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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  08:20:31 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Sounds good, Kiersten.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3114 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3114 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  11:37:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aside from a home-ec class in middle school, I had no idea how to sew... so before my first child was born, over 13 years ago, I bought a sewing machine and taught myself. Today I pulled out my badge notebook and looked at the requirements for "Sew Wonderful." I had already earned the beginner level and decided to work on the intermediate. I had never heard of a french seam, let alone knowing how to do it. Oh my gracious it is fabulous!!! I am so excited! I am sure I will still use my serger, but will certainly be adding in french seams as well. I can especially see using the french seams for materials that fray! I also learned how to do the "flat felled seam." So fun and such a different look! I'm not sure when I'm going to use it, but I like it just the same! The other seams I worked on were zig-zag, 3 step zig-zag, self-bound seam, and pinking seams.

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
Farmgirl of the Month - January 2016
http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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LilDebbie
True Blue Farmgirl

107 Posts

Debbie
Days Creek Oregon
USA
107 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2017 :  3:08:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness that is BEAUTIFUL. Love the fabrics you've used.

quote:
Originally posted by dena91



Nancy, you are absolutely right; most people will just think its lovely (and thank you for the complement:-) ). Here's the first one i did and its definitely the scrappiest of the 6. I started keeping a small notebook of quilting lessons and will hopefully have fun improving my skills as I develop more as a quilter.
Your project looks super cool! That is something i have not ventured into yet; perhaps when the kiddos get a little older - can only handle one craft at a time right now :-)
Hugs,

Dena
Farmgirl 5620

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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2017 :  5:21:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's really raining here in So. Cal. You know where it never rains in southern California
Seems I've often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours

......so stayed inside and made a holder for my tattling I mean my tatting needles. Got a little fancy with pico(t)s. Used my new rotary cutter on red felt then stiches the tatting to the felt. Noticed in the pinch out close up my stitching bites. May need to redo it, may not. I then used an M&Ms candy holder to role up and tuck in. Side note, tattling is just tatting with a friend.


TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!

Edited by - Tumbleweed on Jan 26 2017 10:29:08 PM
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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  1:34:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, what a great idea! I may have to do something similar with my sewing needles.

Farm Girl Sister #6566

The road of life is made smoother when traveled with someone you love.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3488 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3488 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  2:03:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was finally a little productive this weekend and made me a pair of slippers! I love how they turned out in the colors that I chose. Now I'm looking for a way to add a soul to the bottom. Any suggestions?



Krista
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

850 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
850 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  2:10:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am not a knitter and there may be an official way of doing this, but as a sewer, I would try leather. Draw the shape out on the leather, cut the shape a little smaller and sew it onto the bottom by hand or by machine.

Jana
#7110
http://www.emhardt.com

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz

Edited by - janamarieje on Jan 23 2017 3:23:57 PM
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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3485 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3485 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  2:19:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


2 new quilts

Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2017 :  2:25:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are these stick on or glue on rubberish dots one can buy. I found this on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sole-Shoes-Socks-Non-Slip-Glue-100ml-Apply-Dots-Texture-Hand-Made-Slippers-Black-/110982703906

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3488 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3488 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2017 :  4:51:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marie, that's exactly the type of thing I was looking for! Thank you!

Krista
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rphelps4
True Blue Farmgirl

620 Posts

roxanna
westport indiana
USA
620 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  06:20:12 AM  Show Profile  Send rphelps4 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
My boss lost her grandmother recently and she is wanting me to making something out of her clothes for a keepsake for her and other family members besides pillow would love to hear your ideas on what to make.

Roxanna Farmgirl# 3963
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4563 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4563 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  06:26:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roxanna, a friend of mine makes patchwork Teddy bears out of clothes.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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AutumnCountyGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

102 Posts

Kiersten
Suffolk Virginia
USA
102 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  07:02:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Roxanna, when my boyfriend's uncle died last year they took all his favorite t-shirts and made a quilt out of them. If she had shirts from vacations over the years or events she went to, they would be great for this.

Kiersten, Farmgirl Sister #7232
https://autumncountrygirl93.wordpress.com/
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  08:19:56 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Everything looks wonderful that people are making. I brought several UFOs to knit on while on vacation, but so far too much to do and no knitting time.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3488 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3488 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2017 :  12:51:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, I like the idea of patchwork Teddy bears! I bet they are adorable. I like how sentimental that can be.

Krista
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  10:08:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diana.... The quilts are beautiful!!!!!

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  10:21:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Ok I had to fix it. I took out the red thread and reattached the tatting with matching thread. Now the back looked awful so I cut another piece of red felt and whip stiches it to the back.

It is a little more bulky but still fits in the candy container.

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!

Edited by - Tumbleweed on Jan 26 2017 10:27:52 PM
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  10:48:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Diana, your quilts are beautiful!

Tumbleweed,your needle holder is intriguing. Are those tatting needles or regular length? How tall is the candy holder.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  11:01:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also started this headband about a week ago. I used size three thread in a cream color and used a large needle to tatt with. I wove the lavender ribbon between the open spaces. The ribbon is long enogh to tie in back. I can change the ribbon color as it isn't stiched in.


TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!

Edited by - Tumbleweed on Jan 27 2017 06:43:58 AM
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  11:15:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! That headband is really pretty, Nancy! Cool that you can change ribbons too.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4155 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4155 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  04:45:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love that headband Nancy. Do you sell them?

Dawn in IL


"Donít let anyone ever tell you that this country isnít great, that somehow we need to make it great again" Michelle Obama
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  06:46:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Judith.... Yes they are tatting needles. The candy holder is one of those long m&m tubes. I didn't need the candy just the holder. But since the candy came with.... Well I just had to eat it. Had to force myself...a little.

Hi Dawn... This is the first one I ever made. I just learned tatting in the past few weeks. I will have to think about it. You are sweet for asking.

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!

Edited by - Tumbleweed on Jan 27 2017 12:39:12 PM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3488 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3488 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  12:37:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love it, Nancy! It's a great idea to leave the ribbon unattached so you can swap ribbons to match your outfit. Your tatting is looking fabulous!

Krista
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

838 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
838 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2017 :  11:42:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Krista... I had excellent teachers.

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2017 :  5:32:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here are the rest of the placemats (Debbie, thank you for your comments on the first one :-) ). I was so excited to finally see them on the table! It took much longer than i had anticipated - each mat is different and required totally different fabric sections and quilting design. Between homeschooling and other home/child responsibilities, i don't have much time to quilt. I try to get an hour in each day, but that is not always possible.

I still have matching fabric for 2 small quilted wall hangings. Part of me wants to work with some different fabric for a while and the other part of me wants to finish this pattern and be done!


Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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