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.
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!
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 http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
January 4 Amy Ellis http://amyscreativeside.com/
January 5 Sharon Pernes http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/
January 6 Vicki Christensen http://www.sewinspiredblog.com/
January 9 Joan Hawley http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/
January 10 Pat Sloan http://patsloan.typepad.com/
January 11 Eileen Roche http://dzgns.com/blog/
January 12 Liz Hicks http://blogerisms.blogspot.com/
January 13 Fran Ortmeyer http://cloverusa.wordpress.com/
January 16 Ilene Miller http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/
January 17 Julie Herman http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/
January 18 Jenny Gabriel http://www.sewvacoutletblog.com/
January 19 Natalia Bonner http://www.piecenquilt.blogspot.com/
January 20 Frieda Anderson http://friestyle.blogspot.com/
January 23 Cindy Cloward http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/
January 24 Beckie Hansen http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
January 25 Amy Webb http://www.amylouwhosews.com/
January 26 Allie Robertson http://thinkcrafts.com/
January 27 Mary Mulari http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
January 30 Laura Wasilowski http://artfabrik.blogspot.com/
January 31 Carol Porter http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
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.
Have you made your Tablet Keeper yet? Share a photo of your completed Tablet Keeper at my Tablet Keeper Flickr site.
Bye for now,