|Moonlight Manor panel by Deb Strain/Moda|
I chose three of the motifs and made a place mat, snack mat and kitchen towel. Each of them were simple, easy projects.
For the kitchen towel, I chose a square motif with a black background, then purchased a very inexpensive black kitchen towel ($1.50) at my local big box store. (It's hard to see the motif background in the photo, which is kind of the point). I adhered Heat-n-Bond Lite to the back of the motif, ironed it onto the towel, and used a narrow zigzag stitch to finish. I added a band of fabric at the bottom by cutting a 2 1/2" strip, pressing it in half lengthwise, stitching the raw edges approx. 1/2" from the bottom, flipping it downward and stitching it down. So easy and I really like how it turned out. I did pre-wash both the fabric and towel before I began, so the fusible film would adhere properly.
In making the place mat and snack mat, I chose motifs and then just kind of built around them. I did have an idea (from Pinterest) on what sizes I wanted them to be. I layered them with cotton batting and backing, and did some simple quilting. Then applied binding which I finished by machine. Each one didn't take long at all. I plan on giving them to my grandkiddos.
|8 1/2" x 11 1/2" finished size|
|9" x 13 1/2" finished size|
As I cut the individual motifs apart and started playing around with them, I could see the possibilities were endless:
- For the kitchen - snack mats, place mats, potholders, embellished towels, table runners
- For the home - small and large pillows, banners, quilts, wall hangings
- For kids - treat sacks, small treat bags, baby bibs, appliqued t-shirts
- For you - gift bags, tote bags, zipper bags, aprons
|I applied fusible web to this one, before cutting, so it can be used as an applique|
Linking to Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday
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