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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Kimonos on: October 23, 2012 01:12:39 PM
Sorry I havent answered in a while....its been busy

I used a pattern, but realized even the largest size for the pattern didnt quite look right on me...so i did tweak it slightly
2  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Kimonos on: April 15, 2012 09:16:25 PM
As much as I would love to make a more accurate one, these are for a game where they are likely to get either dirty, damaged, or both.  Also, I would love a kimono set for my size, but I also just don't have the funds for either high end cotton or silk with a proper obi.

However, I am really happy with my first attempts at even a costume one.

3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Kimonos on: April 14, 2012 07:15:12 AM
I've been working on these for a while now.  they are meant for LARPing for myeslf and my friend Cherries-pop, whos tumblr account is http://cherriespop.tumblr.com/

Anyhow, onto the kimonos







My kimono is based off of the My Little Pony character Twilight Sparkle for the designs.





I also borrowed Cherries-pop's obi for the pics cause mine isn't quite done yet.  However, its not about the obi for this post. 

I'm sure my tying techniques will get better the more I practice

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Hot Summer Nights on: March 20, 2012 05:55:37 PM
Great work! Did you use a pattern? Or make it up yourself Smiley

I made the pattern up myself.  I did a bit of pre planning first, but it wasnt much in terms of pre-planning
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Selvedge quilt - Semi log cabbin style on: March 08, 2012 05:25:48 PM
you'd be suprized at how quick selvedges start stacking up as you flesh out your stash or go through your stash to see what selvedges you have

A tip to anyone when making things with selvedges, I left myself a 5/8 to a 1 inch margin of error when cutting to retrieve and stash my selvedges, so I would have extra insurance to work with
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Hot Summer Nights on: March 08, 2012 05:24:01 PM
all of the flames are layered applique.  I have/had a wide range of reds  and oranges in my stash
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Selvedge quilt - Semi log cabbin style on: March 04, 2012 04:21:29 PM
So fun! I have to admit, I throw my selvedges away! But every time I see something awesome like this, I wish I didn't Cheesy

There was a lot of inspiration from various selvedge blogs.  there are people who have re-covered chairs, made lampshades, dresses, and other things all out of selvedges.  I like that nothing gets thrown away.  I still have a half a bag of selvedges that i should do something with it...and I have a chair that needs re-covering too...hhmmmmm
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Selvedge quilt - Semi log cabbin style on: March 04, 2012 04:19:51 PM
WOW - love this concept - I'm saving selvages too - SHOW ME A CLOSE UP - I love this quilt!!!   Cheesy

I believe I have some closeups of the work in progress on my quilt blog on my profile.  If i dont, lemme know and I will post some
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cutting mat on: March 04, 2012 10:05:27 AM
Does Ikea sell cutting mats? Thanks.

I have seen quilt kits at walmart that would do well to help you get started.  the kit comes with a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, a few rulers, a clear plexi ruler (which is really handy i might add), and I believe it also comes with pins and safety pins.  Unfortunately I dont remember exactly how much it costs, but its well worth the investment
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: First Quilt! on: March 04, 2012 09:19:52 AM
I use bed sheets for my quilt backs quite often.  I find they are very handy to work with.  In terms of tips, just try to sew it as straight as possible, and dont worry if you make a mistake or two. 

The other thing is when you go to do the ties, make sure you dont have them spread too far apart when you go to sandwich the back and batting to your top, espeically if its a natural fibre. 

There's also a tonne of help videos on youtube for the binding, which i find are fantastic reference guides when you are first starting off.

and of course...have fun!

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