Sewing Progress Report

November 13, 2008 at 2:50 pm 1 comment

• I have finally pieced the back for the dinosaur quilt at long last. I had extra strips from the nine patches that I worked into the back. The batting arrived last week and the extension table I ordered should be in any day now. Then I can break out my rusty quilting skills and have at it. It’s getting chilly now and the big boy should have it on his bed.

• I’ve decided to sew some holiday gifts and made these two totes from the Sew, Mama, Sew tutorial. After the first one, I realized the importance of a contrasting fabric pocket to make it more interesting.


• I’m on the last set of nine patches for the blooming nine patch quilt. Only 64 of these. (There are a total of 288 of them in the quilt. Yikes!) Then the corner triangles and sew the strips together. Whoop, there’s a quilt top.

• Lastly, I made the sloppiest potholder ever. I have Insul-Brite plus two layers of batting (overkill!) that made it difficult to move smoothly through my machine. Then I tried to use bias tape to bind and made a big mess of that as well. It’s too bad because the fabric is fun. I’ll just have to keep it myself because the lime green matches my kitchen.uglypotholder


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Blooming Nine Patch Progress Scrappy Pillow

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  • 1. jacquie  |  November 14, 2008 at 9:09 am

    i just made potholders for my mom with 2 layers of batting, but i’m not sure they will protect from the heat. could you tell me what insulbrite is? is that specifically for potholders?

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