur
    • One Pattern...Three V-necks
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • CLOSURES:
      The Magical Machine
      by Rebecca Upjohn Snyder
    • BACK COVER:
      Italian Silk Bridal Gown
      by Susan Khalje
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      3-hour ripply scarves
      by Judith Neukam, Carol Fresia
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      9th Challenge
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Silk thread, Elizabethan patterns, buttonhole kit
    • MACHINE EMBROIDERY:
      Embroidering multiples like a pro
      by Gigi Louis
    • BASICS:
      Patch pockets
      by Patricia Moyes
    • TIPS:
      Emergency burn medication
      by Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
      Trace patterns vertically
      by Carolyn Rehbaum
      Get odd-shaped patterns on grain
      by Phyllis Rettke
      Sew the elastic and casing in one step
      by Linda Vielhaber
      Printing patterns with your software
      by Liz Barefoot
      Dust-free thread storage
      by Cheryl Hilbrands
      Prevent safety-pin calluses
      by Debra Arch
      Lightweight photocopies for patterns
      by Patricia Voorman
      No Knot prewashing
      by Grace Maloney
      Paint roller for lint
      by Claudia Jenkins
      Sewing album keeps track of pattern info
      by Susan Smith
      Fitting full, high hips
      by Susan Hutchins
    • FITTING:
      Q: Make blouse/jacket pattern fit like coat
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Capri vs cropped pants
      A: Paddye Mann RCA
      Q: Custom belt services
      A: Joyce Murphy
      Q: Sources for horsehair
      A: Rae Cumbie
      Q: Tips for sewing with faux leather
      A: Barbara Emodi
      Q: Fix for a puckered hem
      A: Judith Neukam
    • Advertiser Index/Web Directory
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • Pin for Every Purpose
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Design a Chic, Flowing Skirt with Fabric Strips
      by Jennifer Stern
    • Drivers' Ed for Sewing Machines
      by Judith Neukam
    • Ripple-free Piping Can't Be Rushed
      by Susan Khalje
    • Sew Clothes That Keep on Fitting
      by Loretta Gjeltema
    • (3)Quick to Make Projects:
      Placemat into a purse
      Two Seams make an instant Shrug
      Peasant Blouse in an Afternoon
      by Gay Gerlack, Anna Mazur, Judith Neukam
    • Make a Pattern from Ready-to-Wear
      by Jean Haas
    • Online Fabric Shopping
      by Carol Fresia
    • CLOSURES:
      The Straight and Narrow
      by Marsha Bailey
    • BACK COVER:
      1936 Parisian silk chiffon dress
      courtesy of Janna Stewart
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:
      Rolling cart, woven stabilizer, retractable tape measures, awl, thimbles
    • BASICS:
      11 Essential Sewing Tools
      by Linda Lee
    • TIPS:
      Mini design boards
      by Judith Neukam
      Don't cut off your notches
      by Peggy Barnes
      Quick and easy elastic casing
      by Nell Dery
      Thread multiple bobbins
      by Robin Mazzola
      Easy clean up
      by Leona Butchart
      Steppin' out sewing
      by Mary Ray
      Flat work is easier
      by Sandra Thwaites
      Check your thread
      by Fay M. Dorr
      Sew out of a suitcase
      by Marty Korwin-Powlowski
      Prethread serger needles
      by Betty Mearns
      Study recycled clothes
      by Michelle Cureton
      Need a hand?
      by Parker Smith
      Binding with fusible thread
      by Michelle Brakewood
      Monitor your prewash
      by April Mohr
      Sewing for the birds
      by Lily Yost
      Give your sewing machine the brush-off
      by Debra Arch
      Make a pressing dauber
      by Jane Parks
      Extreme makeovers
      by Jane Swanson
    • FITTING:
      Q: Fitting dropped-shoulder style to narrow, full-busted figure
      A: Karen Howland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Don't machine-sew over pins
      A: Carol Laflin
      Q: Fly zipper on a faced waist?
      A: Joyce Murphy
      Q: Hemming microfiber
      A: Mary McCarthy
      Q: Steps for covered snaps
      A: Jennifer Sauer
      Q: To preshrink wool, just roll
      A: Jennifer Jamal
      Q: Damask vs brocade
      A: Lori Hill
      Q: All fabric comes out in the wash
      A: Jennifer Themel
      Q: Make your own tailor's ham
      A: Paddye Mann RCA
      Q: Fix for shiny wool
      A: Paddye Mann RCA
    • Advertiser Index/Web Directory
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Inside a Chanel Jacket
      by Susan Khalje
    • Sewing is a Family Tradition
      by Ruth Fresia, Carol Fresia
    • Build Lightweight Warmth into Coats
      by Paddye Mann
    • Choosing, Using, and caring for Scissors and Shears
      by Carol Ahles
    • How to Make a Muslin
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • Ah Ha! Pattern Principles
      by Susan Lazear
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing Room
      by Tonya Coon-Brooks
    • BACK COVER:
      Embroidered Organza
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Letters
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      An Encrusted Lapel
      by Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Raw Edges
      by Louise Cutting
    • BASICS:
      Knits vs Wovens
      by Jan Bones
    • TIPS:
      One-woman hem-marking device
      by Bonnie Wheaton
      Behind a bound buttonhole
      by Susan Hutchins
      Perfect pants crease
      by Stephanie Gajewski
      Keep pinking shears in the pink
      by Fay M. Dorr
      Bone-bodice alteration trick
      by Mary McCarthy
      Sewing Inspiration from old movies
      by Helene Muriel Doyle
      Pipe Cleaners clean more than pipes
      by Cheryl Hilbrands
      Egg Cups for pins
      by Carol Fresia
      Washaway tape helps with narrow hems
      by Cynthia Young
      Break, don't cut, beads from beaded fabric
      by Dorothy Small
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Purpose of the bust point
      A: Jennifer Sauer
      Q: Patch pockets sewn invisibly by machine
      A: Patricia Moyes
      Q: Delicate rolled edges by hand
      A: Anne Marie Soto
    • Advertiser Index/Web Directory
    • Calendar
    • Books
    • Supplies

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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Batting for Quilted Garments
      by Mary Ray
    • Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat
      by Joyce Murphy
    • For Your Next Garment...Try Industry Seam Allowances
      by Johanna Prinz
    • Rotary Cutters and Mats
      by Judith Neukam
    • What to Do When Fabric Runs Short
      by Pamela Howard
    • No Fear Welt Pockets
      by Ann Steeves
    • CLOSURES:
      Trekkies in the sewing room
      by Kerrie R. Barney
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Persian lamb(poodle fabric)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Snip and bedazzle your favorite t-shirt
      by Brooks
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Setting a sleeve by hand
      by Susan Khalje
    • BASICS:
      Choosing the right machine needle
      by Jennifer Jamal
    • TIPS:
      Fire-hose technique for managing long fabric strips
      by Eve Ness
      Smooth, low-bulk elastic waistband
      by Lisa Willis
      Make an on-screen fashion show for inspiration
      by Julia Mesnikoff
      In-a-pinch substitute for topstitching thread
      by Dorothy Madias
      Hook-and-loop tape thread magnet
      by Chana Zweig
      Hood-and-loop tape thread lubricator
      by Elizabeth Shelton
      No-melt hem-pressing templates
      by Elaine Duncan
      Reinforce patch-pocket corners
      by Sarah Nock
      Fixing a common fusible goof
      by Meg Allen
      Spot-on Fusing
      by Linda Griepentrog
      Unkink embroidery floss
      by Anna Victoria Reich
      "Wicked Witch" test for wool
      by Laura Ziemer
      Two threads are better than one
      by Angelique Sarolea
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Make a bubble skirt
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Purpose of pattern drafting
      A: Loretta Gjeltima
      Q: Bias or not to Bias
      A: Marcy Tilton
      Q: New-old hem for jeans
      A: Linda Lee
    • Advertiser Index/Web Directory
    • Marketplace
    • INDEX: 117-122

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Page Count: 90
Notes: New editor Amber Eden

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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Dress Form: Sewer's Best Friend
      by Carol Fresia
    • Updated Jeans Jackets
      by Gigi Louis
    • Fit the Tissue and Get Sewing Sooner
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Two Ways to Sew a Dart
      by Norma Bucko Peggy Sagers
    • Sew Sweater Knits with Confidence
      by Shannon Gifford
    • Make Fabric from Scratch
      by Karen Tornow
    • Reversible Techniques for Double Cloth
      by Anna Mazur
    • CLOSURES:
      A Thimble In Time
      by Donavan K. Burkert-Kerr
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Belgian Linen Gauze
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW: Tailored shape & style
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Suface rubbings transform fabric
      by Laura Murray
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Jacket-facing solutions
      by Judy Barlup
    • BASICS:
      Apply fusible interfacing
      by Ann Steeves
    • TIPS:
      Easy, elasticized swimsuit straps
      by Nancy Jackson
      Plastic wrap protects machines
      by Linda Nickel
      Keep track of your fabric stash
      by De McMorran
      Double-lapped Zipper
      by Mary Longren
      Fleece fluff control
      by Sherry Stockton
      Multiple uses for kitchen cutting mats
      by Tia Abell
      Streamlined shirt collar
      by Judy Rand
      Sturdy sewing-machine table
      by Audrey Cummins
      Quick cuff placket for a lined jacket
      by Evelyn Blake
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Establish grainline on copied garments
      A: Mary Ray
      Q: Distressing jeans
      A: Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
      Q: Benefits of gold eye needles
      A: Dianne Giancola
      Q: 17th-century sewing term "bespoke tailoring"
      A: Ann Steeves
      Q: Little threads that follow your sewing
      A: Anne Marie Soto
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Page Count: 90
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Decorative Wide Hems
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • Amazing Lace
      by Susan Khalje
    • Secret Strength of Silk Organza
      by Marla Kazell
    • Build a Better Bust
      by Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
    • Hardware Makes the Handbag
      by Deepika Prakash
    • Be Your Own Designer
      by Georgene Shelton
    • CLOSURES:
      Rest in pieces
      by Mary Beth Temple
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Vintage Kimono
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Fabric spirals adorn a belt
      by Anna Mazur
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Bulk-free lapels/master pivot point first
      by Kenneth D. King
    • BASICS:
      How to pin
      by Pamela Howard
    • TIPS:
      Soldering iron for hemming
      by Carrie Black
      Partial preshrinking for denim
      by Juliette Curtis
      Color-code pleat-marking lines
      by Gita Levin
      Peroxide cleans up after pinpricks
      by Wanda Rice
      Sticky stabilizer to the rescue
      by Teena Wedemeyer
      Chanel at the airport
      by Melissa Ennis
      Mini buttons for doll clothes
      by Louise Hampton
      Tape-mark your ruler
      by Gay Kelsey
      Painless alternatives to straight pins
      by Emma Brown
      Roll up your interfacing
      by Jean Yaeger
      Grainline gadget
      by Barbara Mackenzie
      Keep THREADS tips in view
      by Joanne M. Spencer
      Hemming slacks
      by Becky Johnson
      Couched cord looks like piping
      by Susan Heidenthal
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Second life for a scarf
      A: Carol Fresia
      Q: Color selection with the pros
      A: Barbara Randle
      Q: Lining up your tartan
      A: Fred Bloebaum
      Q: Bag yourself a Chanel
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Separate scissors for fabric and paper?
      A: Carol Ahles
      Q: Trouble-free fabric combinations
      A: Kayla Kennington
      Q: Hemming slinky knits
      A: Lyla Messinger
      Q: Snug up baggy-waist jeans
      A: Dawn Jardine
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Easy, Breezy Summer Sewing
      by Rae Cumbie
    • Fix Your Patterns Before You Sew
      by Judy Barlup
    • Linings: Inside Scoop
      by Sandi Bolton
    • Inspire a New Sewer Today!
      bonus foldout: Teach Yourself to Sew
    • Discover Best Proportions & Styles for You
      by Nancy Shriber
    • Achieve Effortless Heirloom Effects
      by Pamela Busque Leggett
    • Frill Seekers
      by Carol Fresia
    • CLOSURES:
      Throwing a straight pitch, er, stitch
      by Amy Faye Sloter
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Color-grown organic cotton
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Embroider off the edge
      by Jennifer Stern
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Two-hour gypsy skirt
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Eliminate separate facings for elegant edges
      by Susan Khalje
    • BASICS:
      Essential hand stitches
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • TIPS:
      Tape guide for topstitching
      by Susan Morgan
      Versatile Vise
      by Chris Haynes
      Waistband comfort
      by Betty J. Moore
      Incandescent pressing
      by Liz Barefoot
      Hinged cutting tabletop
      by Catherine Laplante
      Fabric gift wrap
      by Jean SmilingCoyote
      Bare your sole
      by Paula Cole
      Pressing aids from the kitchen
      by Val Barbaro
      Vacuum-saving cleanup
      by Yvonne Paul
      Personal sewing history
      by Tomasa Jimenez
      Machine needles, new andused
      by Edith Clark
      Save your eyes, in two ways
      by Edna Kish
      Don't bother tracing patterns
      by Marsha M. Kitt
      Create a visual pattern catalog
      by Linda Rock
      Organizational aids from the laundry room
      by Joyce Deloca
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Bustling a double-layer dress
      A: Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
      Q: Serger thread for thread painting
      A: Bob Purcell
      Q: Safety pin history lesson
      A: Jennifer Sauer
      Q: Collar band trick
      A: David Page Coffin
      Q: How to position buttons
      A: Mary Ray
      Q: Sloper supplier
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Swayback fitting
      A: Paddye Mann
      Q: Preshrink interfacing
      A: Ann Steeves
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      QUICK TO MAKE: Elegant, wide belts
      by Joyce Murphy
    • Expert Techniques for Finishing Stretch Knits
      by Hazel Matthys
    • Pressing Matters
      by Ann Steeves
    • Pintucks Go Modern
      by Paddye Mann
    • FITTING SERIES, part 1:
      Fitting to flatter the midsection
      by Norma Bucko
    • Grommets: Set'em Straight
      by Elizabeth B. Dubicki
    • Take a Fresh Look at Patchwork
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • CLOSURES:
      Still in Factory Folds
      by Brenda C. Roger
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Devore(burnout) Velvet
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW: Streamlined silhouettes
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Button embroidery
      by June Greig
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Serpentine Edge
      by Judith Neukam
    • BASICS:
      Choose your best pattern size
      by Susie Nelson
    • TIPS:
      Buttonholes in tweedy fabric
      by Karen Wolff
      Wallpaper scissors for fabric
      by Linda Cobb
      Convenient storage for stabilizers
      by Jane Tutton
      Log Your Measurements for future hemming
      by Cleo Ssemakula
      Tissue-box thread collector
      by Janet Rogers
      Kid's Marker for fabrics
      by Dana Weltz
      Untangle power cords
      by Marsha M. Kitt
      Quick pants-fitting tip
      by Patricia Morrow
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Alter sleeveless shoulders
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Denim on the run
      A: Patricia Keay
      Q: Remove trouser excess
      A: Joyce Murphy
      Q: Balance heavy thread
      A: Melinda Rose
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Page Count: 98
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Sew Transparent: Sheer Prints Take Shape
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • FITTING SERIES, part 2:
      For a Great Fit, Start at the Shoulder
      by Judith Neukam, Carol Fresia
    • Exposé on Deconstructed Seams
      by The Editors
    • Handle Your Hands with Care
      by Carol Fresia
    • 25 Ways to Achieve Sewing Zen
      by The Editors
    • Sheer Sewing: Let's Be Clear
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • Two Vintage Twists on One Classic Skirt
      by Heather Claus
    • Denim Details
      by Anna Mazur
    • CLOSURES:
      Stuck on Sewing
      by Bonnie Seltzer
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Mohair
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Topstitching adorns a felted jacket
      by Susan Kesler-Simpson
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      One-seam Poncho
      by Lori Hill
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Just knock it off
      by Mary McCarthy
    • BASICS:
      Find great sewing classes
      by Mary Ray
    • TIPS:
      Reuse plastic bags for smooth sewing
      by Betty Bolden
      Get a leg up on sewing
      by Dorothy R. Martin
      Stretch your purse strings
      by Susan Williams
      Hazardous waste disposal
      by Jessica Krakow
      Use your serger as a cutting tool
      by Pamela Crosby
      Stretch your hamstrings
      by Carol McKenzie
      Better 3D You
      by Dawn Jardine
      Breaking the Rules
      by Crystal Griffiths
      Tame flyaway threads
      by Joyce A Hall
      Keep bobbins and spools together
      by Karen D'Alessandri
      Release your iron
      by Karen Wong
      Little labels for bobbins
      by Linda Velsor
      Pony up for button loops
      by Pat Marie
      Newfangled needle book
      by Kitty Stein
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: More couture tips
      A: Susan Khalje
      Q: What to do with woolly nylon
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Keep on truckin'
      A: Sara Snuggerud
      Q: Is your fabric railroaded?
      A: Mary Ray
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      QUICK TO MAKE: 3 Giftworthy Projects
      Conjure up a magic flower
      by April Mohr
      Create colorful fabric beads
      by Sharon Benton
      Build festive felt-backed flowers
      by Linda Lee
    • FITTING SERIES, part 3:
      By the Seat of the Pants
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • Shortcuts to a Designer Jacket
      by Cheri Dowd
    • Top-Shelf Fabric: Worth Its Weight in Gold(boucle)
      by Judith Neukam
    • Foolproof Fly Zipper
      by Judy Barlup
    • By the Seat of the Pants
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • Secret to Slinky Knits
      by Pat Moriarity
    • Choose an Iron they Way Experts Do
      by Jan Grover
    • CLOSURES:
      Road Trip with THREADS
      by Linda M. Thielfoldt
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Historic Fabric: Harriet Beecher Stowe, domestic goddess of her time
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Aflutter with Chiffon
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Lingerie guards go the extra mile
      by Judith Neukam
    • TIPS:
      Magnetic bars keep notions in order
      by Julienne Lambre
      Gathering made easy
      by Karen Wolff
      Trace your pattern pieces
      by Rebecca Lowell
      Simplify pattern cutting
      by Juanita Dean
      Line buttons prefectly
      by Darlene A. Suchyta
      Bias cutting made easy
      by Tonya Campbell
      Fast embroidery removal
      by Judy Lee
      Back your appliques first
      by Judith Neukam
      Keep stabilizer accessible
      by Barbara Kelsey
      Reduce your jeans' waistband
      by Patricia Ferrito
      Find stray pins
      by Thea Chester
      Always buckle-up for safety
      by Anna Presland
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: How should I stash my stash?
      A: Louise Cutting
      Q: Sizing up a knits-only pattern
      A: Sarah Veblen
      Q: Kimono care
      A: June Colburn
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    • Marketplace
    • INDEX: 123-128

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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Go Faux!
      by Elizabeth Dubicki
    • FITTING SERIES, part 4:
      Altering Patterns for the Well-Endowed
      by Lynne Garner
    • No Pattern Required
      by Michaela Murphy
    • Copy Your Garments with Precision
      by Jean Haas
    • It's a Wrap: Custom-covered Belts
      by Paddye Mann
    • Inspired by Japanese Crests
      by Lois Ericson
    • Cut Up Patterns and Add Seams
      by Mary Ray
    • CLOSURES:
      Stitch, rattle, and ROAR
      by Rosalyn MacGregor
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Tartan plaid
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Going in circles, fabric yo-yos
      by Anna Mazur
    • BASICS:
      Pattern terms defined
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • TIPS:
      Notions stored in the round
      by Lorraine Pratt
      Take a tip from the guys
      by Kathy Walkowski
      Pockets keep tools at hand
      by Pam Hoshauer
      Light up straight lines
      by Theresa Flynn
      Turn tiny tubes easily
      by Elizabeth Shelton
      Clip Curves Accurately
      by Pamela Beach
      Control stray threads with packing tape
      by Michelle Rodman
      Seal pattern seams securely
      by Dorothy Madias
      Cut Foam Smoothly
      by Peg Pennell
      Tame your bobbin tails
      by Nancy Jellings
      Note fabric details in the store
      by Patricia Meeks
      Better way to sew a sleeve
      by Carol Fresia
      Prevent highwaters
      by Safeyyah Mar
      Prevent foot pedal movement
      by Candy Schwartz
      Add stretch to fringe
      by Ann Ehrlich
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Sew bra cups into lining
      A: Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
      Q: Best way to line a vest
      A: Mary Ray
      Q: Anyone can have a three-way mirror
      A: Anne Marie Soto
      Q: Using a curved ruler
      A: Judy Barlup
      Q: Ravel vs Unravel
      A: Editors
      Q: Liftng low-rise jeans
      A: Joyce Murphy
      Q: Taming t-shirt hems
      A: Linda Stewart
      Q: Crank out covered buttons
      A: Patricia Keay
      Q: Why and how to use a thimble
      A: Anna Mazur
      Q: A dream iron
      A: The Editors
      Q: Close a gaping back
      A: Susan Khalje
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Art Darts
      by Ruth Ciemnoczolowski
    • PLUS-SIZE DRAPING SERIES, part 1:
      For the Best Bodice Ever
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • Make It Designer
      by Deana Tierney
    • Perfect Little Black Dress
      by THREADS Staff
    • 25 Cool Sewing Supplies
      by THREADS Staff
    • Graceful Funnel Collar
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing Life's Lessons
      by Barbara Emodi
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Fancy Ribbons
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Wire + Crochet = Couture buttons
      by Cheri Dowd
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Cardi-wrap in an hour
      by Anna Mazur
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Develop your personal style
      by Kayla Kennington
    • BASICS:
      Sewing machine maintenance
      by Jennifer Stern
    • TIPS:
      Organize your button stash
      by Elizabeth Merritt
      Control your hook & loop
      by Mary Longren
      Flannel cutting-table cover
      by Margaret C. Story
      Plastic folders store patterns
      by Lynn Mally
      Store fabric in dishpans
      by Cheryl Hilbrands
      Mark your spool notches
      by T.J. Pike
      Make a tailor's ham
      by Myra Mae McFarland
      No-Bulk elastic joint
      by Trudy Dixon
      Easy Sheer-skirt waistband
      by JoAnn Brown
      Zip thread to store it
      by Marsha M. Kitt
      Prevent beads from rolling
      by Jean Fengler
      Seam-allowance guide
      by Leslie Pelecovich
      Post-it notes help with tracing
      by Teri Stern
      Eliminate loose bobbin tails
      by Safeyyah Mar
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Turn pants into a skirt
      A: Mary Ray
      Q: Lining- it's in the bag
      A: Pam Howard
      Q: Petal sleeve- draft a lotus
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Pricing principles
      A: Linda Stewart
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Take the Plunge(swimsuits)
      by Laura Keith
    • PLUS-SIZE DRAPING SERIES, part 2:
      Add a Sleeve to Your Bodice
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • Go Against the Grain
      by Ann Steeves
    • From Couches to Coats!(decorator fabrics)
      by Judith Neukam
    • Get the Skinny on Pants Fabric
      by Linda Lee
    • Taming Jersey Knits
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • CLOSURES:
      The art of making do
      by Linda Przybyszewski
    • FINE FABRICS(back cover):
      Sari Silk
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Painting with thread
      by Jennifer Stern
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Twist-it-up Bandeau Top
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Understand turn-of-cloth
      by Judy Barlup
    • TIPS:
      Jewelry box stores notions
      by Linda Cobb
      Make a sewing worktable
      by Heather Taylor
      Ruler determines grainline
      by Heather Torgenrud
      Pin-prick solution
      by Marianne Conner
      Clever press board
      by Nora Roark
      Baby nail clipper trims short threads
      by Manal Khalife
      Glad wrap secures thread
      by Jean C. Smolens
      Shoe storage for knits
      by Teri Cook
      Dustpan attracts pins
      by Debra Rose
      Correction fluid to the rescue
      by Patricia Jinkens
      Hooks store pattern pices
      by Meryl S. Wynne
      Quick-and-easy THREADS Index
      by Michelle Gervais
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    • Marketplace

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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Capture the Essence of a Designer Coat
      by Susan Khalje
    • PLUS-SIZE DRAPING SERIES, part 3:
      Drape a Skirt Sloper
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • Rejuvenate Your Beloved Garments
      by Catherine Owsianiecki
    • Go from Dowdy to Wow
      by Rae Cumbie
    • Working with Vintage Patterns
      by Alexandra Reynolds
    • Ready for My Close-up:
      Hollywood glam/three vintage gowns
      by Judith Neukam
    • 10 Timeless Details
      by THREADS editors
    • CLOSURES:
      Patterns of a Lifetime
      by Karen Bird
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      Circa 1940's Peplum Suit Jacket
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET:
      Spotlight on Alex Sudalnik
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Reproduce a mid-century motif
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Apron revival
      by Mary Ray
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Barkcloth
      by Michaela Murphy
    • TIPS:
      Color-coordinated boning
      by Sally Gelbaugh
      Prevent serger snarls
      by Sonya Jones
      Hand-sew without snags
      by Cheri Dowd
      Taming silk charmeuse
      by Kathy Wagner
      Keep stripes symmetrical
      by Cathy Bennett
      Newsprint protection
      by Marsha M. Kitt
      Thread your serger easily
      by Karen Wolff
      Keep fabric info handy
      by Angelique Sarolea
      Photo journal of me
      by Christine Sutherland
      Stitch buttons by machine
      by Monty S. Leitch
      Crystal-clear plexiglass
      by Myra J. Moore
      Tape closure grows with me
      by Virginia Kotecki
      Memories protect my machine
      by Chana Zweig
      Turn tiny tubes with ease
      by Mary Snyder
      Crayola isn't just for kids
      by Saragrace Knauf
      Zipper finishing made easy
      by Shelby Meade
      Bakery containers for storage
      by Elizabeth Shelton
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Fitting finish for a faced waistband
      A: Anna Mazur
      Q: It's a stretch
      A: Judith Neukam
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Knock off your favorite pants
      by Marcy Tilton
    • PLUS-SIZE DRAPING SERIES, part 4:
      Design Your Own Skirt
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • Figure-Flattering Tee
      by Marcy Tilton
    • Snoop Shopping
      by Georgene Shelton
    • Paper Garments Guide Your Sewing
      by Louise Cutting
    • Get Great Style at Any Age
      by Linda Lee
    • CLOSURES:
      Get in tune with your sewing
      by Kristine Kadlec
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      1920's Evening Coat(velvet,silk,glass seed beads)
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Istanbul Vest
      by Pat Moriarity
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Set a perfect sleeve
      by Sharon K. Blair
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Bamboo
      by Michaela Murphy
    • TIPS:
      Tepee relaxes magnetic pull
      by Elizabeth Shelton
      Antiperspirant recycled
      by Louise Kammer
      Serger-blade replacement
      by Karen Wolff
      Loosen a snug underarm
      by Nancy Fisher
      Prevent prewash fraying
      by Nancy Sherba
      Foil Boxes Store stabilizer
      by Patricia Jinkens
      Baby monitor to the rescue
      by Frecia Kelly
      Chapstick makes vinyl Glide
      by Sandra Lee Woods
      Visible net edges
      by Margaret C. Story
      Nail polish to identify needles
      by Audrey Lear
      Used needle identification
      by Gail Leone
      Baste with spray adhesive
      by Susan Trousdale
      Graph paper for pockets
      by Joan Meyer
      Buttons below the waist
      by Marsha M. Kitt
      Quilter's gloves protect hands
      by Jean Wachs
      Tape protects ruler
      by Cheryl Benton
      Sticker labels for pattern pieces
      by Mary Sullivan
      Pattern paper from Staples
      by Pamela Johnston
      Magnetic Neck Closures
      by Erin Rovetson
      Chain-link hanging closet
      by Kathleen Lopata
      Easy seam-allowance guide
      by Rita Strobel
      Table covering for patterns
      by Dana Gros
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Couture vs haute couture?
      A: Christina Binkley
      Q: Fitting finishes for stretch lace
      A: Hazel Matthys
      Q: Stop migrating down
      A: Rochelle Harper
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    • Marketplace

YEAR 2008: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Hit Your Mark With Darts
      by Mary Travis
    • Mad for Plaid
      by Mary Ray
    • Let Your Feet Guide the Way
      by Carol Ahles
    • Mix & Match with Domino Design
      by Susan Lazear
    • Click & fit
      by Georgene Shelton
    • Best-Fitting Pants - Ever
      by Claudette Grant
    • CLOSURES:
      Indelible Lessons
      by Jayne S. Wynters
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      Jean Patou(1800-1936) design
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      New on the embroidery scene
      by Judith Neukam
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Mini purses
      by Paddye Mann
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Dazzling chiffon
      by Michaela Murphy
    • FUNDAMENTALS:
      Easy lapped zipper
      by Rosebud
    • TIPS:
      Looped button closure
      by Donna Christopher
      Static-free iron board
      by Jocelyn Short
      Smooth curved seams
      by Lois Pitcher
      Shower-curtain-hook storage
      by Marsha M. Kitt
      Clamp fabric to avoid pin pricks
      by David Doren
      Delicate oiling with a syringe
      by Connie Kniffen
      No burns on little fingers
      by Colleen Murphy
      Curling iron smooths ribbon
      by Teresa Murders
      Make invisible thread visible
      by Juanita Dean
      Pipe insulation for interfacing
      by Julie Maske
      Football tee in the sewing room?
      by Matha Allen
      Ironing-board sewing kit
      by Betty Bolden
      Glue stick to teach sewing
      by Judy Leathley
      Serger tension guide
      by Grace Mullins
      Hang shears and scissors
      by Zee Perry
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Turning corners with a twin needle
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Flexible stitches for hems
      A: Deana Tierney
      Q: Shoulder room
      A: Pamela Howard
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    • Marketplace
    • INDEX: 129-134

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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Little Black Dress From Start to Finish
      by Susan Khalje
    • Create Couture Lingerie
      by Alexandra Armillas
    • You Say Underlining, I Say Interlining
      by Kenneth D. King
    • Sleeves on the Bias
      by Mary Ray
    • Les Satellites: Custom Services
      by Louise Cutting
    • Close-up with Charles Kleibacker
      by Susan Khalje
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing-room envy
      by Jann Everard
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      1940's Woman's Dress Suit
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Bead It On the Edge
      by Kenneth D. King
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Kimono Purse
      by Jennifer Sauer
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Master the hand stitch
      by Kenneth D. King
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Linton Tweeds
      by Michaela Murphy
    • FUNDAMENTALS:
      Stabilize and support your garment
      by Allison Page
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      Embellished buttonholes
      by Jennifer Stern
    • NOSTALGIA:
      Stitches from the past, part 1-
      Sewing Machine Time Line
      by Dale Yelich
    • TIPS:
      Impromptu cording
      by Terrie Brown
      Tidy stash removal
      by Angelita S. Woodworth
      Travel with THREADS
      by Debbie Nacewicz
      Roll lint away
      by Leslie Pelecovich
      Easy roll storage
      by Heather Taylor
      See north more clearly
      by Patricia Jinkens
      Serger care
      by Stephen Wisner
      Geometry for sewing
      by Brandy Anders
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Tummy control for pants and skirts
      A: Linda Stewart
      Q: Tips for sewing quilted garments
      A: Mary Ray
      Q: More swimwear tips
      A: Laura Keith
      Q: Mind the gaps(on your dress form)
      A: Jean Haas
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Why Make Your Own Jeans?
      by Sandra Betzina
    • TAILORING SERIES, part 1:
      Hot Pocket
      by Kenneth D. King
    • Backstage at the Opera:
      How costumes are created
      by Suzanne Hanna
    • Inside Scoop on Hollywood Waists
      by Sarah Veblen
    • Revisit Retro Details
      by Susan Khalje
    • Get Biased
      by Janet Manning
    • At the Cirque
      by Michaela Murphy
    • CLOSURES:
      Nothing Is Lost
      by Priscilla Perkins
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      1940's dress
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      The Cloud Skirt
      by Susan Crane
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Rectangle Inspired by a Square
      by Svetlana Shalumova
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Master the Hand Stitch, part 2
      by Kenneth D. King
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Spectacular ikat
      by Michaela Murphy
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Fashion is art applied
      by Susan Khalje
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      Elegant Hem
      by Jennifer Stern
    • TIPS:
      "Grainline" on knits
      by Heidi Normandin
      Worry-free ironing
      by Kate Hoerauf
      Tape allows foot to glide
      by Debbie Nacewicz
      Rip THREADS on purpose?
      by Darlene McDonald
      Punch pattern marks
      by Kay Wagner
      Storage for small notions
      by Carol Farrant
      Baby monitor hears all
      by Patty Goldberg
      Hemmer foot for piping
      by Juliette Kimes
      New needle assurance
      by Elizabeth Barrow
      Button purse feet
      by Ardra m. Withers
      Tomato's hidden needles
      by Karen Evenson
      Helpful vet tool
      by Mattie Welch
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Mastering buttonholes
      A: Carol Ahles
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      3 Quick to Make Projects-
      Band a Lace Skirt
      by Anna Mazur
      Make a To-Go Bag
      by Mary Ray
      Wrap It Up
      by Kenneth D. King
    • TAILORING SERIES, part 2:
      Tailor a Brush Fringe Edge
      by Kenneth D. King
    • From Sloper to Shirt, part 1:
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • The Serger Sews
      by Christine Jonson
    • Fashion Squared
      by Linda Lee
    • CLOSURES:
      The Sewing Bug
      by Melissa Brown
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      1920's dress w/ asymmetrical waves
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Icing on the Cake
      by Carol Fresia
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Four, fast flat-fell seams
      by Sharon K. Blair
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Bold, bright chintz
      by Michaela Murphy
    • FUNDAMENTALS:
      Engineer foolproof corners
      by Linda Lee
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      Yo-yos by the hoopful
      by Jennifer Stern
    • TIPS:
      Boucle fringe in an instant
      by Carole Slattery
      Elasticized Keyhole
      by Dawn Jardine
      Serge Those Selvages
      by Antoinnette Valla
      Digital Design Record
      by Claudie Chan
      Easy Lint Removal
      by Helen Edmonds
      Simple iron clean-up
      by Lesley Tucker
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Strategies for choosing thread
      A: Carol Laflin
      Q: Right fabric for the right job
      A: Mary Ray
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Sheer fabric touches
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • TAILORED SERIES, part 3:
      Sleek and Slim Tailored Details
      by Kenneth D. King
    • Material World:
      exotic fabrics-
      Sari fabric, Kente cloth, Tokyo
      by Contributors
    • No-Nonsense Flexible Waist Finishes
      by Connie Long
    • Use Your Sloper to Finish Your Shirt
      by Kathleen Cheetham
    • Sew Green:
      Sewing with the new eco fabrics-
      hemp, soy, lyocell, peace silk, bamboo, organic cotton
      by Sharon K. Blair
    • CLOSURES:
      On My Knees
      by Pamela Tallman
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      1920s Dress
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Power piecing
      by Mary Ray
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      See it sew it, love it(top with trim)
      by Ariel Price
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Project elegance: Designer George Simonton
      by Carol Fresia
    • FINE FABRICS:
      Fabric of the Future: electrifying connection-
      Smart fabrics
      by Michaela Murphy
    • FUNDAMENTALS:
      What makes a fabric?
      by Carol Fresia
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      Embroider the whole cloth
      by Jennifer Stern
    • TIPS:
      Give new life to old buttons
      by Kristine Kadlec
      Protect exotic buttons
      by Heather Hamilton
      Quilt ruler for garment sewing
      by Laura Sabban
      Serged French tack
      by Brenda Bolin-Sandage
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Hand-picked elegance
      A: Anna Mazur
      Q: Fitting Sleeves
      A: Linda Stewart
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    • Marketplace
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    • COVER STORY:
      For the Love of Buttons
      by Beau Gabiniewicz
    • TAILORING SERIES, part 4:
      Gussets in Facings
      by Kenneth D. King
    • Treat, Store & Treasure It
      by Linda Stewart
    • For a Personalized Fit, Grade It!
      by Joyce Murphy
    • Behind the Seams at Chado Ralph Rucci
      by Claire B. Shaeffer
    • Sewing Salvation:
      Trouble-shooting
      by Carol Fresia
    • CLOSURES:
      My Life in Stitches
      by May Yeung
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      1920's Shirred Silk Velvet Gown
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      Silk-screening fabric
      by Marcy Tilton
    • ON THE ROAD:
      Copenhagen
      by Linda Turner Griepentrog
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Master of the sleeve placket
      by Shannon Gifford
    • MATERIAL WORLD:
      Beggar's cloth
      by Carol Fresia
    • FUNDAMENTALS:
      Seam finishes for silk
      by Linda Lee
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      Tribal art inspires designs
      by Jennifer Stern
    • TIPS:
      Twist a ribbon cord
      by Leona Butchart
      Foot comfort
      by Judy Gordon
      Cotton gingham pattern
      by Tess Edwards
      Pet-hair roller for thread
      by Barbara Crankshaw
      Copy your body parts
      by Diana Van Der Sluys
      Pin-fit with interfacing
      by Retha Meneghini
      Use leftover bobbin thread
      by Nancy L. Pasulka
      Perfect fleece buttonholes
      by Jennifer Robison
      Keep quilt lines straight
      by Desiree Doucet
      Lose weight visually
      by Ann Taecker
      Prevent snags
      by Tisha Thorne
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Velvet Indulgence
      by Linda Lee
    • DESIGNER CHALLENGE, part 1:
      Classic White Shirt
      by Louise Cutting, Kenneth D. King, Fred Bloebaum
    • Coat Check
      by Enid Wilson
    • Tools for Tight Places
      by Carol Fresia
    • Line Only the Sleeves
      by Sandra Betzina
    • Get in the Groove
      by Carol Laflin Ahles
    • Sewing Haiku(poems)
      by Carol Fresia
    • CLOSURES:
      Sewing Rooom Not Wanted
      by Claudia Utley
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      1940's sequined New Year's Eve Gown
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • ON THE ROAD:
      Portland: a fabric mecca
      by Linda Turner Griepentrog
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Something Old, Something New
      by Lois Ericson
    • FUNDAMENTALS:
      Bound buttonholes
      by Barbara Frangione
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      Jazz up any tee
      by Jennifer Stern
    • TIPS:
      Third hand for your iron
      by Susan Nunn
      Reusing a blouse pattern
      by Darlene McDonald
      Sweep up your pins
      by Heather Hamilton
      Changing serger threads
      by Karen Wolff
      Spilled-bead rescue
      by Linda M. Thielfoldt
      Copy gathered-garment details
      by Joy Masters
      Spiral bobbin storage
      by Elizabeth Martin
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Do's/don'ts of using tracing paper
      A: Susan Khalje
      Q: Add a waistband
      A: Joyce Simons Murphy
    • Advertiser Index/Web Directory
    • Marketplace
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  • FEATURES
    • COVER STORY:
      Reversible Evening Coat
      by Susan Khalje
    • DESIGN CHALLENGE, part 2:
      Tale of Two Shirts
      by Mary Ray, Susan Khalje
    • Golden Rule of Proportions
      by Sandra Ericson
    • Peek Inside a Dress Form:
      Tour of Wolf factory
      by Carol Fresia
    • Sew Your Hautes
      by Claire Shaeffer
    • Sculpt the Silhouette:
      Classic French draping techniques
      by Julien Cristofoli
    • CLOSURES:
      Inherit the dress
      by Catherine Trail
    • UP CLOSE(back cover):
      Embellished coat
  • DEPARTMENTS
    • Contributors
    • Letters
    • READER'S CLOSET(gallery)
    • NOTIONS(reviews)
    • PATTERN REVIEW
    • EMBELLISHMENTS:
      One of nature's loveliest embellishments(feathers)
      by Susan Crane
    • QUICK TO MAKE:
      Nostalgic needle book
      by Martha Moser
    • EXPLORING DESIGN:
      Artist Anne Hand creates mini garments packed with big design
      by Nicole Smith
    • MASTER CLASS:
      Delicious triple-layered chiffon
      by Fred Bloebaum
    • MATERIAL WORLD:
      Nuno: always new
      by Carol Fresia
    • FUNDAMENTALS:
      Hand-stitched buttonholes
      by Annina King, Pamela Ptak
    • EMBROIDERY ESSENTIALS:
      Even rows of channel stitching in the hoop
      by Jennifer Stern
    • TIPS:
      Colorful hand sewing
      by Donna C. Kornfeld
      Fleece marking made easy
      by Ann Steeves
      T-shirt fitting tweak
      by Robyn Fellows
      Sharpen your point turner
      by Janet Lewandowski
      Mark with soap slivers
      by Nancy L. Pasulka
      Cinch your tote
      by Sandi Schmitt
      Tame slippery fabric
      by Carla Leinbach
      Slippery fabric take two
      by Brandy Anders
      Plastic ball stitching aid
      by Marie Rebello
      Hose-cone thread adapter
      by Carol McNeal
      Newsprint for pattern making
      by Linda Noll
      Sew bulky fabrics with ease
      by Margaret C. Story
      Gingham guides new sewers
      by Jan Grover
      Rotary cutter rips seams
      by David Mangels
      Measure a perfect skirt hem
      by Judith Neukam
      Computer Drawer for sewing
      by Polyxane S. Cobb
      Fabric inventory binder
      by Joni Watson
    • QUESTIONS:
      Q: Revamp 1980's patterns
      A: Judith Neukam
      Q: Why do we call it a sloper?
      A: Pam Ptak
      Q: China silk defined
      A: Ariel Price
      Q: Snap bags
      A: Mary Ray
      Q: Buttonhole boo-boo
      A: Carol Ahles
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