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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Adding straight-of-grain borders to a bias edge? on: March 21, 2014 05:01:50 AM
I ended up 'measuring' by laying the fabric across the quilt, and that worked well. I used lots and lots of pins and had the bias bit on the bottom and the border on the top.

Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/118001616@N06/12613483845/

Sorry that it's blurry. I've sinced pressed it and it looks much better, I promise.

Thank you for all your help!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2014 DeStash-Along on: March 21, 2014 04:56:37 AM
Thanks for everyone's suggestions!
I've got someone from instagram interested in a few things and hopefully she'll take everything as much as she wants.

(agreed on the alpaca comment - it's from my grandma's alpaca and there is SO MUCH)
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2014 DeStash-Along on: March 20, 2014 12:53:19 AM
I have a lot of crafty stuff that I need to get rid of relatively quickly. This is a destash thread, but what I need to do is give it away, so is that kind of post still welcome here, given that everybody else here is trying to make their own stash smaller?

If that is the case, would anyone be able to point me in the right direction for giving away a whole lot of stuff? It's mostly yarn (bright colours, acrylic, for amigurumi and such), a large amount of alpaca roving (close to four kilos) and a spinning machine.

I'm moving back home really soon and can't take it with me. (I also don't really want to post it anywhere (I'm broke) so if there are any knitters/spinners/crocheters in Melbourne that can come pick it up would be really helpful)

For those who are interested, it's this photo (hopefully the link works) and the next few in the series: http://www.flickr.com/photos/118001616@N06/13282732224/

I'm sorry if this isn't the right place. I'd be really grateful if somebody could point me in the right direction though!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: The Philosopher's Stone Reliquary on: February 01, 2014 11:59:03 PM
The detail you put into this and your steady hand with the woodburner is incredible. What a thoughtful, meaningful and original idea, executed perfectly!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Adding straight-of-grain borders to a bias edge? on: January 30, 2014 11:15:44 AM
I guess I shall embrace one of the best things about working with fabric - the ability to rip it out and start again if I need to! I'll try border on top and if it doesn't work then I'll just try the other way (gotta love fabric for that).

Thank you both for your answers!
I'll post pics when it's done, which will hopefully be soon.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Adding straight-of-grain borders to a bias edge? on: January 29, 2014 11:13:58 PM
Thank you MareMare!
So lots of pins and accurate measuring should be okay.
I don't have a walking foot, and I was wondering which fabric should be next to my feed dogs for this, or will that not matter?
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Adding straight-of-grain borders to a bias edge? on: January 29, 2014 10:26:48 PM
I'm making my first quilt ever at the moment. It was going to be a jelly roll race quilt, nice and easy to start off with, but then I saw this: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without_30.html
So I had to make it. Still very easy, and I've sewn everything up to the stage where I want to add borders to make it a little bigger.
My question for quilters more experienced than I, is this: what is the best way to go about adding borders (cut straight) to the edge of my quilt top, which is on the bias?
I'm hoping someone can help me with this!
8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: My Little Pony Christmas Stockings! on: January 23, 2013 02:44:03 PM
These are absolutely gorgeous! I love how you managed to capture their personalities so well in the images. Fluttershy looks so cute and I love Applejack's smile and hair/mane! You did a really great job on these Cheesy
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