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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Hexagons on: September 15, 2009 08:28:05 AM
Hi everyone,

I've been wanting to make a hexagon quilt for some time. Today I went to a local quilt shop, and asked if they had any hexagon paper pieces - unfortunately they don't stock them, but they did have one of these:


I bought one. At the time it looked very simple, since my rotary cutter and I are currently on speaking terms. But thinking about it, I don't understand how you then piece the hexagons together.

The ruler means that the paper aspect is unnecessary, right? You just cut a hexagon straight out of fabric. But how do you then sew them together? In all the tutorials I have seen, the fabric is folded around the paper, and then you whip-stitch them together. How do you that with one of these, unless you use an iron to press the seam allowance down? Or would it be easier to try and machine sew it?

Help a confused quilter please!

2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Nahnahnahnah BATMOOSE! on: September 02, 2009 11:41:41 AM
That is so cute!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cathedral Window Dress on: August 26, 2009 12:57:08 PM
That is really gorgeous
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: To ruffle or not to ruffle? on: August 26, 2009 08:55:27 AM
The ruffle looks gorgeous
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Jacket alteration on: August 26, 2009 08:54:54 AM
Thank you for the advice! It's really helpful  Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Jacket alteration on: August 25, 2009 07:21:34 AM
Hi everybody! I'm new to sewing clothes (more of a patchwork type girl myself), and this is my first trip over this side of the forum. *waves*

I've just bought a men's RAF jacket from ebay, quite cheaply. It's a size small, and it fits me like a coat (I'm 5'2"). I like the length, and I don't want to tamper with it too much.

I'd just like to know, is there any way for me to bring the waist in slightly, to make it a little bit more feminine? As it is, I look like I'm wearing my Dad's coat! I'm quite curvy, and I feel a bit swamped by the straight lines of the jacket. I'm under there somewhere!

Would I have to unpick the lining and resew the seam, or is there a way of using darts or something? I'm a total novice and I wanted advice before I went hacking away at a lovely jacket. It's a wool jacket, too, which of course makes it more difficult to sew through.

Any advice? I can take some photos if that would help.
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: First Completed Quilt: Wonderland Charm Pack Quilt on: July 16, 2009 07:23:22 AM
I've been eyeing up the Wonderland fabric for ages, wondering whether I can justify it for my fabric stash, without a particular project in mind.

Now I've seen this I absolutely HAVE to have this fabric. Utterly beautiful.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Christmas Charm Quilt on: July 13, 2009 10:46:23 AM
he's a patterdale/jack russell cross! you're the first person I've met to realise he totally looks like a patterdale. Everyone asks me if he's a black jack russell, and if I've had his tail docked, and I have to explain that he came that way!! And when I tell them he's a patterdale they say they've never heard of it.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Another round of hats! on: July 13, 2009 08:51:50 AM
That ladybird hat is lovely. Did you design it or use a pattern or improvise? It's wonderful
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Unemployed and making a lot of crap!! on: July 13, 2009 08:19:59 AM
That dress is so beautiful and the photographs are just so elegant and stylish!
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