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1  UNITED STATES / North Carolina / Fabric Stores in Charlotte? on: July 16, 2005 06:04:55 AM
Hello,
I'm visiting Charlotte for work (i'll be flying into Charlotte, and driving back and forth between there and Rock Hill, SC). I've never been there before and am looking for good (even great!) fabric stores between these two locations or anywhere withing a 30 minute drive even. (Hey, what's "work" without play?)

Any thoughts or recommendations? I've heard great things about Mary Jo's. How far is that from Charlotte? (I live in central Virginia and a one-hour drive to Hancock Fabrics is a treat, so I'm pretty easy to please, I guess. . .)

Thanks,
lisaquilts

2  UNITED STATES / South Carolina / Rock Hill, SC--fabric shopping recommendations on: July 16, 2005 05:49:46 AM
Hello,
I'm visiting Rock Hill, SC for the first time and am looking for fabric stores. I'll have a rental car, so I can get from Rock Hill up to Charlotte, NC pretty easily. Do any South Carolinian craftsters know of great places to buy fabric??
Thanks,
lisaquilts
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Machine rental in Dallas/Bedford TX (short term) on: May 04, 2005 06:55:59 AM
Hello Craftsters,
Please forgive the dual posting, but I'm need need of broad advice on a pretty narrow topic. I'm visiting my sister in Dallas, TX from Virginia. I've promised to do some sewing for her, but do *not* wish to transport my beloved sewing machine on the plane (travelling with children, I have enough to worry about). 
What might be my options for renting/borrowing a machine from a shop in the Dallas/Bedford area? I'm happy to pay a sizeable (yet refundable) deposit to insure against theft or damage. I'd like to have a Viking, since that's what i use now, but any basic/average machine (a bottom line Pfaff would be great also) would do. I'm only there for a few days.
Any thoughts? Do any of you Texas residents know of a good, generous sewing machine dealer willing to do such a thing? Any of you, perhaps, have an extra machine to share?
Thanks for considering this,
lisaquilts
4  Texas / Texas: North Central / Sewing Machine Rental in Dallas/Bedford TX? on: May 04, 2005 06:54:26 AM
Hello Craftsters,
Please forgive the dual posting, but I'm need need of broad advice on a pretty narrow topic. I'm visiting my sister in Dallas, TX from Virginia. I've promised to do some sewing for her, but do *not* wish to transport my beloved sewing machine on the plane (travelling with children, I have enough to worry about). 
What might be my options for renting/borrowing a machine from a shop in the Dallas/Bedford area? I'm happy to pay a sizeable (yet refundable) deposit to insure against theft or damage. I'd like to have a Viking, since that's what i use now, but any basic/average machine (a bottom line Pfaff would be great also) would do. I'm only there for a few days.
Any thoughts? Do any of you Texas residents know of a good, generous sewing machine dealer willing to do such a thing? Any of you, perhaps, have an extra machine to share?
Thanks for considering this,
lisaquilts
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Red Sox Font or Typeface? on: May 03, 2005 10:15:29 AM
Hello,
I'm looking for a website with a downloadable or copy-able version of the Boston Red Sox typeface. I know that a few Craftsters have made such crafts, but where do you get the type? My plan is to make one of those monogrammed purses (the kind with one big letter on it, they've been popular recently).
Thanks,
lisaquilts
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / "Design to Fit" program: bargain or scam? on: March 31, 2005 07:50:42 AM
Hello,
I'm writing to see if anyone has had experience with the Design to Fit pattern and fitting program. The website is http://www.designtofit.com/. I'm interested because Hancocks Fabrics is hosting classes for only $5. It is a one-time, 2.5 hour class at the store. You're supposed get 6 patterns, a DVD, and something else for your $5 class fee. Has anyone done this class? Is it too good to be true? Or are they trying to unload other products?
Thanks,
lisaquilts
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Hot Pink Purse Swap--the pictures on: February 02, 2005 02:13:02 PM
Hey there Hot Pink Purse Swappers!

Some people have already started swapping so here's the space to show off what you've created and/or what you've recieved.

Happy sewing,
lisaquilts
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Hot Pink Purse Swap--CLOSED; send by feb 14 on: January 10, 2005 12:04:53 PM
Hello Hot Pink Purse Swappers,

This is your official 7 day reminder:  you have seven days to ship your bag.

I PM'd everyone last week, so I'm doing so here this week. Don't forget to get Delivery Confirmation number and send it to me via PM.

How are things coming? I've heard from about 3 people who have sent their purses, but only one person (hawaiilove) has recieved hers (according to what I've seen in the gallery.) If you've recieved your bag, please post pictures in the Swap gallery. If you've run into trouble, contact me and let your partner know.

Can't wait to see the bags,
lisaquilts



Swap name: Hot Pink Purse Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: lisaquilts
Sign-up date range: until Thursday, January 20
Date to send item by: Feb 14

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 19/21

Non-U.S. participants allowed? YES

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES, only craftster members in good standing allowed

Organizer has been a member for at least 1 month and will
make sure that every participant has been a member for
at least 1 month: YES and YES

Details of swap:

Make a purse (handbag, totebag, clutch etc) using hot pink fabric (or member of the hot pink family: magenta, bright red, even some purples might count). The bag can be entirely pink or be accentuated with pink. Details can be worked out via personal message once pairs are made. Shipments must be posted by Feb 14th, but should be sent earlier if you want it to arrive before Valentine's Day. USPS or UPS Delivery confirmation is required. As a courtesy, please notify (if not outright thank) the person who sent you a hot pink purse when it arrives. Images and/or other acknowledgement of reciept can may be posted on this thread (images posted with permission of crafter; see questionnaire).

Please copy/cut and paste the following questionnaire. Fill it out and send it to me via personal message (cute little icon in top left corner Wink)

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Are you willing to have an image of your purse posted on the swap's thread?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

I have changed the only US requirement, since several people have indicated a willingness to ship to craftsters outside the States. Be sure to indicate your preference in the questionnaire.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Hot pink purse swap? on: January 07, 2005 01:35:55 PM
Hello,

Just in time for Valentine's day. . .how about a hot pink purse swap? Make a little bag (tote, clutch, handbag, etc) in the hot pink family (light/dark pinks, magenta, etc).

Any thoughts?

--lisaquilts
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Red Fringe Wine Tube Swap on: January 06, 2005 08:16:21 AM
Hi,
I've been intrigued by the delightful looking wine tubes in the huge bins at our local Michael's craft store. They are currently on sale at Michael's for $2.99. (The following image is from cuisinaide.com where they sell for 5.95)



Wine tubes are larger than a Pringles can, have a partially detachable lid (which opens so you can slide a wine bottle inside the cylinder, but remains attached to the tube by a heavy string.)  Tres cool.  I think a swap like this would be great, along the lines of a Pringles can, but a bit more elegant.

You could put a range of individually crafted items to fill your wine tube, but I think fabric crafts would be best. A minimum of two items is required, though you can add more.  For instance, I was thinking about putting in a fabric photo frame, a fleece hat and/or scarf, maybe even a little hand bag.

To make things more interesting, at least one of the swapped items must feature red fringe. {I'm cooking up a *funky* little bag with red beaded fringe). 

The sign up could start next week, last for two weeks or until we get a good number of swappers and aim for delivery by Valentine's day (though I am flexible on this point). Since this is my first swap, it would be limited to the U.S. and maybe Canada:  the point is to buy your wine tube cheaply from your local Michael's (please believe me when I say that I *don't* work for or endorse Michael's: the tubes are a bargain, though.) If people want to purchase wine tubes elsewhere, that's fine too as long as it meets the standard criteria:  made of hard board, cylinder shaped with semi-detachable lid held on with string.

 I think shipping won't be a problem if you wrap your tube in brown paper (from a grocery bag), but I can check with the post office before the swap starts.

Any thoughts? Takers?  Let me know by personal message.

Best,
lisaquilts
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