Sewing Machine Cover
I decided that my desk/sewing table would not be clean clean until I made a sewing machine cover. I had been eyeing the Spool Quilt in Alexia Abegg’s Liberty Love: 25 Projects to Quilt & Sew Featuring Liberty of London Fabrics ever since I got it. While everyone was drooling over the Marcelle Quilt in that book (which is gorgeous, don’t get me wrong), the spools were always the ones that caught my eye. Not having the time to make a full quilt, I could definitely make enough blocks for a sewing machine dust cover. Each block is 4 spools/14″ x 14″, and after taking loose measurements over and across my machine, I knew I needed exactly 2 blocks. Boom…
8 spools, most prints from the Liberty Art Fabrics “Stile” collection
, one Tana Lawn, and some other fabrics I pulled from my stash. I quickly made 4 ties using the same Kona “Bone” I used for the background of the spools and the binding.
And lookie, it’s reversible! The back is one of my favorite prints from the Stile collection (use what I’m in love with, that’s my new mantra with fabric… no hoarding!).
I did the all over loopy free-motion quilting that Alexia did in the book. It was quick and easy to do with my Bernina Stitch Regulator. I love that little thing.
Here is a side view of it tied around the machine. It pulls off without untying, and looks a million times better than the hand towel I have been using to cover “The Dear One”, as I call it.
Sew on everyone! Dust-free! (I’ll be back at cleaning my studio.)