Friday, April 16, 2010

ER/LQS Visit

Got up early to finish two bags for Sew & Tell.  Joy started knocking, coughing on lint.  Got out my vacuum and gave her a good cleaning.  I replaced her needle.  As I was threading her I learned an important lesson.  Never, no not ever, should you bump into your pedal when your needle threader is down!  Especially when you are going to Paducah next week!!!!!!!!  911!!!!!  911!!!!

Called the ER LQS that I got her at.  They got me in today!!  Needle threader is no longer jammed in the way!!!!!  No needle threader until after Paducah, but at least I won't be sewing on our Hello Kitty Janome!!!!
I was sewing these to use as shopping bags in Paducah!!!! Dee gave me the toile. It has children playing on it. About fell off my chair when I saw Amy's toile bag today! LOL!!

I was saving this fabric to make a Lucille bag from the tutorial that Penny posted over at sewtakeahike.
Thanks Penny!!

I did lengthen the straps to make a shoulder bag.  Turned and flipped (the bag, not myself) instead of making binding.  Added ric-rac just 'cause.


Inside I added a divided pocket for my cell phone and a change purse.  You just need those things when you are fabric shopping.  (You can still see the marking line for the divided pocket...oops!)

Also, I finished a tutorial this week for old fashioned pillowcases just to say thanks to all those who took the time to offer advice for my quilt border.  Please show me your pictures if you decide to make some!!

Be sure to visit all the other sew and tell participants by clicking on the button on my side bar!!

Blessings,

KT

19 comments:

  1. Well, great minds think alike, right? That bag sure is pretty, and looks like plenty of space to fill up with goodies next week!

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  2. oh this is so cute! i love it

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  3. THis is a beautiful bag. Well done!! Tammy

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  4. Oh my goodness, I am SOOOOO JEALOUS that you're going to Paducah! I think this was Toile Sew & Tell Friday. Great minds, right? Your bags are perfect for some fun shopping.

    My pumpkin seed pattern is from Quiltsmart. I've linked to them before - I should put them on my sidebar or something. I think the address is just Quiltsmart.com. Wish you lived closer - I'm doing a quick tutorial with some friends tonight. It's embarrassingly easy and I love the result (obviously). If you order some and you can't figure it out from the directions, email me at brianini@comcast.net and I'll do a step-by-step tutorial on my blog. Good luck! Have fun in Paducah! (I tried to email you but my computer tried to launch something crazy. Sorry for the long comment.)

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  5. Love the bag but upset that I can't go to Paducah... I live to far west and I can't walk that far.

    That is too funny, you and Amy with the toile! Great minds think alike.
    Thanks for sharing and have fun!

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  6. Great bag! Hope it gets well filled in Paducah!

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  7. Hope you and your bag have a great time in Paducah.

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  8. Sweet bags KT. Have a fabulous time. Hope the bag is big enough.

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  9. Sweet bag!I love the rick rack!
    Have fun in Paducah!

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  10. This is so cute. I really love toile. I've seen it featured a few times this week. It's so beautiful.

    I laughed when I saw that you named your machine Joy. That's the name of my dryer. (The washer is Pride.) :-)

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  11. Lovely bag! I know you'll fill with it all sorts of cool stuff. :-) Have a great time!

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  12. That is so pretty! Have fun in Paducah! :o)

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  13. Lucky you, going to Paducah! Be sure and fill up that great-lookin' bag!

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  14. I hope you find lots of goodies to fill your bag! I'm excited to make my first trip to Paducah on Friday.

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  15. Cute, cute bag! Have fun filling it with lots of wonderful things!

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  16. KT, your bag is lovely. The ric rac for the binding is a perfect touch! I'm sure it will come in handy during your Paducah visit. Have a fabulous time!!!

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  17. Wonderful bag! I love the red ric rac. Have a fun time in Paducah.

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  18. Wow KT! I love your rendition of the lucille picnic bag! That toile fabric is beautiful!

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  19. Such a cute bag.

    Wanna know what's funny? My back-up machine is Aubry's Hello Kitty Janome. I just have to get it back from my daughter Emily. :)

    I think we need an extra machine in this family!

    Randi @ i have to say

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