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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2007 01:16:09 PM »

Queenofdiy,
You rock!

Having said that, I'd like to ask a question about your invisible lining.  I've seen the ladder stitch and I have used it - it really is almost invisible.  But, I have trouble with the knots at the beginning and end.  Do you have any advice and/or pointers on what to do with the knots to make them invisible too?

Many thanks,
Betty

I hope I can explain this alright....

To hide the beginning knot, put your needle into the opening (not through any fabric) then bring the needle up through the fabric at the point where you want to start stitching.  This will make the knot sit on the under side of the fabric.

As for the end knot, use your favourite knot to tie then put your needle back through between the two fabrics but not "into" any fabric at a point in between your stitching.  Bring the needle out at any point in the fabric further down your stitching - doesn't matter where.  Pull on the thread so that the knot gets pulled down between the two butted up fabrics.  Slightly gather the fabric then cut the thread.  Pull fabric taught and the thread you just snipped goes down inside the fabrics.

Hope this helps.  If it's not clear, I can take some photos of how I do it.

Anyone else have any other tips on how they ladder stitch?
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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2007 03:05:41 PM »

I made a fabric birthday card to go with the gift.  A picture of it is at the end of the original post.  Roll Eyes  I promise this is the last thing  Tongue

MUST.......

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SEWING........
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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2007 07:09:08 AM »

That is just completely awesome...what a great idea and use of imagination!  I see endless possibilities here.  Very nice!
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« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2007 07:33:09 AM »

Thanks for the knot advice, Queenofdiy.  It sounds like the key for the beginning knot is to hide it - place the first stitch judiciously!  And the key for the ending knot is to pop that baby down into the fabric.  I've done OK with the beginning knot, but I'll have to practice the ending one.

Thanks again.

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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2007 09:21:30 AM »

That is one lucky little girl.  You're so creative.  I love the personal touches, the emb. name and the luggage tag are great!!  And the covered notebook is fab.  It's like God was telling you to keep on crafting.  Wink
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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2007 06:58:20 PM »

Wow! I wish I had mum's of friends as cool as you when I was little! Great job!!
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2007 11:20:18 PM »

I made a fabric birthday card to go with the gift.  A picture of it is at the end of the original post.  Roll Eyes  I promise this is the last thing  Tongue

MUST.......

STOP.......

SEWING........

No, never, never stop sewing!!   Cheesy
You're so funny, I cracked up when I read this!  But, anyway, these are all so adorable...the whole kit and kaboodle!  I am sure that Jasmine loved her birthday gifts!  Keep 'em comin', cause I, for one, love everything you make!!  Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2007 10:29:52 AM »

wow she is one lucky little girl! x
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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2007 10:59:55 AM »

I love the gift set.  As others have said a lot of us grown ups would love something like that too.  Great job Smiley!
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« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2007 09:13:04 PM »

This is awesome!  Lucky birthday girl.  =D
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