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Quiltbaby
#967 Posted : Sunday, October 21, 2018 8:02:23 AM(UTC)
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Everyone who loves Wool, come and join in the Wool Swap that just opened please. The bigger the flock the more funwoohoo

A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
LauraB
#968 Posted : Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:38:42 AM(UTC)
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While I am working on my Bench It and on my other project (which I can’t tell 😉) and cleaning my sewing room. I am getting ready to list something on the trading post. I have a ton of ideas going through my head for the new swap Candis (Quiltbaby) is hosting.

This is going to be a fun swap, pop on over and join us. I promise you will love what you get.
Laura
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GardenGal
#969 Posted : Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:47:07 AM(UTC)
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Location: Memphis!

 

Fuzzy Fingered quilters.. go to Wool Ornament of the Month NOW and download the patterns you might be missing.   Those patterns and this message will be gone in ONE week.  They are in some of the last messages posted so pretty easy to find.

gg



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Quiltbaby
#970 Posted : Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:48:36 AM(UTC)
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Got em. Thank you
A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
carolracicot
#971 Posted : Tuesday, October 23, 2018 2:19:30 PM(UTC)
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This link has some very nice wool also.

https://prairiepointjunction.com/Wool-Fabrics/100%25-Wool-Pieces/

 

If it doesn't work as a link just copy it and paste it into your search line.

My doctor said I need more fiber, so I went to the fabric shop.
GardenGal
#972 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:05:22 AM(UTC)
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And they have NICE prices too!   Would be fun to shop in that store!!!



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cv quilter
#973 Posted : Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:40:46 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, Carol.  I'm amazed at the prices.  Really low.  I've been getting my wools out and will see what I HAVE to have.  lol

Sharon
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LauraB
#974 Posted : Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:02:31 AM(UTC)
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I posted this in the "Bench It" swap thread as someone was wondering about washing a wool piece in a machine.  I thought to copy it here so we have it in our Wooly Boogers thread.

 

Here is the wool piece I washed in the machine on a normal cycle.  I still feel that hand washing would be best on a small piece, this proves that you can wash your piece in the washing machine.  The wool in this piece was not super felted, with the exception of the vase.  The majority of the wool is from Dorr, Heaven's to Betsy and Rebecca Erb.  The stems are an old army blanket and vase was a piece of clothing that I felted, it is really thick.  Most of the stitching on this piece is just the whip stitch.  However, I did do the blanket stitch around a couple of the pieces and the stems are done with a more decorative stitch.  I did not use any stablizer or adhesive.  I normally use a very thin adhesive (wonder under) and I feel that if I had used wonder under, I would have gotten even better results when washing it in a machine.  The edges on some of the pieces frayed ever so slightly, they are the pieces stitched only with the whip stitch.  Some of the pieces look like they are frayed some, when in reality it is lint.  Yes, I through it in with the bath towels.  I don't recomend doing that.  Sure it turned out fine, but it is full of towel lint:(  I blocked it on my pressing cutting table and other then the lint, I am pleased with how it turned out. 

While this test proved to work fine, I highly recomend washing by hand.  As we know fiber is fickle and every piece can be different.  However, if you have a piece that is really soiled and you don't feel hand cleaning will do it, I wouldn't be a bit afraid to wash it on gently and line dry.     

Before Photo

After washing in washing machine and before blocking it.

Laura
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cv quilter
#975 Posted : Saturday, October 27, 2018 1:28:30 PM(UTC)
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Laura, great info!  What a pretty table mat.  Love the chicken.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who washes things with towels that shouldn't be, and then have to try to get rid of the lint.  UGH

Sharon
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LauraB
#976 Posted : Saturday, October 27, 2018 3:15:41 PM(UTC)
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Sharon - I too am glad I am not the only one that does the towel thing.  As I am throwing them all in the wash I am thinking - uh I probably shouldn't be doing this, but what else am I going to wash it with, hmmmmmm, oh well - LOL

Laura
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Quiltbaby
#977 Posted : Saturday, October 27, 2018 3:17:48 PM(UTC)
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Lol. Jackie said she washes her wool with old jeans cause it helps felt them. I remembered that. And no lint!
A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
LauraB
#978 Posted : Saturday, October 27, 2018 8:55:38 PM(UTC)
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Good idea Candis. I will have to remember that
Laura
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