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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Feb 27 2022 :  10:57:51 PM  Show Profile
Since I can now see enough to do some sewing I'm making a Dresden plate center for the quilt of the month in my sewing group.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  07:45:07 AM  Show Profile
I’m just reading through the last few pages on here…all of you girls are so talented!!! I love all of your projects!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2643 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2643 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  09:50:52 AM  Show Profile
Love everyone's projects. I am working on learning how to use my new sewing machine. I do have an older one, but the new one comes with 600 decorative stitches, so I want to try some of them out. I think I am going to make some easy corner fabric bookmarkers to start with.

hugs,
Marcy

Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  11:44:47 AM  Show Profile
Oh Marcy, congrats on the new machine. What kind did you get? If you really want to get acquainted with it, consider making a stitch book of all your stitches. The screen shots and pix in the manual don't do them justice. You HAVE to see them stitched out. YES, it will take you a while to do all 600+ stitches. But trust me, it's worth it. I keep mine in plastic sheet protectors in a 3-ring binder right at my sewing area and refer to it all the time. The time spent sewing out and labeling all my stitches (also over 600) was well worth it and has repaid me many times over.
hugs,
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

Edited by - JeanP on Feb 28 2022 11:46:04 AM
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2762 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2762 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  12:42:49 PM  Show Profile
That's a great idea Jean! Now if only I could figure out how to thread my machine! I am SO NOT a seamstress
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  4:17:18 PM  Show Profile
Hmmm, need 1 more piece and then I have to decide what color to use for the center

Should I do the center in red or pink? Or should I be daring and maybe use a bold contrasting color?

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  4:31:13 PM  Show Profile
Use blue.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  5:27:39 PM  Show Profile
I've been thinking it would be fun to give it that pop of color if I use a blue color fabric for the center. White is just blassay..


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  5:33:24 PM  Show Profile
Also, sewing the tiny 1 1/2" pieces to make another Dresden Plate thread spool coaster..
Working with such tiny pieces is a challenge... Sew... I sew the tiny pieces on a strip of tissue paper like a chain,, helps to keep them in order and leave a bit of thread between each piece instead of sew, stretch and cut each piece separately. At least it works for me and my old eyes.

These are the minis ..made from feed sack scraps



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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Feb 28 2022 6:44:27 PM
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  6:50:56 PM  Show Profile
Looks like maybe you just need to join those two ends not add another petal . . . How about a yellow center??? That would make a really pretty pillow top Katmom. Unless, of course, you want some more pieces cut out to make a quilt . . . that's doable. LOL.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  9:19:49 PM  Show Profile
Jean, you are so determined to get me into more crafting mischief!
I actually finished the pink D P., And now to figure out how to use it.I am thinking it would make a cute 36x36" or 42x42" table topper,, but then I would need to place 1/4 circle of D.P. wedges at each corner... Hmm thinking... But a deco pillow would look cute too! Hmmm.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2022 :  10:07:07 PM  Show Profile
Ok, here ya go, another cute thread spool coaster thingy... Made from bits of feed sack cloth.



It looks sew cute on my Feather Weight machine.


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  05:06:54 AM  Show Profile
looks great Grace!!

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  09:18:07 AM  Show Profile
Oh, what a cute idea for a table topper. I've got a stack of 1/2 yard pieces of all that fabric, so cutting more is very doable. How many to you need for those corners? Now, you've got me thinking, I want one too. I made one Dresden plate (same set of fabrics) and never did anything else with it except to bead the center with little tiny gold seed beads -- that looks pretty neat

Grace -- I love how the little feedsack spool coaster turned out. Did you use felt for the center? No need to worry about an ilet (sp?) stitch if you do Now I gotta make one too. Sew cute, but sew tiny . . . LOL it's a challenge . . . .

BTW if you make many things with the little holes -- I just got the punch tool from OESD thinking it might be one of those unnecessary frills we get now and then. NOT!! It's an awesome tool.


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

Edited by - JeanP on Mar 01 2022 09:34:13 AM
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2643 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2643 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  10:06:35 AM  Show Profile
Hi Jean,

Thank you for the great idea. It does sound time consuming, but it also sounds worth it. I think if I work on it a little at a time it won't be so daunting.

Denise, love the idea for the dresses, I'm sure the little girls who get them are going to love them. Please tell Jessie I said hi. I haven't seen her on here in ages.

Grace, love the coasters. Very pretty, and what a great way to use up scraps.

hugs,
Marcy

Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  10:18:25 AM  Show Profile
Yes, Marcy, just do a little at a time. I think when I did mine, I just took a half hour or so each day and worked on it. Then I went on to my current project. Took a few weeks. But I really learned a lot about my machine in the process. What kind of machine do you have?

hugs,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  10:29:43 AM  Show Profile
I am working on my sewing space. I found EXACTLY the type of cabinet I wanted out by the trash. I cleaned it up and tightened the screws and now I have the storage space I want.



I still have some stuff to put in place.





Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2454 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2454 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  1:51:19 PM  Show Profile
Good find, Marie!! One mans junk is another mans treasure!!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  3:15:49 PM  Show Profile
Jean... LUV IT!

Marie, I think you win for most fabric! lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Mar 01 2022 :  3:19:56 PM  Show Profile
That's not fabric. That's mending. OMG!

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8703 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8703 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2022 :  05:21:03 AM  Show Profile
Working on something for the St. Patrick's swap. Will post a photo after my partner receives it. I have been getting back into sewing and feel a quilt coming on. Lol

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2022 :  4:48:30 PM  Show Profile
Oh Denise, is that like a cold or the flu? lol I feel a quilt coming on... lol I know bad joke.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2022 :  5:41:31 PM  Show Profile
I had such fun today, learning how to make greeting cards with my embroidery machine. I had some eyeball issues sew didn't want to work on anything major that I might screw up. But I figured I could wreck inexpensive notecards without too much trauma. They came out sooooooo neat . . . . you'll be seeing one in the St. Pat's swap and probably another in the Feedsack goodies I send to Julie (TreeLady). Great project.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2022 :  6:45:43 PM  Show Profile
All of the Dresden plates are so pretty!
Jean, I love your idea of making swatches of the stitches. I'm going to have to do that. I agree, you can't really tell what they're going to look like from the tiny, little picture on the machine. And ripping those decorative stitches out if it's not what you want is NO fun!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2022 :  10:26:16 AM  Show Profile
Jean - did you sew the cards on fabric? I can't wait to see them!!!!

I'm working on picking out fabric for the apron swap. I have too many choices LOL!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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