One Yard Wonders Sew Along – Week 41 Finished Projects

on Oct 14, 2011 in One Yard Wonders Sew Along | 43 comments

Welcome to Week 41 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!

Week 41  – Project 88
Patches the Turtle – designed by Erin Evans page 246

Materials Needed:

pattern on sheet #1

embroidery floss

button, shank eyes, or felt for eyes

coordinating yarn for head hair

1/2 yard double-sided fusible web interfacing


Jacqui’s Tips and Thoughts

  • Jacqui machine stitched the embroidery lines using a heavy thread with a long stitch. She brought the loose threads to the wrong side and tied them off.
  • The top shell is curved. Use a pressing ham to iron on the appliques. A contrasting fabric for the shell top would be fun option in place of appliques.
  • The pattern piece for the head seemed a bit large for the body. Jacqui reshaped the head by stitching the area between the nose and top of the head further in.  She shortened the neck by 1 1/2 inches. The eyes are from
  • After Jacqui stuffed each of the appendages, she sewed them closed using a scant seam allowance.
  • Sew all the appendages to the top shell before sewing the top to the bottom.
  • Jacqui found the opening between the front and back feet too small to turn the head through. She created an opening between the head and the front foot.
  • To give the head a lift, Jacqui tacked the head to the body.


The Line Art Quilt is a colorful “home” for Patches!

Week 41 – Project 89
Fabric Doll House – designed by Dawn Lewis page 248

Cindy chose Jessica Levitt Kingdom Castle Wall Blue.

Publishers Corrections:

Fabric Dollhouse
Page 248 – 1. Measure, Mark, and Cut

Large interior/exterior: 22” tall x 8” wide (cut 2)

Materials Needed:

two 10 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ sheets of plastic canvas (#7 ultra stiff or #10 mesh works well)

small package (34″ x 45″) of thin cotton batting

five buttons, at least 5/8″  in diameter

elastic cording in coordinating color, cut into five 2″ pieces

Variety of 9″ x 12″ felt squares for applique decoration

2/3 yard of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, cut into 12″ lenghts

quilter’s ruler

Cindy’s Tips and Thoughts

  • Most important tip – Use a zipper foot to sew closely around the edges of the plastic canvas in part 2, 5 & 6.
  • Part 3 & 4 –  With fabric pieces right sides facing, Cindy placed the plastic canvas on top as a template and drew a line around each piece.  Sew just outside the line to give a little extra room for the batting. A heavy weight stabilizer such as Peltex would work well in place of plastic canvas.
  • Cindy used the thin batting as recommended. Thick batting may have a different outcome.
  • Cindy liked the look of 3 buttons on her house.
  • The handles were stitched out of fabric from Cindy’s stash.

This new “Castle” will be perfect for Cindy’s grandson.


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