Friday, December 29, 2023

Sewing Room Friday, 12/29/23

Vinyl pouch sewing continued before Christmas. Most of these were purchased by friends for gifts.

I bought some fun vinyl that was based on a flowery dress worn by Taylor Swift during the Grammys. I also bought zipper pulls shaped like the stage from her Eras tour, and Eras labels. This was probably the pouch I enjoyed making the most. Of course, it went to my favorite Swiftie, Charlotte.

How do you safeguard your fabric scissors? 

Instagram says this is my Top Nine based on "likes". I like that our wedding photo made it into the mix.

Every year we use the same gift bags. Over and over. They were really starting to show their age. Last year I decided I wanted to replace them with lined drawstring bags made with Jeni Baker's pattern, which I have made probably a minimum of 30 times. It's a great pattern--highly recommended. 

I should have done a better job of time management, and started them earlier than five days before Christmas!! It's a great way to use favorite fabrics. I ended up making 14 Christmas bags and a fun Happy Birthday bag. Last Thursday, when I started cutting and sewing, I was really regretting my procrastination. But when the last drawstring was in and I just popped the presents in each bag, I was super happy I made them. Of course, you know what this means--next year, Christmas gifts will be purchased based on what fits in these bags! Haha.

I've gotten the bindings on six quilts. I finished five of them by machine--not my favorite look for quilt bindings. I think hand finished is definitely the way to go. But time doesn't always allow for that. And I really wanted to get Peppermint Village hung on the wall before Christmas.

And in the evenings while watching TV, I was able to finish all 132 granny squares! Now the daunting task of crocheting them together.
I plan to start doing more physical activity soon, but until then...


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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said... #

Wow, congratulations on getting bindings on 6 quilts; that's a big accomplishment whether the binding is done by hand or machine!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

All those vinyl bags are so nice. I love the floral on clear vinyl. And the gift bags were quite charming. I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one chasing my tail at the last minute. Looking at the stack of granny squares made me wonder how Charlotte is doing with her crocheting. Happy New Year!!

smithcindyk said... #

All pretty projects! Where did you find your vinyl and accessories?