My obsession with quilting and sewing has definitely reached a new high. I produced a lap size quilt, a baby quilt, some pouches, two shoulder bags, and a table runner in just this past week alone. And, while I was enjoying it immensely, the same can't be said about my sewing machine. On Friday night it started to stop suddenly and I had to force the wheel on the side to get it moving for a few more stitches. I thought collection of dust might have been the problem, so I took almost the whole machine apart (pretty scary considering that I've never done that before), cleaned every nook and cranny, and managed to put it all together. I was really proud of myself, I had no extra parts and the machine worked. So, to show my gratitude to my wonderful sewing machine, I decided to make a cover for it. After all, they say dust and especially cat hair is machine's worst enemy. Our long haired cat Lola probably counts for at least 5 cats in the house. What do you think?
This is the cover I made.
I did not use any specific pattern, I just measured my machine and cut the fabric in the style of stacked books block.
After it was all pieced together I made a quilt sandwich using warm and natural batting and home decorator's weight fabric for the backing. I did straight line quilting, about 1/2 inch apart, attached ribbons for keeping the cover in place, and put the binding on. That's it, easy peasy.
Oh, I showed you the front of the cover, this is what the back looks like.
Have a wonderful rest of the day, Svetlana.
You can find a tutorial for this sewing machine here.