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Old December 19th 03, 11:51 AM
deMoMo
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Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having Joseph
on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
who feel VERY strongly on both sides.

2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
slow down a little.

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!

4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
sure to verify which one is which before cutting.

5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)

6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
strongarming it!

7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.

8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)

9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
tape.

10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.

11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)

12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.

Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
favorite type of quilt!

- Melinda.
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Old December 19th 03, 12:22 PM
Elena
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Sounds like you are having a time! Good luck on finishing this. What is
the majority voting on the position of Mary and Joseph? I'm just curious.

Please take pictures too. We'd love to see this. It sounds so lovely.
Elena in Tx, recovering from switching computers.

"deMoMo" wrote in message
om...
Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having Joseph
on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
who feel VERY strongly on both sides.

2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
slow down a little.

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!

4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
sure to verify which one is which before cutting.

5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)

6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
strongarming it!

7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.

8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)

9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
tape.

10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.

11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)

12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.

Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
favorite type of quilt!

- Melinda.



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Old December 19th 03, 12:54 PM
Kate Dicey
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deMoMo wrote:

Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having Joseph
on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
who feel VERY strongly on both sides.

2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
slow down a little.

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!

4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
sure to verify which one is which before cutting.

5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)

6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
strongarming it!

7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.

8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)

9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
tape.

10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.

11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)

12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.

Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
favorite type of quilt!

- Melinda.


A Blister Quilt? ;D

It sounds lovely! Are we going to get pix to view?
--
Kate XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!
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Old December 19th 03, 12:55 PM
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Melinda, I can relate to your lesson # 11. I thought I was doing ok until
my DH got sick and threw the whole schedule out the window! I did end up
making 2 of the 3 on my list. I may be finishing the binding on one just
before the recipient arrives, but it will be finished!

I hope your fingers are ok!

Thanks for sharing your lessons - I learned a few things from you!

--
Alice in NJ, Royal Cybrarian
www.ourcyberfamily.us
"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no
criticisms."
George Eliot




"Kate Dicey" wrote in message
...
deMoMo wrote:

Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having Joseph
on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
who feel VERY strongly on both sides.

2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
slow down a little.

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!

4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
sure to verify which one is which before cutting.

5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)

6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
strongarming it!

7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.

8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)

9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
tape.

10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.

11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)

12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.

Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
favorite type of quilt!

- Melinda.


A Blister Quilt? ;D

It sounds lovely! Are we going to get pix to view?
--
Kate XXXXXX
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
http://www.diceyhome.free-online.co.uk
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!



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Old December 19th 03, 02:32 PM
frood
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Sounds like a fun learning experience. I can't wait to see finished
pictures!

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Wendy
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"deMoMo" wrote in message
om...
Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having Joseph
on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
who feel VERY strongly on both sides.

2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
slow down a little.

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!

4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
sure to verify which one is which before cutting.

5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)

6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
strongarming it!

7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.

8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)

9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
tape.

10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.

11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)

12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.

Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
favorite type of quilt!

- Melinda.



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Old December 19th 03, 02:46 PM
The Brown Family
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Melinda, do you have a picture you can post.....I'd love to see it.
Jennifer Hepworth from this newsgroup sent me a pic of her nativity scene
wallhanging recently.........wow it is gorgeous!
This is the pattern she used, http://www.ravenwood-designs.com/. scroll down
to "The Creche".

Lorraine
http://members.rogers.com/poodiac/lorrainesworld.htm

"deMoMo" wrote in message
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Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having JosephM
on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
who feel VERY strongly on both sides.

2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
slow down a little.

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!

4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
sure to verify which one is which before cutting.

5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)

6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
strongarming it!

7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.

8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)

9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
tape.

10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.

11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)

12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.

Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
favorite type of quilt!

- Melinda.



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Old December 19th 03, 03:29 PM
Betty in Wi
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I can add something to #3----never lay it down on a piece of polyster
batting..........

Betty in WI

"deMoMo" wrote in message
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Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!




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Old December 19th 03, 04:34 PM
Taria
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Melinda, sounds like the ultimate learning project!
Has anyone made the one in the QNM Christmas magazine this
year? It is gorgeous. More applique than the stained glass with
the bias. The ones on the Ravenwood link are really wonderful.
What a great thing to add to your holiday decorations.
Taria


The Brown Family wrote:

Melinda, do you have a picture you can post.....I'd love to see it.
Jennifer Hepworth from this newsgroup sent me a pic of her nativity scene
wallhanging recently.........wow it is gorgeous!
This is the pattern she used, http://www.ravenwood-designs.com/. scroll down
to "The Creche".


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Old December 19th 03, 08:51 PM
nzl*
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thanks for the chuckle!!
hey, re #3, make one of those little three finger size hot pads for using
with the iron so ya dont burn you widdle finggys again girl. well one that
works with the iron anyhow, dont know what size would be best but sounds
like ya need one real quick, eh.
cant wait to see u'r stained glass, i love the look but so far all i've got
like that is my monarch butterfly that i have to applique on a background
one day, lol.
jeanne
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"deMoMo" wrote...
| Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
| far)
|
| 1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having Joseph
| on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
| who feel VERY strongly on both sides.
|
| 2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
| slow down a little.
|
| 3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
| 3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
| because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
| 3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
| out with your non-dominant hand!
|
| 4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
| sure to verify which one is which before cutting.
|
| 5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
| surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
| blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)
|
| 6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
| strongarming it!
|
| 7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.
|
| 8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
| trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)
|
| 9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
| tape.
|
| 10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.
|
| 11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
| presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)
|
| 12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
| anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.
|
| Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
| it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
| this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
| blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
| favorite type of quilt!
|
| - Melinda.


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Old December 21st 03, 05:20 AM
Mystified One
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A small suggestion if you plan to stitch your fusible bias tape down:

Ladies in my quilt group have suggested using a double needle to do this
task. It'll make both sides uniform.

"deMoMo" wrote in message
om...
Lessons learned from making a stained glass nativity wallhanging. (So
far)

1. Although there may be no theological necessity for having Joseph
on the left and Mary on the right (or vice versa), there are people
who feel VERY strongly on both sides.

2. Done may be better than perfect, but sometimes it's worth it to
slow down a little.

3. All metal parts of a Clover mini iron really ARE hot!
3a. After learning 3, get as much done as quickly as possible,
because soon you won't want to get any of it done.
3b. About an hour after learning 3, give thanks that you tested it
out with your non-dominant hand!

4. When snipping black threads from a black background fabric, be
sure to verify which one is which before cutting.

5. If you hold your rotary cutter perpindicular to your cutting
surface (instead of slanted), you get much better use out of your
blade, and you don't nick your rulers. (Who knew????)

6. My sewing machine will sew in a straight line without me
strongarming it!

7. I have a shop near me that will cut 1/8 yard cuts.

8. Shopping for the fabrics that you forgot on the first shopping
trip is more fun with a friend. (Thanks Dodie!!!)

9. Joann's 50% off coupons save you a lot of money on fusible bias
tape.

10. Dark blue fabric really does show through white fabric.

11. The only Christmas presents you start in December should be the
presents for Christmas of the following year. (What was I thinking?)

12. If you are using black background fabric, and are going to be
anywhere near a white cat, a lint roller is a good purchase.

Who knows what else I will learn by the time I'm done with this! But
it has been great fun so far. Of everything that I have made until
this point, this is by far the most rewarding. Well, except for the
blisters on two of my fingers on my left hand! I may have found a new
favorite type of quilt!

- Melinda.



 




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