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My Sewing Room

The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

My Sewing Room

The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

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Re: Book Giveaway - Backcountry Betty: Roughing It in Style

I hope I win this one!!!

Re: Fairy Real Estate

Ohhh I just love this. It's like a B&B for fairies. I can't wait to take a walk in the evening to find magical things for my fairies. Thank you.

Re: How to Crochet a Hanging Terrarium Planter

very cool! Love it.

Re: How to Make a Reversible Swiffer Sock

Sweet! Can't wait to make Swiffer socks for all my friends. I love this! Thank you for the great tutorial.

Re: Book Giveaway - Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase

ooohhhh I love pillowcases! I'd love this book!

Re: Book Giveaway: Eco Craft: Recycle Recraft Restyle

Fun! Sign me up for a chance to win

Re: How to Crochet a Tawashi

oh, so cute! great stashbuster, too. Thanks for the nice tutorial.

Re: Book Giveaway: Chic & Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes

Looks great!!! I would love to win this book!

Re: How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap

Thanks Patzee and Betz for the tips on the websites to purchase PUL!! I'll definitely be placing my order soon!

Re: Crafts I Want to Punch in the Face

ugh...poor lighting in my cramped up apartment and living in a small rural town with NO good fabric/craft stores. Oh.. and here's another one... when my husband uses my sewing shears to cut something other than fabric (like cardboard or aluminum foil) and the worst thing yet.... people telling me that they can buy the same thing at Wal-Mart or Target and not have to "mess with doing it themselves". ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! See if they get a HAND quilted baby blanket or HAND crocheted sweater from me ever again!!!!

Re: How to Make a Reusable Sandwich Wrap

I really, really want to make some of these and give as gifts to a few friends for Earth Day coming up in April but I'm having difficulty finding the PUL fabric. I checked out diapercuts.com and she is not taking orders at this time due to maternity leave. None of the local chain fabric stores even know what I'm talking about. Please please please can someone help me locate a website or a place to purchase this fabric! I love this idea and thank you so much for the tutorial. (oh, and I'd be thrilled to win the book too; hint,hint lol)

Re: The Importance of Blocking: A How To

I always knew I was supposed to block my squares but never took the time to do it because I thought it was too much trouble. This method is sooo easy! It's kinda like ironing your seams flat when sewing quilt blocks.... a little bit of time and effort makes all the difference in the world. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Re: How to Make a Super-Simple Recycled Quilt

I've heard of this method before (I think it was called 'birthing a quilt') but never really knew how to do it. This is a great tutorial and a project I can't wait to try. Thank you Diane! Thanks also to LindaPermann for the tip on using a large running stitch to make tying the quilt faster and easier.

Re: How to Make Curtains from Recycled Sheets

Love it!

Re: How to Mix Up Linen Waters

Thanks for the recipe! I've looked for something to mist around those musty linen closets and basement storage areas. This is so much better than perfume-laden air fresheners and Febreze.

Re: How to Turn Bed Sheets into Shopping Totes

My mom lovingly saved my 'Josie and the Pussycats' sheets and I can't wait to make these bags from them!
I do agree with susanbrownknitting about the corners; I understand how to do them but an inexperienced sewer may have some trouble. It still takes me a minute or two to "get" things when I make a project for the first time. Maybe one more pic and a few lines would clear it up.
I really love this. Thanks for the cool idea.

Re: How to Recycle Old Holiday Cards into Garland

Was doing some after-Christmas cleaning just today and decided to save that stack of this year's Christmas cards.. Now I have the perfect way to use them! Thanks for the really cool idea!!!

Re: How to Make a Peppermint Stick Salt Soak

I mixed up a few batches of this and added it to a basket with some pedicure essentials to give as Christmas gifts to my fellow nurses. This stuff makes a great foot soak and the peppermint really perks up those tired achy feet. The baskets were perfect for giving the gift of rejuvenation! Love it and thanks for sharing. I can't wait to experiment with other "flavors".

Re: How to Make Hats from Recycled Sweaters

This is such a great idea! Thanks for the well-written tutorial and pictures. This would be a nice club project to salvage old sweaters and turn them into hats for the local homeless shelters. You could get a standardized mens/womens measurement to fit most adults. I think it would be a nice way to help keep someone warm this winter and use up those shrunken wool sweaters that we all have hanging around in the closets. Can't wait to get started on this project!