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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:17 am

phelana wrote: I try to avoid glues. If you have to take things apart or add embellishments, glue is tough to stick a needle through. We won't even talk about the person who used adhesive backed Velcro on a Lycra jumpsuit...And it was the hooks side no less. The Velcro tried eating the jumpsuit on the rack. Fun times trying to get that off. I finally resorted to sewing new Velcro over the top. Duct tape is also evil on fabric costumes. Our drama Dept rents out their costumes. Non-sewers do evil things.
Elmer's washable white glue, or washable glue sticks are the only adhesives or glues I use on fabric. They are, at best in our humidity, a temporary bond and I've never had any trouble needling through it. You can also steam it and it comes right out. As a matter of fact, it comes out so well I use it for a faux batik process in my classes. Our Dollar Tree carries 3-packs of Elmer's in these little tubes with a very small tip and I use those for emergency repairs, tacking stuff down until I can stitch it, things like that. I cut all of my appliques by drawing the pattern on the back of the fabric, running a fat line of white glues directly over the line and then cutting through that. It keeps the edges from fraying while I'm stitching, doesn't allow nearly as much stretching on the bias and washes (or a mist bottle works too) right out. A wet finger will also take off any residue that happens to show. The last 3 contracts I had to sign for doing costumes for professional shows and movie work specified only white washable school glue. They've apparently had issues on the past with hot glue and wonder under. For a stronger temporary tack, hit the glued spot with an iron, but even then, it comes right off without affecting the fabric at all.



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Post by phelana » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:52 am

I might have to try the Elmer's , not today but on other projects.


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Post by RVInit » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:38 pm

This is my favorite glue for sewing. It's really convenient because it's in a tube, you just "draw" it right on the fabric wherever you need it. It's clear and doesn't gum up your needles. It washes out, too.

If you are anything like me, it can be dangerous visiting the wawak website. I have way too many plastic tubs filled with way too many goodies from when wawak has a great sale. Need any zippers? Chances are good I have one in whatever size, color, type you are looking for. :lol:

http://www.wawak.com/Fabric-Glue-Stick

This is for heavier items like suede, leather
http://www.wawak.com/Fabri-Tac-Glue-4-oz-


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:46 pm

RVInit wrote:This is my favorite glue for sewing. It's really convenient because it's in a tube, you just "draw" it right on the fabric wherever you need it. It's clear and doesn't gum up your needles. It washes out, too.

If you are anything like me, it can be dangerous visiting the wawak website. I have way too many plastic tubs filled with way too many goodies from when wawak has a great sale. Need any zippers? Chances are good I have one in whatever size, color, type you are looking for. :lol:

http://www.wawak.com/Fabric-Glue-Stick

This is for heavier items like suede, leather
http://www.wawak.com/Fabri-Tac-Glue-4-oz-
Glue stick manufactures are making a killing by re-branding school glue sticks as fabric glue sticks. 3/$1.00 vs $1.59.
Love the fabri-tac but don't generally like to use an adhesive on fabric unless I absolutely have to. I prefer to stick with glue (no pun intended) over adhesive if at all possible. That being said, fabri-tac is a good product and has a much longer life-before-degrading-horribly than most of the other adhesives. It lasts several years before yellowing, cracking, or just turning loose.

Now I'm off to play on the wawak site. Damn you!



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Post by phelana » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:33 pm

We use fabri-tac sometimes but not if I have to get a needle back in there. More on foam housing insulation board covered in fabric or beads onto a hard surface.


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Post by RVInit » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:35 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:
RVInit wrote: :snippity:
If you are anything like me, it can be dangerous visiting the wawak website. I have way too many plastic tubs filled with way too many goodies from when wawak has a great sale. Need any zippers? Chances are good I have one in whatever size, color, type you are looking for. :lol:
:snippity:
:snippity:
Now I'm off to play on the wawak site. Damn you!
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:37 am

Hey now! I only spent $100 on thread and twill tape!



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Post by RVInit » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:47 am

Sugar Magnolia wrote:Hey now! I only spent $100 on thread and twill tape!
Sounds like you got off pretty easy! :lol:


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:17 am

RVInit wrote:
Sugar Magnolia wrote:Hey now! I only spent $100 on thread and twill tape!
Sounds like you got off pretty easy! :lol:
It was only my first pass through.



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Post by RVInit » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:36 am

I know what you mean. Sometimes when I only spend $100 I quickly see the error of my ways and go for a second stroll through the site. :rotflmao:

They do have good prices on thread most of the time. I buy a ton of serger thread when it's on sale, and have purchased their case full of Gutterman thread when it was on sale at a really great price.


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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:47 am

So it's been a rough couple of weeks around here. Not looking for sympathy, just brain dumping. I've been dealing with painful stomach issues since about Christmas and finally got in to see a specialist who diagnosed me with a bad gallbladder. Atypical symptoms so a bunch of preliminary testing before surgery last Friday to remove it. Instant improvement when I woke up in recovery, until the doc announced that I had liver issues. What he actually said was "while I was in there, I noticed your liver was black, so I took a biopsy of it." He suspects something called hemochromocytosis (at least that's what he wrote down for me to look up) and the treatment is blood letting. Like having blood taken 2-3 times a week for 6 months to deplete the iron in my blood. Unfortunately, I can't give blood. I'm going to ask about leeches at my next appointment. At any rate, the minimum I'm looking at is multiple blood tests (already a problem because of my veins, they had to put the IV in my thumb last time) and liver studies, plus whatever the treatment is. On the positive side, I have hope that they have discovered the joint pain is NOT arthritis and the fatigue can be alleviated.

My surgery was Friday, and on Tuesday my 31 year old son was diagnosed with colon cancer. Yeah, the doc said it was extremely rare in someone his age, but thank god he caught it with a colonoscopy, which the insurance company wants to give him grief over because of his age. For whatever reason, my son let them talk him into a cancer rider on his insurance policy at work about 6 months ago though. They now have him scheduled for a chest and abdomen CT on Monday and the ultrasound on Wednesday. Surgery to follow ASAP after they get the results and make a plan. Genetic testing a definite, chemo and radiation a possible. Beyond that, I have no idea. I'm still trying to absorb all this and not having much luck. It doesn't seem real yet, to him or to us. He left for Orange Beach yesterday morning (already planned bachelor party for a friend) and has already called me half a dozen times freaking out over it. He had decided not to tell my parents until the surgery was scheduled, but it got to be too much for him to keep it quiet, so he called them last night. He's very close to my mom and I'm surprised I haven't heard from her yet this morning. I can imagine they are losing their shit. She's probably pissed I didn't tell them. Tough shit. It was his decision, not mine. I'm still numb over the news myself.

Meanwhile, Aidan called and said her car is down for the count so somebody has to buy her another one. I suspect it will be a family effort between us, her and my parents. Also, my non-negotiable annual Jazzfest trip to NOLA is planned for the first week of May, and I got a jury summons yesterday for, yep, the first week of May. They don't allow you to postpone or reschedule, only get excused, but to get excused you have to have proof of pre-planned travel in the form of plane tickets or hotel reservations. I drive down and stay with friends, so I may be screwed. I have a call in to a friend who owns a B&B to see if she can give me something to show the court. Fingers crossed. And to put the icing on the cake, my husband called right in the middle of my breakdown over jury duty and said his battery was dead and he's locked his keys in the car. He works 30 minutes away and I'm not supposed to be in a car yet, but fuck it, the worst that could happen is that I'd get in a wreck and die, then I wouldn't have to worry about the damn summons.

Like I said, not looking for sympathy, just brain puking.



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Post by Addie » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:46 am

We love you, Sugar. That is all.


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Post by maydijo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:48 am

:yeah: I wish you didn't have to go through this shit-storm



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Post by listeme » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 am

Hugs aren't sympathy :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:


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Post by Bill_G » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:55 am

You just reminded me to ask a co-worker about his hemochromocytosis. Thank you. He's been going through the blood letting for several months now, but I noticed an improvement recently in his overall look and demeanor. I should check in with him.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:01 am

Wow, Sugar! You are living through a hurricane! Hang in there. :bighug:


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Post by Estiveo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:29 am

Okay, not sending any sympathy. Just :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:


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Post by TexasFilly » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:37 am

More just hugs from me :bighug: :bighug:


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Post by RoadScholar » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:41 am

And more from me. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:


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Post by June bug » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:43 am

Oh, Sug. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:



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Post by Foggy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:40 am

You don't need hugs from me.









I'm sending them anyway.











HUGS.

Big ones. :shock:


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Post by Jez » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 am

For everything you do for me, the advice and solace, I return it to you 10 fold. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, sending out as many positive vibes as I can muster.

We love you Sugar. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I know I probably can't do much, but let me know anyway and I'll figure it out. :lovestruck: :bighug:


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Post by SLQ » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:46 am

That's an awful lot to deal with, much less at one time. :bighug: :bighug:
(My son is the same age as yours.)


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Post by kate520 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:08 pm

Oh, Sugar darlin’, what a bunch of shit to deal with. :bighug: :cantlook:

Ask your mom if you had polyscythemia (say poly sigh themia) when you were born. Sprout had it at birth. The doctor put him in the NICU for 24 hours. Too many red blood cells which can cause problems later. They removed a measured amount of his blood and replaced it with saline, I think. This sounds like what the doc described as the “problems later”.

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Post by Maybenaut » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:20 pm

:bighug: :bighug: :bighug:



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