I'm off to Toowoomba (again)

The patchwork storage box.

I decided to stitch a prototype first before sewing the box I intend to give as my gift and I am so pleased that I did.  It isn't quite finished as yet but I think I have worked out everything that can go wrong.  At least I hope so.

Firstly, the interfacing that is recommended is very stiff and bulky, which is great to support the shape, but horrible for seams and hems.  So I turned a hem at the top first so that the interfacing sits in the fold.

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 8.23.52 pm

I followed the instructions and cut out the fabric and interfacing , sewing the two together around the edge and then quilted them.  It worked but I think I will quilt first and then cut out the shape .  Another problem was of my own making.  I thought I would use a gold metallic thread for the quilting.  Big mistake.  The thread just broke, so I switched to a rayon thread and got a better result.

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 8.24.06 pm

And those clips around the edge.  I couldn't find my quilting ones so used some clear pegs from Ikea.  They do a terrific job at a fraction of the cost.  Now to finish the real thing.  I have to have it done by 3:30pm so I can catch the 4pm ferry.




Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Good luck with it!

Carolyn Foley

Success all finished.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)