Karla Krafts

This is where I log craft projects, ideas, products, materials and sources including links. I'll also document sources of inspiration. I love crafts, including knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass crafting and others. My specialties were knitted baby caps and glycerin soaps I call "Gemsoaps." Now, I'm into embroidery and beading.

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Location: Millers Creek, North Carolina, United States

I am a retired science teacher who loves creative endeavors. I love to learn. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am married to a wonderful man and have one beautiful, brilliant daughter. My first grandson was born 2/17/2010!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

'Not a Happy Patcher!

I started my red & gold project using "flip and sew" piecing. I am not happy with it. It's too angular and, apparently, I can't sew a straight seam anymore. Look how it puckered, despite my efforts to iron it into submission! I've taken two patches off and may disassemble the whole thing and start over.
I am dragging out my copy of J. Marsha Michler's, Crazy Quilting, the Complete Guide, and consulting her, "Ten Ways to Patch a Crazy Quilt." I think, since I have a foundation, I'm going to try the antique method. I'm back to Charlotte to babysit tomorrow, and I won't have to lug my sewing machine. We'll see what happens with that!

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