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 BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY straight stitch, use fusible applique SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bird is 4 3/4 x 7. Finished measurements depend on what you put the bird on.