Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Panels come into the shop all the time. Many women do not know what to do with them... which is too bad. They definitely challenge those creative genes from flowing because no one wants to cut them up. Here are a few ideas. The first picture is a panel that came in that no one had even taken a cut from. I thought the panel was very pretty, so I made the first cut from the bolt, then decided to add a couple of borders to make it into either a table runner or a wallhanging. Talk about a quick Christmas gift.. this was definitely it! Once I brought the panel back completed, we sold out of the panel.


The next panel that came into the shop I absolutely fell in love with! It was a panel of vintage postcards... which I brought home and cut up. Once I added borders around each postcard, I sewed them together to make a quilt. Moda fabrics shared the idea and I ran with it.


Because the backing fabric was a collection of the postcards, I decided to make a label that also looked like a postcard... don't you just love machine embroidery?


The next panel had two stocking designs on it. I decided to cut them all apart...purchase a matching fabric for the inside lining and quilt them both. I used a 12 weight thread on one of the stockings and a regular thread on the other. Can you tell the difference? I did use the 12 weight for both heel applications as I wanted them to stand out.


I know that you remember this last quilt that I made.. this also was a panel that I cut up and hand embroidered with the 12 weight thread.


Last, but certainly not least, is a new little dress that I made... maybe one of my daughters will have a pressure.   ;-)


Until next time....