August 1, 2004

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Free-Motion Machine Embroidery"Sewing-machine embroidery can put your unique mark of creativity on almost anything you make: clothing, table linens, towels, hats, totes, and many other items. It is fun, creative, and easy to do. It is also lots faster than hand embroidery."


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Pattern Alteration"A comfortable, attractive garment fits properly. It is neither too large nor too small and conforms to the contours of the body without binding, sagging, straining, or wrinkling. Pattern adjustment or alteration is often necessary to achieve good fit in a garment. Making adjustments or alterations before the garment is cut from fabric will eliminate many problems. Use this collection of alteration guidelines to solve womenís most common fitting problems." - College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University


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Sewing Synthetic Suedes"Synthetic suedes are an important fabric in the fashion scene today. They are easy to sew, easy to care for, and easy to wear." - College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University


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Checklist of Common Sewing Machine Troubles"Little problems with the sewing machine can be very irritating and time consuming. They can happen to even the most experienced seamstress.



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Cleaning Cloudy Mirrors?I have moved into a newly built home and have 3 bathrooms with large mirrors. I have cleaned them with everything I know to remove the cloudy, haze that is on them. Nothing works. Any suggestions?


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Gnat Problem in Convenience Store?I work at a convenience store where we have a bakery case. We have fresh donuts brought in every day, and every day they end up in the garbage because of gnats. We clean the case every day. Please HELP! What can we do to eliminate those pesky gnats? Thank you. Pam


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