Felt Art Accents for the Home: 44 Elegant, Yet Easy, Projects
Felt... it's not just for kid's crafts anymore! Gone are the days when felt was only used with pipe cleaners and glitter. Now it comes in a great array of colors, textures, weights, and blends suitable for many adult-crafting applications. Well-known designer Trice Boerens shows readers how to turn this inexpensive craft medium into sophisticated projects. Using techniques such as embroidery, applique, and stenciling, Boerens presents more than 40 projects to decorate the home with style. Pillows, table runners, photo frames, and more come to life through step-by-step instructions and lavish photography.
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A-shapes allowances are 1⁄4 backstitch beads blue felt blue thread chipboard Covered Cord Craft knife Crazy Quilt cream felt cream thread cut one Pattern embroidery floss Embroidery Stitches fabric from corners felt square felt strips flowers Fold following colors frame front fusible glue in place green felt green thread Hand Appliqué hand stitch insert fiberfill insert pillow form Instructions for Trimming ivory thread knot Lavender thread leaf shapes Let dry machine stitch Miter corners Mylar opening to insert orange thread Pattern A shapes pieced sections pillow top Pin or baste pink felt pink thread print fabric purple felt purple thread rayon rectangle Remove basting stitches Repeat steps Right sides running stitch satin stitch seam allowances Sewing machine shown at right shown in Diagram spirals square for pillow stencil Stencil Pattern stitches if necessary Styrofoam triangles Trim excess fabric Trimming Corners Turn right-side turquoise whipstitch opening closed Wrap wrong side yo-yos