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The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second

wrenkins

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2019, 13:53:40 PM »
OOoooo @Sonatine here we go. You have stepped off the edge and fallen into the black hole that is stashville.  0_0

What do you need and we'll send it off to "a middle man" to forward to you?  0_0

Don't fret too much about it. I'm a bit concerned about my colours but it's all a bit of a punt. And anyway...we can always redecorate to match!  0_0

Greens anyone?!?!?!?  :x
Fashion fades, style is forever!

Sonatine

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2019, 14:49:57 PM »
@Iminei I have to admit I'm not really sure what those words mean :S Although from lurking in the darkside I can sort of get what they're describing, I'm not sure what their different uses are. I know the colours that I want to use, I'm just worried about different shades / tones / patterns looking odd together because I don't have much of an eye for colour and wouldn't do anything remotely contrasting normally.

I think the bigger fabric shop in my home town will cut in 25cm lengths, and has quite a big range of cottons, would that still be useable rather than fat quarters? I'm sure there must be somewhere in London that I've missed but most of the fabric shops here seem to be dress fabric. If all else fails my stash growing a bit isn't the worst thing to happen  :angel:

StitchinTime

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2019, 16:01:40 PM »
The Village Haberdashery is in West Hampstead and has a range of quilting fabrics (as well as lots of other goodies to tempt you).

BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #93 on: March 14, 2019, 16:06:23 PM »
My contribution is now quilted so just the zip and the joining together of back and front to do.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #94 on: March 14, 2019, 16:44:53 PM »
@Sonatine

If you are using a patterned fabric or a fabric with different colours/tones in it ..
Look on the selvage and check the colour dots out.
Any fabrics in those colours will go with your main fabric.

Choosing the fabrics for any project is usually the hardest part as everyone here will tell you but if you can get to a shop the staff there should be able and willing to help you.

Any good fabric shop should be willing to cut lengths from 10cm, if not fat quarters which is 50 cm x Half wof .
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Lilian

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #95 on: March 14, 2019, 19:08:30 PM »
I finally got the fabrics I wanted and cut out all the pieces for the front yesterday - all set for a morning sewing, which I did.  Then come to the last and biggest pieces and found I had cut them 1/4 inch too big, so cut off the extra and sewed them up ready to put the front together only to find the bigger pieces were now too small! (Forgot I had scaled the pattern up and cut them correctly the first time)  (Have i got enough fabric left to re-cut them????)  Phew yes, I managed to recut them.  I now have a nice lot of ready stitched pieces to use on something else.  :)
Willing but not always able :)

BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #96 on: March 14, 2019, 19:13:22 PM »
Been there, done that!
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #97 on: March 14, 2019, 19:34:25 PM »
Got the Tshirt ...   0_0
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

wrenkins

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #98 on: March 14, 2019, 20:10:22 PM »
Dunno what you're on about. I cut mine perfectly first time.

Then I cut them all again...... to the right size!   :S
Fashion fades, style is forever!

WendyW

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #99 on: March 14, 2019, 21:54:09 PM »
Sewing's half done on mine. I had to set it aside to do some paid work, but I'll be back at it this weekend.

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #100 on: March 16, 2019, 15:21:42 PM »
Just over two weeks to go til your cushion covers should be posted Girls ...

How are you all doing ???
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #101 on: March 16, 2019, 17:11:29 PM »
Home now after this afternoon's meeting, so apart from making something to eat the evening is mine to do whatever,  I should get the cushion cover finished and ready for the post on Monday.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Sonatine

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #102 on: March 16, 2019, 20:00:54 PM »
I've chosen my fabrics :D one has had to come from Doughty's - I'd never been on their website before and oh my goodness what a lot of beautiful fabric. I managed to resist temptation though and only buy what I needed for this cushion cover but it was difficult, even for a non-quilter. I'm hoping it arrives quickly and then I can get going next week. I'm also hoping that the first attempt goes well enough that there doesn't need to be a second one!

Sakar

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #103 on: March 16, 2019, 20:18:13 PM »
Just over two weeks to go til your cushion covers should be posted Girls ...

How are you all doing ???

Mine left Austria yesterday  :D

BrendaP

Re: The Sewing Places' Great Cushion Cover Swap the Second
« Reply #104 on: March 16, 2019, 22:55:12 PM »
Mine is now finished and only has to be packed up and taken to the post office on Monday. 
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/