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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2009-01-18 22:58
Subject: Crafts finish
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Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
Mood:tiredtired
Music:The Mentalist (on tv)
Tags:crafts, scrapbooking, sewing
My sewing skills leave a lot to be desired, but I'm pretty happy with how my needle rolls turned out.

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silver_chipmunk: snowflake
User: silver_chipmunk
Date: 2009-01-19 04:17 (UTC)
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Keyword:snowflake
Oh, how pretty! That's really nice!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-01-19 05:41 (UTC)
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Thank you!
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betagoddess: ShinySequins
User: betagoddess
Date: 2009-01-19 04:28 (UTC)
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That is very cool! I love that material! =>}

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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-01-19 05:41 (UTC)
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Thanks! I love that material too. It's just so bright and happy. It was included in a bundle of fat quarters I bought for another project, but I loved it so much I had to steal a piece and use it for something I get to keep.
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betagoddess: SentinelBlairIWhoa!
User: betagoddess
Date: 2009-01-19 05:44 (UTC)
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Fat quarters???

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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-01-19 16:01 (UTC)
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Fat Quarters refer to a particular cut of fabric quilters often buy. I thought it was a fancy term for left-overs from a bolt of cloth, but after you asked I looked it up and discovered it has a more precise meaning. A fat quarter is a quarter-yard of fabric cut not into one 1/4 yard strip, but rather a yard of fabric cut into 4 equal-sized pieces, by cutting once (in the middle) width-wise then again height-wise.

Or, to quote from http://quilting.about.com/od/stepbystepquilting/ss/fat_quarters.htm
"A fat quarter is a one-fourth yard cut of fabric that (usually) measures 18" x 22" instead of the typical 9" x 44" quarter-yard cut. The longest side's dimension will vary if your fabric is not 44" wide."

There's an explanatory illustration on the about.com page if you need help deciphering what I've said.

Edited at 2009-01-19 04:02 pm (UTC)
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betagoddess: ShinySequins
User: betagoddess
Date: 2009-01-19 18:57 (UTC)
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Keyword:ShinySequins

Ah. I see. Thanks for the explanation. I've quilted a bit in the past, but never heard that term. Interesting. =>}

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ahavia
User: ahavia
Date: 2009-01-19 07:36 (UTC)
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How nice! I need one of those. Great idea.
Ahavia
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2009-01-19 16:05 (UTC)
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Do you sew? If not, maybe I could make you one? Do you have knitting needles, crochet hooks, or both? My next project is going to be a needle roll for my circular needles. I have a slew and I can never find the size I'm looking for when they're all bunched together.
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ahavia
User: ahavia
Date: 2009-01-20 21:59 (UTC)
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Yes, I do sew. I will use your idea to make one for myself. I crochet. Never so good at knitting. And yes, I never can seem to find just the right needle and know I have one somewhere. So this is a great idea. Will be fun making this to organize one little part of my life.
Ahavia
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mbumby: scrapbook
User: mbumby
Date: 2009-01-20 02:24 (UTC)
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Keyword:scrapbook
Aw, they're all sleeping nice and cozy -- maybe spooning, maybe chatting with each other.

Reminds me a lot of something a friend made (from a pair of blue jeans, I think) to hold his wrenches.

Very nice fabric.
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