I was so inspired by Stacy's easy butterfly quilt that I headed right over to her house to use her Sizzix die cut machine. I had Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday fat quarter bundle ready and waiting to be made into a cute baby girl quilt. This quilt comes together really quickly, and it's so cute!
Machine quilting a quilt is my favorite part of the process, but my hands and back get so tired. It's difficult to keep the fabric moving under the darning foot when you're stippling--the fabric is just too slippery. I've seen quilting gloves at the fabric store, but I'd rather save my pennies for more fabric. So I decided to do my hands a favor and figure out how to make my own quilting gloves.
One-Step Quilting Gloves Tutorial
*Pair of snug-fitting gloves--I used an old pair of stretchy winter gloves
*Fabric puff paint
1. In order to create friction, draw lines and shapes over the palms of the gloves with fabric puff paint. I let my kids help me decide what shapes to draw--it doesn't really matter what you draw. Allow to dry according to paint's instructions (mine was four hours). That's it!
I've never used actual quilting gloves, so I can't compare the quality, but these worked beautifully for me. Here's my finished quilt. . .
I hand stitched a little butterfly trail with embroidery floss before adding my batting and backing.
I am in love with this green polka dot fabric I used for the backing. It wasn't part of the Girl Friday line (I found it at Hancock's), but it was such a great contrast to all the pink. Can't wait to give this to a sweet little niece that will be here next month!
I think I am obsessed with butterflies these days. I have two more butterfly projects coming up in the next few days, including my project for Craft Camp over at Skip To My Lou. So be sure to stop by again soon!
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