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5171  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: My Grandfather Clock on: February 28, 2007 08:26:44 AM
I suspected when I saw the subject line it might actually involve a real grandfather and I was right - good job!
5172  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: Time Bomb on: February 28, 2007 08:24:42 AM
Great idea for a clock!!!
5173  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 17 ENTRIES / Re: High Scores with a Scrabble Clock (people, this is pic heavy) on: February 28, 2007 08:19:51 AM
Very neat idea although I would have a hard time giving up my scrabble board to make a clock  Grin
5174  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's the best way to machine quilt? on: February 27, 2007 05:36:13 PM
I can't believe you haven't received any replies to this - so let me be the first!

Quote from: sweetpea74
Is it possible to successfully machine-quilt using a regular domestic machine and not using a quilting foot? My machine is quite old (it's a Janome MyStyle 24) and I'm not sure that I can buy quilting accessories for it.

It's very possible to do this - I just finished my purple and yellow quilt and did the whole thing on a regular everyday machine.  This link shows a picture of the process:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=154585.0 and I don't have a quilting foot.  You just need to do lots and lots of pinning so it doesn't slip.  My quilt is queen sized and I used over 125 pins ($1/50 at the dollar store.)

So what's the best method to machine quilt? Straight lines, ala "stitch in the ditch", or is it possible to do wavy lines? Not quite the same as using a free motion foot, but I'm keen to give it a try!

I have done both but I like straight lines better (but that's my personality) - when I did the wavy lines, I dropped the feed dog and did them free motion.

Also, where do you start on the quilt? I've heard you should start in the centre and work your way outwards... could somebody please give me some tips?

I think you'd get different answers from each person that answered.  As I said earlier, I do most straight lines (in the ditch) and so I work from one side to the other, top to bottom or diagonal, depending on what I am stitching.  If you have it well pinned, you shouldn't have to start in the middle and work out.

Hope these comments help and that others speak up with their suggestions!
5175  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Feeling Small? IMG Heavy on: February 27, 2007 05:23:15 PM
They are both good but I love the bear.  I wisted it (new to that but I'm having fun with it)
5176  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 on: February 27, 2007 05:11:12 PM
Quote from: Dulcinea
Our ever-lovely SevsOnlyGirl has graciously agreed to give me a break, and the OWS 20 will be hers

From one older lady to another!!! (oops, sorry (not), I couldn't resist)


Now don't every one PM me saying I'm being rude - I'm older than SevsOnlyGirl and I know that both her and Dulcinea can take my comment the way it was intended!
5177  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: CROCHET CHALLENGE 3: Hats inspired by animals VOTE FOR A WINNER UNTIL 3/1 on: February 27, 2007 01:54:42 PM
Oh no, I'm torn between 2 of them...........off to think on it a little more before I come back and vote!
5178  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Frankenteady aka the world build my bear Sign up CLOSED Send by 1 March on: February 27, 2007 11:43:21 AM
I mailed my items yesterday - I did send Rosemary and my partners PMs but with Crafterster being down and then slow, I thought I would post here just to be sure they were informed, in case the PMs got lost in cyberspace  Grin
5179  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 Gallery on: February 27, 2007 11:35:32 AM
I received a package from CraftyDeb today - she picked me for an amigurumi pig but the package that arrived held MUCH more than that.

Here's the cutie she made:


and, some of the other goodies:


2 sunflower hotmats (which I'll actually use for decorations in my fall theme), a wonderful stitched teacup (being framed to hang with my teapots), some fantastic teacup fabric (a new table covering) and great pens.

What's not in the pictures are 2 bottles of hot sauce she sent for my hubby to add to his collection.

THANKS DEB!!! for everything.  You have once again spoiled us  Grin
5180  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 2/27/07 - Server Move Done! on: February 27, 2007 07:36:31 AM
Leah, you must have replied while I was changing my message because your quote and my message don't match anymore  Grin  Things have slowed down even more since I wrote the first message but now that I know I'm not the only one experiencing this slowness, I'll patiently wait to see when it speeds up - it helps that I have to go out this morning.
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