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Food/Recipes/Health / Re: What's for Dinner? 2
« Last post by Karendee on Today at 03:34:01 AM »
SUsew, i find your meal plans very interesting and much more innovative than mine.  I have made note of several creative things you've made. When serving the potato cakes, do you add any additional dishes? Or does that satisfy you?

Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Taking Photos of Garments
« Last post by Karendee on Today at 03:22:35 AM »
Oh my, I was turning your skirt into an antique. SO funny. It looks lovely in the pic today.

Ruthie, really nice blaxk top. ENjoy!

Kahina, one of the things I found baffling when I decided to learn to "quilt" is there are actually two separate processes.

The first process is, to my mind, piecing. Fabric is cut into small pieces then sewn back together to make a quilt top.

The second process is layering backing fabric, then batting, then the quilt top you made from those little pieces and quilting that sandwhich so the 3 layers stay together. There's also a process called quilt as you go, but more on that later.

I, too, was frustrated by the "now quilt it' final step in the directions.  My (expensive) solution was to buy a longarm machine. Turns out that, for me, piecing is okay but I love longarming

The pic you show is probably done on a longarm, and possibly computerized.  Way more complicated than you need to look at now.

Lots of people send their pieced tops out to a longarmer. Others do it themselves on a home machine. There are lots of excellent craftsy classes on how yo both make quilt tops and how to quilt them n a domestic machine. And craftsy always has sales.

Also, I think that quilt kits are an excellent place to start.  An online store called connecting threads has beginner friendly kits with good instructions and very generous fabric cuts  ... A good thing for a beginner because mistakes can happen

Check out quilt as you go on google. You piece large squares, quilt them individually, then use an easy technique to sew those quilted squares together. No big chunks to wrestle.

Good luck

Tools and Notions / Re: fluting and fluting machines
« Last post by FrancesGrimble on Today at 02:28:48 AM »
I've often seen them on eBay. If you do a search on fluting machine -rifle there are any number for sale right now. They're like pinking machines, in that I keep thinking about buying one but I never do.
After Care / Re: Washing a stuffed bear...
« Last post by artsyfartsystitchwitch on Today at 02:27:35 AM »
I'm just spiffing them up.  Thanks so much for that link!!!  Only my original & the second big one even had a ribbon & they were totally different plaids.  I called NABC to see if they could tell me where they got the ribbon & they told me they bought it from Offray & took whatever they had at the time. 

OMG!! I think the Flower of Scotland is exactly what was on my original!!!  I'll have to wait until tomorrow, but the Ruggles family will be getting new ribbons.
Chatter / Re: The Fall Porch (S. Hemis. The Spring Garden)
« Last post by Lisa on Today at 02:15:44 AM »
NAYY, but you might try "Zenni" for glasses.  Definitely cheap enough that you can get extra or some "just for fun."  Even progressive lenses w/ nice coatings. 


Chatter / Re: Clothing Making Mavens Podcast and a Bit More.
« Last post by indigotiger on Today at 01:43:58 AM »
sewsy - thank you for letting me know about the podcast - I have been looking for entertaining podcasts to listen to whilst doing chores, and had not yet found anything sewing related that I enjoyed, and these are rather fun, so far...
Chatter / Re: The Fall Porch (S. Hemis. The Spring Garden)
« Last post by janquiltz on Today at 01:37:02 AM »
Laurie, glad you got those glasses!  Yes Progressives are pricey but I think they are worth it.  I picked up two pair today, 'regular' and sunglasses.  My first prescription sunglasses in decades!    I am really going to like those.   So tired of the 'over the glasses' ones that scratched up my old glasses.    I always got glasses at Costco, except the last time after my surgery...having had a problem with them making a few mistakes and finally getting my money back, I decided to try elsewhere.   I found the bill for those, 2 and a half years old, and they were $432 with insurance.   We had that one year where we had insurance help with eyeglasses.   No more.

Went back to Costco this time, and got both pair for just over $400.  So I feel like I got a bargain, high as that is, considering what it would cost elsewhere, particularly without insurance!!!  (I did get Progressives for the sunglasses as well, at first I wasn't going to, as I can read fairly well without them, til it dawned that while wearing the sunglasses I wouldn't be 'without' glasses, and I wouldn't be able to read...and there are times in the car for instance when reading is rather handy.)

I'm having a bit of trouble finding what they call the 'sweet spot' in the new glasses, for reading fine print. It's there, if I move my eyes/head, it's just different than the old pair, which had smaller lenses.   I'll get it.   Always takes a day or so.

I figure I pay enough money for fabric for quilting, and so on...may as well pay for glasses to be able to see it all!

Terri, poor Tucker, poor you!   Glad everyone is OK.   As to DM, I think Linda has it right, she's probably still adjusting to all the change, the new environment, the loss of some independence, and all of that.   Hopefully things will settle.

Chatter / Re:
« Last post by vtmartha on Today at 01:06:33 AM »
So, if you set up your own account, Laurie, your daughter's available storage would be increased and you could still share.
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