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4101  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Backseat Cover/Dog Blanket: Who wants to go for a ride? (a litter of pics) on: August 26, 2009 10:06:09 AM
That's perfect! I've been wanting/needing to do something like this for my doggies, but haven't found the perfect fabric remnant yet (ie: slobber-resistant). I love the bias edging and the thriftiness!

Luckily Olive isn't a big slobberer, but even if she was it's machine washer and dryer safe.  Thank you - it's hard to get too excited about spending lots of money on something designed to get ruined, you know?

speaking of kitties, my moonunit MUST sit on top of my machine while it's running and wave her tale in my face. one of these days someone is going to end up with a sweater with a cat sleeve.
i do love the project though. someday i will have a dog and will have to make one of these, good idea!

Maybe I should make something like this for my furniture instead of just throwing the sheets on there to protect from cat hair and claws... (yeah, right!).

yeah you would have to remove the car seats to clean the cover, but we change the car seats around so often that for us it'd be easy.  And eventually the car seat fabric needs to be cleaned to, so it could be one of those things that you do once a month or two Smiley

Ahhh.  Seems like my friends NEVER move their car seats, but I actually have no idea how often they do.
4102  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: I think I'm addicted, but I might be biased... on: August 26, 2009 09:59:07 AM
I made pillowcase dresses for five little girls, and the armholes and ties, and some trim, were all bias tape.

Oh my!  Those are SO adorable!

those dresses are so sweet!!  I found an old quilting magazine of mine and in it was a little wall hanger quilt that had appliqued tulips in the center.  Surrounding them was a celtic-like design, made from bias tape, within a wide border.  I wish my scanner worked, I'd show you it, but then again, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post scanned things from magazines on here.  Those dresses are totally cute, though.  I wish I had a little girl, they get so many more cute things than boys do:(

I am fascinated by the applique work with the super narrow bias tape.

I wish that you could teach me.  I have tried so many times to make my own.  I have difficulty remembering the process of being able to cut the fabric.


Well, I've yet to try one of the fancy ways of cutting the fabric and have just cut strips and sewn them together. 
4103  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: I think I'm addicted, but I might be biased... on: August 25, 2009 07:22:01 PM
I love this tape, so what do you all use it for??

Why, thanks! I used the green dots on dish towels and the purple to trim out the inside hem of my dyed-purple work pants that I cuff (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248069.msg2749394#msg2749394). I've used the b/w stars on a couple different pot holders (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245836.msg2719524#msg2719524) and the stripes on a seat cover/dog blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318664.msg3671007#msg3671007). And then there were these dish towels with bias tapes I didn't show (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249563.msg2770304#msg2770304).
4104  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Backseat Cover/Dog Blanket: Who wants to go for a ride? (a litter of pics) on: August 25, 2009 06:36:25 PM
Impeccable as usual. Don't hate me cuz I love the ticking the best  Kiss

Thanks, MrsB!  Well, this thing definitely has a front side, because the back is completely peccable.  Ahem.  I love how the bias take turned out, too.  Tee hee.

Wow.  I wish I had one of those for my two shed-meisters.  Too bad I can't sew!  Nice job.

Thank you!

Awesome job! I love it!

Why thanks!  Still needs to go for a test drive, hopefully it works!
4105  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Backseat Cover/Dog Blanket: Who wants to go for a ride? (a litter of pics) on: August 25, 2009 05:50:58 PM
yes! for kids to!  I need one.....  I think it would work just fine with car seats as there are openings where the buckles are, and the latch system on most cars are right beside the buckles.  yup... come fit my car and his truck!

Ha!  I kind of need one for me.  Ahem.

Wouldn't you have to remove the whole car seat to clean the cover?  Or is that not such a big deal?
4106  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Backseat Cover/Dog Blanket: Who wants to go for a ride? (a litter of pics) on: August 25, 2009 04:54:28 PM
AWESOME MissT! I love this! So, when can I get you to come custom fit one for my truck? Not so much for the dogs, but the kids! Cheesy I rocked it!

Thanks 'Toots! I was actually thinking just about 30 mintues ago how it could work for kids, too.  Would it be too much of a pain to deal with under car seats?
4107  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: I think I'm addicted, but I might be biased... on: August 25, 2009 04:52:57 PM
doh, my bad!  That link I gave was for USING bias tape, not making it.  I like her stick dolls anyway :p


It was a great tutorial for something I didn't know, so YEY YOU!
4108  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Backseat Cover/Dog Blanket: Who wants to go for a ride? (a litter of pics) on: August 25, 2009 03:33:10 PM
That is awesome, it looks so good and Miss Olive looks very proud of her new comfy seat.  I've never seen such a good looking and functional seat cover in the stores. I'm hitting this Rocks cuz it does. 

Wow, thanks so much!  I was hoping to find material that matched the car and the driver's taste rather than being dog themed, you know? I was lucky to have found that bedspread at Goodwill for next to nothing and with no damage.
4109  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: I think I'm addicted, but I might be biased... on: August 25, 2009 03:29:28 PM
If you thought you had an addiction BEFORE, just wait until you get started on THIS method.....

Another method that I'd like to try is one I saw on Youtube (it's in two parts)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU9oqEL09XU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQlX5j1887k&feature=related

Just imagine how much you could make in just an afternoon! I'm going to have to start finishing my seams on the inside of each garment with bias strips just to try to use them up!!!

Oh my!  I think I'll start with your method, because it looks like it would take less concentration and that's part of what I like about making bias tape... the zoning out. 
4110  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: I think I'm addicted, but I might be biased... on: August 25, 2009 02:21:29 PM
I, too, love making bias tape, but I think it's the method that I love, that has you draw lines on the diagonal on a piece of fabric and then sew one selvedge edge to the other, and then you just cut on the lines that you drew (which became one continuous strip when you sewed that one seam) for one very VERY long piece of bias tape.... Have you ever done it that way?

I have not and I'm not sure exactly what you're describing but it sounds like you get to attach them all before cutting?!  That sounds WAY faster.  I can't quite get my head around it, though.  I wonder if there's a YouTube tutorial for this way?

Well, I found a link that should explain it better (labeled "How to make yards and YARDS of bias tape") See if you can get an idea from this: http://www.fiber-images.com/Free_Things/How_Tos/free_how_to_make_bias_tape.html

Ah, I get it now!  Thanks, McJulie-O! I wish I'd known about this before I did the 9-10 yards of stripey stuff yesterday.  Hoo boy.
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