WOW, time flies! Just a few minutes this morning. I am working on repairing some antique quilts for a customer. It is slow work but very rewarding when you see the results! Will have to take some pics. I made some magazine holders for all of my magazines...wow, I have a lot of mags and books!! But I cannot let go of any of them...lol. See the pics...Here are some general instructions...
Front and back are cut at 12 1/2" x 49". Each pocket is cut at 12 1/2" x 17". The pockets are folded in half and a decorative stitch done across the top for a little extra support. Then I sewed the bottom of each pocket to the front (right side) starting with the bottom pocket. Once it was sewn on, I laid the next pocket down so there was 5" between the top of the bottom pocket and the next one and sewed the bottom of the 2nd pocket down. I did this with a zig zag stitch for support. I made a total of 7 pockets and sewed each one on that way. BOTTOMS only, Once that was done, I laid them all out flat and put the back side down on top with right sides of the front and back together and the pockets between and pinned to secure. I sewed down one side, across the bottom and up the other side leaving the top open. I turned it inside out and pressed it and then topstitched the sides. I turned the top down inside about 2" and topstitched it closed and added the grommets. They hold a lot of mags/books. I did use a little more than a 1/4" seam allowance on this too. The finished is about 11 1/2" x 46". Hope you enjoy!!!!!
As always, have a wonderful day and God Bless ! !
It has been a busy weekend. Lots to do, but I did finally get some pictures of my building and got them posted. Check in the "other" catagory for pics. I realized this week that I have a TON of magazines and books. I have 2 magazine holders on the back of my door now that I bought at "The Container Store" in Houston one time. I decided I think I can make one like it and am going to try this week. Will post pictures of the ones on the door and what I made with instructions on the sizes I used. They should be pretty easy... I HOPE!!!! Until later. have a wonderful week. Keep smiling and God Bless!
Wow, where did February go! It seems like just yesterday it was January and now it is the first of March. February brought a milestone, my son turned 40 on the 18th. WOW, that makes me feel old!!!! Now this month I turn 62..filed for my social Security and that will start in May which is just around the corner. My son and daughter in law closed on a house, but it needs a lot of work so they will be here for a while yet. Gardening is starting and I am itching to get out in the dirt! Today I bought compost and tomato plants and some cucumber plants. Hope to get the tiller out Saturday and get the garden ready to put them in. For now they are in a little greenhouse. We planted some squash seeds and they are coming up. Our raffle quilt sales for our quilt guild are going well, we have sold right at $1000 worth of tickets and have until the 17th when the drawing is done. Picture is in the "other quilts" section. Got to go visit my sister this last weekend for a baby shower for my other sisters new grandbaby on the way. Was a long weekend trip, down to Lake Jackson/Clute and then to Houston for the shower and then back home.
Something exciting, my quilt room has outside walls up, next will be electric and get the door in. Bathroom is framed and then we will have to do insulation and sheetrock. I am working on plans for shelving and layout. That is getting to be the fun part!
For now, I need to get back to my quilts and get busy. Stay happy, keep smiling and God Bless!