If you are quilter (beginner to advanced)and traditional patterns or measuring blocks do not appeal to you, why not explore the art quilt? The use of Wonder-Under(c) a “fusible” paper-backed webbing, appealing threads, , beads and buttons and novelty fabrics make this an easy and expressive medium. If you can do these steps in paper, why not have them develop in cloth?
Beach bags have many uses – they are great for toting beach gear, for holding a sweater and purse when going to the movies, or for packing sandwiches and snacks for a trip to the park.
Save money by making them yourself, using old jersey shirts that were headed for the trash. They are quick and easy to make, so you can have as many as you’d like, maybe one color for every day of the week!
This sweater pattern for a 12-inch Sunkid Teddy Bear is quick and easy, and looks great, too! It is great for beginners, because you progress quickly, and mistakes do not show well. This sweater also looks great if knitted with stripes in different colors.
A basic, quick-and-dirty way to make a complete quilt of any size or color.
Plan your quilt first. The easiest way to do this is to buy a quilting magazine and find a pattern that’s marked Easy or Beginner. Quilting magazines are found in fabric stores such as Jo-Ann, Hancock’s, or local stores.
A knitted headband will keep your ears warm when the air outside is at a temperature less than comfortable. You can also adapt these instructions to make a lighter, thinner headband that can be worn in warm weather to hold your hair off your face. Here’s how to make one.
Pillows are pretty simple to assemble, and have the added benefit of being very cheap to make. Square and rectangular pillows are the easiest to make. The directions below will guide you through the process, but once you get familiar with it you can improvise to make new creations, all cheaper than anything you could buy at the store.
Quilting is a fun and practical way to pass time. You can be as creative as you like, but you will finish with a blanket to keep you warm at night and pass down to your children or grandchildren. However, it can be a long and labor intensive process, so be prepared!