Sunday, July 31, 2011

More Old Quilts

One more quilt from my stash of old quilts.  It was made by one of my grandmothers.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Not A Sewing Post

Clearly this is not a sewing project.  I did buy the clock works at JoAnn Fabrics so I'm going with it!

I bought the clockworks at JoAnn and wood numbers at Hobby Lobby.  All it took was a little black paint and a lot of time going up and down a ladder!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cathedral Windows and Wedding Dresses

Many years ago while still in college I started a Cathedral Window quilt.  I  didn't get far before it was abandoned.  I've thought about starting again many times and finally I did!!  So much fun!  Here's a sneak peak:

Since I'm thinking of things started years ago.....,  here is the receipt for my wedding dress fabric!   It's been just about 33 years !  Anyone know if this store is still in SLC?

Aww the memories!  

Monday, July 11, 2011

More old quilts

Here's another of my grandmother's quilts.   Love those hexagons!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Little Girl's Purse Pattern

You may recall this purse and that I promised a pattern.   FINALLY!!!  Here's the newest version and tutorial.  Click on the two links below for the pattern.
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1)  Cut out according to directions on the pattern.

2) Add interfacing to front, back, flap, strap, and bottom-side piece.  I used an iron-on fleece to give the purse some body.  This is what it looks like:

3) Fold the little tab in half and press

Now open up and fold each side to center and press again

Now fold in half once again and stitch close to each long edge

4)  Position tab in the center of the front and about 1 and 1/2 inches from the top.  Turn the ends under a scant 1/4" and stitch like the picture below.

5)   Stitch flap and lining together leaving the straight edge open.  Clip curves, turn, press and topstitch 1/4" from the edge.  ***Note--All seam allowances are 1/4"

6)  Stitch the bottom and side piece to the front and back.  You will need to clip the corner.  I reinforced the seam before I clipped it.

This is what it will look like after it is stitched together.
Trim corner

7)   Here it is so far:

8)  Turn right side out

9)    Sew lining to strap, leaving both ends open.  Clip curves, turn, press, and top stitch 1/4" from edge.

10)  Pin flap to back edge and the ends of the strap to each side.

11)  Sew lining together leaving a 2-3" opening along one side of the bottom.


12) Set purse inside lining with right sides together and pin along top edge.  Flap and strap should be inside.

13)  Stitch around the top

14)  Turn right side out by pulling the purse through the opening you left in the bottom.  Now stitch up the opening

15)  Press the edge and topstitch .

All done!  Here's the finished product.

Here are the links to the pattern.  Enjoy!

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