Good Morning, Quilters!
Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement regarding my book deal with Martingale Publishing.
One of the reasons I went with Martingale is that they agreed to let me keep all the tutorials available here at The Inbox Jaunt. Other publishers wanted me to take them down once the book was published—a deal breaker for me!
I assured Martingale that YOU would be the best customers of the book…that YOU wanted the tutorials in book format! Your comments have reaffirmed that position–so THANK YOU!.
I know many of you have had fun making the Sailboat Sampler Quilt-a-Long…All the steps can be found HERE.
Once you know a motif, look for other ways to use it–beyond quilts–hems of skirts, borders of tablecloths or napkins, make stationery…
I found these tea towels on clearance at Craftsy last week…(sorry I don’t think there are any left)…but I have seen similar towels at my LQS and my hardware store…
I used Sulky 12wt cotton thread and a Size 100 Topstitch needle to embellish the towels.
The towels are fairly tightly woven…so with a little starch I was able to work without adding any additional stabilizer.
On one border, I added the Sailboats and a Sun
And on the other I added the wavy line with circles.
I think a set of these would make a great hostess gift, teacher gift, housewarming gift…
What about YOU? Have you ever used any of the motifs on something besides a quilt?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Sailing into Summer,
PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!