Editor Vivika Hansen DeNegre is an avid quilter, sewist, knitter, and pattern designer. Not only does Vivika design quilts, featured in this pattern bundle but she enjoys designed and making small projects as well. Here are a few of her favorite small projects to make in a jiffy!
Inspired by a stack of fabrics designed by Ellen Luckett Baker, these placemats were as a practical canvas on which to practice straight-line machine quilting. The easy and unstructured piecing allows for lots of creativity and individual variation.
Travel with style! Earrings, necklaces, and bracelets have their own zippered compartments in this handy jewelry pouch. Made from small pieces of hand-dyed cotton and classic linen, this functional and pretty pouch will easily slip into a purse or suitcase. It is the perfect gift for just about anyone!
Itajime is a form of shibori dyeing that uses clamped shapes to create a resist. Traditionally, the cloth was compressed between two pieces of wood held in place with string. These days, shapes are generally made from acrylic or plexiglass and are gripped with C-clamps. The shapes prevent the dye from penetrating into the fabric, creating distinctive patterns on the cloth. Try your hand at dyeing own fabric with this Indigo Tie Dye Kit from Jacquard.
Linen hand towels are the best. By adding a pop of color with the appliqués and a few hand stitches, I have the towels I love or a great housewarming gift.
Simplicity and functionality make this yoga mat a must-have for those who enjoy a sun salutation at the beach or other outdoor venues. Fabric yoga mats are soft on the feet, easy to carry, and can be washed time and again. Stella, Lotta Jansdotter’s line from Windham Fabrics is mixed with a subtle hand-dye by Laura Wasilowski to create this easy-to-piece accessory.
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