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Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Help with decorative stiches
« on: August 09, 2022, 09:57:33 AM »
After correcting anything you need to correct, get a large piece of fabric (non-stretch) and test out every one of the decorative stitches.  This will give you a chance to experiment as well as a guide to how they really stitch out.

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: drawer space in sewing room
« on: August 05, 2022, 10:28:18 AM »
I'm with @realale on this one. Sounds like all you need are some drawer organizers, whether store-bought or improvised.

@StitchinTime thanks for the explanation. We use those here too, but we call them Handy-Wipes.

Solufleece is the best washaway I have used, it looks a bit like a J cloth & is easy to sew on.  The clear plastic stuff isn’t that good, unless you are using it in a hoop!
What’s is a J cloth?

Fun with Fabric / Re: Do you lose your nerve?
« on: May 26, 2022, 13:30:52 PM »
Not when it comes to bold fabrics; I love them! My bigger problem, in getting started, is a lack of ideas.

Access All Accessories / Re: Spencer Ogg Beanie Baguette Bag
« on: May 22, 2022, 12:24:00 PM »
The fabric is stunning! Why is it called a “beanie baguette” bag?

Access All Accessories / Re: Travel bag for my Singing Bowl
« on: May 21, 2022, 17:33:05 PM »
@Greybird I have 3 of these, in varying sizes.  The smallest one is just 3”- small enough to take with us on trips.  This way, we can meditate with it, wherever we are.

Access All Accessories / Re: Travel bag for my Singing Bowl
« on: May 21, 2022, 16:14:41 PM »
@Lowena that is a lovely bowl! What is its diameter? (It looks large). I imagine it has a nice deep tone.

I have 3- the largest is 5" (12.75 cm) in diameter.

Access All Accessories / Re: Travel bag for my Singing Bowl
« on: May 21, 2022, 12:47:23 PM »
It's a bowl that can be made of brass or crystal. Mine is brass. It can be struck like a bell or rubbed around the outside, with a wooden mallet, to make sound. It is often used in meditation. Here is an example;

Access All Accessories / Re: Travel bag for my Singing Bowl
« on: May 20, 2022, 19:04:13 PM »
It's beautiful!  I love the fabric!
Is it lined with anything protective or just two layers of fabric?  I always worry about damaging my singing bowl when I travel with it (but I do only have one rights now so I'm protective off it).

It’s lined with the same cotton fabric as is on the outside.

@stephanelli is your singing bowl brass or crystal?

Access All Accessories / Travel bag for my Singing Bowl
« on: May 19, 2022, 23:27:04 PM »
It’s just a lined drawstring bag. I made it, to take my smallest singing bowl with us on trips. We can meditate anywhere!
The only challenging part was that I made the casing a different way than I usually do, using the matching fabric.  I had to make it kind of narrow, as I made the whole thing out of a single fat quarter, so I only had so much of it.

I used flat paracord for the drawstrings, as I have a lot of it.  Anyway, here it is;
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Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: My Bonsai Apron
« on: May 11, 2022, 21:23:48 PM »
Thank you all for the kind words.  I got a chance to wear it today, for a week bit of gardening. Nice & comfy.

Embroidery and Embellishment / My Bonsai Apron
« on: May 09, 2022, 17:19:29 PM »
One of my friends from the Quilt Guild had sewn this pretty, old-fashioned wrap apron. It’s nice & long, covering my clothing, all the way below my knees.  Why she sewed this, I have no idea, as she is just 5 feet tall.  Since it doesn’t fit her, she kindly gave it to me.  As it is a nice light weight, it is perfect for working on my Bonsai, on warm summer days.  So I added a little embroidery

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