Fun little project

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by sheaviance1, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    I recently went yard-saling and hit paydirt on some great items! One of the items that I found, never really wanted one, was a bread machine. I LOVE to make bread, but working a full-time job, gardening, canning, etc. doesn't allow much free time to do it, so I thought, okay, we'll get it an try it out. It was CHEAP, so I knew I could just give it away if I didn't like it. I brought it home, set it up beside a crock pot full of beef stew, put in my ingredients, set the delay bake option, and when I got home that night, was tickled to find the bread and the beef stew ready to be eaten (at 8:30 just as we arrived back home from my son's football practice). I left the house that morning at 7:00. The meal they would have received had I needed to cook that late would have been a hot dog. The bread it makes is not as good as what you make with your hands. Perhaps I am partial because I love to make bread, but there it is. It is fresh bread though, and that is always better than store-bought. The problem came when i tried to store the "fresh bread". This machine makes a HUGE loaf, much wider than I had a container for. So, I repurposed an old bag that a new comforter set came in. I ripped it apart at the seams, sandwiched it between a layer of muslin and a layer of quilting fabric and it was done. It turned out pretty good, but for me the most important thing is that it worked! I have always been one to purchase bread at the farmer's market also, so i plan to make on for the round shaped loaves that I purchase there. And, it is machine washable, but I don't want to dry mine in the dryer, I'll hang it up to dry. It was a fun little project to do, looks cute sitting on the counter, but it also serves it's purpose well! I am not very good at sewing, so you will have to overlook the mistake I made, but here it is below.
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  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! Great idea sheaviance1! And it's pretty [​IMG]
     
  3. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    I think it turned out great! Very creative of you!

    Now you know we need pictures of the bread, too, right?
     
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I always have that problem with my regular loaf breads. I like the idea of cloth, then I can wash it. Why do we store bread in plastic? Does it get stale in cloth? I just accepted that bread needed to be stored in plastic because It is sold that way.
    I have always wanted to try my hand a quilting because it looks so fun, but I never wanted to commit to something so large it would turn into a nightmare if I did not like it.
    I think I have my next' freezing day sitting by the wood' stove project.
    "Have a need, fill a need."
    I love your idea! [​IMG]
     
  5. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Tennessee
    I have a bread basket with a quilted liner, and I have tried to store bread in it. It keeps it toasty warm throughout a meal, but doesn't keep it fresh. That's why when I made this bread bag, I used plastic between the layers of cloth.

    I have always wanted to try my hand a quilting because it looks so fun, but I never wanted to commit to something so large it would turn into a nightmare if I did not like it.

    I started small and made a crib quilt first, then I made a lap quilt. Those are the only two I have ever made complete. The lap quilt was a fun quilt to make, it was a rag quilt (where mistakes are welcome and hidden by the shaggy seams). I really cannot sew well, so small projects are perfect for learning.

    Now you know we need pictures of the bread, too, right?

    I'll try to get you one when i make a new loaf, lol! Thank you all for your compliments on my bread bag [​IMG]
     
  6. redwing76

    redwing76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I love it! What a great idea!!!! Great use for those quilt bags too.
     

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