Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Consumption of fabric

No eating quilt fabric! At least not on your own. That's what it says on the selvedge of this fabric!! I am definitely going to start saving selvedges for a natty project sometime.

I stitched this picture for a peg bag. It's a pattern from Willow Valley Store. Cathy is an Australian designer.

This is the first time I have used ric-rac as an edging. Can you see it along the top of the pocket?

The stitchery is the front pocket, then there is an oval opening I have edged with ric-rac too.

The pegs are accessed through the oval opening.
How cute is this ric-rac?

Next I need put a child-sized wooden coat hanger across the top and shape the bag to the curve before I add a binding to hold the layers together.

I don't have any child-sized wooden hangers that aren't already decorated. Isn't this bananas in pyjamas one cute? Mum gave it to me about 5 years ago.

Where am I going to find these coat hangers in my town???


Outbackgirl said...

Well, we do describe fabric as "Yummy" sometimes!
I suggest you can cut down an adults sized wooden coathanger, or even retwist a wire one, as the hook is the only part you will see.

Bizarre Quilter said...

What a great idea! Thanks!!

Yesss... they are yummy fabrics. LOL!!

Made by Andrea said...

Hi, I bought child size wooden hangers from a craft section in either Big W or KMart or Spotlight. They work a treat. You get 4 in a pack for just a couple of dollars. Seriously cute stitchery! Hugs, Andrea

Karen said...

Perfect stitchery for a peg bag. Love the fabric and the ric rac. Also, love the bird stitcheries.