Lisa : Home for the Holidays is all about fabric today!
I love fabric and I am a long time sewer and quilter. But I also love making small gifts for my friends during the holiday. . But you will also see some of my favorite quilt pattern in cards I make inspired by quilts. Lisa
Fat Quarter of 100% Cotton Material
6 cups rice (uncooked)
10-20 drops essential oil
Needle and thread (or sewing machine)
Fold the material into thirds length wise (hot dog style). Cut along each fold to make three strips of material. Cut each strip of material in half again. You should have 6 rectangles. Line up two rectangles on top of each other with the pattern facing in. Sew three sides of the material, leaving one side. Turn the bag right side out. Mix together uncooked rice and 10 drops of essential oils (more or less, depending on how strong you want the scent) and let sit for about 10 minutes so it absorbs. Scoop rice into the bag. Fold the material of the open end inside itself for about inch long. Pinch the ends together and sew it closed.
Heat in the microwave for two minutes and check the temperature of the bag before laying it over your neck, shoulders, or other areas that could use relief. You can also freeze it for an aromatherapy ice pack. You can add more oils to the fabric as needed, too!
Fabric Book Marks
- Scrap Fabric
- Mini Tassels
- Twine or Ribbon
- Sewing Machine
- Scissors or Pinking Shears
- Gather your scraps and decide which pieces you want to use. Set aside
- Cut your batting. You’ll need a 3 inch wide by 7.5 inch long rectangle.
- Using the batting as the base, add your scrap pieces using the quilt-as-you-go method This will be the top layer of your bookmark. Trim the top layer to 2.5 x 7 inches.
- Cut a length of twine or ribbon and thread it through a mini tassel. Cut a strip of fabric for the back of your book mark, roughly 3 x 7.5 in size.
- Take the top layer and the back piece and place them wrong sides together, so that the “pretty” side is sowing on both the back and the front. Match the top edge of the back and front pieces. Take your tassel and twine/ribbon and tuck the ends in so the tassel is hanging on the outside.
- Top stitch around the bookmark at least twice. Trim off the access backing fabric.