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« on: June 09, 2011 09:17:45 AM »

My husband got me a Kindle for Christmas so I just had to make myself a case for it!



I wanted something mostly neutral, but I do love pink! I reached a happy medium with this design. I also wanted it to be extra tough and durable but I wanted to branch out of my comfort zone a little bit. The challenge was making it sturdy without using duck cloth (my staple bag making material) so I went with some nice thick linen I had on hand. The close lines I used on the quilting really stiffened it up.

I love to use multiple layers of interfacing on my bags. I used Pellon Fusible Fleece on the linen and sandwiched two layers of natural cotton batting between the linen and a layer of muslin. The lining is just a quilting cotton I had but it's super soft.



The patchwork and quilting is a new thing I've been trying lately. I love the way it turned out! I showed it to someone at work and they asked me to make one for a birthday present. Unfortunately I don't have any photos. I did end up using duck cloth for the body because they wanted it Steelers themed, so I used black for the main part and chose Steelers fabrics with yellow backgrounds for the patchwork part. I had to fussy cut a lot of it to get the logos and everything pieced just right.

I can't wait to make them in more colors! My goal is to have a rainbow of linen Kindle cases with monochromatic patchwork details.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 12:51:12 PM »

The quilting makes it really cool Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011 07:27:45 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011 09:32:04 AM »

I love the idea of pairing neutrals with monochromatic colors...this is an elegant looking case!

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