Category: bottle apron

Corn Holing and Tag Bags

Yep!  Summer is here and backyard games are a big seller.  Cornholing is not a bad word – well, it could be – but today we’re talking about the game.  It’s kinda like horse shoes.  You have two boards set up at a distance from each other.  Each board sits at an angle with a hole at one end.  Then you take bags full of corn and toss them, trying to hit the hole in the board.  There are rules and every thing. For all the rules you’ll have to go to ACA website.

I’ve been selling a ton of bags in my Ebay store.  I use the 350E to personalize them with anything your heart desires – maybe a person’s last name or a bar’s name like “Pete’s Pub”.  “The Corn Hole King” and “USA” are also big sellers.  The bags are made to regulation specs, 6″ by 6″ with 15oz of corn, double stitch with upholstery thread.

The college kids also use them as tag bags.  I shouldn’t have to explain this but I will anyway.  You run around trying to hit each other with a small bag of corn.  If you leave a bruise on someone you get points.  If it’s on his arm, 5 points, black eye, 30points, butt 40 points, groin 100 points.  Yes, these are college kids – who else would make a game of trying to hurt each other?

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Neat Stabilizer Trick

(written by Jason)

Alaine figured out a neat trick.  She’s using Janome Wet N’ Set stabilizer when making these bottle aprons and wineglass cozies.  Towards the end of each job, there’s a step where another piece of fabric has to be added to the underside of the existing project.  That doesn’t seem like a big deal until you consider that pretty much all self-stick stabilizer on the market is only self-stick on one side.  So, the general idea is to use the self-stick on the top side, and when that back fabric needs to be added, stick it on with spray-stick adhesive. (more…)

Little Aprons

Today I worked on little aprons.  I guess you could use them for Barbies.  But for now we’re using them to dress up soap bottles or even a wine or champagne bottle.  The entire apron is done “in the hoop”.  The embroidery machine does all the work for you.  When you’re finished all you have to do is tie it to your bottle.  Even the back is finished with absolutely no stitches from the embroidery design showing.  Then it puts a nice border on it so there are no raw edges.  I’ve had my Janome 350E about three months now and this is by far one of the coolest things you can do with it. (more…)