Sunday, October 17, 2010

New tutorial!

 I've got another tutorial up over at Moda Bake Shop. This time I made a cover for your cold, ugly filing cabinet! It has pockets and a flap so everything is still easy to get to, just prettier!



The additional patterns are available here. These are the extra two 29" square patterns for the corners.

Because I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do for Moda, I want to be able to share with you! Leave me a comment here and I will draw a winner for 42 squares (cut by me) of Fandango! Closes Wednesday.

39 comments:

Quiltjane said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the Fandango range and it looks so good covering the filing cabinet.

dawson.tracy35 said...

i love it! i am already figuring how i can adjust the pattern somewhat to cover my husband's ugly gun safe! great idea and thank you for the inspiration. that fandango is amazing!

tracy dawson
dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

LJ said...

You are a clever quilter! I'm sure pretty soon you'll have a tutorial for a toilet seat cover! :)

Beautiful fabrics!!

Sara said...

awesome! Fandango is wonderful!!

Sherrill said...

My filing cabinet is banished to the garage it is so ugly! And that's where it's gonna stay...LOL! Thanks for the tutorial, though, AND the giveaway.

Melissa Corry said...

What a wonderful idea Cara. I am always blown away by the amazing things you create!

QuilterB said...

I know it's not very creative, but I need a new machine cover and this would be just right for it. Thank you for the idea. Wonderful color combination.

Flo said...

Great idea, and very creative! Love it!

Shirley said...

Who would have thought I could like my metal filing cabinet again? This idea is unbelievable. The Fandango fabric is beautiful, too! Thank you!

Barb in Mi said...

Saw the MBS posting: what a neat idea - and in Fandango! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway!
I bought some 2nd hand small filing cabinets, painted them white to go in my sewing room, painted a door for the top
had a great big desk for sewing /c storage too!
But this is a great idea too!
Take care, Leslie

Delores said...

Your tutorial looks interesting....just shows we can pretty up anything!
Love Fandango - would love to win!

Terry said...

What a great way to dress up a boring old file cabinet! And thanks for the chance to win some fabric too! :0)

The One and Only said...

I love this idea!! How cute and adorable!! I would so love to win those fabulous Fandango squares.

KristyLou said...

What a great idea. I never would have thought to cover it.

Prairie Cricket said...

Oh I am sooo gonna do this! Thank you for making it easy. =)

Rhonda said...

love this fabric and a really great idea!

quiltmom said...

Cara,
It is absolutely gorgeous - what a smart idea for to hide the filing cabinet- the Fandango line is very pretty too.
How clever- thanks for sharing your talent and ideas. Moda is lucky to have you.
Regards,
Anna

Barb said...

I just love the fabrics....what a clever idea!

Annette said...

Very smart! Great choice of fabric too :)

Izzy said...

Great idea! Will definitely have to try that one.

Suze said...

I have never seen anything so original to cover something functional! Love this idea and a friend of mine just gave me a jelly roll of Fandango, darling fabric.

busymom said...

You come up with the most creative ideas. This is really very lovely.

Quilt n Queen said...

I have 2 of those ugly old filing cabinets in my sewing room that could use a makeover, you are so creative! Love the Fandango line. Thanks for the chance to win and have a wonderful week...

Christina D said...

That is so Cool! It sure changes the way the room will look. Thank you for the chance to enter.

annmarie said...

What a great idea!!! And the fabrics are so perfect - would love to win some. Thanks.

Carol said...

I think it's awesome that you do Moda Bake Shop tutorials. So nice of you to have this drawing please enter my name, I love Fandango fabric.

Pauline said...

I saw this over at the Bake Shop and I saw that you had designed and made it- congratulations! It is so innovative! No more putting up with ugly filing cabinets!

Wanna come over and make one for me?!

MaeveM said...

What a wonderful idea! I look at my file cabinet which is in my bedroom due to space issues and just hate it! This will be a great way to cover it up! Thank you so much.

Micmacker said...

So pretty! This would really cheer up my little cube at work.

deserae said...

I would love to win! :)

pbach1 said...

beautiful! love the idea, but it would make a wonderful quilt, too.

i'm new to your blog and went back to read some of your old posts. God bless you as you try to sort out how to help your darling Little Bit.

pbach1 said...

beautiful! love the idea, but it would make a wonderful quilt, too.

i'm new to your blog and went back to read some of your old posts. God bless you as you try to sort out how to help your darling Little Bit.

gill said...

Great tutorial! and what a good idea - now why didn't I think of it ?????
Gill

Lis said...

What a great idea. I think we could come up with patterns to cover every ugly thing in our homes in quilts....

DD Lindsey said...

I LOVE Fandango! And covering a filing cabinet?...genius.

grendelskin said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for the inspiration, the wheels are turning...

Jacqueline said...

So bummed that I missed it! =/ But I totally LOVE the tutorial and LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE the idea. I will be doing this one after the first of the year - too many Christmas gifts to get out for me and a growing customer base before then... xoxo CONGRATS on the new house!!!

Kim said...

Awesome Idea ! I would love to cover my old country blue filing cabinet with something so beautiful as Fandango !