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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anti-Logo/brands idea??Help!! on: February 22, 2005 05:58:33 AM
check out http://www.unbrandamerica.com or http://www.adbusters.com for info on the black spot campaign. i did a black spot over a gap logo and wrote "unbrand america" in black letters underneath. gets the point across beautifully.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: beaded and sequined change purses on: January 13, 2005 02:44:12 PM
just a note about using the images from ephemera now - this is the info from their website:

"PLEASE NOTE: The images on this site are embedded with an invisible digital watermark and IPTC metadata. While we don't own rights to the original public-domain materials used to create these images, we do own the scans we've made they represent a considerable investment in equipment, source materials and labor over the past five years. Please, no borrowing."

i would say that pretty much answers the use question.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: messenger bag with gusset tutorial on: January 07, 2005 05:46:00 AM
i noticed she posted the same thing on the bookbag tutorial. maybe it's a grammatical error. maybe she means "i love this tutorial!!!", something we're all in agreement with. this tutorial ROCKS!  Wink
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: *Vinyl with Trim "Jordy!" Picture heavy!* on: December 29, 2004 01:59:57 PM
some tips for fabric that frays:
use pinking shears.
interface it with iron on interfacing before you cut it out.
try a little fray-stop.
baste your seams before you sew.
sew with a bigger seam allowance.
curse alot.
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: snap cuff - not to be confused with "snap bracelets" on: December 08, 2004 06:04:32 AM
you can get snaps at the fabric store, craft store, variety store, harware store.... there's lots of different kinds too - silver, brass, pearl, colored.  fabric and craft stores usually have the best selection. you put them on with a little setter tool made just for snaps, or you can use a grommet setter. the first time you buy them make sure you get the package that has the tool in it. after that you can just buy refill packs. it's a 3 part operation. one part of the snap has little prongs that you put thru your fabric, then you place a flat disc part over that and bang it in place with the setter and a hammer. then you put the other piece on the other end of your bracelet (it has prongs too) and bang it in place. it sounds confusing, but the tool comes with instructions that are really quite simple to follow. the hard part is getting it lined up perfectly before you "set". sometimes you'll mess up a couple before you get one perfect, but you'll get better with practice.

good luck!
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 2 Quilts From Old Jeans And Flannel Shirts on: December 06, 2004 06:46:10 PM
thanks dyabolica - i got the piecing done and washed it. it frayed out nicely. i have a really cute red floral flannel sheet i'm not using anymore so i think i'll use that for the back. thanks for the tips!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag Tutorial on: December 03, 2004 01:06:27 PM
for the padded bag try  batting - they sell it in the quilt department and as it's made for padding quilts it should be easier to sew. it comes in iron on or sew in, and in varying thicknesses.

as for the cardboard question - i don't know if anyone has tried that but i know a few people have used needlepoint canvas. good luck!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 2 Quilts From Old Jeans And Flannel Shirts on: November 23, 2004 02:40:44 PM
i bought a pair of jeans for my daughter at the thrift this weekend and they turned out to be too small. i was trying to figure out how to put them to good use when i remembered this thread, so i am finally starting on a jeans blanket of my own (tho my boyfriend is eyeballing it so maybe it will end up being a xmas present). so far it's really cute and i'm very excited to have it finished. the only thing is i don't have any flannel shirts to use for the back so i am thinking i will have to quilt it to a backing after i get it done. i am thinking polarfleece - just cut a piece big enough to back the quilt and stitch down the seams of the denim. ... does this sound like it will work? have you used other things to back your other ones? any suggestions?
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Monopoly board purse on: November 22, 2004 12:11:53 PM
i think using the book purse tutorial idea is a great way to go since the boards are so thick. you may have to trim the sides of the board where you cut it in order to make the edges look cleaner but you could glue on some hem tape or biding or use electrical tape, duct tape...

here's the tut for the book purse:


using a game board for a bag is such a great idea - good luck!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: capn' crunch handbag! on: November 21, 2004 05:40:20 PM
keen as peach: thanks! the tut is on page 2. no pics, but pretty easy to follow.

diyeon: yeah! post a pic of the rice krispies bag? pretty please?

cherrymonkett: i got my grommet setter at joann's - i think it was around $15. the strap on the ding dong purse is a piece of wide elastic (old - so w/ very little stretch left, and stretched when stitched so won't stretch at all anymore. in other words, i would have used wide ribbon had i had some but i didn't so i improvised) with a piece of black ribbon stitched on it. i punched holes in the black ribbon so the white shows thru to give it extra cuteness.
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