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    Finally ordered an even feed foot last night. Could not get locally (well could, but was not able to get 100% advice that the generic brand was ok for my machine). Hate not being anywhere near the sewing centre I am used to. There is a Janome dealer here ( a custom curtain store), but I am not sure what they stock, plus their location and hours are not the best.



    I now have a growing list of feet and accessories I would like to get. My machine is still going strong thankfully, but I think in a year or so I would like to upgrade.

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    I've been getting into quilting in a pretty serious way. Its a pity its so hard to find the time. I have just upgraded my machine to a Janome Horizon 8900 and bought a quilting frame to use it on. Its very exciting.

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    Hey Misty (sorry very late in replying). That is one impressive looking machine, have fun with it

    Well, the local Janome supplier does supply feet and other accessories!!!! Eyeing off a couple of machines, as I would really like to upgrade later in the year.

    Now at the point of hemming the curtains once DH has taken down the old brackets and installed the new ones.
    Have decided to unpick DD2's dress and redo the zipper. Then start on DD1's dress. Then I will cut a toil of a retro pattern I got in a vintage magazine. Hoping to make a dress for work with it.

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    I have acquired some more funky coloured chenille bedspreads, and planning some winter clothes (pants/skirt or dress) for the kids.

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    I have a local sewing buddy now. Pretty excited about that. Going to take a recommended course in the next few weeks. Still no new projects. Sigh. I need too many things... Boo.

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    Made a dress for a wedding last weekend http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/10/ageja8us.jpg

    and now am itching to make more clothes for myself and the kidlets (oh and the mending for DH)
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    Gorgeous kitten2b!

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    Well done kitten2b that is a gorgeous dress! Good work

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    Wow Misty, that certainly is a flash machine!

    Astrid my list is ever growing too.

    Cool Rouge, I wish I had someone to sew with. Everyone brings their jobs to me lol.

    Loiuse that is beautiful!

    HotI I love chenille!! Bit of a beggar to sew with all that fluff flying around lol.

    AFM my machine is stuck. I can't get it to loosen and the only sewing machine repairer we have here only comes 2x a year from Adelaide - May and November bit frustrated.

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    Oh no Kim! Can you hold out? Is anyone travelling to Adelaide who can take it for you?

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    Lol I suggested DH take it to Melbourne when he travelled there recently and he was horrified!

    I'm going to ask around and see if there are some old fashioned whizzes at the machine. There has to be someone around.

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    Google the issue, if you are lucky it may be mention somewhere and if really lucky someone as done a youtube video on how to fix it.

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    if i wanted to make a red circle with a yellow ring around it, blue ring next.... how would i sew each layer to next?

    i can picture doing half circles, but thinking of full circles does my head in. has anyone done anything like this?

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    Depends what it's for. You could make each colour a 2 layer donut, turn them right way out, then line them up and zigzag or hand stitch the rings together.

    Or use a non-fraying fabric like felt and just top stitch one circle on top of the bigger one.

    If you're after single layer, you'll need to make the sewing line the same circumference, and add your seam allowance to the outside of that line for each piece, or they wont fit.

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    I found a tute on the 2 layer donut method after posting.

    Decide d to try with chenille , which is non fraying , but might try other methods next time

    it is the third way I am trying to get my head around . Would you pin or iron sa or just hold pieces together? Maybe pin half way around and freestyle the second half?

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    I rarely pin curves. I find I pin it with different tension to sewing it, so I prefer just to see slowly and stop stat, and guide one piece of fabric in each hand to pull the curves together .

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    Well, I have more fabric and have picked a pattern to sew a dress for me! Was struggling to find fabric I really liked at a good price, so it took time. Sadly though I bought it last week, now there is a 30% off sale. Oh, well, the bolt was getting low, so I was really risking that it would be gone or just not enough.

    Just need to trace out the patter and get a few things like shirring elastic and I will be set.

    Of course, I must finish DD1's dress before I start, all cut out, just need the motivation

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