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1  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / How do you get it all there? on: July 16, 2012 10:00:59 AM
SI haven't taken the plunge and done a craft fair yet, but what's stopping me is my car!  When I look at the list of stuff I would need to take with me--tables, my inventory...I wonder how in the world I could manage it all by myself in my little Saturn Ion. 

Talk to me about getting your stuff there and setting up by yourself.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / String quilts and quilting them on: January 20, 2012 06:20:30 PM
So I made a string quilt top, foundation pieced on muslin, and I love it.  Still haven't found the perfect backing fabric for it, but I realized tonight that when I do, I will need to figure out how I'm quilting it.  I was planning on just using a flannel backing with no batting because it's already so heavy with all the seams and the muslin foundation, and then binding it like normal, but how do you all quilt something like that?  In the ditch doesn't really work because the seams are wonky on purpose, and free motion would look strange, I think, or would it?

There's a pic in my gallery.

How would you quilt this?  Thanks!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions / OK....sewing a wedding dress? on: November 11, 2010 07:14:36 AM
I have been asked to sew a wedding dress for a young friend (26) getting married.  I'm in a bit of a panic about it because she's 5'2" and 357 pounds.  She knows I'm not an expert seamstress, but she knows I sew well enough.  She said she doesn't want something traditional, but I'm worried about the pattern.  From my preliminary research, I'm not finding any patterns that would fit her, so I'm thinking I'm going to end up designing this thing myself.  I think she knows that, and since they have very little money, I'm thinking she thinks she won't find something suitable commercially made, so I'm her best option.  My first thought is to try to find a dress in a similar style at a thrift store to use as the basis for the pattern and go from there.  Anyone have any other suggestions besides the obvious of doing it in muslin first?  Tips for sewing a wedding dress?  Things I can practice?
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Can anyone help me with threading a Pfaff Hobbylock 4752? on: January 24, 2010 12:21:08 PM
I got it used, and I've read the manual and threaded and rethreaded a bajillion times, and when I think I have it, the looper threads seem to be very loose, and adjusting the tension doesn't seem to help.  Any other ideas?  I can't find anything searching Pfaff's website.

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