Friday, February 27, 2015

Steering Wheel Cover Pattern

The last post I titled a "Blizzard" of wheel covers. And the next day we got 12" of snow! The forecast said 1"-3". As quilters we know there is a huge difference between 3" and 12"!!
That is my 14" Omnigrip ruler stuck in the snow. We had 12" and then icy rain beat it back to 10.5" and put a hard crust on the snow. Good day to sew.

I need to thread all these elastic pieces into the casings.......
Aren't these Vera Bradley fabrics gorgeous? So fun to sew with.

A bunch are finished. Slow process.

And Sasha keeps interrupting me. She wants me to take her for a walk. She is persistent.

These Vera Bradley wheel covers are for Lynn to sell in her Holman's Creations shop. ($25)
And this is the pattern available in my shop at Susan's Quilt Creations. ($6)
You can now make your own wheel cover using your favorite fabrics.
 Or holiday fabrics.
 Or patriotic fabrics.
Or silly happy fabrics.
I like to change which fabric is on top of the wheel. 
It's like having a new wheel cover when I switch which is on top.

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop? Linked to Confessions of a Fabric Addict linky party.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Blizzard of Steering Wheel Covers

What do you do when it is ZERO degrees out with a wicked wind chill of -18??
The answer is to stay inside and sew.
On this Frigid Friday I'm sewing steering wheel covers made out of Vera Bradley cloth napkins that I cut into 6" x 10" pieces. It takes 5 pieces to make one wheel cover.
These are the ingredients in a cover: fabric, elastic and grippy shelf liner.
This is my Friday Finish for Crazy Mom Quilts!
And I still have LOTS of sewing to do...
These are my fabrics for the sets A thru F.
Each SET will be 6 identical wheel covers. 
I will give 3 of each set to my daughter, Lynn, to sell in her ETSY shop: Holman's Creations.
The other 3 of each set I will sell at our local quilt show in April. 
(And the covers that don't sell at the show will go to Lynn to sell.)

The casings are sewn and ready for grippy liner.

This Vera Bradley fabric wasn't a napkin. I bought it on Ebay. This is the special Disney print.

The only place to get Disney Vera Bradley is at a Disney theme park or online at the theme park web site, or Ebay.

I'm also going to write the pattern for these wheel covers because I know quilters would rather make their own than buy pre-made.

My husband's little MD gnome has an incorrect reading on his thermometer.
My hands FROZE trying to get this picture and the reading shows it's -2C when actually it's -2F!
Stay warm and happy sewing.

See other fine Friday finishes at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Jack Sparrow in fabric

On the web site Fandom In Stitches I found a file for a 12" x 12" foundation pieced Jack Sparrow block designed by Michelle Thompson. My son is a Jack Sparrow fan and his birthday is coming up soon. I thought he might like a portrait of Jack to hang on the wall of his bachelor pad. So I printed the foundation papers and pulled a bunch of fabric out.

Check out the detail!! Are you intimidated yet?

Cover sheet of all the pieces and where they go.

Starting with A. This unit has 15 pieces!

This is unit A and B sewn together.

And we have eyes!

It's a slow process but it's coming along.

Look at this GREAT feather fabric I found in may stash!

Look at all those seams!


I had to use tweezers to get all the tiny pieces out.

I'm not completely pleased with his nose but I haven't figured out what to do about it.
But Michelle Thompson did an excellent job designing this!