Kathy Kennedy

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  • in reply to: ECOBAGS = new featured pod #5977
    Kathy Kennedy
    Kathy Kennedy
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    Congratulations ECOBAGS! I am so impressed that you as one person could make well over three thousand bags. You inspire me to keep going, and I’m sure you are an inspiration to others was well.

    in reply to: Awesome April 2016 bag makers #5858
    Kathy Kennedy
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    Thanks for the nice welcome message, Beattie.

    My pod is Earthlings, and I guess I am a solopodder. I am enjoying making the bags and giving them out. I have completed 31 bags, so I have given one to most of the people I know that I see regularly, and now have moved onto people I know just slightly. It’s fun, and I do believe my sewing has improved. Also it’s good to know there will be quite a few less plastic bags in the trash stream.

    I wish for a good day to all Morsbaggers!

    in reply to: G'Day from the wonderful land of Oz #5748
    Kathy Kennedy
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    Oh no, I only meant that the glue holds much better after being heat-set TEMPORARILY for while we are sewing on the label. The beauty of it all is that the glue SHOULD wash away.
    For me myself, I ran into trouble with the label fabric trying to shift a little before I completely finished sewing it.

    in reply to: G'Day from the wonderful land of Oz #5747
    Kathy Kennedy
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    Oh no, I only meant that the glue holds much better after being heat-set TEMPORARILY for while we are sewing on the label. The beauty of it all is that the glue SHOULD wash away.
    For me myself, I ran into trouble with the lable fabric trying to shift a little before I completely finished sewing it.

    in reply to: How to store a folded morsbag #5736
    Kathy Kennedy
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    Depending on your scrap supply, or is your fabric is one-directional, you could make the pouch (above) from two pieces of cloth about 5 inches by 8 inches.

    in reply to: How to store a folded morsbag #5733
    Kathy Kennedy
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    How big would that pocket need to be on the bag in the second picture, the one posted July 22, 2015? I might try that.

    I have made a little pouch from 5 inch by 17 inch fabric. Fold in half lengthwise and sew the long sides, about half inch seam allowance. Box the bottom corners, about an inch. Turn the top edge over twice for a hem. Test that it is long enough for the intended morsbag (then adjust hem as needed), then I use one of the sewing machine’s decorative stitches to finish the hem. This fits nicely in my purse, and the bag stays in the pouch even without any closer. At the cashier station at the store, I pull the pouch out of my purse, roll my lovely bag open, put the pouch in the bag so it doesn’t get lost, and hand over to the cashier to use instead of the plastic bag.

    in reply to: G'Day from the wonderful land of Oz #5729
    Kathy Kennedy
    Kathy Kennedy
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    I’m a new morsbagger, just started about a month ago. My pod is Earthlings in Columbia, Missouri. That’s close to the middle of USA. I have made 17 bags, starting in mid-April. I’m a solopodder so far.

    Sorry I didn’t see your reply/question earlier, as I am not used to the forum.

    Just this week I learned that if we quickly iron the glued label, it is set and doesn’t move at all. I use Washable School Glue Stick, designed for school children.

    in reply to: G'Day from the wonderful land of Oz #5669
    Kathy Kennedy
    Kathy Kennedy
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    Your bags are beautiful, and with so many different patterns, people will be able to choose their favorite!

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