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Monday, May 9, 2011

Another One Yard Wonders Project

Happy Monday evening!  I have had a busy day off.  Usually, I post early in the morning before work, but today a fellow crafty friend came for a visit and we went over material and books and talked about all our projects.  It was fun and very relaxing.  I am glad I took today off after spending most of the weekend at a training class for work.
I first want to share another One Yard Wonders project.  I keep finding excellent projects in that book and the instructions are always clear and easy to follow too!  I made a set of veggie pot holders and a mitt.  I love it when a project forces me to try a new technique or sewing machine foot.  I purchased an inexpensive walking foot for my machine and quilted my own fabric for these projects.  It worked like a dream!  The fabric didn't bunch up at all.  That extra feed dog action from the top really keeps everything smooth.  It was fun and rewarding.  I will definitely do that again.  If I want to make another make up bag, I will make my own pre-quilted fabric instead of having to accept what they have in the fabric store.  The supply is always limited.  I used the insulated batting and they are all very professional in that they really keep the heat out. 

I continued on the path of learning more about working with my serger.  I made the plain banded pillowcase right off the bat.  I rethreaded the serger with white thread very easily.  Then all "you know what" broke loose when I tried to make the alternate, harder version.  It involved using the gathering foot and it would work on the sample I was practising on but when I switched to the real thing, not at all!  So I scrapped that for now-it was 1:30 in the morning so I gave up!  I quickly tried the rolled hem and kind of struck out on that.  So,  I decided to make the purple  and pink one a little more feminine with some pre-made lace.  Maybe I will get the hang of those other techniques when it is not so late-I was exhausted! 

I hope all you moms had a great Mother's Day.  I got to have dinner from one of my favorites-Red Lobster.  It was yummy!  As for my gift-feast your eyes on some awesome reading material.
   You know me-never too many books!  I get so much inspiration from them. 

I also want to thank so many of you for your kind comments on my epi pen cozy.  The dimensions of the fabric I used are: 2 pieces of fabric 24" x 5".  Put them face to face and stitch leaving a place to turn.  Then I folded up 8" to form a pouch.  I top-stitched along the sides attaching a ribbon to hold the flap down.  I tapered the flap a little and that's it.  My epi pen is 6 1/2" high and has a circumference of 3 1/2".  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

I hope everybody has a great week.  Happy creating and take care.  Nancy


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mothers day..good food and books, what more can you ask for. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  2. Sounds like a good day! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  3. I love the fabric you chose for the pot holders! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What fun fabric, those turned out great!

  5. Great pot holders and mitt! I've heard heaps about this book - might have to get it myself!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  7. LOVE that carrot fabric! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

  8. How fun! This is absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Mondays!

    ~ Sarah

  9. turned out so cute! great job :)

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again this week :)

  10. I've made some cute projects from that book, too! Haven't tried the potholders yet, but when I do it will be a great opportunity to learn how to use my sewing machine's own walking foot. I think yours came out great!

  11. very cute, thanks for sharing last week.