Ever since I received all that wonderful fabric from stitchinggrandma, I’ve had a real hankerin’ to make a few more tortilla warmers. So this weekend I made three. I already have one person who wants one made with Texas-themed fabric – how awesomely cool is THAT!! She asked me to make her one for her friend in Texas (get this!) THE SAME DAY I received the package. When I opened the package, we had to laugh (I opened it at work so she could see it too).
Naturally, it’s Texas-sized, to fit the big tortillas. I took photos as I went, but this won’t be a full-blown tutorial. Just a basic snapshot of the process. I found the original idea on allfreesewing.com a long, long time ago, on a site called leafy treetop spot. Her tutorial is much better than one I could do, so I’ll just refer you to her. I do the binding on most of the ones I make a little differently from hers, though (although on this one I followed her instructions). I usually make the binding in three parts: the two top halves done first, and then the bottom binding holding the two pieces of the warmer together. I overlap the bottom binding over the two top bindings and fold the edges under so no raw edges are showing. Either way works – hers or mine. It all depends on how much time you want to spend on binding, and which way works better for you. I’ve done both, but I prefer my way.
Oh – one more thing (think Columbo here) . . . I have to give another great big thank-you to Mary for that seam ripper she sent in the package of fabric. Seam rippers are my friends. I’ve laid many a ripper to rest over the years. Each one was a loyal friend, so forgiving of my constant abuse of their power and my unending neediness. They gave their all in my service, and if there were a posthumous ripper-medal to be had, I’d bestow it on every one of them. HEY . . . I wonder . . . .nah.
Oh – one more thing. Really. Only one more. That little star magnet that was in the package? What. A. BLESSING!! I’ve been wearing it when I sew ever since I got it, and oh the joy of having a quick spot to stick pins as I take them out of the project, and not have them just shoved quickly aside on the sewing machine, right under my fingers. Thank you, Mary, THANK YOU!
Oh – uhm – well . . . there is just one more thing, and then I promise I’ll stop and show you the wonderful tortilla warmer. All those little scraps are going to become (what else!) a mug rug for me to keep. After all, I won’t be keeping any of these warmers (only the Texas one is pictured here), so I don’t want to forget how nice the material was. OK. There. I said it. Now on with the show!