My favorite project was Sarah Vedeler's machine embroidery quilting project, the "Take Me Everywhere" padfolio, which speaks to my love for both textile art and office supplies. In this class, the delightful Sarah Vedeler taught how to quilt using the embroidery machine. I didn't understand how one puts a quilt in the hoop, and now I see; you don't! You pin it to stabilizer which you have hooped. Aha!!! The tricky part is re-positioning it each time you need to move to the next place, but with a little practice, and some errors along with my trials, I am now competent at it.
I've been hoarding Kraft tex, a paper product that can be sewn, washed, dried, and incorporated into bags, wallets, and other art projects, and have made a few items I wanted very much to make a folder for the paperwork associated with my finances and bills. I needed three separate full-size pockets, and (it goes without saying,) it must be beautiful.
Combining what I learned in Sarah's class, her new Transformations quilt embroidery designs, and a pattern in the book krafttex Style, I made this folder for my bills and statements:
Well, I'm delighted with it, and I've since embroidered another cover for Kelly, who I discovered admiring my Padfolio. The fabric I used is a Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton (lichen,) with the binding in a Connecting Threads basic (Swirls in Mustard, which appears to be discontinued.)