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11  eco friendly coffee cuffs in Completed Projects by antijamsect on: December 10, 2008 06:38:03 PM
I made these as christmas gifts for my over caffeinated friends.  They were so simple!  I just loosely traced a starbucks cuff to make sure mine would fit a standard cup.  Then I just sewed wrong sides together, turned right side out, ironed, topstitched, and used little velcro circles to fit them to the cup.  They are so easy and fast to make, and I used scrap fabrics I had laying around the house, and leftover fleece for the lining.  If you need a last minute gift, these are a great idea!

on a cup

all together

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12  lap quilt for mom for christmas in Quilting: Completed Projects by antijamsect on: December 06, 2008 01:06:32 PM
i just finished this lap quilt for my mom for christmas today.  its a rail fence and about 60" square.  I'm really proud of how it turned out, its my second large-ish quilt and its the first time I made and sewed binding, which I was really intimidated by.  let me know what you think!




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13  Re: Quilt patterns not using blocks? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by antijamsect on: December 04, 2008 07:19:20 PM
I think a rail fence quilt would be a good way to show off your fabrics, and its really easy to do.  I am in the process of making one for my mom for xmas...i have to bind it still but here is a quick pic i just took of it on my ironing board so you get the idea.  i used this pattern.  http://www.quickquilts.com/golden/13_pattern/index.html even though it uses flannel, i used cottons. 

here is my QIP! (its upside down!)

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14  my first sock monkey in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by antijamsect on: November 25, 2008 02:16:48 PM
I was so inspired by yackyjan, the most amazing sock monkey maker i have ever seen,  i decided to make my own monkey! here she is, i made her a dress, without a pattern, so its not very good, especially in the tail area, but i think she is pretty cute regardless.  she needs a name though, i dont know what to call her!




i just realized she doesnt have nostrils!  should i add them?

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15  Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! in Stitch And BOTCH by antijamsect on: November 24, 2008 07:37:45 PM
i sewed my finger in the sewing machine tonight making the tail for a sock monkey. it broke the needle in 3 pieces! i'm glad none of them got stuck in my finger. my first sewing injury.  Smiley

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16  my molly monkey in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by antijamsect on: November 16, 2008 06:58:15 PM
I just finished my molly monkey from the pattern on mmmcrafts.blogspot.com.  I used fabrics from the moda recess line for her dress and socks.  I love her, I think she turned out really cute.

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17  Re: Fill-A-Box Round 10 (US Only) - Gallery of Wonder in The Swap Gallery by antijamsect on: November 08, 2008 05:46:13 PM
I received my box from DogGrrl, and wow!  I am so amazed at how wonderful everything is.  I really am thankful I had such a great swap partner! Thanks again DogGrrl, you really outdid yourself and made my day Smiley

I got a bedazzler!  I am so stoked to try bedazzling, this is one of those things I always wanted to try so thank you!!!

I also got a collection of vintage recipe books, which are awesome and totally entertaining to read.  Not pictured is the awesome soft toy book I also recieved that I will be thrilled to start making!

I got some iron on transfers of cute girls, a little makeup bag, a little baby jar with some bows and rosettes, some glass marbles, and a vintage recipe box filled with lots of trims! 

And finally, the fabric! I got a sushi, some pinup girls, skulls, balloons, cats, and purple fur!
thank you!!!! you really spoiled me with all this great stuff!

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18  Re: Fill-A-Box Round 10 (US Only) - Gallery of Wonder in The Swap Gallery by antijamsect on: November 03, 2008 04:52:11 PM
I received an awesome box today from meg2426 with a sweet little note included!  THANK YOU!!!

I got an amazing stash of lots of different fabrics, and they are all wonderful!

I also got a lot of different trimmings and a purse pattern, which are also amazing. THANKS AGAIN MEG2426!

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19  Samus Quilt - Pic Heavy! in Quilting: Completed Projects by antijamsect on: November 01, 2008 10:18:07 PM
A dear friend of mine is getting married and I wanted to do something really special for him and his fiance...they are two of those "people who have everything", and I wanted to give them something a little more unique then some housewares off the registry.  So I decided to make one of the ubiquitous video game quilts! I knew metroid was my friend's fave old school nintendo game, so I went with Samus.  Many many hours on this labor of love later, I am finally finished! I wanted to share how I made it, because I think I used a much easier technique than just sewing thousands of squares.

First, I drew my design and cut the squares. I did 2" squares, the finished design used 1170 squares.

Then I used fusible quilt grid and first laid out the 2" squares into the pattern, then pressed to stick to the fusible.

I sewed the horizontal rows first. Since I needed to use 2 pieces of quilt grid to accommodate the size of my quilt, i just attached the two pieces during this process.

The next step is clipping the seams at each intersection, I didn't get a photo of this, just clip the seams where the vertical fold will cross.
Fold the vertical seam and sew down the row.

Then you are done with the image!

 I added borders to make it larger. 

I sewed the batting, backing, and top together first and flipped inside out like a pillowcase, rather than do binding.  After that I topstitched in 1/4" from the edge making sure to sew the opening from flipping the quilt shut, and quilted the top and it was done.  The finished size is about 56" x 72".  I feel this method is a lot easier to control, making things more precise and saving a lot of sanity instead of sewing each square individually.  I've only done a baby quilt before, so this was my first large undertaking, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

finished quilt


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20  Re: Fill-A-Box Round 8 - THE EPIC GALLERY! (USA Flat-Rate Box, Sendouts by 8/23) in The Swap Gallery by antijamsect on: August 14, 2008 03:04:53 PM
I received from stellato_escuro yesterday, here's a pic!

Fabric, lace, trimmings, button covers, rick rack, a necklace of wooden beads, doll hair, plastic beads, and books!
The Herb book and the necklace are my favs.  THANKS!!!

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