This is the billfold or checkbook holder that I made with the Texture Magic fabric. I used temtex for the stiffener and that was just not perfect. It makes the wallet too thick in the area of the credit card holders. The pattern designer suggested a product called decor bond 809 that I will use for the next one. If you look carefully, you can see a place for your checkbook on the bottom half and a place for money on the top half. There is plenty of space for credit cards and even a pen holder. This is fairly easy to make and goes together quickly. The Overbrook Quilt Connection is going to have a class for this--watch for the class schedule.
Saturday I was a co-hostess on the Crusin' Kansas bus trip that went to four great quilt shops. Thirty-two of us had breakfast, loaded the bus at 8:30, and headed out to Needle in a Haystack at Severy. We shopped for an hour in this great shop that had lots of help and lovely fabrics. Then we picked up our lunch and headed to Charlotte's Sew Natural in Newton. Charlotte has a great variety of batiks and new florals. Then it was on the Prairie Pieces in Emporia. Another hour of shopping with lots of variety and fun. On to Quilting Bits & Pieces in Eudora for supper with homemade pie and more shopping. Back to Overbrook Quilt Connection by 8:15 for our last chance at buying fabric. Dee and I shared some fun techniques with the bus along the way. The textured billfold or checkbook holder was a hit. All the Texture Magic along the route was purchased. Everyone had a great time making new stitching friends and finding treasures along the way.