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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2022 :  10:52:43 AM  Show Profile
Heather. Nope. I put a piece of sticky stabilizer in my metallic hoop. Ran the placement stitch and then cut away the paper topping from the stabilizer inside that line. Stuck the card (cardstock or thick watercolor paper) on that and stitched. The design can't be too dense or it will rip the paper card. Cut away the stabilizer close to the design. Then I had a stack of gelli prints so I just cut a piece to size and glued it over the back side of the embroidery so it would look neat. Too cool.
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jean

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2022 :  11:39:10 AM  Show Profile
My husband's winter coat has many problems which, to his chagrin, I am working on slowly to make sure they are complete and look good.



Both pockets were destroyed. I layered two pieces of pocket fabric with a piece of stabilizer to make them more durable.









The coat has significant damage to its lining. This should not be too difficult to repair.





These will probably be the hardest to fix and make look attractive. I have decided to convert the buttonholes into bound buttonholes and place felt patches under the buttons. It should look nice.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2022 :  11:49:31 AM  Show Profile
Oh my goodness, Marie, what an ambitious project. I could never do something like that. Please be sure to send a photo of your final buttonhole treatment. I'll be very curious to see how that turns out.

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2022 :  07:58:26 AM  Show Profile
Jean - I'll have to look into that sticky stuff. I'm not sure this is something I could do on my machine - I don't know about the placement stitch either. I'm guessing you have a much nicer machine than I do!

Marie - I agree with Jean - that looks like a project I would not tackle LOL! I'm interested in how the button holes turn out too. Sounds like it'll be neat!

~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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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2022 :  08:27:53 AM  Show Profile
Heather - the cards are easy peasy. The stabilizer is called "Sticky Solvy" and the placement stitch is sewn on the stabilizer only not the card so you know where to place the card. You could tape the card in place if you didn't have any "sticky". Most important is to use a size 11 or 12 needle - nothing larger. Tell me what sewing machine you have and I'll let you know if you can do this OK. It really doesn't require anything fancy, just basic embroidery and can even be done if you only have a 4x4 hoop.

jean

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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2022 :  4:18:53 PM  Show Profile
I have a brother SE600 sewing and embroidery machine.

~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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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2022 :  6:59:08 PM  Show Profile
I just finished up a new face mask, but on this one,
I machine embroidered a Sunflower, which is the National flower of the Ukraine... ..,,,

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2022 :  7:01:19 PM  Show Profile
Uugh, why am I having issues trying to post on the forum,, both with my computer and my cell phone just lock up,, and then I have to manually shut everything down,,

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2022 :  7:02:35 PM  Show Profile
Ok, going to try one more time, so if my photo doesn't appear, then I again shut everything down.. and went to open a bottle of wine!



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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Mar 07 2022 :  7:34:33 PM  Show Profile
Good idea. I did this when a document I was trying to update wouldn't save the updates. It is all so tiring.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2022 :  5:31:05 PM  Show Profile
Ok, kinda know where I am going with this, going to be approximately 32 x 32...
Just struggling with what to do for the base, use a pale-light lime green, or aqua or very pale pink??? White is the 'safe' color but it looks so plain... What to do, what to do... Plus I need to add binding which I want to complement one of the med or dark colors, ..
Any thoughts?


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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

712 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
712 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2022 :  5:35:04 PM  Show Profile
Grace, those are beautiful!! :)

Karen :)
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2641 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2641 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2022 :  5:41:33 PM  Show Profile
Purple!!! I think pink and purple would go great together. (I'm picturing a lighter purple in my head but sometimes what I picture in my head doesn't look the best in reality 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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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2022 :  6:49:59 PM  Show Profile
How about violet. It is slightly redder than purple and adjacent to pink. Something between Fushia and Purple.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

Edited by - churunga on Mar 15 2022 6:56:14 PM
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sherone_13
True Blue Farmgirl

2459 Posts

Sherone
Evanston WY
USA
2459 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2022 :  06:33:20 AM  Show Profile
I like the aqua idea.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2022 :  10:33:18 AM  Show Profile
Oh wowzers, I never thought about purple...
I plan to drive into town this Friday, and will take the sewn one with me to match up with a suitable base fabric...
Half the fun of sewing is picking out just the right fabric. :>)

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2022 :  12:32:23 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I think the old farmhouse green would be a great background.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2022 :  2:59:40 PM  Show Profile
Grace, Iím guessing that you shop for fabric in Spokane? Is there a good shop that you would recommend?

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2022 :  3:32:33 PM  Show Profile
Hey Debbie and all our other sewists. If you have not already checked out www.rebsfabstash.com --take a look. And if you are ever in the Moscow Idaho area, you must stop into this amazing fabric outlet. Great service if you just shop online too.
jean

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2022 :  11:42:15 AM  Show Profile
Debbie, most likely, I will hit the "Quilt Barn or Rebels Fabric(if they are still around),, several shops had closed down due to COVID..
I could go to JoAnns and Hobby Lobby,,
I do buy fabric on-line, but for this, I need to bring a sample to place over fabric to get an idea of how it looks..

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Mar 17 2022 :  11:43:11 AM  Show Profile
Jean, hmm fabric outlet??? hmmm, that would be fun!

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2022 :  03:02:03 AM  Show Profile
sounds like you girls in the west are taking a road trip..........go for it.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2022 :  09:24:16 AM  Show Profile
Jean and Grace, thank you for the fabric store suggestions! We go through that area several times a year and it would be fun to find some new fabric outlets. I will look at them online, also.

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

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

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2022 :  12:02:22 PM  Show Profile
Yep. we've got an adventure planned. . . . glamping at the Clearwater Farm, quilt museum in Genessee, a run over to Mary Jane's place to say Hi and see her cute store, Rebs Fab Stash in Moscow, Featherweight shop in Kooskia, making and/or drinking Limoncello, and more. And, Debbie, don't you dare come through Moscow without giving me a jingle . . . I'll meet you at Rebs Fab Stash. LOL.
hugs,
jean


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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

653 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2022 :  1:37:43 PM  Show Profile
I will give you a call! Sounds like a plan!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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