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Today... One thread per day / Weds 8th ? and I'll
« on: September 08, 2021, 06:28:07 AM »
raise @Syrinx 's new shoes by presenting a pair of authentic 1940's dance shoes.

Years ago when I was living my small but (I thought) happy life, we 're talking July 2016 here, we were visiting Glastonbury for  a grand day out and found two pairs of vintage/antique shoes in a charity shop at the end of the high st.

Both were in immaculate condition and to my great joy actually properly fitted my weeny size 3 (or sometimes 2 1/2) feet.

For years I have searched in vain for shoes that fit me, more often than not having to do with shoes that completely lace up, think walking boots/converse trainers) as they have some chance of remaining on my feet which more open shoes do not being as they are almost always too large.

As I mentioned the condition of both pairs were immaculate, barely worn ... and the pair I chose were obviously someones favourite dancing shoes as there is just a touch of bling on the buckle.

The pics were taken when I bought them but they dont look much different as I wear them rarely when going out to a special occasion ... yes that rarely!!
 
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Anyhoo today I will be sporting my size 3 (yeah right, theyre miles too big for me!) Steelies as I head to another day on the production line at the Brewery ... The work is okay, but standing for 7 1/2 hours is a bit wearing but I will be getting my arms back into shapes lugging 8 packs of beer bottles around ... so thats a win!

In my mind for the next 8 hours or so will be the purchase of a new(ish) kindle as some lovely soul at the Car Park broke my old one. Ive had that for so long (it was a 1st gen one) and Im really upset so Im mulling buying another but do I buy secondhand with all that potential problems that can occur or do I buy brand spanky???

and if so which one? there seem to be hundreds of different models about now, with ads? (yuk) without ads? audible? waterproof? case £££? Im useless at making decisions and am always reluctant to pay full price ... in fact with the exception of Elvistoo nothing major Ive ever bought has been brand spanky! Including my home, car ....... methinks this needs a separate thread!

Looks set to be another scorcher, so have good days peeps!

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Welcome Lounge and Information / MOVED: help needed
« on: September 03, 2021, 11:46:24 AM »

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2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon / Block 6 - The AMETHYST Star
« on: August 28, 2021, 11:30:04 AM »
Welcome to
TSP's Mystery Quiltalongathon Block for 2021
...

After the great success of last years QAYG BOM,
I decided to combine the BOM with a finished article,

A Mystery Quiltalongathon !!

A BOM with an agenda !!!


but here's a clue, I've called it

The Sparkling Stars Quilt

I thought, as Stars are so often referred to as Diamonds,
I would assign a different Gemstone to each Block.
and try and convey a sense of that jewel with my choice of fabrics .......

You can follow my choice of gemstone for each star ...
or choose your own according to the fabrics you have to hand

So this is the FINAL block of our
MysteryQuiltalongathon

The SIXTH Block of
2021 TSP's Mystery Quiltalongathon

Is the

The AMETHYST Star
The Amethyst Star

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As ever,
Click on the first pic to bring it up to Full size
and then on the i Icon
(top right corner of the pic on a laptop, click the three dots on a tablet/ phone)
to bring up the instructions to the side of the pic.

 :devil: Please DO read right through the tutorial before you start cutting or sewing  :devil:



*    *     *     *     *      *         

There will be SIX Gemstone Blocks, posted at 6 weekly intervals
from the end of January to end of August,
giving you ample time to gather your fabrics and make your Stars!

You will need to make between FIVE and THREE Blocks for each Star.

The techniques used throughout the Sewalongs will be fairly simple
and there are Tut's available in The Darkside Tutorials should you need to refresh your memory.

This Mystery Quilt comprises a 5 by 5 grid of 12" (f) blocks
to make a finished quilt of 60" sq,
before any added borders or sashing.

You can of course make it smaller or even larger if you wish.

* * * Fabric Requirements * * *

This Mystery Quilt will require approximately 3m's of
ONE consistent background fabric throughout the quilt

and a different Gemstone colour each month ...
within which there will be between 3 - 6 different shades.

(I'm not so good at the Maths but a 1/4 metre or FQ of each gemstone colour/shade should be ample)

And everyone who finishes 2021 with a completed quilt
will receive an exclusive

The Sewing Places's
Prize Winners Enamel badge or Sew on Embroidered Patch!!!


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Sign up, Sign up, Sign up

The Sewing Places Third Autumnal Mug Rug Swap
is back !!!

Join us in this quick and easy sewalong !!!

Darksiders and Lightsiders alike can take part in this Fun Swap!

Register your interest HERE to take part .....

AIM :

To make a Mug Rug  that is Autumnally themed ... 
for one of our TSP Family

DATES:

Sign Up Date :- 21st - 31st August

Start Date : - 1st September ...

Big Reveal Date: -  The Autumn Equinox ... 22nd September 2021

What is a Mug Rug

This is a quick, Easy and Fun sewalong ... No stress involved ...

Make a mug rug using whichever techniques you choose;

Traditional, modern, abstract, pictorial ....
pieced, appliqued, mixed media
crocheted, cross stitch, machine or hand embroidery,
FPP, redwork ..... Anything goes!!!

You can make one Mug Rug or a set of them ...
But Please Note that you must only expect ONE Mug Rug in return.

Its your choice, the only theme is to be autumnal

TO REGISTER:

To register for this swap, send me a pm with your address
(Yes, even if I've had it before)
and remember to mark your pm, Autumn Equinox 2021!

In the first week of September I will distribute the names and addresses or your swappees.

You then have over three weeks to ensure your Mug Rug or Stitched Postcard
arrives in time for the Autumn Equinox on September 22nd.

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2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon / Block 5 - The EMERALD Star
« on: July 17, 2021, 05:46:04 AM »
Welcome to
TSP's Mystery Quiltalongathon Block for 2021
...

After the great success of last years QAYG BOM,
I decided to combine the BOM with a finished article,

A Mystery Quiltalongathon !!

A BOM with an agenda !!!


but here's a clue, I've called it

The Sparkling Stars Quilt

I thought, as Stars are so often referred to as Diamonds,
I would assign a different Gemstone to each Block.
and try and convey a sense of that jewel with my choice of fabrics .......

You can follow my choice of gemstone for each star ...
or choose your own according to the fabrics you have to hand

Here we are coming up to the home straight of our
MysteryQuiltalongathon Block of the Month,
(Just ONE more Block left to make after this!!! )


So for the FIFTH Block of
2021 TSP's Mystery Quiltalongathon

We have

The Amethyst EMERALD Star
The Emerald Star

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

As ever,
Click on the first pic to bring it up to Full size
and then on the i Icon
(top right corner of the pic on a laptop, click the three dots on a tablet/ phone)
to bring up the instructions to the side of the pic.

 :devil: Please DO read right through the tutorial before you start cutting or sewing  :devil:


The LAST block, Block SIX, will be released on Saturday 28th August ...



*    *     *     *     *      *         

There will be SIX Gemstone Blocks, posted at 6 weekly intervals
from the end of January to end of August,
giving you ample time to gather your fabrics and make your Stars!

You will need to make between FIVE and THREE Blocks for each Star.

The techniques used throughout the Sewalongs will be fairly simple
and there are Tut's available in The Darkside Tutorials should you need to refresh your memory.

This Mystery Quilt comprises a 5 by 5 grid of 12" (f) blocks
to make a finished quilt of 60" sq,
before any added borders or sashing.

You can of course make it smaller or even larger if you wish.

* * * Fabric Requirements * * *

This Mystery Quilt will require approximately 3m's of
ONE consistent background fabric throughout the quilt

and a different Gemstone colour each month ...
within which there will be between 3 - 6 different shades.

(I'm not so good at the Maths but a 1/4 metre or FQ of each gemstone colour/shade should be ample)

And everyone who finishes 2021 with a completed quilt
will receive an exclusive

The Sewing Places's
Prize Winners Enamel badge or Sew on Embroidered Patch!!!


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For Sale

Complete and unused Janome (Cat D)
Quilting kit and extension table.

No longer being offered as an inducement with their machines, these retail at £203.00 from Janome  :scream:

This is complete, unused and in the original packaging

Click on the Linky to see more

£100.00 incl. postage to the UK

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We've all got them lurking around the house ...
I went upstairs and without even trying found THREE kits
and ONE unfinished festival workshop project
(and know if I rootled around a bit I would find more  :rolleyes: )

So for July and August we have

Festival Finds Re Found and Made !!!


Unearth those
I must have that kit / make that workshop project
from the shows and exhibitions,

Complete them and make space for new buys!

Show us your proposed make/s, post your progress pics and

at the end of August we'll have The Grand Reveal of the finished item/s !!!!





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Here are this years Project Linus Quilts ... The Theme was Animal. 

Well Done Girls, in a year when Mojo Hunting was declared an Olympic Sport ... You produced fabulous Creations, Bravo!!!



Sheilago's Creation

Here is my ‘ Counting sheep’ quilt for PL. It is a scrappy quilt, but every block has a sheep somewhere and I even had a little bit of sheepy fleece to patch into the back :D. Hopefully it will help some wee person somewhere to doze off comfortably.

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Louise S's Creation

I finished mine last summer but have put it in the wash and taken photos.
I ran out of the blue fabric so used offcuts to make a pattern on the back.
 
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Ploshkin's Creation

I had started this for last year.  I completed the quilt top before I had to pack away for the builders and it has languished in a box ever since.  I didn't take any progress pics because the previous PL quilts have remained anonymous until after the poll but as progress pics have now been requested it can have an airing.  I don't know when I will get an opportunity to complete it but I will try and make it by the deadline.

I have 3 possibles for the backing, none of which are the original fabrics I got for this quilt waaaay before I actually started it.  That's how you get a stash!  :P
 
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Starryfish's Creation

This is my first real quilt, I made it from Makower animal life fabrics. It's a QAYG effort and taught me a lot about accurate cutting and sewing!

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I have a lot to learn!


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Kenora's Creation

I haven't been able to find time to sew for the last month, but I thought I'd take a couple of photos of what my finished quilt should look like once it's done. I had great ideas for colour combinations in my head, but now I've laid it out on the bed - only the individual D9P blocks are sewn together, nothing else - I'm not so sure I like it, but it's too late now. -<

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I was intending to add an extra orange striped border in between the navy one and the outer turquoise chevron one, but it just didn't look right. The chevron border will also be mitred (if I can remember how to do it  :) ).The binding will probably be plain navy.

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The backing fabric doesn't show up in the photo very well. It's a medium/light grey with a yellow feather design. It's much nicer in real life. :)


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Twopence's Creation

Here it is then.

I used the Linus pattern for Courthouse Steps as that was what they asked for last year and just cut dinosaurs for the centre’s. The quilting was fairly simple as I stitched 1/4 inch round the centre panels and 1/4 inch in from the main seams joining the blocks before stitching the binding down on the front using blanket stitch.

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I found this Lone Star tutorial on faceache and wonder whether it is a good video to try my hand at a Lone Star Quilt/Hanging.

Im up for one that size or half that size ...

@Deafoldbat @BrendaP  @StitchinTime @Sandra @Pearl @Kenora  @anyone who has made one of these?


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Tech Know How / Photo problems
« on: June 03, 2021, 17:24:18 PM »
Just TSO at its best or me ????

Had problems getting the pics to show in the Today thread this morning and now, working on the next BOM ....

Anything I ought to be doing ?

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2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon / Block 4 - The SAPPHIRE Star
« on: June 03, 2021, 10:48:53 AM »
Welcome to
TSP's Mystery Quiltalongathon Block for 2021
...

After the great success of last years QAYG BOM,
I decided to combine the BOM with a finished article,

A Mystery Quiltalongathon !!

A BOM with an agenda !!!


but here's a clue, I've called it

The Sparkling Stars Quilt

I thought, as Stars are so often referred to as Diamonds,
I would assign a different Gemstone to each Block.
and try and convey a sense of that jewel with my choice of fabrics .......

You can follow my choice of gemstone for each star ...
or choose your own according to the fabrics you have to hand

Here we are over Halfway through our MysteryQuiltalongathon Block of the Month


So for the FOURTH Block of
2021 Sparkling Stars Mystery Quiltalongathon

We have

The Sapphire Star
The Sapphire Star

As ever,
Click on the first pic to bring it up to Full size
and then on the i Icon
(top right corner of the pic on a laptop, click the three dots on a tablet/ phone)
to bring up the instructions to the side of the pic.


 :devil: The list of Cutting Requirements for Block 4 extends to
TWO Pages of the Tutorial ...
Please Don't Get Caught Out by that!  :devil:

But you wont, will you ???
because you will be reading right through the tutorial before you start cutting or sewing

... Wont you ???  :devil:


Block FIVE will be released on Saturday  17th July ...



*    *     *     *     *      *         

There will be SIX Gemstone Blocks, posted at 6 weekly intervals
from the end of January to end of August,
giving you ample time to gather your fabrics and make your Stars!

You will need to make between FIVE and THREE Blocks for each Star.

The techniques used throughout the Sewalongs will be fairly simple
and there are Tut's available in The Darkside Tutorials should you need to refresh your memory.

This Mystery Quilt comprises a 5 by 5 grid of 12" (f) blocks
to make a finished quilt of 60" sq,
before any added borders or sashing.

You can of course make it smaller or even larger if you wish.

* * * Fabric Requirements * * *

This Mystery Quilt will require approximately 3m's of
ONE consistent background fabric throughout the quilt

and a different Gemstone colour each month ...
within which there will be between 3 - 6 different shades.

(I'm not so good at the Maths but a 1/4 metre or FQ of each gemstone colour/shade should be ample)

And everyone who finishes 2021 with a completed quilt
will receive an exclusive

The Sewing Places's
Prize Winners Enamel badge or Sew on Embroidered Patch!!!


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This years Project Linus Sewalongathon theme is

ANIMAL

Animal any way and every way ...

Appliqued Animal ?
Foundation Paper Pieced Animal ?
Animal Fabrics ?
Animal shaped ?
Animal Alphabet ?
Noahs Ark ?
Animal Background?
Animal Subject ?


Animal Magic in Fabric!!!

I know many of you made these quilts last year

in the hope that Festival would be go ahead
so If you wish to enter those, please do ...
a few artful pics and some blurb for the entry will do the trick
(But please hold back your entries til the end of the Sewalong,
we dont want to intimidate those starting from scratch!)


If you want to make anew then this is for you ...

Take pics of your fabrics, pics of your progress
and dont forget those stunning finished pics ...

* * * * * * * * * * *

These Quilts will be donated to Project Linus at Festival of Quilts
on Thursday July 29th after The Midday Mezzanine Catchup!


Please post here to register and keep us updated as to how you're getting on

Sewing starts 1st June, Needles up June 30th

Entries in by 4th July using the time old template below


* * * * * * * * * *


Details to include:

Your User Name and  Entry Number (if  entering have more than once )

What is it and for whom

Pattern used

Fabrics used

A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.

PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT


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This is the thread for Fabric choices, progress pics and such ..... AFTER you've signed up!

@RJR_38 ..... you do realise we'll be expecting you to organise another Boom next year ... Dont you!

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Alterations Advice Please / Patching jeans ... yet again!
« on: May 16, 2021, 12:25:29 PM »
The other day (yet again) I fell over and to my dismay opened a small hole in the leg of my new (to me £6 in the charity) black jeans.

Now I know I have successfully patched jeans before but these seem to be a whole different animal.

It seems most jeans today have an inordinate amount of stretch to them ... unlike my last patched jeans, which being pretty old actually resembled denim ...

So I need to ask .. What / How / With what should I patch them ??

I have no material the same as the jeans and need to make it sort of invisible but was thinking about using black lame and patching a star that would catch the light just a lil ????

Also if I unpick the side seam as I did before, which stitch should I use to sew it up with ... being this silly stretch fabric?

Over to you Boffins!!!

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Sorry its late but it was a bank holiday weekend you know

So here it is

MAYS MINI MARVELS

The objective is simples

Make a Miniature Quilt
for a Dolls house,
Doll, Bear
or not so mini quilt for your Furbaby !

The only caveat being that when viewed it should look like a full sized quilt

Start Date ... May 1st
Needles Down ... May 31st

Entries for a fun competition in by 5th June please

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