Saturday, February 2, 2013

January Sewing Challenge

So we're a day late in posting our January sewing challenge.  We've been a little busy this month.  One of us is working on a RED project.  Can't tell you the details yet, but it will be finished shortly.  Well, in time for Valentine's Day!!!  The other one of us has been busy getting ready to set up a display at a cool local shop that sells things made only in Ohio.  We're happy to report that the display is now up and open for business.

SO.....our January sewing challenge was to make an item out of a pre-cut bundle.  You may say....pre-cut bundle, what's that?  It's a bundle of fabric that's already cut up into different sizes. They're great for making small projects or big projects (like a quilt).  If you use them for quilts, you won't  have to do alot of crazy cutting.

Project #1 is a set of coasters made from the lovely "Little Black Dress" collection by Moda.  These fabrics are just beautiful.  The maker of these fine coasters forgot to take pictures of all the different fabrics, but you can get a glimpse of them here.  There are some masculine prints and some feminine prints, so they would make awesome pillows for your couch.



Project #2 is a set of beautiful ombre placemats made to look like a paint sample.  Ombre is one of my favorite styles of fabric.  If you're unfamiliar with ombre, it is fabric that has been given a dip-dye effect so the shades of color graduate from light to dark.  It is just beautiful!!  There are 7 placemats in this collection, and they are available for purchase for $50.  If you are interested in them, please let us know.  We can't tell you who made them just yet, but soon we can reveal that secret!

We are very excited about next month's challenge.  We will be making the Weekender Tote by Amy Butler.  It's a little scary and alot exciting.  We need to get really busy on these, because we're taking a trip together to Washington, DC in early March. We both need to have the totes done so we can put them to good use on the trip.

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