Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fabric Bowl-----I Took A Class

Well the Summer Market season is over for another year. Had a pretty good season. There were a fair amount of summer visitors this year. We did have a few days that we didn't get to even set up as the winds were blowing so hard that the tents would have gone airborne! As it was two of the days we did set up the winds started to blow so hard that we all had to take down fast. There were tents blowing everywhere (even when they are staked down!) and tents were just snapping and breaking. I HATE THE WIND! But other than that it was a good season.

Now that the market is over I am needing to gear up for the fall and Christmas shows. YIKES! I did have a chance to take a class from my local quilt shop which I haven't done in years. I learned how to make one of these fabric bowls. :)

fabric bowl

I think they are so nice. You can use all kinds of fabrics and colors. I have all these ideas of colors going through my head now. I thought I would start with fall colors. I just love fall and all the colors. I just can't get enough of them. 

This will be the bottom of the bowl.

fall sewing

Then I needed to make the cord that are the sides of the bowl. This can be a little time consuming, but once I got the hang of it it went pretty good.



Had to get a new foot for my machine. It is called a "beading" foot. I didn't even know there was such a thing. It works pretty slick in pulling the fabric and clothes line together to make the cording.

beading foot

Then you have to sew the cording to the base of the basket so you have to go around and around and around and around some more! your little hand out. :)

sewing fabric bow

After you have sewn all the cording to the base and ended off the cording you are done. Whalla.......a fabric bowl!  

fabric bowl

The whole process takes some time, but the end product I think is great. Hmmmmm.......looks like some Christmas presents making are in my future. And all those Christmas shows I need to do...yep....bowl making here we come. :)  This bowl is actually going to be available on my Old Farmhouse Gathering Team Harvest Happenings Celebration next week, but I will let you know about that in a few days. :)

Well off to the sewing room....working on some more fall goodies and I am actually finishing up a UFO that I have had for years! Look like it will turn out ok...I will show you when I am done.

Have a great day!


  1. Your bowl looks so pretty. Love the fall fabrics.

  2. I bought the book on how to make those awhile back, and the cording. I've picked the book up twice - that's as far as I've gotten. Much better to take a class. Your bowl looks great, and I'll bet they sell well at your fairs. Have fun with it!

  3. I made some of these along time ago with a couple of different techniques. Yours is much more 'put together' than the one I made. Lovely colors!


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