Monday, November 14, 2016


Check out this cute little thread catcher.  That's what I call it, but Saturday when the Happy Scrappers met at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, Adrienne referred to them as little boxes that she was making as gifts.  She said she was going to stuff them with various items: candy, lotions, etc.  What a clever idea!  The last little box I made like this was slightly different, so I took lots of pictures as Adrienne made her box.
First she started with two squares of fabric, and a square of batting (all the same size).  She sandwiched them together (pillowcase fashion) and did some quilting.
 Then she folded the piece together like above and sewed the side seams.
 Then she cut the extra piece of fabric off and turned the piece inside out and sewed the seams again (French seam fashion).
 Then her box looked like this.
 I like the idea of the French seams.  Above Adrienne shows us what the inside seam looks like.
And here she shows us what the outside seam looks like.  Looks so nice and neat!

A special Thank You to Adrienne for allowing me to interrupt her sewing and take the pictures.  You can get the full instructions for two different ways to make these cute little boxes by going to Connie Kresin at Freemotion by the River.  You can also get to her blog by clicking on her site on the sidebar.

  • Don't forget to stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and pick up your Passport for the Jingle Bell Hop which takes place from Nov. 11 -19.  Passports are only $5.  Along with the purchase of a passport you will get a free pattern, store discounts, and your name will be entered into daily drawings.  Each shop will offer a grand prize of a $50 gift certificate.  You won't want to miss this!!!
Happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Tuesday Bee, Tuesday, Nov. 15
  • Sampler & Farm Girl BOM, Wednesday, Nov. 16
  • Doll Bee & Spiral Lone Star Table Topper, Thursday, Nov. 17
  • CHANGE: Craft Days has changed.  They are: Saturday, Nov 26 and Friday, Dec. 2.  Sign up now!
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1 comment:

Annie said...

These boxes are so cute! I think I'm going to try one. I've searched several ideas on the corner finishes of these, so I think I'll make one and see about finishing the corners in real life. I think they'd make a great hostess gift or group gift. Even for men using masculine fabrics and some kind of washer or gear or something similar instead of buttons. I'm off to sew now! Thanks for sharing this Caroll. All these detailed close-ups were just what I needed to trigger itchy sewing fingers. LoL


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