It’s time to construct our eyeglass case.
Stitch a zig zag around the block
Cut a strip 1-1/4” wide by 7-8” long and stitch right sides together along which ever edge you choose for the top.
Here’s another one
Finishing the top edge
Fold under 1/4” and fold over again to the backing of the log cabin block. Trim. Blind stitch this edge – could be machine stitched but I don’t want any stitching to show.
Fold right sides together lengthwise and stitch a scant 1/4” seam with a reduced stitch length down the side and across the bottom. Sew a zig zag stitch next to the seam to enclose the raw edges.
Now for the most difficult part – turning it right side out! If you use something to poke out the corners be very careful not to poke through the seam!
Ready for Christmas!
I figure it probably takes 3-4 hours from the start of choosing fabrics and cutting strips to the final turning of one case.
I think it’s worth it, do you? I so hope you’ll send me pictures of your cases. Here are two blocks I’ve received.
We made many pincushions from this same block but not so many rows. I took a picture of one upstairs but now can’t seem to find it. I’ll post another time.
Since we’re talking log cabin I wanted to show this to you. It’s a small log cabin wall hanging made from ONE plaid fabric and the solid center. The plaid was madras pink and blue so one side of my block used the pink strips and the other side used the blue strips. All from one plaid. We went through a madras phase and I still love that fabric! I got it out to look at it again. Gracie helped.
Please save the eyeglass case instructions – I won’t post them again. It’s up to you to save them somewhere that you’ll understand.
I picked up the third printing of Oh, Susannah! today. Yes, it’s still available for $20 PPD. And here’s a Susannah memory – a sweet little sewn pincushion that she found and chewed up. I can’t throw it away.