Monday, September 15, 2014

Stitch A Little Love Patchwork Loves Embroidery SAL


For this week's Patchwork Loves Embroidery Sew-Along I choose to make Stitch A Little Love Sewing Folder. This folder finished at about 7 x 10 inches, although the pattern is for 8 x 10-1/2 inches. For the main fabric I used pieces cut from a pillowcase I found at Goodwill. The remainder was from my stash.


The inside has pockets, and it is tied with a cord. If I make it again, I might add some lightweight fusible fleece to give it a little more body.


I plan to put add notions such as an embroidery hoop, scissors, embroidery thread, and a pattern before I give it to our church fall market to sell.


My stitching was improved this time by adding fusible interfacing before I worked the embroidery stitches. Amazing what works when I actually follow the instructions. I chose to add fabric hearts instead of stem-stitched hearts. My needle turn applique skills are not geared toward such small objects, so I used fabric glue to secure them and added a quilting stitch.

I enjoyed making this little folder so much I plan to make one of the other folder patterns included in Gale Pan's Patchwork Loves Embroidery for our next link-up in two weeks.

Katy right before she pounced on the folder

Be sure and visit some of the other blogs that are joining me in the link-up today.

sunshinequilting

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love your fabric choices and the stitchery turned out so lovely! Great work!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina, and thank you for hosting the SAL.

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  2. Hello Linda! Your folder is fabulous!! The fabric is a great choice and I am glad the interfacing helped. Well done on such a great job! :) x

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  3. Hi Linda,
    nice to meet you, and thank you for leaving me such a nice comment!
    Your sewing folder looks beautiful, I like the embroidery, and the fabrics you chose match the folder perfectly. Wonder which folder will be you next project in the SAL
    KATRIN W.

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  4. That's a beautiful folder! I like the color of it. The grey goes very well with the yellow and the inside fabric is pretty! I enjoy it how all those projects look different although they have the same pattern. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Krisell! I love seeing the variety of fabrics and colors used in the same patterns too.

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  5. Oh my your stitching is wonderful and it has come up lovely. I love the blue material with the swirls just for something different. Congratulations on another job well done :)

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  6. Dear Linda,
    your little folder looks adoring. Love the colors. How neat you are giving it to a church basar.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  7. Dear Linda,
    Your little folder has become so beautiful that will be sold well determined on the church bazaar and hopefully fall into good hands.

    Greetings from Germany Uta

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  8. Dear Linda,
    dein kleines Mäppchen ist wunderschön geworden, m ir gefällt sehr gut deine Farbauswahl!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  9. Hi dear Linda,
    Your sewing folder looks beautiful, I like the embroidery, and the fabrics you chose!!!
    Hugs
    Deborah

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