Really-Last-Minute Gift Idea🎁

2 more days ’til Christmas!  If you have a piece of interesting fabric that is heavier than quilting cotton (linen?  One of those wonderful Japanese fabrics?), simply serge the edges, flip one long end up to create deep enough pockets for pens or pencils, and stitch little dividing seams.  Fill with fun markers or colored pencils…fold other long end over…and roll!  To secure, stitch a pretty ribbon at one end, and simply wrap several times then tuck.

This would be a perfect accompaniment to one of those oh-so-popular grown-up coloring books.  My favorite is the one designed by Jamie Fingal:

Here is what my fabric marker roll looks like when tied up:

Happy last-minute gifting 😊…

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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