Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday Night Sew In Results

For the Friday Night Sew In I started making a fabric bowl.

the start of the bowl

getting bigger

almost big enough to start the sides

the base is 9" and I started the sides
 When starting the sides I found that I really had to hold the bowl up, and press it up underneath, close to the presser foot, otherwise the base was just bending.

the sides are getting more noticeable



I started with 50' of cotton cord (it is 1/4" and sold as clothesline cord) from the hardware store. I have had the beautiful fabric for a couple of years and never knew what to make with it, I thought this would be a perfect application since the colours are so wonderful (and I have nothing to go with it).


I cut 1" strips of fabric across the width, and pressed 1/4" over along the edge. I used this method with the pin in the ironing board. It worked wonderfully (once I realized I could keep the little legs on the Oliso iron from coming out), I just set the iron down on the strip and pulled the strip through. It took just seconds to press each strip. I chose to fold down an edge of the fabric so that the bowl wouldn't be "hairy" with little threads.


I then wrapped some cord, it overlaps about half of the strip. I only wrapped one strip of fabric at a time and then sewed.


I do have this very handy double cording foot for my machine which is very helpful. I used the Triple Zig Zag stitch, set quite wide.


I started the bowl last night, worked on it some more this morning and have quite a bit more to go!
The inspiration for the bowl is from here (I probably will add handles too). I have used 17 WOF strips so far. I probably should have attempted a smaller bowl first!

Here are some lovely images of all kinds of fabric bowls from Google.


I did manage to get another row added to the Winding Ways quilt yesterday too, more than a quarter of the quilt now.

I just realized how to add captions to pictures and recently how to set blogger to open a new window for a link - amazing when you read the fine print.

Thanks for another great FNSI Heidi and Bobbi!!

Happy National Quilt Day and St Patrick's Day!

11 comments:

Radka said...

I like the look of the bowl!

Cathy said...

Hi Joanne, Don't you just love making those bowls. I made everyone in the family a bowl for Christmas. I also made some hot pads. I love yours. Hugs

Needled Mom said...

The bowl is really gorgeous as is your Winding Ways.

Guess I need to read some fine print. Is there a link to adding the captions?

Raewyn said...

Very cool! Neat to try a new technique and make something completely different. Your winding ways is looking great! Grin about your new discoveries with blogger - I am sure there are so many things out there i could do that I dont even realise I don't know!!(openingi in a new tab is very cool - at times I have about 10 open at once!!)

Nancy said...

I love the fabric bowl. I will have to give one a go.

Rachel's Quilts said...

The fabric bowl is very interesting.
Like the WInding Ways quilt top.

Val said...

Oh I love the fabric. I can't wait to see the bowl finished. I have never attempted anything like that!! I love the FNSI because it makes me get a plan...even if it doesn't work out! lol

maverickquilts said...

Thanks for sharing your Friday night sewing. I have been wanting to do this but I thought you had to glue it. I like the idea of adding one strip at a time and then sewing! Going to look at the google images now!
You've inspired me!
Alethea

maverickquilts said...

Thanks for sharing your Friday night sewing. I have been wanting to do this but I thought you had to glue it. I like the idea of adding one strip at a time and then sewing! Going to look at the google images now!
You've inspired me!
Alethea

Leanne@onethouprojects said...

WOW. I cant believe you sewed that on your machine. I have never seen a fabric bowl before - best I go googling! :) Can't wait to see the finished bowl.

LiahonaGirl said...

What great projects! Good results from Friday night sew-in.