quilted cover for my new sewing machine

Hurray, hurray, my new Bernina has arrived! At the end I got the B 720 and the free space right to the needle is absolutely perfect.

sewing machine 1 - skalabara quilts

So over the last weekend I made a dust protection cover for the new machine. There is a cover provided by Bernina, but it is dark blue. But I need bright colors in my sewing room! Bright color fabrics = Kaffe Fassett Collective designs. I got out my stash collection and started cutting from each fabric a 4 1/2 inch square. At the end I cut double so many squares as needed. The idea was to make a rectangle of 6 x 7 squares.

sewing machine cover design - skalabara quilts

After a busy afternoon with cutting, piecing and pressing – the dust protection top is ready to quilt.

sewing machine cover sandwich - skalabara quilts

sewing machine cover sandwich 1 - skalabara quilts

This is a perfect small project to try out the new Bernina B 720 with the walking foot. I have used two different quilting threads. The red/pink variegated quilting thread is from King Tut, and the yellow one is from Gutermann Sulky.

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sewing machine cover detail 1 - skalabara quilts

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Added some straps using a bias tape to knot the dust cover on the sides.

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And a few colorful shots from the garden. This winter has been very mild, and we have had hardly any cold weather. Since weeks we have nice and warm sunny days, sometimes with some wind. Spring is here.

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I started writing this blog post before the pandemic spread of the corona virus. At the moment our area is secure, but this can change any moment. My trip to Prague to visit my Mum has been cancelled – which I approve. If each of us can help a little, we all together can achieve a lot. So, I shouldn’t let sewing machine wait for a long time, it is time to sew. Get out the best of the situation!

barbora   flower small skalabara quilts

4 comments on “quilted cover for my new sewing machine

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    I like your machine and its cover. I keep meaning to make a cover for mine, meanwhile, I just keep dusting it. Maybe with all the new extra time????


    • barbora says:

      Thanks, Claire! Here in Spain we have a lot of dust, so a cover for the sewing machine is always handy, specially since it is a new one.
      We have a total lockdown here in Spain, so time for quilting. Getting out my UFOs next week.

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  2. Rosemaryflower says:

    Barbora, your wonderful machine cover is bright happy and well done.
    Your new machine is beautiful too.
    I think we are just going to learn to protect each other, and since this virus mostly effects older people (hmmmm I guess myself included in that age range, but I am healthy and not compromised) we should participate and not become one of the problems hahaha
    Love to you and love to your mum


    • barbora says:

      Rosemary, thanks! Between writing, posting and writing this answer we have had some big changes here in Spain. A total lockdown, we have to stay at home, we can go to work and get food or medicine, and walk the dog. So the measures are very drastic, hope this will clear the situation quicker, without may ill or even worse. For me this means more time for sewing.


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