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Finding Brassiere Underwires

Finding Brassiere Underwires Q. This will sound like an odd question but here it is: Is there someplace (or somehow) to get replacement under wires for brassieres? I am forced to wear under wire bras for necessary support but the under wires tend to break long before the rest of the bra (fabric, shoulder straps,

By |2015-02-12T10:51:14-04:00February 25th, 2014|32 Comments

Singing FAQ Answered by Brett Manning

Singing FAQ Answered by Brett Manning Singing Success Vocal Course for At-Home Study Question: Aren't voice lessons like pulling teeth? Every lesson I've had was a miserable experience where I was criticized for every little "wrong" thing I did. Answer:  You are so right. Unfortunately, most voice teachers are still training their students to look

By |2015-02-12T11:03:12-04:00February 25th, 2014|2 Comments

Microwave Liner Peeling

Microwave Liner Peeling Q. A few years ago, my husband bought me a microwave with a turntable.  For the past few months the lining on the bottom of the microwave has been flaking off in the area where the wheels on the turntable are.  Can that be repaired? Can we use the porcelain stuff you

By |2015-02-12T10:40:13-04:00February 25th, 2014|15 Comments

Learning to Sew

Learning to Sew Q. I have been a faithful reader for some time now, and almost always find something in your newsletters that helps me save money.  As a young single person, on a severely limited budget, I was intrigued by the letter from the "single dad" who altered his daughter's clothes for her.  I

By |2015-02-12T10:33:17-04:00February 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Making Mexican Tiles

Making Mexican Tiles  Q.  I would like to learn how to make Mexican paver tiles VERY shiny and high gloss, both inside and outside.  I see them in Mexican restaurants but have been unable to find out how they get that shine.  OCI A.  The way they make Mexican tile--or quarry tile-shiny is that they

By |2015-02-12T10:49:53-04:00February 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Salvaging Old Towels

Salvaging Old Towels Q. I have towels which are still useful but the edge (hem?) is getting ratty. I am a marginal sewer ... how can I salvage these towels? Margie A.  Here is an easy way to fix those towels.  Using your sewing machine, sew a running stitch parallel to the hem - now sew

By |2015-02-12T10:50:14-04:00February 25th, 2014|7 Comments

T-Shirt Pillows

T-Shirt Pillows Simply turn the shirt inside out and stitch the front of the neck opening to the back opening. Do the same for the arms. Then stitch along the hem of the shirt, but leave a small opening so you can stuff it. Turn it inside out again so that the shirt is the

By |2015-02-12T10:50:51-04:00February 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Slow Running Cold Water in Washing Machine

Slow Running Cold Water in Washing Machine Q. Lately, whenever we run a load of clothes in the washing machine on the cold setting, the water just trickles into the machine.  The cold water flow from all of the other faucets is normal.  My husband has tried to clear the line into the washing machine,

By |2015-02-12T10:53:38-04:00February 25th, 2014|30 Comments
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