Monday, 11 April 2011

3 down, 17 to go....

My next project was to make a fabric basket, under the computer desk is a a large paper bag with various bits and bobs that Ebi-kun needs for yochien. We just dump everything in the bag because at least then it is all in one place and I will know where to find it! Anyway, the bag is annoying and ugly so I decided to try a fabric bin, it is the first time I have made one and I used the instructions from Scandinavian Stitches.
 My plan was the have the cream as the outer fabric and the bright pattern as the lining but.... when I was quilting the layers together the machine started playing up, skipping stitches and what not. So I changed the needle but that didn't help so I thought I should have a look inside. Oh My Goodness, there was lint the size of a large hamster inside, no wonder it wasn't running properly! After a good clean and a test drive, she was running perfectly again. **Mental note to self, must clean machine more often.** Anyway, that meant that the stitching on the cream side isn't very nice so I decided to make that the lining instead.
I have finished a couple more projects, haven't taken the pictures yet, what projects are you working on?

2 comments:

  1. That looks nice! I have a ton of random things that pile up next to my desk (fabric, pencils, sketchbooks, etc) and I think something like that might be nice. Hmmmm...

    I'm working on too much. I have my end of semester projects, my students' projects, and final exams to both take and grade. Then there's my own research.... And more to your point, I have a dress for my niece, and two skirts for a friend's little girls to finish. And all the stuff I want to do for the A-Z challenge I took on. Yeah.

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  2. lol sounds like you have a large WIP pile too! I am trying to decide whether to have a cutting out session this morning or spend the time catching up with emails/computer work, hard choice since I don't really like either!

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