They look easy enough to make. Good use of scraps too.
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Oct 31, 2012, 03:38 PM
Hi Mandy: they would like pretty on ribbons also. Cute idea.
Oct 31, 2012, 05:53 PM
They would also make cute name tags if you modified a bit.
Oct 31, 2012, 07:04 PM
I see crazy quilting opportunities here!
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Oct 31, 2012, 08:15 PM
Adorable! And a cute idea for a swap, Mandy!!!!
Nov 01, 2012, 01:47 AM
Otay, I see using fusible web to put the two fabrics together before sewing to keep the edge fraying down. OK, so I'm a bit of a neatnik.
Also, what about using some kind of interfacing, light or Timtex to give it body.
And lastly, I'd decide on the shape I wanted but would cut out a square of fabric, sew my shape and then cut out it out. Larger pieces of fabric make it easier to handle when sewing. And easier to handle when you use pinking shears to cut the shape, hmmmm?
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These would make neat gift tags, too, don't cha think?
Nov 01, 2012, 08:05 AM
Oh sure sounds like a good swap to me mandi. They are cute!
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Nov 01, 2012, 02:31 PM
i don't know about a swap for these. they are cute but not everyone has a grommet tool to make a hole.
Nov 01, 2012, 02:36 PM
I've done that with Timtex & fused fabrics, for key chains and luggage tags. **I satin stitched the edges to stabilize them.
You can get around the hole by sewing in a piece of ribbon or twill tape at the edge. Then the chain could slip thru that. The grommets need a jump ring, as shown, for the chain.
Edit -- **Satin stitching around the edges is like what you'd do for those Timtex bowls. Let the needle swing off the right edge, and make 2 passes around to build up the stitching til it's smooth & covers everything.This message has been edited. Last edited by: StarrySky,
Good one. Thank you, Starry. I was planning on making key chains for Xmas and I like this idea better than the one I had saved.
Nov 01, 2012, 03:35 PM
they are cute, but i don't know if i love them enough to host a swap. it is a novelty and i think i would only want one or probably after going to the trouble of making one, i would only want to do one! probably would be great for those that make "inchies".
Nov 01, 2012, 04:02 PM
Yer welcome, Paus. I love little quickies like that.
I think Inchies on jump rings on a chain necklace, with beads, would be cute...
Nov 01, 2012, 07:12 PM
I'm not sure I like the ragged edges on these. Maybe give it some interfacing and stitch around the edges twice. That would clean it up a bit I think>