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Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Rowandean embroidery
« on: November 12, 2019, 20:32:58 PM »
 :) Very pretty! :thread:

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Heavy linen for skirt, online shop?
« on: November 11, 2019, 22:15:03 PM »
The linen thread is for hand sewing, not for machine sewing.

Access All Accessories / Re: Free Bag Patterns
« on: November 11, 2019, 17:18:31 PM »
See scroll down to accessoires for the free bag patterns. I made the retro tied bag and vintage evening bag years ago when getting the Butterick newsletter one got the free bags patterns with email.

See click on patterns then click free patterns then look up free bags. I hand sew the ruffle tote. Under free womens accessoires see chevron clutch bag, I made it with floral quilt cotton. There are also other free patterns and lots of free quilt patterns.

House Beautiful / Re: Tablecloth/curtains?
« on: November 11, 2019, 12:07:29 PM »
Maybe you could add a shop bought nice tablerunner to it, either some plain color that is also in the tablecloth or a pattern that is similar. For drafts of windowsill I make draft snake, sort of like a sausage made of quilt cotton stuffed with batting/wadding or old socks. :)

Your Favourite Suppliers / Heavy linen for skirt, online shop?
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:27:32 AM »
I have not bought apparel/garment :frock: fabric in decades. Looking for an online shop that sells a heavy quality linen? :thread:
Also looking for linen thread for hand sewing? :) :thread:

Tutorials / Yardage chart bias cut skirt?
« on: November 10, 2019, 20:03:37 PM »
Does it exist, a yardage chart on how many metres/yards to buy for bias cut skirt?

Access All Accessories / Re: Clutch Bag
« on: November 06, 2019, 19:22:04 PM »
Very pretty! :)

Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Samplers
« on: November 04, 2019, 19:56:01 PM »
 :) :thread: I viewed a Youtube video of the samplers at the museum, very beautiful.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi from New York!
« on: November 03, 2019, 17:51:26 PM »
Hi and welcome. :flower: :sew:
 Fond memories of NY visited in spring 1981. I am thinking of maybe sewing machine at least try ...again. I see you started machine sewing December last year, did you find it easy? Lucky you being in NY with all the fabric shops. I see a Youtube video about NY garment district fabrics/ Bernadette Banner. Is very nice seeing fabrics etc.

Sewing Professionally / Re: A Craft Pricing Calculator
« on: October 19, 2018, 19:55:15 PM »
Just out of curiosity I used the craftcalculator to see what price. My latest handmade  :thread: Christmas journal with hand dyed papers,beads,fabric,wirework copper and beaded paperclips, hand painted illustrations etc 7 working hours at it and ukp 13 in materials, I did not add any retail profit and it comes up at 111 ukp. :o

The Haberdashery / Hand sewing threads inventory, pincushions.
« on: October 18, 2018, 21:21:00 PM »
So I was sorting out my sewing box today and also made inventory of my hand sewing threads.
My oldest spool bought in 1978 Molnycke a pretty jade color about 1/2 of 110 mtr spool.
The rest of my thread are from the last 13 years nothing older. I got into hand quilting at about that time too.
1 Aurifil cotton 1300 mtr.( I think it is my only  :vintage: machine thread it is very thin got it at FQS sale the brown/chestnut)
1 basting off-white (1/2 of spool)
2 variegated Sulky 100% cotton 450mtr
10 Sulky single color 46 mtr and 1 variegated almost empty forrest green.
Mettler polyester 3 spools variegated 200 mtr
Gutermann 100% cotton 7 spools 250 mtr (2 of which are less than 1/2 spool)
Gutermann 100% cotton 100 mtr 9 (3 of which are less than 1/2 spool)
Mettler silk finish 100% cotton 150 mtr 2 spools
Mettler quilt cotton pink 150 mtr 1 spool
Ikea 4 spools cotton 3 white and 1 red.(3 came as a set of 1 red and 2 white, Ikea is my least favorite thread)
Excell polyester in red 182.8 mtr never used still in foil.
Most used colors are pink, rose, ivory, parchment and Christmas colors gold, green, red. I like Sulky variegated. :thread:
Some colors thread I am running low so looking for an online shop that sells threads with reasonable shipping to EU?
I do not hand sew large items so my thread lasts a long time.
My embroidery floss DMC and silk threads a few metallics I keep separate in other boxes but use those also in hand sewing.
I make little pincushions from leftover quilt fabrics and add dried lavender flowers to some batting/wadding to fill them.
Also made needle/pins books from leftovers. I had seen some of that on Pinterest for inspiration.
I see some people keep their thread spools out on a rack stacked.

Hi, I'm new... / Hello new, many hobbies.
« on: October 18, 2018, 14:41:59 PM »
Hello everyone. I am home with many hobbies as I have health issues.I like hand quilting, hand sewing, beadwork, embroidery, jewelry making, wirework, crochet , painting, making journals with leftovers crafts supplies. I usually make small items. Have some UFOs too like a small wall hanging which needs finishing.Sorting out the sewing kit today and made two trial ornaments from leftovers quilt fabric. I like watching museums online for inspiration and look at what others make on Youtube. Historic costume I also like looking at that.I switch between hobbies. Some I do more time.  :)

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« on: October 18, 2018, 13:33:58 PM »
Quilt cotton fabrics and muslin I like buying from EQuilter in the USA. They have reasonable shipping worldwide on small orders. I have been ordering many years from them they have beautiful fabrics of good quality. :)

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