As promised, here is the project I made from another quilter's trimmings after washing yards of fabric. The pile looked so pretty I had to put it to use :-) It is a case for my pencil and lead, eraser, glasses, and even my stylus for my iPad since I do some designing on that. I didn't take process photos, now I wish I had... I started by spreading the threads on a piece of batting, it took a little while to separate the blob.... I added some brighter thread colors that I just pulled off of a few spools and put them on the pile. Then, someone else had some netting along, so I put a layer of that on top, which I also pinned some folds into to add more texture. That same person also suggested putting a layer of netting on the bottom so it would slide easily at the machine. Then I just stitched a bazillion straight (but angled) lines all over in both directions to hold it in place and flatten it down. I cut a piece of lining, and a pocket and stitched them all right sides together, leaving a hole for turning. (Oh, I put a little pocket on the big one first...) I added the channels for each narrow pocket at the end, with all the stitching on the outside it wouldn't be too obvious. A piece of ribbony yarn, a button, and some homemade paper beads finished it off. I may add a flap to the top to cover the pockets so things can't fall out... This has been on my 'to do' list for a long time, I'm glad it's done! (click the photos to enlarge)
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing. After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now starting to design kits and patterns Some of these are now available from Keepsake Quilting also. I teach classes at a local quilt shop, The Material Girls, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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