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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Looking for quilting programs on: February 17, 2019 03:14:49 PM
Hello My Follow Sewers,

I just purchase a new laptop that is touch screen and would like some advice as to which programs are good to download to help map out and sketch  my quilt ideas.

I usually do it by hand, but because sometimes i have several ideas for a single quilt it can get quit troublesome and plus I keep losing the papers I tend to sketch on (even though I keep them in a binder they tend to rip).

Any help would be much appreciated.

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: New needler looking for help with designs on: May 28, 2018 11:57:59 AM
Thanks for all the help. Hopefully I can get my projects started soon
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / New needler looking for help with designs on: May 22, 2018 07:10:33 PM
Hey Everyone,

I am a new cross stitcher/embroiderer. I want to make my siblings some gifts with embroidering their family names. I got the hoops, needles and thread. I need is help with designing the names and how to place them on the fabric.

I am looking for some free software that can be used for both cross stitching and embroidery that I can use to design and then print out to transfer on fabric. Also which fabric is the best to work with.

4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / New sewer and quilter. Looking for advice on: May 11, 2016 08:59:56 PM
Hello Everyone,
I just got a Brother CS-6000i for my birthday and now I need to start gathering my supplies so I can start sewing and quilting to my hearts content. I live in East Los Angeles and was wondering besides Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann's and Michaels are there any other places I should be looking at for fabric and accessories. Any Advice and tips are more than welcome

Thanks in advanced Grin
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Basket-Weave Blanket on: November 12, 2015 12:54:32 PM
Here is a basket-weave blanket that I have been working on for awhile. I used TLC Amore which is now unfortunately discontinued now.  Embarrassed

There are 15 colors with 12 rows of each color. I used a J/10 hook

Here It is almost complete

The final size is 68hx53w inches. Which was almost big enough to cover a queen sized bed

The colors are from the top left going clock-wise - Lake Blue, Plum, Wheat, Light Thyme, Hot Pink, Rose, Sea Glass, Vanilla, Celery, Raspberry, Red Velvet, Dark Thyme, Sand, Grape, and Navy

Me lounging with my new blanket making a new project

The pattern is simple. The original pattern stop at 8 row repeat, but I did 12 because each skein of yarn did twelve rows before running out.

Foundation Row: Chain 200. Begin in 3rd ch from hook and work 1 dc in each ch.

Row 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12: Chain 3 (counts as a dc), skip first st, *FPdc around post of each next 4 sts, BPdc around post of next 4 st, rep from * across. 1 dc in top of turning chain.

Row 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11: Chain 3 (counts as a dc), skip first st, *BPdc around post of each next 4 st, FPdc around post of next 4 st, Rep from * across. 1 dc in top of turning chain.

Repeat rows until you have the desired length and add a border if you wish

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Turtle Beanie on: December 03, 2014 02:48:50 PM
Hey everyone. One day as me and my cousin were discussing making her nephew a ninja turtle beanie for his birthday my brother decided he wanted an actual turtle beanie. So after a week of intense research  Wink this is what I came up with

Here is just a generic beanie

Here are the body parts.

This is what it looks like put together

The little purple beanie is actually removable

This is niece modeling a 2nd beanie I made for a friend
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Home Made Nail Polish Racks (pic heavy) on: July 23, 2013 12:03:39 AM
Awesome!  I have been searching for a solution to my "nail polish problem", wish I had the wall space for a rack like that.

Thanks. I too had a problem with space for all my polishes. But lucikly I found some space for them. The racks can be customized to fit any space, so you can make them as small as you want to fit any space

The big rack is 29 3/4" tall and 20 1/2" wide and the small rack is 29 3/4" tall and 10 3/8" wide
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Home Made Nail Polish Racks (pic heavy) on: July 22, 2013 06:45:38 PM
So I search and search the internet on topics on how to store all my nail polish and accessories and finally on youtube I found some tutorials on how you make you own

Here are the supplies you need

-Foam Boards (at least 3 to make one rack. I used six)
-Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
-Duct Tape
-Box Cutter
-Screw Driver and Screws

Also  the colors are going to vary in the pictures because sadly I lost some of them when making the first set of racks

Here is what most of my nail polishes and acessories look like before

I know right I have a lot of nail polish almost 200 and still going.

Here is a picture of what you will need

The first thing you need to do is on one foam board measure out and mark 5 inches from one end to the other on both sides of the board and connect the dots.
This will let you know where your shelves go

On the second board you're going to measure out 7 2-inch stripes going width wise and 7 1-inche stripes. Using the box cuter and ruler cut out the stripes

These will be part of the shelves

With the third board you're going to measure out 2  2 1/2-inch stripes going height wise. unfortunately I forgot to snap a picuture, but these will be the sides of the rack

Take the 1 inch stripes and cover them with the duct tape for a fun look. This is the back and what it looks like

and this is the finished stripes

Next you're going to glue the 2 inch stripes to the first board using the hot glue gun. You're going to place on strip against the top of the board, across all the lines that you made and one on the bottom

I reinforced the shelves by adding glue to both the top and underneath each shelf

Next you're going to glue the 2 1/2 stripes to the sides and the shelves

After those are dry you are now going to glue your duct tape covered 1 inch strips to the 2 inch stripes to create a boarder so the polish doesn't fall out

And here is the finished racks

With 6 foam boards I was able to make 2 big racks and 1 small rack

I used four screws for each rack. One on each corner to hang them up

This is what they look like

And this is them all filled out.

So hope this helps you

9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Frappaccino anyone? on: April 04, 2013 01:11:21 AM
Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna try it out soon. I just have small question. How long can you store it in your frig berore it goes bad?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / My yarn winder is acting up. HELP!!! on: December 03, 2011 10:32:18 PM
Hey everyone,

I am having a crisis with my royal jumbo wool winder.  When I'm winding my yarn it skips and the platform that the yarn sits on doesn't spin.   Huh  It looks like the teeth aren't catching in some spots, but I can't seem to find any replacement parts and I don't want to shall out $300 for a new one. Can anyone help me please.

Thanks in advanced
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