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As I am totally mystified by QAYG that might be fun to learn with guidance. I see it's quite often done with Machine Embroidery featured on the block. I could try that maybe.

The only thing close that I've done are flip and sew, where you have the backing, spray baste on the batting/wadding and sew strips down on top thereby QAYG.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Summer McCall's
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:13:08 AM »
M7793 - sorry, but I had to chuckle at the combination of the model used and the "custom cup sizes" - jolly good thing!

With apologies to those with very cuddly chests - I'm only jealous really  0_0

Bodge, the model is the costumes designer, Yaya Han. She looked quit different a few years ago. Would have used the A/B back then. Can you imagine wearing something like that to one of the cons and waiting in line for the restroom?  :S Back zipped cat suit, back laced corset, little fitted vest and all topped off by a cape. Yikes!

Fran the culotte has some really unique variations. I think the hat has potential for me but the clothes? When will the cold shoulder look die?

Fun with Fabric / Re: I have made a decision -
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:51:45 AM »
Good luck, all of you! The fabric websites don't tempt me too much as I've got a dozen or more local shops and a MASSIVE small fabric archive. My downfall is Pinterest. Please never put links to Pinterest up here.  >:) I get distracted by each new, better, different idea that I see.

@Manuela  do the previously sewn items need to be finished pre-rules, today, or before start of official sewing on May 15?


Just squares with a border? Counts with me! She made her first quilt last year and if you take a close look most of those corner intersections are pretty near perfect if not perfect. Picked out fabrics that related to each recipient. Plus her "stitch in the ditch" quilting is better than mine. I call mine "stitch near the ditch" because I stink at quilting.

Thanks Pearl! Fun little story.

I think I could get the fabric for that, and we'd be using scraps for most of it anyway, right? But it would take me so long to do the work!

I have a couple of several ideas, more by the day.  ;) They vary in complexity and time commitment. I might try to do the fastest one first so at least I have something. Most online competitions elsewhere have too short a time frame for me and I don't want to stress myself out having fun.

I have an idea that involves multiple florals that might actually be right for the Scraps contest too. OH will be gone 2-3 days later this month so hope to play then.

I like those dandelions. Quite subtle.

LOL! Manuela, you are trying to keep us busy, aren't you?  ><

I was doing OK until I got to this part:  "jacket/cape/coat/duster/waistcoat would be an 'under' that goes with it" which rather bent my mind. I have a wee bit of trouble imagining an overlayer as an "under", but I get that it's just semantics to keep the theme working and the concept simple.

Ladies, it frequently takes a day or two to grasp the concept for something like this. Can take me a few weeks.  :loveit:  Last year I was the SWAP coordinator over at Artisan Square/Stitcher's Guild so I really know how challenging it can be to do the rules. Mudcat has done it this year.

It works really well to plan it out on paper. One year I did little cut outs to represent the garments to help myself out and to see if they actually worked together as directed.

And remember this probably isn't the only sewing you'll do this year! I need pants more than this allows for this year, so  no worries, I just make then in addition to this. If I'm really clever I make them to go with items from this.

 Now if I can just remember to call it SWAKOP rather than SWAP I'll be doing well. Maybe sewing too...that would help.

PS: Love the time frame! Great for me and my "ideal" SWAP sewing in my mind finishes between Oct. 31 and Nov. 15, so YAY!!!

1. Please post a picture of you pile (or piles  :devil:) of scraps before you start and/or include it in your submission post

Sources tell me that some of you are basically drowning in scraps :fabric: so let's do something about it  :snip:

You are evil Manuela. Very evil.

You know some of us have scrap collections sorted by size. Or so I've heard....not me of course. cough.

Thank you Manuela! Thinking cap going on now. One garment in one month might actually be within my abilities, especially with a week mostly to prep.

I take the vapidness of fashion to a whole new level of insane.

 :loveit: :* :loveit: :* :loveit:
What a marvelous line! I'm borrowing stealing it.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from Scotland
« on: May 01, 2018, 18:09:54 PM »
Welcome Pineau! It's a friendly bunch here and full of great ideas they are! Enjoy having a look around.  :flower:

Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: My First Overlocker
« on: April 28, 2018, 19:25:51 PM »
Lolli, you being satisfied with the transaction is what matters. The merchant was terrific to accommodate you in the manner you preferred. Well done!  :toast:

My Singer serger actually has a big curved arrow on the hand wheel showing the correct direction to turn.

OK. I'm American and from the West at that. Historically we like to go in with guns blazing.   >:) I'm sticking with that.

Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: My First Overlocker
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:31:01 AM »
Lolli, how to play it often depends on the sort of company and individuals you are dealing with and how your past dealings have gone with them. Sometimes I go with goodness and light, other times I let my inner Banshee handle things. On occasion OH will make the call for me and tell them I am either too disappointed or angry to talk to them.

Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: My First Overlocker
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:25:08 AM »
Oh, OK. Try it Wrenkins way first. Save mine for if you still need it. Then give them a good  :fish:

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