arrow_circle_down 13 ways to use our Large Applique Animals
If you have read our Partying with the Animals Blog, you will know that I created my Large Jungle Animal Collection with the idea of making a Quilt. Since then, not only have I added more Animals, (with more to come), the amazing kreative bunch in our Kreative Kiwi Group, have used the Large Animal Appliques many different (and innovative) ways.
For those of you who aren't members of our Group, I've compiled all their ideas together, so you can share in their inspiring ideas
1. Add the completed designs to a Quilt
There are soooo. many photos of Quilts that have used our Animals, this is just a few samples for ideas. The Large Appliques are perfect for Quilts, as you can use pretty much any block/style/size of 'background' quilt, and simply stitch your Animal in place.
2. Make a Wall Hanging
Not enough time to make a Quilt - make a wall hanging - same idea as a Quilt, just on a smaller basis. Make your background, then add your animal
3. Make a free-standing Wall Hanger
All the animals are made as 'stand alone' appliques. Add a hanging tag and backing to make reversable and/or give the Animal 'body' Check your animal instructions - some designs can be made reversable as you make them - ie the Large Butterfly
4. Make a Birth Announcement
While some of the Appliques are made specifically for Birth Announcements, if you have editing software, you could add in your own names to many of the animals. Click here to read our Blog 'Creating a Beautiful Embroidered Birth Announcement'
5. Make a Reading Pillow
Our Large Appliques have been hugely popular for Reading Pillows. Here are a few, but if you want some ideas for Reading Pillows, then click here to see what everyone has been making!!
6. Add to a Cushion
How simple is this - add your applique to a pre-made cushion.
7. Add to a Bag
Add your finished applique to a pre-made bag - shopping tote bags are perfect. Or use your favourite bag pattern
Cathy of Pickle Creations used our Large Butterfly for her Tote Bag
8. Make a bag with Animal Head Closure
Pauline shared this gorgeous Giraffe Bag she made - cleverly using the Head of the Giraffe as a closing tab.
(Thanks so much Pauline) We've copied Pauine's idea with our Large Koala Bag
9. Make a Hooded Towel
Here's a few samples on Hooded Towels using our Large Appliques
Faye kindly shared her instructions for making a Hooded Towell
10. Make a Placemat
When we released our Farm Animal Collection Darina from Sew Nice by Darina shared how to make her beautiful and original placemats
11. Add to an Art Bag
Cathy of Pickle Creations used our Animal Appliques on her Art Bags
Your can purchase her Art Bag Pattern on Etsy
12. Add to a canvas
Such a simple and easy idea which takes the designs to another level
Stitch or glue your design to a piece of fabric, and add to a canvas
Click here to view Showcasing designs on canvas
13. Add to Clothing
I hope you have been inspired by our kreative group! they are amazing!