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Thanks so much for the info. I just used double needles for the first time last week (I've been sewing since 1965) and I guess I was just LUCKY! LOL! I didn't even see that there were universal and ball point needles till I went back to Hancocks for a new one. (One came with my machine that I've had for 20 years, but it broke.) And they only had one size of each. I'll have to check online suppliers for different sizes in the future. I did like the finish on my knit skirt. We were taught how to use them when I bought the machine, but like I said...twenty years ago.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2010 on Double Needles Demystified at Bolt Neighborhood
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Good for you! Better late than never. I cloth diapered all 3 of mine in the 70's and early 80's when it wasn't "cool." My friends were all working moms who valued their disposables. I stayed at home and I couldn't put those crunchy things (disposables were awful back then) on my baby. Besides, we couldn't justify the expense of throw aways. We didn't have fitteds or AIO's back then. Just flat diaper fabric and some prefolds. I managed each baby with 4 dozen of a combination of those and vinyl pants. I actually got to enjoy folding the diapers after they came ouf of the dryer. I could do it while I watched t.v. If you've bought good quality AIO's, they should last well into your 2nd babe. And don't forget to hang them on the line occasionally for a good bleaching and disinfecting! The sun is so good at both and free.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2009 on Better late than never... at apples for poppy anne
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Beautifully written post. While it's been nearly 30 years since I had a baby, I share much of your feelings. I didn't do "attachment parenting"..never heard of it back then...but my ideals were the same. I only managed to stay home with mine till the youngest was in school full time, and then I really HAD to go to work. I fully support all of you young moms who are homeschooling/unschooling. And Poppy is absolutely beautiful!
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2009 on What I know for sure... at apples for poppy anne
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Yes, count me in for free fabric, please! The fabrics are gorgeous and what a pretty child on a pretty quilt.
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