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11  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice for using a stretchy wadding with non-stretch top/backing. on: February 23, 2015 12:39:35 PM
Hmm I know several people that use waterproof fabric on their picnic quilts so that's not the part that's giving me pause, it's the stretchy blanket. I wouldn't use that, I would use the batting you have. Anything with stretch is just going to give you a big old headache.
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: FOC Second Chance Wishlist Swap 2015 GALLERY! on: February 21, 2015 08:07:58 PM
What a cool package! Love it!
13  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: The Official Fragrance Oil & Essential Oil Thread! on: February 21, 2015 07:55:28 PM
I don't think there's any way to extract oils from plants without super expensive and fancy equipment (and even then I think you need a huge amount of plant product to get even the tiniest bit of oil). However, you could try drying the petals to use in potpourri or make a rose water/rose hydrosol with the fresh petals. I haven't done this before but I found a tutorial here (and you could probably find more looking for the term "Hydrosol"). Once you have a Hydrosol it would be pretty easy to make into a perfume or add to a bath!

14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 6 Gallery on: February 17, 2015 11:24:35 PM
Discussion for round 8:

15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 7 Gallery! on: February 17, 2015 11:24:14 PM
new round?

16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 7 (Signups CLOSED; Sendouts Oct 21) on: February 17, 2015 11:23:10 PM
Who is up for another round??
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Mini Art Quilt Swap Round 8 on: February 17, 2015 11:22:27 PM
Hey peeps!

Who is ready for another round of the Mini Art Quilt Swap? In this swap, you send a mini quilt to a partner (no extras needed). The quilt should be between 12" x 12" and 24" x 24" and any shape that fits within those parameters is ok (a 15 inch square, an 18 x 24 inch rectangle, a 16 inch circle would all work). In this swap we give our partners a list of 5-10 themes that we would like our mini quilts to be made out of and a few other ideas as far as favorite colors, etc.

Here is the link to Round 7 and a few links from previous galleries:

Mini Art Quilt Swap 4 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 5 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 6 Gallery
Mini Art Quilt Swap 7 Gallery

My tentative plan is to have sign-ups begin on Tuesday, March 3rd, have them run for about a week and then have a 5 week crafting time. How does that sound? Or, if we wanted it to be sooner the only other option for sign-ups would be to start immediately and close next wednesday Feb 25th. I'm organizing a quilting retreat for 30 people at the end of next  week so I have to plan around that!  Let me know which sounds better!

Mini Quilt by waggonswest for MareMare in Round 7
18  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lavender Sachets on: February 14, 2015 05:14:56 AM
Ooh nice! I only had 12 FQs to begin with and have used most of it up, I've been haunting etsy though to get some more Wink
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lavender Sachets on: February 13, 2015 10:02:25 AM
So cute! And the Flora and Fauna fabric is one of my all time favorite collections!
20  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: stash busting january quilt on: February 11, 2015 12:07:56 PM
omg no! Stop torturing me! It's not pastels, she is teasing!
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