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Coffee Talk - General Chit Chat    Off-Topic Chat

Started 2/2/20 by Misha (MISHAMISHA); 65661 views.

Years? Gosh, I've never had one last >2 years.


From: tuckyquilter


Where did you get those underwires from?  I need to fix some of my favorite bras.

Loved the bra sites you shared too.  Thank you

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


The website I found the underwires at is      On the left hand side, click on "bras".    Go all the way to the bottom of that category and click on "underwires".  You'll find more underwires that you thought possible.

To find the *right* underwire for you, it helps if you have an underwire from an existing bra.   You'll want to know the 
1.  Inside width

2. inside depth

3. outside length

take those measurements and compare them to what is on their website.  See if anything comes reasonably close.  I'm glad that they provide a *picture* of the actual underwire so you can see it's shape.


From: tuckyquilter


Thank you.. You have been a wealth of info for me on my bra issues.  It's like they don't make them for normal people, if they ever did... LOL

My favorite bra was a Vanity Fair, underwire, no padding and was made from that silky nylon type fabric.  They stopped making it in that form some years ago and went to the rubber formed crap like teeny bopper buy.  Had I known then, what I know now, I would have bought a dozen of them, no matter the cost.

My favorite underwire bra of all time was purchased at -- Walmart!  They came in several colors, and I went to several Walmarts in my area, buying all I could find in my size.  They actually looked a lot like Dupioni silk.  I totally wore them all out over the course of a few years.  I liked them so much that of course they HAD to discontinue them.  And it's not like it was an off brand.  I believe it was also Vanity Fair.  They fit so well and were so comfortable and I never had a problem with the straps slipping, and they were also very attractive.  It was all just too good to last.  


From: tuckyquilter


I agree.  It seems the really good fitting ones are always the first to go when I a new line comes out.  Sometimes the new is not better than the old.  

In reply toRe: msg 568

From: Midkid5


My thoughts at times lately have been on the subject of quilts as works of art,  not art quilts just regular quilts.  Painters sign their work, in the picture, wood workers sign their work sometimes in the design sometimes on the bottom of the piece.  When doing needle work I was encourage to stitch my name into the lower right corner of the design.  So why do quilters if they sign their work do it on the back in a label that can be removed?  Is this part of the reason it has taken so long for quilts to be  recognized as art?