After deleting all the deleted comments (they still count, apparently), we had 349 entries. Wowie! I’m glad so many of you had interest in this awesome machine. But, #222 was the lucky number! Who is #222?
Whose winning entry said “Just joined your blog as a FOLLOWER!”
Yay Sara!! She mentioned in another entry how her hands were already sighing with relief over those rag dies. Let’s all hope she has happier hands from now on! Sara, I’ve e-mailed you :)
I do have one more project to share with you. Super easy, again, and it’s been helping me keep my workspace a little more tidy!
It started with this little machine, the tumbler die, and some scrap fabric,
And I got some great cuts out of my scraps!
I even cut my fusible interfacing (heavy weight) with the cutter. It made it nice and easy.
After cutting all the tumbler shapes, I cut some 2” squares of outer fabric, lining fabric, and interfacing. When all my outer fabric had the interfacing ironed on, I got stitching.
I started and stopped sewing 1/4” from each end. This is a must, trust me!
And I kept going on all 4 sides until I had this:
Then, I pinned two adjacent sides together, and sewed with 1/4” seam allowance. Repeat until all sides are sewn!
See how the 2” square is pulled out of the way? That is so it doesn’t get sewn into the seam somehow. Ignore my seam allowance there, it shifted when I took my hands away to take the picture ;)
When all 4 sides were done, I had a cute little cup. So I repeated the process with the lining, leaving a little hole in one side for turning.
Then, I put the lining into the outer fabric with right sides together.
See how nicely it fits? To make it fit even better once it was turned, I trimmed the seam allowance down a little big on the sides.
The next step was to sew around the top of the tumbler cup.
Then I turned it right side out and sewed the opening shut! Easy peasy.
I use this one to hold my binder clips by my computer.
And this one sits at my sewing table to hold all my presser feet and extra needles.
The interfacing keeps it nice and sturdy, and it is really handy to have next to my machine. I switch presser feet a lot, so opening my machine and/or getting up to go to my cupboard was a nuisance. I’m glad they are so accessible now!