First finishes for 2023!
I think I shared last week that I had started making a new batch of these surgery drain bags for donation. It was through one of these that my Mom received after surgery that we found our about the From The Heart Stitchers organization. I like making these because they are fast and are a good use of stash fabric.
Last year I only made 21 of them because I didn't like making the straps. Then I discovered that I could buy 100 yard rolls of grosgrain ribbon from Home Sew and that really speeds up the process. I got black and gray and will pick my fabrics for the bags to go with the ribbon.
Every item donated through this organization gets a tag like this. This is also where I donate the shawls, blankets and hats that I crochet for donation. I've also made seatbelt port pillows for them.
I needed a new sewing project last week and I wasn't in the mood to start a new quilt. This little project was perfect for me.
I made a batch of 33 (because that's how many I could get out of the fabric I pulled).
I still didn't have anything new to start so I cut another batch of 41. I know that they give these to men and women (not just mastectomy patients) so I try to make them unisex but I'll use whatever fabric that I have. Though after making this second batch I thought that using dark fabric might make sense because they probably get a little grungy after a few weeks of bathing.
They are packaged and ready for delivery next week! I like to put my donations into labeled plastic bags to make the sorting easier on the organization. I've been in the office and they get a lot of items coming through each week that they have to sort through.
In other news, I think I have the longarm back in business! I hope to have some quilts to share tomorrow.
1/4/2023 10:43:41 am
Wow!! That is a lot - but what a sweet thought. I bet the make life just a little bit easier!!!
1/4/2023 12:14:10 pm
I bet they love your organization of marking what's in the bags.
1/4/2023 06:22:16 pm
those are all nice to receive I bet - great job
1/5/2023 09:19:19 am
You made those fast! I buy things from Home Sew too! I could buy in bulk bags safety pins that I use for pin basting my quilts. I also have bought iron one woven interfacing that I used for making those boxy pouches. It was 60" wide and I got a better price if I bought 15 yards. The do have some good deals.
1/5/2023 10:29:47 am
Too bad that such bags are a necessity isn't it - but I know your donation will be gratefully received.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.