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« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2012 04:56:37 PM »

They are all cute, but I especially love that windmill! I would have never thought you could put moving parts on something so small... I have a lot to learn about inchies!

Speaking of a lot to learn, I hope I'm not being bothersome by all of my questions about the process after we're well into the swap, but I just noticed that my inchies aren't exactly the same size... I'm talking 1/32" or less, but it's very annoying. Is it okay to leave them, or should I try to make them all exactly the same size? Does anyone else have this problem? If not, how does everyone get uniformity? All the punches I saw this past weekend were 1 1/4", so that's out. Do you make a template or what? Sorry about all of these questions, but I didn't even notice until I stacked them together tonight.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2012 10:58:26 AM »

They are all cute, but I especially love that windmill! I would have never thought you could put moving parts on something so small... I have a lot to learn about inchies!

Speaking of a lot to learn, I hope I'm not being bothersome by all of my questions about the process after we're well into the swap, but I just noticed that my inchies aren't exactly the same size... I'm talking 1/32" or less, but it's very annoying. Is it okay to leave them, or should I try to make them all exactly the same size? Does anyone else have this problem? If not, how does everyone get uniformity? All the punches I saw this past weekend were 1 1/4", so that's out. Do you make a template or what? Sorry about all of these questions, but I didn't even notice until I stacked them together tonight.  Embarrassed

Just thought I'd add what I've learned.  For drawn or painted inchies, I draw out a 1x1 grid and then fill in the squares, then try to cut *very carefully* along the lines, but yeah, it is so annoying after all that work when the square doesn't come out perfect...sigh...but perfection is what you get with die cuts and store bought, and that doesn't do it for me, so I am learning to appreciate the imperfection of truly handmade.  If you can't see the difference until you stack them, I say there is no problem whatsoever.

You can buy 1x1 punches in paper specialty stores, scrapbooking stores, etc. and you can buy inchie blanks.  Here's one actual inchie supply store I found.  http://inchiearts.com/Products.html  I haven't bought anything myself, though.  I was just curious, trying to learn what I could about the art form.
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« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2012 11:11:19 AM »

I use both methods - while I love my punches, I also love making something that is slightly imperfect. And as a receiver/swapper, I feel the same.
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« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2012 12:59:08 PM »

Whew! I feel better after reading those responses- as long as a little imperfection is okay with everyone else, it's okay with me!
Thanks for the link, goddessgarb, I'll check it out, even though I don't think I'll be getting any pre-cut inchies anytime soon, either...
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« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2012 01:39:12 PM »

YW, Meowari.  I just found that we have a local store that sells their stuff that ships anywhere, so thought I'd update with a link, since you can't buy from that site, they just sell to stores.  This is our local store, which yes, now that I know about it, I will definitely have to visit:  http://whiteswanrubberstamps.com/inchies.html  $7.50 for 72 pre-cut high quality inchies ain't too bad, and if I had those, I think I might be a lot more likely to get in there and do stuff to 'em, gotta say.  And those pages of itty-bitty inchie pockets for storage and display...I'm a sucker for that sh*t.
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« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2012 04:24:55 AM »

Is it okay to throw in a couple of extra inchies/rinchies/twinchies that didn't make the final cut, but that your partner might still like?
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« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2012 08:06:32 AM »

Meowari -- about throwing in extra inchies: I've learned that is actually common, many people send extras though they aren't required in any way (and some people have sent me eight great inchies and they way exceed my expectations). As well, it is often difficult to understand what your partner might like and so, sending extra is a way to let them find a set that suits her own preferences.

In terms of exact size, I'm one who is far from picky. Part of that is that I primarily work in fabric and woven fabric does not have, as the professionals say, dimensional stability. That means that as you work with it, it pulls out of shape. If you watch any of those reality fashion shows (e.g. Project Runway), you'll hear the judges periodically say, "That fabric is really difficult to work with." Typically, they are referring to the absence of dimensional stability in fabrics that are either slippery (e.g.satins), leading the threads to slide out of alignment, or very loosely woven (e.g. silks, particularly chiffons), leading the threads to pull in every direction. I don't think anyone can make fabric inchies that are all truly exact. I just hope that people use mine in a way that isn't wrecked by that problem.

 
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« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2012 12:44:20 PM »

Claims finish on Wednesday 31st, so if you want to make some more inchies, you had better get claiming!

@ goddessgarb - glad you like your inchies - I put the themes on the backs of the inchies!
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« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2012 04:46:09 PM »

Work is cancelled tomorrow because of hurricane Sandy.  Undecided On one hand, it sucks that I don't get paid for the day, but on the other hand, it's awesome that I get to spend the day snuggling with my cat and working on my inchies!!! Grin
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« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2012 03:09:09 PM »

I got my package from Dr. Craft today!
She went with my themes of:
Vintage advertisements

She hand coloured magazine covers for the backgrounds and used pictures and words from a magazine from 1889 to make my inchies! I'm going to frame them just as they are and put them up in the living room, right next to my boyfriend's Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins memorabilia- they'll fit in perfectly!

Tactile

I'm going to use them as the centerpieces of some Teesha Moore style patches as soon as can sew again!

She also sent some vintage ads from the 1890's that I am going to frame and put up as soon as I can get to Staples to have some good copies of them made!
Thank you so much, Dr. Craft!
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