ABC Book: Charm Pack – featured Love U by Deb Strain Love U Panel Coordinating Thread Luna Batting – craft size Fusible Web – featured Pellon Wonder-Under 2 1/8″ Binder Ring 13 Large Eyelets – 1/4″ (6mm) and tool – featured Dritz #659-65 hammer to fasten eyelets
Snail Softie: Jelly Roll Strips – featured Love U by Deb Strain Stuffing
Extra small buttons for eyes on snail.
Select 26 Charm Squares to use as the backing or pages of your ABC book. Cut out all the letters as close to the inside line as possible from the Love U Panel. Determine what letters will go with the charm squares you selected. I chose two of the same charm squares to use as my front and back of the book.
Fuse your letter square to a piece of fusible webbing. Remove the paper backing, then fuse the other side to the center of your charm square. Do this for all the letters.
Using coordinating thread, applique your letter to your charm square.
Do this for all the letters.
I chose to change up my stitching for a fun look and to add a bit more texture.
Layer a piece of 5″ x 5″ batting then a charm square right side up, and finally another appliqued charm square right side down. PLEASE BE AWARE: You are working with letters that need to go in alphabetical order, so you need to make sure you are putting the correct letters together.
You should have a total of 13 pages (26 front and back).
Stitch a 1/4″ seam along all four sides leaving a 3-4″ opening so you can turn right side out. Clip the corners before turning for a nice point.
Following the directions on the Eyelet Kit, attach an eyelet to the corner of each page. PLEASE REMEMBER: You are working with letters so make sure your eyelets are in the correct corner for each page to keep your letters in alphabetical order.
Open your Binding Ring and slide through all the eyelets keeping your pages in alphabetical order.
You now have one adorable little ABC book to give as a gift or for your own little ones.
Select two Jelly Roll strips.
Hand draw a curved edge at one of the ends of the strip. Match the two strips RST and sew a 1/4″ seam allowance following the curve at one end and leaving the other end open for turning.
Trim off the excess fabric at the curved end. You should be able to cut on your drawn line.
Flip Right Side Out and stuff loosely with stuffing until you reach the end.
At your open end fold the ends in and stitch closed.
Now it’s time to roll him into a snail! Start with your stitched opening end, fold over and stitch it down.
Continue to roll and stitch as you go until you have just a little bit left for the head. I kept all my stitching in the center of the roll so you do not see it from either side.
You can now add little beady eyes if you wish or just leave him plain.
I am the author of Sew Modern Baby and Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! both published by Stash Books/C&T Publishing. I have also contributed to Amish Quilts: The Adventure Continues, Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs, Modern Blocks, and Fresh Fabric Treats also all published by Stash Books/C&T Publishing. I am a Moda Fabric Designer with my most recent collection, Flats. I am also an Aurifil Thread Designer and have two collections, Sew Modern Essentials and Flats thread collections.