When I was in Australia, I had the pleasure of making a returning for the May get-together of the Sydney Southern Cross Quilters. On the first Saturday of each month they meet in Waitara.
Sitting next to Loz, I got to see this cute roll-up in which she carried her hand-piecing.
She was working on a block from her "Farmer's Wife" quilt.
And what a clever way to transport her project!
It's a wonderful thing, made from just a heavy cardboard tube (like a mailing tube), a couple pieces of fabric, some batting, and a piece of ribbon.
After much scrutiny, a couple measurements, and some note-taking, I vowed I'd return home and make one for myself.
And voila! I now have my own project roll-up!
I chose to make mine with fabric "born" in Australia. This print from Marcus Brothers is from the "Rainbow Garden" collection by Prints Charming. Prints Charming is a shop in Annandale, New South Wales, Australia, where I visited last November!
Here's my finished 14"-long roll-up with my project laying inside. It's another Joseph's Coat block that I'm hand-appliquing following Kellie's (www.DontLookNow.typepad.com) Joseph's Coat Quilt Along.I intentionally left a plastic cap on one end of the 1-1/2" diameter mailing tube so I could fill it with the tools I will use when working on this block. Pretty cool, huh? The project and storage all in one little roll-up!
The roll-up is not my own idea, but I thought you might like it as much as I do. So, I offer you my tutorial.
The tute includes a supply list and step-by-step instructions with 18 photos. I hope you like it. Send me a picture after you've made yours!