Could someone please explain to me how it is almost May? Wasn’t Christmas just a couple of weeks ago? Life is flying by! May means it’s almost Mother’s Day. (Yay moms!) I was contacted recently by IKEA to see if I would be interested in receiving a bundle of creative supplies and to use them to make something for Mother’s Day. I love IKEA so I said sure! I was pretty curious to see what they’d send.
A fun box arrived with a basket containing sewing supplies, thread, a white sheet, a pillow cover, and some cheerful knitted patches
Because of teaching this month and a few other deadlines – I decided I needed a quick-finish project. So I opened up the GURLI white-zippered pillow cover (a perfect blank canvas) and the knit patches, called MJUKNAVA and KARRNAVA respectively. Each package had 5 different patches and some coordinating thread..
I pinned the patches to the pillow in a grid of 3 x 3 and hand stitched them in place with the coordinating thread using a simple applique stitch which is easily hidden. I think you could come up with a lot of fun uses for these patches.
This was a SUPER quick and easy and colorful project. The GURLI pillow cover comes in a variety of colors available online and in the store itself. The KARRNAVA and MJUKNAVA patches are available in the sewing section of IKEA stores themselves. The sewing section is also a favorite place of mine for buying extra-wide fabric for quilt backs and bags.
If you’re looking for other fun gift ideas for Sewers and Quilters, I’ve updated the list of my favorite things with a few fun new ones. There’s a variety of ideas of things you can buy or make for your favorite sewing fanatic in your life!
Other fun sales this weekend in preparation for Spring and Mother’s Day:
Lady Belle Fabrics is offering 15% off store-wide with the code SPRING at checkout.
Duckadilly (think Liberty fabrics!) is having 10% off storewide with code SPRING2015
And Craftsy is having a big flash sale this weekend on fabric, yarn and kits!