Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Crazy Quilt case for my Ipod

What can we do when we have small pieces of fabric?
A Crazy Quilt. All we need to have on hand is: several pieces of fabric, a rotary cutter or scissors, an iron and a sewing machine.
Que pouvons-nous faire lorsque nous avons des petits morceaux de tissu?
Un Crazy Quilt.Tout ce que nous devons avoir en main est: plusieurs morceaux de tissu, un couteau rotatif ou des ciseaux, un fer à repasser et une machine à coudre
This is a picture of my scraps, you can see that I have a variety sizes of fabrics and this is what I will use to create my crazy quilt.
Ceci est une photo de mes morceaux, vous pouvez voir que j'ai une variété de tailles  de tissus et c'est ce que je vais utiliser pour créer mon crazy quilt.
There are many ways to create a crazy quilt, I will share with you how I do.
To begin we need a 4 or 5 sided piece of fabric, no matter the size because it depends on the size of your proyect. Since I'm going to make a small proyect I want to start with a very small piece. If you look at the photo my scrap is about 1" more or less.
Il ya plusieurs façons de créer une crazy quilt, je vais partager avec vous comment je le fais.
 Pour commencer il nous faut une pièce de tissu avec 4 ou 5 côtés , peu importe la taille parce qu'il dépend  de la dimensionde votre proyect. Comme je vais faire un petit proyect je veux commencer par un très petit morceau. Si vous regardez la photo de mon scrap est de 1 'plus ou moins.

My technique is easy; SEW, FLIP,IRON and CUT the surplus of fabrics.

I already  have my first piece of fabric cut, now I will cut another piece of fabric and I will place this piece on top of the first piece

Ma technique est facile; couture, pliage, le repassage et finalement  couper le surplus de tissus.
J'ai déjà mon premier morceau de tissu coupé, maintenant, je vais couper un autre morceau de tissu et je vais placer cette pièce sur le dessus de la première pièce


Match the edges and sew using 1/4" allowance from the edge

Faites correspondre les bords
 et coudre utilisant 1/4 " à partir du bord.


Flip this piece over to conceal the seam and expose the right side.

Retournez cette pièce pour cacher
 la couture et exposer le côté droit.



Trim as necessary to obtein a straight edge. 
Coupez tant que nécessaire
 pour obtenir un bord droit. 

Cut a rectangle of another fabric and...
Découpez un rectangle de tissu et ...

I will continue to add pieces of fabric until I have the dimensions
needed to make my case.
For my proyect I had to create 3 pieces of crazy quilt, two pieces will mesure
about 6"x4" it will be the front and the back of my case and another one of 3"x4"
for the flap

Je vais continuer à ajouter des morceaux de tissu jusqu'à avoir les dimensions
nécessaires pour faire mon étui.
Pour mon proyect j'ai dû créer 3 morceaux de courtepointe, deux pièces seront
d'environ 6 "x4" pour  le devant et l'arrière de mon étui et une autre de 3"x4".

To begin the decoration of my quilt I made a sandwich with a layer of stabilizer
first, then a layer of batting and finally I center the quilt on top and I started
doing the embellishment . I did my embellishment using the decorative stitches of
my sewing machine.

Pour commencer la décoration de ma courtepointe j'ai fait un sandwich avec une
couche de entoilage dechirable, puis une couche de batting et enfin je centré  la
courtepointe sur le dessus et j'ai commencé à faire l'embellissement. J'ai fait la
décoration de mon crazy quilt à l'aide des points décoratifs de ma machine à

When I finished the embellishment I cut my pieces according to the mesure of my
patterns and then I started to sew my ipod case

Quand j'ai terminé l'embellissement j'ai coupé mes morceaux en fonction de la
mesure de mes patrons et puis j'ai commencé à coudre mon étui.

Some Close up of my pictures

Mon objectif aujourd'hui était de vous montrer comment créer un crazy quilt et vous
donner une idée sur la façon de l'utiliser. J'espère que vous avez aimé mon
tutoriel et comme je dis toujours n'oubliez pas que j'adore vos commentaires et
followers  vous êtes les bienvenus.
J'espère que vous avez  profite de cette publication

 I'm linking this tutorial to Threading My Way, Quilting and Patchwork ~ Link Party
My goal today was to show you how to create a crazy quilt piece and give you and
idea about how to use it. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and as I always say
remember that I love your comments and followers you are welcome.

PS: After publishing this tutorial, I made an update on the blog with a new tutorial showing how to make the  case, the link is here if you want to see.
I just ask  you to leave me comments if you like any of the projects, and that
you give me credit for the tutorial by linking back to my blog in some way.


Maria said...

It's gorgeous Marisa and I love the tutorial. I have loads of scraps so could probably make hundreds of these. Thanks for sharing.

Lois said...

This looks like fun. Thanks for sharing the how-to.

Kathy said...

I love the iPod case out of the crazy quilt. Would love to have the pattern for the case also.

Adeline E. Brill said...

What a clever project to use up those scraps!!

Kim B said...

Great tutorial! Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing!!!

PEPITA said...


Alicia said...

I Love Your Idea of using up the scraps. I would like to have the pattern also for the IPod Case

Heather said...

this is awesome, could use it for cell phone too! neat idea and thanks for taking the time to make the tut and so clear and great pics.


Claudia said...

I noticed that you used a magnetic snap closure: I am questioning if it is safe to use with an iPod or iPhone?

Unknown said...

Hi Claudia, your question is interesting! What helped me make the decision to use a magnetic snap was that already are in the market cases for iphones that close using a kind of magnet button. My husband has a Blackberry that he uses for almost a year and the case (he bought it in the same place where he purchased the cell) has a magnet to close. If, however you care to use something magnetic, you can always replace the snap using Velcro, a button or other closure.Have a nice day and thanks for visiting my blog

Claudia said...

I did a search for "magnetic closures and iPhone" and found several articles warning of using this type of closure. One article, for example, is http://www.geek.com/articles/hardware/beware-magnetic-cases-with-the-iphone-3gs-20090626/ . As expensive as an iPhone is, I would be cautious as letting one be near any type of magnet, such as I am with my Mac or PC or my iPhone. Many products are made in China or such; and with the running record of disasters of pet food, baby formula, medications, etc. made in China, I do not assume that something on the market is safe to use.

Unknown said...

I want to thank everyone who left me comments on my crazy quilt ipod case. I'm glad you liked it. Prepare this tutorial was something that I loved to do and when I get your comments they give me the desire to continue with my posts and create more and more. I have had many personal messages asking me the tutorial for the iPod case, I want to let you know you that I am preparing the tutorial. As the tutorial will be ready I'll let you know.
Have a wonderful day everybody !!!

Unknown said...

Wow !!! I never thought it was serious, thanks for the information. After receiving your message I started to get some information, what I found reading certain articles is that the magnet can affect some iPhone applications!!!! then in my next tutorial I will change the magnetic snap closure for another type of closure. Claudia,thank you very much for the warning, is appreciated.

Claudia said...

You're welcome. By the way, the crazy quilt case for the iPod is a beautiful idea. I have bookmarked your site for future reading. :-)

Anonymous said...

Fa!!! Marisa , qué cambio de look. La verdad que te animaste y te queda bárbaro. Te más iluminación a tu rostro ese corte moderno. Es difícil tomar una desición , pero la verdad te felicito...saliste muy favorecida. Un beso enorme, tu prima Ana desde Montevideo, Uruguay

DonnaRae said...

Great Tute. You did an awesome job. Thanks for the directions. Also when I tried )If you want a page with the measures to create the case, click here) and clicked it stated access denied and was sending you a message requesting access. What's up with Google anyway?
Again, Thanks for the tute. And the case you made is so cute!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

This is fabulous, Marisa!!! I love the 'crazy' pattern, the colours and the decorative stitching.

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Linda said...

Love your work! It's amazing!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Hi Marisa, I've featured your awesome crazy quilt case today in a roundup of scrap busting projects...

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