Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sewing Machine Dustcover w/Ties

I had a need to cover my NC machine while not in use -- like when I'm in MD! So I looked through interesting quilt blocks that I wanted to try and found one that I modified to suit my project. The simplest way to make a dustcover is to make a rectangular quilt and add ties. That was my method.

This is the original pattern I modified.
Because my machine sits down in a table I needed a 22" cover from front to back.
These blocks are 11" each PLUS the setting fabric.

So I modified the pattern to be 9" x 11".

I love the background fabric and chose these batiks to go with it.

This is the back. (Thanks, Mom!)
I quilted following the orange lines first, then green, then white.

On the front side I quilted between the previous lines of quilting.
My bobbin thread was white and the top thread was multi-colored.

I cut 4 ties 1 1/2" x 18" and double folded them, stitched both long sides, then sewed them 5" from each end.

The quilt is 17 1/2" x 22 1/2". The strip of fabric between the blocks was cut 2 1/2" wide and the strips on either end of the quilt were cut 1 1/2". To make the quilt wide enough I added 3 1/2" strips to both sides.


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