Tuesday, May 06, 2008

My Palm PDA Cover

I decided I need a new cover for my Palm T/X PDA. The old one, which was attached by a narrow spline that slid into a groove on the Palm, was just a cover. I wanted something where I could keep the most used SD cards with the Palm at all time, so I decided to make one. Here's the result. It was kinda fun, so I may make more, so I can change them when I get bored. It's spring, so I made happy flowers. I only used scraps I already had with fusible on them, except for the ultrasuede, that was a scrap without fusible. The spine is on the left, there's a piece of fabric that goes from the roughly 2" x 3" cover. I made the spline from a tiny piece of template plastic and fused it into a folded piece of fabric. The lower picture shows it open, with the little pockets for SD cards. I used ultrasuede for this side to be gentle on the screen. The cover and the ultra suede were each fused to a piece of Timtex(TM). The little pockets were stitched on. The cover was quilted, then the spline hinge was placed between the two pieces of Timtex which were satin stitched around to join. Kind of fun.

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Elizabeth said...

Hey Betsy !! I found you!! I love your palm Pilot cover and it was fabulous fun to make your aquaintance this weekend!! The soy resist photos in your older posts are wonderful!! I would love to take a class with that technique!
I was back at the Quilt Shoqw today to help Judy- she was swamped!!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

What pretty flowers. Love your work. I've been to your blog before but found it again today when I was googling 'William Steck Cineraria' because I saw his quilt Cineraria II at Quilters Unlimited in June in D.C., I was trying to get info on whether he had a website but so far can't come up with anything. Do you know if he has a Website or an Etsy shop? I put a photo of his quilt on my post from June about the Quilters Unlimited Show, it is gorgeous.