Susan’s Sewing Machine Dust Cover

One of the first things I noticed when I started reading quilt blogs was that many quilting bloggers (blogging quilters?) offer giveaways. It seems like such a nice way to thank the people who visit blogs regularly and offer supportive comments. So after releasing my Sewing Machine Dust Cover pattern in late June, I launched my first Giveaway, offering a half dozen patterns plus a custom made cover for one winner. That winner turned out to be Susan S. of Milledgeville, Georgia.

Susan emailed me the dimensions of her Janome embroidery machine and I emailed her photos of four different combinations of fabrics from my stash to choose from. I would have enjoyed making her a cover from any of the four combinations, but she happened to choose one I especially liked: a peach, coral, and aqua combo featuring prints from the Martinique line by 3 Sisters for Moda:

Susan's fabric choices for custom dust cover

How I love Moda fabrics! A couple of other fabrics in my stash were chosen to complement the 3 Sisters prints.

I finished Susan’s sewing machine dust cover last week and took a few photos before popping it in the mail on Monday:

Susan S's sewing machine dust cover 2
In the photo below you can see the fabric on the inside of the dust cover:

Susan's sewing machine dust cover --inside
Susan’s sewing machine dust cover arrived at its destination today, and she sent me the nicest message:

“GUESS WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL TODAY??!!!!!! A beautiful sewing machine dust cover that fits my machine perfectly!! I love the gorgeous fabrics you used and it is constructed so very nicely. It really brightens up my sewing room . . . I’m loving it!! Thank you so very much — Susan”

You are welcome, Susan! It was a pleasure to make it for you.




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8 Responses to Susan’s Sewing Machine Dust Cover

  1. Yvonne says:

    Love the machine cover colours. It looks great.

  2. It’s beautiful. I’m looking forward to get the pattern when I come to Portland next week. I’ll be around at Expo, and The Pine Needle. Hope to see you Dawn.

    • Dawn says:

      I’m looking forward to seeing you, Merethe! I fully expect to run into you at the Pine Needle or Expo, but just in case our paths don’t cross I’ll leave a pattern for you at the Pine Needle. What day will you be at Expo? Maybe we can meet for coffee.

  3. Nancy says:

    What a thoughtful thing to do. Reading quilt blogs is a great way to get inspired.

  4. Vickie says:

    Hi Dawn,
    The combination of fabrics is really sweet. I am sure Susan will smile every time her eyes spy the cover. Have a grand day.

  5. Nicole says:

    That is the best giveaway prize ever! I have never made a sewing machine cover and think I need to do it as soon as possible. What an inspiration you are. May I ask the name of the pattern and if you would share where you got it?

    • Dawn says:

      It’s my own pattern, Nicole! No fancy name, just “Sewing Machine Dust Cover” by First Light Designs. The Pine Needle Quilt Shop in Lake Oswego, Oregon carries it as well as Rose of Sharin’ Quilt Shop in Danville, Pennsylvania.

  6. mrvac says:

    Beautiful cover! I admire such creativity. Thanks for sharing!

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