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Thread: Besides Quilts & Bags

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    Question Besides Quilts & Bags

    Hi!

    I want to make something other then Quilts and Tote Bags. Do you have any idea? I guess you call this blocked. ;-)

    Susan

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    Well, this is still a bag........but, I made over 100 bags for Christmas presents. Quick. Easy. Beautiful. And you do not HAVE to use Christmas fabric. I got tired of throwing away all that paper. I wonder if you could find a pattern for quick vests. When I was younger I loved to wear a long sleeved white shirt with a vest.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    place mats, table runners, wall hangings, jackets, vests, skirts, hats, tea cozy's, appliance covers, pot holders, rugs, drapes, roman shades, furniture slip covers, pillows, pillow cases....
    do i need to keep going?
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I went on the Husquavarna Viking site and found a free pattern for a scottie dog pillow that I have made 3 of. They are perfect for stash. Also bought a pattern to make kindle covers, ipads etc. Haven't made one yet, but anxious to do one.

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    Oh, I forgot to tell you, that I made a change purse for my big purse, and a holder for my computer flash drives.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    yes you do Ckcowl!

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    May I suggest a coat for a maltese???
    Sure is a cute!

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    Wow ckcowl you are good!!!!!!!!!

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    I am working on curtains.

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    There are plenty of potential projects for you to do. Recently I put aside a quilt that was giving me a bit of difficulty to finish. I decided to do a matching jacket, neck warmer, and hat out of the same fleece fabric-black with hand block style butterflies. I finished that project and will return to the quilt in a couple of days-refreshed and ready to tackle the problems I had putting the blocks together correctly.

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    Have you tried the roll it up method of pillowcases? I find it very easy and makes lovely cases. I want pillowcase to match the seasons and holidays. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millio...s/RollItUp.pdf

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    Boston,

    Did you MAKE UP the pattern? or is there a pattern for that ?

    Susan

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    SmickChick,

    Thank You!!! I also crochet, she has sweaters when she needs them. :-)

    ~ Susan

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    I made a lot of aprons this last year. I also made fancy throw pillows for less then half what they cost at the dept store. You can make the fabric wrapped bowls, quilted bath mats using terry cloth towels, microwave bowl holders. If it's made from fabric then it can be sewn.
    Got fabric?

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    Mug rugs are another option.

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    Patchwork puzzle balls (Jinny Beyer patterns)
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    I've been making mesh, zippered bags with a strip of fabric across them. They come in so handy for everything from sewing notions to tea bags to make up, etc. They also make great gift because you can customize the fabric band to coordinate with whatever you're putting in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanMarie1956 View Post
    Hi!

    I want to make something other then Quilts and Tote Bags. Do you have any idea? I guess you call this blocked. ;-)

    Susan
    I just finished French sewn and smocked Easter dresses. So much fun!

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    I make dresses for little girls. Downloadable patterns can be found on etsy for a reasonable price. I have several hanging in a lqs as an alternative to just quilting. Don't get me wrong quilting is my first love, but these dresses are fun and one of a kind.

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    Those bowls made out of clothesline are fun; eyeglass cases; fabric bowls; headbands; doll quilts.....

    Gerry, in Mn.

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    Is there a web site for these bag patterns or do you have a photo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    Well, this is still a bag........but, I made over 100 bags for Christmas presents. Quick. Easy. Beautiful. And you do not HAVE to use Christmas fabric. I got tired of throwing away all that paper. I wonder if you could find a pattern for quick vests. When I was younger I loved to wear a long sleeved white shirt with a vest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaniedrain View Post
    I make dresses for little girls. Downloadable patterns can be found on etsy for a reasonable price. I have several hanging in a lqs as an alternative to just quilting. Don't get me wrong quilting is my first love, but these dresses are fun and one of a kind.
    Don't forget to check for free patterns on the web. I also find bloggers are very generous with patterns and tutorials.

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    How about making a removable purse organizer?

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    Hi Sounds interesting, but no patterns,maybe you could do a tutorial ? x

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    I do the same thing. I make simple bags with drawstring tops. Instead of cards, I print a bunch of pictures of my grandkids and of DH and me. I paperpunch a hole in a corner and put the appropriate DGK picture and ours on each bag. It's actually cheaper than paper, and DDIL finds uses for the bags.

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