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« Reply #500 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 #501 on: February 08, 2013 10:48:29 PM »

Used up some glitter glue and a canvas board to make a subversive motivational sign during my Subversive crafting anti Valentine's party
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« Reply #502 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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« Reply #503 on: February 09, 2013 07:49:14 AM »

I think the craft gods sent the blizzard here to New England to kick my butt into gear! I'm about to shut myself up in the craftroom for the day...
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« Reply #504 on: February 09, 2013 10:37:27 AM »

I'm right there with you, mewari! I'm in MA and we got about 20" here. I'm staying in where it's warm and working on my mothers present.
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« Reply #505 on: February 09, 2013 11:03:43 AM »

We only got about 20 cm (8 in.) of snow here in Toronto, but it was enough to make yesterday pretty slow going for most of the city. I made some good use of the snow day in working on my storage problem, not directly dealing with the things that need to be sorted out, but tackling the underlying piles of weirdness that are taking up space that could be used for storing stuff I actually use. For instance, I have about five or six of those parts cabinets with little plastic drawers, but most of them are either half empty or used for storing things I don't really need easy access to. And they're all stored away in places I can't get to, because there hasn't been room in my work area. So I finally made space to bring four of them out into the light, and have been removing their unhelpful contents and cleaning up the drawers to use them to sort some of accumulating workbench clutter into.

Ehinders, I love that thread catcher idea. It's something I could really use, as I'm one of those people who's obsessive about snipping threads, but my wastebasket is on the wrong side of the sewing machine, and I waste a lot of time turning around to throw bits away. Did you back the weighted part with some non-slip material, or does it stay in place okay without it?

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« Reply #506 on: February 09, 2013 11:13:17 AM »

Wulf, how do I not know/remember you're in TO? Do you get together with any crafters in town? We only get in for a visit now and then but I'd arrange a trip around an event if one was happening Wink.

Ok, I did NOT do this insane yarn bombing project myself but when we were in TO last May we just happened across it randomly in the Junction. If you REALLY need to destash some strange bits and bobs I recommend a public art installation, lol. Baffle and thrill a maximum number of eyes at once Cheesy.




I particularly loved this sock pocket idea which I'll certainly steal for a future project of my own!

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« Reply #507 on: February 09, 2013 03:58:03 PM »

Nothing big but I just finished a little cauliflower out of some Scraps I've been saving:

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« Reply #508 on: February 09, 2013 04:53:22 PM »

That cauliflower is super cute!
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« Reply #509 on: February 09, 2013 06:26:39 PM »

I finished this up this morning Smiley ehinders sent me these great frames for upcycling in the Givers & Needers swap. The one on the left is the original just so that you can see a before/after.



Now I have a great pincushion to match my craft room! The fabric, spray paint, and fiberfill were all in my stash Smiley
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