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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / My overlocker cover
« on: June 09, 2020, 09:05:35 AM »
I made this overlocker cover recently following a YouTube video. A bit fiddly & the seams don’t match up at the top but it will do for me. There is a large pocket at the back & a sectioned one at one side, if I made another I’d put a pocket either side. Now I need to make a better mat with thread catcher
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Tutorials / Stay stitching on stretch fabric
« on: May 29, 2019, 09:09:28 AM »
Help please, although I’ve been sewing for about 65 years I have rarely used stretch fabrics. I now want to make myself tops  :o
With stay stitching which I do know about but on stretch fabric do I do a straight stitch or a stretch stitch?

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Appliqué help please
« on: October 05, 2017, 12:20:32 PM »
I'm making a quilt for charity using some pieces that were passed to me. The centre and 2 blocks are already quilted, so I wanted to add some plain pieces on the sides with wadding behind. I also want to add some appliqué which came with the pieces, I'm not very experienced in appliqué, shall I apply to the plain fabric before adding the wadding or afterwards? If before I don't have any stitch and tear can I use paper instead?

Hi, I'm new... / I'm new here
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:01:17 AM »
 :sew:  hello I'm new here, I found this forum via some members of lovinghands
I mostly sew up pre loved fabric into quilts or throwovers for charity. I'm currently joining together some large squares I was given. I large white that has been free motioned - something I can't do and 2 others not quite the same size embroidered and hand quilted onto wadding but no backing
As I expect other members have some unfinished projects, can't count how many I have
I'm a retired nurse, mother of 2 and Nana to 2 girls and 3 boys

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