Archive for Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

December 28, 2005

Juanita Klinkenberg writes, "Feed sacks, that certainly takes me back, brought back good memories. My mother Pearl Campbell made my dresses from them. They were my good dresses, I wore them to work and on dates." She added, "In fact I have a picture of me and Donald from all those years ago. The dress I had on was made from feed sack material."

She's been away from Tonganoxie for 46 years now. However, she really looks forward to The Mirror, the hometown paper. Don't we all? Reading all the news from home is like going home for a visit.

Certainly enjoyed your e-mail Jaunita, thanks very much.

Lisa is making a dust ruffle or bed-skirt and asked for some tips on making ruffles. My machine (and most of them) has a gathering foot that can be set to make ruffling. Set it for the fullness you desire. Just hem or finish the other edge then do the ruffling and attach

Without any attachment for ruffling just use the longest stitch setting on your machine, stitch the edge to be ruffled then pull on the bobbin thread, pushing the fabric back onto the thread to form the gathers to the amount of fullness you desire.

Most of those bedskirts are made of eyelet fabric -- all we really need do is determine the width and length of the ruffle. I like to use a good strong sheeting just the size of the box springs top then fit the ruffling to the edge and let it fall to the floor fun to make, with hardly any expense.

I hope you all had a very merry and blessed Christmas and hope you have a happy new year.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086;

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