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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Create your own Boye Needlemaster interchangeable cables! on: December 22, 2013 09:36:34 AM
Thanks so much for this! It's amazing and took way less time than i thought.

For those having trouble snipping the end off the screw, i used these threaded rods instead.

No snipping or additional sanding required, but they are a bit long so you have to use a longer section of tubing. I screwed the rod into on of my needles and then used the grippy pad thing (cut in half) that comes with the set to hold both the tubing and the needle to screw the tubing on. It gets a little tough to get the tubing on the further the rod goes in, but it is possible. There does seem to be some variation in the depth of the hole needle to needle, so check two or three of them to make sure there is no gap between the needle and the tubing.

The screws linked in the original post are steel which is very very hard to cut with most tools that are also usually steel. You may have better luck with a brass screw:


Brass is a softer metal but still pretty hard and probably more than sturdy enough for knitting needles. You should be able to cut it with steel. If you have little wire snippers for beading or something, that may still not work.

Hope this helps!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: My very first sewing projects. on: March 05, 2012 02:26:08 PM
Great job! I just started sewing, too and I cannot resist starting a fabric stash already. I LOVE the fabric you used for your machine cover. The seams on both projects look great!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / E-reader pouch! on: February 29, 2012 10:08:26 AM
I finished this pouch for my NOOK last night. I had some issues with the front panel and the back panel shifting or something while i was sewing so you can see some of the lining fabric in a few places. If any more experienced seamstresses have tips on how to avoid this I would appreciate it! I did pin the back and front together, but by the time i got to the pin, the fabric would be a little bunched. I also had an issue with putting the strap in upside-down and having to rip apart and re-sew a panel, but I am pretty pleased with how it turned out anyway!

4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hylian Shield Pillow on: February 29, 2012 09:59:18 AM
This is awesome! Great job! Your stitching looks so neat.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Quilted Thow Pillow Sham on: February 29, 2012 09:58:31 AM
Thanks everybody! I have a really short attention span for craft projects so I thought once this was done that quilting might not be for me because it takes so long, but I'm so pleased with the way this turned out and so in love with all the contemporary quilt designs i have been researching, I think I may try a lap quilt when I have the money for fabric. Thanks for all the encouragement!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Quilted Thow Pillow Sham on: February 28, 2012 08:56:30 PM
I have recently been learning to sew, and I wanted to try quilting, so I made this pillow sham. I used the tutorial from the Craftster Sewing for Beginners article a few weeks back, I just used a small quilted piece as the font. It went very smoothly until I was at the point to join the two halves of the quilted bit together. One half was a whole inch longer than the other, even though they have the same number of sections and SHOULD be the same length. I left enough extra room for myself that it wasn't really a problem, just the two halves don't line up the way I wanted to. I ended up quilting each half separately and had a ton of thread ends to hide. Unfortunately, the backing on the quilted bit was poorly cut (measure twice!) and maybe rotated a bit when I first started quilting so that reduced the size of the quilted piece even further. I was concerned that the sham would not be big enough to fit my pillow in after all this inadvertent size reduction, so when i sewed the front and back together I stitched as close to the edge of the material as possible, and it actually ended up slightly too big! Ah well, I still think it turned out pretty wel, and I learned a lot.

7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Bina the bear on: February 27, 2012 01:00:47 PM
I think she's a little creepy-cute. Still cute though!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Stay Puft! on: February 27, 2012 12:57:11 PM
Oh my! I love this! He is absolutely perfect! If you ever write up the pattern I would love it!

We all know this guy!

He's cute but we all don't know this guy so can you tell me who he is?

The Stay Pufft Marshmallow man is a character from the movie Ghostbusters. He is the mascot of a fictional marshmallow brand. In the movie, the hapless main characters inadvertently summon a giant Stay Pufft Marshmallow man that terrorizes New York City until they explode him and a giant wave of sticky, gooey marshmallow fluff.
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Towel-E on: February 27, 2012 12:52:39 PM
Ha! This is great! It looks just like towelie.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: I love GIANT Michael's shirts! 1 shirt and 2 dresses + 2 Tutorials on p2 on: February 23, 2012 02:38:50 PM
I usually don't reply when there are this many pages of replies already, but I wanted to thank you for sharing such a brilliant and thrifty idea with us all! I am totally going to make these! Amazeballs!
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