Thursday, May 9, 2013

update on April bee blocks

I never posted about all the goodness that I got in the mail in April!  I mentioned before that I was in the Hexy group of the 4x5 bee. The blocks that I sent in are posted here. And these are the beauties that I received.  If you go to the flickr link I've linked to everyone that made these lovelies.

And I already forget which month was mine in the Sew Modern Bee, I realized that I never posted all the blocks that I received from those great members (and one PMQG member who jumped in too!).

I'm one lucky swap member!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A bag for my cutting mat!

I've been wanting to make a travel bag for my smaller sewing mat and tools to take on sewing events. Then when I saw the Bekko Line, I knew it was perfect and I had to finally get to it! It's a large scale, home deco weight print. And the geometric print are right up my alley!  I've had this tutorial from Because I Said Sew bookmarked for a while so I set to it and I'm thrilled with the results.

 The tutorial is made for a 24" by 18" cutting mat and that's what I used. The tutorial is pretty good but I would recommend reading the whole thing first. I didn't and wound up ripping a few times at the part where you sew the bag together. I did it wrong several times before I finally wound up asking Jeanna for help! She was so kind and gave me more directions via email. But if I had read through the rest of the directions, I would have figured it out! Sorry Jeanna!

Here's the small pocket on one side. Perfect for all your cutters and tools (note the dora shoes of my assistant!).

And then the other side is one LARGE pocket where you can put all your big rulers and maybe even patterns. Very well thought out! (the white is the lining and the blue is the pocket).

Thanks Jeanna for a great tutorial, I love my bag!


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