I didn’t really know what to expect based on the picture in the book. It is kind of a sneak peek, but I am very happy with the result.
Covering this dish took about 1/2 of a fat quarter of two separate fabrics and a 2″ strip of a third for the tie. I think the entire process took me about 40 minutes, including quilting time.
This is a great way to dress up a plain plastic or aluminum dish when taking food as a gift to a neighbor, new mom, or someone who just needs a pick me up.
I really love Melody’s book. This year I want to focus on wasting less and simplifying. I find giftwrap paper to constantly be in the way and hard to organize. This book has some really great ideas on how to make beautifully wrapped gifts without the waste using items that would other wise go in the bin. How cool is that?!
If you are sewing along with us, don’t forget to enter to win this adorable octopurse and a $20 gift certificate to Pink Chalk Fabrics.
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