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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 841112 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Nov-5

If all goes well, I'll be bringing it to the Retreat.  :-)   Not quilted, of course.  LOL!

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

Nov-5

Wow Shelley, that is amazing!  I love the pattern

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

Nov-5

Have you said what the pattern is?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Nov-5

It's "inner Cube" from ItsSewJodi, available from Pink Door Fabrics.  From what I can ascertain, Jodi *is* Pink Door Fabrics; it's her company.

There are component parts: the pattern, the paper pieces for EPP, the acrylic cutting templates, and the fabric.  You can buy them in various combinations BUT Jodi does NOT sell **just the pattern**.  I don't know why.

You can buy the full set (all 4 component parts), the pattern + the EPP paper pieces, the acrylic cutting templates, or the fabric only. But not just the pattern.

I chose to buy the full set, as I knew it was the fabric in the quilt that *made* the quilt for me.  I don't have anything like these fabrics in my stash and although you can certainly make the quilt with your own fabrics, it will look totally different.  I didn't want totally different ... I wanted a quilt that looked like that picture!   So, this was one of the very few times, I bought a complete kit.

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

Nov-5

I went on and ordered this pattern. I can’t wait to see the 7 different settings. Thanks!

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

Nov-5

Thanks!  I’m not sure on the Kit, I’ll go on and check it out. But it might be an actual forever project for me lol. Thanks

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Nov-10

I'm continuing to work on my heritage family photo scrapbooks but at night, I like to watch TV and work on sewing.   The sewing I've been working on are my EPP projects. I work on one until I arrive at a point where I am stalled, for one reason or another, then I move onto a different EPP project.  I typically avoid machine piecing because I *know* once I start with the machine sewing, I'll devote more and more time on those projects instead of my scrapbooks!  :-)

HOWEVER, I had been looking for <something> in my sewing room, became majorly distracted and segued into re-organizing the various storage containers in my sewing room and purging those things I have decided that I simply don't want/need any longer.  It's felt fairly liberating.  :-)

One small amount of leftovers from some project ... a strip set of batik & white-on-white that was used in making 9-patches of 1/2" squares.  I had a certain amount of strip sets leftover and just COULD NOT toss them.  But at that time, I also didn't DO anything with them .. I just tossed them into a box.   Well, in the looking for <something>, I came across those strip sets and decided, right then and there, that I would just MAKE the extra blasted 9-patches so that the strip sets wouldn't be laughing at me.  So, I did.

Now, I had quite a few fairly small 9-patches ...  they are only 1-1/2" square!   I needed to pair them with some other fabric.  I came across a nicely deep orange fabric that had been used in some Easter project, as there were carrots printed on the fabric.  :-)   The printed carrots are rather subtle since it is a tone-on-tone effect.   I only had a little bit of it but cut 1-1/2" squares to work with the 1-1/2" 9-patches.  

What I made was another zip pouch.  Not that I needed another zip pouch or that any of my daughters need another zip pouch but I just like making them.  :-)  My absolute, all-time favorite tutorial for zip pouches is the Open Wide Zip Pouch.  I like it because it completely avoids that nasty business at the end of the zippers and allows the zip pouch to be opened to its full amount.  

As a variation, I decided to put a zippered pocket in the lining .. just because I can.   Here is the result of an evening's machine sewing ... a 8-1/2"L x 6"H x 2"D zip pouch.  The boxed corners make the base slightly smaller than the top: 6-1/2"x2". 

Voila ... no more strip sets!  no more small 9-patches!  no more UFO laughing at me!  Bonus: no more orange fabric either!  LOL!

latterberry

From: latterberry

Nov-10

What a darling little zipper bag!  Win/win-- you use up some blocks and stash and get a cute little bag.  I "pinned" the link for "one of these days".  I've got a boatload of those little 3.5 inch 9patches too.  they have been my leader ender pieces for a long time.  So far I have 2 nap sized tops made with them and still have more to work on.  Will share photos whenever I get around to quilting them

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Nov-10

Lynne,  If you use that tutorial, I'd suggest you follow the measurements for the first time though.  That way, you'll see how it all goes together and the proportions.  However, in subsequent creations, feel free to use whatever measurements you want or whatever your fabric scraps dictate.  The 9-patch zip pouch I shared certainly didn't follow the tutorial's measurements!

The tutorial has you use a separate lining, which finishes off the inside beautifully.  However, I think it lacks one essential finishing point .... if you follow the tutorial as it is written, the lining is attached to the exterior *only* at the zipper edge.  This means that when you are scrabbling around inside for something, it is entirely possible and probably  inevitable that as you pull your items out of the pouch, the lining will pull up also.  I knew this would drive me nutso.

So, I added one more step, just before you stitch up the opening in the lining (for turning the pouch inside out).  This step attaches the boxed seamlines of the exterior & lining together so that even if you specifically grab the lining inside, it will NOT pull out on its own.  This will keep the lining inside the pouch.   

If you ever get around to using the tutorial, contact me and I'll guide you through my extra step.  It doesn't take more than 5 minutes total but adds a whole lot of functionality to the pouch.  :-)

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

Nov-10

If I make it to the retreat would you show me how to make the bag with the zipper inside.

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