2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

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Re: 2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

New postby temom on Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:58 am

Wow, you are all so encouraging! Thanks!
I don't know the differences in the binding. I folded the binding so wrong sides were together, and sewed it onto the back, on a day that I shouldn't have been sewing (but it was the last class), and it looked like a drunken sailor had done it. Then I folded it over to the front, and machine stitched it down using the same serpentine stitch that I quilted with. I didn't like the little gaps from the curves, so I did a straight stitch as well. The blanket stitch is a great idea, and I should be able to reverse it.

I think if I measured the binding, it would be different widths at various points. I'll have to look at those tutorials!
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Re: 2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

New postby HeyJudee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:02 am

Theresa, the method you used...sewing to the wrong side and bringing it to the front is the method I use for the charity quilts. Except I use the blanket stitch. The next time I do one I'll take pics of the results.
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Re: 2.0 yards, baby blanket and kitchen stuff

New postby temom on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:05 pm

Yesterday I had need of a basket liner (for bread) and a cover, since all of my kitchen towels are disgusting. So I cut a 24 inch square, double sided, and sewed it together, then topstitched it. Then I made a cover for it, but don't know how big.

Today instead of cleaning my sewing area, I decided to sew. I found a quilt panel on clearance a while ago. I can only count a yard and a half of that, however, since the backing I bought was too small, and I bought the bigger piece after the challenge started.
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Re: 2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

New postby lendube on Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:29 pm

Hey Theresa, I just put two of those quilts together yesterday for a lady. Same type from JoAnn's. One was a penguin motif and the other baby jungle animals. Very cute. I self-bound them folding one to the front and the other to the back. They turned out cute.
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Re: 2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

New postby temom on Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:50 pm

Lennie, I sure wish I had thought of that! I bet it is adorable. Have you passed them on, or could you still get a pic?
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Re: 2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

New postby lendube on Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:52 pm

Dang, Theresa! You missed them by an hour! Lady came and picked them up. I have to admit I didn't follow this threat too closely or I would have suggested that. I'll tell you one thing I've learned as a beginner and it helps soooooooooooo much -- LOTS of pins and BIGGER (from a 2.5 to a 4.0) stitches. The pins help a lot in keeping things lined up straight. Makes all the difference.
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Re: 2.0 yards - Other

New postby temom on Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:57 pm

I started out wanting to make an apron for myself. I based this on a prototype apron I had made a few years ago. It is reversible, but the same fabric on both sides. Two aprons later, I still don't have an apron, but dd and her friend are absolutely thrilled.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to use this fabric or donate it, as I didn't care for it. However, I think the girls are thrilled with it, and it turned out prettier than I thought they would. I bought this fabric maybe 4 years ago from Wally world for a buck a yard.

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Re: 2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

New postby bridesmom on Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:15 pm

They turned out very cute Theresa.
Judy - I don't think I can move my needle when I go into blanket stitch which is something I really wish my machine could do, but I will do some more looking at the manual and see if there's something I can do. I know that the Bernina's allow you to pick a decorative stitch and then move your needle to the right or left.
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Re: 1.75 yards, other

New postby temom on Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:00 am

I finally made my apron. I cut it out last night and finally sewed it. It needs a good pressing, and I noticed there is a puckering issue on the ducky side bib. I noticed with this one that my dual feed foot isn't doing such a great job.

My friend came over while I was sewing mine, and I might make one for her too.

Can you tell I finally get time to sew?
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Re: 2010 Stash Challenge Yardage and Discussion

New postby momquilts on Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:52 pm

Theresa your apron is really cute. I like that its reversable.

When is the stash challenge over? Is it really tonight at midnight???? Where did the time go? Maybe I should spend less time on the computer and more time quilting?
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