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« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2009 07:03:58 AM »

i am also wondering what would be best to send around. if you send a towel are you buying a piece of muslin and cutting it or an already made "sackcloth" towel? i like the idea of the marked border or making the piece into an apron. any other thoughts or suggestions?
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2009 08:10:00 AM »

I'm buying a pre-made cotton towel. I'm not big on sewing.

« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2009 08:42:26 AM »

I send around a premade cotton towel too, usually a flour sack towel.  Sometimes I sew on a binding.  I rarely get to stitch a motif on my own towel before it goes out  Roll Eyes.  One round, one of my partners sent out a square of very nice linen that she was going to make into a pillow.  It had a raw edge.  Aprons get sent around as do squares of fabrics.  Be sure your piece of fabric is large enough for 5 or 6 stitch motifs.

If you are going to send around a fabric piece that you will make into something later, I recommend treating the edge so it doesn't ravel and show where you want stitch boundaries to be.  Dark or patterned fabric is hard to stitch on!  Wink

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« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2009 12:20:51 PM »

Mine is a pre-made Sublime towel - I'm just sewing a tie/band to the top or sides when it comes home and presto apron.  My mom used to tie tea towels around us for aprons but now I need a little more length Wink

Please don't come up with too many restrictions for your group to accomodate.  The absolute best thing to send is a white finished edge piece of fabric (ie a tea towel).  DO NOT mark off where you want each person to stitch or send patches for people to stitch...if you decide to cut them up later that is fine but part of the fun is designs are meant to be done as one piece and you will notice if you look through past galleries that they often organically come to interact with the designs already on the towel.  It is really cool Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2009 12:48:16 PM »

I agree with rectangle.  The more restrictions the less creativity you will have.  The fun part is there are no boundaries. 

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« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2009 02:53:59 PM »

I have a flour sack towel I'm gonna send..Putting my name on it as we speak and whoever group I'm in..Let the ideas flow freely..I'm soooooo EXCITED!!!!

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« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2009 03:50:33 PM »

I think I'm going to send out squares to make a quilt from. I really like that idea!!!

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« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2009 04:15:00 PM »

I got my towel yesterday.  I just got a pack of those flour sack towels.  I think I might sew some fun fabric border around the edge like I saw in a previous gallery.  I ironed on my starting pattern just a few minutes ago and I'll hopefully have time tonight to get that started.

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« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2009 05:05:27 PM »

I'm going with a pillow again. Last time I sent out a large square of Kona Cotton and then made it into a pillow when it came back to me:


The time before that I went with an IKEA pillowcase that everyone said was a dream to stitch on. I'm going with that again:


And, for once, I'm actually going to stitch on my own piece before I send it out!

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« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2009 05:48:45 PM »

Are stitchers allowed to use our own drawings for this, as long as they are originals not based on anything else, or do they have to be patterns that are available somewhere online or in a store?

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