Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm a Stamp Designer

Welcome to Just Quilt It.  I thought and thought about what to do for this blog.  It wasn't until I came across a tutorial for a wallet that I decided what I would do.  The tutorial can be found here.

I used flowers that I fussy-cut from fabric--because I love flowers, 49--the year I was born, my name and USA for my stamp.  I used a cricut pattern for the stamp outline.


 I pulled out scraps from the teepees I made for my grandchildren a couple of years ago and a flower-patterned fabric that a friend had given me last year and got busy.  The letters on my sewing machine were just the right size.  Here is the finished project:





The original pattern used duck cotton for all layers.  I wanted to use the flower fabric on the inside pocket, so I fused it to the duck fabric, adjusting the size a little so that I could also sew the 2 layers together and turn them, finishing the edges.  I cut out the flowers and fused them to the outside and inside.  Then, I machine appliqued around them before putting the wallet together.


It is the perfect size to hold a couple of credit cards and my cash.  If I make another one, however, I will probably put a loop and a button on it to hold it closed.  This project went together quickly once I decided what I wanted to make.

Please visit the other stampers who are sharing their work today.  Also, a big thanks to Thearica and Madame Samm  for all of their work to make this hop a success!

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Thanks for stopping by!

58 comments:

  1. Very pretty and functional! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Very creative ! I love the inside. It looks like you will be getting a lot of use out of it.

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  3. What a unique wallet, the flower stamp is perfect! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Oh this is great, I love the idea! And the flower is so beautiful.

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  5. Love it! What a creative little project.

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  6. Creative and functional. Win-win!

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  7. Very creative to take care of a stamp like that. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Hi Kathy, how cute !!
    why didn't I think of that ?? :-0

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  9. What a great wallet - thanks for the link!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. What agreat way to use this great stmp. Creative !

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  11. very pretty. a nice way to use your stamp too.

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  12. Fabulous stamp project! Love the wallet!

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  13. Great stamp, and LOVE the way you used it! :)

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  14. Your stamp is beautiful and I love the creative use of it on a wallet...which is really nice too!

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  15. Lovely stamp. Isn't it fun to be abel to just create as it comnes to you ...Love the wallet ..Very pretty and functional

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  16. awesome idea Kathy...I will bet my money on it....

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  17. Ooh, great idea to make it into a wallet. Great job!

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  18. Cute way to use your stamp! This could even be made into a needle case. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Fantastic idea!!! It is sweet and useful

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  20. Nice idea - wonderful work :)

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  21. Very VERY creative!! I love these hops!!...our little quilted brains coming up with so many different ideas!! Thanks!!

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  22. What a pretty and practical project. Such a good idea!

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  23. your stamp is really sweet and what a great way to use it! nice job.

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  24. What a cute stamp! It makes a wonderful wallet. I can just imagine the comments you will get when you pull it out!

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  25. Very well done. The stamp is perfect for this wallet. The wallet is pretty cute too.

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  26. Very cute and works for a wallet too....great job.

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  27. A stamp and wallet too, what can I say, it is wonderful.

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  28. Your wallet and stamp are wonderful. Your wallet looks way better than the tutorial's example too.

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  29. Placing an order for my wallet right now!\

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  30. That's just beautiful, and I love what you have done with your stamp! PERFECT!

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  31. What a perfect spot to showcase your stamp, Kathy! Plus you can use it in a practical manner.

    I made two wallets last week, well three if you count my stab at making a version of a bank envelope like they give you in the drive-up lane. I will add the tutorial to my bag of tricks for the next purse and accessories I decide to make THX for providing the link!

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  32. Those flowers look perfect on your little wallet...love it!

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  33. Great wallet! I would love to make one too!

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  34. Sweet wallet. Love the flowers and the embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. What a great idea! Your stamp turned out so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. I am so jealous of anyone with an embroidery machine-while I love to hand embroider, I am "graphically challenged' so even if I do great stitches, unless the design is professional my work comes out looking amateur. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. I like your stamp and your wallet. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Very cute. Love that you made something useful with it.

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  39. The perfect project for a darling stamp. I was born in '49 also.....next year Medicare!

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  40. That was a novel idea putting the stamp on the wallet front. It's very pretty and nicely put together. (I'm a 49'er, too)

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  41. How clever are you?? I love the idea of the stamp on the wallet. Cool and practical.

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  42. What a great idea, if you put it down someplace you can just say has anyone seen Kathy?

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  43. Very pretty stamp and unique project to use it on.

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  44. I liked your wallet idea, you really did a good job!

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  45. Very sweet stamp. It suits your wallet.

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  46. What a great project, so unique! Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  47. Very cute stamp and loved the wallet idea.

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  48. It's wonderful that you used your stamp for a project. The design is adorable and a great way to remember the hop.

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  49. Very pretty. That was a great idea to turn it into a wallet!

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  50. I like the idea you came up with. Thanks for the fun hop.

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