Wednesday, December 21, 2022

WIP Wednesday

 Just a quick progress report.

I finished the Cog + Wheel quilt top and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

While I have been trying to use larger cuts of fabric from my stash particularly for the backing, when I saw this Rifle Paper print, I had to purchase it for Cog + Wheel. The colors are perfect, don't you agree?

I have had a pattern to make "snap" pouches for years. In fact, the pattern I used dates back to 2008. I'm not quite sure how it works, but you insert a piece of metal tape measure into the casing at the top of the pouch. The pattern included the little tabs on each side for ease of opening, and then the pouch just snaps back into place. It's pretty cool.

Natalie of Sew Hungry Hippie has a free tutorial on her website for these festive Christmas tree cloth napkins. It's as simple as sewing a half circle together. The tricky part is all in how it is pressed. I think they will look really pretty on our Christmas dinner table.

Finally, I have been wanting to sew a rope bowl for ages. I feel like they trended quite a few years ago, certainly pre pandemic, but I think they may be circling back around again. I had purchased some kits from The Mountain Thread Company. Their rope is a nice tight weave, tighter than clothesline rope. The kits include a denim needle and great instructions. This is my first attempt.

It was slow-going for me, but I have the hang of it and I think the next ones will go more quickly. So while it did not really take forever, I couldn't resist adding this label. 
Anyone else still doing last-minute Christmas sewing?


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

I've been seeing those cute napkins around and now I have them bookmarked so I can make and gift them to my in-laws... next year, haha! I think I'm all set on gifts for this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Deb Cox said... #

Hey Cindy. Yes, to sewing but for my daughter-in-law's birthday Dec. 27. There is always something to create and finish in time. I love this post. So many sweet ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Wishing the happiest of holidays for you and yours. 🎄

OPQuilt said... #

I love the napkins you made for your holiday meal--they are so clever and are fun done all up in Christmasy fabrics.
I need to get out my cut-up tape measure and make some more snap bags; great idea. And good for you for making a rope basket! This was a fun post to read, and to remind us of how busy we get during the holidays.