Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lori's Travel Applique Carrier

I'm going through a little bit of withdrawal today. This morning Rae Ann and Lori left for their homes in Northern Utah. Kind of sad seeing the tail lights of their car as they pulled out of my driveway. But, we had a wonderful retreat, and I'm so grateful for the time together and for the loving friendships.
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!

11 comments:

Sherri said...

I loved this too...I already have it on my list to pick up supplies when I do my errands on Friday!

karenfae said...

that is a cute idea. I do so much applique too and have been using 13 inch plastic boxes that I have gotten from Joannes fabric. They have a lot of storage boxes for needle work and scrap booking. I like how this idea rolls up though - looks like it would take up a lot less space in the camper.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Darlene said...

That's a wonderful idea - it's adorable. I love it!

Carol said...

What a fantastic idea! I love it!

Material Mary said...

Great tip. I'm going to have to start practicing my applique so I can do it.
Mary

Kim Walus said...

That is a really awesome idea! Kudos to Lori! She's AMAZING!

Notjustnat said...

Thanks Nedra, I'm inspired by Lori's travel applique carrier. Having blogger friends visiting must be so much fun! Looking forward to see what you have been working together - hugs Nat

Rae Ann said...

Lori' s applique carrier is wonderful. I am thankful for all that we learned from her and all that she shared.
The retreat couldn't have been better and my withdrawals any greater. Missing you already!
Thanks for a great week Nedra. You are the quilt-hostess with the mostest!

Janet said...

I never thought of not closing the end up but of course it makes perfect sense now.

Lori Holt said...

Good Morning Nedra!
I'm having serious withdrawel issues too...we should be having breakfast together right about now...sigh..
thank you again for the wonderful time.
x
lori

Stephanie said...

Very clever and cute too.