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Thread: AAAHHHHH!!!! Four broken and one bent needle later . . .

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    finally, here's the casserole cover that I have made for my Mom's birthday - it's the pattern from Nancy's Notions site - next time I think I'll pass on the shiny silver stuff and use quilted fabric!

    but I loved the cow fabric!






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    That fabric is adorable. I just love the tote..very nice.

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    That's really cute and useful! I love the cow fabric! Your workmanship is awesome!

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    Great!

    I used that same silver stuff to line Roman shade, with fabric front and back, and had trouble with it too. The casserole carrier may be just the thing to use up some of the scraps.

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    Oh wow, that is really neat!!! I know what you mean about the broken and bent needles....when I make my totes I always break at least one!

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    You did a really GREAT job!!! And that fabric is just GREAT.. to cute!

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    Patti, great job, very cute and a great idea. I guess you had to quilt the silver stuff yourself or did it come prequilted? You've got me interested in making one too. I don't know if I will try the silver stuff or like you said use quilted fabric.

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    That is really nice... I like it...

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    where do you get the insulated silver fabric?

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    Fantastic. What a clever and useful gift. We have a crock pot cover that came with it and we use it for transporting food to parties but it's not nearly as stylin' as this one!

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    cow fabric is very cute ! I like your insulated tote . Is the silver fabric the teflon kind ? Annie

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    Very cute!

    Try using 'denim' needles when you're using that silver stuff, or when doing totes. I use them a lot and never have a problem with breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa
    I guess you had to quilt the silver stuff yourself or did it come prequilted?
    silver stuff was already quilted from Jo-Anns, with coupon $6/yd. there may be better 'silver stuff' out there, but i wanted it in a hurry as mom's b-day is just around the corner.

    thanks for the compliments! it's so nice to have 'friends' to share with that 'get it'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by refibered
    Try using 'denim' needles when you're using that silver stuff, or when doing totes. I use them a lot and never have a problem with breaking.
    that was my last 'broken' needle. finally went back to the #14 and went really, really, really slooooooowwwwww!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchinMamaw
    Is the silver fabric the teflon kind ?
    i don't know ?? i asked for the 'heat resistant stuff' at jo-anns and she pointed me in the right direction. it was regular $10/yd on a big roll.

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    And I thought denim was hard on needles ! Broken needles , I don't know how many ! Annie

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    Great job. I am sure it was worth all the headache and bent needles.

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    I've used Insulbrite a few times & never had a problem with the needle. but it wasn't prequilted. Nice project, love the cow fabric.

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    It's adorable, and your mother will think it was worth it!

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