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21  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: for the velvet/patchwork lovers on: March 22, 2005 03:49:37 PM
Just cut everything into sqaures and rectangles, and add long strips if you need to--if you do panels that are 15 x however long, then sew those panels together it's much easier. Don't complicate things for yourself by trying to match edges of uneven shapes. :>
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: for the velvet/patchwork lovers on: March 20, 2005 06:45:01 PM
It's sort of a combination---fitted at the shoulders, but flaring out more so that it's about 3/4 of a circle. The hood was just hit and miss for sizing--i find mosty patterns don't make them deep enough or "tall" enough. The trick to piecing that much is to make panels of yardage up first of your patchwork, sew them into a piece big enough for your pattern, then cut out the shape--you'd drive yourself crazy piecing to make the shape!  Another trick is to make a bunch of panels with larger pieces, then cut them up and sew them back together alternating--looks like lots of intricate pieces then! I used squares as small as 3" and chunks as big as 2 feet by 3 feet. I found a cotton bedspread/couch cover that i used for the lining--warm, easy to sew, cheap and big enough. Hope this helps---and enjoy yourself!! The weight is such that it is VERY warm, great for extra bedding while camping if you're in the SCA.
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / New knitter, not a knitter maybe reposting on: March 19, 2005 08:50:51 AM
I can only knit 40 foot scarves in a basic stitch. I can however crochet. Now i can combine both and *really* go to town in an amazing way--has anyone seen this site? Does anyone work with way? I just thought it was totally awesome and if it's a repost, so be it, but check out this site, has a wonderful array of links too  http://www.eject.com.au/e-motive/prudence/menu.htm
24  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: Who makes those skeleton pillows? (PLEASE HELP ME!!!) on: February 22, 2005 09:25:40 AM
I'll be adding cushions and jackets soon to my website that feature bones---advance taste is at http://arleebarr.squarespace.com/display/ShowGallery?moduleId=44695&galleryId=10287
25  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: PMC - in vancouver on: January 24, 2005 08:22:15 PM
smaller stores sometimes are more "up" on new product though--just go throughthe phonebook
26  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: PMC - in vancouver on: January 24, 2005 07:19:26 AM
Beading stores? There's *got* to be somebody! (I'm actually on the Sunshine Coast in Sechelt and haven't been over since before Christmas....)
27  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: PMC - in vancouver on: January 23, 2005 06:54:45 PM
Did you try Michael's?
28  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: Who makes those skeleton pillows? (PLEASE HELP ME!!!) on: January 22, 2005 07:15:21 PM
Thanks! there was nothing but a date on their website last time I checked.

what's the web address please?
29  CANADA / British Columbia / Re: PMC - in vancouver on: January 22, 2005 07:12:46 PM
If i knew what it was....... Huh
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Free Purse Patterns On the Web on: January 10, 2005 07:54:53 AM
Thanks hon! Anykine isn't mine though, but i can still ask and help if you had a problem--what part threw you for a loop?
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