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Featured Blog Posts – July 2010 Archive (4)

She's Come Undone Art Quilt

I have been working away on this particular quilt for some time, and at last, it's finished. As you can see from the photo. This woman is coming "apart at the seams", pun intended. She has her hands across her chest to try to hold herself together but can't seem to do it. The lines running down the front of her are static - stop and start and uneven. I threaded my machine needle with two threads so they would bunch up and resemble nerves.

She suffers from depression and anxiety,… Continue

Added by Lynne Brotman on July 29, 2010 at 12:52pm — 3 Comments

Just What A Fabric-A-Holic Needs-- More Fabric

I have been collecting fabrics for as long as I can remember and one thing that some might say is "don't give her anymore fabric"

I belong to a quilting guild and we trade fabrics once in awhile. One of our members brought a stack of upholstery to one of our trades and no one wanted them. Of course I said "I will take them" you can't let good fabric like that go to waste, right.

I looked at the fabric for a couple of weeks and decided to make some tote bags with it. The next… Continue

Added by Stormee Bryant on July 17, 2010 at 9:00pm — 29 Comments

In Search for quality tracing paper

I have been using the Dritz wax-free tracing paper all my sewing years. I have never really liked this medium. Now I am looking for a better product. So I am asking my fellow SWN members to give me there view on this subject. You all offered such great suggestions and ways to my last blog post and once again I thank you.

Added by Patricia McClain Osborne on July 2, 2010 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

My First Quilt

So I will start off, By telling you that I have attempted to quilt before. With disastrous results. I was helping a friend make a baby quilt for a friend of hers. My thought going in was “I make clothes all the time and that is all curved lines and darts, I can sew a straight line.” After all was cut and pinned, I am all ready to sew this sucker together. I push the peddle down and off I go. Am here comes the second row... and the seams don’t line up. WTF?!?! They are not even CLOSE! I get the… Continue

Added by Kelly Rae on July 1, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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