Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Giveaway Winner and Burlap Cutlery Bag Tutorial

Congratulations to Suze for winning the Goldilocks pattern, below, from my recent giveaway. The Ho Ho Ho blog hop is over, but we're left with tons of ideas for the Christmas season. Those of us who participated have some of our decorating and gift ideas already done!
 Some of you have asked for a tutorial for making the simple little cutlery bag. Sugarplum, my Christmas kitty, insisted on showing you all the steps, so I let her. When you see how easy this is, you'll say, "Oh, of course! How simple!!"
1. Cut a rectangle from your burlap that is 4 1/2" x 7 1/2". At one short end, zig zag across the end of each piece  (about 1 1/2" from the top) using contrasting thread.  Round off the bottom corners at 
the other end.  Sew two long sides, starting at the zig zag stitch at the top, going around the rounded bottom, and ending at the zig zag stitch on the other side\. Reinforce with a zig-zag stitch. Pull threads out at the top to leave a fringed edge.
2. Turn inside out.
3. Press well.
4. Place cutlery in the bag and tie with a gingham ribbon to hold them in. Put a candy cane in the ribbon for a little extra pop of color!
 5. All finished! 

 Here's one on the burlap place mat.
 (This little bear placemat will be a PDF pattern as soon as our computer issues are sorted out! Yes, we're on computer number 3! I have two computers to send back right now and another one coming. They arrive with issues! We're talking EXPENSIVE computers, too. This is getting frustrating, to say the least! My husband has talked to Dell support lately more than he's talked to me! Before long he'll adopt an Indian accent!  If any of you work for Dell, I'd be happy to do an honest review if you can just get me a free working computer delivered to my house! :-) We've been without a computer since June because of this.)

 Thank you for stopping by today! (Sorry about the fussing!)



  1. Linda how very sweet of you and Sugarplum to share such a cute little burlap cutlery bag tutorial. Congratulations to Suze on winning. I am sorry to hear of your Dell computer issues. Dell is normally wonderful with their products and support.

  2. Congratulations to Suze. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  3. Computer issues- ugh!!! Sugarplum is such a sweet cat, and clever too!

  4. Get a Mac! Seriously! My biggest problem is they get old and are still working.

  5. Sugarplum is a great teacher!! Such a simple, fun idea!!

  6. Hi Linda... enjoyed your blog today - feels inviting and cozy.... thinking about ways to increase visitors to my Bquiltin Studio. Any easy update ideas...

  7. I missed this post. I'm glad I was perusing your archives because it is hilarious. I love cats.


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