Some of the fabric choices, guarded by one of my early home made Teddies. Some fabrics are quite new, others were in my drawers for decades like the brown one with the orange, yellow and white flowers. Some are quilt fabrics, while some were old cloths like the brown eyelet fabric. There are also men shirts, old sheets and the middle quilt part background fabric in light blue, is from a doll bed curtain.
If you would like to buy some lace as I did last week, you can look for old and new lace here, here and here.
This is band (cord?) for upholstery I presume. It is French and old.
The quilting I do is simple. I use Valdani thread and make rather big stitches. I make the quilt in a 'quilt as you go' way.
I make all the appliqué birds and eggs by machine and they need fusible web (already cut out here, on my big Teddy bear's legs) before I iron them on. After that, they are stitched down with a blanket stitch.
Some of the birds and eggs have batting in them to make them more alive.
This is what I've done so far. I'm enjoying the whole process of making, machine sewing, hand sewing the lace, embroidering and choosing colours.
I hope to be back with more soon.
Have a nice week,