A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 307,982
Currently Running With Scissors:
396 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 26
1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 2016 QuiltAlong, now with prizes! on: Today at 11:54:36 AM
That rule of S sounds familiar  Tongue And by the time I'm ready to bind the quilt, I too have that feeling that the worst is over now!

I can't really think of any larger space that I could use, but my living room is just big enough to baste a quilt this size, if I push some furniture to the side of the room. I've moved my desk away from the wall so there's space for the quilt to hang down at the back.

Renting time on a long arm or having someone quilt it on a long arm is probably the best solution, but it's so expensive that I can't really afford to do that on a regular basis. For a real heirloom quilt it would definitely be worth the money though, it looks gorgeous. So far I've mostly hand quilted larger projects but I'm starting to appreciate the look of machine quilting more and more.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 2016 QuiltAlong, now with prizes! on: Today at 10:40:22 AM
It seems everyone has been busy swapping recently!

I have a practical quilting question: how do you all make larger (bed sized) quilts? I'm currently trying to baste, quilt and bind a 1,50 by 2 meter quilt top and the size is really discouraging me. It's just so big. Anyone have any good tips?
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: August 27, 2016 08:49:08 AM
I love the tiny heart fabric Quaggy!

I received from Amazon warrior and Averia this week. These are from Amazon warrior:

and she also sent me a really nice piece of fabric that also happens to match a stitched picture that I made years ago and never actually finished up.


These are from Averia. Look at the pieced ones!!!!


Thank you both so much! Smiley
4  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups closed;Send-out by August 20, 2016 on: August 20, 2016 08:47:58 AM
I've sent out the last ones today. Just in time for the deadline!

5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: August 17, 2016 01:35:10 PM
Yeah I loved the flamingo as well, and the owl. Again I received lots of animal fabrics, there were 2 more fish fabrics and a bee fabric in there as well. I'm sure both sloth and quaggy have a great stash of fabrics - I'd love to take a peek into everyone's craft space!

I also like that the bigger pieces of fabric give more opportunities for fussy cutting. I had some trouble cutting fabrics for the tiny hexies because I'd pick a nice fabric and then it turned out to be impossible to cut it in a way that does some justice to the nice design. I do think smaller hexies are easier to sew though. Maybe one day in the very far away future I'll pick up a 3/4" project  Grin
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: August 17, 2016 11:18:37 AM
From Quaggy:




Lots of extras, I stitched some of them already as I had some templates left over. I just noticed that my templates have slightly curled. I'm not sure how that happened, maybe it's because of the glue? I hope it didn't happen in any of the templates I sent to you all.
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap Gallery on: August 14, 2016 10:27:02 AM


From sloth! Thank you  Grin I love them all, especially the different animals. They also got here pretty fast.
8  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups closed;Send-out by August 20, 2016 on: August 14, 2016 09:45:07 AM
I came home from my trip to find mail from Canada on my doormat! Thank you sloth! They are all really nice, one of the animal fabrics is my favourite one, but I keep changing my mind which one  Grin I'll post pics in the gallery later today.
9  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups closed;Send-out by August 20, 2016 on: August 11, 2016 12:17:49 PM
It's pretty bad when they can't even deliver a regular envelope properly Sad

I'm up north for a few days and I just noticed a quilting shop across the street from the hotel! Of course, after all this de-stashing, I urgently need to visit a quilt shop tomorrow morning straight after breakfast  Grin
10  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: EPP Hexie Fabric Swap! Sign-ups closed;Send-out by August 20, 2016 on: August 10, 2016 01:39:03 AM
I tend to cut on my ironing board, because I can easily set it to the right height. Larger pieces of fabric I take to my sewing class and cut there. My teacher is roughly the same size and she has a giant cutting table at the right height. Basically that's just a table top attached to the wall like this https://vdm.praxiscdn.nl/vdm/media/picture/picture/1823/40387cb1c9b6b15abbd006bbbd2bf454.jpg?fingerprint=0d3dee0f7317f166cf924b13cf7ef8f8&id=1823&galleryType=tutorial  (random picture from the internet, not hers) I think this is a pretty cheap and easy way to get a table at the right height.

And MareMare, your friend is really crazy talented Shocked
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 26


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Squash and Onion Galette
@Home This Weekend: Etched Glasses
Horror Movie Crafts

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.