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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:06 am    Post subject: Wanted.....any old bits of material  Reply with quote

It's now almost 4 weeks since I hav'nt been able to get upright....and to say  that I'm hacked off is to put it mildiy. I thought I may take up some type....and I'm using the word very loosely....of patchworking. If anyome has some odds and ends of material.....not bothered what kind....I  wou;d be very appreciative. I'm thinking this could be done whilst layingdown/propped up. I also hasten to add that I hav'nt done anything like this before, so any hints and tips would be most gratefully recieved.
I would obviously pay for postage and packing. q46
Also, if anyone has any ideas of things I might be able to do whilst in this position would be a great help too.
Thanks for reading...lots of love Aggy....xxxx
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh bu..er I freecycled some fabric a while ago.  Masses in loft but don't have the body working well enough to go up there just now.  However, once you do have some, I've done a fair bit so can help with the how to if you like.

In your current state I'd simply go for freeform patchwork rather than trying to be all perfect about it and making exact shapes using pattern pieces etc....ah, brain kicking in.... Perhaps use strips and make a log cabin type thingy?  That's fairly straight forward, will look for a pic online....start with a square then sew strips around it....  you simply tear the fabric in strips same width and stitch together... or simply use squares of fabric and sew together?  Fabric shops (you could send Karl or a friend?) sometimes have bundles of precut squares or "fat Quarters" which should be easy to cut/tear - tearing works best with cotton or polycotton fabric.

Pics  http://www.patchworkquilts.co.uk/cots.html
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo wrote:
oh bu..er I freecycled some fabric a while ago.  Masses in loft but don't have the body working well enough to go up there just now.  However, once you do have some, I've done a fair bit so can help with the how to if you like.

In your current state I'd simply go for freeform patchwork rather than trying to be all perfect about it and making exact shapes using pattern pieces etc....ah, brain kicking in.... Perhaps use strips and make a log cabin type thingy?  That's fairly straight forward, will look for a pic online....start with a square then sew strips around it....  you simply tear the fabric in strips same width and stitch together... or simply use squares of fabric and sew together?  Fabric shops (you could send Karl or a friend?) sometimes have bundles of precut squares or "fat Quarters" which should be easy to cut/tear - tearing works best with cotton or polycotton fabric.

Pics  http://www.patchworkquilts.co.uk/cots.html


Thanks for the ideas Indigo....you're a good girl!!!!  q46

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