Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hot Pads

More kits from Connecting Threads, these hot pads coordinate with the Market Bags in the previous post.  I used one layer of Insul-Brite and one layer of quilt batting to make sure they truly work as a hot pad.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Market Bags

I love to sew with kits as I love when the fabrics have been selected for me.  If I put the fabric colors together, I never seem to have enough contrast.  I made two of these bags that look perfect to take to the farmers market.  The green and purple on the outside of the bag are pockets.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Second Coffee Sack Bag

This is my second attempt at creating a tote bag with the coffee bags I brought back from Hawaii.  I thought the first one would be substantial with just the burlap and a cotton lining.  After taking it on a trip, realized that it wasn't substantial enough.  This bag was created using fusible fleece on both the outer and lining pieces and works much better.  Now I am in the process of taking apart the first bag and adding the fleece to the bag pieces.