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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidering onesies, backing panel? on: February 18, 2007 11:17:25 AM
I want to embroider some onesies, which I've never done before. I'm wondering if I should sew in a piece of soft cotton or thin flannel to cover the back of the stitches after I'm done so that they don't rub against the baby's chest and irritate his skin. I don't have kids or much experience with babies, so it's possible that I'm overestimating the sensitivity of newborn skin, but I'd hate to give a gift that causes a rash  Tongue Has this been a concern for anyone who's embroidered onesies?
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / "Sew on" velcro on: February 18, 2007 08:33:24 AM
I bought some velcro circles to use on the baby bibs I'm making for a friend and I'm having major issues. I didn't pay much attention to the first package of circles I bought, and didn't realize until I opened it up that the veclro had really strong adhesive on the back. I put it in place, but decided to sew it as well. When I tried this, however, it coated my sewing machine needle in glue and unthreaded it with every pass through. Okey, not going to work.

 I bought another package of velcro circles, this time looking for the "sew on" kind. I got home, opened it up, and guess what's on the back of my sew on velcro? Adhesive!  Angry I can't use my sewing maching to stitch it on, and hand sewing it has proved impossible. What should I do? Is there a trick to sew on velcro that I don't know about? I'm afraid to pull the circles off of the fabric, because it's fleece and the glue is so sticky that I think it might ruin the fabric. Grrr! Of course, this is the last step in making these bibs, so I'm extra annoyed that I might wreck the whole project and all my work will be kaput.

Any suggestions? Please?!  Undecided

-JK
3  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Dish towels on: February 05, 2007 05:48:44 PM
I embroidered a few dish towels as a house warming gift for a friend. Any input is appreciated, I'm a beginner!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93761029@N00/381214173/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93761029@N00/381214189/

-JK
4  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Basket liner on: February 05, 2007 05:41:32 PM
I bought a set of cheap wicker baskets to hold magazines and other living room clutter and decided to take the liner from the inside and put it around the bottom, to stop the wicker from breaking off when I drag it across the carpet. Once I had it around the bottom, I couldn't help embellishing it! And since I had brand new patterns from Sublime Stitching....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93761029@N00/381206998/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/93761029@N00/381207000/

The spider webs are quick and sloppy, but I'm pretty happy with the rat. I improvised a sort of sideways stitch to make him look raggedy and fuzzy. I'm sure there's a name for it, but I'm an amateur stitcher. I love this iron-on, I can see myself putting rats on everything!

-JK
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / "Hip guy" pattern on: January 14, 2007 10:53:32 AM
I have an idea for some pillowcases for a couple I'm friends with that are about to be parents. I want to make them "hot mama" and "daddy-o" pillowcases, but I'm having trouble finding a pattern for the "his" pillow. There are lots of great options for her, Sublime Stitching has several that I can use. Does anyone know where I can find a pattern of a "hip guy", some sort of mod or swinger type dude?

I suppose I could just do martini glasses or something, but I wanted them to match better.

-JK
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / White Quick Style Plus on: January 10, 2007 03:34:09 PM
Reposted from another forum, because I realized I posted in the wrong area.  Roll Eyes oops!

My parents bought me a White sewing machine, the "Quick Style Plus" model. After googling around, I'm starting to get nervous about the lack of info I'm finding on this machine. The White site doesn't have it listed, and I can't find any reviews for this model. The manual is terrible. It may be because I'm a brand new sewer (haven't touched a machine since junior high home ec), but the diagrams are confusing and the directions are impossible.

Does anyone have the White Quick Style Plus W480 or expirience with other White machines? I'm wondering if I should take it back to Joann's and buy something different. 

-JK
7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / pocket fold invitatations, topper, card box, images! on: July 22, 2006 08:46:52 AM
I hope I'm not posting this several times, I posted once and thought I submitted but now it's gone! Anyways, here I go again.

I lurk here alot, but I don't have much natural crafting ability, but I love the ideas here and I envy all of your talent! For our upcoming wedding, hubby and I decided to try to save some money and make the following:

Invitatations :http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/jasperkat/IMG_9418.jpg
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/jasperkat/IMG_9419.jpg

Card box: http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/jasperkat/IMG_9421.jpg

Cake topper: http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c396/jasperkat/IMG_9423.jpg

The cake topper was Razzly's idea, from a thread awhile back. Everyone I show it to really like it, so thank you so much for the cute idea, Razzly! I hope I'm not violating board etiquette by stealing your idea?  Undecided

The card box matches our cake, and I may have seen that idea here, as well. I can't find the thread though, so if it was your idea, I'm sorry for not giving you credit.

Honest opinions? The invites have already gone out, but if anyone can see improvements to be made on the box or topper, please let me know!

-JK
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