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Topic: Menstrual Care Package Swap - 3 (SIGN UPS CLOSED, SENDOUTS 19 FEB)  (Read 22823 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2008 03:52:12 AM »

I'm excited and I already have some ideas. Smiley

Oh, just a thought. For those who'd like cloth pads or stuff like that it might be useful to know if they're heavy or light bleeders.
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2008 12:13:38 PM »

This is such a cool swap.  Smiley  I won't sign up because I'm not sure that I have enough posts and because I'm in a lot of ATC swaps on another site, but this is such a cool idea. 
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2008 07:11:42 PM »

Totally signed up for this one! Sounds like too much fun if you ask me.  Grin

I wish I had the package already though. I just got mine a couple hours ago. Totally sucks and I'm in pain right now.  Cry

Oh and this divacup thing - anyone use it and swear by it? I've never heard of it. But dude - almost $35 for 1 cup per package? Am I reading this right? Is it worth it? PM me if you'd like. I don't want to get off the swap subject too much.

I am brainstorming already...  Lips sealed
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2008 04:03:09 AM »

Yes, it's worth it since it's not a one time cost. You use the cup over and over again and with proper care it'll last for years. You do the math... There are disposable cup-like things too, but the name escapes me at the moment. EDIT: Insteads!

Two good places to ask about cups and other stuff like that:
http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups
http://community.livejournal.com/vaginapagina

I bought some cloth pad supplies yesterday. Yay for soft christmas fabrics on sale! Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2008 04:14:39 PM »

I have signed up for this.  I am already getting some really wonderful ideas.

Anyone see or heard of knit or crocheted pads?  I found one, however I want to have wings and need an overnight style.  I hate the paper pads, however the Luna pads are expensive.  My sewing machine is pieces.  What I need is a Serger.  Hope I can get one or access to one.  Ih ave been shopping around for one.
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2008 06:50:55 PM »

Anyone see or heard of knit or crocheted pads?  I found one, however I want to have wings and need an overnight style.  I hate the paper pads, however the Luna pads are expensive.  My sewing machine is pieces.  What I need is a Serger.  Hope I can get one or access to one.  Ih ave been shopping around for one.

I think wings would be pretty easy. Just do the gradual increase & decrease. ie. sc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches, trc in next 2 stitches, dc in next 2 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches. I would think you may want to do the pad part in tunision and do a test wash to see how much the cotton will stretch. You would still probably have to make sewn inserts because I think a crocheted one would be too bulky.

I'm contemplating this swap. I just saw a cute little bag I wanted to make this may be the excuse to do it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2008 01:26:53 AM »

I've got two kinds of cloth pads, solid ones with wings and ones that have a winged bottom that can be used to hold one or more inserts. The ones with inserts are more versatile since I can use the inserts as they are on light days. Inserts = 2 or 3 layers of soft fabric serged together (I think) that are folded to form 3 layers. I'm going to try using my nice new fabric and make 2-sided strips to fold and use.

If you want winged knitted or crocheted pads it might be an idea to sew/knit/crochet a thinner holder and use knitted/crocheted fabric with a bit more bulk as inserts.

Care to share the pattern you found?
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2008 12:25:15 PM »

I've got two kinds of cloth pads, solid ones with wings and ones that have a winged bottom that can be used to hold one or more inserts. The ones with inserts are more versatile since I can use the inserts as they are on light days. Inserts = 2 or 3 layers of soft fabric serged together (I think) that are folded to form 3 layers. I'm going to try using my nice new fabric and make 2-sided strips to fold and use.

If you want winged knitted or crocheted pads it might be an idea to sew/knit/crochet a thinner holder and use knitted/crocheted fabric with a bit more bulk as inserts.

Care to share the pattern you found?

Here it is: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=180429.0
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2008 03:51:55 PM »

I've signed up and can't wait to have a partner so I can get started!  I have found several great cloth pad patterns and several cute bags. 
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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2008 03:22:36 AM »

Thanks for the pattern and sorry for hijacking the thread. It's not all about cloth pads and cups after all.

I think I've seen a knitted case/roll/thingy for tampons and pads. I need to try to find all my period related links and craft inspiration sites again.
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