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11  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Stack 'n Slash Quilt on: July 26, 2004 11:00:36 AM
Really really nice quilt!
I've done a similar technique once before, but it didn't turn out near as creative looking. Perhaps because I had only four fabrics?? who knows.
this is deffinately making me want to try it again....
hmm...rainy day here...I think I'll head home to my sewing machine now...!!
thanks!
12  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Paper Piecing! on: June 04, 2004 01:18:52 PM
That does look awesome!

Checked out the paper-piecing site... looks easy enough.. think I'll have to try it!! you know how it is with those projects that "look easy"!! Tongue
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: intricate but quick, simple quilt pattern on: June 04, 2004 12:48:47 PM
A quilt in a night is totally do-able!!!
(think small!!)
You could find a block design you like, make one or a few, and make a small quilt (I'm talkin' pillowcase size!).  I think it would be an excellent project - an all nighter quilting bee!
If you pulled off a few mini-quilts, you might be able to patch 'em all together for a full size after a week or so!
14  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mixing fabric types in quilting on: June 04, 2004 12:45:14 PM
I'm also no mad professional, but I think you've got more leeway than you might assume..
The last quilt I made had some applique designs in the main frame, I used 2nd hand velvet shirts and fleece and cottons, etc... It's held up pretty good.
Perhaps the main consideration is what is the life expectancy/purpose of this quilt? If it's for a baby quilt, it probably will get washed quite a bit, but only for a couple of years until the lil' un sprouts legs. If it's a wall hanging quilt, work away on any old fabrics!! If it's long-term endurance you're after, the more cotton prints, the better.
Mixing fabrics for small embellishments and non-structural pieces should be no worries...
g'luck!
15  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: wal mart.... on: June 03, 2004 12:41:56 PM
about the cheap walmart patterns : for anyone who cares, and I'm not saying everyone does, do a search under Why Wal Mart is Evil and see what  comes up. I would personally feel much better about my projects to make my own pattern than to know I helped enslave Indonesia just to make some crafty shorts...
On the other hand, I know we ain't rich mommas...
just speculatin' and advocatin' the information. decide for yourself.

16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Book Bag on: June 03, 2004 11:58:08 AM
Hey this rules!! I discovered this thread vicariously through librarian.net . I help run a little sprout of a library called Bad Books in Dublin, Ireland and have been trying to conjure up a snazzy sort of book bag... I'm deffinately going to give this a try!!!
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