~3 Fast and Easy Cork In the Hoop Scrap buster projects~
There always seems to be some leftovers, lets call them “Scraps” from a larger project. Let’s say you are making a tote bag and you need to cut the corners out from the bottom. Those 3 inch squares usually get tossed. What about when you are using $50 yard material, do you toss it or do you turn those scraps into smaller little projects? Here are 3 fast and easy Cork In the Hoop Scrap buster projects.
In the Hoop Scrap buster projects
Let’s take a closer look at each project
Sunny Day Monogrammed Eye Glass Case
Requires 5×7 hoop or similar – two sizes – two quilting types – Monogrammed!
Corner Monogrammed Mug Mats
Requires 5×7 hoop or similar – two shapes – Monogrammed!
iPad Tech Gear
Ear bud wraps 4×4 hoop – Cord wraps 5×7 hoop or similar – iPencil/iPen holder 5×7 hoop or similar
Look at all Cork projects
In the Hoop Cork Q and A
Q: Do I have to use Cork?
A: No you don’t have to use Cork material but these were designed to use a Non-woven materials, such as cork, vinyl, felt or similar.
Q: Is there a special needle required?
A: I prefer to use a Schmetz Embroidery needle size 75/11, but you can always try what you have in your needle stash first.
Q: What type of thread works for working with Cork?
A: Lately I have been using Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread. It is designed as a sewing/quilting thread but as a bonus it works for machine embroidery as well. Sweet huh! To learn more about Aurifil thread, read The Sewing Gnome blog post.
Basic supplies and materials:
This material is washable, durable and hypoallergenic. Here are some sources for Cork below:
Places to get Cork material (top three bullet points):
- Sallie Tomato
- Embroidery needle 75/11
- Embroidery thread to match
- Rotary Cutter, mat, ruler
- Fabric sheers
- 5” craft scissors
- Clear tape
- Seam ripper
- Small sharp scissors – Olfa Precision Applique scissors
- Applique scissors
- Point turner
- Hand sewing needle
- Wonder clips
- Iron and pressing surface
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