My Adventures in Quilting
I am starting to do some work while I watch tv. This will be hand work (ugh), but it successfully keeps my hands busy while I idle, keeping me from snacking or napping. But I don’t want to lay out all of my materials on the coffee table or ottoman and then have to pick them back up every night. So, what’s a girl to do, make something to make this problem not be a problem anymore. I’m not sure what to call it or if it will even really do what I want it to do, but I think it will.
Since this is a prototype, I bought some flannel and print material from JoAnn’s on sale. Don’t ask me for dimensions because I made it up as I went along. It finished somewhere around 11″ high and 7″ wide when closed. The blue butterfly fabric is a cotton and the blue hounds tooth is flannel (this will help prevent the items stored inside from sliding about during transport). I also used a Pellon medium weight fusable interfacing in the center. Don’t want it to be all floppy, now do we.
The idea is that the top and bottom flaps fold to the inside, then the whole thing tri-folds. It’s held folded with a strap and a button. So, you can put your material on it when it’s opened, then when you’re done for the evening, you can fold it up and transport it wherever. Also handy if you’re going over to someone’s house or shop to sew and you have a lot of small pieces you don’t want to lose. The inside (hounds tooth) is made with flannel so it also can function as a portable design wall. I’m sure I’m not the first person to think of this so I would be that there is something like this already on the market, but I didn’t want to hunt something down and wait for it to get here. It wouldn’t be the colors I like. Plus, I need to sharpen my finishing skills anyway. I suck at binding and top-stitching. Below are some more pictures of the case during the process. Again, I winged it the whole way.