This week I got time to go through my “to do” list and the most tempting and needed project was to make a laptop cover. Our laptop was kept on the table without any covers. I was feeling very guilty to keep anything on top of it. I found this tutorial from “beautiful mess” in my book marks, which I saved a couple of months ago and decided to follow it.
I used Robert Kaufman print for both lining and top and used fleece material for the sandwich.
If you are reading my blog for the first time, I am a beginner (or intermediate I would say) when it comes to sewing or quilting and I am terrified of free motion quilting (FMQ). It was time to start learning FMQ at any cost to call myself a quilter ;-). Fortunately my favorite online tutor Vanessa (craftygemini blog) started weekly FMQ tutorial and I got to experiment it on this project!!!!!!!!
To my surprise, it didn’t take that long to get the hang of it and I could do it pretty fast!!!!!!
Well there is my pretty lady, who didn’t let me take the picture of the quilted piece alone :-)…
For the first time, I used biased binding. I made my own biased tape. The binding was not perfect, but I could take that. Finally here is my finished piece.
Only change I would make in this tutorial is not to keep 2 inches space on the sides. It is too roomy….I would go for an inch or so. Since we don’t carry the laptop with this cover, I didn’t take the pain to re-do it.
You can modify the tutorial to add straps on the sides if you are planning to carry this bag along with you.
Meanwhile I took a 6 weeks online class on managing the WordPress blog. The class was fabulous and I learnt a lot (of course all in the 12th week…as usual I did the crash course myself and studied everything just before giving the test :-)). I applied whatever I learnt in that class here in this blog. I selected the user/mobile friendly theme and set up navigation bars to make it look more like website. I want to know my readers opinion about it… Please drop in your comments, whether you like my blog or not… What part of it would you liked to be changed….
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