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Day 7 on the Nancy Zieman Tablet Keeper Tour

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

E-readers, tablets and iPads have changed the way we digest information. They are quite portable and can get caught in the mix when travelling or attending meetings so make yours stand out. Nancy Zieman thought of everything when she designed the E-Tablet & Paper Tablet Keeper template by Clover. Really – everything. Why? Nancy will tell you (okay, I didn’t ask her but I’m pretty sure she would agree) the devil is in the details. And ‘homemade’ is definitely in the details. What makes one project look like it was thrown together and another to have been created over days and weeks? The details – the binding, the trim accents, the feel of the fabric and the fit. If you nail the details, then you’ll be pleased with the outcome.

Nancy has addressed all the details with helpful products that make the finished project look very professional.

First, there’s the E-Tablet & Paper Tablet Keeper template. A 3-in-1 pattern (that will probably outlast your tablet) for small, medium and large readers includes markings for a tab closure, magnet, center accent, pockets and the like. No guesswork here, just mark your fabric and cut.

Second, Clover’s Pre-cut Tablet Keeper Shapers. Oh my, slip this sturdy material into the keeper and voila! Your keeper is stiff as a board.

Third, Create-a-Strap fusible interfacing with precut folds. If you struggle with cutting and pressing strips into perfect rectangles, then this product is for you. Every time I use it, I’m so darn impressed with my results, I can’t help but grin. Nancy’s products make me look brilliant!

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

With these tools in hand, I couldn’t wait to get started. Since I’m a machine embroiderer, I wanted to embellish the outside cover. I played around with fonts in digitizing software and created this fun design. Then, I selected a faux suede fabric and hooped it in Magna-Hoop Jumbo to avoid hoop burn.

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

After the embroidery was complete, I simply followed Nancy’s instructions and completed the Keeper in about an hour.

I used elastic hair bands at the corners to hold my Kindle in place – per Nancy’s suggestion. I just tacked them on the corners (I followed the markings on the Tablet Keeper Template for placement).

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

The ends get hidden under the inner spine and later, the binding.

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Wow – it was way easier than I thought it would be!

Love the embroidery design? I made it just for you!  Download the free 5” x 7” embroidery design by clicking here. You’ll find two versions – a youthful multi-color version and a more sophisticated two-color design.

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Blog Tour Details

The Tablet Keeper Blog Tour is underway. Twenty featured bloggers have been selected to create a Tablet Keeper and host a stop on this exciting Blog Tour. Clover sent each blogger a Tablet Keeper template set, plus all the findings (shapers, create-a-strap, hardware, etc.)

Each weekday, for 20 days in January, be sure to visit the guest blogger’s site to see their Tablet Keeper creation. Each day on Nancy Zieman’s Facebook page, Nancy will be directing everyone to the next stop on the Blog Tour.

January 3 Nancy Zieman
January 4 Amy Ellis
January 5 Sharon Pernes
January 6 Vicki Christensen
January 9 Joan Hawley
January 10 Pat Sloan
January 11 Eileen Roche
January 12 Liz Hicks
January 13 Fran Ortmeyer
January 16 Ilene Miller
January 17 Julie Herman
January 18 Jenny GabrieL
January 19 Natalia Bonner
January 20 Frieda Anderson
January 23 Cindy Cloward
January 24 Beckie Hansen
January 25 Amy Webb
January 26 Allie Robertson
January 27 Mary Mulari
January 30 Laura Wasilowski
January 31 Carol Porter

Be sure to stop by Nancy Zieman’s blog for information on how you can win a Clover Prize Package valued at $135.00.

Here’s your assignment this week:

So tell me, would you use the Table Keeper for a Kindle, Nook, iPad or traditional paper notebook? Leave your comment and you’ll be in the running to win a PAL – Perfect Alignment Laser. Don’t know what that is? Click here to read more about it.

Love the embroidery design? I made it for you – click here to download the free 5” x 7” embroidery design. You’ll find two versions – a youthful multi-color version and a more sophisticated two-color design.

The winner of last week’s assignment answered the following question:

Tell us what embroidery/sewing/crafting tasks you would use the PAL for and you could win a $25 shopping spree on the Designs in Machine Embroidery website.

The winner is:  Carol Morrow!
Her comment below was randomly drawn:
“This looks like a terrific tool.  I would use it to align logos on shirts etc.  It’s always hard to get them aligned straight.” – Carol Morrow

Congratulations Carol!




  • Michele

    Very nice, Eileen! Love the embroidery design, thanks!

    • Virginia

      I absolutely love this project. I am saving my pennies to get the tool. I would use it to create for both tablets and notebooks to keep my notes in and to take to my quilting/sewing classes.

    • Doree Shandera

      I would definately use this. Just got an Ipad for Christmas, so it is in need of a place to call home. Thanks for the designs……as always they are great!!

    • Sandra Cogdill

      This is my favorite one so far. I love the embroidery on the front. I had gotten all wrapped up in finding the perfect print for this project that could be used with machine embroidery – now I just have to decide on a solid color. Thanks for the free download.

    • Cheryl

      we have several kindles and e-tablets in the family and the requests for covers have reached my ears 🙂 I improvised one for Christmas but I love the one made with the new Clover tools and inserts so much more!

    • Grace

      Love the embroidery that you did on the cover of your tablet. Now I really want to make one!! I just recently bought an iPad2, and I have been looking for just the right cover for it, and I think this is it!

    • Sharon

      I have the Nook Simple Touch Reader. I would love to create a unique cover for it. Creativity is what it’s all about – right?

    • Paulette

      Thanks for the free pattern. Love it. I would use it for my 2 nooks and my I-pad. Love the magazine. Look forward to it coming in the mail. Need to check out if there is an app to read it on I-Pad and Nook.

  • Joan Hawley

    I love the embroidery. Your Kindle keeper is fantastic. Great job!

  • Lynn Poulin

    I would use the Tablet Keeper for my new Kobo e-reader, but I would probably make a second one for a regular paper notebook to keep sewing hints, etc. Thanks for the embroidery design!

  • Bonnie Tucker

    I have the Nook Color. I would use the tablet keeper to make a cover for it and several of the paper tablet covers.


  • Jen (PunkiePie)

    Wow! Love that cover and happy that I have an embroidery machine. 🙂 I have plans to make the tablet cover for my iPad. It’s been on my mind since this blog hop started so I think I’ll be ordered the templates and making it soon.

  • Melinda West

    I just got a Kindle and will be making me a cover…This is great.

  • Janice Thompson

    I would sure like to try and make a Nook cover. I purchased one for my Granddaughter and one for me for Christmas. We need a cover. Within a week of having it, she has dropped it by accident in the kitchen and has had it replaced.

  • Nancy Rosetto

    Really like the embroidery on this tablet keeper.

  • Nancy Rosetto

    I will make a tablet keeper for my Dell Streak tablet.

  • Linda Sorensen

    Very nice! thank you for the download.

  • Diane

    Love the give away…thank you for the free embroidery design. I don’t yet have an Ipad but my daughter does and I have bought the pattern for the tablet keeper and plan on making her one.

  • Carol

    I have already made two sizes of tablet keeper, a keeper for my ipad, one that I combined notepad on left side and to keep my Kindle Fire on the right side! Maybe I should get started on doing those gifts next? Thanks for the free design, next time….

  • Laq

    I have a kindle and an iPad so I’d make one for both. I love to embroider and this would be so fun!

  • Joan Kruse

    I would make one for my Kindle.

  • Frances Medina

    I have the Nook Color and I would make a Tablet Keeper for myself as well as my granddaughter. She has the first Nook. Also several other family members have the Kindle so I will be very busy making birthday gifts. The design you created will make it look professional. Thanks


  • Dee

    Just had a Kindle passed down to me from Husband who got iPad, so will use to make cover for it.

  • Sue S

    I have a Kindle and my daughter has a Nook Color. AI also use both a regular letter-sized pad and a 5×7 smaller version for various tasks and meetings. Guess I’d better get busy! I love both versions of your design.

  • Jennifer

    I think the Tablet Keeper is great! I alway try to find notebooks that have unique designs or that are different from the normal boring plain covers. I want to make some for my notebooks so I can easily tell which one is which. Thank you!!!

  • Beth T.

    Very cute. Love the text on the cover!

  • Din

    I will use my Tablet Keeper for a Nook Color reader I received for Christmas. I do plan to make mine an original by embroidering a design on the cover; maybe yours, as it’s great.

  • Peggy

    Love the embroidery on cover. Have a Kindkle Fire will be making this for it. Thanks for sharing the embroidery design!l

  • Penny J

    I’d probably use it for a regular tablet – Funds are kinda tight so no new gadgets for me! Thanks

  • Sandy

    I have a nook and my husband has a kindle so will start small. Santa forgot my ipad but maybe for a birthday???

  • Bev Chapman

    Definetly my Nook and my husband’s Nook tablet – already looking for fabric to nmake it with

  • Wendy Hallgren

    Now that is a project I would love to have an embroidery machine for!

  • Cecilia

    I love the design! Thank you. I would make one for my Nook and my iPad2. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Carol Seavitt

    Thank you for the embroidery design (very cool)! And I have shared the design with my sister Sue who makes these for Kindle, ipad, etc. I am going to use it for paper and pencil. These two tools I call my ‘old reliable’.

  • Marla Wagner

    I’m going to buy the templates to make the cases. As of today I don’t own a kindle, but I can use it as a notebook holder. I love these cases and really want to make one. I love the free embroidery design. Thanks!

  • Mary Sue

    I would use the tablet keeper to make covers for my Kindle Fire, my mom’s Kindle and maybe for a friends new Nook Color. I would also make a paper and pen/pencil cover for my one girl friend. Thanks for the embroidery download too.

  • Anita R.

    I have the template and am going to make a keeper for my new Kindle that I received for Christmas. I can’t wait to get it done. Then I will make one for my daughter.

  • Pat Davies

    Love it and would definitely make it for my ipad and my son’s — differant fabrics, but both would be great.

  • Jo of So TX

    since I am digitly challenged, I’ll probably use it for paper and pen. totally love it and looks like somehting even I can do. 😉 If I ever get the chance though I really want a Kindle to read my books from. that would be really great. thanks for project and of course free design.

  • Deb

    I don’t have any of those readers, so I’d probably use it for my One Line a Day, five-year memory book that I received for Christmas.

  • Tamsyn Mihalus

    I’m planing to use the cover I make for my new Fire. Getting a lot of fun ideas. Great embroidery. Thank you

  • Jennie P.

    I would you use the Tablet Keeper for a Kindle and possible make one for notebook paper. 🙂

  • Christine

    I HOPE to use if for an Ipad2 that I may get for my birthday:’).

  • Pam Rohrkemper

    I would use the Table Keeper for my new Kindle. I’m so excited about receiving it for Christmas and I have been looking for a great pattern and design for a cover for it. Thanks!

  • Beth

    I don’t have a tablet – yet! – so I would use it for paper. I do carry a legal pad around all day at work, for notes, so that would be perfect!

  • Kathy Hulsmann

    Love the idea about the elastic hair bands and they come in great colors!

  • Miriam Landers

    I would not only use the cover for my own e-reader, I would make them for gifts to my friends and family that have tablets and/or e-readers. Thanks a million for the great designs.

  • Kay

    I made a Kindle Keeper as a Christmas gift for my mom, and now my dad wants a Tablet Cover for his iPad! I’ve had so much fun picking fabrics and designs to put on both of their projects! It makes me feel so happy to know that I’m giving them something that they will enjoy using!

  • Nancy in IN

    I will make a cover for a note book for me and for the Kindle fire for grand. I’m sure my DDL will want one for her Ipad.

  • Jean Fehl

    Love your embroidery design! Thanks for sharing it. I would use the Tablet Keeper for my Kindle and also for a paper tablet.

  • Sharon P

    I will be making a keeper for my Nook Tablet. Love the embroidery design, Thank you!!

  • MarciaW

    Traditional Paper Notebook – though if won a Kindle reader or iPad would give them a cover too! As a newbie with machine embroidery, I have trouble in alignment of designs. The PAL sounds very interesting. My late father used laser’s for aligning his woodturning pieces so think this is Kool idea. Thanks for the informative post!

  • Judy david

    Love everything about this one. I can’t wait to see the rest of them!

  • BetsyC

    Absolutely LOVE your embroidery design. I created a cover for my iPad, but didn’t know about Nancy’s templates or the Clover tablet shapers. Am definitely going to try to “remake” my cover so it’s top-notch, just like all the tablets featured in the blog tour!

  • Sherrie Lilly

    I have a Toshiba Tablet which is a little different in size but I bbought the templetes and I will just adjust for the size of my tablet. Yes I will make a tablet cover. Thanks for the templates, patterns and designs. You gals are great.

  • Deborah

    Great keeper design, would make one for the new IPad I got for Christmas . And also another one to take with us to car shows to keeps notes in for future shows, etc.

  • Beverly belaska

    I wiill use it on my Nook

  • Pam

    As the fortunate owner of 2 Kindles and an Ipad, I would make matching “outfits” for all of my readers, as well as a cover for the notebook which I use for my machine embroidery notes. This looks like a great project and I can’t wait to try it!

  • deanna briggs

    Love your design and embroidery. I have a lenovo k1 tablet. I just bought the template and cant wait to make a keeper for it.

  • Gail Stafford

    Just got myself an e reader and love the design…I am sure the templates would make it easier to stitch a cover.

  • Carol Morris

    I bought fabric to make a cover for the Kindle I received for Christmas, and I’ve been checking everywhere for a great design for the cover. Just found it – and the patern with instructions, too! THANKS!

  • lin

    I love the embroidery. I would make one for my iPad.

  • Kim Alston

    LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!! Such a wonderful embroidery on the front!
    I would use this with my Kindle. Its home is in a Walmart bag right now. Nothing
    this cute at all! I will make this to house my Kindle. He will love it! Thanks!

  • Susan J

    Thanks for the cool design! I plan to make a Kindle cover.

  • Marianne

    I love the wording in your design–this is truly an inspiration. I am going to try and make this into a cover for paper because I do not have a kindle. or make it for a gift for a person that does.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Beth

    I LOVE the tablet keeper. I want to make one for my new Ipad and maybe a notebook one as well.

  • [email protected]

    Got a new sewing/emg machine,can’t wait to use it to make a I pad cover. Thanks for sharing the design. Joyce

  • Paule-Marie

    I have a Kindle Fire and would love to make a cover for it. I will also make an I-Pad cover when ever I but one.

  • Dana J

    I am waiting for an Office Depot rebate and then I’ll buy my Kindle. I was looking at what was available to protect the Kindle and this looks like just the thing. Can’t wait.

  • Doreen

    I would use it for my Kindle. Looks really easy with the tools.

  • Gail Beam

    I would use it to make IPAD covers for my grandson who just got an IPAD.

  • Pam J.

    Loving the tablet keeper! I would use it for my I-pad.

  • Shirley R

    I do not own one of these devices yet, but hope to in the future. I just love your embroidery design – especially the one with multi-colors – I may not be “youthful”, but I’m young at heart! LOL! Thank you so much for this design!

  • Colleen Bunner

    I would use it he Tablet Keeper for both my Kindle and my IPad, what a great idea.

  • Bonnie Gray

    I would use it for my iPad and have some suede like fabric to use for it!

  • Elizabeth Colledge

    I would use it for all the iPads in my life. There are a few family and friends who have an iPad and we always pick up each others ipad by mistake. It’s funny to watch as we all pick up an ipad that we think belongs to us, but when we double check to make sure, realise it’s not and then the guessing game begins.

  • Sharon Aiken

    I would use it for the Ipad I got for Christmas.

  • Jean Guenther

    I would definately use it for the Ipad to show off the things I love. Sewing, embroidery and Ipad! Pre Ipad I made a steno notebook cover that I dragged with me for years. This is great for the electronic age.

  • Jean

    I would use it for the iPad. Thanks for the free design download.

  • Dale Fedor

    I’d use it to make e-reader covers. My grandkids each have one (DIL says that way she is not hunting for library books that somehow get hidden in the house). If I make them of different colors/material, they can see whose is whose. Thank you for the download Eileen.

  • Beth R

    I would use at tablet keeper for my Motorola Xoom. Perfect for keeping the tablet handy while I use it!

  • MCrews

    I would make a cover for my daughter’s Kindle. It would be used all the time.

  • Nancy Zieman

    Eileen, what fun is this! Thanks for the great embroidery design. I downloaded the file yesterday and plan to have stitch out this great cover option, hmm, maybe this weekend! Thanks for being lucky day 7 on the blog tour!

  • Barbara

    I will be making one for my iPad — and as gifts for my family & friends with Nooks and Kindles. They love handmade presents, and I LOVE the timesavers!

  • Carol Morrow

    I will be making one for my daughter in law who has 2 Kindles. The project looks so inviting and I love the design.

  • Joan Davidson

    You two have outdone yourselves AGAIN! I would use the template to make one for my e-reader and one for notepaper. Both would be of great use to me.

  • Joan Davidson

    You two have outdone yourselves once again. I would use the template for my e-reader and for notepaper. Both would be of great benefit to me. And, think of the gifts! Wow.

  • Clem

    I love this design. I am in the process of moving. We are in the house, but our stuff is not…I am saving my pennies, nickles, dimes to purchase the templates. My daughter and granddaughter both have nooks (as do I ;)). I would make a cover for all of us.

    thanks for the wonderful designs.

  • Lyn Blansett

    I plan to make a cover for my Kindle Fire, which was a surprise birthday gift from my husband! I will probably be making more for my daughter and daughter-in-law. Thanks for the wonderful designs and all the ideas!

  • Laura Sexton

    I’m very excited about the e-tablet/paper keepers. Don’t you just hate it when your paper gets all wrinkled in your tote! And my iPad cover is boring: can’t wait for my templates to arrive.

  • Tina

    I would use the tablet keeper for a Kindle I got for Christmas and I love the embroidery design you used.

  • Ann

    Thank you for the fun design. I would make a keeper for my Nook color.

  • Kate

    Love the embroidery! It looks great! I just received an iPad for Christmas so I am planning to make a tablet keeper for it.

  • Patti Hamel

    I would use it for my Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet that is the same size as the Kindle Fire. Wod love to make a cover for it.

  • Jean Maumenee

    I would like to make a cover for my new Kindle Fire. Thank for the embroidery download. I love the covers with embroidery on them and such a fun inspirational message.

  • Jody Burks

    I would use it for IPad, Kindle and covered paper notepads. I think a covered notepads would make a nice “I was thinking of you” gift.

  • Marsha Nelson

    I need a cover for my Nook and am excited to make one. I think my granddaughters would love the notepads. The cover you made is darling with all the words of wisdom.

  • Betsy

    I’m still using “paper tablets”. I bring one to all my sewing classes so this is definitely on my to-do list.

  • Desiree Kumpf

    This was great timing. I bought myself a Nook for Christmas and have been trying to decide how to make a cover. And then of course it has to be embroidered, so I’ve been agonizing over what design to use. I love this one! Now I have to dig through my fabric stash.

  • Stella

    This is perfect…I was looking for a pattern to make an I-pad cover for my daughter. Now I don’t have to invent the wheel. The embroidery design is great.

  • Nancy Owens

    What a great set of products, I would use the template to make a cover for my Police office husband. I would use my embroidery machine to do some sort of great police related embroidery. Maybe a police car with red lights, he does love his job!

  • Linda Corbin

    I had already ordered Nancy’s templates because I had been trying to make a cover for a friend’s Kindle for several years and this looked so much better than my designs. Then my sweet husband got me a Kindle for Christmas/Birthday (Christmas eve)so now I’m really anxious to make some. Now you show me the great embroidery design to go on the front – WOW. Sew much fun! Whoever came up with this daily blog idea should get a bonus!

  • Anne Marie Reilly

    I would use it to make a cover for my Nook but I think it would be useful to make covers for journals and similar size books to give as gifts.

  • Cathy Chalk

    Eileen, this is great for my Kindle. I am going to replace on of your insprirational words with my name to “make it mine”! Love it, love it. You keep me inspired!!

  • Elaine Tabor

    I just received a Kindle for my birthday and this would be a great way to personalize it. Great idea!

  • Carla

    I like the colors, thanks for the free patterns.

  • Nancy Newman

    I would love to have the pattern to make a cover for my Kindle. I would also make one for note to take to quilt meetings. I’m sure some of my quilting friends would love it too. Thank you for the emb. design.

  • Sharon

    I have a Nook Simple Touch e-Reader and can’t wait to get the creative juices flowing to stitch a cover for it. Thanks for the awesome embroidery design!

  • Beth

    I would definitely use the Tablet Keeper!!! I would make one for two of my friends who have IPads and I would make one for myself for a tablet. I don’t have an e-reader…..yet! I LOVE the embroidery. Thank you for the free download!

  • Peggy

    thanks for the emb design. Plan to use it to make a bag for my Nook.

  • Laurie Dacus

    Use this for? Gee, Kindles and iPads are the latest craze. I would use this template for gifts (and from that, maybe make some $$ selling some too). For me, it would be for a notebook, as I do not have the latest in techie gadgets, too much fun sewing and embroidering… and I saw the PAL demonstrated just this week, and would LOVE to have one. thanks

  • Nancy

    very nice, can’t wait to make one myself

  • Kathe

    I love your design on the cover. I’m hoping to be a recepient of an emboidery machine and I think one of my first items will be this project for paper pads – you know – old world stuff. Thanks.

  • Mary

    I’ve got the template and the inserts. I’m making one for my Kindle Fire this weekend, and then a tablet keeper for work. I’ve been following the blog hop and am going to incorporate a couple of ideas in my Keeper. The Pen loop is a necessity for the tablet keeper.

  • Cathie Paski

    Definitely want to make this tablet case. I just got a Toshiba thrive and this is perfect since I love to embroider too.

  • Ann Acquilano

    I have a Nook, I received for Christmas last year. Although I have a cover. I would love a more personalized cover. Your design will give me the personally cover I haouve been looking for. Thank you. Nothing is more personal then some you have made yourself.

  • Mary Haggenmaker

    I have 2 daughters and 1 grand dauthter with Nooks. I could definitely put this to good use.

  • Keri Tieman

    I would make it for my ipad, thank you for the embroidery design!

  • Stephanie

    I have been following this Blog Tour and have to say, other then Nancy’s, I love your’s the most! Your instructions are clear and easy to follow. The detail pictures are great! The saying for the cover is fantastic!
    I only have one problem. I wish the embroidery design was also available in 4″ x 4″. That is the biggest I can stitch out.
    Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  • Margie F.

    I would make it for an iPad that I hope to get soon!!

  • Pam Marshall

    I can’t wait to get started with this. I’m new to machine embroidery and I think this is the perfect project to start out on.

  • Patty Sack

    Oh those are great! I just ordered my new kindle today too! Can’t wait to make one!

  • JUDY

    Thank you for the embroidered words for the cover. I just got my kindle, and will be anxious to make a cover. I would use the PAL for aligning applique and ITH projects, which are favs of mine.

  • Favy

    I was thinking of making covers for the android e-readers i gave my children for Christmas gifts! I love the the sewing notion details you spoke about.

  • Terri Vanden Bosch

    Nancy makes great products so I would love to make this for some notebook covers–yes I still like to take notes with a pencil!!

  • Sylvia

    Love the design, I have an iPad that will look wonderful in the case when I get it made. Think the PAL tool is a wonderful addition to the tools you have available. No more designs going up or downhill on my projects.

  • Elaine Taylor

    I have a kindle and my family members have iPads and kindles of different sizes. I would enjoy making these covers!!!

  • Kathy Schmidt

    I would love to make my hubby a cover for his ipad type touch pad.

  • Vicky Isliefson

    Too bad I already bought a pretty cool leather cover for my Kobo, but I could make a cover for my planner that I use to keep track of my students and classes.

  • Jayne Shindel

    This is just the project I need. The first one will be for my Kindle Fire and the second will be for a notebook. May just start now for next Christmas presents.

  • Karen O

    I would use this to make a paper tablet keeper. Hopefully someday I will have a Kindle Fire or something like it, but meanwhile it would be a pretty tablet or maybe even a Journal keeper!

  • Margaret Pepper

    I have been looking for a pattern that I like for my Kindle. I believe I have found it! I would also use it for other members in my family who own nooks and ipads.

  • Liz Fergus

    I will be making the covers. The patterns are on the way! I will make the paper tablet cover for myself as I don’t have the electronic items. But I will make the covers as gifts for those who do! And I would just love to win the PAL. Thank you for the cover design, which I will definitely be using….

  • kathyu

    this is amazing. the embroidery is gorgeous! wow wow wow!!!

  • Debby Gallagher

    I can hardly wait to get this project. I would make tons of these both for friends and family and to sell! I love the embroidery design. When I first saw it, I was wondering if it could be downloaded. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Ilana

    I would like to make this for my Nook and also for my husband’s iPad. Thanks for the embroidery design. It’s really great.

  • Mary

    Love your embroidery. I would use for traditional tablet, but my daughter thought we might like a Kindle. Who knows.

  • Judith Carlon

    My daughter got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. She is an avid reader. I would love to make the Kindle keeper with this embroidery design on it.

  • Staci Williams

    I would use it for the Kindle Fire I received at Christmas. I have been looking for the perfect cover and this looks like it.

  • Dale

    I would have to make it for a tablet. I’m old school until I buy one of these new fangled e-readers (or Hubby buys it). But the cover is so cute.

  • Cheryl

    I love the embroidery. For me, I would use the pattern to make a paper pad. But then I would make an IPad cover for my grandmother and dad, and a kindle cover for my dad.

  • Linda Mattson

    I would love to make a keeper for my e-reader. I have the template on my wish list. I enjoyed the choice of fabrics that you used for yours.

  • Michele T

    I don’t have a Kindle yet but am hoping for one… at least I’m hinting my family to get me one!!

  • Soph Hall

    I am usually skeptical of things that “are simpler than you think” –it’s not always simple. I have an e-reader, and many high school students will be using them more and more. In this world we don’t like to blend in–but show our independence. I like too, the old fashioned paper tablets. This is an ideal tool to get all you need and be creative. Thanks Nancy for dreaming it up, and Eileen for demonstrating how gorgeous it really is up close.

  • Shirley in Canada

    What a wonderful way to showcase your reader!! Thank you for such a great design! I think I will use it for both a reader and gifts with notepads for friends!

  • Jan Chally

    I am planning on returning a cover I bought for Kindle Fire for over $40 and making my own. I am also a machine embroiderer and appreciate the embroidery design you created for this challenge and would love to win your prize.

  • Ann Lindemann

    I am going to make mine for my kindle. I cannot live without it. I think I will also make one for a paper note pad too. Thank you so very much for the embroidery design it will make my kindle keeper so unique. I like you idea of using the magna hoop when hopping the fabric. I plan to use syn. swede and that will help with the hooping lines. Thanks again for all your great ideas I draw a lot of inspiration from you and Nancy.

  • Kathy

    I am an equal opportunity e-reader! I already have a Kindle and Nook and plan to get an IPad soon. Also have at least 6 family members waiting in line for new covers.

    Thanks for the designs and inspiration!

  • Nancy Wildzunas

    I have been looking for a Ipad cover and this is perfect. Thanks

  • Nancy Wildzunas

    how do I get the download for the cover. Can not find a download box.

  • Nancye

    Can you please tell me how to get to the download button for the Tablet Keeper? I have searched the entire site and cannot locate.

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Nancye,
      Somehow the link disappeared from the page! We have added the link back. Please go to the post Day 7 on the Nancy Zieman Tablet Keeper Tour. Scroll down toward the bottom near the images of the two free designs. You’ll find the link.

      Thank you for asking! I wouldn’t have known! – Denise

  • Lovelle

    Just received my Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine today, July/August. When I click on the download link it says Page Not Found.

    • Denise Holguin

      Hi Lovelle,
      Please try the link again. It should be working.


  • Pat Sneary (Texas)

    I love,love your design!! I have been looking for just the right one to make for both of my daughters. I have had their request for some time to get one made for their Nook’s. Thank you for the wonderful design and project. Pat

  • Vickie

    I would be using it for a Kindle and paper tablet keeper. Thanks for the design. Love It !

  • Brenda Beason

    I will be using this great design for composition books for my 16 year old grandson and any of his friends that want one. I think the are all works of inspiration for kids as well as adults. Thank you for this great design. Brenda B

  • Melody Coghlan

    How do I download the cover design That is featured in the July/August issue of DME for the tablet keeper??????

  • eileenroche

    Hi Melody,
    You’re on the right page. If you begin from the top of the blog, scroll down until you see the embroidery design in white/blue and in multiple colors. You’ll see the following text: “Love the embroidery design? I made it just for you! Download the free 5” x 7” embroidery design by clicking here.”


  • Janie Rossetti

    I love the idea of being able to use the cover for a paper tablet. As a reading specialist, I have to go to a lot of meetings about students. I always use a note pad to write down my notes. This cover will look great at the meetings. Maybe someday I will be able to upgrade to an ipad.

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  • Megann-N-TNC

    I would love to make the tablet cover….where are the instructions? TIA Megann-N-TNC

  • Dawn Duke

    I have a PAL, and think it’s great for a multitude of squaring and lining up problems. Really love it. Dawn Duke

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