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    Super Member roserips's Avatar
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    I sew all kinds of things clothes for my self, mending, pin cushions, craft items. In the past I have done costuming, tailoring, upholstery, you name it I have probably made it. I love to do different things.

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    I make potato bags that you can bake a potato or two in microwave,, also dishcloths, can use them for dust rags, windows washing, clean car with, scrub shower, throw in the laundry and reuse all the time! Have fun, if need a pattern, send message. Marilyn

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    I use to cross stitch but it is hard to see and count the holes so I just piece quilt tops.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    I can't sew clothes, but I do make all kinds of other household items: Curtains, drapes, valances, pillows, pot holders, placemats, shower curtain, table runners, night stand runner, bags, wall hangings... I'm strictly a fabric person though. I'm no good with needles for knitting or needlework of any kind.

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    You are all so talented ! I love to garden, sew bags for kids and grandkids, make quilts for LWR and make diapers for LWR layettes (out of old T shirts), do hairpin lace (can do this while riding in a car or bus) and embroidery. Have been collecting items to do garden art. When I get some done and learn how to post pictures I will try to learn that!

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    The daughters and I spend most of the year making costumes for our Renaissance Faire that is held 2 weekends a year. Most of it is "one size fits most". Blouses, chemise, cloaks, skirts, men's pants, men's shirts, vests, doublets, corsets, kid's crusader tunics, so we can work on what ever strikes our fancy at the moment. My quilting gets done during the year in between costuming. But my latest project is trying to build a protective "sleeve" for my DH's .45 ACP magazines. I'm finding it hard to work from a small picture in a sales catalog.

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    I sew with our hospital auxiliary sewing committee which meets twice a month. We make hard stuffed heart shaped pillows for the cardiac surgery ward to give to their patients to hold to their chest after surgery. We also make breast pillows stuffed medium hard for ladies to use under their arm for a cushion following mastectomies. Also, walker bags and Linus blankets for the patients, and items to sell at our annual sewing sale, baby quilts and blankets, Christmas items, aprons and potholders, and the like. Our meetings over the last 20 years are mostly a therapy session-- cheaper than a therapist!

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    Super Member purplefiend's Avatar
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    Sometimes I make clothes and hand bags. I was a seamstress before I ever learned to quilt.
    I learned to make garments when I was 9, made my first quilt at 31.

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    Simple doll quilts, and recently asked by organization where I volunteer to make some playpen sheets. Went out today and bought a bunch of fabric that was 100% cotton and 60% or more off so that I have some inexpensive fabric to make more. I don't want to "spend" my pricey fabric on something that will likely be tossed out or donated within a year, but I want the sheets to be stimulating for a baby at the same time.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    I sew everything. used to make all my cloth and coats. went into fur sales to learn how to sew furs. I even make flip flops out of pretty fabs. you use the rubber base and build up from there. I make my kitty a new collar every month. made her a nice 3/4" hex quilt about 50 x 5 for her to lay on looking out of the window. if it can be sewn, i'll do it.
    the only thing I don't do is tat, coz I can't find someone to teach me, but I heard it's like macramé only smaller.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Using an old one as a pattern, I sew my own nightgowns because it's only way I get what I like. 1.5 yards of tricot and I want it cheap! They last forever - my luxary is a clean/fresh one every night so I have many !

    I enjoy getting thrift or garage sale clothes and curtains and altering them to my liking. I make capris out of long pants, change buttons, etc. I get complements on my clothes and just smile !

    Charity quilts for church, baby quilts for gifts, kitchen appliance covers. When grandsons were little, I made them all pajama pants alike every year.

    We have 3 church members presently deployed so helping make each a patriotic quilt to give when they come home.

    I have half wall between living room/dining room so I drape a table runner over it. Right now it's a long watermelon, soon to be replaced with fall theme.

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    I crochet and knit. I also love reading which gobbles up time as much as patchwork. After doing these two things the day is nearly over and food is a must.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I've been making 'baby stuff', sheets, burp cloths and will be sewing some toys and bibs - mostly I make quilts/bags. Anything useful really.

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    I sew everything from clothes to slipcovers and drapes. I have always enjoyed making things and was an avid crafter for a long time. I love to repurpose things.
    I quilt, therefore I am.

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