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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quilt with photos on: June 12, 2007 08:18:06 AM
I've used their paper:


as well as their's:


I haven't used this but it looks interesting:


I scanned my photo into my computer so that I could size it.  After trying a practice print I found I needed to make some color adjustments to the photo since it was coming out a little green and I upped the saturation to compensate for the transfer losing a bit in the process.

Hope this helps...

I just found this based on someone else's post:

2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: first sublime project - darling dachshunds tea towel - any suggestions on: June 11, 2007 01:50:12 PM
You're going to have so much fun getting back into embroidery!

I'm not sure what kind of suggestions you're looking for so I will just suggest a couple things based on what I might want to hear in the same situation:

- practice on a scrap piece of material (I personally am sort of a perfectionist so if I hadn't embroidered in awhile I'd want to practice my stitches)

- while I'm practicing I'd wash the fabric provided in the kit so that its ready when I am (I tend to be impatient and will skip the material preparation step only to regret it later)

- Don't be afraid to combine multiple images from the transfer sheet into a composition on the towel (Because I'm obsessive, I scan the whole transfer sheet into the computer and cut and paste the images until I create something I'm happy with.  Then I print it out and use a transfer pen to make it "transferable".  If you don't want to use the computer you can do the same thing by tracing the images onto plain paper and really cut and paste until your composition is set and then use the transfer pen to transfer the composition onto another blank sheet of paper using either a light box or a window)

- share your final product because its fun to get comments!

happy stitching!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern help!! How do I transfer it??? on: June 11, 2007 01:21:19 PM
You can use the sulky iron on transfer pen on paper (like just regular copier/printer paper) then iron it onto your fabric - you don't have to draw directly onto the fabric (which I think is what you're saying you did for your florida leaf, right?).

I size images on my computer (but you don't have to use a computer), print them out and then use a window or light table to transfer the design onto a blank sheet of paper with the sulky pen.

Just remember if you're doing lettering to reverse it so that when you iron it on it reads right!

I hope this makes sense & helps you out...

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: book for beginners on: May 21, 2007 03:25:02 PM
I'm a beginner - like so much of a beginner that I haven't completed my first project yet! 

Anyhow, my mom quilts and she's tried to teach me but I'm not good with learning that way - I really like having a book that I can follow and go back to as I needed.  I got this book out of the library and found it helpful:

5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Aunt Martha's Patterns on: May 21, 2007 02:29:27 PM
I'm not sure what kinds of patterns you're looking for or if you are already familar with these websites but thought I'd suggest:

(* click on library, then design to access a bunch of categories)



Also, try ebay - there are always alot of embroidery auctions.  Some of the prices get pretty high, but sometimes you can get a "lot" with a bunch of designs for a reasonable rate if you spread the cost out over many transfers.

If you know which specific Martha patterns you're wanting you could post the names and see if anyone has a set they're willing to part with.

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for Patchwork Dog instructions on: May 18, 2007 07:03:52 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you pibbgirl!

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Looking for Patchwork Dog instructions on: May 17, 2007 07:33:08 PM

I'm new to sewing but am an old hand at thrifting.  I recently saw a dog like this one (listed on ebay), at an estate sale but didn't buy it:


And then I got my latest issue of Adorn and there was one on page 96 in an article about Deyse Schmidt...

Fate is trying to tell me something!  I'd like to try making one but haven't had any luck searching the internet for instructions - anyone have any suggestions?


8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Aunt Martha's Patterns on: May 10, 2007 02:37:37 PM
Here you go:


(I'm not sure how to do the link thing - but it should work even if you copy & paste)

I ordered from them recently - they were pretty quick.

Plus there were alot of designs I'd never seen at retail before...

Happy stitching!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Looking for Metal Glue Reccomendations on: May 10, 2007 01:15:01 PM
I recently decided to try making my own rings & have purchased some ring blanks to use as a base. 

I purchased Aleene's Jewelry Metal Glue at Michael's the other day but was wondering if others with more experience would recommend something else.  It seems to be bonding well but its very thick so its difficult to work with.

I will be adhering plastic and metal to the blanks so I need something that will work on different materials.

Any suggestions would be very appreciated and happy crafting!

10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Heart Banner Valentine's Gift - many images on: February 13, 2007 08:33:22 AM
I made this for my mom for Valentine's Day.  I purchased the hearts pre-cut at Hobby Lobby then embellished them with embroidery, sequins, foam, fabric & my first attempt using transfer printer paper.  Thanks for looking!

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