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.
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.When 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…