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BearFoot



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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:51 pm

Steam a Seam does make a heavier craft type fusible, but I don't know how well it holds up to washing and heavy use. Depending on how big the snowman eyes are, I sometime just draw them in with a pigma marker (made for fabric) or since I have access to an embroidery machine, I do that sometimes too. Some of the fabric glues are very good too.
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:26 pm

I also use a pigma pen for small things... eyes, nose lips... leg lines... shadows...

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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:32 am

You embroider those or use beads or buttons. anitas
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:20 am

I love the use of embellishments... use lots of different buttons...

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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:40 am

Just wanted to remind everyone that there is a "Sticky" thread listing all the Tea Towel themes
Tea Towel Themes
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:10 am

I ironed all my tea towels this afternoon, as i want to make 2 of each and have a set to give my parents for xmas next year Im short but will pick some up through the year. Cant decide what to do for january, will have fun making two though and was thinking of starting mine too for fun. I use 'heat 'n' bond' light for my fusible, its easy to sew through and washes and wears beautifully. I usually just satin stitch big eyes, noses etc, embroider mouths, smaller details. Pigma pens do great eyes too, I often use them for details. Buttons stay well with good craft glue, long as you are careful with them when washing. Have fun

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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:47 pm

Golo (and/or other experts in the field!) - If your applique piece is light in color and your background is dark, do you line your applique? On the Christmas stocking I just made, I ironed lightweight interfacing onto the white fabric for the snowman. Then I used my heat and bond lite. I think it worked well, but I'm wondering if you have a favorite method for doing this. Thanks you Leader of the Tea Towel Troop! QBee
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:10 pm

Mary Ann I have never heard of doing this I only ever iron the heat and bond straight onto the fabric I have never worried about the background colour being dark.... interesting idea...glad it worked well
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:36 pm

Wool felt works nicely as well as W & N batting for snowmen. I did something like this once, QB, I can't remember exactly how they advised though. anitas
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:53 pm

Qbee, I have never lined anything... I think I use such little white that it never mattered...but it could be a problem with a large piece on a dark fabric... you raised a good question and I don't have an answer for you... maybe one of the other gals can answer it...

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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:50 pm

I don't use much white either - unless I'm making snowfolks! Oh, Anita! What a fun idea! Although I'm feeling a little dumb - like why didn't I think of that?? :hammer: DD#2 was at quilt shop with me just after T'giving. She just loved the Wooden Bear wall hangings that have "straddlers" on them - so now I have the pattern for every single straddler. On the shop sample of the moose, I know they'd used some fuzzy fabric (like really short fun fur) on parts of the moose. Here's a picture of the straddling moose pattern (just so you won't think I'm crazy talking about straddlers! :)
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:13 pm

On a couple of my wallhangings, I actually used batting for a snowman.
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:49 pm

Cute pattern Qbee...I had to check out the other straddlers

http://www.quiltsinmontana.com/The_Wooden_Bear.htm

Nice patterns
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:36 pm

How cute... I can see why your DD like them QBee. Funny how we see one and have to have them all... LOL

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:48 am

Chris - While there did you see the hanging versions, too? I just ordered those to do for DD#1, while I do the straddlers for DD#2. There aren't as many of the hanging folks, though. Sheesh - hanging sounds bad, doesn't it?? The Santa, snowmen, etc are hanging by their hands - not by a rope around their necks! :lol:
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:05 am

I looked for them and can't see the hanger...but is that moose tea towel not the cutest ever!
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:43 pm

Chris - I love almost every single one of the Wooden Bear designs! You can see the hanging snowman and hanging Santa here.

http://www.123websiteservices.com/~woodbear/winterchristmas2.html

I can't remember for sure - but wonder if Paws didn't say she bought Wooden Bear patterns for the towels she did.
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:45 pm

QBee - Mary Ann wrote:
Chris - I love almost every single one of the Wooden Bear designs! You can see the hanging snowman and hanging Santa here.

http://www.123websiteservices.com/~woodbear/winterchristmas2.html

I can't remember for sure - but wonder if Paws didn't say she bought Wooden Bear patterns for the towels she did.

Yeah I did QB. My QS sells the patterns and the towels. Those are very nice
patterns.
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:59 pm

I posted my January Snowman T-towel in the album just to give you an idea of what to do . Now you can plan what to do with YOUR t towel.... looking forward to seeing all your towels in the album.....

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:07 pm

Very cute golo....lots of little details! I've got mine done, not as detailed but I'm pleased with it. I should wait till January to post it
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:19 am

Oh how cute! lovehearts So many little details!
I was sitting here last night mentally doing mine. I need to get busy and do it for real!
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:53 pm

Golo I just got time to check out your snowman tea towel absolutely gorgeous it will be fun seeing everyones as they make them... Today I must wash my tea towels ready to go....I just had a peak on the Wooden Bear Website so cute thanks for the link....
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:59 pm

Do any of you have some fun ideas for a holder for a single towel? I'm thinking I'm going to do the towels for my mom-in-law and would be fun to send her a holder with the first towel.
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:24 am

I have been looking for a holder, they were much easier to find when country style was popular, now everything in the stores is so modern. I'm about ready to charge DH with the task of decorativly bending a hanger for me. I have seen them online but can't say where offhand.
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PostSubject: Re: T-Towel Quilt Along Chatter   Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:34 am

I would probably check out the bathroom accessories to see if something would work. What type of hanger were you thinking about? One that hangs from the stove or fridge? Free standing? Wall mounted?
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