About 6 months ago in late Summer, my artistic step-son (14), asked me to make him a patchwork pillow-case.
He drew a design, and coloured it in. Off we went on a shopping trip, to choose the fabrics. A cuddly flanellette in his favourite (Lime-green) formed the backing, then he chose co-ordinating colours.
Don't you love the frogs and turtles? The green/blue spot fabric was ironed onto a square of Vliesofix. We used the Laser Cutter to cut out the letters evenly (see the left-overs, below), then ironed each letter onto the yellow fabric.
He even machine-stitched some of the border seams himself! Then, I hand-stitched the appliqued letters with blanket stitch (using DMC Perle 8) - that took longer than expected. Next, I made an envelope backing, and sewed it to the front. He was so excited when it was finished! (Well, in a really cool way, he tells me!)