The drama of making speccy case covers. – what has this to do with Quilting?

I’m a gal of deadlines.

My day is roughly mapped out when my eyes spring open each day, but sometimes those plans just fly out of the window.

Yesterday I changed my plans to sew all day and did a little shopping… actually I appliquéd from 4.30 am till………then went shopping.

First thing was to find my elusive appliqué scissors.

These are the scissors I use for cutting appliqué. I use 4 pairs at a time, I have one placed  at each work station. Then each night they go back to their storage. The store I originally purchased them from advertised them on special but when I went to buy them, they had none in store but gave me a rain check.


Months later they still didn’t have them so we decided to contact Fiskars directly. No luck there either. Months later we were advised   you could buy them at the local hardware store in the floral dept.  We were talking about the scissors in class on the weekend and one of the ladies investigated and found the elusive scissors. So, yesterday on the shopping spree, I visited ‘Bunnings’ in Mt Barker and found the scissors. I bought all they had in stock, 5 pairs… sorry if you live in the area. I have them all.


Next stop was to look for swimming trunk fabric to attempt to make covers for my cases. I have been using them for years now, but they get really beaten up, well actually ripped and they have holes in them. OK, Pammy, you can make them.

Gees Louise. Never again.

But I did by thicker double knit fabric and at about 1.00 pm yesterday I cleverly cut up one of the old covers and made a paper pattern…..

OK, I didn’t allow for the fact that it didn’t have as much stretch as the thinner covers. so the first partially finished cover just didn’t fit.

I have a new smaller case and I rushed inside to get it. Surely it would fit this one. MMMMM but the case was different shape.  5.00 pm, I gave up  after Keith (my case carrier) decided it was a bit lumpy…. thanks honey.

This morning with renewed vigour I attacked that darn case cover and finished it.

Clever me I thought…. Oh well, I’ll do another one. I’ll cut up the protective cover it comes with the expensive price tag and make a pattern from that… it must be faster. 4.25 pm and the darn thing is finished and rather speccy, (Australian slang for spectacular)

I have enough fabric to make two more. NO, I’m not making any more, its as bad as going to the dentist, so that’s it. At least I have two fancy nancy case covers. I’ll use the old holed ones for the other two cases. Ahhhh the life of a traveling quilter.

See Keith, heaven forbid traveling with lumpy case covers.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. gale wrigley says:

    They are pretty wonderful covers, I must say. (ideas swimming around my head. re-read post. nope. no covers in this woman’s future.)

  2. Sally Poke says:

    It was your turn for ‘just one of those days’ Pam.

  3. jewelscircle says:

    I have a pair purchased at a dicount store, Tuesday mornings. Have not seen them since. Love these scissors too. Will have to check a nursery for another pair.

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