Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fabric buckets are FUN ... seriously!

I'm happily making samples for upcoming classes and am having a seriously great time making fabric buckets for my Modern Machine Quilting class that starts later this month. The class includes four projects from Christina Cameli's fabulous book First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting:

Christina blogs at A Few Scraps ... go check it out. She just made a messenger bag using Jennifer Sampou's new Shimmer fabric collection ... drool.

Before you look at the fabric buckets ... warning warning warning ... they are addictive! Fun and so easy to make ... and I can take no credit whatsoever; I simply followed Christina's excellent instructions.

Fabric Buckets
The fabric bucket on top and to the right were quilted with free motion designs but the fabric at bottom left was quilted with a decorative stitch and a walking foot ... easy as can be!

I want to make gobs and gobs ... to organize socks, scarves, gloves and in my sewing room, the fabric buckets are ideal for zippers and trims. One of my students thought up this idea:  line with a laminate for a pot of flowers. And of course they are a perfect gift container for a quilter ... just fill with a pattern and some fat quarters!

Here, one of the buckets is filled with the diamonds and triangles I cut to make a Night Sky quilt (pattern by Julie Herman, Jaybird Quilts):

Fabric Bucket full of patches ready to sew
Thank you Christina!

Happy Easter weekend everyone and thank you for stopping by.

PS ... I am now hooked on fabric buckets ... you too? You might enjoy my Pinterest board of fabric buckets, bowls and baskets.