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Quilted Sea Turtle Pillow — July 2017

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Scrappy Sea Turtle Pillow — original design and copyright Tracy Lee Chapman
and SewThankful Inc./SewThankful.com, July 2017.  All rights reserved.

This is the Scrappy Sea Turtle Pillow I designed and made as a gift for a very dear friend.¬†She listens without being judgmental, she encourages without being critical, but she also tells it like it is. She is the best kind of friend and she’s made a wonderful difference in my life so I wanted her to have something special to know that she’s important and cared for.¬† She adores Sea Turtles–and purple & blue are her favorite colors.

At first I was going to make this as a wall hanging. Then I decided to make it into a pillow instead so my friend can display it easily wherever she wants and it’s hug-able. Making the quilted turtle as a pillow sham (with a custom shredded gel-foam pillow insert) also keeps the quilted turtle sham easy to wash and dry.

This is my own original design, entirely from scratch. Where did I get the turtle image? I looked at many sea turtle images and sketched my own. Then I challenged myself to use only fabrics, threads and items from my own personal stash–no buying anything new.

First the turtle was outlined with a hand sewn big stitch using rayon perle from my personal stash.

I used raw edge fusible applique (using Sew Lazy Fusi-Bond http://www.sewthankful.com/Sew_Lazy_Fusi_Bond_Lite_Sew_Lazy_SLG101.html) to place the pieces of the turtle body & shell.

Microquilter Thread

 

Each piece is freemotion quilted using Superior Microquilter thread (http://www.sewthankful.com/superior-sewing-threads-microquilter.html).

Rainbows Thread

Then I added wavy quilting lines (to give the feel of water) using Superior Rainbows Thread (I used #831 Mediterranean – http://www.sewthankful.com/Superior-Thread-Rainbows.html ).

 

The scrappy binding was made from random small scraps of fabric used to make the turtle.

The finished dimensions of the pillow are approximately 27 inches x 20 inches.

I love how this sea turtle turned out. Even better, my friend was thrilled and loves it too.
Yes, a pattern is being developed…stay tuned.

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Donuts go GREAT with coffee, quilts and sewing

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Superior Frosted Donut II

Reg. $39.00  // ON SALE:  $29.99
Everybody knows a donuts goes great with coffee! Superior Frosted Donuts also go great with quilts and sewing.

Superior Frosted Donut II includes 36 colors from the Frosting line of L style prewound bobbins with MasterPiece Thread all Tucked into a BobbinSaver for safe keeping and instant access to all colors!

MasterPiece Thread is #50/2-ply 100% extra-long staple Egyptian-grown cotton.

Click here for a closer look and to see what colors are included in this donut.

32 NEW Superior King Tut Quilting Threads available to order

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Just released by Superior Threads, ON SALE and now available to order at SewThankful.com!

32 new colors of Superior King Tut Quilting Thread — SEW fabulous to quilt with!

32 New Colors of Superior King Tut Quilting Thread

INCREDIBLE SALE on Superior King Tut Thread

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

My all-time favorite cotton quilting thread is Superior King Tut.

I love the solids and the 1″ color changes on the variegated threads are fabulous. In fact, I love it so much I want everyone to have the chance to try it, so we are having a fabulous sale going on right now at SewThankful.

King Tut Thread

Click here for the 500 yard spools…

Click here for the 2000 yard cones…

Still Curious About Superior Texture Magic?

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

If you’re still wondering about the possibilities of Superior Texture Magic–ON SALE NOW at SewThankful.com–you’ll want to check out these 3 fantastic tutorial videos.¬† Be sure to scroll all the way down to view each video segment.

Patsy Thompson is a marvelous teacher, as clearly demonstrated in these video clips.¬† If you like her teaching style, you’ll want to check out her various Freemotion Quilting Videos, available ON SALE at SewThankful.com.

Need some Texture Magic? Get it ON SALE now at SewThankful.com – click here.