Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thankful Hearts

There is always something to be thankful for! We at Simple Stitches have so much to be thankful for!  We have definitely been blessed to know each one of you.  We feel so lucky to be able to teach you the skills we know.  Hopefully you have caught the sewing bug like us.  It's a skill you can use the rest of your life!

So many people like to skip decorating for the Thanksgiving season.  We just can't overlook it and move on to Christmas just yet.  So, today we are sharing a few of our favorite Thanksgiving projects! 

First is a paper pieced table runner. This technique consists of sewing pieces of fabric to a paper foundation.  The pieces of fabric are sewn onto the back side of this foundation.  This allows you to sew tiny pieces of fabric with great accuracy.  All it takes is sewing on lines in a number sequence.  Easy, right! Such a fun technique to master. The finished product is a beautiful piece!

 Fall is a perfect time to pull out a quilt to wrap up in.  This quilt is no exception, with minky on the back, who wouldn't want one? This quilt is made using jelly rolls.  A really fun quilt to use up all those 2 1/2" strips laying around the sewing room.

Isn't this little guy the cutest thing you have ever seen?  Thanksgiving decorations are one of the hardest things to find. This little guy would be so fun to pull out every year.  

Remember to this month to give thanks for all the many blessings you have.  They are everywhere! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!
~Janette & Myra

Simple Stitches Sewing & Knitting School is an on going year round school. Sewing machines are provided for students. No need to have your own machine!