Sunday, December 16, 2012
Quick Gifts for Christmas
I love using what I have and not doing a lot of fuss or work. I find sting piecing a perfect way to use what I have and it is not fussy or a lot of work. Sewing straight and trimming is as easy as it gets. I had a lot of scrapes from a Christmas quilt I did last year. I can say for sure the fabric line that gave away the free pattern for the tree quilt made sure you had to buy a lot of material and then you wasted a lot of it in the cutting. The quilt was extra cute, but golly the fabric left behind. So, hot pads were perfect and string piecing perfect....a marriage in the making. I used muslin for the base for the string piecing, cutting 4 1/2" squares. Using the squares to make a four patch; using insulated batting between and simple quilting together with a fast binding on the machine. Christmas Hot Pad!