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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: "What do YOU Journal About?!" Ideas thread! on: September 15, 2013 03:52:19 PM
Jillie, this is one of the most memorable posts I've ever read.  I still use your little numbering trick, and just came back here to re-read your post after all these years.  I would've been smart to keep all of my book notes in my journal with everything else!  (Since learning your page numbering system that might actually be possible.  I was always afraid if I mixed anything in, I'd never find it again.)  I have all of my book notes in separate files.  Kinda crazy.  Roll Eyes
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Nonskid? on: November 08, 2012 06:03:10 AM
The crafters here are all so creative!!  I would never, ever have thought of caulking!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Nonskid? on: November 03, 2012 02:40:12 PM
It might!  Thanks. Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Alterations to motorcycle vest on: October 31, 2012 08:48:24 AM
Oh, a cobbler is a great suggestion!  He'd be far more familiar with working with leather than the average tailor.
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pressing straight to get perfect seams on: October 30, 2012 12:32:04 PM
If you can't find the metal ruler, I wonder if stiff cardboard would work?  Linen can be pretty ornery like that!
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice for simplicity special cutting notes on: October 30, 2012 12:29:20 PM
The others have all answered the question well, but sometimes hearing things explained different ways helps, so I will add my explanation to the mix.  You will fold the fabric and cut out all the other pieces as shown, leaving a space for that piece.  Then unfold the fabric and pin that piece into place and cut it out.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: A lil help plz: How do I cut my fabric if my center-back is tapered?? on: October 30, 2012 12:25:51 PM
I don't exactly understand what you're trying to do, either.  I can envision three possibilities:

1) The center back line is tapered, but it's still a straight line, to be cut on the fold.  In this case, you would line it up completely along the fold, and it's not supposed to necessarily be quite on-grain.

2) The center back line is not a completely straight line, in which case it's not physically possible to line it up (or at least, not all of it) along the fold.

3) The center back should be a straight line along the grain, but then the back of the jacket is tapered by sewing in a dart after cutting.

If there's another option, I'm not envisioning it, so I'm not sure how to help. ??
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Alterations to motorcycle vest on: October 30, 2012 12:21:27 PM
Is the snap sewn on, or is it attached like blue jean buttons/snaps?  I don't know a lot about sewing with leather, but I would think it would be tricky to replace, because it's probably not stitched.

As for adding a zippered layer - I think that would be possible.  It looks like there's a seam just outside the button placket, and I think a good tailor could sew the inner layer on in such a way that it follows that seam.
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Nonskid? on: October 30, 2012 12:17:18 PM
Now that you mention it, I've heard of that for footed pajamas.  I wonder if it would work on such a large scale?

(I remember when my mom used to decorate sweatshirts for us with that stuff!)
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Nonskid? on: October 29, 2012 03:48:29 PM
I want to make a hopscotch mat for my children to use indoors, and I want it to be washable.  However, we have all hard-surface floors (no carpets) and I obviously don't want this to slide when the children jump on it!

I would love any suggestions for non-skid (or low-skid) fabric to use for the backing (the stuff for pajama feet is way too narrow), and/or a way to weight it well so it won't slide around.

I might have to resort to using that non-slip stuff you put under rugs, but I'd rather build the non-skid into the mat itself, if there's a way.
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