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1  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Secret Santa in July Swap Party (sign-ups to May 28th; Send-outs July 1st) on: May 14, 2010 02:07:56 PM
I'm so in on this one- I will be working on my questionnaire this weekend!


2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Make your own changing pad... on: February 20, 2009 02:33:24 PM
Thanks for the GREAT idea! I bought some bath mats on clearance at Kohls for less than $5 each and some fabric at JoAnn's today.  I have a baby shower next weekend and this will be a great gift to go with the diaper wipes warmer I bought off their gift registry!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Another postage stamp quilt square swap? on: January 30, 2009 02:05:05 PM
Great, this is exactly why I logged on to Craftster today!  I need more squares!  I am interested in a swap.  I can swap squares with several partners, as many as you want.. last time I think we had 10 partners, swapping between 20-60 squares.  I also did a couple personal swaps.  Great way to build up a supply for my quilt!

I would love to if i could find an easier way to cut the fabric.
dose anyone know any different ways??

Here's how I do it:

Take your fabric and fold it in half and perhaps half again depending on how big your ruler is and how much fabric you have.  For example, a fat quarter folded in half is easy to manage with a 12" see-through ruler.  Just be very careful when lining the fabric up, you don't want any wonky folds or bulges messing you up. 

Then, using a rotary cutter and a gridded self-healing mat, cut the fabric into 1 1/2" strips, keeping the strips carefully lined up so your stacks remain straight.  You might want to just do one strip at a time until you get the hang of it. 

Finally, cut the strips into 1 1/2" squares.  Use your first cut to create a straight edge.  Again, it's important to keep the fabric straight so your squares aren't messed up.  I lined up my strips with the grid on my mat.  I've gotten to the point that I line up 3 or 4 strips before I cut the squares so I wind up cutting a whole bunch of squares at once. 

There you go!

I'll be watching this thread, I'm definitely signing up for the swap!

4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scrap Fabric Swap Rd. 2 CLOSED sendouts Sept 8th on: September 19, 2008 06:38:28 PM
Haha- I need a nudge to straighten my craft room too.  My cousins wedding was the 7th and I can't seem to locate my camera since then.  I'll have to use my phone to take pics if I don't find it soon.

My package from baa-me-chick has a fabric that matches a quilt I'm making- in fact, I'm wondering if they're in the same line.  I think I'll use it to make a matching pillow or something along those lines.

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: The Happy Housewife Gallery! on: August 30, 2008 12:53:07 AM
Everything is so beautiful- especially the little angel!
6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Scrap Fabric Swap Rd. 2 Signups Aug 13-Sept 1 sendouts Sept 8th on: August 22, 2008 09:40:08 PM
YAY!  I'm in Smiley  I have a good deal of left over scraps from projects I would like to include....LITERAL scraps, think strips and stuff smaller than 4x4...would anyone be interested in receiving them from me?  Scrap quilts or scrap scarves, anyone?

I would love smaller scraps.  I have a postage stamp quilt in the planning and gathering scraps stages, so the more scraps the better.  I only need to be able to cut 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" squares.  I'm trying to get as many different fabrics as possible, so I would definitely be happy with the smaller pieces...

I have lots of yardage that I plan on cutting into- I just did that with my sister and her two sisters-in-law.  I used flat rate boxes and crammed a ton of fabric in there- there were 6 inch cuts from yardages of probably 80 fabrics (or more- I didn't count but I have LOTS of fabric) and I still had to put some fillers in there so I'm going to sign up for the envelope option!

Guess I'd better go fill out the questionnaire before I get too ahead of myself!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Glass transfer? on: July 28, 2008 09:32:14 PM
Check out a product called Lazertran transfer paper.  I haven't used it myself, but I read about it in a book called "The New Book of Image Transfer" by Debba Haupert.  Here's a quote:

"no matter what kind of image you start with-a photograph, a charcoal rubbing, a magazine clipping, anything!-you can apply a copy of that image in all its detail and color to almost any surface."

Sounds (and looks, from the projects in the book) like what you're looking for  Smiley

8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Naughty Words Need Love Too! Sign ups are CLOSED>>> on: June 13, 2008 01:39:39 PM
I can ship out on Monday.  I'm waiting to hear back from DoxieMommy for some sizing info, but if I don't hear from her soon I'll just wing it or make something else that doesn't need sizes...

Have a bitchin' weekend if you don't hear from me  Cool
9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Dotee Doll Mini Art Doll Swap - signups CLOSED - sendouts 6/30 on: June 07, 2008 05:34:56 AM
I am swimming in ideas here!  I *love* quick but creative projects!  I have tons of fabric so that won't be a problem no matter what kinds of stuff I decide to do.. must go shop my stash...

I'll be in my sewing room if anyone needs me Smiley
10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Postage Stamp Square Swap~SIGNUP JUNE 1-8, 2008 on: June 03, 2008 10:04:53 AM
I sent in my info.. yeah!  I did the last one (so did audrey1999: hello!)

I went pretty crazy cutting squares for the last swap, so I have tons of squares ready to go. 

I haven't started my quilt yet as I want to get a better square stash going and I have another quilt that I haven't finished (which is my first quilt to do on my own from beginning to end, wish me luck!) 

I'm sure I'll join all these swaps for some time coming!  If anyone wants to do a personal swap for more squares, you just let me know!

Looking forward to swapping this round  Smiley

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