In case you missed it

There’s been a couple of things I have seen lately that I wanted to put out here just in case you missed it and to remind myself in the future.

#1) So here is something I found that will be extremely useful as time goes by. This clever lady has a downloadable chart for matching Kona solids to Aurifil thread. It’s right here.

#2) Allison over at CluckCluckSew had a great post on comparing her two sewing machines. But wait… don’t go yet. I wanted to point out a problem with my Bernina that I added to the comment section

Thanks for giving such a great comparison. I have the Bernina 750, my husband bought it for me two years ago. Interesting that there have been several mentions of motherboard issues. I fried my motherboard while it was still on warranty. When the service man heard that I lived in a rural area he said that I have to get a good quality surge protecter. Before leaving town that day you can believe I had bought a very good one. I have them on all our computers – it makes sense to have one on my computerized sewing machine. The thing that annoys me the most is that I can not stop my machine from doing the securing stitches at the beginning of every seam. The service man has fiddled with the machine and all the women in the shop have weighed in on the problem. I don’t know if all the 750’s do this or just the ones that shipped to Canada. I sincerely hope that Bernina can come up with a update for this. I use a “spider” and carry on !

That was me on Allison’s blog and if you have a similar un-even power supply situation then I really urge you to get a good heavy back-up like this one. If you put your home computer on a surge protector then you should have your sewing machine on one too. Also, If you have the same Bernina model as me I would be really interested in knowing if your machine always does the securing stitches at the beginning.

#3) OK, last item. Have you seen this video about seam rippers ? If not, give it a look – 46 seconds that may make your life easier, well, at least when you have a seam to rip out. 

There is a second one here, same idea though.

That’s all for now. I’d love it if you left a comment, the thingie is up at the top of the post by the date.

Have a great weekend.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. audrey
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 20:54:38

    How could I not know that about seam rippers! Thanks for the link.:)

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  2. Colleen
    Feb 27, 2015 @ 22:19:15

    You’re welcome ! I didn’t know it either.

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  3. allisonreidnem
    Feb 28, 2015 @ 11:30:54

    Thanks for all the information Colleen. I’m going to have a go with that stitch ripping method next time I need to (we all know there will be a next time!). You have a great weekend too. I’m on a mission to finish stitching down the binding and make a label for my puzzle quilt before the calendar switches into March…

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  4. Colleen
    Feb 28, 2015 @ 12:26:13

    Yeah, it looks pretty cool but I haven’t tried it yet. Best wishes for your mission, I’ll be looking for your finish post !

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