OCCUPY YOUR "GIRL CAVE"
YOUR SEWING ROOM
Barb at Cat Patches
posted this idea
I found it over the weekend.
My thoughts were if those folks can "Occupy Wall Street"
then us QUILTERS can (in my case)"Occupy Our Sewing Caves"
I plan on making some quick projects for gifts
Remember MUG RUGS...last Years sewing craze??
I'm here to tell you, I still have the Mug Rug Bug!
These little mini quilts are perfect for gift giving and I plan on making several.
Here are some samples from quilters last year that I copied!
I went to our local Craft Fair this past Friday afternoon and boy Oh Boy did I find some cute ideas. You've seen them but it's always good to have someone remind you at how easy it would be to make something simple to give especially when you have a large number to buy for such as the girls in the office, school faculty, daycare workers, nurses in labor & delivery, NICU nurses, Sunday School class, etc...
Look at the fabric choices!! I'm making 47 for some precious senior citizens at a nursing home. My youngest daughter adopted a local nursing home and has taken upon herself to make Goodie Bags for over 60 residents. This child of mine helped care for her Grandmother, My Mother, who had Alzheimer's and has a genuine love for the elderly. She told me today, "Mama, I always say I wish I had adopted a nursing home resident for Christmas. Well, this year, I'm going to really do it. I've adopted 60 residents at one of the poorer nursing homes where I live. Do you want to make something?"
Thus, the Kleenex Holder idea was pulled out of my bag o' tricks
Here is a tutorial if you're interested in joining me. I'm making 60 of these little cuties in my sewing cave this week.
How to Sew a Cloth Tissue Holder for Your Purse
- 1 Measure a 7 x 5 ½ inch square on a sheet of typing paper. Cut the shape out. This will be your tissue holder pattern. Label the pattern so when you store it, so you will remember what it is for and can reuse it. Measure the width of the fabric and cut a strip. Then take the strip and cut the lengths. You can cut both pieces of fabric at once with this process by placing one piece of fabric on top of the other. This makes the task go faster.
Select two coordinating fabrics. Iron the fabric. The project takes only a few square inches of fabric making this is a perfect project to use leftover remnant fabrics. Specialty fabrics are ideal because they are bright and colorful and have fun motifs. The choice of fabric can personalize the tissue holder making it a fun gift. Using the pattern cut two pieces of fabric one from each pattern.
- 3 Place top side of the fabric together and pin the short edge (5 ½ inch) sides together. Sew a ½ inch seam from short edge on each side.
- 4 Turn the tissues holder right side out and iron.