Sunday, July 19, 2009

Margaret's Latest

Margaret came over this evening to show me some of the things she has made from our purchases when we went on the So. Cal Quilt Run last week.

She made this purse for her sister Kaye. If I remember right, she said the pattern name is"Mariah".

Look at the cute border fabric that went with the cherry line of fabric.

While we were on the Quilt Run, I visited with store owners to show them a new product by Superior Threads called "Texture Magic". You've heard me mention this product before.
I've had so much fun representing Superior and being able to show stores the potential in using Texture Magic. You can use it on purses, quilts, clothing, home decor...the list is endless.
You sew Texture Magic to the back of a piece of fabric, apply steam, and within 20-30 seconds it shrinks 30% in every direction. It's so fun to work with!
Margaret made this purse using Texture Magic on the bottom portion, and on the pocket.
She stitched a grid every 1/2 inch, and then shrank the fabric before cutting out the bottom piece.

Texture Magic on the pocket.

She also made a cute little skirt for her grand daughter Zoey who just turned 4.

We saw this place mat pattern that is made in a pineapple design, and we thought: We wonder what it would be like to apply Texture Magic on the sides?

Margaret chose fall colors for her place mats.

And the sides worked up great in Texture Magic!
I will be making my own version of these place mats too, because now I want to give it a try.
Thank you Margaret for sharing your latest with me!


Material Mary said...

Cute bags and I think I might have to give this texture magic a looks really fun!!

Lurline said...

Texture Magic - looks fascinating - have a funny feeling it may be available in Australia - may see it at the Melbourne Quilt Show that I'm flying to on Wednesday evening - it is on the other side of the country - getting excited now!
Hugs - Lurline♥
PS - I love that top purse!

dotti white said...

You are sharing the fun of texture magic with so many! Love it! Love the projects!

Annie said...

Hey, Nedra and Margaret: It sure looks like you had a great time on that trip to California -- and I can't believe how much Margaret's already done since she got home! Love those bags, especially the blue one. I'm enjoying seeing what you're doing with Texture Magic. I've been working on several new patterns using it. I want to have them done in time for Long Beach, so better get busy. Check out my blog in a few days for more info.


Mel said...

I love the look and feel of Texture Magic!! I have some waiting for the right project, you know!

Does it have to be sewn on the diagonal to work?

Anonymous said...

That Texture Magic seems so weird but looks so cool. I absolutely loved the bag! OK...all photos were fantastic but that bag...yum!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, love the bags, and the Texture Magic, I just need to give that a try, looks fun!!

Jana said...

Our LQS finally got some Texture Magic in. You have made me so curious about it that I will have to go get some and try it!

Nanette Merrill said...

Cute stuff Nedra! What darling things. The texture magic makes everything better. I was skeptical at first but I'm a total believer now. When time gets to making things for my new expected granddaughter I will surely use it.

Live Well With Judi said...

I can't believe how much some people get done! I don't even make it to my sewing room in the basement once a week, nevermind sew several things in a week. I am so impressed. I love her blue bag from the texture magic. Hugs

Doreen K. said...

Love the blue bag. Great idea for the placemats. You two are such busy little bee's.

Janet said...

I haven;'t go around to using the texture magic but I will. It is available in Australia. Very cute projects, love the blue bag.

Sherri said...

Wow...she's gotten so much done! Love the bags and the placemats! I have to get some texture magic one of these days!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Nedra,
I ordered some texture magic to carry in my store. I need to make a sample to bring with me this weekend on the retreat. Love the texture it makes. Catching up on your blog and boy have I missed a lot.
Keep Stitchen'

Micki said...

I will definitely have to get this product. I love anything that creates texture like that.
Thanks for showing us some samples.

Dawn said...

So many fun projects! Love them all!