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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help making flag quilts? on: May 27, 2009 11:57:49 AM
Not to rain on your parade, but unless the friends intend to never return to their home country with the quilt you might be well advised to check and make sure that the laws in the country where they live are such that there will not be any legal problems with defacing the countries flag. Some countries aren't as liberal with their laws as the USA is and there could be severe legal repercussions for having  something made from the countries flag. Until it went through the Supreme Court it was highly illegal to deface the US flag and could land you in jail if you did.
Oh, sorry for being unclear. I don't intend to use any bits of actual flags, just to make them out of fabric. And all of the friends are American.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help making flag quilts? on: May 22, 2009 12:00:05 PM
i would suggest applique for any designs on the flag

do you want a series of little squares that make up a larger quilt that looks like a flag

-or-

a large flag pieced the size of a blanket

-or-

a bunch of mini flags that are sewn together as the top?


large pieces of fabric wont really sag as long as you top stich the edges and either tie the quilt or actually quilt it
Ok, that was very helpful, thanks. And I think I'm, going to do the 2nd one.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Help making flag quilts? on: May 22, 2009 11:51:03 AM
A few of my friends have graduated and I wanted to make them quilts of country flags. (I have some experience quilting, but not much) Really, two questions:
1. Does anyone know of any flag patterns for quilting? Because I don't want to use uber huge pieces of fabric that will sag.
2. Really, how should I go about this? The tri-stripe flags I'm not so worried about, it's the USSR flag. That's quite a big stretch of fabric on that one.

And now the explanation: One big inside joke of ours that's lasted through out high school years is dorkily comparing ourselves to the countries. We decided that our little group consisted of Russia (usually referring to USSR), Lithuania, Austria, and Poland. I thought it would be a nice gift (quilts are always nice gifts!) that would remind them of our old jokes and friends.
Of course, our America, Canada, and China graduate next year...

The flags, for those who aren't familiar with them:
USSR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union
Lithuania: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Lithuania
Austria: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Austria
Poland: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Poland

EDIT: I have no idea what to do for a border or backing. Any tips? I want it to look as plain/like the flag as possible.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rick-Rolling; it's not just for the internet anymore! on: August 16, 2008 10:50:49 PM
Love your sarcasm. But, did she get it?
Yup.


But did she truly appreciate the greatness of being rick roll'd? Sounds like she was less than enthused, what leaving the room and everything Tongue All that work!
Well, she recieves about 3 rick-rolls a week, in some form, though I've never gone this far. The only reason she keeps open my emails is because 1)she's too curious 2)I disguise links really well and 3)she probably enjoys it.
I think her reaction was like that because she was shocked that I'd papered the tv and went through 6 hours of work to rick roll her.
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rick-Rolling; it's not just for the internet anymore! on: August 16, 2008 08:48:25 AM
hahahahaha! And I thought I was the only one that rick rolled people without using the internet. Kudos! My boyfriend better look out now.. I have more ideas... hehehe
Not ssure how good of an idea that is; this took about 6 hours!
6  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rick-Rolling; it's not just for the internet anymore! on: August 15, 2008 10:57:18 PM
Punk rock puppy, here is a legitimate explanation of rick rolling.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickroll

If I were you I wouldn't click on any other links offered up. (FYI, I will be deleting rick rolling links.)
Sorry.
But that did explain it pretty well.
You click on something expecting it be exactly what the poster says it is, but it's just a link to that stupid Rick Astley video.
7  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Rick-Rolling; it's not just for the internet anymore! on: August 15, 2008 06:31:26 PM
Love your sarcasm. But, did she get it?
Yup.
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: The Little Prince on: August 15, 2008 05:49:14 PM
He's so cute! He looks just like the book's illustrations!
I love that story; I'm actually working on a quilt featuring hte characters of that story.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Rick-Rolling; it's not just for the internet anymore! on: August 15, 2008 04:08:32 PM
(this probably isn't in the right category, but there was a lot of paper involved; I think I put enough work into this (5 hours) for it to be here.)

Today was kind of my last day of summer, with the house all to myself. So what did I do? No, I did not sit home and enjoy my quiet time with some television.
I performed a rick-roll of epic proportions.
Observe.
This used to be our entertainment center.



Close-up:

So, here's what happened:
When she (my roommate) first walked in, saw me a trench coat and asked where I got it, at which point I hit PLAY and the song just blasted throughout the house and I started to confirm my whiteness (last time I ever attempt to dance EVER!) . Then she walked further in and saw the entertainment center.
Then, she told me that she kind of wanted to watch TV, then she left the room. While she was gone, I took some scissors and did this.


Sarcasm is funny.
Hopefully, you will all find this as funny as I did.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My New Awesome Nano (3rd Generation) Cozy on: July 28, 2008 05:47:27 PM
Cute!
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