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Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by Lowena on Today at 09:43:54 »
No frost here ( near the coast ) but cold.
OH is off to Tespots and @Stitches is coming for coffee  :)D
Thanks @Silver Rose that's what OH suggested but I'll be fine
It's an alternative for small items.  The bigger the quilt gets the more difficult it becomes to keep the backing square to the top layer - and that's why all the instruction books tell you to cut backing and wadding 4 inches bigger all round (for a bed size quilt).

I have some coasters which were hand made by an acquaintance in Japan which are self bound with the backing and they are good.  The fabric is heavier than regular craft cotton, machine quilted then the backing laid over the back and wrapped around and stitched down by hand.  The backing isn't quilted it's just years of use and machine washing which has made the imprint show on the back.

As I said, the method is good for small items, but not for anything bigger.
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Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by Silver Rose on Today at 09:43:23 »
Ouch, Lowena, should you see a doctor to be checked? Take care.
Today... / Re: Sunday 19th January 2020
« Last post by sewingj on Today at 09:41:15 »
@Tamnymore  which Karcher have you got? We don't have double glazing and I'm seriously fed up with mopping up condensation
Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by Lowena on Today at 09:40:10 »
Had a fall this morning  :(
Stepped backwards,caught my foot in the edge of the rug...fell backwards and banged my head in the radiator! Now got two big bumps on my head, been sick, got a headache and a bruised bum  :S
Hi, I'm new... / Re: A BIG TSP Welcome to our 1,000th Member
« Last post by Greybird on Today at 09:36:54 »
Hello and welcome!
Darkside Diaries / Re: Pearl’s progress 2020
« Last post by Iminei on Today at 09:33:32 »
Butt FPP ??? Really ... when I did the galleon for Reubens quilt, I just joined bits of fabric into a large enough pieces of fabric and cut the ship and sails from those using a template ....
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Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by Ohsewsimple on Today at 09:25:49 »
Sunny and frosty again here but a bit more cloud than recently.
Have to go to Hobbycraft soon to get some thread.  Just hope they have it.  I hate going there.  But if I want sewing thread I now have at least a 6 mile trip one way.  Thinking of getting a thread wrapped shade card so I can order online.  It's not ideal as I like to unwind it to make sure. But  this costs me a fortune! 
If I get the thread I may start to machine the blind. All the hand tacking was finished yesterday.  I Also got most of my top finished.  Just the hem to do. 
Have a good day all. 
Today... / Re: Monday 20th January
« Last post by Iminei on Today at 09:21:01 »
Its freeeeeezing out there after a much disturbed night where I fed the Moo no less than three times and stopped the radiator turning on in my room 4 times (I think it has some sort of danger mode when the temp in the room falls too low) ... but as I sleep with the window open, Im not heating Blooming Blandford, so have to jump up and cancel the radiator valve every time I hear the Awooowa ... (think old timey Motor horn) ... of the valve calling for help heat!

Good morning all on this first properly Winters morning (well down here in DDD) and a very good morning to our
1000th registered member, SoFloosie  ....
as well as our 1001st, Dyedintnhewool 
and our 1002nd, SewingCipher from Oz whos been a bit busy rescuing the wildlife over there the last couple of weeks !

Have good Mondays peeps and keep warm out there!

@Acorn  ... Has Mr A tipped to the last embroidered pressie yet????
Not my preferred style either but it’s an alternative.
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