Saturday for World Wide Quilting day I whipped up this cute little basket. The exterior fabric is from Island Batik from the Green Acres/Chicken Coop line. Isn't it so cute! I was watching some of the shows on The Quilt Show site Saturday morning and Alex Anderson demo'd this. It was so easy I ran right into the studio and made it. I used 12.5" squares of the Batik, the inside green fabric, and the batting. Sorry I don't know which episode I was watching as I watched more than one show! I quilted straight lines, before the final assembly of the basket, using Superior Threads Bottom Line in my bobbin and Aurifil for the top.
This cute little bag I made to carry my little Steam Fast iron in. I belong to a little Mod Squad quilt group that meets once a month to share, learn and sew together. My little iron travels with me, and if I don't turn it off soon enough it's hot when I am packing up. So I lined the bag with the silver ironing board cover fabric. There is a free tutorial for the bag here.
Just make sure you empty the water out of the iron before traveling with it... go ahead ask me how I know, LOL
Do you have trouble with your sewing machine pedal running away from you? I certainly did, it's on carpet and it ran away all the time and it is just a pita. A long time ago I saw this tutorial on Pintrest(where else, LOL) and thought I should make it but never got around to it. A few weekends ago I said now is the time and whipped it up in about in less than an hour. The green rubbery drawer liner I found at the Dollar Store. I chose to make the 'stopper' a little different than in the tutorial. I thought it needed a bit of weight so I made a fabric tube, closed one end, then filled with flax, sewed it shut. Then attached it to the back of the piece.
It isn't the end all answer but it is 90% better I'd say as my pedal doesn't run anywhere near as fast!
Linky's this week that I will be joining...