Saturday, December 5, 2015

I found a kit in the sewing room...

I am in the process of cleaning out my sewing room.  When we finished our basement several years ago, we had a smallish sewing room made which I used for a little while. It does not have a window and I felt isolated from the rest of the family when I was in there, so I started sewing on the dining room table instead.  A few weeks ago, we cleaned out what used to be the home office and bought new custom sewing furniture for the new sewing room.  You can read about my new furniture here.  I am slowly cleaning up the old sewing room to make it into an organized fabric and sewing supplies storage area.
Here is a "before" picture...not a pretty sight...



Great progress has been made but I still have a ways to go.  I go at it in 15 minute intervals, maybe once or twice a week. It is slowly becoming a more useful space. The shelves actually have bins of fabric on them now...



This week, I found a bin of UFO's and kits waiting to be made.  One of the kits I found was for a hot pad.  The fabric and pattern were all in a little bag.  When Christine was here earlier this week, I worked on the hot pad while she pieced a backing for a new Christmas quilt.


There are 28 5" squares of fabric in this hot pad! 


Tonight, I hand sewed the points of each folded square down and did the binding.

Here it is with all the points sewn down:

The binding is cut on the bias so that it will go around the curve smoothly.


Here is the back.


This hot pad is a gift for someone who does not read my blog. I hope she likes it!

I am linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.

19 comments:

  1. Isn't it great to find a lost treasure! I'm sure your friend will enjoy it.

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  2. That is the prettiest hot pad I have ever seen. I'm sure your friend will love it.

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  3. This year I am making microwaveable fabric bowls for stocking stuffers, but I think you have just give me the idea for next year's stocking stuffer! Thanks!

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  4. I like that pad, so cute! I need that pattern to make some last minute gifts this year.

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  5. That's quite an undertaking and one I need to do after a mishap in my sewing room. Think I'll be attacking that after the holidays because I know it'll be a huge undertaking and take a long time.
    Yours is already looking better and will be so nice when completed. Good luck!

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  6. You’ve made fabulous progress! It’s looking great.

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  7. A lovely lost treasure that will be a perfect gift!
    Great idea to work away at the organizing and cleaning in small chunks of time!

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  8. I have a block like that one that my late mother made. It is in fall colors with orange as the predominant color. I keep saying that I am going to turn it into a potholder. I feel encouraged by seeing yours.

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  9. What a pretty hot pad and soooo many pieces to it.

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  10. LOL...love your before picture of the sewing room! I need to come over and see the new room and furniture!! It's been way too long. Love that kit you found. I love making those hot pads...they are very fun. And, they use up some great fabric pieces :-).

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  11. Oh I made that same type of pattern into decorative hoops many years ago. I still have some of them. Such a pretty hot pad.

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  12. Your hot pad is beautiful & so intricate. I am sure your friend will adore it.

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  13. That was a lot of points to sew down. : )
    Who wouldn't love it? Very pretty!

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  14. Your new sewing room looks great. It takes time to sort through fabric and sewing/quilting supplies but you'll be thrilled when you're finished, especially because you won't be so isolated. Your hot pad looks terrific.

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  15. Who wouldn't love a hot pad like that! (I've made Christmas ornaments using that folded fabric technique so I know what you mean about so many pieces).

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  16. Love the new space. I moved this year as well.... never got a end shot as it got messy and really needs a cleaning and organizing .... again. Great hot pad. I too stumbled upon some kits and I can't wait to dig in.

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  17. Oh my...this is a big job!! Looking forward to seeing your new furntiture. Enjoy the process....I love organizing!!

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