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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 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! 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!



  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.

  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.


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

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

  5. For the second time.....

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

  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.

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

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

  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.


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

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


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