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Sun 8-May-11
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kayerunrig
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i know im turning into the queen of mean lately but over the hols i dragged out my patchwork repairs , mainly due to my long ex husband giving me back a pile of suitcases containing my fabric stash that hed had in a storage container for years .It had all survived perfectly but it means ive got the bug again.

Now for my gripe......since when did patchwork become so expensive , i always though part of the fun was in the recycling aspect of it , now its all posh american fabrics, that are hideously expensive , its all Fat quarters and jelly rolls .

I sometimes think ive slipped out of my era and that im a sad old dinosaur , the kids would agree on that ...lol

Sun 8-May-11
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I agree with you Kaye, I don't recall ever buying fabric to do patchwork, it was always done with old clothes.  Rather be a dinosaur than a person who spends money for the sake of it.

I'll try that again!

Sun 8-May-11
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Hattie
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I also agree with you Kaye but I have to admit I was often given off-cuts of fabrics by the costume makers I used to work with. Some years ago I donated a whole lot of the more exotic fabrics to a junior school in the village nearby. The children loved it as did the teachers as they had no spare money in their budget to pay for fabrics. I think I will have another sort out as nowadays my eyesight is not too good. 

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Sun 8-May-11
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Probably need to go to your local jumble sale or charity shop to get some better value fabrics for patchwork, or just let your friends know what you're up to and take what comes - some of it can be dyed to make it acceptable or you can take the plunge and vow to make something out of fabric you consider horrendous. I once did that with some horrible brown fabric with a gold fleck in it, a sort of crimpoliney stuff but it made a really good backdrop for an appliqué wall hanging (It's the one on the right of the picture link).  cheers

Sun 8-May-11
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ive had a very off it sort of day today, tummy bug so ive been rooting through these suitcases , blooming heck im rich....lol...well maybe not, but ive loads of a really expensive vintage William Morris furnishing fabric , that i will never use, that can go to ebay and fund some other craft item i lust after ...thats the rules of my ebay shop it must pay all its fees and the rest is mine to buy on ebay with...sadly the kids end up needing something and it funds them...but im a mum and will get over it....sigh

Mon 9-May-11
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Sounds wonderful. cheers I did a project on William Morris for my C&G Creative Embroidery course and he was partly the inspiration for my sisters wedding dress design that I did.

Mon 9-May-11
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You are having a bit of good luck for a change Kaye, I'm very pleased to hear it.

I'll try that again!

Mon 9-May-11
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when you put it up on ebay will you share a link to the auction here?

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Mon 9-May-11
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of course i will chuck ...but it may be a little while, im rather overun with crafty stuff at the moment, just took a full suitcase of tapestry wool to my mother in laws ...lol...and im still delving to see what i can find

Mon 9-May-11
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cool beans!

I had a big bag of old clothes and sheets that have outlived their usefulness in their current forms, just waiting for me to get my self in gear to start on some patchwork. 

I will get around to it sometime soon. I have promised myself this.

Hope your crazy stuff subsides soon hun big_hug

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This reminds me of the time that Fiona's mum came to stay (before I met F) and decided to do the ironing to be helpful.

She did. And then found F's bag of old rags and ireoned every one of them too cheers

That wall hanging is delicious, Joanna.

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Wed 11-May-11
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Thank you muchly Danny cheers

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