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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / coasters? on: September 25, 2008 05:43:09 PM
Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with coasters? I've done quite a bit of traveling and collected coasters from each country. They are all different shapes and sizes. I was trying to think of a way I could tastefully display them in my house. I would have loved to do a coffee table top under glass, but I don't need any more tables.  Any ideas or pictures of what you have done with coasters would be great!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Lotta Jansdotter's apron? on: January 09, 2008 06:46:16 PM
Has anyone made the apron from Lotta's book Simple Sewing? Any idea of how to turn that into a wearable shirt? I was thinking about just a large band across the back, but I'm not sure how to do that.  Anyone else have ideas?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / tutorial like this? apron shirt on: December 30, 2007 03:39:00 PM
I'm looking for a tutorial to make a shirt like this.  These are actual aprons, but I would like to make an apron dress type thing to wear over a tshirt and jeans.

Anyone know of any patterns or tutorials that are close?


4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / jumper tutorial? on: December 27, 2007 01:33:40 PM
I have some knit cloth I'm trying to find a use for. It's really thin and stretchy. Does anyone have a tutorial for a jumper? The kind with straps and a button on each side. I was thinking either a jumper for a wrap top. A tutorial for either one would be great!

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / interesting stitch? on: December 22, 2007 09:21:30 AM
I have to make a VERY last minute gift for my sister in law. I'm going to knit her a scarf out of very chunky yarn to make it fast. Does anyone know of an interesting and EASY stitch I could do? I want to make something other than stockinette or garter.

Thanks! Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of fabric? on: December 12, 2007 09:38:58 AM
How do you make a lining?
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of fabric? on: December 12, 2007 06:36:12 AM
When I'm in the fabric store I do a hand test. I hold my hand under the fabric, if I can see my hand through it then I know it's too thin to be worn as clothing. So far none of the quilting fabric has passed the test. I don't order online because I can't see how thin the fabric is. Sad
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of fabric? on: December 11, 2007 12:51:52 PM
Are there other fabrics that are cotton, but not the thin stiff quilt fabric?

And what kind of fabric do you use to make tops?
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What kind of fabric? on: December 11, 2007 11:21:07 AM
Most of the skirts I like just say "Cotton" on the tag. Then I think...what kind of cotton? Because that quilting material is all cotton, but if I made a skirt out of that everyone would see my undies! Smiley

I really like this skirt...

It just says "Cotton, lined with cotton"
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / anyone know of a pattern like this? on: December 11, 2007 11:16:59 AM
Does anyone know of a pattern similar to the shape of this sweater?

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