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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Finished Crib Quilt on: April 10, 2010 06:12:56 PM
I haven't been able to sew for awhile... work got the best of me.  But I really wanted to make a quilt for my friends baby shower tomorrow so I pulled a few late nights and just finished today.

It's tied, not quilted... that's all I had time for!

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Laptop Tote from 4 Placemats on: May 10, 2008 06:49:40 PM
about how much does fusible fleece go for?
Did you use any sort of pattern - or did you make it as you went?

Looks terrific!  Cheesy

Fusible fleece, in my area, ranges from 4 - 5 dollars a yard.

I didn't use a pattern... I used a lot of basic purse making "moves". The box bottom was the "sew together then pull out the point and sew across at an angle" move.  The handles were the "iron sides to the middle and then fold in half and topstitch" move.  The lining was the "create same box and sew across the top, flip out and topstitch" move.  Smiley
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Laptop Tote from 4 Placemats on: May 07, 2008 06:09:25 PM
Adorable laptop tote! I really like the colors.

By the way, is that your dog pictured in your avatar? It's adorable. :3

Thanks for the nice words... and yes, that's my roommate ; )

Ella.  9lbs of nutso. 
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Laptop Tote from 4 Placemats on: May 06, 2008 05:37:17 PM
It looks great! Nice job  Smiley
What's fusible fleece for? I've never seen it before

This was actually my first time using it...

It's like a very thin batting with a side that has iron on glue.  You use it to add structure... and in this case I wanted something to cushion the tote for my laptop.

It's with all the other interfacing stuff at the store.
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Laptop Tote from 4 Placemats on: May 05, 2008 03:37:27 PM
I got these placemats, Martha Stewart for KMart, at a local odd lot store.  $1.49 each!



They are made of grosgrain ribbons sewn together.



I used 4 of them to make this laptop tote.



I lined it with some left over Amy Butler fabric I had.



It's keeps it's structure and protects the computer with a layer of stiff interfacing and a layer of fusible fleece.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yes, it's another Amy Butler Frenchy ; ) on: May 01, 2008 01:49:47 PM
The fabrics compliment each other nicely!
I live in Lexington, and it's pretty nice although not as rural as Kentucky is stereotypically. It's actually rather artsy.
Agreed about the humidity. Kentucky's weather is crazy-- frost warning yesterday morning and now it's nearly 80 degrees!

My friend is outside of Lexington in Versailles... so if you see someone with this bag... say hi!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yes, it's another Amy Butler Frenchy ; ) on: May 01, 2008 10:25:46 AM
this is really cute. to me it looks kinda bohemian.
can i get a tutorial on this??

Well... it's a purchased pattern from Amy Butler, so a tutorial would be against copyright rules.

But you can find this pattern a lot on eBay... it's called the Frenchy.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yes, it's another Amy Butler Frenchy ; ) on: April 30, 2008 03:02:19 PM
It's gorgeous!!  I have the pattern but have yet to do anything with it - but you've inspired me to pull it out tonight!!

The best thing about her patterns are the instructions... if you go slow and really read and follow, they're fool proof.  And I'm a fool, so I should know ; )
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Yes, it's another Amy Butler Frenchy ; ) on: April 30, 2008 11:33:33 AM
I just completed this for a friend who ditched her stressful NYC job and moved to KY to work with horses.


10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern Sizing? on: January 26, 2008 02:23:21 PM
I know I'm jumping in on this very very late ; )

But if anyone is still reading:

In the early 80's RTW started changing how they labeled their clothes.  The actual dimensions were the same, but they started putting smaller numbers on them.  This was called "vanity sizing".   They found it made a woman feel good if she thought she was an 8 and found it too big and had to go down to a 6.  This made her like their product.  It got worse and worse. 

Why do you think in the middle of what they keep yelling is an "obesity epidemic" do we have sizes 1 and 0 and 00?  Those sizes never existed before.   But if you measure them... they were what used to be 4 and 6 and 8.

Women who wore a 10 in high school in the 80's, can still wear a 10... even if they've gain 40 pounds over the years.

When they say Marilyn Monroe was a size 12... well a size 12 is now what would be a size 6 or 8.

However, the sewing world did not do that.  So what you see on patterns is what a size whatever used to be before they decided to play into our body insecurities ; )


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