A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 307,606
Currently Running With Scissors:
521 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9]
81  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / new retro-modern quilt project on: March 23, 2005 06:37:55 PM
Hello craftinists, here is my latest quilt, only my second grown-up size. I *just* finished it. It is going up to San Francisco tomorrow to be given as a gift. I'll post notes in a second message, but here are the pics first. It is a queen size, self-bound, mostly vintage fabrics.

Here it is, lying on my bed, pretending it is my quilt:

The quilt is for my friend Molly, so I incorporated fabrics that depicted various aspects of our friendship: Las Vegas, road trips, obsession with all things tiki. I even embroidered a tiny cat on a square to represent her beloved late kitty:

And while I was at it, I embroidered a message on the back:

This was a fun, long-lasting, and intense project. I learned alot and look forward to continuing to improve as I keep on quiltin'. Next project: wedding quilt!

Update: More quilts and other crafting on my flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hambox/sets/72157594153145700/
82  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: stupid Martha Stewart! on: March 21, 2005 11:44:54 AM
Okay, here's mine from MSL 2002 (?) Christmas issue: snowflakes crafted from glittery pipecleaners. Lots of work, mediocre payoff. I would LOVE to hear from an insider from MSL on how these crafts get chosen and how they're executed!

I choose to look at my back issues of MSL to absorb the aesthetic pf a project, look at it as an inspirational jumping-off point -- then craft something better!

Love her or hate her: she really deserves props for giving domestic arts a level of respect it has never gotten since the 1950s. I really don't think I'd be as emboldened (as I am) to make my surroundings a more beautiful place.
83  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Your favorite sewing machine for quilts? on: March 16, 2005 09:45:36 AM
Crafty people! The time has come for me to start thinking about upgrading from my humble lil 1970s Kenmore. I am in the market for a good solid workhorse machine, but that is geared towards quilters. I don't need alot of bells and whistles (my piecing and quilting designs tend to be spare and modern, so I don't need 10,000 programmed patterns, etc.), but I want a machine that can handle the quilt sandwich with ease. Anyone had a relatable experience (good or bad) with a quilter's sewing machine? What features can/can't you live without? Will I be happy with a $400 Kenmore 19233 or do I have to go the spendy route on a fancy Pfaff?

Update: well, after getting advice (not necessary on this thread, hee hee!) and doing loads of research, I have decided on the Kenmore 19233 (search http://www.sears.com to check it out)... lots of bang for your buck, geared towards the quilty human, and price is okay (don't pay full price.. wait for a sale at Sears or till eBay comes up with one.. which is what I did). Haven't gotten it yet, but am feeling like the right purchase was made.
Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2016: The Roaming Gnome
@Home This Weekend: Welcoming Door Decor
Trim the Tree: Crafty Ornaments for the Holiday Season

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.