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InstructionsI have made many bookmarks since posting my first ones but am sharing this one as I like the colors and I think it's a good example of using fabric scraps to make something nice!
1. Cut 7 coordinated scraps about 2" wide and about 9" long
2. Sew together lengthwise using a 1/4" seam allowance and press
3. Cut strips from this that are about two inches wide. ...
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Type of item: Functional
Basic quilting supplies, wonder under, rat tail binding, awl, eyelet and eyelet setter, twine, fabric scraps.
What was your inspiration?
The class Stupendous Stitching and the book Fresh Quilting.
What are you most proud of?
Sewing on the rat tail binding still presents a challenge to me, but this one was at least better!!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I think one of the parts I enjoy most is auditioning the various fabrics and embellishments to see what looks good. Just grab what you like and start playing with it. Move things around until you start to see good color combinations and movement. The eye needs a place to focus and rest and by experimenting you eventually find something that's pleasing to you. If you like it, chances are others will, too!