Wednesday, November 30, 2022
I got that bottom border sewn together and trimmed. It is a bit wider than what I wanted. The motifs for the top border are smaller so I will trim that border narrower to keep the quilt from being too long. I pinned the completed border on the design wall and really like it.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
It is time to regroup and plan what I want to get done in the next few weeks. I want to finish up the tote bags over the next couple of weeks. There were quite a few left after the Lorain show, but we have another show on the 17th. Meanwhile it is time to get back to the t-shirt quilt. Last night I laid out the last two borders that need constructed and started cutting and stitching one together. I wanted to get this quilt done before Xmas so I had better get crack-a-lackin!
Monday, November 28, 2022
I stayed home Thanksgiving day (I usually do every year) and worked on tote bags. I got 40 done and twenty ready to be sewn together.
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
I'm plugging away on the tote bag handles. I have a bunch more pressed and ready for topstitching. I do not match the thread color to the fabric. I am using up weird colors and odds and ends. I am just giving these away; no need to be fussy.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Michael picked up the shield case last evening. The shield fit perfect. The only thing I needed to fix was the handle. It was too big. I ripped out the stitching that held one end of the handle, cut off about 2 - 3 inches, then restitched it. Michael was very happy with the case and was impressed that the shield fit perfectly.
Monday, November 21, 2022
It was all about the tote bag this weekend. Between Friday night and Saturday, I cut out 129 tote bags. Eighteen of the tote bags were cut at 19" x `38"; those bags will be for the large drumheads. The rest of the bags I cut at 15" x 34". The handles are cut 4" x 26". I make the handles long enough so a person can put the bag over their shoulder. The only fabric I didn't cut of that fabric that my friend had brought me was two pieces of heavier weight upholstery type fabric.
Friday, November 18, 2022
Last night I went to dinner with a friend. We had Mexican and I didn't get a picture until we were done - LOL!!
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Since there are now only 8 days until the big show in Lorain, I thought I better get crackin' on making tote bags. I sorted out all that fabric that my friend Peg brought me. Here is the pile I am going to keep for quilts
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Last evening was non-stop! First, I will show you that I finally got this cross stitch piece done.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Let me know if you have any questions. For this I used t-shirts that were interfaced with a lightweight fusible non-woven interfacing. The strip sections are short because I used little kid sized t-shirts. You can use longer strips out of t-shirt fabric as well as quilting cotton. At the end of this tutorial I will post some pictures of other quilts I made using this technique. Here are my two strips of fabric, one white and one pink layer on top of each other.