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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Avengers Owl Ornaments (Updated) Almost Too Many Pictures on: November 28, 2012 10:45:26 PM
These are awesome!  I'm in love with the movie and now I'm in love with these owls.  Great job!
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Festive Felt Goodness on: November 28, 2012 10:19:20 PM
I love your snowflakes!  They're gorgeous!
3  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Snowflake Wreath on: November 28, 2012 10:17:19 PM
Yep, that's exactly what I had in mind, chughes!  Thanks for commenting!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Hand Stitched and Beaded Paisley Felt Christmas Ornaments on: November 14, 2012 12:21:37 PM
Those are great!  I like the first one and last one the best, those color combos are awesome.  Good job on straight, even stitches, too!
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Snowflake Wreath on: November 14, 2012 12:17:32 PM
Welcome to my first craft post here!  I believe I found a wreath like this on Pintrest, but I changed it up to make it my own design.  So here's my new light up snowflake wreath:

6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: new fabric - colors are leaking on: November 14, 2012 12:16:46 PM
I like to soak darker fabrics in a bowl of 1:1 water and vinegar over night, not just an hour.  Then rinse it out until it doesn't smell of vinegar, anymore, and air dry it.  I sew clothing for dolls, and the fabric has to be set before it's used, because the dolls I sew for are expensive.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pressing straight to get perfect seams on: November 14, 2012 12:13:09 PM
I usually fold the fabric over a ruler and pin in place, then iron with the pins still in but not the ruler.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Zig Zag Stitch.... on: November 14, 2012 11:51:38 AM
I get bird's nests sometimes, too, no matter which stitch I'm using.  Usually all I have to do is take out the bobbin and just rethread everything.  I also clean out the bobbin cradle and make sure there's no extra thread clogging up the hole where the needle goes down into the cradle.  Keeping that bobbin cradle clear works wonders for me and my cheap-o machine.
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: A few questions sorry on: November 14, 2012 11:46:26 AM
You could also find a way to make your own iron on transfers out of photos. I know it can be done, but I haven't done it myself.  My friend is using that method to make her own quilt, too, but I haven't seen it in person.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you feel like there's enough fabric choice? on: November 14, 2012 11:44:49 AM
I get fabric from Goodwill, as well, buying the largest pieces I can find, and even valances and bedsheets.  Of course, I wash everything before I use it, too.  I guess it depends on what you're making and whether you are making it for yourself, or if you are selling your products. 

Have you checked out Spoonflower, yet?
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