By Carol Porter, Clover Demonstrator, Guest Blogger

First of all, I must say my favorite handbag from the Nancy Zieman Templates is the Florida Bag.  I made it with fabric that I love and have received many compliments. I find I need a note pad often and just throwing it in the bag results in crumpled pages.

When Nancy came out with the E-Tablet and Paper Keeper Templates I knew immediately that I would make one for a paper tablet that would match my handbag. I had enough fabric left over and am delighted with the finished piece.

So being that I am a Quilter and had in my possession a “Sushi Roll” (2 ½″ strips) of luscious batiks from Bali Fabrics…I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into an E-Tablet cover.

photo courtesy of Bali Fabrics

I cut a piece of muslin just slightly larger than the pattern (to accommodate any sewing shrinkage) and drew lines at a 45° angle 2″ apart.

 The lines would become my stitching lines and I built the cover as one would do if they were foundation paper piecing.

When the stitching was complete, I used the Medium-Sized Tablet Keeper Template on top of the “sheet” of fabric and cut to the exact measurements. Then I followed all the rest of the instructions for completing the Tablet Keeper.

This is an amazingly easy and fast project and now my husband wants one done using cast-off ties!


Carol Porter

Demonstrator for Clover Needlecraft


Thank you, Carol!

The Blog Tour Concludes today. However, you can still visit each guest blogger’s site to see their Tablet Keeper creation:

January 3            Nancy Zieman         

January 4            Amy Ellis                  

January 5            Sharon Pernes          

January 6            Vicki Christensen    

January 9            Joan Hawley             

January 10            Pat Sloan                 

January 11            Eileen Roche           

January 12            Liz Hicks                 

January 13            Fran Ortmeyer       

January 16            Ilene Miller             

January 17            Julie Herman         

January 18            Jenny Gabriel        

January 19            Natalia Bonner      

January 20            Frieda Anderson   

January 23            Cindy Cloward       

January 24            Beckie Hansen         

January 25            Amy Webb               

January 26            Allie Robertson      

January 27            Mary Mulari             

January 30            Laura Wasilowski  

January 31            Carol Porter              

This is it, the LAST day to register for the Giveaway!  We’ll be sending three lucky, random winners a Clover Prize Package valued at $135.00. Names will be drawn on February 1, 2012. Here is what’s included in each of the three Prize Packages:

  • 45 mm Clover Rotary Cutter
  • Quick Bias Marble Tapes
  • Silk Thread
  • Magnet Pin Caddy
  • Double Sided Thimble
  • Nancy Zieman Grandmother’s One Patch Template Collection with Free project sheet
  • Gold Eye Needles
  • Clover Pins.

For chances to win one of the prizes, please post comments on this site (yes you can enter once a day). Share your thoughts about the Tablet Keepers you see on the blog tour and/or about the Tablet Keeper you plan to make. Three random winners will be selected and posted, Wednesday, February 1st.

I am extending a big thank you to Clover for sponsoring the Tablet Keeper Blog Tour! Check out this free project sheet for more inspiration.

Have you made your Tablet Keeper yet? Share a photo of your completed Tablet Keeper at my Tablet Keeper Flickr site. 

Bye for now,

Nancy Zieman The Blog

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