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Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by RJR_38 on Today at 21:22:24 »
If you want a long, thin cupboard.  :S  I have a TINY bathroom and all the floor space is taken up by the bath, sink and loo so the cupboard has to be wall mounted.

I’m sure you’ve done this but when we were looking we ended up googling medicine cabinet rather than bathroom cabinet. I’ve just put in ‘medicine cabinet  no mirror’ and lots of options came up. Whether they are the right colour/size is of course a different matter
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Today... / Re: Sunday 19th January 2020
« Last post by toileandtrouble on Today at 21:16:18 »
@Tamnymore  Window vac also does the tiled bathroom wall and the smooth kitchen cupboard doors (which get full of finger prints).  Sometimes I even do the windows!
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Vintage Machines / Re: Machine Wall
« Last post by Wychall on Today at 21:03:44 »
@snoozi soozi  That little beauty is a Singer Futura 1000 which, I believe, was the world's first computerised sewing machine. Produced in the late 70's,it had still managed to seize up but the usual strip and tlc has returned it to health and it is stitching beautifully. I'm ashamed to say that it has replaced the 401G on the worktable as the stitches are easier to select.

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Vintage Machines / Re: Machine Wall
« Last post by snoozi soozi on Today at 20:48:05 »
That looks lovely @Wychall what is the machine on the table?
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Vintage Machines / Machine Wall
« Last post by Wychall on Today at 20:40:09 »
I just felt the urge to share my new machine wall with you. Shame the wall wasn't bigger so I could have put the rest up too. Still, I managed to squeeze some of my crochet in there as well.
(Yes the shelves are straight. I just needed to use a fish eye lens to fit them in the pic.)

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Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by UttaRetch on Today at 20:31:02 »
Ikea!
If you want a long, thin cupboard.  :S  I have a TINY bathroom and all the floor space is taken up by the bath, sink and loo so the cupboard has to be wall mounted.
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That looks really good and I am not sure I can see the wonky seams etc even though you have told us they are there.

On my machine, if I select leather/vinyl as the fabric type it defaults to a longer stitch length (3) so you might want to try lengthening the stitch. This will mean the vinyl is less "perforated" and prone to ripping.

I used that stitch length intentionally, all the tutorials say to use a longer stitch so I wanted to see the difference between the two. Im waiting on making another  one using a longer stitch/

Similarly, rather than reverse stitching at the end of a line of stitching (which adds more holes), taking the top thread through to the wrong side to tie off in a knot would reduce the number of stitching holes and would be a bit neater. On fabric you can usually pull the top thread through (see photo 8 on the link below) but it might be bit more tricky on vinyl. If this is the case, leave a long enough length of thread when removing from the machine and use a needle to take the thread through to the wrong side.
http://www.secondchancegarage.com/how-to/upholstery-2-1.cfm
(I hope this makes sense - pulling a thread through is something I could show you in seconds, but I can't seem to find internet instructions for it.)

If you can't get the knack of pulling a thread through on vinyl, try first on a cotton type fabric with contrasting thread and a longer stitch length.
I'll do that next time. As with the short stitch that was sort of intentional, this was more of an "experimental" attempt to see if my measurements and layout worked so I just went for a reverse stitch to save time.
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Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by MitchOfTheNorth on Today at 19:32:09 »
Well, the sun is out temporarily.  All is quiet here - DH and DD2 are at work today.  They spent the weekend in the workshop finishing a cutting board and a bunch of balancing wine bottle stands.  DD2 has realised that she needs to make money faster if she's going to be able to afford university.  I'm going to drive up to Port Hardy - buy some groceries and go for a walk on the beach.
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Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by Acorn on Today at 19:07:27 »
I do hope your Dad's OK @Sandra.

It sounds as though the dress owner meant 14.5cm not inches - not a good mistake to make!  She's lucky you were suspicious.
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Darkside Diaries / Re: BrendaP's darkside makes in 2020
« Last post by Ploshkin on Today at 19:00:23 »
The colours of both quilt and cushion are lovely.  I particularly like the subtle tones of the quilt.
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