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11  Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by danni42683 on: March 24, 2009 11:40:21 AM
Everyones projects look AMAZING!
Crafty_rach~ I can start to see the hand coming together. This pattern is beautiful!

Here is the project that I JUST started on over the weekend.

The big project part of this (all the stitching) is 38"x45" when finished. the quilt blocks around the outside will be easy!! LOL As of right now I have all the fabric pieces cut, everything transfered onto the fabric. I have a few snowflakes, and the tree started on the top piece (the part with "walking in a winter wonderland"). I am doing this as a blue work instead of redwork! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this done by Christmas of this year but for some reason with a baby coming in June (and everything I am making for him along with having a five year old and a two year old) I just don't see it happening! LOL Maybe this thread will keep me on track!
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12  Re: Does anyone know the name of the pattern used in this quilt? in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by danni42683 on: March 18, 2009 07:51:34 PM
There are many different ways to put this block together and get the same result!
Here is the "pattern" I have!

You would have to make FOUR blocks in step 1. (each one different) and then put them back together, So you could have a block that is A+C, B+D, E+G, F+H, which gives you eight triangles, which once put together gives you four squares, once you put those four together, you get one big block!!!! (the color ways shown are just made up I would make each square in step 1 out of different fabrics! You could put all your strips together and then cut squares from the main strip then once you pick four squares cut them into triangles and continue to put them back together)

If you follow the strip twist quilt pattern it is the exact same thing pretty much except they use longer strips and instead of cutting squares into triangles you cut triangles right off the main strip!

Good luck I have had this quilt on my "to do" list since I seen a pillow made out of one of these blocks at "an on line selling site"
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13  Re: Son hates button fastners on pants, help! in Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions by danni42683 on: October 28, 2008 05:03:40 PM
could you make something like this for him so it would be easier to remove?

 These are meant for a woman who is pregnant so she can wear her normal pants instead of having to wear maternity pants. the loop is elastic. but you could make the loop something else instead of elastic!
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14  Re: Halloween Costumes for Kids in Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions by danni42683 on: September 11, 2008 08:09:03 PM
I have two of four costumes done, the two that matter!! My daughter is going to be Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz (McCalls Pattern 4948 is SUPER EASY!!) and my son is going to be the cowardly lion (McCalls Pattern 8938 also really easy). I still have two costumes to make, one for my husband and one for me. My husband is going to be the Tin Man and I am going to be the Scare Crow. These have been done for two weeks. (we moved from KY to MO (army move) and I didn't know if I was going to have all my sewing stuff in time to get these done before Halloween)
Here are a couple pictures not the best because they always try to "pose"

The golf ball will not be going trick or treating with us this year!!!!
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15  Library book bag! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by danni42683 on: July 20, 2008 06:29:27 PM
My daughter LOVES going to the library! Normally she gets her books (on average 20) and they put all of them in ONE plastic bag! With that many books in one bag you can not carry the bag or you will be picking books up off the ground so I have just been telling them not to worry about the bag I will just carry the books. Then I was thinking about making some reusable grocery bags the other day. I went looking for some CHEAP but nice fabric for these bags and I found 2.00 a yard denim at walmart! I decided to make Mackenzie a library book bag as the first project!!! It is lined with the same fabric as the outside.

Thank you for looking!
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16  Itty Bitty Baby dress! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by danni42683 on: July 20, 2008 06:25:00 PM
I made this dress for my neighbor who is due the first week of August! She loves Hello Kitty! To give you a little perspective on the size, from the waist (where the skirt starts) to the bottom of the skirt it is only 8 1/2 inches! This is made to fit a newborn 7-9 pounds! The pattern can be found here http://madebyrae.blogspot.com/2008/04/free-itty-bitty-baby-dress-pattern.html Thank you Rae for the pattern!

Thanks for looking!!
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17  Quilt for a baby girl! in Quilting: Completed Projects by danni42683 on: June 17, 2008 10:51:16 AM
My husband is in the Army and we are ALWAYS getting new neighbors. About the time you get close to someone they move, or you move, it ALWAYS happens or seems to at least. So back in March our neighbor moved out, and a new neighbor moved in. She is pregnant with her fourth child, but this will be her first little girl. Her husband is deployed so she moved right in under our wing pretty fast. (We live in a building that is pretty much town houses and we are all VERY close.) She just became one of the bunch fast. So I have been working on a few things for her new baby and this is the quilt that I made for her.

Sorry to write a book just wanted to give you some background.
This was my second quilt, my first was the same pattern just different colors for my mom.
The pattern is called a bento box. Normally it is done with multiple fabrics but I like the look of it with just two.

Thanks for looking
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18  Clothes for the kids!!! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by danni42683 on: July 09, 2007 12:04:39 PM
I am new to this area of the forum, but anyways, here are a couple outfits I made for my daughter and the neighbor girls for the fourth of July.
The backs of them are like the corset apron tops, they are open about 5 inches and they lace up.
The two taller girls are my neighbors daughters, the short one with the pig tails is my daughter. They all had raggy flops to match the outfits but we decided that since we were going to the fair we had better put tenis shoes on them instead.
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19  Diaper Bag!! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by danni42683 on: January 31, 2007 07:55:13 AM

Here is the diaper bag that I drove 60 miles to get the pattern(Butterick B4560) for and then went to oodles of fabric places to get fabric at, and ended up "running into walmart for a few things" and walking past the fabric dept. and seeing this fabric, its kind of a light weight canvas material. The pattern called for fusible fleece, I found some fleece blankets at walmart for 1.00 I bought a bunch of them to use as padding for stuff, I fused them to the material (using wunder-under) for padding. It doesnt have a handle on it yet, I am waiting for the sliders and stuff to get here in the mail. Grr but anyways here it is. Now I just have to order ACU fabric off ebay, and make Blue cording to make one of these for when "the boys" are out, per my husbands request. LoL

thanks for looking!!
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20  My Changable Photo Bag **UPDATED w/ picture Tute.** in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by danni42683 on: January 21, 2007 09:51:29 AM
This is my first post and my frist sewing projects EVER!! I wanted a sewing machine for christmas and I got it. So I decided to make a Photo purse and while looking at other purses online getting ideas my almost three year old decided she needed a purse so I made her a little tote type bag out of Dora material. she carries it EVERYWHERE with her toys in it.


First thing you need to make a template that is just a little smaller than the pictures you plan on using in your purse/bag. having the window just a little smaller than the window allows you to sew around the window and not make the window to big. If once you stitch the window it is just a tad to small for your picture its better to have to trim your picture than it would be to have fabric showing around the inside of the window, it would give it a sloppy look.


1. Once you make your template trace it onto your fabric using a washable pencil.

2. Cut from corner to corner of your rectangle.    

3. Pin each triangle back just to the line that you drew in step one.

4. Cut a piece of vinly that is about a half an inch bigger on all sides than the window. Lay and pin (I use a pin in two corners of the window) to the wrong side of fabric.

5. Place the tissue over the vinly and then sew along the TOP of the window. (I stitch with the right side of the fabric up so I can get close to the window edge.)

6. Pull the tissue away from the stitches slowly just pulling the tissue off.

7. Place a piece of matching fabric (with the right side facing out of the window on the back of the vinyl.Sew around only the THREE remaining sides leaving the TOP of the fabric open. This will create a pocket. Trim the triangles off just even with the vinyl and fabric. (you want about a half an inch of vinly on all sides of the window to prevent ripping. The outer part is done.


8. With the wrong sides of your fabric (the window piece and the front piece you have cut for your lining) facing eachother, make a mark roughly were your pocket begins and ends. Cut from one mark to the other. Making a slit.

9. Fold back just the edge of the slit and sew it in place as close to the edge as you can. the slit does not have to be that big just big enough to get in and get a photo in the window.

10. Cut a piece of matching material just a little larger than the slit is wide. Fold this piece in half (wrong sides together) and sew the ends up.

11. Turn rightside out and sew just above the slit in the fabric.

Finish the purse just like you would any other purse with a lining in it. WHEN SEWING THE LINING IN YOUR BAG MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE WINDOW AND THE SLIT BOTH IN THE SAME POSTITION. The first one of these I made I sewed the lining with the front attached to the back.

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