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pinner said :this article on thread tension changed my life. 15 years with the same machine and i had never adjusted the bobbin tension.

I have been threading my machine incorrectly for twenty years and cursing the tension. Easy tutorials here for Singer sewing machines here fixed it.

Sewing needles I cannot stress enough how nice it is to use the correct needle for the correct job. Ballpoint on knits help with pucker and pulls. Feather's Flights {a creative, sewing blog}: Basics of Sewing Machine Needles

from How Does She

18 Sewing Projects You're Going to Love

Alright, the sewing machine is all set up and the supplies are ready… now what to sew? Here’s some fun ideas that will keep you busy! From blankets to pillows to buntings, we’ve got you covered! 1. How to make those perfect corners every time! This adorable baby blanket will bring a smile to everyone’s face! …

from Better Homes and Gardens

Top Tips for Crafters

Getting Tension Right - The upper tension needs adjustment if your machine tangles the thread: -on topside- tension is too tight; -on underside- tension is too loose

from Happiness is Homemade

Buffalo Check Plaid Pillows from a $3 Target Blanket

These awesome DIY buffalo check plaid holiday pillow covers are made from a $3 Target Dollar Spot blanket, and they only take 10 minutes to make! Cheap & easy!