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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help! Need ideas for finishing my brother's wedding canopy. on: April 23, 2013 10:18:24 AM
It's up to them, but it was suggested that they may make it into a wall-hanging in their new home together.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Help! Need ideas for finishing my brother's wedding canopy. on: April 23, 2013 09:18:23 AM
I'm making a wedding canopy for my brother's wedding on May 19th. It's made up of 36 square patches on white canvas which all the couple's friends and family decorated for them with well-wishes.

I now have to sew all these squares together. They are 12"x12", with a one inch seam allowance all the way around each one.

I have a really basic sewing machine - it's a Singer Featherweight 221 which belonged to my grandmother in the 1940s. Still works like a dream though. I'm not super experienced, but I'm a quick learner!

I was going to assemble the square in rows first, press the seams open, then attach the rows, much like people do when assembling blocks in quilting. The right sides of the squares will be facing down, over the couple when they get married, and the top likely won't be seen, BUT just in case, I was wondering what the best way to finish the seams or to hide them would be. Do I stitch wide ribbon over top of them creating a grid of borders? Or is there some way of finishing the seams? Or do I stitch a second layer onto the top like in quilting to hide all the stitch work inside? Please help if you can. Here are some pictures of the sort of thing I am doing.



Keep in mind also, that this will be an outdoors wedding if the weather is nice - so some light may shine through the canopy and expose some of the work (by shadow).

Thanks for any and all suggestions!

Below are pictures of my squares.

3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted/Embroidered iPhone (case) on: July 22, 2009 12:20:31 PM
I'm so shocked by the response this is getting.  Thank you guys so much for all the compliments! 
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitted/Embroidered iPhone (case) on: July 19, 2009 11:31:38 AM
It's extra frustrating because all the Apple stores here (Toronto) are fully stocked, but my mobile company won't let us pick up our phones from there. 

It would be easier to cope with if my current phone (Palm Treo 680) wasn't slowly dying on me.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitted/Embroidered iPhone (case) on: July 19, 2009 12:39:16 AM
I ordered an iPhone a while ago from my mobile provider, and they've been sold out and on back-order for ages.  It was making me really sad, so I decided to make my own.  

I left the top seam open so that I could use it as a case IF I ever receive my phone.

6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help needed please! :-) on: February 22, 2009 10:51:01 PM
Did you ever find this pattern?  I'm thinking about buying the French one and translating it.  I'm Canadian, and my French is pretty good, I think.  If I have any luck with it, I can send you a copy.
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Rolling Stones Laptop Case on: February 03, 2009 05:34:38 PM
Thanks guys!  I'll try to get a pattern for the chart up as soon as possible.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rolling Stones Laptop Case on: February 03, 2009 01:41:39 AM
It seems like I finished this ages ago, but I finally got some time to sew in the big red zipper.  I used the fair-isle method for the logo, and then used a big circular to pick up stitches all the way around to do the red roll border.  I wanted the border to be sort of 3-D.  The case itself was a separate piece, which I attached to the logo patch just before seaming.

It fits my 15.4 inch Acer laptop, which is a PC (I know it's confusing because I put an Apple sticker on it).  I charted the logo using a print-out and tracing paper with a chart, trying my best to keep the shape.  I know it's only rock n roll, but I like it.  Thanks for looking!!

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Multi-textured Peacock Scarf on: October 23, 2008 08:40:05 PM
I made this scarf using Lion Brand Fun Fur in black, knit together with Bernat MAX yarn in Big Country (which I hear has since been discontinued).  Bernat Max is a great yarn because it varies in weight throughout and creates interesting texture in the stitching.  I left the tassels without fun fur because I liked having the pure colour at the ends for the accent. 

Should be perfect for the coming colder weather!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: some cute funky domino pendants on: October 23, 2008 10:42:00 AM
I love the ones in the first pic.  Do you sell these?
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