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3121  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: January 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery on: January 26, 2011 12:08:54 PM
Oh, that hoop is fabulous!
3122  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Craft along for ME- ongoing on: January 26, 2011 12:07:51 PM
i think it's pretty alright!  I love your color combination. Your corners look really sharp too!

Thanks, Belladune!  I just need to work on how the corners look on the back, I think.  Good thing the back isn't seen often, right? Cheesy

And OMG, I made something for ME.  This is amazing!
3123  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) on: January 26, 2011 12:06:54 PM
Wow, Kaz! That was your partner's first ever quilting project? I'm impressed!

Thanks, dharma!  Cheesy  Mostly I think she's unhappy with the corners on the back.  But it was a definite learning experience and it's already been put to work! 
3124  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / A Cheerful Stripey, Flowery Mug Rug on: January 26, 2011 11:57:38 AM
Hello quilters!  I have just finished my first mug rug and wow ... I bow down to all of you who do anything bigger!

This is my finished piece:




I made my own bias tape and I think I know what I did wrong on attaching it (though I think I've done alright with the mitred corners on the front, at least), so that's something, but I'm not going to show you the back. Wink  

BUT I have a question ... how do get it so when I quilt the layers together, one side doesn't pull and get off center?  I pinned it out the wazoo with straight pins.  Do I need the quilting safety pins?  (The little squares have become parallelograms.)

Please any comments, criticisms, and suggestions would be really really appreciated.  I want to make some for Christmas presents, but I wouldn't want to give something quite this newbie-feeling away, so if you have a suggestion, I would <3 you forever!
3125  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Craft along for ME- ongoing on: January 26, 2011 11:52:15 AM
Well, I finished my mug rug.  Although it's by far from perfect, I did my best with her first ever quilting project/mug rug.  I love the colors and the fabric at least.  This was my first time making my own binding tape and wow, did I learn a lot about what to do ... and not do. Cheesy  I will also need to watch a few tutorials and ask a few questions on the quilting board.



But it's not toooo shabby for a first effort!

3126  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fake Swapping Craft-along (ongoing) on: January 26, 2011 11:50:40 AM
Wow, my partner finished my mug rug.  Although it's by far from perfect, I can tell she did her best with her first ever quilting project/mug rug.  I love the colors and the fabric choices.  This was her first time making her own binding tape and wow, did she learn a lot about what to do ... and not do. Cheesy



3127  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: January 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery on: January 26, 2011 09:51:33 AM
Hollistercobabe's list is up!
3128  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: Meeting in person to exchange: question on: January 26, 2011 08:35:02 AM
Hmm, I'd put a help desk ticket in for this one.  Though I'm curious what the answer is myself!
3129  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: January 2011 Birthday Swap - Discussion and Gallery on: January 26, 2011 07:26:59 AM
Oooh awesome, stellato_escuro!
3130  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Good Luck Cowl *FIRST POST!* on: January 25, 2011 02:22:11 PM
Ooh, I love the colors on this.  How wide is it?
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