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lottiebird
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2012 05:52:05 AM »

Hi everyone! I have been a lurker here for some time, but this is my first actual post!

I have 2 meters of the most beatiful white embroidery anglaise. I had to have it, even though it was expensive, but now I have no clue what to do with it! I am fairly mucky, so clothing is probably a no-no... Unless you think I could dye it?

I am moving house soon, so I might like something for my new home....

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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TFE
« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2014 03:17:05 PM »

you can make laundry baskets that everyone will use forever. fancy and practical and no obligation to wear it in public;-)
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HandmadeinHawaii
« Reply #112 on: January 31, 2015 02:25:02 PM »

I finally found this post! I was looking everywhere.
I bought this piece of faux mohair the other day. I thought it looked like the perfect skin for a plush but now i am not sure where to start! It is 1/8th of a yard i think.
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stillatthetop
« Reply #113 on: February 01, 2015 11:50:09 AM »

For the mohair...don't cut the whole darn thing. Trace pattern on the back, and just use small scissors {cuticle} and cut the backing only. Then pull apart the pieces. When you are done stitching, use a large darning needle {untrhreaded} to help pull the fluffy fibers out of the seams and that will hide them. Sometimes a comb can help, too. But yours looks to have loops, so I really wouldn't suggest that. That method only works best on the fantasy fur style fabrics.

For the stitching, I often use tape to temporally hold the fluffies out of the way. And sometimes trim a bit of fluffies off the seam allowance area to get the fluffies contained before I stitch. It just depends on the thickness of your plushy material. And what shapes you are making with it.

~T
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Wanting 6" x 6" fabric scraps for an iSpy quilt similar to this
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HandmadeinHawaii
« Reply #114 on: February 04, 2015 11:04:41 AM »


Thanks for the advice! I hoped it would be less hassle because it is a pretty short pile, but i can see needing to massage some fibers out of the seams after. Thank you! Smiley
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