I have a Koi pocket watercolour set and the brush reservoir is reverse-threaded. Why? Is this normal for water brushes? Some Japanese quirk?
Where can I buy the suitable cord to make a purse? [more inside]
I need a set of new bed sheets for my Queen bed that will be long-lasting and good value. [more inside]
My house came with a plug like this. A few weeks back my wife unscrewed it to remove some hair and now it won't go back. It won't screw to the threads in the drain. It seems like the drain threads are slightly larger than the one in the plug. Maybe some adapter was there that fell into the drain? No idea. I bought another plug from Lowes that looked slightly larger, but it didn't thread. How can I fix this without getting a plumber to visit?
What is this machine sewing technique called? I read a sewing encyclopedia a while ago that had a section on an unusual method of loading the machine that involved pulling the bobbin thread from the bottom part of the machine through the needle... [more inside]
I read the same few web forums and am looking for some new ones. Am especially looking for the best threads--threads that are long running, get lots of posts, and are generally interesting and high quality. Any subject.
Why is the top thread on my sewing machine unable to catch the bobbin thread? [more inside]
What is the best comment or thread you've ever seen on reddit? [more inside]
What kind of knob will thread on to this lamp control? [more inside]
How do I measure the thread pitch of a mason jar? [more inside]
There are black threads coming off the sides of my bike tires - do the tires need to be replaced? [more inside]
What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increasing use of the phrase "thread the needle" in news stories and blog entries. The problem is, I don't know exactly what "thread the needle" means, and it appears in a variety of contexts that don't appear entirely consistent with each other. [more inside]
For a friend: What kind of thread do you use to hem stretchy pants? Any pointers on this would help. [more inside]
Why won't Outlook 2003 "include original message text" in my email replys? [more inside]
Help me not sew my own finger to the machine! I recently bought a Singer 99 model from the 30s (I think) and can't get it to work for the life of me. [more inside]
Deceptively unchatfilter =P I am looking for good discussions on Occam's Razor -- which I think is obscenely absurd. Looking for links to discussions, not necessarily petitioning comments (although welcome). [more inside]
I recently decided to re-visit one of my favorite summer activities: making friendship bracelets. I am looking to a) remember some of the techniques I used to know b) learn new and interesting bracelet patterns. [more inside]
What does 4-40 mean when I'm looking to buy some machine screws? How big is that in real units?
When using my sewing machine, large loops and tangles of thread are generated on the bottom side of the fabric. What am I doing wrong and what do I need to do to remedy the problem?
Can someone please point me to an old Metafilter FPP? It was about an annual test or exam given at a university (I believe in the UK) that was supposed to be extremely difficult. It was a general knowledge quiz, and 10 out of 10 is impossible, according to the professor who administers it. Does this ring a bell with anyone?