Wednesday, November 5

Hidden Stars....flimsy...and bottle top decorations!

It took just a few serious sewing days to get this lap quilt top to a flimsy..
...I used up most of these fabrics with just a bit of the border fabric left in my stash...
I made it s bit smaller than the original, but at 61" x 45" it's still a good lap size quilt..
Now to get busy and quilt it......♥
 
 
Bottle Top Decorations...no sewing involved....too easy!
With Christmas fast approaching I thought I might post these again..
A patchwork friend was asking me about them just yesterday....
I have posted these before but, I thought some of you may not have seen them ...they are so easy to do and with a little help, great project for kids to do...
Christmas is not too far away, and a great time now to start making presents and decorations..

Bottle Top Christmas Decorations.....Requirements:
Plastic milk or juice bottle tops with O-ring seal (washed and dried)
Small pieces of plain fabric (3 ½ inches square) or 14 count Aida cloth for cross-stitch
 Or Fussy cut Christmas fabric
Threads, ribbons, beads, charms any bits and pieces to embellish the decorations
Thin card to back decoration
Braid to go around the outside of decoration
Narrow ribbon to hang decoration
Clear quick drying craft glue.
General hand sewing requirements
A little time and imagination.


Embroider or cross-stitch your design onto the centre of your fabric piece. (Keep the design small so it will fit on the bottle top)
Embellish the design with tiny seed beads, metallic threads, ribbon bows, glitter fabric paint or anything you like.
Place the embroidered design over the bottle top, then place the O ring seal over the top.
Push the seal down as far as it will go to hold the embroidered fabric in place.
Smooth out any wrinkles.
Trim away the excess fabric.
Cut a cover for the back out of the card by tracing around the top and glue to the back.
Starting at the top, glue braid around the outside of the top to cover the plastic ring.
At the top where the braid joins, glue a piece of narrow ribbon long enough to hang the decoration..
 

Add a little bow to cover the braid and ribbon ends.
Let the glue dry overnight
The decoration is now ready to hang on the tree.
Looks great on door knobs as a decorator piece....
Have fun.....enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Hello Julia,

    Another beautiful quilt. Just love that little cross stitch house, a great idea, thanks so much.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  2. LOVE the bottletop decorations! Cool idea. Your flimsy is awesome......happy quilting!

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  3. Your lap quilt came together quickly and looks great!
    Love the bottle top ornaments!!

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  4. Gorgeous Julia, what a great idea!

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  5. hidden stars looks wonderful............

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  6. hidden stars looks wonderful............

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