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To-Do Tuesday 1-17-17

Stitch ALL The Things | Slytherin Project Bag

Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s been a busy week of more project bags around here. I finished the Slytherin Bag and took two orders this week. One for a single bag set and one for three bags. I also did some research on selling these on Etsy. After calculating all of the fees from PayPal AND the additional fees from Etsy, I’ve decided to go a different route. I’ll see how selling them by posting via social media goes, and may eventually set up part of this website as my store. The website is capable of doing that, so I’ll see how everything turns out after some time passes.

Stitch ALL The Things | FoxfieldProject Bag

This Project Bag set was particulary fun to do. I had a customer ask for a small grime guard for a 6 x 6 Q Snap, and then ask if I could make an accessory pouch to coordinate with everything. I didn’t have enough of the accent fabric on the bag, but did have extra of the Chain Mail print from Tula Pink’s Elizabeth line that matched the Tula Pink Foxfield print.

Stitch ALL The Things | Foxfield Accessory Pouch

My customer gave me a specific size she wanted, so I first made a test bag that helped me know how boxing the corners on the bottom of the bag would work. I also learned that I did not want any of the fusible fleece interfacing in my seam allowances. My second attempt was this bag and it turned out exactly the right size and sewed up perfectly. LOVE it!!

Stitch ALL The Things | Crouching Tiger Project Bag

My second customer for the week requested three project bags. I had so much fun getting to use a couple of different prints for them. I’ve said it repeatedly, but Tula Pink fabric shines so brilliantly in these bags! Love the Crouching Tiger print and being able to use the green apple glitter vinyl!

Stitch ALL The Things | Fox Nap in Purple Project Bag

I got to play with the Fox Nap print from Chipper again, except this time in the raspberry colorway. So cute!!

Stitch ALL The Things | Sea Siren Project Bag

The Alexander Henry Sea Sirens made another appearance. The smaller 13 x 13 bag only showcases one of the mermaids, but I think this one is pretty saucy enough to hold her own!

Next week I will update on my current cross stitching WIPS. I think this post has more than enough pictures!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Sew Project Bags for two commissions
  • Sew extra bags to sell

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To-Do Tuesday 3-10-15 | Finishing Radioactive Consequences

Happy Tuesday!

Freezer paper spider template

Freezer paper spider template

Quilting the Radioactive Consequences/Spiderman quilt was filled with quilting lessons. I used freezer paper to print the spider on, and ironed it to the quilt and free-motion quilted around it. My needle was moving super fast, but my hands were slow moving the quilt around the spider. Which resulted in stitches less than 0.5mm apart. And most stitches right on top of each other. Which isn’t a problem, unless you’ve quilted the spider upside down. 13 hours later the spider was removed. I traced the template in pencil onto the quilt the second time around, and that resulted in horrific quilting because I couldn’t see the lines as well. I learned that I should always be sure that my quilt is facing right side up. I also learned that it’s probably better just to move on rather than fix a quilting “mistake”. Especially when the only way you would be able to tell the quilting was upside down is if you were looking at the back of the quilt. And how often do people really do that?! #derp!

Spiderweb quilting on each block

Spiderweb quilting on each block

There are nine blocks on this quilt, and only the center block has the spider in it. The surrounding 8 blocks have only a web quilted in them. Today I need to trim the quilt, use the lint-roller to get all the batting fluff off, stitch the binding to the front and hand-stitch it to the back. I’m planning on washing and drying it tonight and I’m hoping to take pictures tomorrow while at work (they have a fence to hang the quilt from there) and then quickly wrapping it and mailing it off by end of day Wednesday.

Spoonflower Quilt labels

Spoonflower Quilt labels

I mentioned last week that I ordered labels from Spoonflower and they came in yesterday. I LOVE them!  I left a space for me to hand write the Quilt name, the recipient’s name and the date. Note: I did blur out my street address for the photo. The fabric didn’t come that way.

Elizabeth!!!

Elizabeth!!!

Finally, I just have to throw in a picture of the Elizabeth by Tula Pink fabric bundle I got in the mail this week. *sigh* and *squee*!!

Ok, I’m off and running to get this quilt finished today. It’s date-night tonight, so I need to get my booty in gear. Also, I can’t wait to read what you’ve all been up to this week!!

This week’s To-Do list:

  • Bind, Wash/Dry & Mail Spiderman quilt Done 3/16
  • Finish Friday Blog post
  • Order fabric for the Iron Man quilt Ordered 3/11. Received 3/16.

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