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Nell Merionwen



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 5:15 pm    Post subject: Two shiny new articles from Cathryn  Reply with quote    

She really is a very clever bunny.

sewing a knitting needle roll
a quilt from old jeans

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I want a knitting needle roll and BW wants a quilt. I really need to learn how to use a sewing machine. One day, one day.

Nell Merionwen



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Best come and visit then!
Or I could try again with a spring time sewing how too gathering?

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good oh,I knew that pile of old jeans would come in handy.

Chez



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I need to get my sewing machine working ....

marigold



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 12 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The jeans quilt reminds me of a wonderful patchwork quilt my grandmother had which was made from pieces of woollen suit fabric - all darkish practical browns and greys with checks, pinstripes etc. Not pretty, but a beautiful hand-stitched piece of post-war make-do-and-mendery. It weighed a ton (both sides were made of similar patchworked fabric IIRC) and was incredibly comforting to sleep under in winter.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a duvet cover made from beer bar towels pinched during my misspent youth. It weighs approximately eleven million tons.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Usefully absorbent though.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Indeed. I have a maching beach towel for that reason.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Indeed. I have a maching beach towel for that reason.


For when you've been swimming really fast!

Sally Too



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 12 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Love the old jeans quilt. All the different shades are great.... I'm mulling over ideas already.....

You see I've just cut the legs off a pair of jeans to attempt to make a "funky" skirt for an up and coming fancy dress party.... I'll definitely be saving the legs for a quilt now!

PS I've put up a few pics of my skirt's progress here:
http://sallysewssometing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/funky-skirt-from-old-jeans-with-pics.html

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