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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    I started this pattern last night. I try to enter one crochet item in our district fair every Sept. So far I have won blue ribbons for crochet every year. Not as lucky with my quilt entries. :? :-D :-D :-D

    http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/...ocus+Doily.htm

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    I used to but not anymore. I don't find time to quilt and do other crafts too. I am making a crocheted afgan for my greatgrand baby a little at a time.
    your project looks really pretty. Hope we can see a picure of it when finished.

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    Hey thanks for the link I have crocheted for 30 years love crocheting with cotton thread. Make sure you post a picture.

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    I love to thread crochet! I make edgings (I call them laces) for pillowcases and give them as bridal shower gifts. My grandmother made each of her GD's a pair of pillowcases one Christmas. I still remember her working on mine and didn't know it was for me! She is long passed but her laces are still there and maybe I'll give them to my GD (if I EVER get one!) Your pattern is beautiful! What thread (brand) are you going to use? Do you use it for most of your projects?

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    That is gorgeous! I crochet. I can even crochet with thread if ......... my Mommy starts it for me! I can never get the base part going. I need something to hang on to. How's that for the red faced confession of the day! :oops:

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    I'm not very good in crochetting. I only know how to make simple things. Now I have a knitting addict. :roll: :D
    I'm making hats for Innocents drinks.

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    Your pattern is very pretty. I have made so many of the doillies in the past I run out of room to put them

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    I have been trying to learn paper piecing a quilt. Has anyone tried it?

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    I can thread crochet as long as it isn't black. I can't see well enough to see the black threads anymore. I guess I could put a white pillowcase on my lap and then try it lol.

    That's a nice pattern.

    I'm just learning I've done two paper piece blocks. One was of 4 diamonds and one was a birds in flight block.

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    Very pretty doily and WAY above my ability level. My grandmother did all kinds of thread crochet, even a bed topper piece for one of her daughters. What color will you make it?

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    Years ago, I made butterfly magnets for the fridge. But have not done anything lately.

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    I like poly thread better than cotton for crochet. After laundering the item doesn't have to be stretched that much to lay flat and it is stronger then cotton thread. I bought a lot of America's Best crochet thread which is 100% Spun Polyester when it was on clearance a few years ago for $1 a ball. I have plenty to use up in white and ecru colors. It says Bedspread weight so I'd say a size 10. Each ball is 1000 yards. I really like Knit Cro Sheen for doilys but I can't find that anymore!

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    i once tried to teach myself to crochet. i started with a square potholder. it was the world's first trapezoidal potholder. never again.

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    I do a lot of thread crocheting. I have to keep my hands busy when watching tv in the evenings. I make fancy, ( the harder the better) doilies. I have very few of them that I have made for I give them to everyone that will take one. It is an addiction that I have had for years, but I think that quilting is trying to take its place.

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    I went through a phase when I made crocheted throws for everyone and everything. I wasn't very good at cotton thread crocheting. Your work is lovely. I like to buy the unique yarns they sell now and make a chain with them. I then couch it on plain fleece Linus blankets as trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I started this pattern last night. I try to enter one crochet item in our district fair every Sept. So far I have won blue ribbons for crochet every year. Not as lucky with my quilt entries. :? :-D :-D :-D

    http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/...ocus+Doily.htm
    Thank you for the link....I used to crochet constantly. Took it everywhere with me...even to work. LOL I, too used enter things in our local fair. I quit when I heard the judge make comments during the judging part. (quit entering things till I started quilting.) Her comments were about a bed doll that I made...She said (and I quote)...OH my God...what awful colors....Get it out of my sight!!! I absolutely hate those colors.
    She didn't even look at the workmanship....just that she didn't like the color. It was a southern belle style with a pale blue dress and parasol. (it only took me 6 months to get the pattern right...designed my own. ) The same year I had entered 2 thread doilies with seed beads crocheted in and they both got blue ribbons. The thread was like sewing machine thread it was so tiny...I used a size 13 steel crochet hook. :D Had lots of fun stringing all the beads on for the pattern cuz you put them on backwards. :D Took a little bit of thinking :D but it was really fun for me. :D I have gotten away from crocheting since my hands aren't so good anymore but would love to get back to it. :D

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    I used to do all sorts of crocheting & knitting, a long, long time ago... let's say, back when I was in high school and had way more free time than I do now. I also used to enter things in our county fair. There used to be so many entries in knitting, sewing, crocheting, and embroidery that you were lucky if you even got your item on display. They used to have piles and piles of afghans, tea towels, and baby sets. Now they have a hard time filling up the space! Same thing with canned goods (though I never tried my hand at that). There is still quite a good showing, as to quilts. Guess that's the only art form that is still in vogue.

    The doily pattern you're using is lovely. Do you have a round table to use it on?

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    I made a doily similar to that many years ago but don't crochet anymore. Meybe I should do a little quilting and crocheting both. I always enjoyed doing it.

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    Used to crochet a lot, have been wanting to do a project again, so thanks for the link!!

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    I have done some paper piecing. If you go to www.quilterscache.com, and check out the lessons section, you will find a wealth of info re: this and other things. There is also a host of free (~1400) patterns you can download, including multiple paper piecing, simple and a little more complicated. I like paper piecing, since I don't have to worry about matching seams (I'm a fairly new quilter). Good Luck!

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    I'm a newbie-love the newsletter and topics-just wanted to thank you for this site-I've only been quilting for just over a yr -love it-have been crocheting for yrs-like the pattern you shared-thanks again!

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    I thread crochet and I really like it. I made my first GD a dress and matching bonnet to come home from the hospital 13 yrs. ago and now it is mounted in a shadow box - with little bit of spit-up and all...

    Kathi in PA

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    I love to paper piece. The best place to get started is at www.caroldoak.com - there are lots of freebie patterns on her site, and she also has a yahoo group. Lots of help there! Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    That is gorgeous! I crochet. I can even crochet with thread if ......... my Mommy starts it for me! I can never get the base part going. I need something to hang on to. How's that for the red faced confession of the day! :oops:
    How about trying tieing a safety pin on your thread and giving yourself something to hold on to while starting to crochet? Or making your first loop and putting a safety pin in that loop to hold on to while making your chain, if that is the way you are going.. If you are making a circle, like for a doily, you might be able to do the same. I know sometimes it seems I'm all thumbs until I get started, and having something to hold that can be removed easily might help. Hope this helps you start.

    Thanks for the pattern, BellaBoo

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    Hi, thanks for the pattern. I'm crocheting a double row Pineapple design. It will be around 25" across. I have to count from the original doily. Verrrry slow going. Peewee from Pa.

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