Wednesday 1 February 2012

A stitch in colour i-pad cover

The second piece of holiday sewing was my new i-pad cover and what better to use for this then Malka Dubrawsky's new fabric collection I featured in my last stash note.

This took a while to make but it was well worth it. I so love this cover. It is bright, cheerful and really stands out.

 For the front I made an improve log cabin block. Can you see how I included the selvedge with the fabric name ?

The back shows more improve piecing where I pieced 4 rectangular blocks first before piecing them together. I quilted in circular motion using my 50 weight Aurifil thread for the first time for quilting. I normally prefer a weightier thread for quilting such as my favourite Gueterman Sulky 30 but I think for smaller pieces like this a thinner thread might actually be better.


The lining is a lovely spotted red and white number left over from sewing my newphew's Advent Calender.  To close I simply used a hair elastic and a nice button.

 And here you see how nicely the i-pad fits.

I used the excellent tutorial from 'One Shabby Chick' though I somewhat reduced the measurement as I found the dimension a bit on the roomy side.


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