Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm a Stamp Designer

Welcome to Just Quilt It.  I thought and thought about what to do for this blog.  It wasn't until I came across a tutorial for a wallet that I decided what I would do.  The tutorial can be found here.

I used flowers that I fussy-cut from fabric--because I love flowers, 49--the year I was born, my name and USA for my stamp.  I used a cricut pattern for the stamp outline.

 I pulled out scraps from the teepees I made for my grandchildren a couple of years ago and a flower-patterned fabric that a friend had given me last year and got busy.  The letters on my sewing machine were just the right size.  Here is the finished project:

The original pattern used duck cotton for all layers.  I wanted to use the flower fabric on the inside pocket, so I fused it to the duck fabric, adjusting the size a little so that I could also sew the 2 layers together and turn them, finishing the edges.  I cut out the flowers and fused them to the outside and inside.  Then, I machine appliqued around them before putting the wallet together.

It is the perfect size to hold a couple of credit cards and my cash.  If I make another one, however, I will probably put a loop and a button on it to hold it closed.  This project went together quickly once I decided what I wanted to make.

Please visit the other stampers who are sharing their work today.  Also, a big thanks to Thearica and Madame Samm  for all of their work to make this hop a success!

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