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What can I use to redo the lines on my quilter's cutting mat? They are very faded in some places.
I am looking for a pattern for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Spartans.
Is there a spray to seal the glitter after you have used glue and it dries? Sometimes the glitter still wants to come off.
I make crochet owls from home and would like a catchy name for them. Any ideas?
I would love to know how to make the yarn dog without the wire. And a pattern on how to make it with the wire. I would also like a horse and other animals as I want to make them for my grand and great grandkids. My great grandkids can't have the hanger ones.
I received a handprint plate from my grandson at Christmas and was told the painted image will wash off and that I need to find out how to seal it properly so that it might be washed. What can I use to preserve this precious gift?
I am looking for the Crochet World Magazine, December 2011. There is a Santa pillow pattern by Debra Arch. I can't afford to buy the magazine, but would like the pattern so much.
When you're finished using your hot glue gun and there is still glue in the glue stick, what do I do once the gun has cooled down? How do I take this glue stick out and can it be used again if there is some glue left? Does it need throwing away?
I would like to make a grandmother's flower garden quilt, but do not have any directions on how to sew the pieces together to make the flowers.
I'm looking for pattern to make a "neckarf" out of ladder yarn that I've seen for sale on eBay. They are heavier than necklaces, more like a scarf.
I love making bath bombs and have made quite a few batches in the past month. Just recently I noticed that when my bath bomb is fizzing, there are a lot of little yellowish-whitish lumps showing. I have no idea what they are. They look really gross like warts.
My iron-ons are falling off; what am I doing wrong? How can I make them permanent?
What works best to hold things together, like to stick them together in gift baskets? Hot glue doesn't work.
I have cross stitched quilt squares, but need someone to quilt them for me.
I want to glue large pieces such as terracotta vases to glass plates that will withstand being outdoors. What is the best glue for this purpose?
After I tried ironing on the transfer with the highest heat, I noticed it was not sticking. So I used steam. Now I read NOT to use steam. Can I still use this transfer? It is not totally sticking to my shirt.
Does anyone have the picture and simple specific instructions for how to make a Santa face with beard using yarn, beard, etc. When younger, we made them at a ladies' church circle. They were a huge hit!
I have a large bag of candy that I want to use when making Valentine's for my grandchildren. Where can I find simple sayings that can be typed, then taped to the candy?
Has anyone found where you can buy the faces for the old fashioned Clorox bottle bunnies?
My friend loaned me a magazine with instructions to make a Christmas jewelry tree and pictures. I lent it to a friend who has mislaid it and can't find it. Can you help with the name of the issue? I would like to purchase it if I can.
What part Elmer's to water do I use to make white glue? 1or 2 water and 1 to 3 Elmer's glue?
I saw a 2 sided blanket with a hole in the middle and hood attached. I was wondering if anyone could send me a pattern? Please.
How can I make a magnetic 2 scissor holders using 1 potholder?
I bought some material that is 38 percent silk and 62 percent wool. The correct side is shiny, the dull side will pill if used on the outside. How can I dull down the shiny side permanently before the fabric is made into clothing? Will using a press cloth help?
How does one drill holes in sea shells to string them to make a wind chime?
I work with the Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA), a non-profit organization serving underprivileged youth in the Mid-City, Downtown L.A., South Central, Mar Vista, and Venice areas.
I bought a 24" monogram for my wedding guests to sign. The wood is unfinished. I tried writing on the raw wood with a red Sharpie then spraying with clear varnish, but the Sharpie ran. Any suggestions? I want it to be preserved for posterity. Any help is appreciated.
I'm trying to put new Velcro over the old. The adhesive doesn't stick well enough to stay. My dog has 3 coats she can't wear for this reason. Any ideas anyone?
If I have a 10 foot wide window, how wide would you make each panel? I know the rule of thumb is the curtain width should be 2 1/2 times the length of the window. I didn't know if it wasn't different with the drop cloth material.
If I used Modge Podge to apply a label to glass, would it dry clear? And would you be able to tell where the Modge Podge was applied?
Can you help please? I have no problem binding quilts with mitred corners, but I am now trying to bind around a rectangular hole that I have made into a quilt. I am making a cover for my sewing machine and am making the opening on the top for the handle to come through.
I just came across a few transfers that I got a few years ago when the Patriots were in the Superbowl. Now that they are headed again I would like to use these, but when I tried to iron one on it didn't take at all. Do these only last so long? What am I doing wrong?
I need instructions or a manual on how to thread a Sears and Roebuck serger, model no. 385, serial No.7100862. I hope Thrifty Fun has the answer. Thanks
How can I make cotton loops to weave potholders?
Where can I find a pattern for adult-sized diapers? Possibly pull-up style. I have a 38" waist and 42" hips. I need something that would be pull up style because of leakage at the sides. Disposable diapers run me over $300 a month and I can no longer afford them.
How many 6x6 inch squares are needed to make a full size quilt?
How do I make a too large neckline smaller, without taking all the seams out? I just want to keep it from falling off my very narrow shoulders, it is a PJ top made of jersey knit. I am an elderly beginner.
What can I make from a red fur Christmas sock with white fur around the top besides little girl purses?