It’s now safe to share these with you all…….. Each has gone to separate homes. These beautiful vintage pillowcases were just begging for “new life” and, now, they will be loved in a whole new way. Some close-ups were posted here and I’ll share one of the photos again to give you an idea of the scale of the stitching…………….. Normally, I would be doing these types of smaller projects on my Juki/DSM but I thought I would try to stitch them on the Sweet 16. “Ms Sweetie” performed beautifully (I knew she would!!!). The lace edging was in perfect condition and the above/right photo shows the back side finish. I stopped the fmq a half inch above the lace and removed the piece from the machine. I, then, cut back the batting to above the lace and cut the backing to the length of the bottom edge of the scalloped lace, clipped the gentle curve and merely folded the raw edge to the inside (covering the batting edge) and pressed it well. I returned to the machine and finished the quilting to the edge and that stitching securing the folded “hem”. Note:click on photos to enlarge.
This “padded hanger” idea was one that I had seen on Facebook a while back and had duplicated in a set for a client last July (see post here)……….here’s a refresher photo…….. These, previously done hangers, were done with a crochet edging piece remaining from a table topper upcycle and not from pillowcases, as these gifted hangers were. The pillowcases gave me much more to work with because of the beautiful embroidery! I’ll leave you with these for inspiration…….keep your eyes open for any cases that may need to be rescued!!! They make awesome little wall “quilts” that come with their own hangers!!!
Thread: (top) Glide, 60wt;(bobbin)Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, cotton/poly.