Sunday, February 22, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I had chosen a lovely pink and marroon backing but if I did it in that marroon with plenty of pinks... he would realize that I wasn't making it for him. LOL
So I ran to Wamart today and picked up a nice solid blue fabric to back the quilt in.
I like my quilts to be reversable with designs on the back as well as the pretty front.
So now I need to take it somewhere to put it together. It sucks having a small house. No rooms are big enough or uncluttered enough to lay the quilt down smoothly.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Check them out, I visit these often.
I also love going to www.sewforum.com
Although you will need to sign up to become a member, the wealth of information and free patterns are wonderful.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I'll get back to you maybe tomorrow.
Well, it's tomorrow and I did a lousy job creating the bible cover. I made it about an inch too short and forgot to put the handles on. So there will be no pictures!
I'll try again when time permits. Since I just got off the phone and have 3 hat orders, I have to make them first.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A raggy quilt is squares of fabric, interfacing and fabric sandwiched together then sewn together but the seams are visable. You then clip the seams about a quarter inch apart. Throw it in the washer then dry it. The clipped edges fringe out making it look raggy. You use 100% cotton or home spun fabrics. Although if using home spuns you have to clean your washed out and clean the lint trap of your dryer several times. Then you vaccum all the threads that are everywhere in your house. Then you vaccum again to get all the threads you missed the first time. If you ever attempt a rag quilt..... please shake the quilt out after washing then again after drying outside only. And I mean only outside or you will be vaccuming for days to come.
Well according to the groundhog we have 6 more weeks of winter coming! And it is snowing like crazy here so I guess he is right. Here is some information for you on Groundhog Day according to Wikipedia.
Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 2 in the United States and Canada on which folklore tells if a groundhog emerges from its burrow and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny and the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. The holiday, which began as a Pennsylvania German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the prognosticator as opposed to a groundhog. The people here put great store in Puxatawny Phil. But whatelse can the poor little groundhog do but see his shadow when the towns people set up all those lights and drag him out into the limelight.
Monday, February 2, 2009
I love making purses, totes and accessores. I have made hundreds of them. This is my version of the Hobo Bag.
I have a tutorial site. If you would like the pattern for this (free of charge of course) you can find the pattern and step by step instructions for it at http://itsmybag.myeweb.net/photo3.html
I have several tutorials there. I love to teach and share the things I do and enjoy doing. It seems alot of people will not share their knowledge but I believe if we share what we know.. it comes back to you ten fold.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I started making welder's caps for my son who is a welder. I looked everywhere for the pattern and finally drafted my own. It's amazing how people are so afraid to share.
If you are in need of the pattern do not send money to paragon hats. I sent them 14.00 over 8 months ago and never recieved a pattern.
They don't answer emails either.
Email me and I'll be happy to share.
After you get the pattern cut out it takes about 45 minutes to make a reversible cap.