Would love to have a pattern for making "Gift Boxes".....I am stumped on just how to start! I do not have a fancy embroidery machine but I do have about 750 programmable stitches and some fonts for letters and numbers. I'm always wondering what is the best stitch to use for applique? Any help would be appreciated.
I would love to see your version (the one in your catalogue) of "Flower Welcome". I bought the pattern, but loved the colors you used in the catalogue. I thought I kept the catalogue, but can't find it anywhere. Can you help me?
One of my first quilts was the Simplicity rag quilt (56" x 64") from the book Sew Easy Rag Quilts! It is designed for fat quarters! I used coordinating cotton and flannel FQs I bought from Connecting Threads (before it had it's own line), just had to add yardage for the borders. No batting required! And, there's a neat "pocket" pillow case that goes with the quilt. I would love to see CT kit a rag quilt with a similar pattern, and with both the cotton & flannel FQ and the borders yardage.
It would also be super neat (IMHO) for CT to have a fabric line in cotton AND in flannel. I've bought several FQ bundles of the same line in both cotton and flannel for the sole purpose of making more of a similar rag quilt & matching pocket pillow case! Moda used to have a number of these, but it is becoming more and more difficult to find them.
Pattern: One of the techniques I used in cutting out the cotton/flannel pieces was to layer the FQs of each wrong sides together and then do my cutting. I also have a penchant for oblong shaped quilts and wanted my next one to be bigger, so I have created my own patterns for a similar rag quilt and a matching pocket pillow case. The bigger size makes it more "man" friendly and this is a great (and easy) quilt to make for a guy - just have to find "man friendly" coordinating cottons & flannels.....
I love flannel and raggy quilts too. They are so cuddly! We keep looking for a good source to develop another flannel collection, but so far haven't been satisfied with the quality. Our current fabric mill, that we love, doesn't do flannel, so we'll keep looking.