Here's my first project from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing. I will probably give it to my mother who is the only person I know who still uses checks on a regular basis. It was also my first stab at mitered corners which isn't supposed to be that hard, but left me throwing up my hands a few times. It was an easy project (if you don't mind the mitering) and I can imagine doing it again on a different scale to hold a book or photo album or something. A few people reported on their blogs that it turned out a bit big to snugly hold their checkbooks, but mine seems about right.
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