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Fabric Bowl Tutorial »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Geeky, Funky, Hipster, Whimsical, Eco-Friendly, Cute, Casual
1/2" - 3/4" strips of fabric from scraps, fat quarters or yardage. Cotton clothesline. Sewing thread to match project. 90/14 needle.
What was your inspiration?
I wanted a way to use up scraps that I get when squaring up yardage or when I have leftover fabrics that I don't really like the color of. This is also great use for those low quality fat quarters we are all gifted by non-quilters that you know you can't use in a regular quilting project. Nothing goes to waste here.
What are you most proud of?
When someone tries the technique for the first time and they become addicted to making fabric bowls! I love seeing the results.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure that the cotton clothesline that you get is cotton or a poly/cotton blend. You can find it cheap on Amazon or at some fabric and quilting shops. Use a coupon! I often buy out what Jo-Ann Fabrics has on the shelf when they have a notions 50% off sale because you can get 100yd bundles for $2.50 each. Amazon has 200 yd bundles for about $12 each.
Check the cording to make sure it does NOT have a synthetic core because it will be difficult to sew through.
Also check your sewing machine to make sure the foot lifts off the bed of your sewing machine at least 1/4" to 1/2" high so that it can fit the wrapped cording. Some of the smaller machines do not have a foot that lifts that high.