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    I love this tutorial. Very clear and easy to understand. Great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitaM39

    I've never cut my strips on the bias. In my mind I think that's more work than it's worth. I cut them on the cross grain - some stretch a little more than others, some not at all - like batiks, but as long as I start wrapping them on an angle, it works out well. It takes me 2 hours to wrap 100 feet.

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    I've never cut mine on the bias either.... didn't even stop and think about it. Oops -- :lol: I had some scraps and I just started wrapping! I used a plain zig zig, and the regular foot. Sometimes it's fun to do a project when you have no idea what you're doing! :lol: It may not be done the right way, but I still like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    uuuggghhhh no clothesline at my small town walmart dangit
    I have checked 3 hardware stores in our area plus a K-Mart and a Walmart in another town and none of them had the all cotton clothesline rope. All said "I know they USED to make it," but now all they have is a poly or nylon blend. I'll keep looking.
    All the clothesline nowadays is only cotton covered - they all have some type of poly center. Just make sure it is a cotton covered clothesline and you'll be just fine. K-Mart and Ace hardware stores carry a slightly larger size of clothesline than Wally world does. Either size works. You will find the clothesline at WW and KM in the hardware section - with ropes and chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Apple Quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by NitaM39

    I've never cut my strips on the bias. In my mind I think that's more work than it's worth. I cut them on the cross grain - some stretch a little more than others, some not at all - like batiks, but as long as I start wrapping them on an angle, it works out well. It takes me 2 hours to wrap 100 feet.

    Nita in MI
    I've never cut mine on the bias either.... didn't even stop and think about it. Oops -- :lol: I had some scraps and I just started wrapping! I used a plain zig zig, and the regular foot. Sometimes it's fun to do a project when you have no idea what you're doing! :lol: It may not be done the right way, but I still like it.

    Nice job on your bowl CandyApple.

    Nita in MI

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    The reason that I cut it on the bias is that I noticed my first attempts the bowls came out "fuzzy" looking with the loose threads, which makes sense if you think about it. When you cut across the WOF you tend to have more loose threads on the cut than if you cut on the bias where the ends are just on the edge and thread is "embedded" in the strip, so you have much less fuzziness that way.

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    Nice bowl, I think I missed something I do not know what to do when its time to make the walls of the bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    The reason that I cut it on the bias is that I noticed my first attempts the bowls came out "fuzzy" looking with the loose threads, which makes sense if you think about it. When you cut across the WOF you tend to have more loose threads on the cut than if you cut on the bias where the ends are just on the edge and thread is "embedded" in the strip, so you have much less fuzziness that way.
    Another way to do it is to wrap the fabric lengthwise along the clothesline, instead of twisting it around. I've done it that way too, and like the look of it, but it's a bit awkward to maneuver, and you have to be careful that your raw edges don't come undone. Truly, the best way to do it is exactly the way Eddie shows in the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    The reason that I cut it on the bias is that I noticed my first attempts the bowls came out "fuzzy" looking with the loose threads, which makes sense if you think about it. When you cut across the WOF you tend to have more loose threads on the cut than if you cut on the bias where the ends are just on the edge and thread is "embedded" in the strip, so you have much less fuzziness that way.
    That's probably very true, but as I said, I'm lazy. Some fabrics seem to ravel more than others, but to me it gives them a kind of "folk" look which I don't mind, nor have any of the people who have bought my bowls. I'll give you another way to finish off the edges - compliments of Erik Drexler of Sulky Threads - serge one raw edge of each strip - I just do a whole bunch at one time, one right after the other, clip threads before I wind them on. Use a contrasting thread and it looks quite pretty.

    Nita in MI

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    Eddie, as usual,your tutorials are excellent! I like your fabric bowls, and will try making some one of these days. Ronda

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    Thanks for this wonderful tute.

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    Thank you for and exxecellent tute

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    i like these a lot. sue

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    Going to tackle this project sometime. I found the clothesline cording in JoAnns near the ironing boards and Irons. Try there if you have one and cannot find at WalMart.

    Great tutorial thanks!

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    Thanks for the tut. Question - I don't understand the photo where you lifted it to the diagonal. I don't see a diagonal. You are still going straight around. :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter
    Thanks for the tut. Question - I don't understand the photo where you lifted it to the diagonal. I don't see a diagonal. You are still going straight around. :?:
    Yes, you're still sewing straight around, but the bottom of the bowl is now lifted up with the left hand so that the bottom is now touching the head of the machine which allows the side walls of the bowl to now start curving upwards.

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    Thank you so very much for the tutorial! I have got to try one....you think purple...deep batiks...oh I can only imagine it...better go fine some fabric....

    Thank you again!

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    Thank you, great tut.

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    I love this tutorial an can't wait to get busy making some bowls. Anyone else have new pictures to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfer View Post
    Eddie, I agree with the other members, you are very talented and we are lucky to have you with us. You did a lot of work making the tutorial. I certainly do appreciate the time that you spent........Barbara
    I totally agree....thanks so much for the tute

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    I like how you start the center, I have been doing something far more complicated, thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Once all the cord is wrapped, we are ready to sew. Begin by spiraling the cord as shown into about a 1.5 to 2 inch circle.

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    Your Tute is excellent!! Thank you so much for sharing. I have cut out my strips now. Just need to go to Wallyworld tomorrow and find some clothes line. Great way to use up fabric scraps. Thank You Thank You
    Huggles, Jonell

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    That you for the excellet tutorial. Very nice.

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    Thanks for taking time for sharing this post, it was excellent...i found a lot of informative stuff in your post keep it up thank you.

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    Isn't that awful thick? I think I would be afraid to sew this on my Singer. Love the idea though. :-)

    susan

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    Very nice.......Ami Sims offers dyed close line..........she does new cotton panties too..........she is a very funny lady. If anyone has a chance to attend one of her lectures or a class put that on your list. She is in Michihan, a d she has a newsletter too................calla

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