Monday, March 28, 2011

007 to the Rescue

Wow! What a terrific product!  007 Bond.  Not James Bond, but 007 Bond as in Bonding Agent.  For quite sometime a tear has needed a repair in my comforter.  Since I didn't do the job immediately, the tear had grown to about 4".  Repairing a rip is not sewing, and like alterations . . . . a burden, but never fear 007 Bond to the rescue!  I had seen this product and the demos at many sewing shows, but only recently did I figure out this 007 Bonding Agent was perfect for the job.

The Problem -
4" Rip in my Comforter

Look closely. . . 007 was sprinkled onto a fabric patch, then sprinkled with water.  The patch was inserted under the rip.

Heat sets the adhesive powder. 
A Bo-Nash Pressing Sheet protects the fabric and the iron. 

Voila!  After setting for an hour, the rip disappeared!

I Love 007 Bonding Agent!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Back to Puyallup - 2011 Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Four days of inspiration, friendship, stitch madness and some mighty good freshly baked scones with raspberry jelly - thanks Karla! - was just the beginning to the 2011 Sewing and Stitchery Expo.  Take a look at a few favorite shots from the floor.  I wish more photos could be loaded in this blog, so will just have to make several postings.

Luveta Nickels, The Junk Jeans People with
 Rita Farro, Publicity Director, 2011 Sewing and Stitchery Expo
chatting before the crowds overtake the show aisles.

The back of Rita's jacket.
Rita's sister is an embroidery maven.  Lucky Rita had 2 or 3 wardrobe changes daily just to show off the embroidery and special embellishments provided by her sister Deb.

Donna, WonderFil Threads wears a wildly wonderful jacket of whirling WonderFil Threads.

A delightful embroidered floral bouquet hat reminds us that spring is near.

Threads and fabrics dancing on this jacket.

I just realized that most of these pictures are the back side of the wearers, so I"ll be "back" later with more front side pictures.