Holiday Gifts from Nature (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin by Cornelia M. Parkinson

By Cornelia M. Parkinson

In view that 1973, Storey's nation knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to assist readers grasp dozens of nation residing talents speedy and simply. There at the moment are greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their impressive acceptance displays the typical hope of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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The inside felt layers hold a variety of needles and pins. The velvet pansy adds an extra touch of Victoriana, and it can be used to embellish other projects as well. You will not be able to stop at just one.

Wait until the large embellishments are in place. Sometimes these loose seams are perfect for hiding the raw edges of meandering embellishments. Placing Lace, Ribbons, and Trims Begin by deciding just how much embellishment you want to use. The mood or feel of the project often dictates the number of embellishments used. Some projects call out for lots of laces, ribbons, and trims while others will need only a few metallic trims and lots of embroidery. My rule of thumb is never to allow the embellishments to take over the project.

Place the backing facedown onto a flat surface. Place the crazy quilt on top of the backing (wrong sides together). Make sure the backing shows all the way around. Note: I often use a fabric spray adhesive to attach the top to the backing. This is a temporary hold and gives you time to tack the top and backing together. I use 505 Spray and Fix. Photo by Robert Valentine, Giclee Print Net, Inc. Make sure the top and bottom are smooth, without any wrinkles. Now it is time to baste the top and bottom together.

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