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There are so few post by this group some of us are anxious for any
post even a golden oldie. Maybe I am not receiving all of the posts. I
had not checked in several days. When I just asked my computer for all
posts not read there were only five retrieved. I miss everyone but am
not going to join Facebook.

Susan
    
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I feel exactly the same, Susan.  Never mind, we keep the spirit, if not  
the volume of the old RCTQ.  I think five might have been about right ..  
I tried posting something a while ago, but it didn't get through.  I  
think I have a flaky new system!

Pat S

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I'm on facebook, but I much prefer the format of this group. Facebook
does not seem like a good replacement.  I wish this group were more active.

Julia in MN

On 7/31/2013 8:46 AM, Susan Laity Price wrote:
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That is a very good point, actually.
I have hardly done any P&Q at all for three years or so since my  
separation - there's always 'stuff' (having to do everything myself!).  
I keep trying to catch up, to get 'everything on the list done so that I  
can pick my sewing up again'.  So, I haven't had anything really to post  
about.  Also, I had a new service provider and computer, which wouldn't  
accept my old Usenet system.  I have more or less sussed out just enough  
to communicate with e-mails, but newsgroup has been 'iffy'.  But, my  
last post did appear, so perhaps all is well again - just different!

I will make an honest effort to post some more: more on topic than this  
one is >g<

*First question:  how many of us are only reading RCTQ this way? or who  
regularly read posts in both ways?
OK, there's Susan here, Julia, myself,I'm pretty sure Ginger does also;  
and I think Polly does both.  If we had an idea of how many there were,  
we would have a better feeling of what size group we were still a part  
of.

I will post in the coming week about a project I am doing with my local  
quilting group.  As usual, I haven't got time to write any more just  
now; but I'll make sure I don't leave it too long.  

Let's all get writing!  We're perhaps feeling a bit discouraged.  
However, we can still have a great timew, even if we are small in  
number.

Pat on the Green
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I read here daily but don't post much.

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Mary
Retired and loving it in Cottage Grove, Oregon
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I read the group three or four times a week. It's not as busy as the "olden
days" that's for sure. I really miss it, too.
I do read Facebook but rarely post anywhere.
Now I'm going to break that trend and ask a question.
Does anyone have a tried and true pattern for a diaper bag. I'm a great
grandmother and was thinking making seasonal diaper bags for my grand and
great-grand daughters, might be fun and get me out of my funk.
I just finished the graduation/18th birthday quilt for my oldest grandson.
Donna in Bellevue

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Sorry I can't help you Donna, but I hope someone has some interesting  
patterns for you.  If not, I'm sure you could make some up (after a  
judicious trip to a baby shop!)
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I haven't made a great diaper bag, but I do love this pattern for a  
diaper clutch - perfect to go in the big bag and just take that one  
little thing to the bathroom with baby.  

http://www.sewfun.com/patterns/grab-n-go-diaper-clutch/

marcella

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On 01/08/2013 17:47, ddean@dean-net.net wrote:

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I made this one when DGS was on the way
http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/gallery/tutorial-hip-mama-diaper-bag/

I have asked DD if there was anything about it she didn't like.

Lizzy


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DD considers that a firmer bottom would be an improvement and also a  
second set of snaps to give a tighter closure when the bag is not so full.


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I made one similar to this but instead of snaps I used velcro. On the bag it  
was vertical and on the flap it was horizontal. That may be another option  
to think about.
I just used quilting cotton and left over batting so mine was a little too  
floopy for what I wanted.

Dee in Oz

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Oh yes! Forgot to add that in my post. I used the plastic covers from a  
foolscap folder to stiffen my bottom (well, actually, the bag's  
bottom...) and added six metal plated bag feet by punching holes in the  
plastic with a centre-punch. I also added two magnetic bag closures  
above the zipper for exactly that reason: to give a tighter closure when  
the bag is not so full.

It was so much fun making the nappy bag, I went on to use up some of my  
precious Laurel Burch cat-flavoured fabric and made a handbag for my  
teenaged daughter: she was overjoyed and now takes it everywhere. Next,  
I'm going to make another handbag for an elderly nun who taught me in  
school. She has a thing for Siamese cats and I've got *just* the fabric  
in my stash! Can't wait to give it to her! :D

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Trish Brown

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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The magnetic snaps are ridiculously expensive here (about 3)so I have  
started to buy old handbags from charity jumble sales (which are cheaper  
than charity shops) I can often get a bag for about 20p if it is  
well-worn. The snaps are very easy to remove with a pair of old scissors  
and usually look like new. I have a nice little collection now and  
sometimes bags come with the added bonus of a buckle and strap links.  
Now I just need to make some bags!

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://picasaweb.google.com/SallySeaside

On 02/08/2013 04:29, Trish Brown wrote:
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Howdy!
  Speaking of bags, I just acquired one from Helen, a former RCTQer:
 http://hergesthelly.com/default.htm
I got the bag that's on the "about" page; LOVE IT!
   It will hold many necessary things, including the quilted wallet made by
our Donna in Idaho (I am still Queen of the Beggars). Btw, Donna is having
some "health issues"; she's on FB, too, so y'all think good thoughts for
her.    
    Keep making those bags, folks. 'Cause I love 'em, but don't want to make
'em, but am a happy customer on the other side of the deal. ;-)
   Cheers!
Ragmop/Sandy  


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I am sorry to say that I don't check in as often as I would like. I do read this group more than the FB one. Only when a big request for a HUG or other does the FB catch my eye.  

My favorite quilt in a movie or show is the one Jean (Judy Dench) had on her bed in "As Time Goes By". An old British show that is in re-runs here on PBS.
It's all in plaids and HST's. I've been collecting those fabrics forever so I can make one just like it.  


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Thanks Lizzy. That looks like just what I was looking for. Now to do it.
That's the hardest part.
Donna in Bellevue

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I recently made a nappy/diaper bag for my niece. I didn't use a pattern  
but simply cut the front, back and gusset to a size I thought would be  
useful and then used the principles for making a basic tote.

Here are the 'frills' I added:

- used sude-lined curtain fabric with teddy print (moisture resistant)  
and navy cotton drill for the lining.

- used iron-on bamboo batting to add substance (ie. stand-uppage) to the  
bag.

- welted zippered pockets - one on the outside front and one on the  
inside lining. I managed to get large-tooth nylon zippers for those.

- a recessed zipper in the top (googled 'recessed zipper' and came up  
with instructions)

- elasticated pockets on both lining pieces as well as insulated (with  
cotton batting) bottle pockets in the end gussets. For these, I just cut  
out pockets, made casings on the top and threaded elastic through them.  
Final assembly was a little fraught, as I had to stretch the elasticated  
bits to reach into the side seams. But I got there in the end!

- a wide, quilted strap (easy on the shoulders) with side-release  
buckles so it can be attached to a supermarket trolley when needed.

Just yesterday, my little niece made me glow when she told me it's the  
best nappy bag ever! I love my niecie! :D

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Trish Brown

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Diaper Bag
Thanks very much Trish. This is what I was looking for. I knew the
newsgroupies would come through for me.
I'll be following the thread for more ideas so I'll get thoroughly confused.
Donna in Bellevue

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So do I, but I do do Facebook too. I like the pictures and also the fact  
that the group is members only. I seldom use my 'ordinary' Facebook  
account - really just to see what children are up to. I have dabbled in  
other quilty groups like The Farmer's Wife I've recently joined, but I  
like ours best! I now only get real friends post on my normal account,  
having cleared and stopped all the posts from places like The Quilt Show  
and vaqrious quilt shops (I think I got them because I had pressed the  
'like' button sometime)- I can go to their proper websites if I want to  
without them cluttering up my page!

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://picasaweb.google.com/SallySeaside

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Life can get somplicated, eh Sally?!
Any trips over this way planned for you yet?
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