Thursday, August 2, 2012

Typewriters anyone?

Summersville, Half Moon, Melody Miller

Yes, those!  Melody Miller's faaaaamous typewriters.  The good stuff (which happen to still be available at Fabricworm in more than one colorway.  Run!)  Ok, so I'm not actually giving them away, but I do have projects for show and tell that are all about the typewriters.

Typewriters!

And text fabrics, cause the two go hand and hand!

vintage sweet

One night I couldn't sleep and launched into a tirade of project-planning.  The next morning my table was full of little fabric stacks, scrap heaps and typewriters each waiting their turn to shine.  The first version, a covered journal, is Vintage Sweet.  A nice helping of text sprinkled with Alexander Henry butterflies.  Sure to make me smile!

 a bit streamlined

Then this number, more streamlined, less fuss.  Just Summersville Alphabety in Seafoam (available at Whipstitch, Bloomerie, Moona and Marmalade Fabrics), plus Lush Running Stitch in Turquoise (at Fat Quarter Shop and Lark).  I've been working with the Lush Running Stitch in several projects, actually.  It's oh-so-versatile and a gorgeous shade of soft teal.  I'd like to get more colors!

inside covers

Inside covers on the two covered journals.  I can just keep looking and looking at the Summersville Alphabetty print.  The letters are different as you continue to wonder through the alphabet - so many creative variations!

iPad sleeve for Type-lovers

Then this iPad sleeve, Kona Everglade (definitely a go-to shade) with raw edge applique text patches for the true type-lover.  All of my typewriters were permanently fused with Steam-a-Seam.  It's a great fusible by The Warm Company that's widely available in the States.  I usually use the Lite version, which is nice and lightweight so my quilt or whatnot doesn't come out stiff.  But, for these projects I used up some scraps of the "regular" version since stiffness wouldn't be a problem.  Easy!

how I left it

Here's how I left my sewing space - featuring a new sewing machine cover and zip bag made by Erica in a swap.  Now my Pfaff is sporting this colorful number instead of it's boring black cover.  Thanks so much, Erica!

I'm off to finally do some sewing. All of these projects were finished last week and I feel like this week I've been working in slow-mo (or not getting to work at all).  Tonight the kids are sleeping over at grandma's. Sewing, here I come!

35 comments:

  1. Oh, those are all super cute!!

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  2. Love them all Rachel! I just used one of my typewriters too, they are so fun! :)

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  3. Great job. I have some of the typewriter fabric but I'm finding it hard to cut into it. You've given me some ideas. Thank you for the inspiration,

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  4. Oh, they're so fun! I haven't cut into my typewriters yet, but you've put yours to very good use! These will be snapped up with a quickness! Your new sewing machine cover is gorgeous!

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  5. oh those are my favorite thing you have made so far. I haven't figured out what to do with my typewriters yet.

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    1. They are! Wow, that's cool =). I should design in a middle-of-night stupor more often. I admit I felt some "pressure" to do them proud. I guess it's inspiring fabric!

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  6. these look great, especially the summerville one! i've only just used my typewriter fabric to make a 241 tote - took months to decide to cut into my typewriter stash.

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    1. Well you made the perfect choice, it's AMAZING! And Rachel, you're projects are all so great too. Hard to go wrong with such a brilliant print!

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  7. so pretty! Where do you get your "stitched" tags?

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    1. They're by gutenTAGS on Etsy. She's not taking new orders at the moment, but she will again and I do love working with her!

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  8. Where is this craft show again? I wish it was closer to me, you are definitely going to sell out of everything!!!

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    1. Oh, thanks girl! I bet I'll have some left over for sure! The craft show is in Greenville, SC

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  9. LOL getting me all excited about the fabric to crush my hopes =P

    Loving the covers that fabrics is gorgeous! =D

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    1. Yah, I realized after I started that it may have been a little misleading there at the beginning!. Unintentional, of course. =)

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  10. I find it so inspiring what you and your husband have created for your family. Following your blog for a long time I'm thrilled to see that it is all working out for you.
    Learning about homeschooling has completly changed my view on school and learning. I see now how learning happens all the time. I'm no longer worried about what the children learn at school but find it far more important how the teachers and children interact with each other and in what kind of atmosphere my children spend their days.

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  11. Can you hear me clapping my hands together from there? I love, love those! Very clever ideas and they look great!

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  12. LOVE what you created....always amazing!

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  13. Wonderful collection of projects - text and typewriters is kind of a no brainer isn't it and summerville is a great match in color as well.

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  14. adorable journal covers! I love the typewriter print and the text fabrics- they are perfect together!

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  15. Love those typewriters and the Alphabetty print.

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  16. What wonderful fabrics and your projects show them off perfectly!

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  17. The typewriters are amazing! How cute.

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  18. They are beautiful. I was wondering what the black and white text fabric is called? I hope you didn't mention it in your post and I missed it. And the running stitch fabric is so cute too! I just bought my first typewriter fabric and have no idea what I want to do with it.

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    1. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the name of that fabric =(

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  19. The iPad sleeve is my fav! Love the use of the typewriters and text fabric. So many cool covers.

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  20. Love that typewriter usage. I'm hoarding some as well! Thanks for the info about the Steam & Seam, too :-)

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  21. Sheesh. i want to go to this craft show and buy one of each thing in your booth!

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  22. Everything looks great! I love the typewriters!!

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  23. Love what you've done with the typewriter fabric ~ perfect use for it. All your projects are turning out great ~ wish I could come to the craft sale!
    What's the fabric that almost front and center in the last photo?
    I love it!

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    1. The black letters on white is a print I haven't been able identify. The white letters on black is Annie's Farmstand Seed Catalog. It's a favorite that's definitely hard to find these days.

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  24. so cute! I want that iPad cover!!! :D

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  25. Love these! I not-so-secretly hope that one is a camp badge :).

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  26. This typewriter fabric is so adorable. i love how you use them in your project especially the Ipad sleeve. i wish I can have one myself..

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