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When my neighbour's partner walked out on him, she left some bits and bobs behind, including a very substantial round tub with a soft seat on top – a bit like a round ottoman – full of material! When he asked her what she wanted to do with it – she told him to give it to me.
Ooh, it was like Christmas all over again!
Amongst the materials was a large sheet of tiger fur fabric. Also a piece of stiff-ish linen-like material, and about the same size as the fur fabric.
It so happens that my Mum has a pouffe with the same material on it, so I have made her a blanket to match her pouffe, made from these two materials, which would be handy to drape over her knees.
I must admit that I found that while working with fur material, it was quite difficult to keep it in place!
After sewing all around the edge, I then handsewed just inside the edge to hold it in place.
However, it is about 1.5 metres x 1 metre, and I think I still need to secure it as it seems not to want to lay flat, but I'm not sure how to do it. I suppose it would be a bit like quilting.
How about hand-tufting? See linky.
That is exactly what I would have said! That is what I did on this
since I hadn't the time to do a proper job of quilting it. What is more, if you can do your knots on the right side, you will be able to lose the thread ends in the pile.
I cannot get a link to work – go to my blog – jeanfromcornwall.blogspot.co.uk – and go back to August 8th 2008 for the picture I want you to see.
Yes it is the patchwork quilt. Sorry, I see I should have said August 7th.
This might be the relevant link to Jean's quilt.
Yes, it works. It really looks lovely Jean, they must have been thrilled.
Not sure if this should be in this thread – or Achievements!
So, just looking through the wardrobe for something for the village party in France, and remembered I had a long skirt in a light crepe material, lined, and in three lop-sided layers. The bottom two layers are edged with beads and metal discs, so seems quite a heavy skirt despite the lightweight material.
Problem was that the 'waistband' was a flimsy thin elastic – encased in self-material. This was not a cheap skirt, I bought it from Gray & Osbourne. I love the design, etc, but it didn't want to stay 'up' !!
Spent a while yesterday with some much wider elastic, and turned over the original waistband, and sewed three rows of stitches – fantastic. Worked a treat!
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