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« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2009 07:43:05 PM »


Wow, you could make coasters and placemats, too.

That is really lovely!!  I'm sure Superhooker loved it!!  It's such a neat idea and could be easily used to make some fun placemats or maybe a rug.  LOVE!!

Yeah, well I told Mimi we'd all have to have a craft day and make them some time because they are VERY inexpensive (the green one, for instance, cost less than $3 to make) and we could pool our scraps for them.  But we'd have to be a small group, because 7 or 8 sewing machines in one room, yeah... no.  Cheesy

I'm so glad you like them, thank you!  Smiley  And I thought they'd also be cool for coasters or potholders/trivets.

Great minds think alike!  Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2009 08:27:46 PM »

If used for some of those high use jobs, like rugs or placemats, the probability of their actually getting DIRTY goes way up!!!!

Do you suppose they are washable? Or the better question is: has anyone successfully washed them, and how did you do it?
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« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2009 08:30:22 PM »


Wow, you could make coasters and placemats, too.

That is really lovely!!  I'm sure Superhooker loved it!!  It's such a neat idea and could be easily used to make some fun placemats or maybe a rug.  LOVE!!

Yeah, well I told Mimi we'd all have to have a craft day and make them some time because they are VERY inexpensive (the green one, for instance, cost less than $3 to make) and we could pool our scraps for them.  But we'd have to be a small group, because 7 or 8 sewing machines in one room, yeah... no.  Cheesy

I'm so glad you like them, thank you!  Smiley  And I thought they'd also be cool for coasters or potholders/trivets.

Great minds think alike!  Cheesy
Oops!!  Guess I missed that in the thread earlier.

Still, it would be a great idea.
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« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2009 09:25:25 PM »

in the tut it says something about they won't fray as much if you cut the scraps on the bias, if you were gonna wash them I would think that cutting on the bias would be a much better idea so as to reduce fraying in the wash, would still prolly use a gentle cycle and forgo using the dryer.
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« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2009 06:53:47 AM »

McJulie-O:  It has to be fully machine-washable, since the one I made is all cotton... I'm not sure how it would react, with shrinking and all.  I don't wash all of my fabrics before using them and these were scraps, so... But if you were going to do it I'd say to probably use a gentle cycle, and the same for drying.


Oops!!  Guess I missed that in the thread earlier.

Still, it would be a great idea.

I was being serious!  Great minds think alike.  Smiley   Just to be clear, I wasn't trying to be jerky by bolding that stuff.  Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2009 07:18:45 AM »

McJulie-O:  It has to be fully machine-washable, since the one I made is all cotton... I'm not sure how it would react, with shrinking and all.  I don't wash all of my fabrics before using them and these were scraps, so... But if you were going to do it I'd say to probably use a gentle cycle, and the same for drying.


Oops!!  Guess I missed that in the thread earlier.

Still, it would be a great idea.

I was being serious!  Great minds think alike.  Smiley   Just to be clear, I wasn't trying to be jerky by bolding that stuff.  Smiley

That's ok, I should have been paying more attention is all.

Do you think it would be better to wash all fabrics before using it for something like placemats or rugs?  That way, all the shrinking and color run would be done?

I'm dying to try this.  I bought some cotton rope for another project, and I have tons of it left over.
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« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2009 08:54:11 PM »

oh i love these!just beautiful! and what a wonderful idea for scrap use! ok...i will have to give these a go eventually....or put them on a wish list in the meantime hehe Wink
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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2009 11:29:23 AM »

Wow! These turned out great. I never know what to do with all my little scraps. Now I do. Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2009 12:22:32 PM »

So you didn't find any difficulty in using smaller scraps than recommended?
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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2009 02:14:12 PM »

dragonmama:  Nope, because I sewed them all together end-to-end FIRST.

pinokeeo:
"Do you think it would be better to wash all fabrics before using it for something like placemats or rugs?  That way, all the shrinking and color run would be done?"

Probably... I don't imagine, unless you're using overdyed fabrics like maybe batiks, that there would be too much running to begin with, but it probably couldn't hurt anyway.
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