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« Reply #450 on: September 02, 2013 08:46:08 AM »

Hmm, a hoopla-along looks fun! I have one that I've been wanting to make for myself for a while, and as soon as I finish the swap package I have due, I'll get started!
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« Reply #451 on: September 02, 2013 09:36:18 AM »

Wow! I just found this thread! I've been on Craftster forever and (obviously) never strayed far from the swap boards and interior decorating boards. This looks fun! I'm taking on a new job starting Wednesday, so as long as it's not too overwhelming, I'll join in on this!  Smiley  Totally not sure what my piece would be, though!
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« Reply #452 on: September 02, 2013 02:20:47 PM »

It IS fun!
I'm still undecided on my hoop.
I've got time, no pressure.
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« Reply #453 on: September 02, 2013 05:14:12 PM »

I know exactly what I'm going to make and even brought most of the supplies to make it on our holiday.

WOW, I went to my first Hobby Lobby today - I've never been in such a huge hobby store.  With the exception of the floral section, I walked down every aisle and looked at everything and if I had more room in my luggage, I would have come out with much more than I did.  Almost overwhelming.  But I did find the aida cloth I needed.
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« Reply #454 on: September 03, 2013 08:27:53 AM »

Congrats BushBaby!!!

My September design is hooped and ready to be stitched.  Our local Walmart expanded their craft section quite a bit and they now have embroidery supplies.  I found packets of iron on designs and am using one of those this month.  I felt spoiled just using the iron to get the design on my fabric since I usually have to trace it by hand using my light board.  How does everyone else go about transferring patterns???
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« Reply #455 on: September 03, 2013 09:26:03 AM »

If I'm using light-colored background fabric, I use pencil on a light table (my husband's old slide-viewing table).  On dark fabric I've tried this method:  http://www.needlenthread.com/2009/02/transferring-embroidery-pattern-using.html   which didn't work too great, I seemed to get quite a bit of distortion in the image.  Maybe my tacking stitches were too big or something.  For dark background fabrics I've also sketched in pencil on white fabric and then stitched that down over dark fabric ("Steerpike" was done this way).
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« Reply #456 on: September 03, 2013 09:28:28 AM »

I use water soluble Sulky for light and dark fabrics. I also use carbon paper for lighter fabrics. My last resort is a red transfer pencil. I really really really wish they made an ultra fine point transfer pen. That would rule the school.
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« Reply #457 on: September 03, 2013 09:55:31 AM »

have you tried markbgone extra fine transfer pen?  I use it to draw designs on fabric all the time.

I also love using sulky...
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« Reply #458 on: September 03, 2013 04:46:44 PM »

I looked up Sulky and didn't have a lot of luck finding one that would work on dark fabrics Sad
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« Reply #459 on: September 03, 2013 07:28:16 PM »

Another option for dark fabrics is to cover the back of your tracing paper/pattern with white colored pencil or maybe oil pastels, and then laying that on the back of your fabric and drawing over the top pattern again with a pencil. I'd test this first on some other piece of fabric, though, to see how it will transfer on what you're using.
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