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For all of those interested in applique...hand or machine...sharing ideas, patterns, tips, websites, BOM (block of the month) patterns and swaps.

Art2Wear is a moderated list (by Edie Evans) and sponsored by Quiltropolis for the intermediate to advanced fiber artist with an emphasis on wearable ART. Discussion of technique, resources, designers and the creative process form the backbone of the list. It is sponsored by Quiltropolis.

This list is for everyone who has the Bernina 170/180/200/400/600/700 or 800 series and/or Artista Customizer/Designer Software. We hope this list will help you share information and concerns and give you the opportunity to support each other as you learn to use these fantastic creative tools. Please share your experiences, projects, problems, triumphs and questions.

This is an email list sponsored by Cindy's Crafts for the purpose of your enjoyment. This list is un-moderated and meant for the friendly exchange of information and ideas. Threads concerning any aspect of beading or related crafts are welcome. No flaming will be allowed! This list is meant to be fun as well as informative.

This mailing list is provided by Quiltropolis and is open to the discussion of any questions or comments relating to the Bernina 1630.

The purpose of this list is to provide a forum for people who have some experience with quilting. While this doesn't mean that you have to be an expert quilter to be here, the list is geared to those who have experience with basic technique and terminology. We hope to provide a forum for intermediate to advanced quilters.

For anyone who has a PQ 1300 or is interested in purchasing one, or just wishes to keep current on some of the different machines available for the home sewer, professional quilter, drapery maker, etc...

ChildSew is sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Robin Culbertson (Asheville Cotton Co) and Eileen Lloyd (Kiddle Clothes). ChildSew is for all people who sew children's clothing as a business (part-time, full-time, large or small, established, just starting up, or only in the "dreaming" stage). We can all be a great resource for each other. We all have something to share... information, sources, successes, failures, ideas, plans, and most of all... support.

The topic of this list is Crazy Quilting, which is a type of needlework that was popular in the Victorian era and has been gaining in popularity since a resurgence of the craft in the 70's. Crazy Quilting consists of irregularly shaped patches of fabric which are sewn to a backing fabric. The patches are usually embellished with embroidery or trims. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to: crazy patching, antique quilts, members projects, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, other embellishments (like lace, beads, buttons and ribbons), classes, books, fabrics, ornaments, wallhangings and many others.

The DecoList (owners of the Brother-made stand alone embroidery machines) is provided by Quiltropolis to enable beginners, as well as advanced users, to have a sharing place to learn from one another. Its primary focus is to further the creative enjoyment of the BASIC home embroidery machine (with or without a scanner) while forming friendships with fellow owners. The subject matter will naturally evolve into more advanced concepts while encouaging new owners in the use of basics.

The Internet combined with several great conversion programs has turned some of us into what fondly could be called "Design Junkies"! As such, we are inundating the various embroidery lists with "me too" messages requesting information about designs and where to find them. With this in mind, "Design Search" has been created. The sole focus of "Design Search" will be just that Searching for designs. So whether or not you are just starting your design stash, or adding to it, or "looking for" that special design Design Search was created with you in mind! We want for Design Search to be a fun list but there are Guidelines and those that exist will be adhered to and strictly enforced.

This list is related to dressing any size or type of doll, whether plastic, porcelain or cloth, our focus is on the CLOTHING, and not doll making. Sewers of all skill levels are welcome to share their thoughts, opinions, and favorite techniques.

Is sponsored by Quiltropolis and facilitated by Judith Gridley. This list will focus on all areas of fabric: Fiber and fabric identification, care, new innovations in fabrics, selecting fabric for sewing projects, interfacing, notions, trims. Discussions about locating fabric stores with emphasis on positive feedback. Open to the sewing enthusiast as well as designers and manufacturers.

Feedsack Forum has been combined with the VintageFabrics list (see below). The purpose of the feedsackforum list is for the feedsack enthusiasts or anyone who wants to further their education regarding the history of a very important textile native to our country, the feedsack.

This mailing list is provided by Beth Ober of Quiltropolis and is open to the discussion of any questions or comments relating to free motion embroidery as opposed to designing or using the pre-programmed embroidery stitches of a sewing machine.

This style of embroidery usually focuses on a method where the feed dogs or teeth are disengaged and a darning foot (or something similar) is used to stitch a straight or zigzag stitch to fill in the areas of design as the fabric is guided by hand.

Is sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Nancy Munroe. This is a fashion list for the fuller figure.

The Hands Free Embroidery list is sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Laura Dahl. This list is open to all owners of home embroidery machines, and open to all those who are looking to buy an embroidery machine. This list is an on-topic list for all who would like resources and support for their embroidery machine techniques.

Husqviking Artistry Through Sewing (HATS) is provided by Quiltropolis and owned by Lili Fischl and Tina Hoak. HATS is for those owning or interested in the Husqvarna Viking #1+, Rose, #1, 500, and 1100. The focus of this list is on the use and enjoyment of these machines, with special emphasis on embroidery (including digitizing, customizing and software-related topics), pictograms, omni-grams, and other decorative stitches and usage of these machines, including heirloom sewing and quilting.

Encompasses a wide range of finesewing techniques, both by hand and by machine.Topics for discussion may include: smocking, Frenchhand-sewing, French machine-sewing, hand embroidery,lace shaping, fine fabrics, specialty threads, silk-ribbon,needles, pleaters, etc.  We look forward to great interaction and sharing.

diese deutschsprachige Liste gehrt Christine Sudmann und wird gesponsort von Nhmaschinen Gabriel., Bremen, Verkauf und Reparatur, Stickmaschinen und PC-Software aller Hersteller.Sie ist eine Liste fr alle, die Spa haben am Sticken, Nhen, Quilten und Digitalisieren von Stickmustern und an der Verwendung der jeweiligen Computersoftware. HEXENSTICH ist gedacht fr alle Maschinenfabrikate und soll ein Forum bieten fr jeden, der sich ber ihr kreatives Hobby per Email unterhalten mchte.

For Janome 6500 owners and those interested in purchasing the Janome 6500. Professional sewing machine to share information as we discuss questions, problems, machine features and general sewing and quilting related questions as they apply to this machine.

Is a general sewing forum for beginner to advanced sewing enthusiasts interested in sharing information, education and enjoyment of this wonderful pastime. We welcome both the sewing hobbyist and professional. A wide variety of topics might include sewing construction technique, fitting and alterations, sources and advice regarding machines, notions and fabrics, sewing project ideas, plus hopefully lots of inspiration and encouragement. Please note that discussions of needle and yarn arts, quilting, general fashion, crafting and machine embroidery are served on other lists and are generally not topical on JUST SEW. The list is provided by Quiltropolis and hosted and owned by Julie Davis.

Our focus to begin will be generic knitting, experts and beginners make a great combination.and we will be careful to stay on topic.That is, please ensure that the theme of your post is knitting, technical questions and solutions, yarns and fibres, sizing

Deze Nederlandse lijst is eigendom van Joke en Co Scholten. Deze Nederlands-talige lijst is voor iedereen, die geinteresseerd is in naai-, borduur- en lockmachines.Er is vooral veel kennis aanwezig van de Husqvarna-machines, maar alle andere merken zijn van harte welkom om mee te praten.Deze lijst is vooral bedoeld om te praten en ideen uit te wisselen over het op deze machines borduren, quilten, digitaliseren en alle andere technieken.

Long-Arm Quilting is sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Bona Robinson. Our purpose is to act as a resource and support for individuals who use, or would like to use, any brand of stand-up quilting machine. All levels of experience welcome. We are here to share and learn from each other as well as make contacts and new friendships with other owners. Topics you may see will range from selecting a machine, problems/solutions experienced in using them, suppliers, ideas and tips.

Making Wire Jewelry is a private list owned & moderated by Gail Dennis. This list is for those who are new or advanced designers of wire jewelry. Here you can also share your pictures in our photo album or if you're just learning, ask questions. We'll be happy to help you.

This list will be of interest to expectant and nursing mothers who enjoy sewing for themselves. Discussion will include pattern selection, special sewing techniques, material selection, postpartum fitting and adapting regular patterns and ready-to-wear clothing for maternity and nursing wear. Members are encouraged to share ideas and ask questions. Regular sew-a-longs will be included and open to those who wish to participate.

NowURCookn is sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Edwin Pawlowski. Our desire is to provide a list for members to share recipes, tips, and have fun in the process! From cooking Heart Healthy, microwave ready to flaming desserts and all types/styles in between. Menu Choices may include Mexican, Cajun, Italian, Good ole' Meat N Potatoes, South American, Chinese, French, Holiday Treats and other type of recipe or tip that you would like to share. The primary focus will be to expand our recipe books, impress our friends with our culinary skills with a secondary focus on burning as little as possible! So...regardless of your skill level - know that you are welcome!

PatternChat is a forum for discussing patterns. Whether you purchase your patterns, alter them, or custom design, this is the place to talk about it. Discussion of appropriate fabric choices, techniques and styles is also welcome.

PFAFFERS is a list for the owners of Pfaff sewing machines. Topics include discussions of machines, techniques, accessories, teaching, computer design for stitches and embroidery, using the PCDesign software and other technical and creative aspects of sewing with Pfaff sewing machines.

is a private list owned and monitored by Gail Dennis. The purpose of this list is to discuss all pattern making software programs on the market and their usefulness for plus size men, women and children. If you don't own pattern making software yet, this list will help you to make an informed decision. If you do own pattern making software, we will help you learn to use it and get the most out of it. Beware, this list is very strict about staying on topic. If this list will suit your needs then please join us.

PLEASE Note: You must join this list by Clicking above on the Plus Sassy Knitters

Do you love to knit?
Do you want your knitting projects to be unique? Do you want to learn specialized techniques? Are you ready to work with novelty and fashion yarns? Are you serious about joining in our projects and sharing yours? Quarterly we will be working on a project together using a new technique. During our assigned projects we'll be practicing new stitch patterns, etc, helping each other with color and yarn choices as well as the best patterns for our skill level. Once our garments are finished, we'll share pictures using our private photo album. We will also discuss designing our own patterns from scratch using books and knitting software. While the focus of this list will tend to lean on plus size we welcome all size knitters to join us since much of our discussions will be on fitting for all sizes and all sizes can join in our projects.

Pony Tales is a free mailing list sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Cindy Chapman. Pony Tales List is for people who want to talk about horses and ponies of all breeds! Since there are other equine mailing lists around, I want Pony Tales to be different. Pony Tales is a place where you can "get down and dirty" so to speak. The "mane" focus will be on showing and training talk, helpful hints, barn gossip and pet peeves (you have to let it out sometime!) and giving each other lots of moral and friendly support.

A place for All prayer requests now being posted to the general discussion lists.

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Welcome to the Quilt History List. We are a forum for people around the world who are interested in antique quilts and related textiles to discuss the historical aspects of quilting. For more information, articles and archives, visit our home page at http://www.QuiltHistory.com.

This list is for you if you want to learn to make pieced-quilts, or if you like easy quilting projects. You are welcome to share your quilt making ideas, projects and patterns, questions, swaps, and websites.

Is sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Lynne Harrington, who would like to welcome serger owners of all skill levels, from Newbie to Pro, along with owner-wannabes to join our helpful, friendly and encouraging group. Selecting a serger, serger feet and features, project inspiration (and occasionally How-To's), troubleshooting and overcoming difficulties, serger supplies and sources, and  making the most of our sergers with specialized construction and embellishment techniques are all a part of the on-topic discussion.

Once you master your serger, all kinds of creative projects can be produced! Come share your ideas for ways to put your serger to its best use. Open to all brands of sergers and to those who are thinking of purchasing a serger.

Is a private list for plus sized women who sew. It is a list for those who's time is valuable to them and don't want an off topic chatty list but desire a strictly on topic list that doesn't stray. Sew Big & Beautiful will have continuing projects to work on together. You'll learn how to grade and fit your patterns properly but you must be willing to work as well in order to achieve a beautiful garment. You'll also have your sewing questions answered as well as having the support of serious fellow sewers. So if this is a list that will fit into your lifestyle please feel free to obtain approval for membership.

Sew-up Groups is for anyone in towns, communities, cities, etc. wanting to have a group of people get together for a time of sewing. All skill levels, all ages, all types of sewing are welcome to join in. We want to have a rebirth of sewing through out the world. This mail list will help us share ideas of what to sew, where to meet, how often to meet, whatever we need to discuss to find time to sew with friends and those who we've yet to meet. Each individual group will need someone to co-ordinate the group for their area. We can post here of meetings from all over the world and help with sewing questions. When posting put the community name in the subject. The first group was formed in Evansville, IN April 2005 with 3 members. There are no dues or fees. We met in a classroom provided to us by a local fabric store, but you could meet at a Community Center, Church, individual homes, etc.

Is for those of us who sew for our children, grandchildren, neices, nephews, neighbors, or any children in our lives - just for fun. We can all be an encouragement and inspiration to each other as we share helpful sewing tips, pattern suggestions, and ideas.

Is a list to help members sew for themselves. The members of the Sew4Me list encourage each other with tips, hints, basic fitting and favorite patterns.

This mailing list is provided by Elaine Bakken, and is sponsored by Quiltropolis. It is open to the discussion of any questions or comments related to sewing business.

SewCouture is a hand moderated, 100% on topic, fashion and garment sewing list consisting of a large group of people who either sew for pleasure or work professionally in one of the many areas of the sewing and/or fashion industry. One thing we all have in common is an interest in garment construction and advancing our skill level. All conversation is at an advanced level with sharing and education encouraged. We put our heads together to do a lot of problem solving and work on design and fitting challenges. We discuss fitting, draping, designing, patternmaking, fabrics, techniques, design details and features, tailoring, education, sources, and related equipment and topics. SewCouture is owned and maintained by Julie, www.wallacedavis.com

A list completely dedicated to sewing clothing! Anything from men's to women's, maternity, children's, plus size to petite, from evening to casual, tailoring, activewear, outerwear to underwear! Focuses on Garment Construction, and discusses fabrics, pattern adjustments, tools, supplies, techniques, alterations, mending, and anything related to sewing something to wear on a body!

Is a private list owned and monitored by Gail Dennis. This list is for those who are contemplating the purchase of pattern making software and need advice on choosing the best program for them. Here we will give you reviews of all the programs available as well as keep you updated on the latest happenings in pattern making software. We will also help those of you who already own pattern making software to use it more fully and be more creative with it. Beware, this list is very strict about staying on topic. Please join us if you're interested in pattern making software and are willing to stay on topic.

SmockAlot is for anyone who loves to smock or wants to learn to smock. We will discuss smocking techniques, tips, books, plates, color selection, etc. Smocking is a beautiful art and this list is one more way to preserve it.

Statler Stitcher forum for the Statler Stitcher Computer Guided Longarm User. (A private list)

We will discuss the various methods used to create a well made item of clothing. Whether you are a classic or speedy method tailor makes no difference. Your sewing level is not important , beginners as well as those who have been sewing and tailoring for years are welcome.

A discussion of articles that have appeared in the newsletter, questions you have about uses of the sewing machine and serger, amplifications of what you have read in the newsletter, and any discoveries, tips, mistakes, and triumphs you'd like to share. You do not need to be a Creative Machine Newsletter subscriber to participate.

This is a group dedicated to the dolls made and inspired by Gloria "Mimi" Winer's patterns.

The purpose of this list is to promote the actual use of, as opposed to collecting of, treadle and hand crank sewing machines. The emphasis is on the "people powered" aspect, and some members are using treadles of current manufacture. There are two other lists, Featherweight Fanatics and International Sewing Machine Collectors Society, that specialize in the collecting of machines. We recommend both very highly. If your interest is in collecting, or in electric machines, give them a try.

TreadleArt has it! Just about everything you need for your sewing, quilting & embroidery is at TreadleArt. We have over 2000 book titles in stock, lots of patterns, notions, machine accessories, gift items, and more. Join this newsletter to get up-to-date information on the new products coming in, where TreadleArt will be at sewing shows, and news in the sewing field. janet@treadleart.com web site: www.treadleart.com

For the owners of and those interested in purchasing the Husqvarna Viking Designer 1 and related software to share information about sewing, embroidery and digitizing on this wonderful machine.

The Viking2Sew list is provided by Quiltropolis for Viking owners. We encourage topics relating to: Viking sewing machines and sergers, Embroidery, Customizing and Digitizing - any related software or computer problems regarding this software and general sewing topics.

The Vintage Fabrics list is sponsored by Quiltropolis and owned by Joan Kiplinger and Jean Stapel (of the Feedsack Forum). It's time for vintage fabric lovers to unite. If you are an historical costumer, feedsack enthusiast, doll dresser, quilter, fabric lover, dealer, garment collector, overwhelmed beginner or just an interested observer, then this list is for you.

Watercolour quilting is owned by Marilyn Levy and sponsored by Quiltropolis. A more recent innovation in quilting tecniques , it fulfils the dreams of those of us who secretly long to be watercolourists, but really prefer to paint with our fabrics. Watercolour quilts are scrap quilts. Probably, the reason we prefer to do our scrap quilts as watercolour quilts is because we are all consumate fabriholics.

is a private list owned and monitored by Gail Dennis and Virginia Schlosser. If you are plus sized and love to create beautiful works of art (garments) then you'll love our discussions here. This is for serious artists who want their wearable art garments to look unique and want to learn different techniques as well as where to get quality supplies and fabrics. You could call this the couture list of wearable art. We will always have projects going as well as tips and techniques but beware, this list is very strict about staying on topic. If this is for you then please join us.

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