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5291  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Backing a cotton quilt with flannel on: January 15, 2007 06:40:00 PM
Quote from: lissaj
Pre-wash both front and back ca few times before basting and you should be fine.  Flannel doesn't  look brand new after washing though, but if it's just for you then no problem.  Also, I have heard not to use sheets to back quilts because they are a different thread count than quilting/decent cotton fabric and over time the front a back will shrink and wear differently.

I have washed all the fabric already so the shrinking should be out.  This is a quilt for me and hubby on our bed so it won't get lots of use - it's more to look pretty - so I think that using a sheet should be okay.

Thanks to everyone for their advice.
5292  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Needle box (with a twist) on: January 15, 2007 04:09:03 PM
That is so cool! 

You say that the patterns can be ordered?  Would you pretty please post a link?

The company is not on the internet.
5293  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Needle box (with a twist) on: January 15, 2007 04:02:16 PM
Added Nov. 29, 2007 - I was back at this same craft show and bought another kit and the designers told me they now have a website.  It's http://needleboxesetc.com/

In December I was at a large craft show and came across a booth with a product I had never seen before.  They offered either the completed project or the pattern to make one.  Being the crafty person I am (and cheap), I decided to buy the pattern and make it myself.

The lady who sold it to me said that it should take about 4 hours (but it took me way longer) and the only thing I needed to provide was the material and white craft glue.  There is no sewing involved in this, just gluing

This is the outside of my needle box

From the side:

                                   

This is called a six sided box and they had many more patterns - a light house, outhouse, bird house, dog house, 8 sided box, 4 sided box and ones they call grandma and grand-daughter boxes.  I think I'm going to be ordering more from them!
5294  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quilt Challenge #1 on: January 15, 2007 03:53:56 PM
This is my entry into this challenge:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=145914.0
5295  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Quilt Challenge #1: Teeny Jewel Tone Basics! on: January 15, 2007 03:35:14 PM
Beautiful!! and lots of work, I'm sure  Grin
5296  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I bought 150 2 1/2 inch squares now what.Whats your favorite ??? on: January 14, 2007 04:25:55 PM
I received a bunch of 4" squares in a swap earlier this summer and used them to make a quilt.  I just laid them out in a pattern I liked, sewed them together in strips and then sewed those stripes together - it took no time at all to make a small quilt top.  That's what I would do - then, when finished, add a border and you have yourself a small lap quilt!
5297  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Backing a cotton quilt with flannel on: January 14, 2007 04:23:15 PM
I'm still working on my purple/yellow quilt but have a question about the backing.  I have a large flannel sheet that, color wise, would make a great backing for my quilt but I don't know how good it would work.  Has anyone ever backed a cotton fronted quilt with flannel?  I guess I'm concerned that the flannel might shrink more than the cotton whenever I wash it and also how well does flannel quilt.  Any suggestions or ideas would be much appreciated.
5298  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Quilt Block of the Month Craftalong on: January 14, 2007 01:32:12 PM
Quote from: faunal
Homerof2, I love all of your blocks!  Are you intending to put a larger border around your quilt or will you leave it small size?

I'm going to put enough of a border on it so that it's the size of a lap quilt - I'm thinking it needs to be about 5" wide.

Quote
Anyway, I'm just about done with all of my blocks.  Here are a few more.  I made a mistake on the Christmas block, but if no one else can find it, I'm not going to go back and redo the block.

Fantastic squares!  Two comments - what month is the frog from (I'm thinking the applique month) and I, too, can see the mistake on the December square but maybe once it's together and you don't tell people, no one will notice.


5299  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Ribbon bikini top on: January 14, 2007 01:21:32 PM
Quote from: RonnieCat
That is so cute!  however, you probably wouldn't want to wear it without lining it or something - if cut-up trash bags are itchy, than ribbon must be even worse!

I'm sure this would be very itchy but I'll never know since it's about the size a five year old would wear!
5300  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: One Tiny Thing Round 10 - Signups Closed, Mail out by January 30 on: January 13, 2007 01:16:42 PM
This swap is now full - I'm working on getting partners out today and/or tomorrow.

I'll do my best in the partner matching - I found it wasn't as easy as I thought it might be and hopefully everyone will be happy with who they get.  I did my best to follow any requests (such as not shipping outside your country), etc.
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