Fall Is Coming

Fall is almost here and with that I ask what do I do now… Getting lots of suggestions… like Snowboarding, hiking, and curling. All sound wonderful.

One thing I have decided is … I’ll be teaching a class at my work …

Since I learn to sail and I can honestly say, Sailing me ? that I thought I’ll never do ….I believe I can do the teaching in sewing a rug together too…. Since I have already done 2 and made even bags from them.

My thoughts also go to learning another language… like Spanish. We have lots of friends I believe that can chat with me in Spanish… right Celilia, Isabelle, Monika, I am sure there are a view more that I am missing here…

hola,como estas? Estoy bien.

Yes I know there is that wiggle I need to figure out how to get that on my keyboard…I know there is a way to do that but forgot what tap I have to push… something about hold down the “o” lol

Jelly Roll Rug

2019-01-15 10.42.24So 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.

Happy Sewing.

Jacqueline

Versatile Wave Purse

IMG_4904Totally love this purse idea as the name

“Versatile Wave”

indicates, one purse with many looks. Sew up one main inner bag and then just make several outer covers.

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With that said even with just one outer cover you can have 2 different looks. See my pictures, one is floral and the other is abstract print. Same main bag with two liners heach opposite.

Love how this designer “Susan Rooney” gives us this perfect written and illustrated  pattern.

With mine, I find that either the outer section could be sewn together with 1/4 ” seem  instead with 5/8″ as my inner main bag seem to be a slight bit too big for the outer cover.

 

 

 

Overall this pattern is well worth the purchase and creating Your “One Of A Kind” Purse… You should come and see me at my work place I can give you all the ideas on fabric selections if you need some help with that. I love to help you and be creative. Only promise is …Smile You have to come and show me the end result. Totally love to see it :-)

Oh and I forgot to say, You can also just use the inner bag to go into any other purse you have without ever having to transfer allll the may special items you carry along in you bag…LOL if your like me You will have many.

Eggnog And Rum

IMG_4089“Eggnog And Rum”

Table-runner

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.

Happy Sewing

 

Jelly Roll Bag

Photo 2018-07-11, 3 36 35 PMI 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….

Ripped Jeans

IMG_1939Yahhh most of you know “Ripped Jeans” one pays a lot of money for them…but what if You have a pair of good Jeans you just can’t part with if there is a small rip right by the knee that every time you kneel down the rip gets bigger and longer…..Nooooo!!

Embroidery Work on Jeans is the new … THING …and guess what …I can do It!!!!! Yehhh

Lucky for me I was able to learn something NEW today at my work !! One this Baby Lock Alliance

I know one day I’ll show You how to use it too …smiles.  I am learning how to work this Baby and that truly makes me happy… Practice, practice…so excited about his machine. It can do embroidery work on sleeves and pant legs…sssoooo coooollll… oh yes…Just need one now too….ahhh yes of to work I go.

 

 

I fixed my rip of about 2″ …yes and all with  patterns already on the Baby Lock Alliance…Just having fun relax You too can do this…Yes I know some cash is needed for this baby …But one never knows…Loved every minute of learning how to do this …I am hooked!

Have a wonderful weekend

 

Thanks Sew Much

IMG_1786Best thing Clodagh my boss said to me yesterday, was

“Let’s work up an embroidery Design from our newest Anita Goodesign All Access Club …..oh yes, and try to do it on the Baby Lock Alliance Embroidery machine”

If you could have seen my reaction …Smiles Yes with open arms literally …I welcomed and needed that challenge. Sometimes it is hard to see the light when your so sad and can’t see the sunshine in life… 

Out came the manual and step by step I worked up this card….Yes I Can

I now think this would be a really great machine for me at home too all the many ideas I have for it…Just need the funds for it…haha. I a sure I am not the only one with this thought…