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« Reply #490 on: February 08, 2013 07:22:49 AM »

Thanks again texscrapper! You had those awesome fabrics in your stash? The more I think about my stash, the less I like a whole lot of it! Smiley

I'm so glad you liked them - when I saw it on your Pinterest, and saw your kitchen colors I knew I had that terrycloth! I have a bot of a problem with fabric .... you see, I'm addicted to it. I buy it and hoard it because I don't want to cut it in case I have a better project for it. I'm hoping this swap helps me overcome my problem Smiley

texscrapper, are those towels flannel and fleece? How do they work?

They are actually cotton and terrycloth. Sew together, and add snaps. You snap them together and roll em up - use, wash, snap, roll, repeat Smiley

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« Reply #491 on: February 08, 2013 07:51:16 AM »

I've had them on my pinterest forever, but was too intimidated to try them. Smiley I've already been using them.
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« Reply #492 on: February 08, 2013 08:13:01 AM »

Very cute towels!  Love the colors!

carolmb--what a nice way to use up a few stray block!  I enjoyed making those blocks--they are unusual!  Your free motion quilting looks good!  You just have to do it...Cheesy

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« Reply #493 on: February 08, 2013 08:17:36 AM »

More fabric stash busting!

Tardis project bag:

thread catcher:

leggings for Maddy:

It was nice to actually start using some of the massive amounts of stretch knit I have stored up for some reason. Though it makes me wish I had a serger!

texscrapper, I too have a fabric problem.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #494 on: February 08, 2013 02:45:56 PM »

great projects, I need to get into gear and start making some things!

Texscrappers I completely get what you mean about your fabrics... I too have the issue that if I use it, I won't have it anymore!!

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« Reply #495 on: February 08, 2013 03:19:19 PM »

ehinders - I finally decided to buy a serger - just a basic one! I feel like it will make me more confident in giving/selling my sewn projects. So for V-Day, hubby is giving me a brother 1034D Smiley
LOVE that thread cathcer! I have one of those on my "to do" list!

« Reply #496 on: February 08, 2013 06:34:45 PM »

craftylittlemonkey, you're so organized. Will you please come organize my beads?
 texscrapper, I love the fabric papertowels. I've been saying for years that I'm going to make some.
Coralmb, what is free montion quilting?

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« Reply #497 on: February 08, 2013 09:00:30 PM »

Free motion quilting is when you drop the feed dogs on your machine and you control all the movement. You usually use a darning foot. You can basically draw patterns and scribbles etc. on the quilt.

(If that's not the best description, please feel free to clarify.)

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« Reply #498 on: February 08, 2013 10:48:29 PM »

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« Reply #499 on: February 09, 2013 01:09:04 AM »

meleriffic: Ya nailed it. drop the feed dogs, put on the darning foot and away Ya go. You control the size by moving the fabric.

michelleandbean: It was pretty interesting to try. I do have to learn to keep moving my fabric in the same direction or to stop completely. When moving in a different direction the stitches on the back look bad. But all in all it was pretty fun to try. I did learn that even with the darning foot down the fabric moves very easily without the feed dogs. Is why you have to use both hands when moving the fabric.

alwaysinmyroom: thanks, It was fun. I do need to pick a speed when doing the free motion you really can not speed up, slow down. I would like to be able in the future to do some of the beautiful designs out there on quilts.

rottenlittleboys: thanks it's was from the last quilt block swap round. It was fun to make once I changed it a little. I don't like templates, so I reworked it to rotarty cutting.

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