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« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2006 03:38:59 PM »

How long would we have to do this?  I haven't embroidered in a long time so I'm not sure just how fast I can emb... Undecided
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« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2006 03:49:35 PM »

How long would we have to do this?  I haven't embroidered in a long time so I'm not sure just how fast I can emb... Undecided

Of course I could be wrong and I'm "not the boss of" this stitch-a-long.... but other "a-longs" I have been in have either been on-going or had a definite start and finish.  The color craft along has a designated color that needs to be completed each month so that's a definite deadline.  However, all of the other ones I have been in have been on-going.

My thinking is this one would be on-going because there isn't really an exact item to be completed in a specified time frame.  Plus then we could post 80s needlework as we complete it and more and more people could join in the fun.... 

But, as I said I'm not the boss I'm just making a guess based upon my past craft-a-longs.
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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2006 04:11:45 PM »

Ok, I chose what I wanted to do...smurfette and Pres Reagan...2 icons of that decade.
I have already printed them out.  Ok, someone help the newbie!!
How do I take them from what I printed out and get it onto my stitching fabric?
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« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2006 04:23:01 PM »

Ok, someone help the newbie!!
How do I take them from what I printed out and get it onto my stitching fabric?


You have a couple of options:

You can trace them onto your fabric using transfer paper. That is a lot like carbon paper. Here is a link to some I have used: http://www.sublimestitching.com/tools.html I have found that using a stylus or knitting needle works best to transfer/trace the images.

You can also get a transfer pen (I have had good luck with the Sulky transfer pen). What you do is trace your pattern with the pen and this turns the image into an iron on transfer.  These pens also come in white. The white pen is goopy but it works for transfering onto dark fabric.

If you have letters make sure you reverse the image before you trace and put it on the paper. They will come out backwards if you don't reverse the image first.

I'm pretty sure there are a couple of craftster threads about these techniques too. Just do a search and see what you can find.

I hope this is helpful.
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« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2006 06:44:37 PM »

I can't wait till someone posts something they've done... I botched mine sooo bad and starting over.. I used one of them iron on transfer crayons and pen and I used black thread over it and Sad the crayon didn't come out nor the pen(on my favorite 80's shirt as that!).. and it shows through behind the embroidery too thick to hide... I'm starting over... this time I'm using the press on glad stuff.
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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2006 05:07:18 AM »

I was just thinking about a time frame this morning, and I'm cool with it being an on-going stitchalong like the Aunt Martha's stitchalong Smiley 

I can't wait to see some finished projects though!  I plan on starting my Schoolhouse Rock one later tonight, since I just finished two kitchen towels for my mom's birthday from the aunt martha's patterns.
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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2006 06:22:30 AM »

I was just thinking about a time frame this morning, and I'm cool with it being an on-going stitchalong like the Aunt Martha's stitchalong Smiley 

I can't wait to see some finished projects though!  I plan on starting my Schoolhouse Rock one later tonight, since I just finished two kitchen towels for my mom's birthday from the aunt martha's patterns.

I think I might jump on your Schoolhouse Rock bandwagon.  I think I NEED an "I'm Just a Bill" banner for my office!
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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2006 12:31:54 PM »

Ok here is the beginnings of my Hero Zero schoolhouse rock kitchen towel:

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« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2006 07:12:09 PM »

wow that looks soooo good!!! How did you transfer your design?
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« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2006 07:28:01 PM »

I decided to do smurfette and have my image put onto fabric but haven't started stitchin' yet. 
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