So colourful, it make s me happy just looking at all the fun colours.
This Jelly Roll Rug is made with only 20 strips so half of a full Jelly Roll.
Typically the Jelly Rolls have 42-45 strips of 2.5″ in a roll at about $52 to $59 per roll. Then you will need the batting that you can use either the already cut into strips at 2.5″or you cut your strips from the meter cut batting available in most quilting stores. I used Aurafil Thread for this and a Jeans 14 Needle.
Off to the sewing and yes picture-taking I go and after a full 7 hours this was finished. Measuring 83 cm x 46 cm
The pattern comes in oval, round and in rectangle too. My first one I sewed up was really just a practice one with using up bits and pieces of fabrics I had stashed.
This one I just opened up the roll and sewn together as it was in the roll.Love this Australian fabric.
I tell you working in a fabric store can be fun. Especially when in the middle of the summer you receive Christmas print fabrics….nooo I love the summer heat……I really don’t want to think about that cold winter time…gurr. I prefer and love the summer heat we are having now.
So on a quieter day at work I thought I’ll give that embroidery machine, “Alliance” by Baby Lock a try again. I like working with that machine.
Just a fun table runner with no exact pattern really just have fun …..
“Sugar”, “Milk”, “Rum”, and “Eggnog”
Then added the Lite Steam-A-Seam2 to the back of the embroidered words and cut them to shapes of your liking. Do the same with panel fabric sections. I left about 1/4″ all around each sections. I like them to fray a bit once it will get washed. Not sure how that will work out at this time but if you want to secure each section with the raw edge application method.
I already cut my green background fabric that measures 9.5″ x 36″ then added all around a 2″ border. Now add the cut out words and panel sections to the runner as you like.
Add the heat resistant batting and backing and pin all well so that you can work your free motion quilting. This part can be a lot of fun just let your creative mind take over….tirm the outside off and add a binding just like for quilts.
I was inspired by this Jelly Roll Rug…and well you know I have a thing for Bags…So I thought of creating my own bag with the same method.
So a customer at work had her quilt quilted and did not need the extra fabric that we usually have to cut off to straighten the quilt. She gave all that to me. It already had some of the batting sewn on to the strips that I cut into 2,5″ strips. Yes I know it has some of the sewing from quilting on the strips ….That doesn’t bother me at all. I find it adds the uniqueness to this bag.
I had some fabric that was perfect in colour to make my sided and leather handles that oh yes are just perfect for this bag too. Love the green and brown together…
Hope to have this pattern soon available for You too to make your fun bag too and see where it will go….
Yehhh I finished this bag ….after 3 days of sewing….I did it!!!
The pattern is at it original way a Sewing Bag…
I like it, but since I would never use the ironing pad on it. I decided to alter this up…
followed the pattern (except for iron pad) ….till I came to outer panels.
I tell You I am glad I have a workhorse fo a sewing machine, Janome MC6500 . I used faux Suede and the interfacing was heavy too. Would go lighter next time in my choice of Interfacing or Stabilizer.
Then I was not sure where I had gone wrong? Somehow I ended up with two the same with outer fabric 1 facing out and second 1 facing in….NOOOOO!!! Why is that I ask?
Off to my modifications working a side panel like in the “Sew Together Bag”. Only to realize that now the bag front and back are falling way to much open.
OK, what next was my question? Lets turn bag inside out and make more pockets…LOL
Perfect !!! FINISHED HUwww…
So I am looking forward to seeing the once worked up at the store…It is the first bag I have put together that has lots of zippers, pockets and folder slots.
I think this will be a great bag to go travel with. Perfect for Passports, Travel documents and yes even my DSL Camera should fit in to my modified bag…
Happy with the end result….yes not perfect with all the exact precise measures….I like it and I managed to sew it up on my own (Embroidery section for Front pocket is a sample that was going into the garbage!)
“Sew TOGETHER Bag” is this awesome bag from “Sew Demented” that anyone can sew up in a day for first time using the pattern…Well it took me 5 hours for this one. Really had to think what it is telling me to do next in the pattern…and not rush into sewing sections together.
So I took my time and looked everything over twice before I cut or sewn the sections together..
and It worked out pretty amazing I think…This bag is perfect for Knitting or sewing notions. I’ll make a view more for sure…just need more zippers and some fabric…but guess what? SMILES……I am working Friday and Saturday so I have that alllll……right in front of me alllll day…smiles. Ok If you like I can show you too where we have the pattern and help you with selections for the fabric ….looking forward to see you then. Really love this Sew together bag…..
but this time I followed the instructions!!! Have a look “River Stones”
Though my “WOF” (width of fabric) was not 45″ like I think it should be for the instructions mine was a standard 42″ so I seem to not have enough of some fabric length as I needed to make a 8 1/2″ block. So good thing I had lots of fabric to sew up another strip.
Oh don’t use a directional fabric if the direction of some strips run in a different direction does bother You….I love the fun part of this though…
This could be the pillow see last pic in this pic bundle
one side that woul dbe folded over for the pillow
Pillow!!! with batting and backing too…kind of questioning this part but will find out why soon…
I now have one table runner and possibly a pillow or I’ll make it into a second table runner…just so I have another one…..LOL :-)))) Or I can give it as a Gift to someone I care about. ;-) That sound good to me too!
All I have to do is quilt the edges and some stitch in the ditch I think but will know better by tomorrow…The first Table runner I quilted much more, and I truly enjoy that part of quilting.
Happy sewing to you too… perhaps I will see you at my work place getting fabric just for this kind of quilting…
So it is not surprising that I love this look in placemats.
I had worked up a Table Runner two weeks ago called “River Stones” and had some sewn fabric section left from this Table runner.
The pattern indicating it would be for a Runner and a pillow. Beautiful, but I really did not need another pillow in my home.
So you can see I added some more strips to the already sewn pieces and divided the length into two sections that now are the perfect size for two placemats. If I would make this pattern for placemats only, I would make the two section ONE!
…but for now I am ok as is as sections where sewn already and I had only very little fabric left.
Really love this look, very modern and fun.
And as You can see I have added my next project on the knitting needles too…SOCKS!
I am working them with new needles…more in my next post…..see you soon again :-)
Found this “River Stones” pattern at Creative Festival about two years ago.
Valerie Miller has gorgeous patterns for Table runners. In this particular pattern, she even has enough fabric that you piece together for the runner, that is left to make the pillow too. So fabric amount is for runner and pillow.
Okay I know mine is not exactly like she indicated to do this pattern. But that is me….always making projects my own…
Followed all instructions correctly to the point to where it tells you to lay outsides together and sew then together then flip it so outside is now facing out. Now you supposed to quilt it…okay my next one will be like that.
My changes for this one where: I sandwiched all section together just like one does for a quilt and then quilted each section with a fun different pattern. Then sewed the binding on.
All the quilting I worked on my own with free motion designs I found on the net or tips from my co-workers. My Janome MC6500 machine is perfect for this and I love this free designing the most as I can be creative and have fun. Always learning new ways to quilt….
Most of this fabric I had in my stash from about 2-3 years ago when I sewed the Log Cabin quilt. My Stash is getting used up…now I am going to finish the rest but I think instead of a pillow I’ll make some placemates….See you soon for that post…
Have a look at one of my earlier posts another great teacher. I would recommend either one of their classes for sure.
Yes I was working my shift but I had to see all the wonderful samples the students/customers where working on from time to time too. Smiles, just part of me interacting with the customers too…I believe this is my role in good customer service too.
So I picked up the some tips on how to make something like this RUG too. But since I was not in the class my sample may not be exactly as Al instructed it …but I am happy with the way it turned out. Though I wish it would rag more like the rag quilts do.
Really fun, though the cutting out of all the fabric was a bit “ahhhh” do I have to through all this fabric out to get to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd layer etc….I guess it will go in a bag for stuffing.
For the back I used this black soft and heavy Sued Minky fabric we have at the moment at The Quilt Store Sooo soft and cuddly great for any winter!
I free motion quilted this Queen Size 90″x 91″on the HQ Fusion at the store too … It is amazing what all the longarm machines can do when you program the patterns into them and have IT do the quilting. However, I myself like to work it in free motion so it is truly all done by my hands….well just not “hand sewn” I know ….smiles enjoy ahh and as for the binding. That is my absolute favourite last thing on the Quilt …Really like sewing binding on…just like my grandmother was sewing the napkins for soooo many, many decades.
And if you really like this queen size quilt and like to buy it from me….just send me a note!
Finally I decided to piece this Log Cabin quilt together. I have had this fabric for over two years in my stash….sounds familiar to You? The pattern is called “Fields of Furrows” All together 36 blocks in 10 hours …huwww. Done.
Then sewing it all into one big Queen size piece by piece. Smiles, it would not go without a hickup….I had it all placed correct and still was able to sew one strip wrong so the howl section looked off. Undo my stitching and back together the right way…in no time.
Now just have to get the batting backing and I have lots of fabric left so may even do something fun for the backing with all that extra fabric instead of buying more fabric. then the Quilting…..chat soon again. Have a great week
All the fabric I used and still have leftovers
Cut and sew
My blocks look like this
My choice in the lay out
way tooooo many
another option ….and it goes on and one
another perfect option….
Entlich entschloss ich mich, diese Blockhauskabine Quilt zusammenzusetzen. Hatte den Stoff schon bals zwei Jahre in meinem Kasten, doch dass kennt Ihr sicher auch…. Das Muster heißt “Fields of Furrows”. Ganze 36 Blöcke in 10 Stunden … huwww. Erledigt.
Dann nähte ich alle in einem großen Queen-Size-Stück für Stück. Lächelt, es geht ja nicht ohne ein hickup …. Ich hatte alle korrekt platziert und doch kam es dazu dass ich tatsächlich immer noch einen Streifen falsch zusammen nähte. So hiess es auftrennen und wieder richtig zusammen Nähen … in kürzester Zeit.
Jetzt muss ich nur die Batting kaufen. Für die Rückseite da binn ich noch nicht sicher da ich noch viel Stoff vor habe. Vielleicht mach ich damit noch die Rückseite.. mal sehen es muss ja nicht sein das ih noch mehr Stoff kaufe dazu. Dann die Quilting ….. bald wieder chatten. Wünsche Euch allen eine großartige Woche…
A Portrait of mine all done on my sewing machine. Wow this took 12 hours to finish and look at this. Cool I think.
Our class teacher Ana Paula Brasil is really fantastic and with so much spunk. However I was not so sure about drawing my face or anyones face for that matter. Really don’t like drawing faces. Rather landscapes, mountains or sit by a pond peaceful quiet places you know…. Faces and people are not quiet. I know that is just what I think…
This next part though is AMAZING! You get to draw with your sewing machine and create a picture all by filling in the blank spots…..Really love this part of the project, I could do this all over again. Now what to do with this is the big question. Perhaps I use it as a panel for a quilt.
Ein Portrait von mir, alles mit meine Nähmaschine genäht. Wow ganze 12 Stunden war ich dabei, dieses zu beenden.
Unsere lehrerin Ana Paula Brasil ist wirklich fantastisch und mit so viel Mumm. Allerdings war es mir nicht so drum mein Gesicht von einem Bild zu zeichnen. Paste mir gar nicht! Zeichne viel lieber Landschaften, Berg oder sitz bei einem Teich dort wo es ruhige ist. Menschen und Gesichter sind nicht ruhig. Na ja so denke ich.
Dieser nächste Teil ist aber echt Toll! Jetzt darf ich mit der Nähmaschine alle lehre Teile ausfüllen und ein Bild herstellen! ….. wirklich lieben diesen Teil des Projekts. Fertig! ganze 12 stunden brauchte das…so was soll ich damit machen, ist die große Frage. Vielleicht benutze ich es als eine Teile für eine Steppdecke….