August 21, 2009
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I like quick.
I like quick-to-stitch designs and quick-to-sew projects. The fleece neck roll cover is quick in both regards. I used the larger size of Contour Cut-Outs and the design still only took 20 minutes to stitch. The cover took about the same amount of time to make, once the embroidery was done. It would have taken even less time, but I stopped to take photographs for the lesson available here. A fabric that ravels would require a little more time for seam finishing.
Did I surprise you by not using variegated thread? I instead chose the copper color thread because I thought it would look very nice on the cream colored fleece. The fleece was not very plush so it needed the high contrast thread for a striking look.
I recently bought some Badgemaster soluble stabilizer and decided to try it for this project. It worked fine. I trimmed the stabilizer close to the stitching. The remainder will wash out in the laundry.
You will need:
1. Contour Cut-Outs Alphabets
2. 60” wide fleece: 1/3 yard.
3. Pattern tracing material: 11” x 25” piece.
4. 14” x 6” diameter neck bolster pillow form.
6. Embroidery thread.
7. Soluble or Cutaway Stabilizer
Have fun with this project. It is so quick that you'll want to make neck roll covers for everyone on your gift list. Stock up on the bolster pillow forms during 50% sales and your gifts will be complete.