Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fleet & Flourish Iron Cover

Fleet & Flourish Iron Cover by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

The first time I worked with Fleet & Flourish was actually last fall when I was sewing up samples for my friend Maureen's Quilt Market booth. Back then I was enjoying the challenge of seeing how far I could stretch the smaller pieces of strike-offs that I had to work with to make as many bags as possible. This time, it was a thrill to have the entire spectrum of prints on hand in the bundle that she sent me, and while I was sorely tempted to make a quilt, I decided that it would be better to sew something I really desperately needed: an iron cover.

Fleet & Flourish Iron Cover by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

Though we often think only of making sewing machine covers, I've found that my iron can get just as dusty and lint covered as my machine. As I was looking through the pages of Natural Patchwork by Suzuko Koseki -- an absolutely gorgeous book which I highly recommend -- it suddenly struck me that, with just a few changes, her adorable tea cozy (shown right there on the cover) would make a fabulous iron cozy.

Fleet & Flourish Iron Cover by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

It took only one afternoon to sew this together, and I couldn't be happier with the finished project. I kept the patchwork front, using slightly larger rectangles, and used a favorite print on the back. The cover is not only a perfect fit for my iron, but it also lies flat when not in use. I can slip it into a drawer while I sew and then pull it out again when I need it.

Fleet & Flourish Iron Cover by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

Maureen is such a talented designer. I feel like all her projects -- whether they be her fabric collections, quilted projects, or felt creations -- are such a clear reflection of her own style: a lovely mix of bohemian, romantic, and country with just a touch of fantasy. More than anything, you can see her heart in the designs, and this is what I love the most. I'm so honored to have the chance to work with her fabric.


You can follow the rest of the tour stops below and see all the prints in Maureen's beautiful collection here.

Feb 22nd ~ Amy Friend : During Quiet Time { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 23rd ~ Heidi Staples : Fabric Mutt { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 24th ~ Amy Smart : Diary of a Quilter { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 25th ~ Amanda Jean: Crazy Mom Quilts { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 26th ~ Brooke Sellmann : Silly Mama Quilts { Blog & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with Lady Belle Fabrics!!

Feb 29th ~ Amber Carillo : One Shabby Chick { Instagram & Blog }
March 1st ~ Nicke Cutler : Kiss Kiss Quilt { Instagram Blog }
March 2nd ~ Nicole Daksiewicz : Modern Handcraft { Instagram & Blog }
March 3rd ~ Christopher Thompson : the Tattooed Quilter { Instagram & Blog }
March 4th ~ Alexis Wright : My Sweet Sunshine { Blog & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with Llama Fabrics!!

March 7th ~ Jessica Stewart : Izzy & Ivy Designs { Blog & Instagram }
March 8th ~ Stephanie Kendron : Modern Sewciety { Blog & Instagram }
March 9th ~ Heather Bostic : House of A La Mode // Citizens of Textile { Instagram }
March 10th ~ Ali Brorsen : Because of Brenna { BlogFacebook, & Instagram }
March 11th ~ Melissa Kelley : Sew Shabby Quilting { BlogFacebook, & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with the Intrepid Thread!!

March 14th ~  Maureen Cracknell Handmade { BlogFacebook, & Instagram }

19 comments:

  1. Heidi , cool idea for the iron..keep it dust free :) Your patchwork cover indeed looks Bohemian. I too love all of Maureens creations . Thank you for sharing . I believe a pixie basket is in the works for me using Fleet &Flourish .

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  2. That is such a great idea and so cute. Love this fabric line!

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  3. Such a great idea, Heidi. Your iron cover is beautiful.

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  4. Thank you, Heidi, for being such a sweet & generous friend! I love everything you've made with Fleet & Flourish! You're amazing!!

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  5. What a cute idea! I love the tea cozy idea also with this fabric!

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  6. What a wonderful and beautiful idea, Heidi! I'm adding this clever iron cover to my sewing list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. It is always great to create something we can use. Great job!

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  8. Cute idea!

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  9. Beautiful and a great idea, it's so bloody dusty here, that I am constantly wiping off my iron.

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  10. Your iron cover is adorable & a good idea. It seems like I'm always quilting late into the night, & my iron is still hot when I head to bed. do you think I might remember to go down & put a cover on it in the morning?

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  11. Great idea .Your iron cover is super cute.

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  12. what a wonderful idea. thanks for inspiring.
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  13. What an inspired idea, Amy! So I'm sitting here asking myself how that covers an iron--DUH--it's standing up, of course :)

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  14. Well--obviously the brain is not in gear :( Sorry--Heidi!

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  15. Your iron cover is so cute. I have one that I use for travelling to retreats, but not for general storage.

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