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Today... / Re: Today's TSP birthday wishes
« Last post by Ann on August 15, 2019, 22:42:51 PM »
Happy Birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day.
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Today... / Re: Today's TSP birthday wishes
« Last post by Sewingsue on August 15, 2019, 22:20:40 PM »
Happy Birthday, WendyW  :toast: :cake: :toast:
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Technical Help / Re: Sleeveless bodice lining construction
« Last post by Happymrsg on August 15, 2019, 22:11:17 PM »
Thank you for your replies.
I'll see if I can do it that way, it will be easier to unpick the shoulder seams than side seams.
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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Next steps for this quilt?
« Last post by RJR_38 on August 15, 2019, 22:08:08 PM »
Yes that’s what I’ve done Brenda. I drew it out to realise my mistake but have written notes on it - it will be 5 geese down and 4 across. All the measurements *should* add up as long as I remember to cut sashing pieces with the right seam allowance,
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Current Projects / Re: Wonky quilt or optical illusion
« Last post by Sheilago on August 15, 2019, 22:05:56 PM »
Yes @Iminei, I agree. I was just being a bit too keen to use some of my bulging scrap box. I’m hoping that if I do simple straight line quilting I might be able to give it more definition. It’s for a friend’s grandchild, but there’s still time to make another and see which I prefer.

@BrendaP  , I  was trying to copy the quilt which is the second attachment above. It had exactly the same sashing, but bolder colours as you suggest.

I’m glad none of you see it as wonky. I wonder if it is my eyes  :S or because I’ve done my pinwheels in the opposite direction to the inspiration....or maybe if I took the photo in the same way from the corner angle , it would look better. I do think perhaps the diagonal sashing is pulling it slightly off square , but hopefully the wadding and quilting will help.
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Technical Help / Re: Sleeveless bodice lining construction
« Last post by Lachica on August 15, 2019, 21:40:03 PM »
@toileandtrouble you beat me to it. That's what I do.
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In the wardrobe / Re: A total epiphany
« Last post by aprilla on August 15, 2019, 21:33:49 PM »
 0_0 @Vezelay ... there was a time I might have read these descriptions. Now I've discovered my button foot is not just a funny looking little thing I think I'll pass.
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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Next steps for this quilt?
« Last post by BrendaP on August 15, 2019, 21:32:55 PM »
That looks good :loveit:  It's how I work; I rough plan but also make it up as I go along.

The main thing is that you work out the sizes of the border blocks and adjust the sashing so that it all fits together.  With the centre pinwheels measuring 21 x 27 you might need to adjust the number of flying geese - maybe 3+3 on the short sides and 4+4 on the longer sides  ?
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Today... / Re: and onto Thursday ...
« Last post by Tamnymore on August 15, 2019, 21:25:15 PM »
Am still catching up after holidays but today I cut out the new Sandra Betzina dress pattern Vogue 1634  (it arrived from the US yesterday). Took quite some time are there  are many pattern pieces. But why no pockets?? It has simple side seams so it would be easy to have pockets. I've added my own.  :D
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Technical Help / Re: Sleeveless bodice lining construction
« Last post by toileandtrouble on August 15, 2019, 21:21:04 PM »
If you leave the shoulder seams undone, you can stitch up the neck and armholes, then machine shut the top fabric shoulder seams and just finish off the lining seams by hand afterwards.
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