Finished this pillowcase last night.
I love how it came out. Need to go back to JoAnn’s for more Spaceship fabric. Since I wasn’t sure what I would use it for, I only got one yard. I hope they still have it. I need at least 2 more yards. I can use the 50% off coupon that is burning a hole in my hand.
These pillowcases are addicting. So much fun to mix up fabrics. To me, the hardest part is… sewing all the little strips together to create the band. Since I am using half scraps and half new fabric, it takes a little longer getting the strips ready. Iron, trim. Some need extra length added. And to keep it interesting, I cut different widths.
And then after sandwiching everything…. my favorite part is the quilting. I LOVE to stipple. I didn’t like it at first. Felt weird with the presser foot NOT touching the fabric. But after a bit of practice, I am loving the freeness of it. And it is true. I had heard it is best to go fast. IT IS!! I fly!! Just put on my quilting gloves, grip the fabric on both sides and MOVE as fast as I can. Did I tell you that is my fav part? 😀
The pillowcase “sort of” matches the playmat I showed you yesterday. I only had a few pieces of the Play School novelty fabric from my Scrap Bin Diving. From the lot I bought on eBay. (I am slowly making my way through all of it. So many great scrap pieces. Going to be sad when I get to the end of it.)
Anyhoo… I ended up using a different novelty fabric with a blue background. The same color as the school pieces. If you don’t look too closely, you will think it is all the same fabric. (Yes, I know, I’m a genius!! :D)
How about Breakfast In Bed for your little one?
Today I am taking a break from sewing. Haven’t sewed a thing all day. Slept in. Up now and headed out.
Can you guess where I am going?
Salvation Army Thrift Shop. Today is Senior Discount Day. Hopefully I can find something I can use with my quilting. Wish me luck.