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Fabric problems
Thu 18-Aug-11
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Toffeeapple
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The Nomad Charity Shop 73 Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5HP Telephone: 01522 ...

http://www.nomadtrust.org.uk/contact.asp

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Oh, and welcome!

I'll try that again!
Fri 19-Aug-11
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lol....toffee youre so organised ..........and yes The Nomad will gratefully take household items

Wed 20-Feb-13
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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! laugh

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.

Any suggestions?

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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How about hand-tufting?  See linky.

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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That is exactly what I would have said!  That is what I did  on this 

http://jeanfromcornwall.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/no-…..ecret.html

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.

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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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.

Wed 20-Feb-13
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Is it the patchwork quilt, Jean, that you're showing here, as there doesn't seem to be an entry for that particular day ...

Mmm - okay, girls, thanks for the info - I'll have a go at tufting!

ok

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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Yes it is the patchwork quilt. Sorry, I see I should have said August 7th.

Wed 20-Feb-13
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Gottaknit said:

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.

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That was my thought exactly.  But, I obviously forgot to say it...  roll_eyes

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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This might be the relevant link to Jean's quilt.

Yes, it works.  It really looks lovely Jean, they must have been thrilled.

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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It is a lovely quilt, Jean, such patience .....  welldone

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Thu 6-Jun-13
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Not sure if this should be in this thread - or Achievements! laugh

 

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! ok

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Thu 6-Jun-13
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Well done - isn't it great to have a sewing machine?

I'll try that again!
Thu 6-Jun-13
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I couldn't manage without my sewing machine …. so easy to fix the odd repair here and there.

It's great!

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