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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Question and suggestions for Not Straight binding on: October 01, 2008 11:17:08 PM
Hello all.
I'm piecing together my second quilt, basically pieced hexegons with tumbling box flowers. Anyways, I'm nearing the end and thinking about the binding. I was first thinking cutting the edges straight. Now i'm wondering if i can leave it as is and bind the jagged edge. This is what they kinda looks like; 2 sides _/-\_/-\_/-\_/-\_, and other 2 sides  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\.

So questions. If i leave as is,  is the binding technique the same. And will the binding lay flat around all the curves?
Thanks for your help. Also open to suggestions. 

You guys are very funny. It was rather late when i was sewing the last pieces on, and thought i would get the question out of my head before going to sleep. I'm still a little sleepy, but was so happy to see replies I wanted to post a pic for you guys. I don't have my camera right now so i took a pic with the cell. 

sorry so small i couldn't get the image to post right so i had to post link.

I am planning to cut binding fabric on the bias. When i was planning on doing straight edges, I was going to do a thicker binding 1 1/2" to 2", but i think if its all wonky edge it should be thinner. What do you think?

I'm not even sure if this is a specific style of quilt. I bought a couple template stamps from stamps by kate, at the long beach quilt show, and came up with this. It's going to be a lap quilt for my grandma, i got this great I love grandma flannel fabric for the back, which is good so she'll remember i made it for her, maybe. But anyways i like the idea of fallowing the edge as is, I think it will give a lot of visual interest. I'm not scared to try, i just need a little direction, or suggestions. You all are so nice thank you.
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / mosaic grout question on: July 23, 2008 10:33:49 AM
I just finished tiling a 38" round table. I'm scared to start grouting, not sure i have enough grout. I'm pretty new to mosaic, so i was looken around for some tips, and doin math. By my calculations, and formulas i found on the web, my table is about 7 sq. ft.. And from what i've been reading you either need a pound or a cup of grout per sq. ft.? I'm confused please help. I have 4 pounds, do i need more? 

3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / that ebay (venting) on: July 21, 2008 07:18:13 PM
i've been trying all weekend to get a serger, then today i thought i totally got it n someone swooped in and took it from me. this bidding is frustrating
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / first post looken for help (wanted to ad pics) on: July 19, 2008 10:13:14 AM
This is my first post, and I'm totally inspired by all you crafty crafters, and i know you can offer lots of help

Back story: This all started with wanting to make my friend a large bag, but figured i should start with a practice run.  So, i went thru my stash found a leather vest and a beautiful pink dress (should have taken pictures of first life, oh well). I went for aesthetics instead of ease on the practice run.

After cruising the pages of crafster i decided on a pleated hobostyle.
Started with a sheer pink fabric with,i think there called, pinch pleats
I've lined the sheer fabric with an upholstery weight fabric, i'm planning on stitching down the underside of the pleats, then i was going to add interfacing

my questions is: can i add pleats on top of the original pleats at the top of the bag to give it fullness, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated before i wing it

p.s sorry i wanted to ad pics but it looks like i have to do some posting first
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