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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-09 7:46 AM (#57977 - in reply to #57833)
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The catalog prints, but does not let you change it.

Style sheets open in word - you can add or remove info you don't need - highlight with color and add your own pictures there too.

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pamelac858
Posted 2009-09-09 8:38 AM (#57978 - in reply to #57833)
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Thanks so much for the reminder. It's great to learn (or remember!) all that the programs can do. Unfortunately, I somehow lost my Styles folder and haven't been able to find it in my backup files, though admittedly, I've not spent a lot of time searching. I have printouts of everything, I'd just have to re-enter the data and re-save. So this information will be helpful as I rebuild my folder.

Pam
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-09-09 8:44 AM (#57979 - in reply to #57833)
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The style catalog saves to the database.  You can't lose them unless you replace your database.

The style sheets or summaries (they are text copies of the style catalog - they do not make the catalog work) save to C - PMBoutique4 - StyleSheets.  If that folder is not there they won't save to the default and the style catalog will give you an error.

If you don't save to the Catalog, you can still save your summary.  You can direct that summary to any folder.  Again, this is just text.  It does not operate in the program.

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txsueh
Posted 2009-09-20 12:45 PM (#58409 - in reply to #57833)
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I use gallon size zip bags to store my used printed patterns that I wish to keep. I use a single hole punch and punch a hole through the bag at center above the closure. I then slip it onto a inexpensive metal curtain rod holder. The holder is slipped onto an open-ended pants holder and hung in the closet. I separate the patterns by blouses, pants, etc. One curtain rod holder will hold several bags. The Style sheet is printed and placed so that it can be seen when flipping through the bags to find a pattern.
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magenta
Posted 2009-10-28 2:10 AM (#59190 - in reply to #57833)
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I bought a set of four hooks that are attached to an inverted U-shape so it can be hung over a door. (Sorry - that's the best I can describe it!?) I have my current dress-sloper on a coat hanger over one hook, the two patterns I'm working on cliped to croc clips then using a bit of ribbon to hang them onto 2 other hooks - if I was taller, wouldn't need the ribbon! On the last hook are to necklaces I bought recently because a) I like looking at them and b) they are the colours of my latest wardrobe plan - keeps me focused! How about having an album where we can put pictures of our sewing spaces - I'm very tooty, as my Mum would say!

Sarah
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magenta
Posted 2009-10-28 5:05 AM (#59192 - in reply to #57833)
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Just thought of something else I do. When following a list of instructions, I put a bit of blue/yellow tac next to where I'm up to, so if I'm called away I know where am. Obviously something more complicated than 'how to eat a bar of chocolate' or how to drink a glass of wine'.

Love you all
Sarah

Edited by magenta 2009-10-28 5:07 AM
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carolelgin
Posted 2009-10-30 6:13 PM (#59224 - in reply to #57833)
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Hopefully this question will generate a tip.

I am trying to apply a 1/8th inch wide ribbon. It is not actually a ribbon - more like a thin shiny shoelace. It frazzles the second I cut it. The braiding foot with a zig zag stitch do a great job on the rest but it looks like a really bad perm at the beginning and at the end.

How does one start and finish this type of decoration?

Thanks in advance.

Carol


Edited by carolelgin 2009-10-30 6:13 PM
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LI-teacher
Posted 2009-10-30 7:00 PM (#59225 - in reply to #57833)
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Clear nail polish?
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rowena___.
Posted 2009-10-30 9:34 PM (#59226 - in reply to #59224)
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if the ribbon is synthetic you can melt the end in a flame.


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carolelgin
Posted 2009-10-31 7:10 AM (#59227 - in reply to #59226)
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It is synthetic and you are brilliant!



Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Carol
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gallinio
Posted 2010-08-22 7:13 AM (#64805 - in reply to #57833)
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Hi I have been wondering how you add pictures to the style catalogue?
Also does anybdy know a tip to remove yellow dressmaking carbon lines off white fabric. the fabric was so flimsy that the lines show through.
I have washed it already but they are still there!
Eva
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Mariette Rose
Posted 2010-08-22 2:00 PM (#64835 - in reply to #64805)
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Eva:

In answer to the carbon marks---evidently you have the waxy carbon paper b/c the chalky carbon paper would have come out in the wash. My advice, and I haven't checked this b/c I don't have waxy paper, is to try Goo Gone on a scrap of fabric. It has a citrus base. It will take out grease and if the paper is waxy, then that is grease. But try on a scrap of the same fabric, if you have any left. It's just a guess b/c in my 50+ years of sewing, I haven't had the problem. My problem now is to get the chalky marks to stay long enough for the garment to be finished! I usually use tailor tacks instead of the tracing paper anymore. Good luck!
(You can find Goo Gone everywhere---fabric stores, hardware store, groceries, K-Mart, etc.)

Mariette
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gallinio
Posted 2010-08-22 3:06 PM (#64843 - in reply to #57833)
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Hi Mariette
Thanks for the reply.
I am imagining the faces of the shop assistants when I ask for GOO GONE!
It is virtually impossible to get anything here, but I have sisters in the USA and maybe they can get me some and send it to me.
The strange thing is I too have trouble keeping it on usually, it is the first time it has stayed on fabric this way. The hassle is that it is so thin and white so it is showng right through.
Eva
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Mariette Rose
Posted 2010-08-22 3:41 PM (#64848 - in reply to #64843)
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Having not paid attention to your location, I didn't realize you were not in the States. That being the case, give me a couple of hours. I have a stain removing book in my laundry and when I get downstairs in an hour or so, I will look it up. Hang on-----
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ursula
Posted 2010-08-22 4:06 PM (#64851 - in reply to #57833)
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Hello, Rowena!!! I have been wondering where you were and was going to write and ask. Pleased to hear you are still with us


Ursula
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Mariette Rose
Posted 2010-08-22 4:27 PM (#64854 - in reply to #64843)
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Okay---for the tracing paper residue--

I couldn't find anything directly but try this: Put clean white paper over the stain. Press with a very hot iron but not steam. Look at the paper and ee if that lifts the stain.

My stain book says for "greasy stains"---"A grease solvent (cleaning fluid) will be needed. This will remove the spot equally well after the article has been laundered. Let the material dry and sponge it repeatedly if necessary. Fabrics with special finishes often tend to hold greasy stains."

Also, it states---"rub liquid detergent into stains that appear after washing and then rinse with hot water."

I would try my heat and paper suggestion first. Then try the liquid detergent. If all else fails, try the cleaning fluid. Again--test first!

I hope one of these helps.
Mariette
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ursulab
Posted 2010-08-22 8:45 PM (#64871 - in reply to #64851)
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Her posts are from 2009... I'm wondering where she is too.

ursula - 2010-08-22 4:06 PMHello, Rowena!!! I have been wondering where you were and was going to write and ask. Pleased to hear you are still with us Ursula
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Beverly A.
Posted 2010-08-22 9:33 PM (#64875 - in reply to #57833)
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Eva: If you pressed the fabric already, you might as well forget getting it out. Heat just sets the tracing paper. Otherwise, I hope you find a solution. Next time use tailor tacks. No stains.
Beverly A.
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gallinio
Posted 2010-10-05 8:07 AM (#67566 - in reply to #57833)
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hello everybody
thanks for the tips and sorry I did not get back to any of you for ages but life has just taken over. i finally got most of the markings off the fabric by using a mixture of OXY POWDER, SOAP POWDER AND DISHWASHER LIQUID. I MIXED IT AND RUBBED IT INTO THE MARKINGS AND LEFT IT FOR A FEW HOURS AND THEN PUT IT IN THE WASHING MACHINE.
I did this twice and almost all gone.
I will definitely try the other techniques and I will add them to a tips and tricks book that I am going to make for my own use. It is so easy to forget when you are busy.

EVA
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Cate - Gold Coast
Posted 2010-10-05 10:32 PM (#67609 - in reply to #57833)
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You have my sympathy - I find yellow chalk just vanishes off any coloured fabric but even the most limited use on white fabric is disastrous.  I don't find tailors tacks useful to mark things like centre front lines, button holes and other places where a fine straight line is required.

Re the ribbon question - would satin stitching at either end for say 1/4 inch have worked?

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Beverly A.
Posted 2010-10-06 6:55 PM (#67666 - in reply to #57833)
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Cate: Then you run a line of basting stitches. No marks to try to remove. Works just fine for what you mentioned. It may take a little more time but again, easy to remove.
Beverly A.
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