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Friday, November 8, 2013

DO A LITTLE PRACTICE THEN MAKE A MACHINE COVER

 Unfortunately this fabric is no longer at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I can’t remember when I purchased it, but I know it was a while ago.  I love the fabric and have been saving it for that special project.
 I have wanted to make a sewing machine cover for a while, and finally decided to kill two birds with one stone.  I’d practice my FMQ on this fabric and then make it into a cover for my sewing machine.  I liked the idea of making it into a cover because then I’d get to look at this beautiful fabric every day.  However, I won’t look too closely at the FMQ.  I need lots of practice.
 As I continued practicing on each block, I did get better. 

 I still have some control issues.  But I’ll keep practicing.
 When I ran out of blocks I made this cover for my machine.  I love it!
 Look, it even dresses up the back of my chair when I’m sewing.  What fun.  The next time you are in a fabric shop, look for something that you can use to practice your FMQ.  Having something on the fabric as a guide when you FMQ really helps.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW:
  • The First Annual Jingle Bell Hop will be Monday, Nov. 11 through Saturday, Nov. 16.  The four shops participating are Attic Window, Pressing Matters, Custom Quilts Unlimited, and Queen Bee.
  • Black Friday Stitch-In will be held Friday, Nov. 28, starting at 8 a.m.
  • Craft Day will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, from 9 – 5.  Join us and make some fun Christmas gifts early.  Four to five projects are being planned for the day.  Class time is free but there will be a small fee for project kits.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: The Crafty Quilter has a nice tutorial for a Christmas Pinwheel Star Table Runner and Place mats.  Check it out.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Very cute and cheerful! I'm sure your machine will love snuggling under it.

Julie Cefalu said...

Great idea to practice FMQ. And thanks for the linking to my tutorial!
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Marcia Ruiz said...

I like very much this idea.
Kisses

Mama Pea said...

Oh, I just love it Caroll! It's great! Such a bright and cheery cover! So good to see you today. Sorry I wasn't the best company. I was so tired, and Elsa was getting crabby. I'm sure she didn't sleep much last night. Sometime we need to go out for lunch so we can just have a quiet talk!

Miss Nancy said...

Love it!! So bright, cheery, and fun! What a great way to practice FMQ and make something fun and useful. Love it! Thank you for sharing and for the great tutorial.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!!

Allie said...

You are amazing - this is gorgeous!

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