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Thread: Looky what i made today!

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    i am actually sewing! (quilting is so much different to me)

    http://picasaweb.google.com/strut526...eat=directlink

    i made swing backs..the cushions kept wanting to fall out the back. soon as the rain stopped..i went out and sewed my little heart out!

    more pictures of my silly process in the link above..

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    What a clever solution to the problem. Looks great too!

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    Very clever!

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    You're a genius! Why didn't I think of that?
    So simple but practical.
    You should patent it and make a million dollars!
    I love looking at your projects.

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    Very Clever and Pretty Too :D:D:D

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    Great!!! And I like the sewing room too! ;-)

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    Thanks! I love sewing outside! my little Janome loves being out there too!

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    They look good and what a great idea!

    But why do you sew outside? Aren't you afraid of dirt flying around getting into your machine?

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    Very nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    They look good and what a great idea!

    But why do you sew outside? Aren't you afraid of dirt flying around getting into your machine?

    no..no dirt flying around..i take that little baby with me camping too! lol! i get her cleaned once a year by the dealer..so far so good! she is 4 years old now. no problems at all.

    besides my sewing room is a mess!

    And i was waiting for people to come over and dig up and split my perennials..i offered them up on a local garden board..we all benifit from it! they get flowers and i get my stuff split up..with Fibromyalgia, it works better this way for me.

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    Don't you just love sewing outside ! i drive my neighbors crazy when I do it, but I love being outside :thumbup:

    Great job on the cushions :mrgreen: How did you attach them to the original backs ?

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    Excellent fix!! I love it!

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    What a stupedous idea!
    You just gave me a great idea for a folding chair my dear friend uses at Sunday School. She is disabled and has to use a back pillow and cushion and the back pillow alway's falls out the back. Now I know how to fix it for her.

    Thanks for the great idea.

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    Took me a min to catch on but then saw the second pic. ( Takes me awhile sometimes )LOL That is a fantastic idea. You are very creative

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    i was going to try to find the webbing to do it..and no one around here had any of the stuff. then joe says..sew something..lol!
    i have had such a rough week..that these simple things brings me so much joy! i was just giddy over this simple fix! lol
    so the next simple thing will be to take a couple of my old outdoor cushions and recover them for the little furbabies to lay on outside. i have left over fabric. may as well use it up.
    first time i have worked with the heavier outdoor fabric.
    i didn't have any of the heavier thread either..so i used a back stitch to make it last ...

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    :thumbup:

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    What a great idea. You did good.

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    Good idea!

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    what a great idea, I made new cushions for my swing one year, took the sewing machine outside to work, then decided to make a new canopy cover also. Turned out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baubo1234
    what a great idea, I made new cushions for my swing one year, took the sewing machine outside to work, then decided to make a new canopy cover also. Turned out great.

    i made cushions one year too..took all the material off the swing. painted it. i need to do the canopy also. how did you manage that? i do not want to take it apart..

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    Great idea!!!!

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    I took the canopy off the swing frame and re-made it by using outdoor fabric and using the pieces of the old one as a template. It was a lot of work , but it was worth it. It is easier if you have 2 people to do it. It is a lot of fabric and we just laid it on the deck to cut out. Hope this helps.

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    i took the one bar off last year..because it was easy..i was thinking i would have to use hvy duty snaps or something like that. i will have a look at it again.
    i saved all the fabrics,they are in a box somewhere in the basement.
    i was playing with the idea of using the mesh we use to make totes..it is a plastic and comes is loads of colors. the wind took the swaing off the desk a few years ago durig a storm.

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    great job

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