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02-16-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,687
Posted By Scraplady

Yes, plastic produce containers. I prefer the...

Yes, plastic produce containers. I prefer the kind without attached lids, but they are easy enough to cut the lids off if necessary. Make sure you wash them very well, but Not in the dishwasher....
02-16-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,451
Posted By Scraplady

Oh, this made me laugh and cry at the same time. ...

Oh, this made me laugh and cry at the same time. Too short to save, but saved it anyway. We found stuff like this when we went through my mother's stash after she passed. One bag was literally...
02-16-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,736
Posted By Scraplady

This is me too, even the thrift store finds! ...

This is me too, even the thrift store finds!

Most of the buttons I "inherited" came to me in a motley assortment of baby food jars, prescription bottles and margarine tubs, many of which were...
02-16-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,607
Posted By Scraplady

This is my biggest motivation to downsize my...

This is my biggest motivation to downsize my collection of stuff. My mother passed away about three years ago and towards the end of her life had become quite a hoarder. None of us, not even Dad,...
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02-15-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Scraplady

Janey, thanks for the search tips. I will try...

Janey, thanks for the search tips. I will try that!
Forum: Main
02-14-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Scraplady

Gravity Feed Iron, anyone?

I tried to search old threads for this topic because I'm sure it's been discussed before. Several threads did come up, but when I tried to look at them, none of the individual messages showed up. ...
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02-13-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,942
Posted By Scraplady

I mix just about everything and anything that's...

I mix just about everything and anything that's cotton or mostly cotton, and have never had issues. The quilt police never come to my house, so I haven't worried about it. If I like it, I use it! ...
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02-13-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By Scraplady

I considered one a few years ago, but people on...

I considered one a few years ago, but people on this very board mostly advised against it. So I decided against it and just dedicated more time and energy to learning to FMQ without all the "aids."
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02-13-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,484
Posted By Scraplady

I used to love the fusible batting made by Hobbs,...

I used to love the fusible batting made by Hobbs, and would do it on the garage floor, but I can't seem to find it anymore, so between that and my knees and back not getting any younger, I gave up on...
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02-13-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By Scraplady

A treasure indeed. Cherish it. Take good care...

A treasure indeed. Cherish it. Take good care of it and use it! Quilts were made to be enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Main
02-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Scraplady

I have this same problem when sewing over seams,...

I have this same problem when sewing over seams, especially if I happen to have a diagonal seam on the top that just couldn't go in the machine another way. When I am sewing and one of those pesky...
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02-13-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,653
Posted By Scraplady

I quit using the thread cutter on my Baby Lock...

I quit using the thread cutter on my Baby Lock for the same reason. If you use the cutter, the tails are too short to hold onto when you start the next seam or whatever. Since I've never been able...
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02-13-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By Scraplady

My pedal is embedded in a footrest DH and I built...

My pedal is embedded in a footrest DH and I built years ago. It's not nearly as attractive as the Ikea one, but it gets the job done and since it hides under the table, I don't worry about it. But...
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02-13-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By Scraplady

I have a trivet my daughter made for me, about 8"...

I have a trivet my daughter made for me, about 8" square with a quilt design painted on before it was glazed and fired. It sits on my desk to protect the faux leather top from hot mugs. I can see...
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02-13-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By Scraplady

I used mine to cut strips for rag wreaths. I...

I used mine to cut strips for rag wreaths. I made several as gifts a few years ago, but haven't done any in a while.
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02-13-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,433
Posted By Scraplady

I use both Olfa and June Tailor mats. My main...

I use both Olfa and June Tailor mats. My main complaint about the June Tailor is it has warped over time, maybe from constant cutting on one side (since it only has a cutting surface on one side). ...
Forum: Main
02-02-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,789
Posted By Scraplady

@grma33, can't see or link to your beautiful...

@grma33, can't see or link to your beautiful quilt.


It's so hard to pick just one.
These aren't the best pictures, but this was one of my favorites, partly because it took me several years to...
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02-02-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,961
Posted By Scraplady

I do use old clothing, as well purchased fabric. ...

I do use old clothing, as well purchased fabric. And yes (gasp!) I have even been known to mix them in the same quilt. I don't do it because I need fabric (I definitely do NOT) but because I...
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02-02-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,349
Posted By Scraplady

Applique, crazy quilt ornaments, quilting,...

Applique, crazy quilt ornaments, quilting, bindings, just for fun.

I'll definitely have to look into that mock-crochet stitch thing, sounds very interesting.
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02-02-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,304
Posted By Scraplady

I use the paper plate method too. In looking at...

I use the paper plate method too. In looking at that quilt, I also think it's not going to be a huge deal if two patches of the same fabric touch each other in random places. It would be highly...
02-01-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 49,952
Posted By Scraplady

I love the term "cheeky". The British have such...

I love the term "cheeky". The British have such wonderful adjectives, nouns, and expressions!!! And it took me years to figure out that cushion means pillow :D[/QUOTE]

I grew up overseas around...
Forum: Main
01-03-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,564
Posted By Scraplady

I've always bought cheap irons and just consider...

I've always bought cheap irons and just consider them a consumable that will have to be replaced every couple of years. My hubby bought me a Rowenta once, it leaked after just a couple of months and...
01-03-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,640
Posted By Scraplady

For me, it's all about being able to see what I...

For me, it's all about being able to see what I have. That means everything needs to be visible, but neat and orderly. Otherwise I have too many things hiding in plain sight. I have created...
01-03-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 49,952
Posted By Scraplady

Today I began sorting my ever-growing bins of...

Today I began sorting my ever-growing bins of scraps that I've cut into strips, mostly 2 1/2" or 1 1/2" and some 5" or 2 1/2" squares. They are all neatly folded and stacked at least, but there was...
Forum: Pictures
01-02-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,778
Posted By Scraplady

Great finish! She has such awesome patterns for...

Great finish! She has such awesome patterns for using up scraps. My favorite of hers is "Star Struck," I've made it several times but I've not tried this one yet.
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