Category Archives: quilting

Bowl cozy #2

Bowl cozy #2

This one turned out a little better. 

My friend, Laura, and I used the cozy instructions from Craftsy. I rounded the corners on this one, but they didn’t come out very round. I also decided to skip the top stitching on this one. I glued the raw edges together and clamped them at the opening where I turned it.

We’ll see how well it holds up in the microwave and washer. 

The 10” fabric squares are from Craftsy, too.

The Pooh Quilt is Coming Along

The Pooh Quilt is Coming Along
The Pooh Quilt is Coming Along

I’ve embroidered over the designs in the corners, put the batting and backing on (I chose a pretty bright pastel green for the back,) and quilted the “bee lines. I “pillowcased“the back to the front and turned it so I wouldn’t have to do binding. I hate binding, but if I’d purchased pre-folded, I don’t know if it would have been any harder than what I did. You can see I left it open at the bottom so I could turn it.

(I bought those bent safety pins at JoAnn in Winston yesterday. ‘Love ’em.)

Now, I’m using DMC floss to quilt the “pre-stamped” stitches. I’d like to quilt around Pooh and his friends on the machine, but I’m afraid I’ll make a mess. I’ve done too much handwork on this quilt top to ruin it.

Organization idea for my fabric stash

Organization idea for my fabric stash
Organization idea for my fabric stash

I’m turning my grown daughter’s room into a sewing/guest room. I was wishing for a way to organize my fabric stash so that it could be both seen and protected. This is what I came up with. I ordered two clear “flip-flop organizers” for my smaller scraps. I sorted the scraps by color and placed them in gallon zip-top storage bags. I stuffed the bags in the holders for the flip flops and hung them in the closet. For larger pieces of fabric, I ordered a “gift bag organizer.” It has small pockets in the top that I plan to use for notions and/or patterns. I plan to wrap fabric yardage around pasteboard and stow it in the the larger pouches toward the bottom.

All three items came from Target by way of amazon.com. So far, I’m pretty pleased with my new system!