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1  Sandwich wrap (tutorial) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Melladh on: September 13, 2014 07:14:39 AM
My boyfriend has been taking a sandwich to work for an afternoon snack each day, spending plastic bags like they're infinite... so I bought some cheap waterproof table cloth fabric and made these sandwich wraps, with that and some quilting fabric!



(too cheap btw... buy something better than i did, mine is overly sensitive to piercing, and splits a bit)

And a small tutorial - I know there have been others, but it's been a while since I did progress photos, so I wanted to play with that again Cheesy

I started with making a circle template, by measuring out a 30cm (12'') square of freezer paper, then folding it in half, and half again, and then corner-to-corner, always preserving the center of the original square as a point. Then cutting it off. And tracing the template onto one piece of quilting fabric and one piece of waterproof fabric.



Since the waterproof fabric will remain pierced if you pierce it, you shouldn't pin them together. If you use a large seam allowance and you're fine with some sloppy edges (my quilting fabric folded over on every one of these) you can just tape them together a couple of times, right sides together. For better stability, using hair pins supposedly works well.



Sew around, leaving a large hand's width to turn



Turn right side out, and squeeze out the edges. Fold your opening together, and stitch all around the circle, to both sew the opening shut and prevent the thicker fabric to push out the light quilting fabric.



As shown above, take a squareish piece of velcro (the spiky side) and sew to the waterproof side of your wrap, at one edge. You start to see the result as you fold in the sides, one third each. Then you can fold up the bottom one third, and measure out the soft velcro to match your spiky one - this will attach on the quilting fabric side, but be longer so you can accomodate for different size sandwiches.



Once you've got your last piece of velcro attached, you've got a sandwich wrap ready to use!



Now remember to wash off your waterproof fabric with some soap to get rid of that outer layer of stray chemicals, so you don't get it in your sandwich! Cheesy I did that after sewing, and they're now hanging to dry. Mine isn't machine washable, but I'm pretty sure you can get some better fabric than I did which will hold up for throwing them in the wash when you need to!
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2  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 25, 2014 02:18:13 AM
btw, I do try to keep them off the projects, but you look away for ten minutes to sew half the strips to the sashing, and when you look back, and she's just stealthed on there... -.-

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3  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 17, 2014 07:24:07 AM
I cut out all the fabric for the ribbon stars. Now I'm on a break. Cheesy we've got this funny weather now where it's too warm to keep the windows closed, but so cold the floor is now super cold. And the ironing is making me really hot. So.. Top half. Burning. Lower half. Freezing. Middle... Not bad!

This is one of the fabrics I'm using, a tiny bit of red fuzz just placed itself perfectly like this, and I thought it made a funny face, especially compared to the rest Cheesy

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4  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 6 (Sign ups through August 9, Sendouts October 20)Sign up Closed in ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED by Melladh on: August 12, 2014 04:02:52 AM
You'd understand just how pathetic my addictions are (paper crafting supplies too) if you could see my craft room. My father was a hoarder in his latter years so I'm blaming him for the addictive inheritance, but the decision to overcome that personality is mine. And it would certainly help if JoAnns didn't keep sending me all those coupons! Grin

Ah, don't worry about it Grin

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5  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 6 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 09, 2014 08:57:20 AM
carolmb - your city/state/country theme

kbrison - quilter's choice of paper piecing, rainbow colors, white background if applicable

cursive_queen - ribbon star in halloween fabrics (f.ex orange, black, purple, green colors when in doubt)


emisaurus - broken herringbone with white spaces, in navy blue and cold/pale greens
(none of my cameras were able to interpret these colors)
Camera 1:

Camera 2:
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6  Re: Hoopla Swap R11: Words With or Without Words - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: August 05, 2014 03:06:07 AM
I got the coolest mini hoop from sewmess! Cheesy



It's the tiniest thing, I love tiny things. The entire hoop fits in the palm of my hand. The quote is from mine and the boyfriend's favorite stupid youtube show, and features an appropriate minecraft shovel Cheesy

My camera doesn't really do the colors justice, it's a very good green background, and vivid shovel colors Smiley
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7  Postcard memento book in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Melladh on: April 28, 2014 12:28:09 PM
I saw this idea on pinterest to write postcards home and bind them together for an instant gratification option to scrap booking or similar. I combined it with a tip from here to save all little tickets and business cards when you're on vacation.



Me and my dad went to Scotland a few weeks ago, and I tried it out! I like the result, much recommend if you don't have time for a bigger project Smiley



We were there for eight days, so with one card per day plus tickets for museums and stuff, it makes for a very tidy little book.
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8  Lunch box bag for my boyfriend in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Melladh on: March 26, 2014 08:42:47 AM
Sliiiightly too large perhaps, but it's good with some room, right? Wink





Paper pieced an Escher triangle and went from there.



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9  Lil bag for my circs in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Melladh on: March 02, 2014 04:28:09 AM
I've been keeping a huge collection of old-school circular knitting needles, and dpns, in a broken plastic bag, for years. Yesterday I decided to get rid of all the ones I'm not using (I've moved to knitpicks circs, which have their own bag) but since I kept a handful, I needed to put them somewhere...

I also happened to have a failed quilt block lying around. It looks fine from the front, but there's no seam allowance at all in places, and it's too short on one side for the block it belonged to Cheesy



I also have a new found hatred for sewing in zippers. Partially because I added it afterwards and not in the way I had originally planned, so I had to sort of force it in there.



But I'm very happy with the result Smiley I should've taken a picture of it with the circs actually in it, but I didn't think that far Cheesy
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10  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Melladh on: February 15, 2014 07:15:15 AM
Template


 Bulky plates


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