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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1019800 views.

From: latterberry


Thanks, Ami.  I still have several machines to go.


From: judyinohio


I know you are skilled at building things with lumber. 

My DH built my ironing table using a 16" x 58" piece of Masonite pegboard as the top. (The idea behind using pegboard was to let steam from ironing cotton fabric pass through.) The rest of the table was built from odds and ends in his shop ... mostly pine 2" x 2"s.

I used one layer of Warm & Natural batting for padding and then stapled cotton duck over that for the ironing table cover. It now has a second layer of cotton duck after years of use.

you might check with the longarmer about ironing the backing.  I typically don't iron backing, just load it and spritz with water to get out any wrinkles.  works just fine.

I've started painting the kids bedrooms, in preparation for new carpeting.  DS has moved to an apartment so there is no deadline to get it done.  So I have not done a lot of sewing, but in the evenings while things are drying I've been making some community outreach tops using donated fabric and pulling some "old stuff" from my stash.  It's nice to use up some of these fabrics that have been in my stash since my kids were little (now 31 & 26).  I have enough backing for 6 of these small tops, so I'm going to do 3 more then load them up on my LA production style.

this first one is a pattern Ellen gave me for use this panels.

I don't remember where I got this one, probably saw it on FB.  It is very Bright with that pink and teal.

Someone had made a large number of little bags to cover warmers for the NIC unit at the county hospital, but they didn't want them any more - using disposable ones now.  So I cut them up to make a cat quilt.


From: latterberry


I did pretty much the same thing by remaking the top of a Craftsman work bench.  Not sure of the dimensions, but it is pretty big.  The problem is that it is so close to the wall and my cutting table so there is little room to spread out. 'I've seen your  sewing spaces--nice big rooms!  Mine is just a regular bedroom.  I like Dee's suggestion--I'll have to check with the long arm gal.


From: latterberry


What a great suggestion!  That would suit me just fine.  Thank you!


From: sueinIL


Dee, I have that panel as a cross stitch sampler chart. Do you know where your sister found it as fabric? I'd love to have both!

Sue in IL


From: bornblesse2


Dee, I have made another one with that panel pattern and I really like it…but put on your sunglasses!  It is bright!