This is a quilt with 18 storybook characters with 5 of each of them in a quilt. I love books and wondered if I could find storybooks characters in fabric. I found almost all of them online with a few in my stash. It has been an interesting journey so far.
What happens when you start fixing bowl cozies, but get interrupted? You end up with 4 bit hot pads. What happens when you've already made Rob's hot pads and really don't need more hot pads to go in that gift bag? You make them into little baskets for some delicious Peterbrooke Chocolates.
I had this cool canvas material and I wanted to make purses for my sisters. This tutorial was perfect for the fabric. So I made a Dresden panel and used that to fussy cut the canvas and lining. I also added 2 6” pockets to each side of the lining and a magnetic snap.
I started going to the thrift store and buying all of the scrap materials they had for about 6 months. I wanted to make a quilt like my grandmother used to make..she called it a stringy quilt. I even found the batting, border, and backing the thrift store. The backing was already cut into 14 x 65 strips of red material that I only had to sew together and the border was already cut as well. I used the quilt as you go method but instead paper, I used cut up squares of scrap batting. The total quilt cost me $50 to make this king size quilt.