Cupcakes featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist

Information on making animal shaped cupcakes and remedies for dust allergies in the house will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Nancy Siler, Wilton Enterprises, will demonstrate how to turn a baked and iced cupcake into a variety of lovable animals to be enjoyed by all ages. She’s from Woodridge, Ill.

Joan McClain represents Fantom Technologies, and she’ll demonstrate a cleaning system that will help remedy the situation concerning dust allergies in the house. She lives in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Information on Syndrome X, using decorating threads in the bobbin, and creating garments with an Asian flair will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Sewing with Heavy Threads

Heavy Threads in the Needle

Many types of heavy threads can be used in the standard sewing machine. The basic rule of thumb is that the threads should pass very freely through the eye of the needle. These threads include (but are not limited to):

• Topstitching thread

• Buttonhole twist

• 12wt. cotton thread

A minimum of size 14 needle should be used; however, size 16 or 18 have a larger eye and will likely be the better choice.

Heavy Threads in the Bobbin

Some threads, however, are too thick to pass through even the largest needle, and are therefore more suitable for bobbin work. These threads include (but are not limited to):