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1  UNITED STATES / West Virginia / Anyone in the Weirton area? on: January 15, 2008 08:15:27 PM
We just moved here, and I'm wondering if anyone else is in the area.
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Getting artwork manufactured as iron-ons... on: June 12, 2007 07:28:15 AM
Anyone know how to go about this?  I suppose my other option is sending them to the Great Jenny Hart for her perusal and perhaps acceptance, but it would be nice to make/have them made and sell them under my own name as well, not to mention give the transfers as gifts to a few of my crafty family members & friends.  Any ideas?  I've done some searching but haven't had a lot of luck.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Question about Butterick 4742 - Double Fold after cutting? on: May 25, 2007 07:30:56 PM
I am working on this skirt:


It's view D.  My only question is that the pattern shows something I've not seen before and I want to make sure I'm reading the instructions right.  They say, "Stitch front and back sections together at side with large circle, leaving free above large circle (this side becomed left front and left back).  Stitch front and back together at remaining side."

Here's a snapshot I took (backwards because it's done with a Mac PhotoBooth):

Am I understanding this properly?  I was going to make a lining for the skirt with muslin, but if I'm cutting, sewing together, and then folding up to sew again, there's no point in that.    I feel like an idiot but would like to get this right - I really like the print and my hubby even made a point of saying, "Wow, that's really nice fabric."  lol

Thank you so much!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / * arrrgh! * Need hemming help... on: May 09, 2007 11:15:43 AM
I feel like such a nitwit, but I'm having a wonderfully difficult time hemming the dress I'm making.


It's a somewhat full skirt - definitely not a fitted skirt, and the fluttery-ness of it means the string powdered with talcum (or baking powder) didn't work too well.  I have scoliosis and one hip is noticably higher than the other, and I like to kind of hide this by hemming things properly.  We're rather new in town, and don't know many people, so there isn't anyone I can ask for help...I hate to take this to a tailor just to have it hemmed, but I'm on the verge.  The flutteryness means standing at the table edge won't work, either...right?  (I stood there for a few moments trying, but how I'd do the back I'll never know, lol.)

Does the Dritz EZ Hem work for anyone?  I'm at the end of my rope and irritated that I lost my momentum.  Believe it or not, this dress has been waiting to be hemmed for a nearly a MONTH.  I can't seem to get it right no matter what I do!  *sigh* Sad
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Full-length apron for embroidery? on: May 03, 2007 08:29:22 PM
I want to embroider some BBQ aprons for my dad & uncle (obviously, embroider with manly things...lol).  Any suggestions for where to find appropriate aprons, the full-length white kind, that are good for embroidery?  I've seen some at Target and am tempted to try but want to see if anyone else has done this.  Thank you! Smiley
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Swallows & rickrack iPod cozy with headphone pocket... on: April 29, 2007 03:02:37 PM
I did this using the Crafty Daisies tutorial (http://craftydaisies.com/2007/01/15/ipod-cozy/), and I made it in the car to boot! Smiley 

Here's the little pocket for the headphones.  I just cut the back piece to be long enough to form a 'pocket' inside the flap to tuck the headphones into.  Sorry, this shot isn't as clear, but you get the idea:

 My next attempt will be one that looks like our kitty, Remmy.  That'll be more labour-intensive, though, and I wanted something quick & dirty to protect our new toy (Hubby and I bought it for each other as a wedding anniversary gift) during our trip.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Marking your fabric on: March 20, 2007 10:23:11 AM
So, what's the most efficient way to mark your fabric before sewing?  I don't mind putting tailor's stitches in for darts, but adding stitches alllllll the way around each piece of fabric for my seam allowances, etc. takes forever and it's starting to drive me crazy.  I've tried every pen and pencil at Joann's but none work (esp. the disappearing ink ones - the ink disappears almost instantly, not exactly long enough to sew pieces together!).  Granted, I'm a newbie at this sewing thing and teaching myself, but I am getting nothing done, and that means not making any money.  So, what do you do?  What do you recommend?  Thanks! 
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Star City Sound - Whatever happened to... on: March 07, 2007 01:44:33 PM
Anyone know what happened to Star City Sound?  Both of her sites are down, and it's pretty odd.  Thanks!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Colonial Patterns flour sack quality? on: February 25, 2007 09:08:37 PM
Has anyone ordered flour sacks from http://www.colonialpatterns.com?  Comments on quality/absorbency/stitchability?

Thanks. Smiley
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Blue alien kitty dishtowel on: February 10, 2007 08:52:29 PM
I started needlepointing for the long drives between our home, my parents', and the in-laws' home.  Smiley  This is my first - two normal kitties and an alien kitty. Wink


They are quite happy surveying my activities in the kitchen.  Wink
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