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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Help! Cotton jersey fabric gets stuck in feed dogs on: April 19, 2011 07:33:15 PM
I bought enough of a remnant to make a shirt out of that is cotton jersey material. After cutting everything and trying to sew seams... everytime I start a new seam, it just bunches it all up inside the feed dogs and starts creating holes in my fabric.

Last month I used a slighty heavier jersey knit and my machine handled it fine. What can I do for this thinner cotton jersey short of trying to interface the seams of every piece to make it thicker?
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Need advice for a Semi-Amish Quilt on: October 21, 2010 08:59:10 PM
I'm currently taking a humanities seminar called Cultural Approaches to Tourist Arts. For our final project we have to do something (anything really) that has to do with one of the course objectives.

I sew and have dabbled in small quilted things, so I decided to do an almost-Amish quilt for my project and talk about how nowadays quilts are made more "touristy" and how its a border crossing to have an Amish quilt done in a slightly modern way. I've been through several Amish sections of the US (Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana) and have seen both quilt stores and fabric stores where both modern and Amish people buy their goods.

So here's my plan:
Make a Diamond in a Square pattern using traditional colors of red, purple, and black, but instead of solids use patterned fabrics. Also, I'm machine piecing this.

I'm making a 3' x 3' quilt as I only have 1 month to complete this.

This is the quilt I'm modeling mine after:

What advice do you have for this project? I'm still debating whether or not I'm going to hand quilt it or machine quilt it on a basic sewing machine (I have confidence it's small enough of a project I can do it on my Singer).
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Patchwork purse on: July 27, 2010 08:01:49 PM
Relatively new to sewing, but set out to make a purse the other night with some of the squares from one of those "100 4"x4" squares!" deals off ebay. Used 44 squares in total, all with the same pattern but various color variations.

The outside.

The inside. Lined with zipper pocket that is as big as one side of the purse, plus two mini pockets made with the same squares from the inside.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: strawberry baby hat on: March 19, 2010 01:56:53 PM
I've been debating whether or not to do seeds in duplicate stitch... thanks for the input, I probably will Smiley

As for other fruits... I may use the same general idea, but use purple and some kind of circular/bobble stitch pattern with a different leaf top for grapes.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / strawberry baby hat on: March 15, 2010 12:27:26 PM
Needed to make up some baby hats for a craft fair I'm selling at soon, so I sat down and whittled this out:

A strawberry hat that goes down over the ears and ties loosely.

With a fun little leafy top Smiley
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Jorah Hadley & Murray gloves - two designs from a newbie designer (img heavy) on: December 30, 2008 08:15:27 AM
Last night I decided to finally finish two designs that have been on my needles awhile and post up their patterns.

The first is a t-shirt kind of deal called Jorah Hadley that I've had hiding in my dorm room for 4 months, waiting for me to complete only 15 rows of a sleeve. So I finally had to stop being a procrastinator last night and finished.

Bustband detail...

Body detail...

The second is a glove design called the Murray Gloves.

What do you think?
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Madhyama Flying Gloves on: September 25, 2008 12:49:58 PM

I think I've found the perfect project for some yarn I've had lying around for awhile...
8  Florida / Florida: Central / Re: UCF area craftsters!!! on: September 12, 2008 10:13:21 AM
I live on campus.

I knit, crochet, tat, and have slightly ventured into reconstruction, simple sewing, jewelry-making, etc.

Definitely would be interested in a general crafting club.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Hoedown Whirlaway Dress on: August 20, 2008 08:30:01 PM
Very cute! Love the bandana material
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: salina sweater! on: August 18, 2008 08:07:13 PM
love it. this is kind of something i've been looking for lately, so i'm glad i ran into this... off to find the pattern.
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