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Thread: Threw out the blanket and made a sleeve

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    I didn't really need a laptop case because I have plenty of bags with straps in which I can put my laptop. Most cheap cases only hold a 15" or smaller and I have a 17". All year I have been wrapping my laptop in a small blanket and putting it in a larger bag. Finally, I decided that the laptop needed a sleeve. Thanks to a tute From Robin Quilts, here is what I came up with. Most of you will recognize the fabric!

    http://robingallagher.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html

    What I did: I used an inside and outside fabric plus a layer of batting and a piece of sturdy felt I probably would never use elsewhere. I quilted these layers using my sewing machine by following the paths between the leaves. This resulted in a uniform diamond pattern. The outside fabric was pieced together from two pieces, so I used some of the binding fabric to cover that area in the back and it made a nice accent. I followed the tute to sew the sleeve together then added a binding. I've yet to buy the iron-on Velcro for a closure. After some testing, I may determine the Velcro is unnecessary.

    The curve of the flap was created by finding the center of the sleeve and measuring equidistant from that point and making markings around the top. I used a water soluble marker to mark the points and draw the curve.

    I probably should have taken some pics during the process, but I was so determined to get it done, there was no stopping for pics!

    Here it is:
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    very pretty

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    Nice!

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    That is nice.

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    It's fabulous! I love your fabrics. :thumbup:

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    Really pretty!!!!!!!

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    That is so nice! YOu did a wonderful job.

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    Beautiful, your work is awesome.

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    That's very nice. The fabrics go perfectly together.

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    you should sell them...I think you'd get allot of business

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    Very nice like the fabric you used.

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    you did a great job. I really like the fabric and your quilting

    Pat

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    Very neat. Thanks.

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    That is so pretty and so useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    very pretty

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    Your work is fabulous. Love the colors you used.

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    That's great! Thanks for the link. I was just thinking about buying a sleeve the other day...I'd rather make one now that I see yours!

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    very pretty

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    Wow--the quilting on that is perfect!! Very impressive work!

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    Thanks for sharing the link...great idea, and I like being able to make one "just for me" :)

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    I like it! Great idea!

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    Fun-I need to make on of them for my laptop-someday!

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    Very cute... and not only do I recognize that fabric, I have some! You sure put yours to good use.

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    wow, I am going to make one first chance I get (maybe before next year!!!LOL).....love yours.

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    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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