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« Reply #2060 on: February 24, 2011 01:40:18 PM »

I think it is great that the granny square is making a come back!

I have a crochet book from 1971 that has that bag and also those slippers! ha ha

Good for you for updating it and making it so cute!

« Reply #2061 on: February 24, 2011 01:48:15 PM »

J-Kieviet - That baby quilt is adorable

SheepBlue - I love all the crochet & the button magnets
The fabric art piece is gorgeous

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« Reply #2062 on: February 24, 2011 01:57:10 PM »

I don't know why I let myself be so scared of the granny square for so long, they're ridiculously easy. Though changing colors kinda is awkward until you get the hang of it. Maybe it's the square shape, so weird so scary lol. But I love how the bag turned out so I see one in my future someday  Cheesy I think it may also be the gateway to crocheting wearable things (actual garments rather than accessories); I need to get up the nerve to make a shrug or some such so maybe this is the way.

I'm a little bummed now because I had all these grand plans for crafting over my spring break from school. I made a list of everything I hope to get accomplished over the week (including chores and homework) but sadly the chores and homework are dominating the crafts in importance so I am probably going to have less "free" time than I thought. I think I will make a point to get at least one thing done for me though - a new cozy for my new iPod touch!  Cheesy I'm paranoid about it getting broken so it has to be done soon anyway!

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« Reply #2063 on: February 24, 2011 02:15:22 PM »

I have so many things to add to my list and not enough time to do it right!  Agh!  anyway, here's the other stuff I'm currently working on/getting ready to start...

-Quilted cell phone pouch
- whole cloth quilt
-fabric magnetic bookmarks
- quilted book cover(s)
- Owl fabric quilt or bag?  Must make a decision!

I'm still working on my perpetual calendar with the fused plastic bags for pages, but the weather hasn't stayed good long enough to get any outside done...I also have about seventy million things that need spray painted for my new room decor, but that's all gonna have to wait I guess.

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Am taking a crafting/posting hiatus and formally withdrawing from all the CAL's I was in.  Need time to recharge and rewire.  But, I am still lurking and loving you guys like crazy, keep posting the amazing projects!!!  You all rock!
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« Reply #2064 on: February 24, 2011 03:55:24 PM »

So quick question for all the quilters out there - when you're sewing fabric sandwiching batting on your sewing machine do you need a special foot or setting to make the machine run smoothly? I just tried sewing a little strip of fabric and batting with a zig-zag stitch to make my iPod cozy and the thread would break every few minutes...I've heard of a quilter's foot but is it necessary? Thanks for any help!

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« Reply #2065 on: February 24, 2011 04:04:09 PM »

I use a walking foot for all sorts of projects, not just quilted ones. They work great for T-shirt materials too.

Have you tried running just a straight stitch instead of the zig-zag? Or changed to a heavier thread? Quilting thread has a glaze to it to make it much easier to pull through several layers of material at once.

« Reply #2066 on: February 24, 2011 04:09:51 PM »

I have been quietly following along, I'm in awe of all the talent and productivity from everyone in this craftalong.
I managed to finish 2 more projects so far, bringing me up to 3. But, I didn't get pictures of one of them yet.
I did just finish this necklace, that I made to match an outfit I got. I think this one can be counted for the challenge, since it's pink (and on time, I hope).
My cat was sleeping in my lap when I wanted to take pictures and I didn't feel like moving him, so here's a close up, displayed on real fur  Cheesy

and here it is modeled on a non-cat:

Not in the project count:
My friend at work, who is also a jewelry maker, gave me a necklace and a ring

So I made her a beaded ring (I'm not counting this one as a project, since it's so small and simple, maybe if I add up 5 such rings I'll count that as a project):

I also managed to wake up early enough one morning this week to bake some apple cake to take to work (not much to look at, but so simple to make and very yummy):


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« Reply #2067 on: February 24, 2011 04:15:40 PM »

15. Rainbow scarf

I don't know if I'll keep this for myself, or give it to my niece (another niece) for her 21st. I guess it will depend on whether everyone chips in to get her a "big" present or not. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but I think I could do some things better/a little differently, so it won't totally break my heart to give it away. Although I really should have written down the pattern for the cauldron as I went, because I made it up on the fly, but I was watching The Head on my computer and couldn't do three things at once Tongue

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« Reply #2068 on: February 24, 2011 05:10:46 PM »

[Re: Quilting]
Yes, precision is needed if you are entering a contest or something, but for home use, gifts, etc., the pleasure can be from the colors, the textures, the love put into it!

Some of my favorite inherited quilts are the ones that are 'mistake' patterns. I have a pansy quilt which looks like a bug because the pattern is so far off.

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« Reply #2069 on: February 24, 2011 06:05:35 PM »

Finished baby quilt # 2
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