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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilt Backing Advice on: March 10, 2010 12:56:32 PM

I'm making my first ever quilt, made entirely of squares. Once I've sewn the squares together to make the top, how do I attach the "top" to a backing material?

I realise I could just sew the backing and top together (wrong sides) and then flip inside out, but it wouldn't really give a "quilted" feel.

How could I actually *quilt* the backing and the top; should I just sew them together round the edges, then sew along the seams of the squares through both layers?

Sorry if this is a bit incoherent, I don't really have any idea what I'm doing with this quilt Tongue

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nectar (hummingbird necklace) on: December 26, 2009 11:46:00 AM
That's amazing! Do you laser cut the steel yourself?
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Chicken Pox + Christmas = Pillow! on: December 26, 2009 10:05:47 AM
Aw, thanks! That's encouraged me to stick with it and make more   Smiley

Any tips for the applique? Even with a big, simple shape like the heart I found the fabric frayed as I cut it. Pinking scissors maybe?
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Chicken Pox + Christmas = Pillow! on: December 25, 2009 02:22:02 PM
Pretty self explanatory title; I'm home from Uni for Christmas and I've got chickenpox! Obvious solution? Making cushions to pass the time 

This was my first time using a sewing machine, so I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out  Smiley

Happy Christmas!
5  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #46 - Gingerbread House Contest - Due Jan 1 - Jan 5 on: December 16, 2009 04:07:31 AM
Can I enter the place I live during term time? It's Christ Church, one of the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University. I'm thinking it qualifies as a house because hundreds of students live there full time, and its Latin translation 'Aedes Christi' literally means 'House of Christ'...Yes?  Cheesy
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Anniversary Bunnies! on: July 07, 2009 05:19:14 AM
Thanks Smiley
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Anniversary Bunnies! on: July 07, 2009 03:08:03 AM
It's mine and my boyfriend's first anniversary on Sunday, and we have a very long standing in-joke about rabbits. So, I've made him origami bunny/heart envelopes. Each bunny contains a numbered card on which I wrote one reason why I love him. Cheesy I know, but I think he'll appreciate it Smiley

They're not actually stuck down on paper, I need to find a box to put them all in...

close up (excuse the slushy message)

all of them

8  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Need some help please!! on: July 07, 2009 03:00:22 AM
Can anyone give any icing advice? Whenever I make cupcakes, I top them with buttercream icing using a bag/nozzle, but I can never get the "swirly" shape...it just all gloops together and doesn't have a defined shape. What am I doing wrong?
9  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Threadless Cake Contest on: July 07, 2009 02:57:40 AM
Amazing! I love threadless, might try entering too Smiley
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Pancakes and stewed apples! on: July 07, 2009 02:55:15 AM
in a word, omnomnom Smiley
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