by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Finally finished my machine organiser, it isn't as beautiful as the one my Secret Sister made for me, but it will still serve a useful purpose.

Cat design is from the Chinese website, Punk Raggedy & Scissors are from Urban Threads and the Needle & Thimble design I'm not sure but it is titled CWsewing_005.
I stitched the scissors and thimble designs using metallic threads as I love the effect, I think Tao likes it too.
Thanks for peaking. hugs n roses, Meganne

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by muffy 24 Aug 2014

Aren't the designs on that site pirated :(

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meganne by meganne 24 Aug 2014

Supposedly, but not all of the thirty thousand designs are pirated.
Besides that there is nothing stopping me from digitising it for myself as long as it is for my own personal use and I don't try and sell the designs to others.
So I could have lied and said I digitised it, but I won't lie for anyone, just as I won't digitise designs for others unless they have permission to use the artwork for the design they want.

muffy by muffy 25 Aug 2014

How do you know not all of them are pirated...I've been to that site and I would say that since most of them look familiar to me after doing machine embroidery for 18 years that I could comfortably say yes all of them are pirated. And I don't know what digitizing them yourself has to do with downloading pirated designs. Here's one of you designs from the original source.
http://www.loraliedesigns.com/col...

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by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Instructions for making machine organiser.
We just cut two pieces of fabric 23" square
one piece of wadding 23" x 11" to insert into the top section where the machine sits
a piece of contrast fabric 23" x 11" folded over lengthwise making a strip 5 & 1/2 inches by 23" (for the pocket section)
one piece of wadding 23" by 5 & 1/2 inches to stiffen the pocket section
Step one, prepare the pocket section by folding over lengthwise, marking where you want the pockets.
Insert the wadding and stitch it onto the right side of the main front piece at the place where you marked the pockets.
Turn the front over to the wrong side and pin the (23x11") machine base wadding to the wrong side.
With the main front right side facing you, pin the backing to the front, right sides together and stitch a 1/2 " seam all the way around the whole square Leaving a four to six inch opening in one side, (between where the machine base lining ends and the top of where the pocket section starts).
Turn organiser right side out, finish off the opening then run a topstitch, 1/2 inch from the edge, all the way around.
Sounds more complicated than it is but I can tell you, once you have a sewing organiser under your machine, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.
hugs n love, Meganne

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pennydubose by pennydubose 19 Aug 2014

Thanks again for this info, I really appreciate it!

sewilso by sewilso 24 Aug 2014

Thank you so much for the information! This is great!

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by pennifold 19 Aug 2014

That is brilliant Meg. So happy to see it finished after all the pussy cat distractions you've had with it. I love mine and have to make one now for the Brother machine - I've got a free day tomorrow and Thursday so I'll see if I can finish it. Love Chris

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Yes I was really anxious to get it done and I am well pleased Chris. I used calico to back this one so I have enough fabric to make one more, but I'll use different designs.
hugs n love, me

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by greysewist Moderator 19 Aug 2014

This looks fabulous, Meganne. Great fabric, great designs and great fabric weight (as long as he kept still when he needed to and his tail didn't get accidentally shortened!). You girls have done a good job of inspiring each other -as well as lots of fellow Cuties!

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Marianne, I should make it a challenge shouldn't I?

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by marianb 19 Aug 2014

Meganne, a very nice machine mat.. I'll have to give it a go, maybe for the daughters we are giving them all a machine each for Xmas this year and also my 9yr old grand daughter, my son has layed claim to my janome when I upgrade... Maybe I'll make this a sewing family yet! lol

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

WOW, lucky daughters Marian. Perhaps you could help them make one each for their first projects, they are really easy to make.

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by sewilso 18 Aug 2014

That is beautiful!!! Someday I will have to make one too.

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks so much.
I'll lay down a challenge to you if it helps. :-)

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by jrob Moderator 18 Aug 2014

REALLY Nice. Did you just stitch down a cloth measuring tape. I lost my glasses while hiking in the mountains and can't really see well with my back ups.

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thank Jerrilyn. Yes I cut up one of my many tape measures that has both Imperial and Metric because I am hopeless with metric so it should help a lot having a measure at hand.

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by Leaha 18 Aug 2014

Very nice, I think the three of you have issued the rest of us a challenge, to see if we can be as creative. Thanks for sharing! :-}

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

OH absolutely Leaha, I'll challenge Cuties to make something for themselves, for a change.
It would be lovely see what everyone else comes up with. :-)

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by emanuille 18 Aug 2014

very nice projet!

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thank you

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by shirley124 18 Aug 2014

Lovely.

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Shirley

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by clawton 18 Aug 2014

Very nice

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Caroline

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by sewdeb 18 Aug 2014

Terrific project! I love all the designs you chose..... I've been meaning to make one of these for myself - seeing yours, I am totally inspired to make one very soon....

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Deb.
I allowed myself two days to make this, so I wouldn't sit up all night. Of course the embroidery took the longest so I was glad I chose a couple of line-work designs.
I highly recommend everyone having one of these, especially if they're anything like me and keep knocking their sewing tools on the floor. :-)

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by pldc 18 Aug 2014

what a super organizer for your machine! Well done Meg, ~hugs~**** 4 all

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Loralye

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by susiesembroidery 18 Aug 2014

Lovely work, Meganne.

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Susie

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by pennydubose 18 Aug 2014

Trying to see if I could make one by looking at yours as I don't have a pattern. I am going to do it and see what happens! Love yours. Hugs and blessings.

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Penny I have put the instructions at the top of this post and also in Community Sewing section. No pattern needed for something this simple but measurements should be helpful.

pennydubose by pennydubose 19 Aug 2014

Thank you so much for your instructions!

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by sonjapotgieter 18 Aug 2014

Gorgeous..Well done

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Sonja

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by dragonflyer 18 Aug 2014

Nicely done!!

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thank you

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by americangirl 18 Aug 2014

Great job Meganne! I think I need one now too.

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thank you, I can recommend how useful it is.

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by noah 18 Aug 2014

Such a grand idea !!!

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Carolyn

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by dailylaundry 18 Aug 2014

Thanks Meganne for all the pics (especially, your furry fabric weight!!) - I just love this project - I definitely need one under my EM!!!! Is it sandwiched with batting or lined? - I love the pockets and the designs you picked out!! Hugs, Laura*

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meganne by meganne 19 Aug 2014

Thanks Laura, I have posted instructions above and again in Community Sewing. The section that goes under the machine has batting inside it and also inside the section that makes up the pockets. hugs n love, Meg

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by lindalee757 18 Aug 2014

Look awesome Meganne-I LOVE the material you used. The embroidery designs are great-especially the sewing machine-love it!

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thanks Linda

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by shozo1271 18 Aug 2014

Gorgeous Job Meganne!! My question is... how do you keep Tao from swatting at your needle while it goes up and down? My Lexie (5 years old now) does that. I have to be very careful if she is around. OR not sew if she is around. Best sewing time is when she is napping. lol. ***FLOWERS to all***

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Oh I stop the machine as soon as he jumps on the table, then I have to lift him down as he is fascinated by the needle too. LOL!
Thanks for commenting.

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by gitteh 18 Aug 2014

What a great idea! And lovely work. And... a wonderful cat :o)

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you

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by meganne 18 Aug 2014

My own kitty in the machine. :-)

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shirley124 by shirley124 18 Aug 2014

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. Shirley

Leaha by Leaha 18 Aug 2014

Hi Mom...whatcha doing mom...okay let me inspect to see if you are doing this right...not so much it's gonna take my special paw and cat eyes to fix... LOL

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by dordonc 18 Aug 2014

Beautiful work...........

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you, it was fun to make.

nonna57sdaughter1 by nonna57sdaughter1 18 Aug 2014

Hehehehe...'I'll just rest my head here'...cute!šŸ˜»

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by airyfairy 18 Aug 2014

Beautiful work Meganne and so useful.

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thanks Sarah, a definite must have. :-)

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by elemausi 18 Aug 2014

Like this organizer, great designs, well done.

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you.

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by phi4 18 Aug 2014

This is a clever idea, thank you for sharing.

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you, they are so useful.

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by lbrow 18 Aug 2014

I've gotta make me one of these Meg. I especially like the measuring tape right there when you always need it. Great job and I do love your Kitty Cat.

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

:-) Thanks so much, my kitties are very special to me.

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by lidiad 18 Aug 2014

That's a beautiful organiser, Meganne, great designs, especially the cat on the sewing machine.
Hugs, Lidia

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thanks Lidia. Tha design kinda looks like a photo I have of Tao

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by edithfarminer 18 Aug 2014

Looks super handy to me Meganne and love your designs on it too.

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thanks Edith. After using my Secret Sister's gift I couldn't wait to make some for my other machines, they are so handy.

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by teun 18 Aug 2014

Sieht toll aus

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you

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by decojo 18 Aug 2014

It's lovely! I really like the design of the cat on the sewing machine. Very nicely done!

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you. I've been wanting to stitch out that design ever since I first saw it, but then I also love the punk Raggedy. :-)

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by nonna57sdaughter1 18 Aug 2014

Very creative. If i let my cat in the craft room, i would have white fur from her and black fur from the other 2 through everything!!, and its hard to get out of fabric!!! Cute though!

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thanks Julie. The other kitten was jumping up on my lap all afternoon making it very difficult to sew but at least he doesn't climb on the tables like Tao does. All my fabric is safely locked away so at least they can only get fur on the project I'm working on. :-)

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by nonna57 18 Aug 2014

Clever you , Love the designs Well done BBF :)

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thanks BBF

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by zoefzoef 18 Aug 2014

Very nice !

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you

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by marfa 18 Aug 2014

So pretty and well done

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Thank you

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by basketkase 18 Aug 2014

Love it, Meg and so does Tao......that is Tao, right? He has gotten so big!!

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meganne by meganne 18 Aug 2014

Yes Vicki, he is a very large cat and still only 10 months old.
Tiddles is really petite, only half the size Tao was at six months.

antonia2013 by antonia2013 18 Aug 2014

Que bonitos bordados, Ā”Felicidades!

theduchess by theduchess 18 Aug 2014

Beautiful job, Meg.Great colors.

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