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Comment by Janet/MO 23 hours ago

I hope the meds help your eye Barbara.  That has always been a fear of mine - losing my eyesight or the use of my hands.

I am using Pellon 911FF (featherweight fusible) on the back of the ties.  I went online & found a good video about making Dresden Plate quilt using men's ties & this is what she suggested using.  Also, she said to cut the blades out of the fusible and iron it to the back of the fabric after you have taken the ties apart.  Then cut again by laying your ruler along the sides of the fused piece.  That way you don't waste any of the fusible.  Then you just stitch the blades following the directions just like you would if you were using quilter's cotton.  I am keeping the remaining portions of the ties so I can do a piano key type border around the edge.  I will use the Pellon there as well.  

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Good morning. Yesterday I had the appt with the retinal specialist. It was dcided that the macular degeneration in my Rt eye is now the wet kind. So Ihad the first of a monthly series of injections of medicine into the eye. Now I'm feeling sorry for myself that I am not aging as gracefully as I wanted. I'll get over it. At least it's only one eye and I can still see.

Janet that tie venture sounds pretty complicated but I have faith that you can do it. Do you think a lightweight fusible on the back of the ties would help? Maybe a microtek needle? Or would a ball point be better? 

Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

I took a few more ties apart last night.  One thing that occurred to me this morning is I need to make sure I use the right needle in my machine when it comes time to sew them as they are all made of silk.  

Comment by Debbi Lamb/AZ on Friday

Uh oh, Janet. It sounds as if these ties could be a challenge to work with. Good luck with this project!

Comment by Janet/MO on June 14, 2018 at 7:16am

I started taking the men's ties apart last night as I hope to get started on the Dresden Plate quilt this weekend.  I was really surprised to see how raggedy the edges of the fabrics were that had been folded & stitched down on the back.  Some had actual tears.  I guess the rule is so long as it can be hidden in the back, use it.  

Comment by Sheila Craft on June 10, 2018 at 5:13pm

I almost bought those designs, Janet. LOL - then I remembered that DH took the bag that had Mom's stuff that I was saving to the thrift store. Darn his behind, anyway.

Comment by Janet/MO on June 10, 2018 at 9:21am

Ally, I'm happy to hear that your sales were decent even with a little bit of rain.  I would be upset if Larry ever donated anything I had from my mom too.  Stitch Delight has some neat designs that you incorporate lace hankies in to so I'm going to buy some of them while her half price sale is still going on as I have some of my mom's hankies as well as some that a friend gave to me  years ago.  

Comment by Janet/MO on June 10, 2018 at 9:19am

Marianne, what a beautiful place to have a theater!  I love going to see plays in outdoor venues.  

Comment by Ally Bryant on June 10, 2018 at 5:59am

Marianne what is a minac theatre? Is it in Looe?  We are going at beginning of Sept. So wondering if things will be closed down as holiday season is coming to an end as kids are back at school.  

Well yesterday it did rain for about 10 mins quite hard but glad we had the tent the rest of the day was sunny. And I sold some things so made it worthwhile day.

We have a busy summer ahead with travelling, grandson looking after and trip to UK so no more shows until Christmas In Paris.

At the moment I have binding to put on my Queen size quilt that is just back from the LAQ. I think my embroidery machine thinks I forgotten her!

Comment by Marianne on June 10, 2018 at 1:42am

Hi ally, we have just come home after a holiday in Cornwall, we stayed part of the time in loose, a fab hotel looking over the sea, wonderful.  I hope you are able to go to the minac theatre it's absolutely wonderfully amazing. A theatre cut out of the  rock, overlooking the ocean, very atmospheric,  enjoy your hols Diane and ally.


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