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Hi there, I am Mary Nell and I live in the Ozarks. I live on a farm which is my own little piece of Heaven. I love to craft, quilt and create. There is always something new going through my head that I see that I want to try to make or design. While quilting is a long standing tradition here it is something that I am fairly new at. I hope that on this blog you will find something that will spark your interest.and you too will want to sit down and make something for your loved ones. But once you do I can tell you that it can lead to a serious condition. There is no cure. Once you start it is something that you just can't stop...Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

3 compartment scissors holder wall pocket

My scissors holder...I have multiple pairs of scissors and was always looking for them at least a dozen times a day.  So I decided that I needed to make myself a wall hanger for them.  Here is my tutorial on how to make them.  Hope you enjoy!

Cut 2 10" pieces of backing fabric and batting.
1 10" piece of your desired fabric for the back side of the holder and at least 3 different fabrics for your front.  These can be made with scraps really easily.
cut strips at an angle from your fabric  I usually cut at least 3 of each one. 
After cutting all your strips start to assemble them on your batting and backing.  Starting at the right side add a strip and sew it straight down the side
the next strip is applied like the photo above put it on the first strip right sides together and sew a 1/4 in seam following it right to the bottom corner.  Open it up and do this with all the strips until you have the batting covered.  All the strips will go to one corner making the fan shape.
at this point you are ready to trim around the top in a neat fan.
Now for the next piece.  With you batting a backing fabric that you chose lay them together in a sandwich and Quilt them by making a large X on the back just to secure them together.  Lay the Front piece on the back piece and trim to the same size.  Then Bind the tops of both by cutting a 11/2 to 2 " strip for both and sewing it to the front.  Turning to the back side and folding under stitch down around the top.
Now for the fun part.  You can add lace or trims that you have or just leave them plain...I love to use lace so I add two to this one.

You will also need to cut the fan shape at the bottom to cover those odd looking seams there.  I just zig zag this on and then add my lace around it.  After you get your lace sewn on put the back and the front together right sides facing and sew down both sides making sure that all the material is being caught with you stitching.  Turn it right side out and to make your pockets for your scissors you sew down two lines from top to bottom on your whole piece.
and you are Done...add any other embellishments that you choose and enjoy a 3 pocket pretty wall hanging.
Here are some others that I have made

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