Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Busy, busy, busy--lots of small projects...

This is my new project bag. It is made out of the heavy duty screening, (vinyl coated polyester) with a fabric top and zipper to enclose. Way fun to make and only took a little bit of time. Great pouch to put your needlework in or a good book, etc. Give it a try. You can get this screening at Home Depot on the roll. Make sure you get the vinyl coated polyester--not the fiberglass....


I made a Valentine quilt for the store last year and had a bunch of odds and ends left over that I really wanted to use up. I took the leftover panel designs and cut them into 5 1/2" for this mini quilt and 6" for the hotpads. I was able to use them up and now have more fabric recyled into fun projects. I added beads and sequins to the small circles on the heart for that glitzy look and did a simple backstitch with embroidery floss around the heart.

For the hotpads, I added an 1 1/2" border around the cutout and then layered batting and a prewashed dishtowel for the back. I then quilted and bound the hotpads. I make a lot of hotpads--they make great gifts and a great way to use up leftover batting and fabric. Give it a try sometime.

9 comments:

Nedra said...

The hotpads would make nice little gifts for girlfriends or neighbors.

Sherri said...

I love everything...I especially love the idea of using a dishtowel for the back of the potholders...genius!

marciea casselman said...

I love the screening bag. How do you make that thing? Do you flip it inside out after you sew it?
How about some instructions.....
I love the valentine stuff. Hope you sell it and make lots of money.

Annette Haslem said...

How festively cute! You amaze me.

Carolyn said...

Way to finish your UFOs. It makes for great gifts and cleaner sewing rooms. I think that you are really amazing!

Rindy said...

I love it all and especially the hot pads. They would be perfect for pulling Valentine sugar cookies out of the oven.

Momoo said...

Very cute hotpad. I also like to make them for gifts. Your use of sequins adds a nice touch to the mini wall hanging.

Cindy said...

Wonderful way to use up your scraps. I stumbled across your blog by hitting next blog. Love it. You got bookmarked. I'm a scrapbooker and my Mom's a Quilter, she'll enjoy your blog as well. Beautiful work! :)

ajandersonguy said...

How come you didn't bring in the hot pads to show them off? They're stinkin awesome!

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