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!








3 comments:

  1. Very pretty hot pad. I love the scrappy look and the colors are beautiful. Thanks for linking up with CTTY. Hope to see you next month.

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  2. Love your hot pad! A great use for those scraps. It looks like fun, I'll have to try one for next month.

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  3. These are so cool. You wouldn't happen to have any tutorial or step-by-step guide I could use, would you?

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