Wednesday, March 22, 2017
I pre-washed the fabric in baby detergent and hot water to preshrink it and soften it up. Then I cut out 9 inch squares. I sewed the squares together using a 1-4 inch seam and my walking foot, leaving about a two inch gap for turning it right side out. I turned them right side out, and then top stitched about 1/8 of an inch or less from the edge all the way around to close up gap and secure the seam. Hopefully they will work well. Some things I have read say they need a few washings before they really start working well.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Our project for this month's quilt guild meeting was the Giant Jellyroll bag from Shabby Fabrics. We were told to go to the Shabby Fabrics website and print off the free pattern. I did, but apparently, I didn't do it the correct way. I clicked on "download free pattern" and it opened in the browser window. From that window, I clicked "print." It would seem that if you want the pattern to print at the correct size, you have to actually download the pattern and open it in Adobe. Make sure it is set to 100% scale and then print. So mine ended up a little less than "giant". Not that it was really that big to begin with. It would have been nice if it had been a bit bigger, like the original pattern, because I was making it for my daughter-in-law to use as a diaper bag, but I'm sure it will be fine. Here is a picture of the inside with two nice, big pockets.