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41  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113 & 114 Gallery & Discussion (April 2015) on: May 11, 2015 03:26:09 PM
that hoopla is great!
42  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: The Darker Side of Disney swap on: May 11, 2015 03:19:17 PM
oh yes cruella de ville and maleficient..definitely cool
43  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects 2015 --POST YOUR 2015 Lists on: May 11, 2015 03:17:36 PM
I am not sure, kookalo but it looks to me like you have too much fabric at the top as it goes into the waistband and that the rise (the measurment from crotch to waistband) is a bit too short. There are a couple of good fitting books around, if you haven't it fgured out by next weekend, shoot me a pm and I will consult my books (I won't have access to them until friday)
44  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: The Terry Pratchett tribute Swap (SU 04/20-04/30; SO 05/30/15) on: May 11, 2015 08:52:12 AM
I do like apples...apples are good things.
45  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: The Terry Pratchett tribute Swap (SU 04/20-04/30; SO 05/30/15) on: May 11, 2015 04:17:46 AM
time to check in folks, let me know that you are all still thinking/participating..

I spend a weekend of craft...it was fun..all Pratchett themed, just one more thing to do and then I will be ready to send. And I realised I hadn't read the second long earth book and found it in the library...happy days!
46  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Beltane Merrymaking Gallery - WWP Swap 56 on: May 09, 2015 06:17:09 AM
So after an agonising wait of a week to open my package from Wulf (I was away from home and knew it had been delivered to a neighbour) I got to open it this morning..it was totally worth the wait..

He made me this set of four lanterns, they are amazing and very clever, he had to design them so that they were collapsible for shipping, so they are the lightest silk, all completely hand made with dowel and tin. And the best bit, he carved the stamps of the sun and moon..and then sent me the stamps too

these are the two stamps in a lovely tarot deck pouch (really need this!) and look at the lovely card!

And if that weren't enough, 'in lieu' of chocolate, he sent me two crafting books!! I love craft books with an unseemly passion, sewing and printmaking..perfect...I would take books over chocolate any day.

Thank you so so much Wulf, it was a blast swapping with you, as always.


47  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: OWS Round 113 & 114 Gallery & Discussion (April 2015) on: May 08, 2015 06:12:32 AM
Freezer paper makes stenciling so easy and fun!  The only bummer is that you can't reuse it

actually I have managed to reuse stencils once more. It depends on the complexity though. if you take them off really carefully, there is enough stick left to reuse them..the key is not to tear them. I stencilled two kids tee-shirts for Gavagi for this round (forgot to take pix. Gavagai if you have some can you post?) they are a good example of the kind that are simply impossible to take off without tearing. It is always worth a go!
48  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2015 Annual DeStash-Along on: May 07, 2015 03:33:51 PM
Oooh nice jeans...want!
49  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quick applique question! HALP! on: May 07, 2015 03:09:19 PM
I am not sure I completely understand your question, but I dont sew anything that is hidden, I fuse everything and then sew at the end..but then i am with slothy I take the easy route too
50  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: another 'how the feck do I quilt this?'...short arm only (Not mine, the machine) on: May 07, 2015 03:01:57 PM
I like the mix of crosses and boxes, adds fun and interest and isn't quite so optically crazy. I didn't quite get why you got crosses instead of boxes...then realized (with squinting) that it's whether you cut the stripes across the wide part of the triangle (boxes) or vertically (crosses). I'll have to remember that next time I try something like this.

Maybe simply stitching in the ditch on every other square would let you fudge the top around a bit and let it be a bit wonky. After a few washings it will look all cozy and well loved! Or repurpose it to pillow shams and curtains to go with your next one.

yeah, the cutting of triangles with the stripes running across the point is what you need, so basically the original quilt pretty much called for discarding everything else..even if I had realised that at the start, I didn't have that many shirts and couldn't have thrown away so much fabric...

teh problem with triangles is the long side on the bias, so the feckers stretch no matter how careful you are..so squares are never square.

but I do like the idea of quilting alternate squares, although there is no actual regularity to the occurrence of the squares but it is a great idea for quilting, as long as I put enough pins in it, I should be able to quilt here and there it should be OK
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