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Old 02-07-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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I made 3 bags that snap close using metal tape measures. Yup --- cut up a metal tape measure and use that for the snap closing.

It was a fun project. The first step was to quilt the fabric. I did channel quilting. I love how it looks.

These will make great little gifts.

I will post several pictures so you get the idea.

Sometimes I think I need to start a blog so I can show step-by-step photos.
I am such a teacher.


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Next view of one bag

The green painter's tape on my kitchen table is there to help me center my quilt backs, batting and tops. I just throw a tablecloth on top. So glad my family is patient with me.
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Not sure when this fabric was purchased, but I think it must have been a long long time ago. I think I like channel quilting.
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Last one. Here is the open bag.
Just use the tabs to pull the tape measure apart.
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How cool are those?! Love your fabric and the channel quilting.

Speaking of fabric you've had a long, long time: I've been putting my sewing/craft space back together after getting a new piece of vinyl flooring after my water heater leak. I have ~so much~ fabric that is on shelves in baskets. I really need to go through this - maybe this summer.


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Maybe we should make some kind of agreement/challenge.
I know I have fabric in the cupboard that I bought my first year of teaching --- 1975.

There is just something about fabric......................... .......... (sigh)
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cute!
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I saw a similar type of bag awhile back-- but I didn't know "snap bracelets" were around and that you could use them to sew. I do love how you go in depth about making things. I would love a blog where you show and explain things. I took a beginning quilting class and still have to much more to learn

It might be old fabric but it looks great in the the little bags!!
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Clearly I am moving too fast!!!
Those are from tape measures cut up!?! And there is no blood evident from slicing your finger on the cut ends!!! Even more amazing!
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Those are really cool! Where did you get the idea? Or did you come up with it on your own? I would love to try making some myself.
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I had to laugh about the blood comment.
I was feeling mighty proud of myself as I turn the bag right side out.
You know the feeling --- singing your own praises sort of feeling.
But God always manages to keep me humble, because right there on the cream coloured band was a drop of blood from a pin prick.
Hydrogen peroxide to the rescue and the mark is gone but it was absolutely hilarious at the time.

A friend showed us how to make these bags. I'm not sure if she figured it out or if she got the idea from somewhere else.

I am always in awe of the brilliant and clever ideas people have and also grateful that they share their ideas.


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You did a great job. I have a friend that makes/quilts the same little bags.
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These are beautiful.
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Thanks for the kind words.
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