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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Quilting Computer Program on: May 23, 2006 07:15:03 PM
I'm a first time quilter, long time craftster looking for some help. I'm trying to make a quilt for a full size bed (yes, ambitious for the first time project) and it's getting a little out of hand. So, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a quilting program that I could use to design it.

I searched the board and someone recommended Electric Quilt, alas, I am but a poor undergrad student without $60 to spend on a computer program.

Even if you don't use a program, I would appreciate any quilters tips for drawing out my design by hand. Thanks a lot!
2  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Total newbie question about dpn.... on: March 08, 2005 05:13:17 PM
Ahhh... I'm so confused  Huh Huh

I'm stuck on the third step of the Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers, but that doesn't really matter because most knitters should be able to help me out with this.

So it says to cast on, and divide stitches among 3 dpn with 11 st, 10 st, and 11 st. Then it says "Join and beg and ending with k1, work in 2x2 rib until piece measures 1.5" from beg."

I don't understand the meaning of the word "Join" here. Why do I have to divide the stitches just to join them together again? Also, how do I end with k1 on a 2x2 rib with 32 sts total? I'm so lost....

Thanks so much to anyone who helps out this poor little beginner Smiley

3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / What to do with vinyl? on: March 21, 2004 07:19:09 PM
I found a huge piece of clear vinyl and I have no idea what I should do with it... any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks!
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Candy wrapper wallet [text only tutorial] on: March 13, 2004 08:41:29 PM
I'm sure someone's done this before... but I'm gonna make a topic for it.  Grin

 I armed myself with a roll of tape and some candy wrappers and created this wallet.



Tips: Don't use cardboard as a base because it won't stay folded. A regular piece of printer paper will suffice.

Glue the wrappers down with a gluestick first to make it easier to tape down.

Okay, so... lemme try to make instructions.

1. Cut out a piece of paper the size you want your wallet to be. Mine's 8" x 3.25".

2. Gluestick your wrappers down. It won't stay very well, but well enough for you to tape it down.

3. Coat both sides with clear packing tape.

4. Now, make a middle strip to keep your money in place. Basically, it just goes across the wallet. Don't worry about the bottom yet. You can use another sheet of paper for backing/support if you want. I didn't find it necessary.

5. Okay, so now you need a bottom and a place of your IDs and stuff. Cut out a piece of paper the size of your ID and glue the wrappers on. Make a second one and tape them together on the front. DON'T TAPE DOWN THE ENTIRE BACK. You can "laminate" the back of the wrappers, but you need a little sticky strip down the middle. (See picture later)

6. Tape it down to the bottom edge and sides.

7. Cut out the little sticky square that tapes back to the backing. It's a little confusing to explain, so here's a picture:

Errr a little confusing.. Sorry.

Press down on the crease with an iron real quick to make it stay closed.
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Iron-on transfers, etc. on: February 15, 2004 06:45:48 AM
I think I've read just about all the posts on iron-on transfers. I'm left with three questions:

1. Does anyone have a particular brand of iron-on transfer paper that they prefer? I know that I only like Canon photo paper... so maybe it makes a difference with iron-on paper also.

2. Is the freezer paper method "better" than the iron-on method in any way besides cost? (Longer lasting, looks better, etc.)

3. Are those the only options or did I miss something?

Sorry if I'm being repetitive... but I tried to be thorough in reading all the previous posts before I asked. Thanks a lot!!!
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