Monday Project – Fabric gifts
Hello – Monday !
I thought i would start may week off with my first Project with some fabric gifts-
My mother was a sewer and made all my sister and mine closeth from an early age. i learned the basic but it was years later that I actually used that talent to make something.
A quilt for my Grandmother. Now most people start little but might fist item was a yellow and blue quilt to cover her bed at the nursing home. I used a kit I bought at JoAnn fabric and taught myself to quilt. It was partially hand quilted and partily machine quilted – I made lots of mistakes but it was a learning experience.
This is a full size quilt that was issued as a block a month kit. I made this about 20 years ago. The colors have faded after may washes – but the memories are there. Lisa
Now I don;t think You have time to do a whole quilt but maybe something small. Like the postcard size quilt below. Made with what i had on hand. It’s small in size that can be mailed if needed. Perfect to use up you fabric leftovers.
Post card size- 4×6 . Finished by Zig zagging edges. Ribbon,lace buttons and flowers in your choice of colors. Sandwich with lite batting and quilted. Can be mailed or framed for a gift. Lisa
Post card idea’s/ or mini quilts – that kids can make with help-
Cut a piece of 4×6 inch fabric and let your kids ( with help) – practice there sewing – use diffrent color thread and machine stitches..
Use stamp to stamp images on solid fabric ( set with iron)
Lets kids sign there name & date -with fabric markers. Or fabric paint can be used to decorate with handprints or decorations.
Let your kids cut some shapes and applica them on the front.
- Use your imagination and have fum. Handmade gifts are the best.