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  1. Dec 20, 2018 #41

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    I do a little bit of crocheting. This is a granny rectangle afghan for my Dad for Christmas.
     
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    I sew for my friend’s daughters American Girl dolls when I have time. They take a small amount of fabric and not fussy about the style.
     
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    Yes. There are video instructions and written instructions on line, just Google jelly roll race quilt.
     
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    Thank you for that information. When I get some time, I’ll be watching a YouTube of it.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2019 #45

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    Current project. Bought a quilt kit during a customer appreciation sale, so got a pretty good deal on fabric and pattern.
     

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  6. Jan 8, 2019 #46

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    I've made AG outfits, too. It is a good size to sew--better than Barbie size. dime coat.jpg american girl.jpg samanthadress.jpg red doll dress.jpg agdress.jpg
     
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    @Marsha Cassada YOU do some good sewing. I love that burgundy dress on Samantha?

    The very worse item I ever sewed was a Snow White dress for Barbie. Those tiny puff sleeves had the red slashes actually inset. And I was doing if for someone that provided the fabric. Cheap horrible stuff.

    Here is a photo of it:

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    I used to make a ton of Barbie clothes. Actually, they were for a Cher doll mostly--that will date me! I gave away all my Barbie patterns as I didn't enjoy sewing that size any more. I know what you mean about the cheap fabric--the store bought clothes are all made of that shiny, sleazy stuff. Another reason I gave up sewing them--the girls preferred the store-bought ones. You did a nice job on that Snow White gown. Do you have a serger? I just pink the seams on my doll clothes.
     
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    I've had a serger at one time but I just don't like using it so much. It trims the seams as it goes and if you need to use a seam ripper to correct a seam you are mostly out of luck. I more often do regular straight sewing and then will come back with an overcast stitch so there ends up being 2 lines of stitches. I do very few Barbie clothes now and mostly American Girl size since that's what my Granddaughters are interested in. Thankfully, 18" doll clothes are MUCH easier than 11.5 inch doll clothes.
     
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  11. Jan 16, 2019 at 9:24 PM #51

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    Ladies, I’ve enjoyed seeing what you are making. I remember my grandma doing the crocheting and sewing, and she even made some dresses for my Barbie dolls.
    But, I just don’t see how you do it. I can knit a little bit. Scarves and very easy 2 needle pull on hats. But, it’s been a long time since I’ve done either.
    You are making me think I should get my knitting needles out.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2019 at 9:38 PM #52

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    Hi Clara, I see you’re new here too. You knit. That’s great you should get out your knitting needles now that it’s cooler weather and make a scarf for yourself and show us. I’d love to see something you’d make.

    My granny made me some Barbie doll clothes when I was little, also.
     
  13. Jan 18, 2019 at 11:46 PM #53

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    I’ve started a new crochet project. I work on it mostly when watching some Cooking or HGTV. Do you like working with bright colors?

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    Love your colors and the pattern! I love to crochet with all the colors of the rainbow!
     
  15. Jan 21, 2019 at 9:09 PM #55

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    Working on a quilt guild exchange project now.
    We all made half-square triangles with these special papers for accurate piecing, then we exchanged some, so everyone has a variety. Then, you can make any project you wish with your triangles. I made 84 half-square triangles; each sheet of triangle paper makes 28 pieces, I did 3 pages; I exchanged 30, kept 54 for some continuity in my project. That give me enough to make 6 blocks of my chosen pattern. Oh, and batik fabric was chosen. I actually have 3 blocks finished, but the picture was taken when I was starting out.
    The drawing is my inspiration block (it's looking weird in thumbnail, so I hope the right picture uploaded).
     

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