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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Top is pieced... questions about batting! on: September 30, 2007 10:23:23 AM
I'm making a quilt out of Threadless tees, and now that I've got the top pieced together (just have to add the border), I really need to figure out what to do about the inside!

Here's the quilt so far:


Each square is 10"x10", and because the squares all have different printed patterns, I don't want the quilting stitches to be prominent or complicated. I was thinking about stitching in the ditch (would require batting that would allow quilting up to 10" apart), or maybe quilting on each side of the seams (in that case, I guess I'd have to get a quilting foot?).

I'll be doing machine quilting (I've got a Pfaff with a walking foot).

My problem is that I want low loft batting, but I'm having trouble finding low lofts that are for machine/all-purpose quilting and can be quilted far apart.

Sometimes the package doesn't even specify how far apart it needs to be quilted - any ideas on what the guidelines are for unspecified quilting?  Huh

I'm also looking for something that can be machine washed regularly. I'm flexible on whether the batting is cotton or synthetic.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tote bag made from a denim skirt on: September 29, 2007 04:51:53 PM
I had a long denim skirt that was a size too large for me - and not particularly flattering. So I cut it up, added some fabric I had bought in Senegal, and ended up making it into a reversible tote bag for a friend!

The bonus to using a denim skirt is that there are pre-sewn, functional pockets. Grin

Front:


Back:


Modeling the reverse side:
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nightie made from a Threadless tee! on: September 28, 2007 08:32:25 PM
There's this Threadless tee, Insomnia, that was just begging to be made into a nightie.

So I bought a guy's 2XL, brought out my sewing machine, and got to work!

The light green accents were cut from another t-shirt.

The front of the nightie:


The back of the nightie:


And for reference, here is the original shirt:


I've been modifying my tees slightly for a bit, but this was the first time I made clothing from a t-shirt. I think I might be hooked, though!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My apartment - before and after! *lots of pics!* on: June 08, 2007 03:35:24 PM
Hi all, I'm new but after reading through other posts I decided I couldn't wait to show off some of my work too. Grin

I'm a nester, and I LOVE color - as these pics can attest to! This is work that my husband and I did when we moved in... well, he did the one-color painting and installed hardware, and I did the rolling/ragging painting, mural, sewed all the hanging curtains, and decorating and whatnot. It's been almost 2 years these photographs were, but this is pretty much how things still look (maybe I'll take updated pics at some point).

Befores are on the left, afters on the right - and click pictures to see a larger size. Smiley

Living room:





Kitchen:



Dining Room:



Study:



Hallway:



Bathroom (I was really happy with how the mural came out!):



Bedroom:

5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Hi all! =^.^= on: June 08, 2007 02:49:26 PM
I just found out about this site today from Amalia (someone I know on another site - not sure how often she posts here).

Anyway, this looks like an amazing forum! Right now I'm mostly looking for t-shirt recon ideas (and wow, there are a lot of great ones!), but in general I like to be crafty. Wink

I look forward to getting to know you! Grin
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