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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Free Motion Quilting Practice Potholder on: September 30, 2015 11:44:17 AM
Such a good idea for using a practice swatch!  And now I'm going to have to look and see if I've got a bias binding foot: I didn't know there was such a thing.

I didn't know there was such a thing, either, until I came across a site that proclaimed it had the easiest way to attach binding. When I saw the foot they used, it looked sort of familiar, so when I dug through my sewing supplies, I was delighted to see that I actually owned one. I don't know if it came with the machine, or if I bought it separately (I don't remember buying it, but it was in its own little bag). It definitely made the job much easier!
22  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: September 30, 2015 11:41:58 AM
Thanks, mistress_batty!

And, I was wondering if they were big enough to make a little box or basket from (I wasn't sure if they were big enough for a tissue box cover).
23  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Choose to Be Happy on: September 30, 2015 11:40:09 AM
Thanks, HSG! It's definitely a little wobbly looking, but I didn't want to draw lines on the paint, so I can live with it. Smiley
24  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: September 29, 2015 07:11:09 PM
Prompt:  September Battle Royale- GOOD!
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: UFO (this was supposed to be for a prompt in one of the earlier games), Community
Project Name: Cooking with Yoda
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440891.0
Brief Description: I needed a gift for my brother and/or SIL, and I thought I'd make a potholder to go with the Star Wars apron I gave them a couple of years ago. Yoda is definitely good Smiley So, after making a practice potholder (see below), I jumped right in to something a little more difficult because, why not? Cheesy
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Prompt:  Free Range Crafting (project #2)
Team: Textbook
Bonus Points: UFO (was originally for the Sword Swallower prompt in the previous round), Community
Project Name: Free Motion Quilting Practice Potholder
Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=440889.0
Brief Description: I've wanted to learn how to free-motion quilt for a while, and I figured a small potholder was a good way to give it a go. There's definitely an art to making nice even stitches! I also learned how to use a bias tape foot to attach the bias binding and make a mitered corner!
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25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2015 --September 1 - November 30, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: September 29, 2015 07:01:16 PM
DearBluebird, what a gorgeous set of inchies! Must have taken quite a while to crank out that many!

mistress_batty, I really like the plastic canvas squares. So cheery! What do you plan to do with them?
26  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Cooking with Yoda on: September 29, 2015 06:55:17 PM
After my recent attempt at free-motion quilting, I decided to jump right in to something a little more challenging. A couple of years ago, I gave my brother and sister-in-law a Star Wars apron for Christmas. I figured they needed a potholder to match. I finally had the courage to try it!

I found a stencil of Yoda (it's a pumpkin carving stencil from stencilry.org), and printed it to the size I needed. I used a layer of black fabric and batting backed by a piece of muslin, and pinned the stencil image to the top. Then, I stitched away! I stitched each section separately, and pulled the threads to the back to keep it looking nice and tidy.

I used my Silhouette to cut the words from the fabric (backed by Wonder Under) and ironed them on. Sadly, the 'U' shifted, but it was ironed on and I couldn't move it. It's a little irritating (and my brother will surely notice and comment), but I didn't have the time (or patience) to cut the letters again. I also didn't have more Wonder Under, now that I think of it. I messed up the cutting on the first try (I forgot a step), and had to start it a second time, so there was no way I was doing it for a third time! I then used a small zig-zag stitch to secure the letters. The back is also a "sandwich" of the top, batting, and muslin. Stitching inside the B and R was a bit of a challenge, but you can only see the wonkiness if you look closely.

I had intended to bind it with black bias tape, but I couldn't find the package I bought, which turned out to be okay because I realized (when I found a package of yellow) that it wasn't 100% cotton, and may have burned or melted. So, I stitched, turned, and topstitched in the green thread.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the results, and I think my brother and SIL will really like it!
27  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Free Motion Quilting Practice Potholder on: September 29, 2015 06:42:26 PM
I've wanted to give free-motion quilting a try for a while now, but was very intimidated by it. To get over my fear, I attempted to free-motion quilt a potholder. I figured if it didn't come out well that it was only going to get used in my kitchen, so it didn't matter. It turned out that my friend wanted it, so I had to make sure it didn't come out too badly Smiley  It's not perfect, but it isn't bad for a first attempt!

First, I pieced together a bunch of scrap pieces of fabric leftover from when I made a set of kitchen towels (the plan was to have a potholder to match, but I'm happy my friend liked it enough to want it, because I missed her birthday, so it became her gift Grin ).

Then, I drew on some random squiggles with a pencil. Next, I pinned and clipped the heck out of it so the layers wouldn't shift. I also learned how to use my bias tape foot (which I didn't even realize I had until about 2 weeks ago... amazing what you find when you clean out the sewing box!). You can see the quilting better on the "back" side of the potholder and I definitely got better as I went. I even managed to make a decent mitered corner!

I might still have some very small scraps of the printed fabrics, and if I get some more solid orange, I can make another one for myself!
28  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: September 28, 2015 06:18:57 PM
The hats I'm making would fit one of the prompts but they're not going anywhere anytime soon Smiley

Same here! It's always the monthly Battle Royale that I stress over... In a good way, of course.

I also have a couple of September projects to post, but I won't have time until the weekend.
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: September 28, 2015 04:15:57 PM
I'm setting aside the hats I'm working on to make my Good VS Evil project so that it's done by the end of the month Smiley

I'd rather be working on a hat, but the one I have in progress doesn't fit the prompt. So, sewing it is. Now that I've finished dinner, I can get to it!
30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: September 28, 2015 03:00:01 PM
I almost forgot that I needed to finish my Good vs Evil Battle entry! It's half finished, but I have a couple of hours of work that still need doing. I just got home, so I think I'll be making soup tomorrow night instead of tonight Smiley The sewing machine awaits!
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