So, if you have enough quilts, why not start quilting the dishes? Better than doing the dishes. And, you can just throw it in the washing machine with all the other fabric when it gets dirty!
CHARMED FABRIC BOWL
36 2-inch squares (charms)
scrap of fabric at least 9-1/2″ square for lining
scrap of fusible fleece at least 9-1/2″ square
strip of fabric 2-1/4″ by at least 17-inches long
NOTE: You can also do this with other size charms. If using 1-1/2″ charms you will need 81. If using 2-1/2″ charms, you will need 25.
1. Lay out your charms squares into a 36-patch. You will want to make sure your favorite pieces are NOT in the corners, as most of them will be cut off in the process. Piece the charms into strips and create your block.
2. Using a 9-inch round template (in my case a pasta bowl), cut a circle from the lining fabric, the fusible fleece and your 36-patch block.
3. Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the patchwork circle.
4. Layer with the lining face down, the fusible between and the patchwork face up. Baste around the circle, very close to the edge.
5. If your machine will gather this many layers, I am very happy for you. Mine will not. So, I zip around the circle taking about 1/4-inch stitches by hand with a double thread that will gather up nicely.
6. Gather your bowl, lining on the inside, until it has a diameter of about 5 inches. Distribute gathers as evenly as possible. Your bowl should be about 2 inches high and 5 inches across.
7. Attach binding on the outside of the bowl. Turn to the inside and stitch down. Again, if you can do this by machine, that’s great, but I can’t. So I do it by hand.
8. Ta-dah! One cute little bowl!
NOTE: This project was significantly influenced by THIS TUTORIAL. I have changed it, but like to give credit where it is due.
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CHARMED BOWL GALLERY
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