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« on: July 26, 2013 12:13:43 PM »

I guess a quiver is a kind of bag which is why I am posting here.

My son  is a keen member of the archery club at his college.  They are short of quivers so when he was home for the holidays he asked me if I could make him some, the kind that you can hang from a belt. He  bought some 4 cm diameter PVC piping and cut it into ten 50 cm lengths.  He also bought ten end caps to go on the bottom to stop the arrows falling out.
My job was to make fabric cases to hold the piping.  I used medium weight fabric from my stash which is why they are all different colours.   He only wanted 10 but I got confused when I was cutting out and cut out 11 quivers so he has that one as a spare.  Roll Eyes

For one quiver you need :
One piece of fabric  55 cm long  by 17.5 cm wide
a piece for the retaining strap 19 cm long by 5 cm wide
a piece for the loops 14 cm long and 3 cm wide
Also a bit of Velcro, one pvc pipe 50 cm long and 4 cm diameter and an end cap.
All fabric measurements include a 5mm seam allowance. Length is based on the length of the arrows he uses at the club.

Fold the 14 cm long strip in half lengthwise. Fold both long edges into the middle and stitch down. Cut in half to make the two loops.

Fold the 19 cm long strip in half lengthwise and stitch.  Flatten the seam and stitch across one end. turn inside out and press.

On one long edge of the large fabric measure from the bottom  and mark 7cm, 16 cm and 41 cm.
Pin the raw edges of the 19 cm strap at the 7 cm mark and pin a loop at each of the 16  and 41 cm marks.

Sew the long edges of the quiver together.  Where the loops are attached sew again to make the seam strong.  Sew  the bottom closed.

Turn right side out and stitch the hook side of the Velcro to the strap close to the seam.
Insert the pvc pipe with the end cap on and measure where the fuzzy, loop side needs to go in order to hold the pipe firmly.  It doesn't need to be very tight, just enough so that it holds the retaining cap and that will stop the pipe from sliding out of the fabric tube.
At the open end turn under 5mm twice for a hem.  This leaves a bit of pipe showing so that it is easier to remove. 

My son also wanted to number them so the club can easily tell if any have gone missing. I used some scrap evenweave as waste canvas to stitch cross-stitch numbers which I got from 97 Needlepoint Alphabets by B Borssuck.

Very quick and easy.  I guess each quiver took about an hour in total.  I finished them in three days and I wasn't working flat out either.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013 12:48:41 PM »

Can I just say that seamstresses can make just about anything!!!!!

wow--lucky kiddo to have a creative and practical mom!  They turned out well...it would be nice to see one in action with the arrows inside...I am still not quite sure how it is carried...

Good colors...hope they don't go missing!

« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013 03:06:21 PM »

So it's kind of like a quiver cozy. Sweet! Very rad being able to take care of your boy's club like that. Your numbering is genius as well. Very nicely stitched all around.

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013 07:49:36 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen to be a Featured Project!

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013 10:37:17 AM »

This rocks is so many ways.

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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013 10:57:04 AM »

Thanks for all the great comments and for making this a featured project.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013 04:54:30 PM »

Wow! Thanks for the tutorial, because my bf has an amazing bow and no arrows. I was planning on buying arrows for him, but he would still have no quiver. This solves that problem!

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013 06:17:41 PM »

So cool!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013 11:10:25 AM »

...it would be nice to see one in action with the arrows inside...I am still not quite sure how it is carried...

Finally got my son to send me a couple of pictures of one of his club mates using one of the quivers.

My son made wire clips that hook the nylon cord to the archer's belt or waistband.
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