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What lies beneath... / Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« on: Today at 09:37:13 »
Definitely Beverly Johnson - are her classes still on Crafty's successor Bluprint?

Also Margreet from Merckwaerdigh.  Explore her blog/website
and also her Etsy shop

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 28th July
« on: Yesterday at 12:40:06 »
@twopence condolences to you and yours on the loss of your FIL.

@Lowena  I am surprised that you were told not to swim.  Maybe not the complicated leg movement of breaststroke, which I can't co-ordinate anyway, but up and down kicks with crawl, or on your back is similar to walking without the load bearing, so surely a good thing.

I've been pushing on with the scrappy quilt, just having a break and a coffee now and I've told a recorded message on the phone that it's a liar and to go away!

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 28th July
« on: Yesterday at 09:04:31 »
@Sandra stand firm and refuse to buy fabric for customers.  You refused for the cushions. :thumbsup:
Scrap bag bits for letting out trousers or repairing pockets is one thing but making choices from a retail source is quite different, and if they don't like what you choose ...

It's grey and overcast here but not raining.  Nothing special planned so I'll be sending more time on the scrappy quilt.

Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: Yesterday at 08:52:44 »
Thank you @Iminei
Sometimes computer vagaries are beyond the understanding of us mere mortals.

Thank you too to @Mr Twingo for sorting things out

Today... One thread per day / Re: Minday 26th
« on: July 27, 2021, 21:58:45 PM »
Oh that's really good news. :thumbsup:

Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: July 27, 2021, 15:48:28 PM »
And suddenly I have found the thread I started this morning!   >:) >< :[ :thinking: :facepalm:

Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: July 27, 2021, 15:44:09 PM »
This morning I was able to upload a new thread - or so I thought!  It appeared on my screen as a new thread.

Then I went out - aborted outdoor art group meeting which was rained off!

Home again and I've been sewing some squares together and tehn looked on here again and the thread has disappeared. :o 

It seems that the lovely @Iminei  has been able to recover what I posted and uploaded it to another new thread,13132.msg247634.html#msg247634
but I couldn't 'Like' her posting because there is no Like button.

All very strange  :scream:

Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: July 27, 2021, 09:45:08 AM »
@Mr Twingo   Success this morning, I've been able to start a new thread.

Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: July 27, 2021, 09:13:38 AM »
@Mr Twingo thank you.

I will have another attempt at starting another thread.

Here's a good - machine sewn - tut for flange binding

It's a very long time since I've done a flange, and it was between two borders.  I think I worked it more or less as I would have done a piping insert but without the filling cord.

For a flange next to the binding I think I would take the same approach. 

My bindings are nearly always machine stitched against the right side of the quilt, folded over and hand stitched to the line of machine stitching on the back.  Like @Acorn I don't like the extra row of machine stitching that shows on the other side when stitching in the ditch - and if it goes wonky it can completely miss the binding!  :o

So, my way would likely be to cut 3/4" flange and a 2" binding, fold both in half and make sure the cut edges were exactly together and sew the two together just inside the seam allowance, then attach as one to the quilt, with the flange next to quilt top, and machine stitch just to the left of the first row of stitching.  Then fold the binding over and hand stitch down as usual.

Tech Know How / Re: Are we having site problems again?
« on: July 26, 2021, 22:43:42 PM »
I've been able to log in and read threadsand reply without problem, but twice over the last couple of days I've tried to start a new thread - about the scrappy quilt I'm making and both times when I pressed 'submit' it thought about it and then suddenly went to a blank white screen.  Both times I hit the back button and tried submitting again only to get a message that I had already uploaded that message  :S   

However there is no thread started by me about a scrappy quilt to be found on TSP.   :'(

Each attempt included photos but I know they were all well within the size limit because I export them from Photos to the desktop with a maximum dimension of 500 pixels which is well below the recommended maximum size.

If you know what you want to make, buy for that project.
But if you like variety and scrap quilts, you buy things you like when you see them,

That's so right. 

My patchwork stash is mostly little bits - that @Lowena would have thrown away!  Yes I buy FQs, but I've also got the odd shaped bits left from making clothes (only the woven cottons), bits bought from the sales table at craft club and I'm still working through the last of the bag of remnants, many of which were 6"-8" width of fabric, which I got at Doughty's a couple of years ago.

The current scrap quilt project, which for some odd reason I have not been able to upload to TSP, is about half whites, which I had to buy, and the rest is a glorious mixture of all colours all from stash - including the left over bits from @RJR_38 's boom swap.  Everyone who's taking part in that has contributed a tiny bit, so thank you all.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Minday 26th
« on: July 26, 2021, 09:42:50 AM »
Haircut (at home) this morning - two weeks late because her daughter tested +ve for Covid.

I am expecting delivery sometime this morning of a fold-up GoPak table in anticipation of a full family Sunday lunch on 1st.  So long since we've been able to do this that the children have outgrown the small picnic table, and the family has grown - GGD was born 1st March 2020, the same day that we had the last big family lunch, though GD and her partner didn't make it - for obvious reasons.

What are the chances that the table will arrive whilst the hairdresser is in full flow with her scissors.   >:)

After that I'm off to have lunch with my former colleagues.  17 or 18 months since I've seen them so lots of catching up to do.

Have a good day.

@SingingSinger The little pops of orange, complemented by the orange border, really make those blues sing. 

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday the ???
« on: July 24, 2021, 08:34:31 AM »
The forecast was for the rain to get here mid morning, but it was here along with thunder by at least 7am - dunno about earlier 'cos I was asleep.

Debating as to whether or not I go to the big art group - July and August are always outdoors in the extensive church grounds.  There is a bit of shelter there though I quite fancy trying to draw rain!

Have a good day whatever you are doing.

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