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« Reply #80 on: March 02, 2013 01:20:29 PM »

Shari, I love you TM bag already! Lovely patches you collected!

I spent my evening cutting all the pattern pieces, pfew... It sure has a LOT of pieces! And I dislike (that is a friendly way of expressing my feelings  Wink ) this part: all that measuring, laying out the fabric, cutting,... but now I only need to cut the interfacing and iron that on about all the pieces I cut out. Mmmh, I believe I ran put of fusible interfacing, so that will have to wait.



See?!?! Lots and lots of pieces! I like the purple fabric very much! It was a gift, bought in Indonesia, especially for me! I will use some orange-ish for the lining and plain white for the dividers.
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« Reply #81 on: March 02, 2013 01:23:08 PM »

Lovely fabric Wendie!

I haven't even decided which pattern to use yet  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #82 on: March 02, 2013 03:46:05 PM »

Sharalee that bag is going to look amazing!
wendiek craft projects are always extra special when they are made from materials which were gifts  Smiley
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« Reply #83 on: March 02, 2013 03:51:00 PM »

Oooh! Love that fabric for the Blossom bag Wendiek!

  I went a searching for the fabric I wanted to use today and realized I need to do some cleaning in my craft room! I can't find it.  Angry  Tonight is laundry and tomorrow will be a recon mission to find that fabric!
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« Reply #84 on: March 02, 2013 06:40:10 PM »

Thanks "WendieK" & "JessKelly" for your nice comments!

Wendie I love your beautiful fabric & being a gift that's even better. Can't wait to see it all done. I feel the same way you do Wendie. I dislike the measuring & cutting out, but on the other hand I do like making my own patterns, I seem to enjoy it! I think I'm afraid I'm going to cut the wrong part & then not have enough fabric left to cut another one. Oh well I still love sewing anyway!!! Grin

















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« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2013 12:55:17 AM »

It seems like everytime I use interfacing (iron-on) on pieces bigger than a collar it gets all bubbly after washing it. I mean there is like little bubbles of air where the interfacing lost contact to the fabric. I used different brand and not the cheap stuff but it doesn't help.
Anybody an idea how to fix that?
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« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2013 07:11:51 AM »

Why do you need to wash it?  Is it just the shrinkage issue with the fabric?  Is the fabric prewashed?

And have you checked the manufacturer's website for any info?
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« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2013 07:22:34 AM »

It seems like everytime I use interfacing (iron-on) on pieces bigger than a collar it gets all bubbly after washing it. I mean there is like little bubbles of air where the interfacing lost contact to the fabric. I used different brand and not the cheap stuff but it doesn't help.
Anybody an idea how to fix that?

That happens to me too sometimes. I just iron it as hot as the fabric allows me to!
The bubbles is were the interfacing got loose, I just iron it back on. I usually iron it on quite hot, sometimes even directly on the interfacing. When you iron the intefacing, you need to lower the heat a bit. Then I iron it on starting in the middle and towards the sides.
Hope that helps!

Thanks for your nice comments on the fabric! I really love it!
Shari, glad you feel the same way about the measuring and the cutting part!

And Shari and kaz, isn't it fun to check out what the others made, posted and what they have pinned? So addicting, right?!
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« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2013 07:33:30 AM »

So addicting, wendiek! 

I have some school work to do today, but then I'm going to get into cutting my fabric - also my least favorite part of bag making.  Wish me luck!
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« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2013 09:29:50 AM »

Yes it is very addicting Wendie. I do love looking @ everyones pinterest & see what they have made & would like to make!  Cool

kaz, I'm sure you'll be fine. But just in case sending you good cutting vibes! Have fun!!  Grin  Also have fun with your School work!   Wink

I'm going to try & make the one quilted patch pillow for in the middle of the second piece & more is I can. Wish me luck! LOL   Cheesy
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