Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Block Keeper

I have wanted to make myself one of these roll Block Keepers for SO long, and one day while in 'chat', Teresa told us they were SO easy to make without a pattern. So, she posted a little tutorial for us in our Group......

Here is mine:



I don't usually like novelty fabrics, but this one is just BEAUTIFUL! I purchased it when I was in Hervey Bay late last year and had plans to make a bag from it (though I still have enough to make myself one if I want!):

The stripe fabric, I bought at the same time to make that bag......


And, I am already using it! I do have one of those book style block keepers, but that is 'occupied' at the moment (with Truly Scrumptious!)
I made a pin cushion for both ends, though I think it is a little small...... I also attached a pull tab, to make is easier to pull out the stopper thingy!


This project was one I decided I was going to make while on holidays.... And, I started it on my very last day lol! I just finished attaching the binding on Monday night!

THANKYOU Teresa for sharing this pattern with us, it was SO much fun, and SO quick too!..... If you all pester her enough, she might share this with you all on her blog???
I hope you all are enjoying your day
x Sarah
PS: I also wanted to say, thankyou to everyone who sent me emails and comments for my Vintage Sewing Cushion.... It has been SO nice! If you are interested in purchasing the pattern or even the kit, I bought mine from THIS shop, Tereasa is very helpful and very prompt with her service! I just ordered my lace, doily, ric,rac last week and it has already arrived! I am not sure if it is actually listed on the site, but Tereasa has told me she does have some available!

18 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

Just lovely Sarah! I did make one, but it had a stitchery along the front plus a flat one as well! lol!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow how similar are we LOL!! First the stitchery cushion..and now I have this same fabric as well!!!

Scottish Nanna said...

I like all your goodies Sarah you have been buisy I made A bag with the scrap bag I bought from you it is on my blog.
Huga Mary.

Georgia said...

Oh how funny....wait and see what I have made today!! I love your block keeper fabrics....Cathyx

Martina said...

Ohhh this block keeper is so lovely and useful! Many compliments to Teresa for the pattern!
hugs from italy
Martina

welsh penny said...

Hey Sarah, love this. You made me one a few years back and it always comes in very handy.

welsh penny said...

Hey Sarah, I am liking what people are doing with this T block, can you share pattern? And if you say No, I say Why Not?

Vickie said...

love it Sarah and what awesome fabric,cheers Vickie

Jules said...

Well I must say Sarah that mine looks way more nicer than yours.............It's a towel......hehehehehe. Seriously, yr block keeper looks lovely. I really should make one, then I can look more professional when I take my blocks to places.........lol Well done

Jules

helbel19 said...

Great block roll, I might get mine out and use it for the BOM, why didn't I think of that before... silly duffer aren't I.

Helen

teresa said...

Looks fabulous Sarah.. Love that fabric.. Helen and I needed a piece of it for our Girls Day Out quilt... wish we knew you had some.. before we had to applique our own little manequin onto the block!! Cheers xx

DAWNIE said...

Oh wow this is just fantastic. The outside fabric is adorable and the inside just a perfect compliment

Stina said...

This is what I need to make too.. it is wonderful.. love the pincushions that you added...:o)

Roseanne said...

Yes we all need 1 or 2 block keepers. Ijust love the pin cushion at both ends of the block keeper.

Selina said...

Ohhh, that mannequin fabric is to die for!! Do you know what it's called or where I could get some? Searching through ebay could take me forever!

Selina.

mandapanda said...

I can't help giggling at the outside fabric! :D

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