Thursday, July 21, 2016

Project Bag


When one starts a new project one needs a bag to put the project stuff in.....

That's how it works isn't it???

This bag is made from Marilyn's pattern, however I used a different stitchery as this was one that was just the right size and I had it already ....


The case is a good size to fit in blocks, threads, the pattern book and everything I need to take on my sew days...

There are pockets inside the lid but you can't see them well with this fabric...



I was finding it hard to trace and read when the book opens like this... so often the pages just close on me....



I went off to Officeworks and they slice off the edge and add on this kind of binding....
... now it lies perfectly flat and much easier...


... only a little bit is sliced off....


I got 2 books done for $8.60 so I will be doing more.... Just thought you might like to know in case you have some to do....

This is where I am up to with the Dutch Treat blocks..... so far I am loving it and finding it hard to put down and do other things...



Righto, Gotto Go..... heaps to do

26 comments:

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Any project, which is helpful to other projects is always great. Love your project bag.

Thanks for sharing about office works. Great idea!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

That project bag is so pretty - love the stitchery on the front! I've not had any books done like that, I suppose I should, they are really easier to read and use. Love your Dutch Treats!

Jane Galley said...

love the project back and a great idea with the book, especially when you are having to use it so much

Jo said...

Dutch treat blocks look lovely. That is a cute project bag and fun stitchery....,great idea for the binding. I have done that with my nearly insane book. It is much easier to read.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona oh i love your new project case its just the perfect thing for you,i have got my fabric out to start one,i love Marilyn's pattern.
Your dutch blocks look fantastic ,lots of fine work there,well done my friend and i hope you have a lovely evening xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Marilyns pattern is great! I love your stitchery and the pretty thread you used too. What can I say about your Dutch Treat except AMAZING!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Yes of course we need a project bag.....can't have too many bags lol! Great looking blocks Fiona!

Cheryl said...

What a fantastic bag Fiona and great idea with the binding on a book

Karen S said...

Gorgeous project bag and a lovely idea.
I think doing that to books you use a lot is a smart move!

Jennifer said...

I knew about this book binding idea - I was told about it several years ago, but have never had it done! Your Dutch Treat blocks are interesting, I like the colour scheme.

Scrap and quilts said...

What lovely case/bag you've made. I love it! It looks pretty complicated though; not the kind you can make in a hour or so, I bet lol. Love your DT blocks. It nice to see them together. Yes, yes, go back sewing. I want to see more of the DT blocks!! lol. ;^)

Love Bears All Things said...

Love your bag.
Mama Bear

Raewyn said...

Your bag is beautiful and what a great idea with the book. Your blocks are lookng great too!!

sunny said...

Silly me - I put my projects in a zip-lock bag. Your bag is much cuter, and well organized, too! Alas, I'm too lazy/unskilled to make a bag.

Melody said...

Everything you see is gorgeous.

Jeanette said...

Love your case. I keep forgetting to take my books to be done. Better write a note. Hugs,xx

KaHolly said...

Wow, really loving that case! That's a smart idea to do with your books. I think all quilt books should just come that way, anyway!XO

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Brilliant idea to get the books done, much easier to handle. Your case is so pretty! xx

Sheila said...

Great project bag , will be very handy for taking along to sew days etc. Fantastic idea to have the book cut , flat is so much better . Hugs

Susan said...

What a brilliant idea with the books - I had no idea you could get that done - though the solution is obvious

kiwikid said...

What a wonderful project bag Fiona! Great for sewing days and perfect for your Dutch Treat blocks. Which by they way look amazing!!!

kiwikid said...

OOps forgot to say what a wonderful idea with the book, shall keep that in mind.

Lin said...

Your project bag is brilliant! And what a great idea to get your books done like that. I have one quilting book that came like that and it is so much easier to use. It would be great if they all came like that. Love the way your Dutch blocks are looking. xx

Deb R said...

Such a great bag and wonderful idea !!! Might check out some of my books for a makeover !

Wendy said...

don't know why publishers don't make all pattern books spiral bound in the first place! Love your project case, such a clever idea¡

Chookyblue...... said...

The project bag looks great and those blocks are tiny.... So much detail......

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