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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: obese TUTORIAL. nonknitted (sewn) glittens, convertable mittens, fingerless on: December 10, 2008 10:41:19 AM
very cool i smell christmas gifts....or maybe just for me depending on how much time i have Smiley
12  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Rustica shawl (pic intense!) on: November 05, 2008 09:11:58 AM
This is really nice! actually its more than nice. Colors look great together. hooray!!
13  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenges / Re: Craft Challenge #33 - Handmade Holiday Gifts for Kids - Due Dec 1 - Dec 5 2008 on: November 05, 2008 09:02:18 AM
Awesome i have the perfect idea.... Grin
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: When life is drear, have a beer! on: October 28, 2008 08:58:26 PM
I really liked this, i might have to steal and modify the idea for something else. If the Stitch was a little bigger i might add some more lines on the peanuts to give them some more peanut character, but not totally necessary i really like the inclusion of them in general.
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Four Coffee Cuffs on: October 28, 2008 08:45:11 PM
way cool! when i first saw a small pic i thought they were skirts... hahaha i like them i know a few people i could make them for. thanks for the idea
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My New School Bag on: October 21, 2008 05:50:03 PM
very cool! ditto on the fabric choices. I have been using a tote bag to keep all my stuff which seems to work fairly well, but i might consider switching to a bag as cool as the one you made.
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wizard of Oz reversible purse :) on: October 21, 2008 05:44:51 PM
way cool!
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Checkbook covers on: October 21, 2008 05:41:45 PM
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Do people still use checks?  I can't even remember the last time I saw somebody take out a checkbook.

I don't use checks very often but it's still nice to have something pretty to put them in.  Smiley

Alas my apartment will only take rent in check form, well not plastic anyway Sad

i keep my checkbook around for when you run into a place only takes cash or check, or the day when the electronic machine breaks down at the store, my checkbook has saved my butt many of times.

this is cool, i love the different bright fabrics. that way it doesn't get lost at the bottom of a dark purse.
19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / T-Shirt Quilt on: October 21, 2008 05:33:06 PM
Well again my t-shirt drawer was over flowing with shirts that i wanted to keep around but didn't wear them very often and didn't have the space to keep them around. so i turned them into a quilt. The quit is made up of 12 squares, but not necessarily 12 t-shirts as a baby doll shirt doesn't have enough fabric to form a 12 or 13 inch square. so for those shirts i cut the logo out that i wanted to keep and cut a square from the back of another shirt.



once i gathered the shirts i measured the largest logo and used that as my base size to cut the rest of the shirts. i then cut all the squares and logos as the case may be and laid them next to each other to get a sense of how it would look. once i was satisfied with the placement i sewed the loose logos on the squares with a zig-zag stitch in a somewhat matching color, though clear tread might have been easier and in some cases better.once i had all the logos attached to the squares i sewed each of the squares into their respective rows and then the rows together to form the face of the quilt. Note: sometimes the fabric gets caught when sewing two loose fabric together so i take a skinny strip of regular cotton fabric and use that when sewing all of the seams.



i then took the fabric and cut about a 5 inch boarder to cover each side, 2 x 90 inches and 2 x 60 inches in this case. though it would have been better to add a little more wiggle room so that the corner seams line up evenly. once the sides are sewn take a final measurement of the size of the quilt. likely you will have to sew two pieces of fabric together to have a wide enough panel for the back. find a big open space on the floor where you can stretch the fabric out and place the backing good side up and the top piece good side down making sure that if the patterns are directional they are set up how you would like them. then place a piece of batting on the top, cut it to size and pin the whole thing together.



then sew around all the edges you jut pinned up leaving about a 12-13 inch hole on one side to be able to turn the fabric inside out once the sewing is completed. then carefully stitch the hole up and you pretty much have a completed quilt! you will want to make sure you tack down the corners or somewhere in the squares so the batting doesn't ball up when you wash the quilt.


your fabric choices are up to you. i chose fabrics that would make me happy and fabrics that were soft and cozy for sitting watching TV in the cold or taking a nap. I used a standard cotton on a previous t-shirt quilt and sometimes it is a little chilly to use as a a solitary nap blanket.

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