Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Finds #8

A lesson from Bonnie on fabric selection for scrap quilts   From Quiltville....Bonnie Hunter shares her tips on selecting fabrics for her scrap blocks.   I thought she gave a good set of guidelines on using multi-color prints in her post.  Be sure to check it out.


   Another way to recycle jeans.....make a sewing machine cover.  I ran across this here.    I thought this would be great to make a cover for the Featherweight machine.  No instructions, but it appears that extra fabric was sewn to the waist band to make the top to check the old jeans in the closet!

Free Patterns   gnome is cute!

    While I do not do paper piecing, this one was just too cute not to share.  Sonja has an album with several free patterns available.....check it out here. 

  I was inspired to turn this into an applique for a mug rug.

Zentangle Quilt Tutorial
 Cassie sent me this pin.....she knows I love doodles and zentangles.    The Zany Quilter has a good tutorial on creating this "art quilt" that looks like a zentangle.   Thanks, Cassie!

 Wow....that's enough for this week.
  As always, be sure to visit each site thru the links....please pin from the original source, and not from here.  Enjoy and happy stitching.


Dana Gaffney said...

That jeans machine idea is such a cute idea for a traveling sewing machine, the pockets make it perfect. I like you're applique better than the paper piecing, it looks more like a mushroom.

Mary said...

I love the idea for the sewing machine cover. Too cute!

Barb said...

the Jean cover is fabulous

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lots of fun things today - thank you for sharing!

Janet O. said...

Cute sewing machine cover, and the pockets are so useful there!
Great interpretation of the paper piecing design. Sonja has some very nice free patterns--love the hedgehog!

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