The wonderful Carol at Just Let me Quilt has pulled together a great group of bloggers to share some gift ideas. I decided it was time to do something fun with selvedges. I’ve wanted to make a dopp kit for awhile, too. Hmmmm, sounds like a quilty mash-up to me!
I used a tutorial from Melly Sews and started with sewing together selvedges. Then I added a layer of fusible interfacing and and one layer of batting and machine quilted it. Then I cut my pieces out and assembled my bag. For the handle, I used a 4″ x 10″ piece with interfacing to make the handle. Honestly, if I hadn’t been binge watching “Unorthodox” on Netflix then it would have easily been an under 2-hour project.
Wouldn’t these make a great gift for your sewist friends? You could even fill them with little gifts! And, since they were made from scrappy bits, and leftover batting (or you could Frankenbatt your smaller pieces) they’d be free! We define free in my sewing room as a project that doesn’t require a trip to the quilt shop. (Fabric has a wildly rapid depreciation rate, by the way. Just sayin’.)
Before I go and send you off to visit this fabulous line up, I just want to thank Carol for putting this all together. She is truly a Wonder Woman!
I also need to share that it’s my oldest daughter’s birthday today! I can’t tell you how grateful I am that a dark and stormy night in October landed me with this precious gift!
Obviously with Covid, we’re keeping it quiet and just hanging out with gluten- free treats and the Great British Baking Show!
I hope your week is off to a good start and you find some fun projects to light your creative fire (lol autocorrect just tried to call it a caffeine fire…it knows me too well!)
Hop back soon and happy quilting!