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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Stitching through interfacing is murdering my machine on: February 20, 2009 06:33:10 PM
Hi there.  I'm sewing with heavy duty quilter thread and medium weight interfacing for the first time, making a basic tote. Tonight I tried sewing the side pieces (1 layer of regular weight cotton, 1 layer of interfacing) to the front (same, 1 layer of fabric, 1 layer of interface), so essentially I was sewing through four layers.  The machine didn't burn out, the thread didn't break, I got through the  whole seam...but then I took the piece out and the stitching was ridiculous.  It looked fine, clean and neat on the front, and the back just looked like a row of loose loops.  I was able to basically pull the seam apart with the slightest tug.

Has anyone seen this?  Does this mean my machine can't handle this? Undecided  I'm ticked of because I wanted to finish this for work on monday.  Shoot.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Good cloth for a potter's apron? on: January 11, 2008 06:57:21 PM
I'm designing a potter's apron for myself to wear to in the studio.  It's a full length apron with a split up the middle (so it sort of looks like cullotes), wide, deep pockets and a loop to hold my hand towel.  I need a sturdy, machine washable fabric, heavy enough to stand up to wet clay and water.  I'm thinking of something a little bit lighter than canvas, but you know, I don't want something too heavy to wear and move in.  Any thoughts?
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Cork bulletin board/collage! on: January 11, 2008 06:52:57 PM

Hey all, this is my first project post.  Thought I'd show off my paper crafts first.  This is a 2'x2' bulletin board for my kitchen.  The cork boards are from Target, you can buy them in packs of four.  I then took two 12x12 sheets of cardstock and collaged them with pages of books and catalogs, covered them in some modpodge.  I glued each of the squares to a 2'x2' piece of foamcore.  I stretched some ribbon across to emulate the look of a french bulletin board and jazzed it up a little with some decorative scrapbooking brads.

It's superlight and is hanging on the wall with those clean removing adhesive squares.  Thanks for stoppin' by!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Creating Your Own Pattern on: January 05, 2008 09:42:38 PM
I've drawn up some designs for simple tops and dresses for toddler/baby girls and I wanted to make a few patterns.  Is there a place online or a book that indicates how to size the average 3/6 months,9/12 months,18 months and so on?  I'd probably need sizing from 9 months to 3T.  My daughter is 12 months and I'll just take her measurements, do I just add or subtract a certain number of inches from that?
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