Welcome to Week 41 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!
Week 41 – Project 88
Patches the Turtle – designed by Erin Evans page 246
pattern on sheet #1
button, shank eyes, or felt for eyes
coordinating yarn for head hair
1/2 yard double-sided fusible web interfacing
Jacqui’s Tips and Thoughts
- Jacqui machine stitched the embroidery lines using a heavy thread with a long stitch. She brought the loose threads to the wrong side and tied them off.
- The top shell is curved. Use a pressing ham to iron on the appliques. A contrasting fabric for the shell top would be fun option in place of appliques.
- The pattern piece for the head seemed a bit large for the body. Jacqui reshaped the head by stitching the area between the nose and top of the head further in. She shortened the neck by 1 1/2 inches. The eyes are from carolszoo.com.
- After Jacqui stuffed each of the appendages, she sewed them closed using a scant seam allowance.
- Sew all the appendages to the top shell before sewing the top to the bottom.
- Jacqui found the opening between the front and back feet too small to turn the head through. She created an opening between the head and the front foot.
- To give the head a lift, Jacqui tacked the head to the body.
The Line Art Quilt is a colorful “home” for Patches!
Week 41 – Project 89
Fabric Doll House – designed by Dawn Lewis page 248
Cindy chose Jessica Levitt Kingdom Castle Wall Blue.
Large interior/exterior: 22” tall x 8” wide (cut 2)
two 10 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ sheets of plastic canvas (#7 ultra stiff or #10 mesh works well)
small package (34″ x 45″) of thin cotton batting
five buttons, at least 5/8″ in diameter
elastic cording in coordinating color, cut into five 2″ pieces
Variety of 9″ x 12″ felt squares for applique decoration
2/3 yard of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, cut into 12″ lenghts
Cindy’s Tips and Thoughts
- Most important tip – Use a zipper foot to sew closely around the edges of the plastic canvas in part 2, 5 & 6.
- Part 3 & 4 - With fabric pieces right sides facing, Cindy placed the plastic canvas on top as a template and drew a line around each piece. Sew just outside the line to give a little extra room for the batting. A heavy weight stabilizer such as Peltex would work well in place of plastic canvas.
- Cindy used the thin batting as recommended. Thick batting may have a different outcome.
- Cindy liked the look of 3 buttons on her house.
- The handles were stitched out of fabric from Cindy’s stash.
This new “Castle” will be perfect for Cindy’s grandson.
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