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TTMT 14 - Feeling Thankful

Jennifer, I got my magazine today! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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ofenjen
Nov. 25th, 2015 12:39 am (UTC)
I am so glad you're feeling better.

My crafting is a little slow at the moment, too, but there has been a whole lot of designing going on!

I enjoyed The Hunger Games. It's been forever since I've read them!

I use transfer paper for dark fabrics. What I've used in the past is Saral paper, but I've also heard good things about Sublime Stitching's Transfer Paper. I know a couple of our ladies use a wash away stabilizer that they print the design on, but I haven't tried that so don't have a recommendation for that.

It's good to hear you received your magazine. :)
suzyquilts
Nov. 25th, 2015 04:24 am (UTC)
I'll try the transfer paper. Thanks.
craftsfromlove
Nov. 25th, 2015 01:01 am (UTC)
Nice job on the roll up! Don't laugh but because I don't have a light box I tape the fabric to my window and trace.
suzyquilts
Nov. 25th, 2015 04:23 am (UTC)
Not laughing! That's what I did until my hubby bought me the light box for Christmas a couple of years ago. I've only used it a very few times.
vandachit
Nov. 25th, 2015 06:45 am (UTC)
Glad you are feeling better.
I love the crochet roll up, I might copy you and make one for my mom, she crochets a lot.
I use a window pane as well. And have started using freezer paper for tracing.
clumsy_chord
Nov. 26th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
Fun crochet needle roll... I like them for storing needles/hooks, too.

I second the transfer paper suggestion... but if you'd like more suggestions, you could try here -- it's an embroidery website.
jewells68
Nov. 26th, 2015 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you will find something lovely to put together with those blocks. I've done that too, it's fun to just cut the fabric and sew and then combine them later. Sometimes it's really enjoyable to just wing it and see what happens.

I had good success with tracing paper, if you get the kind that transfers white onto your dark fabric it works well. I did have trouble sometimes with it getting rubbed off before I was done stitching because I couldn't just sit and stitch the whole thing in a single evening, I just grabbed it here and there when I hd time, so I think it's great if you can get the embrodery done without taking too much time. However, I have also used a product called "stick n washaway" which comes in printer-sized sheets that you print the design onto (or just trace using your light box) and you peel off the back and stick it onto the right side of your fabric. It's kind of thick, so it can be a little more difficult on your hands pushing the needle through the fabric, but when you are done you just soak the square in cold water until it's completely dissolved. However that is pretty pricey compared to the tracing paper.

So right now I am currently using pellon 541 "Wash-n-gone" to test one of the blocks for the Xfiles quilt along that's coming in January. I'm really liking it. I used my homemade light box to trace the design onto the pellon 541 square that was the same size square as my fabric, and to trace it I used my blue quilt marking pen that washes out completely. You can just spray it with water and the marker comes out. After marking the pellon I just lay it on top of the fabric and hooped it. It's much cheaper than the stick n wash away because you buy it by the yard, it's sold at Joannes with the interfacings, it says it's for embroidery. It's much easier to sew through than the stick n washaway too, no more difficult than just stitching through the fabric itself. After you are done with the embroidery you just cut away the excess and then get it wet and it's supposed to dissolve. I will finish this test piece this weekend and see how easily it dissolves and then I'll you know in my video Tuesday how well/easily it works. SO far I'm really liking it though I would like a washaway pen that was in a different color, like maybe a darker blue or purple or even black. I am needing new glasses pretty badly so the blue is tough for me to see.
wunnerwmn
Nov. 28th, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

I must've missed the other video with the crochet roll up. It looks really handy...is there a pattern somewhere? My niece could use something like that.


I read about half of the first Hunger Games book and had to put it aside, but I've seen all three of the movies via Netflix. Can't decide if I'll go to the theater for the final one or not - you'll have to give a review. :)
suzyquilts
Nov. 29th, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
The pattern is on a youtube video by Crafty Gemini. It's really simple and adaptable to any size you need.
kwiltkrazy
Dec. 1st, 2015 01:34 pm (UTC)
Oh love the crochet holder. I need to make myself one of those. I got my card! Love it!!! Thanks :)
hp5freak
Dec. 2nd, 2015 08:48 pm (UTC)
Beautiful crochet roll!!!

Bartering is always awesome for crafty stuff!!!

Jennifer just talked yesterday about her stick and wash stuff...sounds exactly like what you need!
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