Care and Feeding recap

Also suggested, but not yet done, are coffee. Coffee with milk.  Red wine and white wine.  Tea, cocoa, chocolate, and soda. Mud, baby food, spit up (there is a story behind that one), sunscreen with avobenzen (which causes discoloration on fabric), vinegar, salad oil, dog slobber, bug spray, mascara, foundation, grass, condiments, sweat stains. And I am always willing to try more, just drop us a comment, and we’ll throw it on the list.

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Changing the Pointer Shape of the Mouse

There may be several reasons you would choose to use the mouse over the touch screen function. Maybe you don’t want to put your fingerprints all over the display. Maybe you’re worried you might push too hard with the stylus that comes with the machine. Maybe you have arthritis and the mouse is EASIER than the stylus. For whatever reason you choose to use a mouse over the touchscreen, the BLDYII allows you to choose the mouse icon that displays.

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Crepe Back Satin

"Raw silk yarn made of two or more twisted singles that are then doubled and twisted in the reverse direction on the ply."  Now, to explain that.  Four filament threads are laid out, two by two.  Two are spun together with an s-twist, the other two are also spun together with an s-twist.  Then those new threads are spun together on a z-twist.

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The Artist's Way: Introduction

What I mean by that, is that rather than reading the book straight through, The Artist’s Way is set out as a 12 week course. And I almost put it back down because I didn’t want to read it cover to cover, do a quick review, and move on to the next book. It’s designed to be a learning course, so I thought I don’t really have time for a 12 week course.

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Tailor's Straps

While I haven’t found (but also have not actively looked for) documentation behind the trend, I think self fabric trim became popular as a result of how labor intensive it was to make fabric. Because of this, fabric expensive and a valuable commodity. And so one would use every scrap, every spare inch or centimeter of it, rather than let anything go to waste. The result is in the early 20th century, we learn how to make tailor’s straps.

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Marinara Sauce

I had decided to try the pizza sauce stain so I cut out the scrap I wanted to try it on, went in to the kitchen to get some pizza, and my boyfriend was dipping bread sticks in marinara sauce.  I went "Oh, marinara sauce will work!" and stuck my finger in the sauce, scooping out a whopping chunk of it.  He looked at me like "I...I was totally going to dip my bread stick in that..." hung his head in defeat, and looked at the microwave while it finished heating his pizza.

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Eco Mode aka Sleep Mode and Shutoff Support Mode

The Baby Lock Destiny 2 has what they call Eco Mode.  To anyone who has a computer, this is also known as Sleep Mode.  So Eco Mode is a Sewing Machine Sleep Mode.  The Eco Mode has to be set or the machine will just stay on indefinitely, but overall it's a good function to have.  Activating the Eco Mode allows you to save power if you leave your machine running an embroidery design.  It finishes but you're working on a different project. 

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