Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MAIL CALL: The Letter "M"

I'm making a series of fabric postcards for a special little boy.

I printed out an M in a fun font.

I traced the letter "M" on Steam a Seam 2

and fused it to a scrap of purple fabric:

I fused the letter to a scrap of yellow fabric and I added some Tearaway Stabilizer behind the fabric, threaded my handy-dandy Handi Quilter Stitch 210 machine with Neon Lime FabuLux thread in the needle and Sage DecoBob in the bobbin.

I started stitching down the letter "m" using a blanket stitch (set at 5.0 width and 2.0 stitch length):

For the record, all of those tight curves were a bit fussy to stitch around.

I tore away the stabilizer and fused some scrap backing fabric, Peltex, and my top fabric together.

Then I trimmed the card to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  I set my Stitch 210 machine for zig-zag (set at 5.0 width and .4 stitch length) and stitched around the edge of the card using Paradise FabuLux thread:

Another card, ready to mail!

I sent the card off in a clear mailing envelope and am now planning which letter to make next.  Any suggestions?


Lisa said...

How about 'I'?

LadySchep said...

Hmmm. S, A, and M. I think I might have a guess at what this little guy's name might be? I think the letter L would be fun to stitch.

Crystal_235 said...

I was thinking SAM to, like LadySchep.