Mug warmer for Janet – she loves rick rac! NOT!!!
Bags made from sailcloth.
Purple Scrap Quilt – How leaders and enders become a quilt.
Anyone who does a lot of sewing knows that you really need a little piece of scrap fabric under the needle to start sewing before you put your “real” pieces to be sewn together through the machine. This prevents the threads from getting tangled up in the bobbin. This little piece of scrap fabric is called a leader. So, naturally the little scrap of fabric you sew through after your real fabric is sewn is called the ender. Leaders and enders. Pretty simple and every sewer has scraps laying around and all over the sewing room. Well, what if you were to be a little more organized and rather than use scrap fabric, use some squares and triangles instead? This is how all these blocks were created. The result is a whole bunch of 4-patches and half square triangles. Lay them out in a pleasing arrangement and sew them together.
So, you sew them together but you still have some blocks left. Add a little border and sew them on.
If the top is not quite big enough, add a couple of borders. What the heck? The light blue border is wider on the sides than the top and bottom because it was just too skinny.
What about another border? Does this dark blue look ok? Yep!
Looks good to me!
So that’s how a scrap quilt made from leaders and enders is made.
Think of it as a bonus quilt – a quilt being made at the same time you are making a real quilt. It’s all fun!
This t-shirt quilt was made for a young man who played football at the University of Indianapolis.
This quilt turned out beautifully! I really love the red, gray, and black combination of colors.
I may have posted this before, but I just love project bags. So many projects … so many project bags.
The front is clear plastic so you can see what’s inside and it has a zipper near the top to insert all your goodies. The back layers just need some simple quilting to hold them together.
I’ve made several of these bags and have varied the size of bag based on the supplies I had on hand or the size of a specific project. I’ve also added a handle at the top so it’s easier to carry.
Start a new project – make another project bag!
It all started with this tapestry. Although I can do this type of needlework, I admit I purchased this on eBay for just a few bucks. It’s a shame someone went to all this trouble to create this and it ends up on eBay.
My sister has a footstool that belonged to our grandmother and it need a new pad and cover. So, it was a perfect match! The skill required to reupholster furniture is not in my skill set, but I got the job done and it’s quite usable.
I believe the lady who created the tapestry and our grandmother should both be pleased with the outcome.
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