Wednesday, November 7, 2012

U R Priceless! Coin Purse Blog Hop

  
Day 4! 

So Many Thanks to Katherine at Sew Me Something Good for all of her cheerleading efforts. She's kept us on track and kept track of us.  Yay Katherine!
Madame Samm, you provided an awesome pattern for us, with foolproof instructions (available here), and I have had a ball making these tiny (addicting) purses!  Thank you!

Now, for purse #1 (and the dearest to my heart):


Isn't she the sweetest little thing? (Referring to the coin purse, of course. The child could use an attitude adjustment. But I like her just the same.)
It's this year's Ghastlies fabric line and I can hardly wait for the next collection!
I love to add piping to my purses so found the perfect shade of pink for it in my stash. It was meant to be!
One thing I will do differently with the piping next time: I will add it just shy of the seam allowance to cut down on the bulk so that the edge will fit better in the purse frame channel and the needle won't balk at the bulk. ("Balk at the bulk"...that's what my jeans do when I put them on fresh from the dryer.)

Here's are the ingredients for the piping (the quarter is there for scale):


Teeny tiny piping cord, encased in a 1" strip of fabric, sewn with my zipper foot and the needle positioned right by the cord in the fold.  Then trimmed to a 1/4" seam allowance using the Groovin' Piping Trimming Tool (not a seller, just a happy fan of the tool). 

Here is the other side of the Ghastly coin purse:


Wouldn't it be fun to add some crystals to the candle flames?  Or to the chandelier chains? Or...never mind. Maybe next time.

On to purse #2:


Route 66!  We've spent a lot of time on the Arizona segment of Route 66.  I found this fabric in The Quilters Mercantile in Williams, Arizona.  Makes me want to hit the road!
The back of the coin purse is the same.

Purse #3:


This is actually the center of a huge flower with black/white/grey petals. The purse doesn't do the fabric justice at all, but it is an eye-catching pattern. I offset the flower center just a bit...wish I had done it just a bit more. The sides are made from a coordinating black/white striped fabric. When I got it sewed together and turned it right side out, the white stripes looked like piping.  Happy coincidence!

Here is the other side of the purse:


Yes! Same fabric, different flower! (I LOVE this fabric.)  You can see more of the striped fabric on the side.

Okay, those are my FINISHED purses.  Here is one that almost made it but I ran out of time and into an "arthritic fingers" wall:


Gotta have the southwest desert pictured in here somewhere!

Now for a wee little giveaway!  I am picking out FOUR fat quarters, each in a different Southwest design, and will send them to whomever Mr. Random Number Generator chooses on November 13th.  Trust me, they will be nice fat quarters! Simply leave me a comment and make sure I can email you if you win.  Best of luck and THANK YOU for stopping by!

NOW...PLEASE VISIT MY CO-BLOGGERS FOR MORE COIN PURSE GOODNESS!
(If you missed some of the hop thus far, click on the U R Priceless Blog Hop button on the left side bar.)

as sweet as peaches
Deborah B
Birgit H
Fish Creek Studio
A Quilter's Table
Lily Patch Quilts
Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
Mary F
Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm
The Desert Rat Chronicles (that's me!)
Sally K
Paris at a Certain Age
From Blank Pages
Quilt Taffy
Barb H
 
 

89 comments:

  1. Wonderful coin purses! I love your Ghastlie girl with that pink piping - really sets it all off nicely. Good tip about reducing the bulk when doing this. Each coin purse is so unique and striking. Well done!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

    UR Priceless!

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  2. I love all of your coin purses. My favorite is the Ghastlie Fabric purse. The piping was a great addition. Adding crystals to the chandelier chains would be really stunning. It's not to late to add them. You could use a Bejeweler Hot-Fix Crystal Tool. I have one similar to this tool and use it often.

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  3. oh your purses are beautiful, I love the desert one - so colourful and the Ghastlie one is adorable, the piping really adds that extra special touch.

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  4. All your purses are just wonderful and the piping is a great idea.Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. I really like the piping on your purse! Each one of them is so perfect. Great work.

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  6. Fabulous purses! I especially like the 'Ghastlie' one and the piping is a great touch!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love your purses, especially the Ghastlie one! Thanks for the piping tip. I had wanted to pipe a few, but figured I'd never get the bulk into the frame. Thanks for the inspriation and the giveaway!

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  8. These are all superb - well done, great idea to add piping.

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  9. the piping adds so much, great choice!

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  10. I am going to add some piping to my next ones.. It dresses them up so well!

    Love that desert theme purse!!

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  11. The piping really spruces up the purses as a final touch. I'm inspired to make purses. Thanks for giveaway, love southwest colors.

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  12. Wow these er fabulous. The one with a dessert fabric looks very special to me.

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  13. Love the piping! I think the little crystals would be darling!!

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  14. Your purses are sew awesome. Thanks for sharing

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  15. All of your little coin purses are adorable!!

    Hosting a purse frame giveaway on my blog:

    http://splittingstitches.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love your purses -- that piping is awesome! And I really, REALLY love that southwest fabric. Beautiful!

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  17. The piping is out of this world...it adds a perfect touch! Nice fabric choices!

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  18. Fantastic piping tip, and it makes the purse look amazing! The southwest fabric is gorgeous!

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  19. "Balk at the Bulk"- am laughing as the tears pour from my eyes at that line!

    Have not tried piping at all, but now I have to give it a shot, thanks to you! LOVE the sunset fabric cactus fabric- that image is breathtaking!

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  20. Ah!!! What a terrific job!!! I adore your Ghastlies little purse!! So much fun!!! :)

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  21. You did wonderful on your fabric choices - such variety. Judy C

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  22. fun purses. you are brave to try that little piping. looks tricky to me.

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  23. Great little purses, love your fabric choices!

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  24. That naughty little Ghastlie girl makes a darling little purse...love it! Your fabric choices made some very beautiful coin purses. :O)

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  25. I love the piping. I'll have to keep an eye out for that tool. Lix

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  26. Your purses are darling. I love the desert southwest one. Living in New Mexico, I would love to win some SW fabric...and Nov. 13th is my birthday too (wink, wink).

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  27. Oh you clever clever clever friend, I don't have to make one I just have to buy one from you, eh? I love the small purse, I love the fabrics and I would love to have 4 of your fat quarters (I have seen your stash)...Keep stitchin,

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  28. The are all fabulous but I'm with you and LOVE the ghastlies as it is just too cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Your purses are beautiful. I think I may try the piping in my next one. I love the colors in the last one too. Beautiful!!!

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  30. Sheri I love these purses...every one! The piping is wonderful and the flower gorgeous but I love the most your southwest one that isn't finished. :) Stunning! blessings, marlene

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  31. I really love your Ghasties purse - and the piping!! Fantastic!! Thanks for the mini-tutorial on how to make your own. Someone gave me that tool, so now I know what to do with it :-)

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  32. You can't go wrong with the Ghastlies and the piping kicks it up a notch!
    You created a gorgeous awray of purses.
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  33. Sheri, your coin traps are quite sweet! Love the added piping...that was a great idea!

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  34. All of them are fabulous, and I love the added detail of the piping!

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  35. Your purses are great, I LOVE the piping!

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  36. i love your ghastlie coin purse, and especially the piping! Just too dawgone cute! what a sweet giveaway, please count me in!

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  37. I love the sunset on the desert purse. Such lovely colors.

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  38. Oh my, how cute those all are.

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  39. I love the addition of the piping to the little purse-it really accentuates it's darling fabric. The Route 66 fabric is too cute. I love the colors in the desert one. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  40. Fantastic coin purses! If I had to chose my favorite it would be the desert scene, with the Ghastlies a close second. Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  41. I love all your purses. The Ghastlies one is so cute and I love the black, red and white flower.

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  42. All the coin purses turned out great. I like that you added piping to the first one. And that last one... just love the fabic and the colours. Hope you get a chance to finish it soon.

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  43. The piping is a nice addition!!

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  44. Great job! Love the piping! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Your fabric choices are fabulous!!! The piping is over the top. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

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  46. I think you´ve sewed some pretty purses. The orange one is superb, love that colour!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  47. I love the addition of piping! It certainly gives those beautiful purses a more finished look. Great job!

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  48. They are wonderful and I love the piping! adds such a nice touch/

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  49. I love your coin purses, they are marvallous! I like the Ghastlies one the best, the fabric and the piping super cute!

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  50. They all look wonderful-especially with the piping detail! My favorite is the R66 fabric...we were just in Williams last month and saw the closed :-( quilt shop. We had a fun time though walking around the cute town and checking out the train. The spouses may have been secretly pleased the shop was skipped..

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  51. Hi!!! I love them all but!!!! Nothing bad!!!! OOOOH I really love the cactus!!!! That fabric is WOW!!! It looks lit up!!!! Very pretty!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  52. What fun little purses...love them all....and love your "Balk at the bulk" comment LOL....thanks for sharing!!! I'm a new follower..look forward to seeing more of your projects!

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  53. Great job...love that first one.
    Thanks for sharing & for the giveaway opportunity!

    pnconverse(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. Love the little purses. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  55. So clever you are with the piping! I love the Route 66 fabric...I used to live along Route 66 down in the LA area of Calif. Nice job with the purses.

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  56. Darling purses, my favorite is the Ghastlie one (love that fabric line) Thank you for the chance in the giveaway.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  57. Gah! I've never met a Ghastlies project I didn't' like!!!thanks for your process comment about reducing the bulk--I'll have to try it!

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  58. your purses are gorgeous, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win beautiful fabrics ☺

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  59. Your purses are wonderful! The addition of pipeing was inspired. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Love the pipping you added. It is so cool. Your purses are cute.

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  61. Sunsets, mountins and lakes, what wonderful fabrics you used for your coin purses. Love them.

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  62. Your coin purses are all very pretty. I especially love the Ghastly one.

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  63. fabulous purses! the piping is wonderful.

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  64. That sunset purse is just Stunning!

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  65. Sew nicely done! The piping is a creative touch to a priceless coin purse. Love all the purses and thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  66. YOUR on Fire Girl. Arlington, TX

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  67. How cute! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today.

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  68. Sweet! Love them all, especially the southwest one! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

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  69. Great choices. They will make great gifts to some lucky friends. swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  70. They are wonderful with the piping added to them. Thanks for giving the advice about the bulk. My jeans are the same way! LOL! Love the catcus purse!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  71. I would love some SW flavored fabric, my mom lives out there, great idea with the piping, really cute.

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  72. Rosemary B here:
    Wow your purses are just beautiful, love the piping and tips too.
    Lovely fabrics all!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity

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  73. I love the Ghastleys!! So cute. Thanks for sharing. Vivian

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  74. Great looking little darlings! That was excellent that you found the sunset fabric in the right scale; it seemed to nearly jump out of the computer!! But my favorite little darling is the Ghastlie with the piping. I LOVE Ghasties, I love piping, I love pink, I love these little purses...what more can I say? Thanks.

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  75. Love the colours on your little purses. You really do a good job with the fussy cutting! thanks for sharing.

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  76. I love the piping - it add so much! Thanks for sharing and for the give-away.

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  77. Gorgeous fabrics for sure. You did a great job and I know what you mean about needing a break from stitching in the frames...I did too.
    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  78. I love them all, especially the Ghastlies with the piping! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. Wow they are priceless - so amazing!!! Job well done I say!

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  80. Really cute! I am starting a project soon that will also have tiny little piping, any other tips? would really appreciate them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  81. Great purses! Especially with the piping detail! I graduated from Alamogordo High School in New Mexico, so the silhouette of the cacti against the sunset colors bring back great memories!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I am home from visiting our first little grandbaby! Wish I could have stayed longer! But I am trying now to catch up with all the wonderful posts on this blog hop. Still on Day 4 with my visits!

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  82. I'm commenting but have to say that I am automatically disqualified from the give-away since it's my mom.
    Mom--your coin purses are so adorable! I love 'em. :)

    Oh--and about the piping, everyone? She's very much into borders, coloring inside the lines and everything neat and tidy. (She irons her jeans!)

    LOL and all my love!
    sis

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  83. Oh--and just 'cause it reminds me of Georgia O'Keefe--I really like the flower purse best.

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    1. LOL!!! You have blown my cover Darling Daughter! And given me a hearty laugh in the bargain. I love you bunches!
      Mom

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