The Bird Family

from Karen Gass

The Bird Family Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Home Decor


Wall Hanging

Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • straight stitch, use fusible applique

Pattern Description:

There are lots of ways to use this pattern. On the cover, I've shown them on mini-quilts. But think outside the box and use them on different things. Dishtowels,
valances, the top of a cardboard oval box, a drawstring bag, a book cover - now you think of some!

The embellishment possibilities are endless. I used buttons and lace. I made Grandpa's bow tie from a small piece of twill tape. All the fabrics I used were scraps of home dec and upholstery fabric. I straight stitched around each piece, twice. But you could use any stitch you like or method.

The pattern is simple, the variations endless.

Have fun with this - and I'd love to see what you do with The Bird Family!

If you make any members of the Bird Family, please post the pictures here on Craftsy - I'd love to see them :) Karen

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bird is 4 3/4 x 7. Finished measurements depend on what you put the bird on.


  • background fabric - 8 x 10 for each bird, same amount of batting and backing, fabric scraps, fusible applique

You Will Also Need:

  • needle and thread or sewing machine, buttons (optional), embellishments of your choice

About Designer

About Designer

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by Karen Gass
Jerome, ID
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I'm fascinated with all things textile. I sew, quilt, felt, embroider, knit, crochet - almost everything except tatting, which I don't know how to do. I also love to design! I'm married to the best husband in the world, and together we have 7 children, and 18 grandchildren.

I was born sewing. Pretty much, I started sewing my own clothes when I was 9 yrs old, and now I'm over 50. Then I started ...

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