I’ve been knitting more these last few months just because it’s easier to grab and take around with me. So I’ve been using Ravelry more and more.
It got me thinking – is there a Ravelry for quilting?
Let me know! I’d love to try it out.
In the meantime, I made a project bag
My husband and MIL took off to the Philippines last Thursday because my Brother-In-Law passed away suddenly. I gave them all the bags I’d made so far for them to give away as they saw fit. It’s a great feeling. Now I need to make more bags to put my projects into. 🙂 Anyway, here is the latest one. I’ve still got a ton of that fabric (the floral one). It’s like a home dec fabric and it works great for making bags with substance. I’m trying different stitches on my machine because I want the stitch definition at the top of the bag to be more defined. I am using 28W Aurifil to help with that. This is why I buy thread. I stopped just buying thread because I want to use what I got but I think I want to try the 12W or thicker. I don’t know if I have that already in black. I want the stitches to stand out on top of the fabric. With the 50W it sinks into the fabric and gets lost. I like it how the 28W looks better than the 50W but it’s not quite where I want it. So I’ll try the 12W next. I need to play with more stitches on my machine too because I might just find something that works with a different stitch.
I am also using parachute cords because it helps with drawing the bag open and closed. I like it! I was using fabric at first but it was difficult to open and close the bag. I also discovered that you have to burn the ends so that they don’t fray. Last weekend I burnt the ends but I didn’t burn them enough and it looked weird. Here’s how they look this weekend. I like them better but, boy, do they stink!
I’m going to try to get around to some quilting today too. With the hubby out of town for a few weeks, I hope to get some serious crafting done.
~happy quilting and knitting and sewing…
Great bag. What is ravelry?
Ravelry is for knitting and crochet projects and patterns.
Oh Melanie — it’s good to hear what you’ve been up to! Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. I hope you have a wonderful, enjoyable time of crafting!