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Monday, July 16, 2012

My new Sewing Machine Cover



With a pack of charm squares, plus a half hexagon template, a little more fabric and I have a new sewing machine cover that I love! 

Cut and sewn into rows

The rows sewn together

Two borders added on both sides

I decided to use a pieced hexagon top that I had made a while ago to make a cover for my sewing machine.  With a little more fabric for two borders, ties, binding,  backing and batting it went together easily and quickly. I chose to use free motion quilting, I am out of practice so it was nice to get in a little on a smaller project like this.
  If you go  here to Randi's blog, ihavetosay,  you can see her tutorial, that is where I initially found the idea!


This is the way it looks all sewn, quilted, ties sewn in place and bound. 

It will cover this sewing machine. 

Front, after being washed and dried. Love the crinkled look.

Back



I followed the tutorial mostly, with a few modifications, and measurements to fit my machine.

I originally made this for my other sewing machine, except after it was washed and dried, it was a tighter fit than I wanted. I thought I had allowed for shrinkage but it was not quite enough. I guess that means I will have to make another one!

 It was fun and easy to make. Maybe you have an unfinished patchwork piece that you could use to make into a sewing machine cover!

32 comments:

  1. So Cute! I've just started free motion machine quilting and for my first project I made a roll up travel changing pad - this project (sized appropriately) would make the cutest changing pad! I just love the hexagons.

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  2. It looks great. I think I need to make one,......wonder if I could make one long arm sized....hmmmm

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  3. I love it! I'm thinking of doing a similar one using paper piecing triangles

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  4. It's so pretty! I have a charm pack I wasn't sure what to do with and your hexagons have me inspired :) Really nice work!

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  5. I love it! It's so pretty and fun!

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  6. This is just beautiful! I love the half hexagon idea....must try it!

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  7. That's adorable...now I want one! =) Great job.

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  8. It is a beautiful way to dress up your machine. well done.

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  9. Beautiful! I love Ruby, too! Have a nice day!

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  10. So adorable! But I have to admit, I'm totally in love with the chicken on your hutch!

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  11. Hi Clara!! I just love it!! So beautiful! I am need of a cover for my sewing machine, so this is perfect!! Thank you for sharing!! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

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  12. I love this too! Ruby is one of my favorite fabrics.
    Hugs
    Donna

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  13. Ooh I love it! And I love how the prints of Ruby make it look like they're whole hexagons! Now to get myself off the computer and start sewing, thanks for the inspiration! Love you!

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  14. OOo I love this!! It's so pretty and cute! :) Hope you have a happy day! xo Holly

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  15. So sweet, I love Bonnie & Camille's fabric lines, Vintage Modern is probably my favorite followed closely by Ruby and Marmalade!

    Also love that half hexie template, much quicker than English paper piecing!!

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  16. So cute! Your sewing machine looks very happy to have such a lovely cover :) I have been meaning to make one for ages now. Maybe this will be the inspiration I need!

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  17. Too cute ~ Thanks for sharing ~

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  18. So cute!! I've been needing to make a cover for my new machine. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jennifer :)

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  19. I should make something like that for my machine--yours is so pretty.

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  20. Ooh beautiful cover. I have plans to make the baby tumbler machine cover for my MIL and was going to do it for her quilt along actually. Sadly, things beyond my control happened and I've not been able to get it started yet. I love hexies though so yours really is another I love so much.

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  21. This is so adorable...I love it!

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  22. This is just so cute...you're so clever!

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  23. OMG, Clara, it's beyond adorable! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. What talent you have..to be able to whip that up...pure delight and the colours are amazing. xoxoox

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  25. Oh my gosh - I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing - I am going to get one of those templates asap!
    Blessings!

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  26. LOVE IT! Love the template! I need one, too...

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  27. Cute sewing machine clover. I love me some hexagons!!

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