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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Clothes Quilt on: June 02, 2008 08:36:53 AM
That is so cute!  I really thought about doing something like that for my kids.  No clue how I'd start it, but I like the idea!
22  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Hot Glue and Doll Hair? on: March 29, 2008 06:03:07 PM
I have a doll here, it has a crocheted hat hot glued to her head/hair.  I want to get this hat off of her, and the only way I can think is to cut it.  I'd rather not do that and leave as much hair as possible in contact.  Is there anything I can do or anything I can put in her hair to get the hat unglued from it?  By hot glue, I mean from a hot glue gun/glue stick.  Any suggestions would be wonderful!!!
23  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Yo Gabba Gabba I made Brobee! ((EDIT: Added PATTERN)) on: March 29, 2008 02:58:16 PM
OMG my 3 yo just saw that and shouted "Yo Gatta Gatta" (how she says it) and "Brobee!"  She's in love with him now, and now I think I'm going to have to try out your pattern for her!  lol
24  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES / Re: St. Louis, MO Web Site on: March 29, 2008 01:23:25 PM
I had to reply because my husband is from across the river in IL and so vacations are always in St. Louis to visit family. My kids LOVED (and so did my husband and I) the city museum. So much fun. And the Butterfly house was very pretty my daughter still remembers visiting and its been about three years! Just had to comment!

Thats too funny, I'm right across the river in Il too.  About an hour away from downtown.  I've been thinking of taking my kids to the city museum, but not sure if their too young yet.  Especially for the price (I'd like to take them to the aquarium too).  Maybe this summer we may do something besides the Zoo
25  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Why Can't I Stitch in the Ditch??? on: August 12, 2007 10:14:39 AM
The walking foot will help you a TON!!!  I tried the free motion foot too and I was all over the place, I did the walking foot and it almost looks professional...lol
26  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My 1st (Practice) Quilt! on: August 07, 2007 02:06:17 PM
For the next, I am actually thinking of making more at around this size and selling them as a nice heavy duty, thick changing blanket for babies.  I haven't figured out how well they are going to sell, but I am still in the planning phase on that.  I want to look at more patterns and styles for the next one.  I don't think I'd like to do just plain squares again, but try a little more intricate!

And yes I did the machine binding on both sides.  I did the sew the front then flip it over and sewed along the first stitch!  It worked very well and went very quick.  I got hung up on one of the corners, because at that particular corner, was the seam of my binding strip.  It was hard sewing through those layers, but other than that I did not to bad.  I think there was only one spot about half an inch long I had to go back and resew down because it wasn't pulled down low enough!  I am just so proud of it, and went out and bought a ton of new fabric today to start my next!
27  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My 1st (Practice) Quilt! on: August 04, 2007 06:31:57 PM
I am so excited!  I finished my first quilt last night!  Well it was a practice one so it's only 21 in by 21 in.  So its not big but it was enough to give me a general idea of what to do, what not to do, etc etc etc.  I am so proud of it, even though it is not the straightest, doesn't have the straightest lines, etc, I am happy I did it!  Mostly because I felt intimidated by quilting!  Now I'm ready to make more!  But anyway, here it is!

28  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Thread (another beginners question..) on: August 03, 2007 08:38:13 AM
I was messing with threads the other day and I read, I think on here, that grays are nice colors because they stay hidden and what not.  So I had some gray I was going to try.  I am so glad I tried it on a practice piece first.  I have learned that Cotton coated Polyester is horrible!  It snapped and shredded so easy.. It was ticking me off big time!  So anyway, I used the 1 spool of white 100% cotton quilting thread I had and it worked EXCELLENT!  Thank you all for your tips!!!
29  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Machine Binding on: August 02, 2007 05:35:14 PM
Sew your binding to the front of your quilt with raw edges together, flip the binding over and pin in place, making sure the edge of the binding is covering the first line of stitching. Sew again from the front, right along the seam edge in a thread the same colour as the top (if you wish you can use a bobbin thread the colour of the binding). You could also use a decorative stitch, which is easier as you would sew that directly on the binding and it doesn't have to be as precise in order to catch the back.

This is exactly how I had wondered in my mind if I can do it!  Thank you so much for confirming that!  I will have to try it!

And the extra backing for the binding is a good idea too.. that is for like smaller things, like my practice quilt I am working on, or other things.  I didn't even think of that!

Thank you all for the ideas, I now can't wait to do my binding!

Oh one more question if anyone see this..  Which is better for sewing the binding together, just a straight line seam between each piece or the 45 degree angle that was in Heather Bailey's tutorial!?  Which is sturdier?!
30  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Machine Binding on: August 02, 2007 06:19:28 AM
Man, I'm on a roll!  lol  I started quilting my practice quilt together!  (I didn't realize how fun it could be!!!  Grin) So I started looking ahead at how to bind.  I looked at a few technics including the Heather Bailey one.  I think I got it down, but the only thing I noticed is all the technics I saw had you hand sewing the binding on to finish.  I'm not the best at hand sewng, so I'm wondering, is there a way to totally bind by machine?  Anyone know any good links or how to do it?  Thank you for your help!
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