Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's not just my Bernina

this image from Colette Patterns snippets service 

And I thought it was just me, grunting as my Bernina sucks up the top thread and anything in it's needle hole area. Becky the Kenmore doesn't (front load bobbin). That crummy Brother I had didn't do it (top load bobbin), although it liked to unthread it's bobbin, which is a bigger pain.


see, Kenneth King is holding his damn threads back too on his Bernina (Craftsy Jeanius class, my screenshot, his hands)



This screen shot of Betz White's handbag class from Creative Live has her trying to trap those threads under her right ring finger
And in the second pass, it nests up before she can get to the threads


Does this happen with your machine? 


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Plaidly Insane

photo by Tanit-Isis


Why is this skirt piece shown on this yardage at this angle? Not cut on a fold, which would surely save fabric and brain power.

Plaid potential.

If you cut it at this angle on a regular plaid, centered on the center of the inner circle, it will line up.

Why?

Geometry!

One angle is the reflection/reverse of the other

My proof:


The plaid is pink and brown so I would stop making a pretty, but irregular plaid in Paint.

Yes, Paint. Old and effective tool.

 Paint will not let me make that last little fake rule line up exactly to the cut 'edge' of our semicircle, but it is an accurately flipped ruler of the other edge.

The plaid lines up.

All proving that I do have a plaid problem.