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21  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / fusible interfacing on: June 27, 2007 12:07:05 PM
sew, i've done a search on this topics and it seems as though lots of people have problems with interfacing.  The brand I usually use is pellon and well...it sux...I tend to get bubbles and it takes for ever to get a strong bond...So my question is, is there a brand that doesn't have this problem that can be purchaced over the internet?  If so let me know!

Also, I got my hands on the best facric ever once.  It had a fusible side to it!  I fusible very quickly with a super strong bond.  But i've never seen anything like it after that... ;o( Does anyone know where to get this type of material??
22  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Help with pin up queen from the original book on: June 25, 2007 07:26:34 PM
I don't understand the "shape shoulders section."  At this point there are 30 stitches bound off in the middle and you have 18 stitches from either end on each needle.  The directions say to attach a new ball of yarn to the neck edge of the let shoulder and finish the row.  Judging from the picture, I added it to the edge that is near the bound off stitches and finished the row.  Now everything is on one needle.  Did i do this right.  It doesn't seem so, but i really don't understand and of the directions in this shoulder shaping section....

I always work on something...get frustrated...post a question...then eventually go back and work on it anyway.... to make a long story short, I think i got it right....i'm still a bit confused on how to sew the neckline up at the end though, so if anyone has any suggestions about how to accomplish that it would be awsome....
23  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / what is this type of quilt called? on: June 24, 2007 08:47:44 PM
I don't have a picture, but I am hoping that someone might still be able to help me out.  I thought that I saw this type of quilt in an ethan allen or an anthropologie catalog.  The quilt consists of small circles (possible octogons) and they are kind of scrunched up or pleated all around.  I thought that it might have been listed as pin wheel, but when I searched for a pin wheel quilt, the style looked different.  So anyway, if someone does know what I am talk about, how hard is it to acomplish.  I've never quilted before, but I am a fairly experienced seemstress.
24  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Question about measuring ribbing on: June 19, 2007 05:40:39 AM
I am currently knitting the back of a sweater in a vertical 2x2 rib  The gauge appears to be right.  However, in order to get the width to be the correct measurement for this section, the piece needs to be stretched a lot.  I am supposed to knit until the length is 14".  Should I still measure it while "slightly stretched" or is this case any different?  The pattern itself does not give any advice on how to measure.
25  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help! knitting my first sweater.... on: June 11, 2007 04:20:13 PM
So I am a bit confused...I am just looking over my pattern before I start, and it says to "work even until the piece measures 18 inches" but my needles are only 14 inches (i couldn't find anything longer...not even sure they make them longer)...Will i still be able to do this? How does it work?
26  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Sewing machine recommondations.... on: May 05, 2007 04:51:38 PM
So my birthday is comming up and I am thinking of asking for a new sew machine....Mine was purchaced about 50 years ago by my grandmother, and is beginning to die on my.  Since I have never been in the market for this before I am not sure of what the good brands are...i am not sure what my price limit is, but my main concerns are wanting to be able to sew layers of thick fabric together with out break a needle and jamming the machine and such, I would also like one with easy to use needle tension and nice top stitching....I am used to a mechanical one, but have been amazing at the number of stitches and embridary capibilities of computerized ones so would not be opposed to them...Does anybody have any suggestions?
27  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Okay...I finished my first crochet project: Blissful Halter on: April 21, 2007 04:32:47 PM
I am very new to crocheting and picked the blissful top for my first crochet project (I know that i should have probably picked something easier, but I am adventurous...).  So now I have two questions:

1.)  This one is about all the stitches:  Are the things in parenthesis to be repeated into the same stitch or repeated into the next stitch?

2.)  For the dc3tog stitch, the last instruction says to draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.  However, I always have 4 loops on my hook at this point and if I draw the yarn though 3 loops, i wind up with 2 loops on my hook at the end of the stitch.  What am I doing wrong?!?!

Please help!!!

Figured it out!
28  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / Does my stuff suck? on: April 06, 2007 08:29:49 AM
Okay...I don't really think my stuff sucks....I love my products...I did make them after all and beleive that they are good enough to be sold...

My question is why are people not buying them?... I have a website (which thankfully now shows up in search engines) and I have some stuff up on etsy.  On etsy people are viewing them, but no one has purchased yet  Huh

Do they not appeal to others?  Do they look better from afar?  Are they too pricey?  Not unique enough?  Let me know what you guys think. 

Here are some links:


29  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / kiln question on: March 14, 2007 09:32:52 AM
I recently purchases a small "test" kiln that was marketed for glass, pmc, jewelry, beads, small pottery, etc.  I havn't received it in the mail yet, but I am pretty sure there is no bead door (bead window).  The kiln opens from the top.  How would one go about making lampwork beads with this kiln?  Is is possible?  Also, while I am here...is a kiln shelf neccessary for glass?   To be honost, i am not even sure of it's purpose.
30  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Maybe I'm just tired...but I can't figure out what the problem is... on: March 06, 2007 08:37:28 PM
My sewing machine was working perfectly....then I must have pulled on the fabric because the needle broke.  So, I changed the needle.  To a more correct one, actually.  i changed it to a needle for knits (I am sewing knit fabric) when before I beleive it was for heavy weight woven.  So anyway, at this point the needle thread ran in a straight line.  So I loosened the pressure.  Now, there are stiches on both sides, but there are skipped stiches on both sides.  (And the needle tension appears to be loose now)

agh...i'm frustrated and would apprecaite any advice that anyone has to offer....
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