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    Re: Help with dressmaking ..please !

    I meant to say the fabric didn't cost much .. £3.99 a meter .
    Thank you both for the help !
    I've tacked together the actual dress now , it's looks good
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    I unpicked the bodice section twice...
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    Re: Help with dressmaking ..please !

    I'm sure the bust will be fine for Jessica
    It's the waist that's worrying me ..
    She has a 28 inch waist , so the pattern won't fit her if I make if using the size for her bust ..
    I think I might...
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    Re: Help with dressmaking ..please !

    There is ? Wow .. How do i find it ?
    I'm not scared of trying to make it .. I have paid much for the material .. But I would like to make it fit the best I can for her ..
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    Help with dressmaking ..please !

    Hi lovely ladies !
    I am attempting my very first dress ..
    It's butterick B5882 if you want to take a look at the picture ..
    I am making this for my daughter ..
    The bodice of the dress is to fit ...
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    Re: My sewing machine not working

    It could also be that the timing has been knocked out of sequence ..
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    Re: Saree fabric in quilts ?

    Wow Rebecca !
    Those quilts are truly beautiful ! Thanks for the tip to use pinking shears ..
    I know the fabric in thin , so was wondering to put a simple plain backing behind it , maybe echo...
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    Saree fabric in quilts ?

    Hi all !
    I have been perusing through eBay as I do all the time ! And I came across some stunning Indian saree fabric ..
    Usually this about over a meter wide and can be over 5 meters long !
    It...
  8. Re: Is anyone else frustrated with Bernina 830?

    I know that my husqvarna does not like cutting certain threads ..isacord is one of them .. I have to manually cut the thread if I use it .. Try your machine with different thread ..
    Marathon is...
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    Re: Faux Pleated Pillow

    How did you do that ! It's beautiful !
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    Re: Ideas to use this fabric ? Please !

    Love the idea of the 9patch .. Yup ..old grey matter is grinding away !
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    Re: Ideas to use this fabric ? Please !

    I love the stack and whack idea ! Another one added to the list ! Thank you !
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    Re: Ideas to use this fabric ? Please !

    Omg Spiff !
    How did I not see this pattern anywhere before ! It's just beautiful !
    I won't use the peacock fabric I have for that because it's just feathers , not a picture as such but my gosh...
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    Ideas to use this fabric ? Please !

    I've had this peacock fabric in my stash for about 6 months or so .. I cannot think of a pattern to bring it to life and do justice to it .. Any ideas ?
    The peacock pattern is about 3inches wide in...
  14. Re: My ugly duckling deff turned into a beautiful swan ..

    The borders were a rainy day invention .. Been a lot of them here in the UK recently ! ..I drew a branch onto paper then repeated it every 20 inches I think .. So totally made up ..
    Pinterest is...
  15. Re: My ugly duckling deff turned into a beautiful swan ..

    Hi Marilyn
    I did post their of the quilt top a couple of weeks ago ..it's wasn't fully finished then ..now it's totally finished and I might be able to sleep now without waking a couple of times a...
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    Re: My DD Quilt

    This is so pretty ! Going on my bucket list !
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    Re: what I have been doing-not quilting

    Oh wow !
    Beautiful work !
    Really beautiful !
  18. My ugly duckling deff turned into a beautiful swan ..

    This is my ugly ( fabric ) duckling quilt .. Using a stash of what I thought was unusable fabrics ..
    But I'm super pleased with the way it turned out and grew I to something I am very proud of .. ...
  19. Re: I turned something ugly into something quiet beautiful :)

    Aww thank you Lorie ..
    When the fat quarters were folded up in the box they looked sad and ugly and I just closed the lid , sighed and left them .. I'm glad a didn't throw them out though ! Which...
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    Re: To border, or not?

    I would border in a white fabric , then bind it in a continual sewn strip of the colour squares in the quilt ?
    If that makes sense
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    Mindy
    Xx
  21. Re: How to use t-shirt with cut in a quilt

    You could make a feature of the v,s .. Put a patch of coloured fabric in the v and then cut the square out ? It would make some pretty little quilting squares ..
  22. Re: I turned something ugly into something quiet beautiful :)

    Roflll . I just noticed my husbands matching slippers !
  23. Re: I turned something ugly into something quiet beautiful :)

    Thank you !
    I have to say I think this quilt is going to be one of the best I've made so far .. I have never followed a pattern as of yet .. I like the way I can sit in front of my machine , Vera ,...
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    Re: Irish Chain quilt top

    Wow that's so pretty !
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    Wow ! That's amazing ! Well done ! I'm in awe !
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