Sunday, September 13, 2015

Hexie Tape Measure

I found this great pattern on quiltingAbout.com, and decided I just had to make it.  I've gotten their newsletters in my inbox for years.  Here is what I made.  (Sorry for the bad pictures, but I took these before 6am, in a dark sewing room, while my brain was still asleep).

front of tape measure

back of tape measure
what she made, with mine next to the picture 
I decided that I'm going to demo this project at the Arkansas TOGA next month. 

I found that turning the tiny stitched hexies is not easy!  Next time, I'm going to try using some tweezers.
tiny stitched hexies with batting glued on
I also had to find a workaround for cutting the felt, since I don't own a working pair of pinking shears.  My cute craft scissors (for scrapbooking) wouldn't cut the felt.  I looked up on a fabric shelf and saw this...
Singer pinker hand crank
It worked great!  I'll be bringing this with me to the TOGA. 

*I found the tape measures for $1 at Hobby Lobby.  I used scrap fabric (it doesn't take much) and scrap batting.  I did have to buy some green felt.  I did buy the Gorilla Glue she mentioned (hubby didn't want to share his), but, I also have another project to use that glue with. 

13 comments:

  1. That looks like fun! I'll be sure to bring my pinking sheers. That was the first thing I bought when I started sewing because my grandmother always had a pair, so I thought that was what I would need too! LOL

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  2. Fun idea! Where is the Arkansas TOGA? Maybe I could actually make it there?!

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    1. It's in Mena, AR this weekend, Thurs-Sunday, Oct 1-4, 2015. For more info, please join the Arkansas Treadlers Yahoo group.

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  3. Great project! Nice gifty thing for any sewing friend.

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  4. What a cute project and creative solutions for making it. You'll be a hit at the TOGA.

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  5. Wonderful project! Everyone will love it! ~Jeanne

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  6. Wow - that's so fun and adorable!!! So glad you shared with us :*)

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  7. Tell hubby he neesd to share the gorilla glue, it dries up in the container when you try to save it.

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  8. How fun! Everyone is going to want to try that hand crank ; )

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  9. Oh my goodness, that is so adorable! :)

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  10. Oh my goodness, that is so adorable! :)

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  11. This is a wonderful project, and I will surely enjoy doing this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  12. I'm so happy to read this blog :D it is such a wonderful idea thankyou for sharing this :) Good job :D

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