The book marks.
September 29, 2022
As I said before, these make nice gifts and should be quick and easy but... Maybe it was more difficult because I didn't have a pattern and I was making it up as I went along? So, here they are.
Anyway , I have included a pattern, Download Book mark Xmas 2022 if you are interested.
Some interesting pointers along the way were:
Keeping the hexis straight. Those things move around!!! I folded a line down the middle but they just moved on their own. Luckily I had cut my base fabric a bit bigger so I just cut the edges so the hexis were straight. I bought my 1/2" hexis pre-cut.
It is important to be consistent with the number of stitches you make along each side of the hexi, I settled on 4 as that looked the best.
I tried 3 different weights. The one I ended up with I don't even know the name of, it has been in the stash for years. I think that if I had to buy one today it would be a light weight 'Parlam fusible wadding.' (You don't want the bookmark to make a big wedge between the pages.)
The ribbon trim. I'm going to have to start checking Op shops for ribbons, I had to buy this one as I had non in my stash.
The other thing I bought was a collection of 2nd hand books to put the bookmarks in before they go in the baskets. There are lots of good cheap 2nd hand books around.
Those bookmarks have got me thinking about other variations I could use in that design.
You make beautiful gifts for others, although you really ought to take time off to relax and spoil yourself.
The idea of adding a book to the bookmark is great. Often it is the other way round!
Posted by: Queenie Patch | September 29, 2022 at 02:20 PM
It is always harder when you have to make it up as you go along!
Posted by: Rachel | September 29, 2022 at 08:21 PM
One step forward, two back again. You would think I would learn?
Posted by: Carolyn Foley | October 01, 2022 at 02:07 PM