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Using up Scraps

My French Braid quilt came back from the quilter.  I got it bound in time to show the ladies at our local Bernina shop's Quilt Sitters program.  I really like the quilting Pam Seeger completed for me.

I have been wanting to make a cover for my machines for some time.  I started the cover while on the last quilt retreat.  I finally got it finished the other day.

The instructions for this machine cover for the Bernina 830 or 820 are in the tutorial section of www.tinkletimes.com
I tried to follow the link for the embroidery design but was unable to find it.  I finally googled "Glitzy Bernina Logo" and was able to find it on the Australian Bernina site.

The best part:  most of the fabrics used in the machine cover are scraps from the French Braid quilt.

If you continue looking at the website above, in the gallery section/machine covers, you will find pictures of what she calls "dresses" for her different machines.  Using these pictures for inspiration, I used the section cut out of the 830 cover to make a dress for my 200.  It is just a long strip, like a table runner.  It has no sides to it so it just lays over the top of the machine.  Some of the pictures in the gallery have ties of the side but I didn't go to that much trouble.

I really love making useful items out of my scraps. I think I really like being able to use up my stockpile and make do with items I don't have.  I didn't have a piece of trim that matched my project to cover the top of my first row of ruffles.  I cut a strip of fabric and used decorative stitches from my 830 to make the trim piece.  I don't know if my 170 will ever get a "dress" since she spends much of her time in a rolling case ready to take to retreats and classes.

This also gets a couple more items off of my list I carry with me of projects I want to complete.  This is a win, win, win.

I really like the machine

I really like the machine cover. I will have to get busy and make mine!

Fabulous! Each and every one

Fabulous! Each and every one of them!

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