Friday, March 30, 2012

My first attempt at making an ipad cover

My nieces are going to be using ipads for school next term.  They each got an ipad 3.  Hailli came over two days ago and asked me if I could make a soft cover for hers.  She bought a pink (Otter) box to put it in for protection but she wants a soft cover to keep it in when she has to carry it in her back pack for school.  She picked out a couple of matching fat quarters from my stash and this is what I came up with.

I embroidered her name in the lower right corner.  Then I just let the fabric take me along for a ride.

I quilted it using 2 layers of Warm and Natural batting

I did the binding  and trimmed it to fit the ipad

this is the front...

this is the back

I added the pink velcro.
the otter box thingy she bought is the bright pink
this is the front opened!

this is the is closed

it measures about 8 1/2" by 12 1/2 " when complete.  I think she is going to like it.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pillow cases?

I wanted to try something different so I am taking part in a "Stocking Exchange"  It will run for the whole year.  Each month we have something to make.  It's fun to have a different project each month. I have learned something new with each item I make.

Check out to read more about the exchange.

This month ( March ), we had to make pillow cases.  I decided I wanted to make Christmas pillow cases.  I have never made pillow cases before.   I like the way they turned out!  Let me know what you think of them....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thrift store plaid shirts recycled

I went to the little thrift store in our town and bought a few large plaid  men's shirts for 50 cents each.
They are just big enough to make shorts for my grand sons. I was able to make a size 2-3T for them.  I cut out 4 and have already made two of them. They love to sleep in these.

Here are a couple of photos.  I should have taken a picture of the shirts before I cut them up.   The sleeves on them have a lot of fabric too but I don't need it.  If anyone wants the left over fabric from the shirts, let me know and I will send it to you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012