Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lavender Sachets From Vintage Hankies

These lavender sachets are made from vintage hankies. I started by making the inside pocket with organza and stuffed it with lavender. I love that smell! Then made the outside pocket, folding it just right and putting a button on the outside. I could sew several at the same time and they made awesome gifts. I love opening a dresser drawer and seeing this lay inside.

Lavender is not just a good smell. It's known to be a calming scent that soothes the respiratory system and makes your sleep relaxing. I  now put lavender in the rice bags I make. Rice bags, a wonderful idea for another page.

Monday, August 29, 2016

My First and Only Quilt Work

This is my first and only quilt work I will do. I do love it though. The material was all purchased at Goodwill in a couple bundles and I've had fun with all of it.

I didn't realize until I was half way through the cutting of the pieces that quilt measurement and tape measurement is not the same. I even read about how to choosing colors, placement and measure twice, cut once. Unfortunately, I switched my measuring tool. So the pieces were varied and I became frustrated when things didn't match.  Live, learn and be glad you are only making a wall hanging and not a quilt! I'll keep this for the wall in the spare bedroom since it has so many errors.

I even tried my hand at free-motion quilting to add texture to the top. This is where you do not use the machine pressure foot but guide the material around making a pattern. You have to give it to me for bravery!