Stash Challenge 2011

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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby DorothyL on Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:41 am

Four hockey games -- no sewing.

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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby lendube on Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:21 am

It may just look like a big rectangle out of fleece but believe me it wasn't easy to do. Technique-wise, yes, but in reality it was a pain. We had one of those memory foam 2.5 inch pads on our queen sized bed. We got rid of our regular mattress and upgraded to a 12" thick memory foam pad and decided to turn the old one into 3 dog beds. Those pads are heavy!! And cutting it was a pain. (Great tip for cutting any type of foam; use an electric knife. I had two different neighbors digging theirs out for me to borrow.) Sewing two large pieces of fleece together isn't easy either with all the stretch going on. The pad had a velour cover on it with a huge zipper so I was able to cut that cover into three as well and even have a working zipper on the largest bed (below) for the inside cover. This bed measures approx. 36" x 60". There are two more beds I'll be finishing up today.

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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby bridesmom on Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:40 pm

What's the yardge on that Lennie??
I have finished one quilt, it's drying on the back of the couch while I'm at work, so I will take a picture tonight. It was supposed to be my summer quilt for the spare room, and it will be nice for next summer now!
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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby lendube on Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:32 pm

2.50, Laura, and I did enter it! (We should get extra points for 60" wide fabrics............ ;) ) Boy, I'm really curious to see what your first yardage number will be! This bed is about as big as it's going to get for me :think: unless I decide to finish the one huge quilt that lies unfinished........... :think:
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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby Bama on Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:23 pm

I finally got to do a little sewing. I made two Fall pillow covers to keep kitty hair off of the furniture. Hoping to make 3 more for the other throw pillows before the day is over.
1.25 yards. This fabric has been in my stash for about 4 years. I need to think of something else to make with it, since I bought 17 yards of it. ;) Maybe aprons for Christmas gifts. :think:
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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby sewingmom on Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:33 pm

That fabric is just perfect for the furniture it is on. I just love the little people printed across the pillows. Placemats and a cute tablecolth. Aprons and mits/potholders. Cute totes. The possibilities are numerus. A childs vest or cardigan jacket.
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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby sewingmom on Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:36 pm

Great dog beds Lennie. My old blind Van Bastin puts his order in for one.
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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby lendube on Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks, guys. Here's the second and last dog bed. I've decided to use a dog blanket (denim on one side and heavy fleece on the other) to cover the last bed. I have 1 more yard to add to my total. This bed only measures 30" x 42".

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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby bridesmom on Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:11 pm

Here's my Hope of Hartford Quilt, I am really loving it! I wish I didn't have to put it away for the winter but it's getting too cool in the nights for it now.
10 yards in total, queen size. I tried all different kinds of feathers when quilting up and 4 borders makes for a lot of additional quilting!
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Re: Stash Challenge 2011

New postby sewingmom on Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:38 pm

Laura you are so talented. Did you do the quilting on a long arm quilter?
That last dog bed is my favorite. Lets see If I have been inspired.
I did sew today. I serged the neck of a sweatshirt for an acquaintance at work and it turned out perfect. Whew!! She is so particular and I didn't really want to do it.
I picked up my Easter dress to finish and pressed a seam that I thought I had messed up with the serger acting naughty but It pressed out nicely. The serging shows through the sheer fabric so I will take it out and just do a stitch near the edge and 1/4 inch in from the edge. Perhaps that wont show as much. I also decided to make the dress a tunic instead of a dress and make some Pajama type slacks to wear under it so I can use it all winter even though the colors are more for summer. I'll make it work.
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