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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Gouache as Face Paint? on: March 03, 2010 12:28:36 PM
Gouache as face paint - pros and cons?

Will it run if I am dancing (and sweating) -- this is my main concern.

- L
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: sticking completed squares to fabric on: June 04, 2009 09:00:07 PM
Thank you for both of your replies! I thought that maybe it was flannel (I saw it a year or so ago so I couldn't remember very well) but just checking to see if it isn't some magic fabric that costs an arm and a leg per yard.

3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / sticking completed squares to fabric on: June 03, 2009 08:38:28 PM
Hi Craftster Quilters!

I was in the quilt room of my great aunt's house and she had this nifty fabric hanging on the wall.. you could take your completed squares and place it on the fabric and it would stick (without much effort/pinning/adhesive/anything).

Do you know what I'm talking about? Am I talking crazy talk? It was soft and I can't figure out what fabric it is.

If you know the fabric, how much of a quilt can it hold? Is it only supposed to be used with just a few quilt squares at a time?

Thanks in advance for any help!!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / unitard on: March 28, 2009 01:40:44 AM
Hey Crochet Craftsters -

Do you have a pattern for a sleeved unitard (with fairly substantial holes - like fishnets, but... maybe the holes would be a little bigger than a postage stamp - not tiny fishnet holes).


5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / twisted lining in one sleeve of my coat on: October 28, 2008 09:08:37 AM

I purchased a raincoat from an online shop and one sleeve has lining that is so twisted that it actually twists itself closed when I try to put my arm all the way through.  I was afraid of trying to twist the outside of the sleeve so I could put my arm through (I thought it would get caught like one of those fingertraps I had as a kid) but I was eventually successful except then the actual sleeve was all twisted.

Anyway - the company refunded my money and now I have this defective (but cute) raincoat.  Any tips on how to fix this?  I have a sewing machine at home (2000 miles away) so my current (and only) thought was to cut it in a straight line (around the lining), untwist it, and sew it back together.

But I waited before messing it up further so I could hear your ideas.  Do I need to take apart this coat to really fix it?  Should I just bring it to a tailor?

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / ... I've (potentially) made a huge mistake (not pre-washing fabric) on: June 30, 2008 06:42:55 PM
So I've been chugging along on my grandmothers flower garden quilt for a present I plan on giving my friend in November and I just realized something really dumb.  I didn't prewash the fabric. 

It's hand-pieced and I have a good chunk of it done.  What should I do?  I have a knot in my stomach thinking of what will happen if it ever gets washed.

Can you give a quilt to a friend and say to not wash it?  It would be nice washed since it will be softer and not look as new...

What do I do?  Should I wash all of the pieces now (by hand) with some gentle detergent?

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / using a longer zipper and making it short? on: December 23, 2007 10:13:43 AM
so i should just go out and buy a shorter zipper, but it's snowing, it's a few days before christmas, and i figure i might as well ask the friendly folks at craftster if i can do this... can i take the 1 zipper i have (12 inches, i think) and shorten it?  can i just cut it and use less zipper?  i have no idea what i'm doing.  please don't mock my stupid question.

it's just so snowy outside and i don't want to drive anywhere.

8  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Fridge-Scrabble for Christmas on: December 20, 2007 07:54:19 AM
AAAAAH this is an awesome idea!!!
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Photograph Graduation Quilt (image heavy) on: May 14, 2007 10:32:18 PM
That is such a neat idea!  I was looking for a father's day gift for my dad this summer, and I thought about making a quilt for my parent's cabin in the woods, but one with photos of the fam would really be cool! 

Thanks for sharing!!!

BTW, for those looking to do this yourself, you can use photo transfer paper for the pictures.  I've done it with smaller items and its pretty in expensive for a small project.  You print an image onto a piece of iron-on transfer paper, and then use your iron to transfer the image to white material.  I typically use a white twin bedsheet for the fabric. 

i think for quilts the better way to go is printable fabric if you want to wash it.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Photograph Graduation Quilt (image heavy) on: May 13, 2007 11:19:16 AM
I like how they form a border and look like fabric from far away.  Neat quilt.
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