Saturday, January 29, 2011

Quilting in my sleep cap

Last night I put on my sleep cap and turned the heater on in my sewing area. At about six this morning I had finished the quilt I worked on all night. It is so wonderful to see my finished quilt while I enjoyed my morning coffee.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Working on a horse quilt

I got the insulation blown into my attic so now it is warm enough to quilt again. I am now working on a horse quilt.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Night Cap

1/4 inch ribbon or 1/4 in elastic
1 yard fabric cut in circle to fit head with 2 inch extra and a one inch wide one yard strip.
safety pin

Make a circle two inches larger than your head at the point you wish for the hat to tighten.
Start two inches from end of circle and place the strip around the hat. Be to remember to place a 1/4 inch under fold on both sides. Stop one inch from other end. Cut strip and leave enough so it can be sewn together later.
Place two button holes just big enough for the ribbon on the fleece circle in the are where the strip will cover. Sew the strip together and finish sewing to the circle.
Draw the ribbon through the button holes with the safety pin. when there is one end exiting each button hole pin the two sides together.
Hem the outside of the circle.
Undo safety pin. Draw ribbon together so it fits the head and tie in a bow.
If using elastic delete the button holes and adjust to fit.
dadaa you now have a night cap.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

sleeping cap

I am looking a fabric and patterns for a night cap. The one I definitely will avoid is the black bird pattern.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Panama City Grandma: Energy efficient Heat

Panama City Grandma: Energy efficient Heat

I will later post how to make a sleeping cap to help you stay warm at bedtime.

Sewing cold

Until the weather warms up I will not be sewing. My sewing room is so cold I prefer not to work in it for now.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Grandma Diane's Quilt: King Butterfly Quilt

Grandma Diane's Quilt: King Butterfly Quilt: "This quilt was for my little girl when she went to college. The lizard material was from my little girls blouse. The top wings or t..."