craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, home decorating, jewelry making, knitting, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 01/25/2009

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Re: [WINNERS CHOSEN - GIVEAWAY CLOSED!] Win a Signed Copy of Susan Beal's "Bead Sparkle" Book

I look forward to inspirations from your book to make pretty things for special friends.

Re: Enter for a Chance to Win Four Craft Project Booklets

I hope to win this and learn to do all the crafts.

Re: How to Make a Super-Simple Recycled Quilt

I noticed that yarn or cord ties work loose in time. So I use my machine to tack my quilts. I have a friend who makes many quilts for the Linus program. She told me to do her method to get a knot so tight you couldn't get it to come loose.

Choose a sew across or plain zigzag stitch. Set stitch length and width to near zero.

Lower the presser foot and do about 10 zigzags. It practically makes a knot.

Raise the presser foot without cutting the threads, move to the next tack spot, keeping connecting threads eased. Lower the foot and stitch the tack.

Repeat across a row. Now take the quilt out and cut the threads close to each knot.

Re: Make One Adorable Apron from Two Colorful Napkins

Nice project. TFS

Steps 4 was not clear, so I went back to the top picture to work out a way to complete the project.

Re: Win a Copy of ScrapTherapy Scraps Plus One!

The Autumn Praise block on the building in Kankakee County was a memorable scene for me.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: Paper Scissors Glue

Such a cute idea in your sample picture. Who couldn't use a book like this for kids!

Re: How to Make a Recycled Magazine Flower

Good idea for recycling all those magazines full of colorful pages.

Re: How to Make a One-Piece Reversible Sun Hat

Good tutorial. Thanks. A few years ago I said no more pattern drafting. This may make me change my mind. :)

Re: The Relentless Urge to Create: the Work of Earl Joseph Martell

What a great experience. When my brother took us on a flight from Akron to Cleveland and back, my husband was busy taking pictures. As we were looking at them later, one had captured an interesting design and composition for me. It turned out to be a utility processing complex. Art is where you find it.

Thanks for sharing, and I will be sharing this with friends.

Re: Roundup: Swiffer Cover

Thanks for posting. It gave me a chance to see the initial post and tutorial as well as read the comments with additional ideas and pointers.

Re: 30 minute skirt

Cute skirt and model. Will you share some directions?

Re: How to Make Perfect Paper Daisies

I'm curious about the vase, too. Are there directions and a pattern? What paper would be sturdy enough to suport the wire stems?

Re: How to Make a Magazine Reed Box

As soon as I saw this I thought "wall art." I've been looking for some way to use the colorful pages of magazines. Thanks.

Re: Make Garden Gloves, a Free Project from the New Book Weekend Sewing!

Thanks, Jennifer. It worked.

Re: Make Garden Gloves, a Free Project from the New Book Weekend Sewing!

I looked for the way to do the free download, but couldn't find it. How to do?

Re: How to Add to Your Bottom Line

A lot of selvages are too nice to discard and make good trims. Thanks, too, for good ideas for adding interest to skirt hems.

Pintucks can beused at the top of skirt gores to reduce the top skirt width to the waistband size.

I began with one pintuck 3-4" long in the center of each gore. Then added another a little shorter on each side. And continued adding shorter ones until the skirt top width fit the waistband. Turned out to be a good design detail without having to reconstruct the skirt.

Re: How to Make Singleton Buttons

Thanks for the info and tutorial. I have been wondering what to do with some special small fabrics I've been saving. So I'm going to make some of these buttons today.