Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Because I can't count, I made 24 I's. I only needed 12.

I cut fabric for 24 H's before I caught myself. And I sewed them together in about 15 minutes and I didn't even take pictures. Oops.

So I used the extra crossbars from the H's to make the E's.  How did I do that?  Lemme show ya!

First I added a bit of background to one side of the "crossbar". I wanted the middle bar of the E to be shorter than the upper and lower ones.

 After trimming them down (I wanted the middle space about 1/2") I sewed the orange upper

and lower crossbars.

I cut them apart and then trimmed the edge.

 Then sewed the upright.
See? Twelve E's. These letters will finish out at the smallest size I think you can make them, which is 2-1/2" tall.

Which is the size of these letters on my tote bag.

Julie wrote to me, "I want to see you make 12 2-1/2" K's." She didn't say it like she didn't think I could do it. She said it like she was curious. How are you going to make your K's 2-1/2" tall?

If I can make a Q that size, I can make K's that size too, and I did, but it's past my bedtime. So I will show you tomorrow.

However, I will leave you with proof:

Those squares on my cutting mat are 1" (2.54 cm).


Quiltdivajulie said...

Where's the video cam when we need it?!?

You rock!

Brenda said...

hey, you can make any letter smaller if you use 3/4 inch strips like I do! crazy!

Millie said...

Brenda, You can make them that teeny, but I think it's too much trouble trying to sew and press those tiny seams without making myself crazy and burning my fingers!

Millie said...

Oh and Julie, sorry I don't have four arms to sew and take video at the same time!