Friday, 6 December 2013

Cookie Cutter Sewing

54 2.5" squares were cut last night. It didn't take long to piece them together, and sew a 6.5" wide strip of linen into the mix. Then out came the water soluble pen and the cookie cutters. They make excellent templates.


The key element in this design is the water soluble pen, as I never, ever stitch where I write on letters. I always think I know better once the needle is being pulled through fabric. This particular cushion cover-to-be will need a good old soak in water to get all the pen markings out!


I'll do that right after I finish machine quilting the squares. One step closer to having all the Christmas presents made. Monday is the deadline for posting to Canada. Eeeek!

Susan

28 comments:

  1. It's very festive and beautiful!

    Great idea! I've seen cookie cutter applique but not stitching before!

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  2. Cute! I'd never even contemplated using cooker cutters for stitching templates before. Genius!

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  3. Brilliant! Love it and the fabrics are still one of my favorite for Christmas. You can do it and the other one for Monday as well ;)

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  4. What a clever idea to use cookie cutters as templates! The stitching looks wonderful (as always!)

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  5. It looks great and the cookie cutter tip is great. Especially as years ago when my niece was small I bought a big box of 101 cookie cutters. I now have templates for any occasion!

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  6. never thought of cookie cutters as templates. Looks great. Cost me £12 today to send a little scrap booked album of photos to Australia (and it was only cardboard, not even a real album). Apparently yesterday was the date, too late my cards are going tomorrow.

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  7. This is awesome - I love your stitching. I have sent all pressies to Canada and all gifts have been received already - phew! ...except for the unmade pressie I decided last minute to make for my sister who I have told will receive her pressie in the New Year!! hahaha - only a sister would understand!

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  8. Perfectly lovely, Susan! Plus, such a clever idea to use cookie cutters as templates. May have to do this.
    Good luck making the deadline... now you probably need my address. You did say you were sending this to Canada, right? ;o)

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  9. I agree, this is really lovely and what a great present.

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  10. Cookie cutters, what a smart idea. hugs

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  11. Susan this is brilliant! Great idea, it turned out wonderfully!

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  12. Hi Susan! Beautiful idea! I like to use coocie cutters and collect different shapes. But I never thought to make quilting with them. This pillow is going to be fantastic! x Teje

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  13. Brilliant idea, it's looking gorgeous! Got my stuff for the US finished, just need to get to the post office!

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  14. Beautiful stitching - great idea to use the cookie cutters as templates too!

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  15. Have you tried using Pilot Frixion pens for marking? Lots of colours and you just wave the iron at it an the marks disappear!

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  16. I love this and your stitching as always is so pretty!

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  17. What a fabulous idea - your stitching is so even too. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

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  18. Now you have us all rummaging in the backs of the pantry... naughty Susan....I am finding all manner of cobwebby stuff :(

    I drool over your perfect stitchin' as always.

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  19. Thanks for the cookie cutter tip....I like to use kids colouring pages too.

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  20. gorgeous stitching! Love the cookie cutter idea!

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  21. What a brilliant idea with the cookie cutter

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  22. Perfect solution for the template

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  23. Love the cushion! Beautiful stitching. Ingenious idea for templates.

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