I am so excited to be a part of the blog hop launching my good friend Ann Butler’s new Faux Quilting stamp designs with Unity Stamp Company©. Congratulations to Ann for these awesome stamps! Being that I love to create my own fabrics and materials, I chose to create my own custom fabric using Ann’s stamp designs.
I used all of the stamps designs along with Versa Magic ink. The ink is archival and suitable for fabric (I used plain cotton muslin). Just to be sure I heat set the ink with an iron with no steam.
Simply stamp combinations of the stamps in various squares. I have to admit it was very zen like creating this fabric, and how easy it came together.
I wanted a “quilty” look to this project and decided to use thread to highlight the lines between the stamped designs. My fabric was layered with batting and another piece of muslin. I then used different colors of thread to stitch up and down and across the fabric.
I loved how this fabric turned out. It reminds me of the 30’s and 40’s vintage colors and designs. My big decision was what to make from this cool fabric.
I decided to make a pillow. I cut the fabric down to a 12″ x 12″ square, set it face down onto a piece of felt the same size. Then machine stitched around the square, leaving a 3″ opening. I then clipped the corners corners and turned the pillow right side out. Stuff the pillow with your choice of polyester fiberfil.
Finally, I created more fabric and free motioned stitched flowers for the center of the pillow. I used cookie cutter shapes as my pattern.
Best of all, Unity is offering a 50% off coupon for anyone ordering Ann Butler’s stamps between Thursday May 2, – Monday May 6 at midnight CST….the coupon code is Unity5
Ann Butler Designs & Unity Blog Hop !
You can find the Ann Butler Designs Stamps Collection on Unity Stamps Co.
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