Sunday, May 18, 2014

a sunday afternoon project.....

Just lately, I have decided it would be a good idea on the weekends to try and get some sewing preparation done so I can just sit down and sew during the week - cutting out blocks, preparing applique, tracing stitcheries and so on.

Today I planned to cut out the next 3 or 4 blocks for my Underground Railroad quilt, which got me to thinking about how I was going to store them, as some of them wouldn't be sewn for a few weeks.  I could have stored them in plastic ziplock bags, but didn't want them to get creased and/or start fraying.  

So, I made a folder/holder; 


Some time ago I bought two pieces of A4 board from Bunnings with the intention of making myself a sandpaper board, but was then given one, so the boards were just put aside.  I covered the boards with fabric, cut two pieces of batting and sewed them together down the middle and glued them to the board covers, and added some ribbon to tie it closed.


And now I can keep my cut pieces neat and tidy.



 xx

7 comments:

  1. Great idea Tania....looks fantastic...

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  2. what an awesome idea Tania,well done on a beautiful finish.xx

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  3. Ohhhh...very clever Tania, fantastic idea!!!
    xx

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  4. beautiful Tania, well done!

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  5. What a great idea. My first purchase from our new bunnings I think.

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  6. Such a clever as well as useful idea.

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  7. Oh yes you can......would they be Railroad pieces.

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