Monday, June 20, 2016

Are you ready to be SPOOKED!

Wow....I am so impressed.  The new Lizzie * Kate Mystery Sampler was just mailed to the shops last week and some of you are already for thr bonus design finishing directions!!! Sit back and get ready to finish....!

Our first Bonus design is a super cute two sided fob.  It would also make a great Halloween ornament for your holiday tree.

I am using Comic Board....available on Amazon...and low loft quilt batting.

Measure your finished stitching.

Add 1/4 inch to width and height measurements.  That will give you 1/8 inch on all sides.

Mine measured out to be 2 1/8 by 2 1/8 inches.  Cut two pieces and cover one side with low loft quilt batting

Center design over the batting and bring extra linen to the back, trim and glue or lace I place.
Trim out the extra linen on the corners for a nicer flat finish. 



Repeat with with the other stitched piece....then place wrong sides together.


Slip stitch the two pieces together catching just one thread from each side.  Try and catch the same row each time for a nice straight finish.  Leave one half inch open (not stitched) at the center top.

Use your favorite method and make twisted cord.  I did black, orange and green....and for a little flash I added one strand of Rainbow Gallery Artic Rays Black mixed in with the black floss.  Tie off a hanging loop at one end of the cord.  Tuck the end into the top opening....glue or whip stitch the cord in place around the outside edge. 


Work your way around to the top opening.  Tape, trim and tuck in the remaining cord end into the opening.

You have finished your fob!  Enjoy stitching your Mystery Sampler.

******* If you would like instructions on how to make three color twisted cord, please send a self addressed stamped envelope and a dollar bill to:
Mona Bost
9711 N Dover Pl
Owasso, OK 74055

Happy Finishing......boo!

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