Monday, September 22, 2008
The orange/fall cotton bias tape is all carded up now and in the shop. I was able to make quite a bit out of this yardage. I have packaged the trim with a 10-inch square piece of matching fabric, so you'll have a nice piece to accentuate whatever you use the trim on. You could make a set of potholders with a coordinating color, applique a pumpkin in the center with the orange fabric, and then trim all around with the bias tape.
Also, if you ironed out the tape (but that would be almost a shame - it's a lot of work to get it folded properly!), it's the perfect width to make piping. So, a nice pillow made with a solid cotton or linen, accented with the fabric piece, and then piped all around, and you are so coordinated!
What do you think about the pretty pumpkin-fall-foliage embroidery? I worked that out on some nubby cotton. The panel is about 10 x 8.5 inches, and all the above applies! Pick up both the bias tape and the embroidered piece, and you would have the beginnings of a lovely project. I only listed one panel, so - if it is taken right away, please let me know if you would like one, too, and on what size panel. I am going to use the other pumpkin I embroidered out to make a throw pillow using the log cabin block idea and build out from the center with fall calicos. And, then I think I'll pipe it just to go all out. Maybe a nice brown textured fabric for that.