Be prepared. In the next few days I will showcase some of the great "quilty" things Lori brought with her.
How does a master appliquer and designer travel with her projects? Lori (Bee In My Bonnet) made this very cute (and practical) applique carrier that keeps her blocks neat and organized.
First she took a mailing tube and wrapped a thin fabric quilt around the outside. She sewed the rolled edge down at the base of the tube.
The tube holds the pattern that has been rolled up inside.
Notice the cute ric rac? Lori said she likes to put ric rac on almost all of her projects.
I love the decorative stitches around the edge too.
The applique blocks are placed inside and then rolled up. This keeps them flat and clean and ready for transport.
Ribbons attached at the very end help hold things together once the tube is rolled.
What a great idea!