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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 932923 views.

I think that anyone can bring in a design for a 3-D printed object, but they only allow library employees to use the machines.  So, you can do all the design work for whatever it is, but THEY have to do the actual printing for you.  (Of course, I would be right there watching every single move.  haha)  Those must be some VERY expensive machines.  But you could get a lot of experience and learn how to use one, in case you could ever afford to buy one of your own.  LOL  


From: tuckyquilter


What fun!  and now we can all say we know a "TV Star".. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  

Better yet, you will be making more friends.

Sound like a fun day. It is always much more fun to have other crafty people around.

ok figured this photo out. Got a hanging sleeve made today. Need to sew it on and also need to make a lable.


From: Mishii


That is amazing. What a fantastic community resource!

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


well sure glad I made another block to test the Spinning Wheels block before I cut tons of fabric.  My plan of piecing the hexagon using freezer paper then wrapping around card stock & joining by hand is NOT going to work.  I made another block last night and wrapping the hexigon around the card I cannot get it even where the seams meet at the intersection.  If I do it according to the instructions using regular paper piecing, it would be precise enough to work, but not the way I was trying.  Even that way, it would be very fiddly with the Y seams.  I "might" try one block as EPP and see if it's manageable.  But right now I'm thinking I don't want to go down this particular rabbit hole.  I've already got one frustrating hand piecing project, once it is done I do NOT want to start another.  

Those of you who have done EPP, is this a good candidate or too much?  I would want to do the hexagon in the center as one piece (1" on a side).  I've done a lot of hand piecing, but never EPP before.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I can see doing the blades as EPP and that would get you the accuracy you want but will involve more piece preparation. Trying to do it with prepared pieces of fabric with seams is just asking for trouble in my book. 

I would do the middle hexie by applique...after you stitch the rest of the block.

For EPP... look at videos of the Flat Back stitch...I like that way better than the whip stitch that most EPP uses. And its faster as well.


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


thanks Suze.  I will definitely check out your suggestion, I'm not a big fan of the whip stitch, too often you can see it on the front. and yes, agree with the middle as applique.  I will try a couple of blocks this way before I decide.  In the meantime thinking about applique possibilities.  I have a kit which I inherited for various applique hearts, I might do a few blocks of that in the interim.


From: judyinohio


Decided to take a break from the sewing machine and work on a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and my neck started hurting. Fiddle dee dee.

So it's back to the sewing machine and here's a little bit of progress on the pretty mini Dresden Plate wall hanging (or place mat or whatever it will be).  I certainly like how the green "plates" start to curve automatically as I stitch them together. 

That's my "Purple Thang" on the bottom left that I've been using to poke out the tips of each segment. Certainly have gotten my money's worth out of that piece of plastic that I bought decades ago from whomever it was that was selling it.  (Who is the woman that sold that anyway?)

ETA:  Answered my own question:  Lynn Graves

  • Edited September 29, 2021 6:59 pm  by  judyinohio