Quilted Pouches

I have been wondering what to do with my longarm practice muslin sandwiches, which will accumulate over the next few months.  I think it will be a shame to throw away the sandwiches, and yet they are certainly not something I would give to anyone.  I thought of giving them to the local pound, but I have to admit I hated the thought of binding them.

Last weekend we were bringing a DVD to relatives as a gift.  They had just gotten a long haired dachshund puppy so we bought the first season of The Dog Whisperer for them.  We don’t even have a dog and we enjoy watching this show (or does that just indicate how little there is to watch on TV).   Anyway…all I had was Christmas wrapping paper.  Being too cheap and/or lazy to run out for some paper, I went into my sewing room, cut a piece from a sandwich, and sewed a pouch for the DVD.IMG_2444

I was happy about this for a moment.  Then I started to worry that they would think this was the best I could do,  instead of what it was, a 5 minute wrap sew.  So, I began again.  I took another piece of the fabric, found an accent fabric, and a prettier ribbon.IMG_2448IMG_2451When I made this second pouch, I changed the seams, which shrunk the pouch just enough so the DVD wouldn’t fit into it.  Oh well, I decided to leave my ego at home so I wrapped the present in the white pouch and was done with it.  In the end, it was fine.

It turns out this pretty pouch is a perfect size for my Nook!  My muslin sandwiches will make a lot of iPad, Nook, Kindle…pouches!  I love to find function where there was none!  Now who has what device?  What to do with all these pouches?  Something new to ponder…

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Crazy about functional art: quilting; travel, family, and New England.
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2 Responses to Quilted Pouches

  1. Deb in AZ says:

    I love the look of quilted muslin. Muslin has such a clean fresh look. JMHO.
    Love your practice idea on muslin and then cut into purses/bags. Great inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing 😉

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