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Fun with Fabric / Soft Shell Fleece
« on: August 20, 2017, 13:45:47 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with Soft Shell Fleece?

I really fancy making this with this but have not used this type of fabric before.

A search on the tinterweb produces opinions that vary from easy peasy to the fabric from hell and whilst I am up for a challenge I don't want to give myself too much grief.

Thats lovely StitchinTime, what a good idea.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Newbie from York
« on: August 20, 2017, 10:27:21 AM »
Waving from just up the road.

We appear to have just lost our best fabric shop in the area, sorry I obviously didn't spend enough  :'(, but I tried, I really tried.  At least we are near the various West Yorks emporia.

I came back to sewing about 5 years ago and have learned so much, especially from the wonderful people on here.

Welcome Mm, you'll enjoy it here, but we are very good at persuading you to spend money  :ninja:

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Sampler Quilts
« on: August 13, 2017, 00:43:48 AM »
When I started P&Qing I did an evening course and we did a sampler quilt. We started with a rail fence and moved onto tumbling blocks and a Dresden plate block. There was an appliquéd block and some FPP.  The best bit was we squared up the blocks with varying sizes of sashing so there was not too much pressure to get the block size exact.

The instructor was a bit wishy washy and my fabric choice was not good, but I love that quilt.

When I look at it I cringe to see missed points and wonky seams but I really enjoyed making it.

I have the book the course was based on and it is interesting to see how the different fabric choices totally altered the look of the quilts.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Done.
« on: August 08, 2017, 09:16:02 AM »
Well at least you know!

If you had given it to her, it would have never seen the light of day where as you get to keep it and love it.

Bet she would be mortified if she knew your original intention. :S

Very useful in houses with old draughty window frames, plus it often could make a cheap fabric hang better.

The only problem was that it made curtains very heavy esp full length ones.  If your track or pole was not fixed securely mayhem could ensue.

Current Projects / Re: Last of the stash busters
« on: August 04, 2017, 15:08:16 PM »
Oh Low that's rather nice and bold. 0_0

Utta is the Vogue 8346 the pattern you used for your beautiful tapestry coat?

I am hoping to make this for winter and am looking for fabric, though I wouldn't dare beas bold as you.

Low just remember there are no quilt police.

If you are happy with another layout that's fine.

Or just never try them again.

Life's too short to do something you hate so much.  Just choose something else instead.

In the wardrobe / Re: Style Arc Talia Trousers
« on: July 30, 2017, 14:25:02 PM »
Why don't you email Style Arc.

 I understand they respond pretty quickly though not that helpful if you want to make them today.

In the wardrobe / Re: Style Arc Talia Trousers
« on: July 30, 2017, 12:37:25 PM »
The only Style Arc pattern I attempted came out huge.

I have a tendency to make things too large and always size up rather than down but 8ins of ease seems a bit over the top.

I think most designers oversize their bigger sizes, unless they are doing plus size patterns.

If like me you are at the top of the regular size range but not big enough for the plus size ranges you can have real problems esp with wovens.

Do you have any fabric you can make a toile with, than you can at least attempt 2 sizes down

Imi they are wonderful, you have real talent.

So wish I could see them in the flesh, I'm so jealous of you all meeting up and having a wonderful time. Would love to be there.

Do all your entries get displayed together?

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Finally getting around to introducing myself!
« on: July 30, 2017, 12:13:26 PM »
Hi and welcome.

We're a friendly bunch who offer help,  encouragement and show you lots of things to spend money on :ninja:.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi!
« on: July 30, 2017, 00:47:56 AM »
And the kettle's always on. :drink:

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