Happy Monday! I’ve been working on a couple of things besides trying to figure how to sew on my new used Mega Quilter. I’m kind of frugal. Ok, I am frugal and I hate wasting fabric and batting to practice. So I had a square I made for a quilt along that I quit following along and thought I would quilt it on my new machine.
It wasn’t an easy task. Those big frames are not made for quilting something small. I couldn’t grab the sides and I struggled but it looks good enough to sew together into a pillow. Below is the back of the pillow.
I have since sewed together an applique throw and starting quilting it but it is awful and although I won’t use it as a throw I will use it for practice. I just watched another CreativeBug class and will practice what I’ve learned on my new applique practice piece.
I learned some great new designs on CreativeBug. Have you looked at CreativeBug yet? If not, you should. You can look here. I like Craftsy too and have taken several classes but the last two classes I took were repetitive of others I had taken and at $20 a shot, it is simply too much for me to pay. CreativeBug is $9.99 a month but you can cancel at anytime plus they offer a free two week trial and that gives you access to every class they have. Right now they are also having a sale that you can get a whole year of CreativeBug for only $50.00. Craftsy constantly freezes on me too and I have to refresh, start and the beginning and try to find my place again. I have watched 6 CreativeBug classes to date and not once did the video freeze. I’m a new big fan.
On to my other new project. It is a new phone case with zipper for some money or a card. You could add a side strap and make it a wristlet but I’m going to make this one to hang around my neck with a loop to connect to a lanyard. I always carry a wristlet except when I take a walk and when I walk I like to be hands free. I didn’t sew the loop on yet but I’ll show you when I’m done.
I also drew up and saved my pattern and will be posting it free for anyone to try. I took it to work today to copy and save but it is Monday and Mondays are so busy at work, I didn’t get around to copying the pattern. In a day or two, I’ll have it available for you so check back.
If you missed the Giveaway List this weekend, be sure to check now. I find new giveaways daily. You can see the list here or at the top of the page.
See you next time.