I can’t believe it, this is my third Sunday Stash in a row…and I see more in my future (because I keep ordering fabric!!!).
Last week I posted about the prints I bought to make my sewing machine cover. Here are the solids I bought to go along with the prints. Unfortunately, it’s dark when I get home from work, and cloudy/gloomy on weekends, so I haven’t had a chance to get a photo with natural light. And as a result, all the colors look wonky, but they look great in real life, trust me!
I got to work on my cover on Christmas night. Our festivities ended early and I had some free time on my hands so I decided to sew.
I had about 4 bad starts, but kept at it. I hadn’t done any paper piecing since I took a class with Elizabeth Dackson during the summer so I had to get back in the groove. It took me quite a while for my first mini-finish:
Friday I spent pretty much all day in my sewing room (bliss, really), and ended the day with this:
Now on to the next phase of the project(s). I would really like a sewing machine cover that doubles as a mat for my machine with pockets. However, I use a Sew Steady table and the mat needs to be large enough to cover the space under the legs of the table as well as go under the machine, and that makes for an awful big machine cover. Do I then need to also cover the table? Or do I make two separate pieces? A mat and a cover?
I’m completely perplexed and Gretchen is no help because she’s in Jamaica. I’ve called for backup…my neighbor Polly. I’m hoping that together the two of us can come up with a plan that doesn’t look completely stupid! 🙂 Fingers crossed!
Besides laundry and possibly dinner out, all I’m doing today is puttering in my sewing room. What a fantastic winter Sunday!
Cute fabric and a great saying for your sewing machine cover. I keep saying I need to make a cover, but end up doing something else. I have no answer for your dilemma.
It’s a time consuming project, that’s for sure, but I know I’ll love it when it’s done!
Wow- I love the project you’ve made- I just did some improv letters to spell something meaningful for a sampler quilt I’ve been working on and it was a lot of fun.
Thank you, Laurie!
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Thanks Gret! 🙂