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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help needed: How to fix this quilt on: March 18, 2012 02:52:09 PM
Thanks for the help, particularly about the direction of the fish. I think I can convince myself of the logic of water-currents and fish swimming directions, but if I can't I have a fair bit of fabric and could always take my chance with the bias!

Actually, could it be interfaced with really light fusible interfacing to prevent stretching, or would it be better to leave it to chance and sew carefully?

And I probably will go with the on-point style, since that was what the pattern I'm working with called for anyway =)
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: fast piecing HSTs? Best way? on: March 18, 2012 05:35:09 AM
I agree with the above poster. 7/8" is such a weird measurement to get one's head around. Then again, I was never good at fractions.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Help needed: How to fix this quilt on: March 18, 2012 05:28:02 AM
So I'm notoriously bad at choosing fabric for my quilts, and the current quilt I'm working on has some designs that are really bothering me, so I thought I'd ask for suggestions from more knowledgable types as to what I should do with it.

The actual pattern I'm working off says to lay it out like this:

Now, the pattern closeup looks like this:

So I thought maybe I should lay it out straight so that all of the lines were going horizontal... which looks like this:

So, do you think the goldfish are too much? Should I do the diagonal, the horizontal, or buy new fabric for the large squares?

4  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Help dying a dark red a lighter, more vibrant shade of red on: August 04, 2010 01:30:45 AM
I recently brought this cardigan:


However, the color on the website is not really that accurate, and its more of a deeper color of red, half way to a maroon. I'd like to work out to get it the vibrant shade of red it is on the website.

The label says its 100% cotton.

I'd just put it on a hot wash and see if I could make the color bleed out a bit, but I'm not sure it would shrink the cardigan =S.

Any ideas would be appreciated~!
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / How would you alter skirt pattern for vertical gathering (Belle's ballgown)? on: November 25, 2009 06:15:09 PM
I have purchased a pattern to alter for Belle's ballgown (Butterick b4918).

However, I didn't know how much I should lengthen the skirt panels by in order to gather them vertically. I was wondering if anyone had any experience doing this and could give me some tips/ideas.

Thanks =3
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