Thursday, July 28, 2011
I got into my scrap bins and made a few of my favorite "go-to" small bags today. First, I made a couple using my Ruby scraps.
I've been using the "Abby's Treasure Box" pattern to make these fun little bags for a couple of years now. I can't say enough good things about this pattern--it's well-written, and it makes putting in the zipper a snap! You only need a zipper, some batting scraps, one fat quarter for the lining and 12 charm squares to make the bags. I rarely use charm squares, though--I just use small scraps.
Also, these little bags seem to be the perfect size for so many uses. I've used mine to hold sewing notions, to store my binding clips, and to keep make-up and small items organized in my purse.
I made a couple with my Strawberry Fields scraps, too. I like to have a few of these on hand to use for gifts. I am going to keep one for myself out of this batch--I just haven't decided which one. I'm just wondering if anyone has any other "go-to" patterns you use all the time for small gifts. I'm always looking for simple-to-make gift ideas!
Some new fabric arrived this week, too. I absolutely love every piece in Joel Dewberry's new Heirloom line. His booth at market was amazing. I had to choose between the three color-ways, though, and finally decided on the Sapphire palette. The Citrine palette is absolutely gorgeous, too--I ordered just a few fat quarters from that grouping and can't wait until they arrive.
I'll have another Farmer's Wife post coming up soon--I thought that in making all 111 blocks I'd have a king-sized quilt, but you need to make 34 duplicate blocks for the king. Since I'm now behind instead of ahead as I thought I was, more of these blocks are next on my list!
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