Monday, 10 November 2014

tablet case

My blog post titles are just so creative aren't they?  Does anyone enjoy trying to come up with something interesting or do we all hate writing the damn things?

Anyway, it is what it says.  I made a case for my tablet.  It's not an i-pad, I'm not some label queen, it's a Samsung tablet and I love it to bits.  When I went to the Manor House in October, I wanted to take my tablet and so the weekend before saw me making a last minute case for it.  Turns out I might as well not have bothered as there was no wifi signal there so I couldn't use it!


I used an FQ of Kate and Birdie's Winter Lane which I've been hoarding.  I don't think it's particularly wintery so I was happy to use it.  I drafted my own pattern for this case, took some measurements, cut out my rectangles and then quilted.


I do enjoy FMQ so I'm not sure why I'm putting of FMQing the And Sew On quilt and my applique cushion cover.  I know it will be fun when I get started.


I stupidly quilted it with the lining fabric, in hindsight I would have much preferred making a separate lining, I wouldn't have had to bind the damn thing for a start!


I wish I'd taken a picture of the cut out pattern piece before I sewed it up.  It's one piece with a rectangle taken out of the top to form the front.  It was a stupid design and I bound it in the most ridiculous way, but never mind, it's done now!


I love the finished case, but you have to make sure not to look directly at the binding as it's so sloppily put on it could explode in your face.  True.


I put in a button hole and added a self-cover button to match the lining.  I probably could have fussy cut it!


Night night Mr Tablet, sleep tight.

22 comments:

Alison said...

That is the prettiest tablet case I have seen on the internet, the fabrics are perfect together - gorgeous! A x

margaret said...

very nice case, i too have a samsung tablet but struggle understanding it , have now got a new lap top mini one so must make a pouch for it, the samsung is already catered for

pennydog said...

I actually like it with bound edges, it's a bit different to the usual ones

SuperMomNoCape said...

I think your tablet case turned out really pretty. I love the fabric that you used.

Sarah in Stitches said...

I think it looks lovely! I love looking at quilting, but I've never tried it. Still waiting for a bigger apartment so I can have space for a sewing machine. And then nothing will be safe! :D

Bethany said...

I loooove your fabric!!!!

Sheila said...

Love the tablet cover. I have been looking at patterns & tutorials for one. Hubby has ordered us some for an early Christmas gift. I'm not that good with the sewing machine as yours
Maybe I'll give one a try.

Maria said...

You may not be thrilled with it but I love it. The red lining looks great with your main fabric and even more perfect used for the binding and the button.

Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwwwww he's a beautiful tablet cover (I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab :D) - those prints are totally delicious!

Acorn to Oak said...

It's really cute!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I love those fabrics together, and your FMQ is great. I's a skill I'm yet to master.

Rachel said...

It looks charming!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Love your fabric choices, Wendy!!! The binding is a great contrast and I love it.

Jane Galley said...

Love it, and the fabric works so well together

quirkyhannah said...

That case is beautiful! I love the binding it adds something extra to it.

Ella and Nesta said...

Great case, love the fabrics and the button!

Fiona said...

It's great.. as always you do give me a good laugh with your descriptions... exploding binding!!! hhaha

Hugz

Jillayne said...

Love the bit about post titles - sometimes I get an idea right away, other times it comes to me as I write the post itself... there have been times when I've gone ahead and published a post forgetting about the title.
Your tablet case is cute - I like the binding even if you say it isn't great - it looks nice!

Deepa Balagopal said...

Gosh!! This is really beautiful,Wendy. I'm not a big fan of any kind of covers...tablet,mobile,laptop etc etc...but this one is just awesome - only because of those prints and color!! Wow!!

moira said...

fab. Your FMQ looks great too

Anita said...

Don't worry that your work might not be as even as you'd like.... that's what
makes everything we create interesting. Your project is lovely.
Cheers, Anita.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Your tablet case is fantastic! Love the colours and your FMQ is excellent. (Seems a very scary thing to do to me!). I have one of these (but embroidered rather than quilted, probably) on my groaning To Do list. Made a case for my husband's Kindle which came out really well and is much loved.

PS. I was looking at your list of crafts. I didn't know there WERE that many crafts!