One Christmas I made these for family. A big fleece blanket with two pillowcases. Both personalized with name, monogram, or message. The fringe was cut the same as the fringe on the fleece throw project. These are embellished with the designs and font already in my machine.
The fabric is from JoAnn’s but most places that sell fabric also sell fleece. Watch summer and early fall sales. Look for the ones that say they will not pill. Otherwise, all will not look good with wear and after the first washing, degrading quickly after that.
Fleece is knit fabric. It does not ravel. Even though I used the full width of the fabric, I serge finished the both edges. Still, leaving them without the serging looks good too. A hand-sewn blanket stitch is also very attractive.
If you find yourself in need of a quick hand-made item for a gift keep this in mind. Because after all, if everyone around you knows you can sew that’s what they expect – right?
“ Hi, Laura, I just wanted to thank you for posting instructions on your website for a Walker Bag. I made this one for an elderly friend who is recuperating from a broken leg and will definitely keep these instructions handy to make more for others in the future. I also included your link in a post on my blog, Piecework TreasuresI wrote today about this project. Thanks again so much for sharing.”
Lisa is an excellent seamstress. You may enjoy seeing her and all the beautiful things she has made. I enjoy her blog and receive regular updates in my mail box from her.
This is a story shared with me some time back and, with permission, I’ve chosen to share with you. If you have a similar story that you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it. If you’re a shutterbug, then I’d love to see it because I find inspiration in hearing from you. Hopefully, others will too.
Reading posts with friends on Facebook about how much drama occurs in holiday get togethers gave me the idea to make this design. I wasn’t sure it was a good idea at the time but friends chimed in telling me to make it, ‘it is necessary’.
I made this quilt for my friend Paula to display wherever and whenever she deems necessary.