I finished up 5 sets of sunglasses cases & makeup bags for the Safelight Project 2018 . Info on a previous post – Safelight Project 2018
Each set used 2 fat quarters , with fabric left over. I had fun with the quilting too. I am a much better “straight-line” quilter than a free motion quilter! My little featherweight was great for the straight-line quilting. It also powered through that hook & loop tape. I put a heavy duty needle in when I started this project because I battle with the hook & loop tape if I don’t.
BONUS : This was a great Fat Quarter project. In fact, I realized I had some “extra” fabric after making the sets, so I decided to make Tissue Holders to match. I found a good tutorial on You-Tube Mini-Tissue Holder Instructional Video
These were quick and easy additions to the project. In fact, they were so easy, I ended up making another 4 out of some scrap fabric I had sitting on my cutting table. I will send them all along to Carole (http://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com//)for her to use as she see fit. (They hold one of those little purse packs of tissues). These will go out in the mail on Monday.
Lots of ETC this week. Our ONE and only Senior Quilt top is stitched and halves are joined and it is set up at the church for the members to sign and offer good wishes. It will be set out for several weeks for signing. I still haven’t managed a photo! Maybe after the service on Easter!
Sewing with the Seniors — I went to sew with my friend June at the Assisted Living facility again on Friday. I took my bin of 5″ squares and a stack of 5″ batting squares and the 2 ladies got busy! They each made 3 coasters, and I did lots of turning, pressing, needle threading etc. We used a simple pattern with 6 squares total for each coaster. If you are looking for directions, check out my favorite quilt instructor video – Gourmet Quilter tutorial
They had fun with this simple project, and with the use of a few pins and a bit wider seam allowance (1/2″) we had great success.
I set June up to sew with my featherweight, because I knew it would power through the layers. Both ladies had fun and want to make more next week! They also saw my bags for the Safelight project and are interested in making that style bag during another sewing session. I think the fun was in the choosing of the fabrics from my box of 5″ squares! We also have plans for making some of those tissue holders. I love these scrap friendly projects.
That’s it for now! Happy Easter everyone!