2/5/14

Project Finish ... She Who Sews Hop



This fabric was really fun to sew with even though, I didn't use all of it. I paired it with some fabrics I had on hand. I was even sick for two weeks but when I got a moment where I could hold my head up....I was in the sewing room.  
I purchased 5 different fabrics from this huge collection. I do intend to snag some more...I have ideas!
the tomatoes were just addicting for me, making another as soon as one was finished. I used the fabric and some basics from my big scrap pile. Felt, some stitching and a button for the top & bottom.
These were great "Get Better Therapy' for me.

I fell asleep in the chair, with tomato sections, felt leaves and threads.....not to mention the scissors.......in my lap two afternoons. Gosh I'm glad I got better... I really don't have time for naps....or surgical stitches .

Then, I made an Ironing Board Cover...because I really needed one.
My favorite Handmaid is quilted and placed on an angle. I stitched around the spool of thread and tufted a bit of batting underneath. A mini pin cushion in place, to hold a pin or two while I'm pressing.

I pulled the old cover off and salvaged the casing & elastic cording. It seemed silly and wasteful to toss....so I re-used it & that made me happy.




 I continued with making the cover by flipping the board face down onto my fabric. I left enough fabric for the sides and for turning a hem... I pinned the casing and sewed all the way around.
I used a piece of heavy fleece for insulation. I laid it on top of the board. I cut very close to the edge, so that when the cover went over it, it was nice and snug. Perfect! Then I ironed it & have used the board several times already and love it! 


the next time you take a notion to make a cover....check it out really good... could be something there that you may be able to re-use. Don't we love, when that happens ;)
and the metal rack iron caddy that usually sits at the end ...well, that I tossed. I never liked that darn thing...and felt really good about making my things...work the way I need them. I put it in my second hand-donation box.


Now, hmmm... maybe a bag...yep...


a very big bag... (16" high 12" diameter).
A friend asked me to make this for her yarn. So, I did. It's a very simple, lined, two handle bag to grab for class or knit meets.


the green fabrics on the board & the yellow for the bag...were in my stash already. I love how this fabric collection goes with almost any fabric on hand. Not often, is it this easy to step outside of a collection.





I hope you enjoyed!
Happy sewing and......
Thanks to Madame Samm and Hostess-Cheerleader Carla
for a great HOP! and don't forget! One more day has been added!!

Now... Go Visit the others...Yay!

 

February 6th

threads on my socks  that's me









58 comments:

  1. Tomatoes never looked SO GOOD!. I also have to make an ironing board cover so I am really paying attention to how everyone is doing theirs. Great Hop - hate to see it coming to an end. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  2. I love your tomatoes and ironing board cover and that was a very nice bag for your friend! Great job. Thank you for sharing!
    xo jan

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  3. And I hope you are feeling better!
    xo jan

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  4. Yummy tomato pincushions! Love the knitting bag you made for your friend, and of course your ironing board cover looks 2 good to use, lol! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. I like the panels even better with the colors you used with them. I didn't even think about pulling fabric from my stash to go with the panels, but you nailed it. Those pincushions are lovely and the ironing board cover is a very happy addition. I love how the yellow looks with that panel on your (friends) bag. What a wonderful gift for your friend.
    Thanks for hopping. So many pretty things. I'm so glad you are feeling better.

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  6. How nice to have an ironing station styled just the way you want it, hope you are feeling better soon.

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  7. Your ironing board cover is beautiful. I need a new one too, and you sew inspire me to do it. I can see why you love those tomatoes! They are awesome. Wonderful job.

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  8. Your ironing board cover is so nice and lovely. And all your other projects are so wonderful. You have made a great job in spite of your illness. Thanks for sharing

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  9. I love that ironing board cover. I mess mine up so much I need to make a dozen to have on hand. I can't stand to look at mine after a while.

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  10. Charming, beautiful projects. I adore the tomatoes!

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  11. Love the ironing board cover. Bought my last one and the only thing that saved it's useless behind was my GMIL still had some of the old metal springs to hold them on.

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  12. Your pin cushions are so cheerful. I can see why one was not enough. And love the ironing board cover. Hope you are feeling better.

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  13. I like the "go-with" fabrics you chose. They really made this unusual line of fabric warmer and more cheerful. Your tomatoes are lovely and I am glad you did not need surgical stitches. The idea of using it for an ironing board cover never occurred to me. I can't imagine covering my board with anything else, now!

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  14. Great projects! I love the ironing board cover . . . and the bag . . . and the pin cushions . . .. you did a great job with everything! :) Hope you're feeling better.

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  15. loving that ironing board cover!!!

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  16. I did not know that this great green fabric was also from the collection, it looks so nice!!! I love your cover, thanks for the pics and explanation, I have the next project now waiting for my sewing room!

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  17. Isn't it amazing how refreshing a new ironing board cover can look and make you feel! All the projects are wonderful and great use of coordinates in your stash. Glad you're feeling better!

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  18. Sweet pincushions and that ironing board is definitely a keeper...love it! Your bag looks like a perfect grab-and-go for all sorts of projects. Great use of this fabric in your wonderful creations!

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  19. Really enjoyed seeing your projects. I need a new ironing board cover and I love yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. A new ironing board gives us such a feeling of clean.......you should have seen some of mine before replacing them, never mind, you wouldn't want to see them...... Your cover is very cute ! Your bag is super cute too, I really like the yellow with the she who sews, it gives it a much lighter feel !

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  21. Love that ironing board cover I need to make one too

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  22. absolutely delightful. your use of yellow from your stash, really compliments everything…your stitching is very good…

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  23. I am glad you are feeling better. Lovely projects--all of them.The bag looks so cute with the yellow. i think the yellow makes it a lot more cheerful. And I love the ironing board cover. I wouldn't have thought to add a pin cushion on the end even though I use mine all the time when I do my pressing. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  24. Being sick is not fun, but your projects turned out just great in spite of it! I love the pin cushions, the ironing board cover, and the yarn bag! Beautiful!

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  25. Great projects...love the yarn bag!

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  26. I love all of your projects and the name of your blog is so fitting. My husband is always pulling thread off of my clothes so I know it is on my socks also. Have a great day.

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  27. I like how you've shown how nicely the panels pair with other fabric lines. Thanks for sharing! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  28. Looks like a bumper tomato crop this year! LOL! They are just too cute. I love your ironing board cover with the matching tomato! Best dress iron on the block I'd say! :-)

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  29. Great projects.. Those tomatoes look good enough to eat! I just love your bag. Wasn't that the perfect fabric to work with?

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  30. Lovely! The prints in this collection do work well with many fabrics. There are so many colors in the details. I love the yellow and aqua blue in this collection. The big bag is a great idea. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  31. I too love "She Who Sews" fabrics and your coordinating prints. Lovely projects and very practical...the best kind. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  32. WOW! Just love what you made with your stash fabrics- the fabric line intimidated me becasue I could not see past it but now that you showed us how mch you can use from your own stash, am rethinking getting this line!

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  33. Yes it seems this fabric looks great with others, at least in the case with yours, love the ironing table and yarn bag, pretty, pretty fabric combinations.

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  34. What beautiful projects…love that yarn bag! Thanks for sharing :)

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  35. Your ironing board cover is to die for!! What a brilliant idea to make a small pin cushion on it, I am always sticking pins into my ironing board!!

    Tami
    tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

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  36. So sorry to hear you have been under the weather!!!! But YOUR projects are DARLING! I absolutely LOVE that ironing board cover!!!

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  37. I really like the tomatoes but I love, love the bag. The yellow is just beautiful with this fabric! blessings, marlene

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  38. Your tomatoes turned out great! Love the fabric choices for your ironing broad!

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  39. I love the ironing board!!! I need to redo mine sometime, too

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  40. Congratulations on making it into the top 2 today! and your projects are wonderful. Love them all. I need a new ironing board cover but not sure I could make one!

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  41. Love all the stuff you made! Especially the ironing board cover.

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  42. love your projects - nice to make a bag for a friend and love the ironing board cover with it's own pincushion - clever!

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  43. Very creative uses of this pretty fabric. The tomatoes are darling.

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  44. Love your tomatoes, so tasty. Your ironing board cover is wonderful. The addition of the lady to the cover is a terrific idea.

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  45. Love all the tomatoes! So cute.
    I'm sure that your friend will love the knitting bag. Well done,
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  46. I love that cute yarn bag. It would be just perfect for traveling projects. The tomatoes are adorable. Great work.

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  47. All of your projects are adorable, thanks for sharing.

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  48. Your projects are wonderful! I never thought about using that lovely yellow with one of the ladies but it is so very bright and cheery in the yarn bag. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Love those tomatoes!! and the yellows you paired with the lady are perfect! Grats on top 2. Spectacular!

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  50. Nice projects! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  51. Yes, I agree, I love how those other fabrics go with She Who Sews. The yellow was especially inspiring. The ironing board cover is fabulous - are you searching the house over to find things to iron?!! Just lovely.

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  52. Your tomato pincushions are so cute! I think your ironing board looks pretty spiffy with the new cover. And the knitting bag is a great idea!

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  53. Love your ironing board cover! Your project are awesome, thank you for sharing.

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  54. Hi Susie - I enjoyed seeing what you made with my She Who sews fabrics. Lovely work! I especially love the pincushions. I had hoped to make some of these myself for the hop but I ran out of time. Yours are so cute. Thank you and I'm glad you were inspired by my Handmaids™.
    Oh, and I love your blog's name, charming. Please visit us at the joystudio.wordpress.com sometime.
    J. Wecker Frisch

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  55. Hi, Susie, Sew cute! Glad you were feeling well enough to make these darling projects! I love the ironing board cover - so clever with the mini pincushion! Loved the colors you paired with the panel!

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  56. So many cute projects!! ~Angela~

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