By Janice E. McKee

Bringing professional-looking playing cards into the area of home made domestic crafting, this reference teaches the strategies for embellishing textile, urgent plant life, handstitching easy designs, and utilizing paper napkins to create wonderful card paintings. Encapsulating the original pleasure of mini playing cards, this book—buttressed by means of dozens of colour photographs—weaves a couple of crafting options that may attract card makers, artwork fanatics, and basic crafters alike. It additionally imparts worthwhile wisdom on embroidery, monoprints, classic pictures, and the way to use rice paper and emboss stamped photographs.

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It was just a matter of taking the top fabrics, which I had selected first, to the quilt shop and being open to a lot of fabric opportunities. I had Sarah and Tom helping and I let the experts do what they do best. When Tom pulled out the fabric that ended up being the sashing I immediately said “no, too green, too grey” and set it aside. Sarah picked it up and said “no, it goes with the greens in the florals” and Tom came back with a periwinkle blue rose fabric with touches of green that we all immediately fell in love with.

I can easily see the fabric as an inspiration for taking a baby girl’s room from pastel pink, to contemporary teen, with a quilt, valances and pillows. The backing is all the same fabrics as used on the top, for a fun reversible look, in a big checkerboard pattern. I wanted a clean, crisp look to the sashing and binding, and decided on white, with no decorative stitching at all, similar to Sarah’s Asian Inspiration Quilt. Number of Squares: 16 Square Size: 15" x 15" Finished Size 60" x 60" 52 Upd ate a ny ro om with thes e mo dern and funk y fab rics!

12⁄3 yd. or 60" 31⁄3 yd. or 120" 50-weight black cotton 43 Fossil Fern Flannel Marguerita McManus I really cheated on this quilt. ). By sewing random fat eighths together, I made 12 squares but already had one “cut” done! I selected these fabrics, not to enhance any particular room décor, but just because I just love the color and mix of fabrics. This would make a wonderful children’s quilt, game room throw or car quilt. I used a Thimbleberries flannel for the backing and I decided to use regular cotton fabric for the sashing and binding, because of the bulk that would result in using flannels.

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