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I don’t have any quilting batting and I don’t really want to start acquiring new stash and hobies, so I just used 2 layers of fleece left over from Pikachu (they were sewn together around the edge first). It was a bit of an experiment and I think it worked out just fine. There’s no Utility Fabric behind the fleece as in the tutorial, as this project doesn’t need strength, it’s rather to protect the screen.
I hadn’t done any quilting before and this was fun and relatively quick (but then I wasn’t worrying too much about perfect lines) and before long I was experimenting with wavy lines and diagonal lines (the latter worked better than the former, but I didn’t want to mess up the skulls or the camper vans). I’m not sure I’d want to make a larger project but I think I’d do something like this again.
The top is bound with a scrap of some satin bias binding. I sewed the bag seams right side togehter, the usual way and then turned it, which didn’t work so well as the fabric was so thick. I’m thinking I shouldn’t done something different – but what? Or is it just because I used 2 layers of fleece as my batting? I used one of my fancy skull and crossbone buttons that I got for Christmas as a fastening. I wasn’t sure how it’d work with a button hole, so I used a loop of elastic instead, which is a bit fiddly as it gets stuck round the cross bones – maybe a buttonhole would’ve been better?.
I’m particularly taken with the pink and grey side. And the kids are going to love picking out the fabric they recognise from things I used them. I see great small gift potential with this. Thank you Internet Sewing Community – I couldn’t have done it without you. Do you bin your scraps or keep them? And what’s your favourite thing to do with them?