Envelopes are one of my favorite projects to make as gifts……I have made them in letter size as well as tablet size for men as well as the girls. When I make them for a gift I think about the person and their taste level and try to personalize the fabrics for them.
Notice how I was able to come up with a very different color combination this issue using the palette pac chosen in the very beginning. I love using this idea with my students and having them create several small studies out of the same pile of fabric. I would love to see what you are doing. Send me pictures---jean@stitchinpostcom!
On this 9” x 12” size envelope, my very first one I overlapped raw edges of some scraps ¼”, Pressed the pieces to the Fast to Fuse. Then I free motion quilted the surface, You do see some frayed edges here and there but I have used it for two years and it still looks good.
Look what Barbara created this month! The wonky log cabin blocks just sing on the soft taupe background. When you are looking at fabric and making choices it is so easy to pick all bright or all warm tones, etc. but when you can consider a dull or cool fabric with the others it will make them look more important.
I love watching how Barb works her palette box for each assignment. Giving yourself lots of possibilities in the beginning is always helpful.
At The Stitchin’ Post we carry the 20” wide Fast to Fuse. The product is like a stiff interfacing with fusible web on both sides. So It is very helpful to use an Applique Pressing Sheet under it when you are fusing the fabric to it.