Oh well. My family hijacked me this weekend and I am a little bit late in posting the winner of the fabric scraps. Looks like this package is going international because the Random Number Generator picked comment #2! RosaMaria, I'll be sending you an email for your address!
Thanks to everyone for commenting!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
One reason for the season is definitely sewing! I do most of my sewing in the colder winter months. To get me started I sewed up some baby gifts. :) Flannel burp cloths. I measured 13x18'' raw and sewed right sides together all the way around the edge using 1/4'' SA leaving a 3'' opening for turning. Then I top stitched around the entire cloth for a finished edge. Quick and easy. I was going to embellish with some homemade patches but I put off making these long enough and they needed to get made!This has to be my most favorite baby gift to date. Every friend who gets pregnant from here on out will probably get one of these now. I used Michael Miller's organic fleece for the interior and a chocolate brown cotton polka dot (from JoAnns?) for the exterior. Made in much the same way as the burp cloths except I added a hood and little ears! FYI on the MM organic fleece. It shrunk ALOT on the initial wash warm and tumble dry. I purchased 1.5 yards and after washing I was able to make a 30'' square with 9'' left over on one end. But it washed up well and is super soft!
I am also making progress with organizing my sewing stash. I have been rubbing off on some of my local friends since some have started sewing or making other projects with fabric so I was able to pass down many scraps to them. But I bundled up some vintage fabrics (from aprons and old clothes) and vintage sheet scraps to give away here on my blog.
The fabric bits are all different sizes. If you are making a nine patch quilt this would be perfect! If you'd like a chance at winning these scraps just leave a comment on this post. I'll generate a winner this Friday evening. BTW if you happen to be the winner and see blue marker on the scraps, don't be scared it's washable ink.
Alrighty then. Thanksgiving is tomorrow if you forgot to check your calendar and I'm cooking dinner. Jeff's family is driving in and I have prep work to get done today. But my brain hurts. Maybe I should start with a nap.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!