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    In answer to recent questions about my avatar - this was the dilemma: I have no pictures of the few quilts I have made. So I decided I would use pics of other things I have done. The option was some origami pockets I had made or the embroidered toilet paper. Which do you think would work best?

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    How in the world does one embroider toilet paper?? Either one of your pictures would be great!

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    cute, cute, cute. (i thought Texans were born and reared, Cattle was raised). sorry, couldn't resist that. that's what i always say and people look at me as if I were strange......

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    Well I was born in Texas but not raised there (after the age of 5) so I guess that's why I've never seen embroidered toilet paper. How in the world do you do it??? I would use that avatar just to stir up mischief.

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    both cute ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    How in the world does one embroider toilet paper?? Either one of your pictures would be great!
    Very carefully! ;0)

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    I love the origami pockets, Would you mind sharing your pattern source. I do liots of craft fairs they would be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    cute, cute, cute. (i thought Texans were born and reared, Cattle was raised). sorry, couldn't resist that. that's what i always say and people look at me as if I were strange......
    I've heard that one before! Don't worry about the strange looks - native Texans are a unique breed, ha ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjr
    I love the origami pockets, Would you mind sharing your pattern source. I do liots of craft fairs they would be perfect.
    I sent the link by pm

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    I've never ever heard of anyone embroidering on toilet paper! Why don't you alternate them - you know, give a month to one then change and give a month to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Well I was born in Texas but not raised there (after the age of 5) so I guess that's why I've never seen embroidered toilet paper. How in the world do you do it??? I would use that avatar just to stir up mischief.
    Roll out a double layer of toilet paper large enough to fit on a hoop making sure the tp is folded under to lay on the hoop, extend the roll of paper far enough to allow hoop to go on sewing machine (handle very carefully, giving plenty of room for the hoop to move). I layered heavy/med weight stabilizer, toilet paper (2 layers) then wash away stabilizer on top (clear, see through type). Center your design and sew (make sure design will fit within edges of toilet paper. When finished, carefully remove from hoop, trim stabilizers to edges of tp. Roll back onto roll. Tear washaway from around edges of design (do this very, very carefully, holding down the edges of the design as you tear to keep from tearing the tp. Wrap in Saran Wrap and decorate package as you desire. Have fun - they are unique conversation pieces!! I am attaching pics of more options I made.

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    I have to ask - WHY embroider on toilet paper? What is it then used for??

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    I have know idea what I would do with it, but these are so cute. I bet those have started some facinating conversations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marion T
    I've never ever heard of anyone embroidering on toilet paper! Why don't you alternate them - you know, give a month to one then change and give a month to the other.
    Lovely idea - thank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    I have to ask - WHY embroider on toilet paper? What is it then used for??
    As a joke, unique conversation piece, as a challenge. My question is always - Why not? ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsma
    I have know idea what I would do with it, but these are so cute. I bet those have started some facinating conversations.
    I have had some great times giving them as mementoes, gag gifts, etc., depending on the occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palandrum
    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    I have to ask - WHY embroider on toilet paper? What is it then used for??
    As a joke, unique conversation piece, as a challenge. My question is always - Why not? ;0)
    I also say, Why not ? Most people decorate their bathrooms. Why not have fancy schmansy toilet paper to decorate the shelves ? I think they are cute and certainly conversation pieces. Go for it !!!!!

    sassy granny

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    My uncle "pumps" toilets for a living and their bathroom is done in a outhouse theme I've just got this years gift idea. They have the heat stabilizer that you iron and brush away might work well on the TP Keep the Tp

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    Well that takes the cake,,,embroided toilet peper...Kewl

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    I love your embroidered TP, I've done some, may I ask where you got your Texas designs? I'm an almost native Texan, only been here about 48 of my years, live with 3 native Texans. Also love your little pouches, would love info on both.

    Sibyl

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    I have to ask - WHY embroider on toilet paper? What is it then used for??
    These are for the person who has everything and you don't have a clue what to get them for the Birthday, or what ever.
    It is like a 'just for fun' thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny148
    Well that takes the cake,,,embroided toilet peper...Kewl
    Yep, that's the response I get from a lot of guys!!! :thumbup:

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    Those are Cute....

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    Quote Originally Posted by palandrum
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Well I was born in Texas but not raised there (after the age of 5) so I guess that's why I've never seen embroidered toilet paper. How in the world do you do it??? I would use that avatar just to stir up mischief.
    Roll out a double layer of toilet paper large enough to fit on a hoop making sure the tp is folded under to lay on the hoop, extend the roll of paper far enough to allow hoop to go on sewing machine (handle very carefully, giving plenty of room for the hoop to move). I layered heavy/med weight stabilizer, toilet paper (2 layers) then wash away stabilizer on top (clear, see through type). Center your design and sew (make sure design will fit within edges of toilet paper. When finished, carefully remove from hoop, trim stabilizers to edges of tp. Roll back onto roll. Tear washaway from around edges of design (do this very, very carefully, holding down the edges of the design as you tear to keep from tearing the tp. Wrap in Saran Wrap and decorate package as you desire. Have fun - they are unique conversation pieces!! I am attaching pics of more options I made.
    Hi fellow Texan, although I live in Alabama now I was born in Texas. I always say anyone can become an American but one must be born a Texan. I love the toilet paper. Glenn

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    The TP would be great for an Over the Hill birthday gag gift with Preparation H and Metamucil or some other laxative.

    Would you, pretty please, post the instructions for the origami pockets. Those are great! Thanks in advance.

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