Productive Waiting


I have been asked to make a black quilt.  I have this black material on my longarm just now.  Can you see the white lint from white batting on the first bar?  I started to put the white batting on and changed my mind.  I can imagine these white threads popping through the back with the stitches and marring the solid black.  Consequently, I ordered some black batting and I am waiting for its delivery, allegedly tomorrow, which means it won’t be started before Christmas.

In the meantime, I thought I’d make a protective pocket for my new laptop.


I use my play quilted muslin for the cushion and the accent fabric.  I line  the quilted fabric, sew it together, reverse it, and then make the envelope.  As it is mine, I did not include ribbon or velcro to keep the envelope closed as I find the decorative stitch 1/4 of an inch or so from the top is sufficient to keep it closed.


So you can see the quilted lining when opened.



And here’s the finished product.  It’s perfect.  Now I need to make something for my DSLR…

Happy waiting!

About quiltify

Crazy about functional art: quilting; travel, family, and New England.
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4 Responses to Productive Waiting

  1. I learned something new today because I had no idea there was black batting. I hope you post a photo when you get going on the project. Like your sleeve and I really like your laptop because it looks just like mine. 🙂

  2. I think black batting is just the beginning: that quilt will always collect hairs, threads and bits of fluff” I love the laptop cover.

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