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5091  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12" Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong - MARCH on: March 01, 2007 10:56:02 AM
I finished up my March squares and here they are!

I'm not overly happy with the easy one but only because of the color of the yarn I used.


I like the experienced one but found I had to make the last row dc rather than hdc to get it large enough.


5092  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12" Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong - MARCH on: March 01, 2007 06:56:25 AM
Great job on those 2 squares lindamry - be sure to post pictures of the other ones when finished!
5093  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 12" Crochet Square of the Month Craftalong - MARCH on: February 28, 2007 10:21:47 AM
It's that time again - time for me to post 2 more squares.

I have finished the easy square for March using a 5.50 mm hook and it came out to 12".


The experience square was interesting - when you first look at the pattern you may wonder why it's under experienced because it looks fairly easy.  Don't be fooled - it's not the use of stitches but rather the way the pattern is written that led me to give it an experienced designation.  You have to do some figuring and interpreting in this pattern but it's definitely do-able.  I used a 5.00 mm hook and even though I'm not quite finished, I can already tell it's going to be a little small so I think I'll have add another row of dc.



5094  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: It's a wee to cute pig on: February 28, 2007 08:30:12 AM
I like piglet too but I'm wondering - isn't it hard to tell the time without any markers?
5095  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: My Grandfather Clock on: February 28, 2007 08:26:44 AM
I suspected when I saw the subject line it might actually involve a real grandfather and I was right - good job!
5096  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: Time Bomb on: February 28, 2007 08:24:42 AM
Great idea for a clock!!!
5097  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: High Scores with a Scrabble Clock (people, this is pic heavy) on: February 28, 2007 08:19:51 AM
Very neat idea although I would have a hard time giving up my scrabble board to make a clock  Grin
5098  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's the best way to machine quilt? on: February 27, 2007 05:36:13 PM
I can't believe you haven't received any replies to this - so let me be the first!

Quote from: sweetpea74
Is it possible to successfully machine-quilt using a regular domestic machine and not using a quilting foot? My machine is quite old (it's a Janome MyStyle 24) and I'm not sure that I can buy quilting accessories for it.

It's very possible to do this - I just finished my purple and yellow quilt and did the whole thing on a regular everyday machine.  This link shows a picture of the process:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=154585.0 and I don't have a quilting foot.  You just need to do lots and lots of pinning so it doesn't slip.  My quilt is queen sized and I used over 125 pins ($1/50 at the dollar store.)

So what's the best method to machine quilt? Straight lines, ala "stitch in the ditch", or is it possible to do wavy lines? Not quite the same as using a free motion foot, but I'm keen to give it a try!

I have done both but I like straight lines better (but that's my personality) - when I did the wavy lines, I dropped the feed dog and did them free motion.

Also, where do you start on the quilt? I've heard you should start in the centre and work your way outwards... could somebody please give me some tips?

I think you'd get different answers from each person that answered.  As I said earlier, I do most straight lines (in the ditch) and so I work from one side to the other, top to bottom or diagonal, depending on what I am stitching.  If you have it well pinned, you shouldn't have to start in the middle and work out.

Hope these comments help and that others speak up with their suggestions!
5099  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Feeling Small? IMG Heavy on: February 27, 2007 05:23:15 PM
They are both good but I love the bear.  I wisted it (new to that but I'm having fun with it)
5100  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 on: February 27, 2007 05:11:12 PM
Quote from: Dulcinea
Our ever-lovely SevsOnlyGirl has graciously agreed to give me a break, and the OWS 20 will be hers

From one older lady to another!!! (oops, sorry (not), I couldn't resist)


Now don't every one PM me saying I'm being rude - I'm older than SevsOnlyGirl and I know that both her and Dulcinea can take my comment the way it was intended!
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