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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tropical cat explosion cult robe. on: April 06, 2009 09:23:17 AM
Wow...just...wow. I'm speechless.  Undecided
2  Texas / Texas: Central / Re: AUSTIN: Not Exactly *New in town, but........... on: March 12, 2009 10:44:44 AM
I'm relatively new in town also (moved here by way of Santa Fe, NM in August of 2008). I didn't realize I could search for other crafty people on Craftster! I don't know too many people in town yet, but I'm hoping to change that!

Have you checked out the Rio Rita on Thursday nights? I was wondering what that was like. I was thinking about going there next Thursday (3/19/09). Any insight you can give me would be great.

(BTW, I mostly embroider, quilt, make papel picado and a bunch of other things.)

Maybe we can meet there and craft.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: disappearing nine patch on: July 03, 2008 03:43:50 PM
well, i think it looks great!

i am a new quilter (working on my first one right now!) i have never attempted to machine quilt anything before - tell me how your experience was with this one. sometimes i feel like a baby since i want to send my stuff out to a longarm quilter and not even bother with machine quilting myself - almost like i'm cheating, but then i think that i don't have the time/patience/desire/space to do it myself, so that snaps me back to reality.

4  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: ? about threads on: June 16, 2008 08:34:05 AM
As far as floss goes, I always use DMC floss. The colors are consistent if I need to buy more of a color I've run out of - plus it's easier to find.

Needle size - I just grab one, but I always make sure it's an embroidery needle and not too big for the cloth or the project I'm working on. I just eye-ball it. I'm not too picky.

Depending on the project and the detail, I'll use anywhere from 3 threads to 1 thread. I generally don't use the split stitch, so I can use 3 threads with no problem (I mainly use a stem stitch or a backstitch for outlining.) 1 thread if I'm working on faces and fine detail. If I want big coverage, I'll use the whole 6 threads, but I'll reserve that for filling in areas with a satin stitch and such.

Don't be afraid to experiment - If you don't like the way something is turning out, pull it out and start over.

Hope that helps!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: wrap skirt pattern? on: May 12, 2008 01:39:34 PM
try this: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=101

you can modify the pattern to your liking. otherwise, if you have that skirt, you can make your own pattern from taking the measurements. be sure to allow for overhang and seam allowances and such.  Wink

good luck!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: beaded calculator cozy on: April 29, 2008 12:42:20 PM
Awesome! I'm a big ol' math geek and I have a TI-89. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm going to make my calculator a sleeping bag too!

Love the bead work! You did a great job.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Bon Voyage Placemats on: April 01, 2008 10:20:28 AM
Very nice! I need a vacation too...mine will come in May! Phew!

To dress these up a bit more, maybe you can add some rickrack around the perimeter. Rickrack makes everything more fun.  Cheesy   I've been adding it to all my projects lately.

8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Sublime Stitching ber secret tea towel tour on: March 26, 2008 04:07:18 PM
Here's a photo of the finished tea towel. At least this one didn't go "missing". I'm sad I wasn't a part of this tour (even though I was a contributer to the first towel tour.) sigh.  Cry

9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making own transfer on: March 26, 2008 03:59:03 PM
This is how I would do it:

1. If the image is in your computer, use photoshop to reverse the image. (Make it a mirror image of its former self. Does that make sense?)  Huh

2. Get yourself a Sulky transfer pen (available online or in most craft/sewing stores) and some tracing paper and trace the image.

3. Iron it onto your fabric like a normal iron-on transfer (ink side down) and stitch away.

Have fun!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Betting on some zzz... on: March 24, 2008 03:33:40 PM
This is wicked awesome! Beautiful work! I love it, love it, love it!  Cheesy
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