Are you ready to piece together a cute cover for your sewing machine?
Well, let's get started!
My machine measures 15-1/4" across the front (side to side), 7" from front to back, and 26" from the bottom of the front, all the way to the bottom of the back (over the top of the machine). It will be simple to make this bigger or smaller by adding or subtracting rows.
Here is a look at what we are working towards.
Here is a supply list for this project:
Enough scraps to cut ninety 3-1/2" tumblers
20" X 29" piece of backing fabric
20 X 29" piece of warm and natural batting
1/4 yard fabric for the ties
1/4 yard fabric for the binding
Tumbler Template or Accuquilt Go! Cutter and 3-1/2" Tumbler Die
You will also need a rotary mat, cutter and ruler, a sewing machine, thread, and assorted basic sewing supplies. To complete the quilting by machine, you will need a walking foot or a free motion foot that fits your machine.
I used my Accuquilt cutter (follow this instructions on your machine), but you can also use a tumbler template (these are available in my shop).
To cut using the template, lay out your fabric. I happened to have some 5" squares, but you can use a smaller piece. You can also just cut from a larger piece.
I laid out 4 layers of fabric on my mat:
Now I make piles of the rows. I start with the first template on the left hand side and I stack it on the second template, and that one on the third template, etc., until you have the whole row stacked. I had 10 stacks of 9 tumblers each when I was done. I always use a piece of paper and a safety pin to mark each of my rows:
Here is how to sew your tumblers together. You MUST be sure to sew each one on in the correct direction that it is laid out in. If you flip one upside down you will have to use your seam ripper. This will be an obvious mistake if you make it.
Lay template 2 on top of template 1, as shown:
Matching your seams, sew all of the rows together using the same seam allowance measurement used to sew the tumbler blocks together:
Now you can set it aside until the next step, which will be posted on Wednesday.
Please be sure to leave comments and questions in this post, or in the Flickr group discussion area.