In the last few months I've started a business with a new local friend called The Good Stuff Company. We are manufacturing home goods such as quilts, pillows, totebags and aprons. We are doing our best to keep the sewing machines running. We have a handful of fall festivals & retail space where we are selling our products. Toward that end I have been developing ideas to work through the massive stash of supplies I own. As we all know, scraps abound!
I sent some to Angela who kindly agreed to sew them to a base fabric. I decided that totebags will be more profitable than quilts so have sewn them into 18" wide units. I stacked the units one after another and quilted them. I recently purchased a stack of felted "blankets" that I believe are moving pads. It is working splendidly as batting. The backing is reclaimed cotton shower curtains.
My plan is to make a totebag that uses the quilted fabric without a lining (hence the pretty backing) and I'll cover the seams with binding. I'll try to post pictures when a totebag is finished.
In other news, I've been single in my Houston house a year now. August 21st was when I returned. Sadly, that is also the day I wrecked my Corvette. Ironic, eh? Still waiting on the final verdict. Pray it isn't totaled.