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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Kindle cover on: April 29, 2012 08:21:14 PM
I wanted a protective cover for my new Kindle, but I wanted it to feel like a real book. I found a pattern I liked at a local quilt shop. http://www.amazon.com/Atkinson-Reader-Kindle-Sewing-Pattern/dp/B0051WBQDC I knew I would have to alter it a little because I have a Kindle Touch and there are not as many buttons on the bottom front. The pattern was really easy to follow and it went together quickly.

The main fabric is light blue with brightly colored flowers. The flowers have brown centers, so I used brown as the contrasting color in the binding. The pink tassel is the lining fabric.

The pattern called for either an elastic band or Velcro as the closure. I figured that either of these options may wear out. I altered this to use a magnetic closure. (I checked and the magnet will not damage the Kindle)

The lining is a calico pink with flowers. There are pockets on the left - the upper one fits the M-Edge light.

I had to alter the pattern so that the pocket on the bottom to be shorter in height. I really like that there is access for the charger and the power button. The top was supposed to be secured with elastic, but again, I was worried that elastic may wear out and get nasty. I had extra pocket fabric left over, so I used that to create two pockets on the top. I know my binding looks bad. I'm just too lazy to do binding by hand.

The cover splayed open.

I'm pretty happy with this! It's really well padded and I feel like it will be protected in my bag.  Cheesy
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Fold-n-Go Pillow and Blanket for Kids on: January 01, 2011 09:16:23 PM
I take 150ish junior high kids on a 4 day trip out of state every spring.  I could really use one of these.  Did you use a pattern?  Wanna make a tutorial?  Cheesy
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Drum Major on: October 30, 2010 04:59:54 PM
This is so adorable!

I was a drum majorette in like 5th grade.  Now I'm a band director....
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hippie apron skirt on: February 21, 2010 11:29:44 AM
You got three of my favorite things!  Purple, butterflies, and festival dresses!!!  Gorgeous!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Christmas 2009 clothing gifts on: December 26, 2009 05:52:16 PM
Wow!  You did a lot of work.  Very nice!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pencil skirt w/ tutorial on: December 22, 2009 06:16:14 PM
Love it with the red belt!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Scraps halter w/ possible design! on: July 22, 2009 08:31:14 PM
I think this has inspired me! LOVE it!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: A Patchwork Skirt on: July 17, 2009 02:29:52 PM
Super cute!  Patchwork is hard.  Way to go!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Percussion Mallet Bag on: July 16, 2009 08:13:04 AM
I am currently pursuing my masters degree in music education.  My percussion instructor asked me to replace the bag that they currently used for bass drum beaters, and I was up to the challenge.  I would definitely do some things differently, and my machine is making it clear that it needs to be replaced, but I am overall pleased.

Please forgive the quality of the pictures--my camera batteries were dying and the lens wouldn't focus...

Here is Julio, the percussion department assistant.  He is very sad that the beaters keep falling out of the old bag:

But I made Julio so happy with a new bag!

Here is how it looks inside:

All buckled up:

The college's logo, which I put on using dark inkjet transfers:

It was a fun project, and much less expensive than the ones you can buy.
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Circles are finally done on: May 25, 2009 10:03:17 AM
I love yours tons more than the original.
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