Monday, September 28, 2015

Cinderberry Stitches Saltwater Series - Cushion Covers

My daughter likes mermaids. Me too, especially cute ones.

When Cinderberry Stitches came out with their latest collection called Saltwater, I loved it instantly. A pity that I did not buy their fat quarter bundle in my local sewist. Due to budget, I bought the 10inch layer cake instead.

I planned to do 2 projects with this collection. One will be hexies mini quilt and the other is the cushion cover which I will be sharing with you in this post.

I cut the fabrics into 2.5 inch squares.

Trimmed the squares
Arranged them diagonally before sewing up into granny squares arrangement.

Quilt top completed
After adding the batting, I did top stitch with my Perle Cotton Size 8. I love sewing with them as the threads gave another dimensional feel of the whole cushion cover.



Here is the completed cushion cover.

Cushion cover
I can't wait to do more patchwork stuff for the house. My work log always get longer and longer. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

How to organise tiny squares for patchwork - Daiso storage

Squares are my recent love as they are easy to cut and sew up fast. I used to think that they are boring but I was wrong. I like tiny squares - 1", 1.5" and 2.5" and have problem storing them by colours. I could not find a storage box that can fit my requirement - either too expensive or the size is just not right.

Until I chanced upon these small chilled lunchboxes from Daiso the other day. The intended usage is for food storage in the fridge - 3 and 4 compartments. It comes with a cover too.

Chilled lunchbox trays
Placed the squares
The trays could be stacked up to save space.

Stacked up
My problem is solved. Now I need to buy more from Daiso. The green tray is just nice for 1.5" squares while the orange is for 1" squares.

So how do you store your squares? Share with us if you have. :)