Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Raise Your E-Notion IQ- Scrap Ma Bob & Shirt Tales Pattern


It is Wednesday again...and time to Raise Your E-Notion IQ!   Every time I go to a class or retreat I take my Scrap-Ma Bob Clamp On Holder for Beverage and Scraps.

 
The Scrap-Ma Bob is a sturdy clamp on holder where I rest my drinks and I also have a reusable bag for my trash.  It helps eliminate clutter and potential accidents (oh please don't spill your drinks on your sewing machine or fabrics...yikes).  The Scrap-Ma Bob clamps to the edge of most flat surfaces and is designed to hold a 32 oz cup or mug. They are great for quilting, sewing, paper crafting, playing cards and table top games. 
If you are looking for a great gift for a friend or family member...perhaps yourself...you may want to consider a Scrap-Ma-Bob.  Now, if you are the kind of person who does not want a beverage holder and scrap bag named "Bob" you can just feel free to call her, "Scrap-Ma Betty." 
Check out this fantastic pattern, Shirt Tales 1 by Jill Mead (Rag Merchant). 
This is Carolyn Griffin, Far Flung Quilts, wearing Shirt Tales 1.  I was instantly focused on  Carolyn's shirt when I saw her recently.  The fabric strips are batiks and each strip has a different stitch from her sewing machine.
Isn't this just the cats meow?   Shirt Tales 1 can be made in any of your favorite combinations of fabrics.   Think of all the possibilities.  You can even make your own covered buttons for the back if you like.  I think these shirts would make a wonderful gift too.  I know I would love one for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Perhaps just one for fall and one for winter.  I told you the possibilities are limitless!  LOL...how about one for my birthday :)

Most of us have several stitches on our sewing machines we never use.  This would be a perfect opportunity to use all of the stitches or if you prefer,  just your favorite stitches.  

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Smiles,
Kelly


12 comments:

  1. The retreat center I go to has the Scrap-Ma-Bob and they are fantastic. It's okay that it has my husband's name on it.

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  2. Great insights Kelly. I have a portable beverage holder, which I love, but the manufacturer has stopped producing them. I always get asked about it and will now refer everone to you for these cool beverage holders No respectible quilter wants to have a beverage knocked over on their fabric! And, this jacket pattern is very cute too. Thanks again.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  3. What a great gadget today! I love the shirt pattern! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love the shirt. I like adding to purchased shirts to make them "quilty."

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  5. For the second time.....

    Love the cup holder, the shirt is amazing (lots of work involved).

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  6. My table next to where I sit is covered with quilty stuff.. and my big ol drink of water.. that might be a good idea. Does it protect the surface of the table it is adhered to? I'm thinking I need to create a Quilty storage system since my table is getting piled higher and higher.. that C.H.A.O.S syndrome.

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  7. I have a ton of stitches I have never used. I always go back to my favs.

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  8. Love the jacket. I have not even tried out anything but zigzag on my machine.

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  9. LOVE my scrap-ma-bob! I'm glad you didn't use my pic. Folks would think I'm drinking something funny, but honest, it was just iced tea with stevia! It just LOOKED like something else.

    :-)

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  10. Inspiring shirt....great way to say "I'm a sewist" or "quilter" and display your skills!

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  11. I LOVE the drink holder scrap-ma-bob thing - that is awesome! Love the shirt too.

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Kelly

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