A quick photo of a cute string used to tie up a Baby Quilt for a Gift - I used my special stitches to put little cars along the string. Read below how to make this with all the edged enclosed
First, must say we all Love cotton and not only for quilting, but Clothing! So far, I've made 2 pair of Capri pants, a pair of long pants, a Blouse in batiste cotton and a swingy panel skirt. Tonight I'm having a go at white Camisole's, but I promised I will show you a quick way to make a Cute Bow to wrap a Quilt, or add a cute Bow to any Blouse.
Here's one of my comfortable cotton outfits.
Soft batiste cotton for the top and *gasp* I used my favorite print Quilting cotton for my skirt!
So under the Tab "Quilts" you can see the cute Bow I made and tied it around a very special quilt. This time I remembered to take photo's as I made a Bow for my Blouse (almost the exact same technique!) and enjoy this easy way for both.
If I'm making a string for a Quilt -- Cut 2 1/2" x WOF (width of fabric). To the ironing board and fold in half with right sides of fabric out. Iron the fold..
Next open this up and take each side and fold TO the center fold and iron. (See photo's below)
Then fold all this back up you'll have a nice length to Top Stitch and add a decorative stitch to. Add another section as your quilt gets larger than Lap Size.
The same idea in making strings to Gift Wrap Quilts can be applied to add a bow to a Blouse. This time I remembered to take photo's to help!
For the Blouse you don't need the WOF (44-45") so I cut mine Blouse Bow 2"x27".
Iron the center together, right sides out. Open back up and iron both sides TO the 1st center fold. Now you'll see all the fold lines below.
Now for the ends -- For a Quilt or Blouse, I don't want boring square ends :-)
Now that all the "folds" are ironed, you can SEE where to fold in the tips on each side to the center fold for a triangle shape.
All done and ready to add to the Blouse. See how nice the ends come out, and they are easier to sew across then folding them into a plain square end!
Enjoy and I hope this gives you all Many ideas for adding Gift Wrap Strings to quilts, or just add a bow to your next Blouse
-- This Blouse's pattern was reviewed on PatternReview.com and runs 1 size too Big! By the pattern measurements, I normally would have cut a Large and been disappointed. Thaniks to other reviews, I cut a Medium and it fits me very well. This is a really good pattern as it also has the pattern for Sleeveless, and 3/4 sleeves, all which I'll make.