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3641  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone ever sewn with emergency blanket material? on: October 30, 2009 11:20:04 AM
Ahhh, gotcha.  That's why I didn't have luck with "pressure-sensitve" in my search.  Wink  THANKS!
3642  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Adult Sexy Lioness costume on: October 28, 2009 11:32:32 AM
I made fun fur platform boot covers and had them lace so the fit a bit closer than elastic.  If you're not concerned with covering the whole boot you could just cut rectangles, pierce some holes along 2 sides and lace them around your calves.  No sewing necessary.  Same could be done with the gauntlets if your tamer will lace them for you.
3643  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone ever sewn with emergency blanket material? on: October 28, 2009 10:15:32 AM
What we did for our old guy was buy a "hunting seat" from the sports section of the local Walmart. It was round, about 15" across, and stuffed with the stuff that when you sit on it, the pressure creates a chemical reaction and it gets warm. Get up, it cools down again. I covered it with a fleece case (the original was ripstop in hot orange) and Tar agreed that it was a suitable substitute for a lap.

What?! My original desire was for "a pressure sensitive heating pad" but I never found anything!  Holy cats!  Dare I ask how much it cost (roughly)?
3644  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! I hope to fix where floss as bled onto the fabric! on: October 28, 2009 10:10:04 AM
I'm glad that this post helped!  I hope that other people's solutions will end up here, too.
3645  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Thing in a Jar: a polymer clay specimen on: October 27, 2009 06:36:35 PM
What do I think? I think this is my new favorite Halloween decoration idea! It rocks and I'm pushing the button that says so.  Also I'm adding it to my favorites so I can find it later.  Woo!
3646  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone ever sewn with emergency blanket material? on: October 27, 2009 01:29:33 PM
This idea has lots of potential!  Thanks!  This guy is actually pretty easy on fabrics as he doesn't really knead anymore, just sheds (which I guess technically adds to the fabric, right?).   Tongue

I did a test run through the washer.  Mines a front loader and therefore much easier on fabrics than a top loader with agitator and I put it in a lingerie bag.  A lot of the silver wore off the plastic!  I did notice that the silver was just on one side of the plastic, however, which makes me wonder if I did sew it and sewed it with the silver side towards the fabric if it would not wash off.  Hmmmmm.

3647  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Christmas Stocking on: October 27, 2009 12:27:01 PM
I think your way is the correct way, I just thought that there HAD to be a way that it could all come together with some magical ordering and turning.  Of course a few I've made are vinyl "boots" and needed top stitching anyway.
3648  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: Christmas Stocking on: October 27, 2009 11:50:33 AM
Nice job!  I've made a few stockings using my own pattern and cursed my way though the lack of written directions.  ARG!  I always have to accept that it's operator error and not the machine, though.   ARG!  The hardest part (and one I've yet to figure out AND remember for the next time) is getting the lining in w/o having an obvious turning seam.  I think I've given up and allow one in the inside of the toe.  Sigh.
3649  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone ever sewn with emergency blanket material? on: October 27, 2009 11:42:47 AM
I know I'm a craftster because I posted this an hour before it even occurred to me to send an email to the manufacturer of the product! They replied with answers to my 2 questions today:

Is this likely to survive machine washing and drying? Will it still reflect heat back if covered with fabric?

This blanket will most likely not survive being put through the washer and dryer.
If covered with fabric it should still reflect heat, but not to the same extent.

I'm going to do a test strip in the washer/dryer soon.
3650  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone ever sewn with emergency blanket material? on: October 27, 2009 10:22:24 AM
Thanks, Knottie!

I've tried fleece, other super cozy blankets even an electric blanket!  What I bought is exactly what that first photo shows which seems quite a bit different than the other product (probably the $16 difference), but I think I'll sandwich this stuff between some fleece and something lighter and see what happens.  I like the idea of a plant light, too.  Hmmmmmmm.

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