Last weekend I took advantage of Pink Castle Fabrics‘ bundle sale and bought some fat quarter bundles to add to my stash. I got:
Cotton + Steel Cookie Book,
and a mixed orange bundle.
I’ve had a great time playing with these already and can’t wait to get sewing with them!
When I got a kindle for Christmas a couple of years ago, I knew I wanted to make my own cozy for it. I used some leftover fabric from making our draft snakes and this tutorial to make a quilted cozy.
I used white flannel for the lining to ensure that something very soft was used, and since you can’t see the white leftovers from another project were perfect.
This was my first quilted project so the quilting definitely isn’t perfect. You can see on the back a place where the fabric got wonky.
After it was finished, I thought it looked a little boring still (the photo of the back shows what it looked like), so I appliquéd a wool felt heart on with a simple decorative running stitch. It was the perfect touch and made the case looked much more finished.
I’ve been hoarding this state fabric in my stash since I found it during college and bought a yard or two. I used some to make a gift for a friend’s mom, but finally decided to use some of it for myself. Like I’ve said, I’ve lived in a bunch of different states (six, not including two summer internships) so I wanted to include all of them in the coasters. Doing some very fussy cutting, I was able to get them all in four. In order: Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri.
I used cheap craft store felt as the batting because it’s fairly waterproof and also I had a bunch hanging out in my craft room.
For the backing I used some 1″ gingham I had on hand, which made for easy measuring and cutting and gives a calmer look.