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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 1019808 views.

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!

nice, but you are right, very bright.  My bedroom growing up was painting that color of green.  My dad was very nice to let me do that.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


I have a dilemma with my Tree of Life that I was working on at Retreat...

It's turning out to be incredibly hard to get those embroidery threads stitched down! I decided to use a tulle netting to corral them - I think will work. I can stitch close to the threads but not over them.

My dilemma is how much of the project should be covered with the netting? I can stop it at the edge of the crocheted antimascassar, or the center backing, or cover the whole piece... here is what I had at's changed some, but the basics are still the same.

so where should the netting stop?

It adds a kind of a sheen but not sure if that is what it should do on the brown or green check...

The button flowers/butterflies/bird will be on top in any case - I am not liking how those look under the netting!