Monday, October 5, 2009

scrappy abc's

I came across this tutorial the other day for quilted letters. I thought I'd make letters for my son for a Christmas gift. I think they turned out cute and it gave me a chance to use my new darning foot, which I paid $1 at Joanns fabrics. I'm certain it isn't generic enough for MY machine since I have to rig it up with an elastic band... (I think if you enlarge the picture you can see some of the crazy quilting - like on the "U".) It's fun to use, but would take a lot of practice/patience if I wanted to use on something that was for someone who might notice all of the mistakes.

This project kind of takes a while, but is something easy to do whenever you have a spare minute.


It doesn't make noise + No batteries required +Can be thrown in the washer + Great use of scrap fabric = great gift!


Karen said...

This is fantastic. Thanks for linking to that tutorial. I'd like to make one for my son for Christmas, but I'm afraid I'd only get to G. Also, your quilting looks mighty fine to me.

ali said...

that's a great idea! I love letters :)

Hatch Family said...

they turned out very cute! they would be fun on a nursery wall.

Rae said...

Love those! Thanks so much for posting that link. Can't wait to give them a try!!!