14 April, 2012

Appli-Keeper

I wanted to keep those recently completed machine applique blocks flat; it was time to make a portfolio! Using the pattern straight out of Kristin Steiner's Southern Album book along with some upholstery fabric, foam core (inside the cover, front and back) and batting scraps (for the "pages") I whipped up this appli-keeper on Thursday morning before breakfast (it's that easy; no more than an hour start-to-finish)! This portfolio measures 18" square, I added the ribbon ties as opposed to the button loop closure that the pattern calls for. If I were going to make another one I would add handles for easier transport and a hook and loop tab for securing it closed. But, for now, this is just about perfect!
Lightweight, sturdy, and very cute... 
my new class companion is ready to go~
Life is Good!

9 comments:

Connie said...

Great idea!

KaHolly said...

You just 'whipped it up', huh?? It's quite clever and probably something we could all use!!

*karendianne. said...

Very perfect. :) Love it.

Karen said...

I've seen these before - looks great.

Shakerwood said...

Cute, cute, cute....now to go find my copy of Kristi's book.

Karen said...

Great idea!

Teresa in Music City said...

Perfect! I like to keep mine flat too or at least roll them up instead of folding them.

Becky G said...

Thanks! I have made one from her book & agree with the modifications you made. Think i may make another, but next week as this weekend i am focusing on UFO progress so I can hold my head up @ Kathleen's workshop Monday! Happy stitching! Becky G

Janet O. said...

Very clever--but I'm sure such a thing would take me more than an hour! : )