Come on ladies....fire up those sewing machines for a quick and easy Christmas present. Perfect for teachers or MIL's who already have everything under the sun.
A few weeks ago Terry and I attended a machine quilting class. I won't say that either of us were bowed over by the class...that's a story for another time, but I did hang on to the fabric that I purchased to practice on at home.
You can't see my stippling very well on the fabric as I used a thread that was very close in color, but over all I was really pleased with the results.....but what the heck do you do with a 1/2 yard piece of fabric in a color that is definitely not one of your favorites? Hmmmm............
A few weeks ago I was reading one of my favorite quilting blogs and stumbled upon this tutorial. (thanks Christina!)
Wow........how perfect and timely for my stippled fabric that I just couldn't bear to throw away! Now mind you, I prefer Christina's bright cheery colors against the linen, but I also knew that the pink and brown matched the living room of the potential recipient, so yay it would work!!
Using a glass for my circle template, I traced it onto the top of the brown fabric and then randomly stitched 3 times around....easy peasy.
Extra special treat... I got to play with a toy I bought earlier this summer. Ken will tell you that I am a sucker for gadgets and I will tell you straight up I swooned when I saw this antique singer pinking machine on a quilting blog.
A quick search on ebay and one was mine for a ridiculously inexpensive..ok...cheap amount of money. (MUCH less than the link...so hang in there for a cheaper one...they are out there)
Works a charm on pinking edges....sooooooo much easier than my clunky pinking shears!
And there you have it.........so fast and easy and SO much fun!! Remember that beautiful Rouenneries fabric that I shared with you? I'm seeing some red and tan coasters happening here very soon.
Have fun coasting!!!