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My go-to machine sits in its open cabinet all the time, but we live on dirt roads so dust is a thing and we also heat with wood so I wanted a dust cover for it. I bought this fabric for this purpose a couple of years ago so it was nice to finally get around to it.

This is my first time posting pics from my phone so here goes...

edited to add: Well excuse the typo in the subject header due to my fat thumb! [rolleyes][biggrin]

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That's adorable! I like finishing things, wish I did it way more often. =)
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What fun fabric for the cover.  A beautiful job with the piping and quilting!
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Nice job! Cute fabric too.
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Love the fabric! Great job.
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My go-to machine sits in its open cabinet all the time, but we live on dirt roads so dust is a thing and we also heat with wood so I wanted a dust cover for it. I bought this fabric for this purpose a couple of years ago so it was nice to finally get around to it.

This is my first time posting pics from my phone so here goes...

edited to add: Well excuse the typo in the subject header due to my fat thumb! [rolleyes][biggrin]


Is it just the quilting and batting that makes it stiff enough to sit up or did you use anything else to give it structure?
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Is it just the quilting and batting that makes it stiff enough to sit up or did you use anything else to give it structure?


The quilting and batting do a lot, but the piping gives it a good amount of added structure as well. Piping is not my favorite thing when it comes to items with corners, but these corners were nice and rounded, (not right-angled and fussy like the 6 patio cushions I recovered...[rolleyes]) so it was easy-peasy. 

Additionally, I have to admit that I ended up experimenting a little along the way... I forgot to add the "backing" to the quilting sandwich on the first of the blue panels and I had already quilted it so to give it a non-fuzzy backing/lining I used a thin fusible stabilizer on that panel to line it. The other panel simply has muslin for the lining/backing. The side with the fusible does feel a tad stiffer, but I wouldn't say it was a necessary thing. One could add a more substantial fusible if they wanted, or to allow one to skip the piping...but I think the piping gives it a nice visual punch. [smile]

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You did a lovely job.

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Aw, thanks. [biggrin]
And thanks to all of you who left such lovely comments!

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I'm going to have to figure out how to make a nice, firm cover like yours, Kim. I've just made hemmed squares to toss over the top of the serger and the 301. :/
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Very professional job on the machine cover!
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I really like your cover!  The piping really gives it pop.  I've made a couple covers before and they have some shape to them, but the tops can't decide whether it's squared or domed.  On yours it is definitely squared.  😃
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Congratulations on such a beautiful project.  Great sewing! Fabrics are Fabulous. 

Any special tips?  Are the fabrics quilted, or iron on stabilizer to stiffen them????  Thanks for sharing your photos and inspiring us.

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Thanks for your compliments Mavis, Christy, and Mrs. D! 😊

Christy, I really love the pop from the piping too - the other reason I used it was a friend recommended it to add structure and it definitely does give it more strength-like a framing - so it holds it's shape better.

Mrs. D, I used regular batting and straight-line quilting on the blue front and back panels, but experimented with the linings. One is just lined with muslin and the other is lined with a fusible stabilizer. The panel with the fusible stabilizer is a tad stiffer and I'd go that route if I make another one. For the white panel with the black vintage sewing machines on it, I used Pellon fusible batting.

I can't tell you how happy it makes me to see it every time I walk through the room. Wish I'd gotten round to making it sooner! And if I can inspire anyone else to make one, then that's perfect because a friend on another forum inspired me to make mine. 😊

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