All posts by TeresaDownUnder

Recorder sleeve case

Materials

11 Fat quarters (9 for the Irish chain, one for the top border and one for the inside sleeve).
Matching ribbon

Cut 9 2 inch strips one out of each fat quarter and stitch together.

Stitch both ends together to make a tube.

Cut 4 strips across at 2 inch intervals and stitch to make an Irish chain.

Stitch together on the sides to make a sleeve.

Cut a rectangle 6.5i inch x 5 inch and stitch to the top of the Irish chain. Fold in half, iron and top stitch. Turn inside out.

Cut a rectangle 6.5 inch x 15.5 inch and stitch around 2 sides to make the inside of the sleeve.

Insert in the outer sleeve and fold the hem inside to match both inside and outside edges. Stitch sleeves together using a decorative stitch.

Stitch in ribbon on one side.

Applique quilt

Based on Liquorice Allsorts quilt from Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

Finished quilt at last!
Finished quilt
This is the quilt top
This is the quilt back. It is made with similar fabrics as the top.
Applique detail. There are 12 applique blocks in total.
Quick sewing stripes that go between blocks.
Stripes are trimmed to 3.5 inches.
All blocks are complete.
Sewing stripes to blocks.
Assembling the quilt.
Nearly there.
Pinning the border in place.
Stitching the border.
Quilt top completed.
Bottom of quilt finished. Inside out.

Wonky log cabin scrap quilt

Based on a tutorial by Tallgrass Prairie Studio.

iPhone slipcover

Materials

3 3/4 x 10 inch piece of felt for the inside
3 3/4 x 10 inch piece of cotton fabric
3 3/4 x 10 inch one sided fusible interfacing
ribbon

Note: the slipcover has a very tight fit. Feel free to add an extra 1/4 or 1/2 inch to the width and height of the fabrics.

Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the cotton fabric.

Place felt and cotton fabric with right sides together and stitch all around except for a small 1 inch gap on the shorter side.

Trim corners. Turn inside out and iron flat.

Fold ribbon in half and place a small portion inside the 1 inch gap. Top stitch all along the narrow top on each side.

Fold in half and stitch both sides very close to the edge.

I used ribbon to stop the iPhone falling off the slipcover though the fit is so tight it’s not really necessary. It’s probably not very practical either when answering calls. But it looks good.

Tooth Fairy pillow

Tooth fairy pillow tutorial

Tooth Fairy Pillows make great birthday presents for girls as well as boys.

Materials

You will need 4 different fabrics, some ribbon and a piece of white felt and some filling.

Cut:

9 inch square for the back
3 1/2 inch x 9 inch rectangle for the front and top
6 inch x 9 inch rectangle for the front bottom
9 inch piece of ribbon and some more for the hook and bow
3 inch square for the pocket

Method

Stitch both rectangles to form the front and iron to one side.

Stitch the ribbon directly to hide the seam.

Make a bow with a piece of ribbon and stitch in place.

Cut pocket, hem it around all sides and stitch very close to the edge.

Draw a tooth on the white piece of felt and cut. Stitch to the pocket.

Stitch pocket to the cushion on an angle.

Cut an 8 inch ribbon, fold in half and attach it to the top of the front top rectangle. This will serve as a hook to hang the cushion on the door handle.

Place both back and front rectangles right side together and stitch all around leaving an opening on the bottom part to insert the filling.

Turn inside out clipping corners of excess fabric first.

Fill cushion and close opening by hand when finished.

Hang on door. I added a bought store organza bag inside the pocket to collect the tooth more easily.

Other Tooth fairy pillows

You can experiment with different ornaments using beads,  sequins, felt die cuts, and the like.

Tooth Fairy cushion

Tooth Fairy pillow

Tooth Fairy pillow

Tooth Fairy pillow

A variation of the tooth fairy pillow in a heart shape.