Our letter designs are drawn freehand. To create each name we select pieces of clothing that catch our eye and carefully hand cut the lettering. A contrasting backing fabric is also selected that will make the colours ‘pop’ once the name is appliqued to the quilt or cushion.
We bond the letters to the quilt top or cushion using the magical Bondaweb, and use a raw edged applique technique to secure them. The top stitching can add another element depending on the colour of the thread.
For our Keepsake Personalised Patchwork Cushion, we use a different fabric for each letter, with the same backing fabric to tie it all together.
Choosing which fabric to use for each letter is sometimes the most fun!
We love making these appliques – they take some time to get right but add a really special finish to remind you of the little person who wore all those cute clothes!