Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or you’ve recently taken up the needle and thread to make your very first stitches, patchwork lettering techniques are so rewarding.
They can be as simple or as challenging as you like, and as well as the beauty of colours and shapes, you can include your favourite words or sayings into your patchwork design.
The Country Yard has a patchwork lettering project for stitchers of every level and skill. In this blog we’re featuring three different ways you can incorporate lettering into your projects, along with five different projects which use these techniques.
We have a wonderful applique lettering pattern in store called ‘Carnival Applique Alphabet Cushion’. This pattern brings the fun of the fair into your home, with the whole alphabet in bold and simply delightful Carnival lettering. As you can see in the picture, the lettering makes for gorgeous cushions.
With our stunning array of colourful fabrics and the Carnival Applique Alphabet, you can create and make your own unique project to suit your home or for a creative handmade gift.
Another popular and very effective patchwork lettering technique is to stitch lettering onto your patchwork project. This technique is easier than you might think – it just requires time and patience!
We have a truly charming stitched letter pattern called “Friendships are Sewn”. Combining patchwork with cute, hand-stitched pictures around the sewing theme with the phrase “friendships are sewn one stitch at a time” would make a perfect present for your best friend!
Fabric with Letters and Sayings
If you love the idea of patchwork and lettering, but want to keep it super-simple, then check out our assortment of fabric which is printed with lettering and sayings. These printed fabrics open up a whole new dimension for stitchers who like to incorporate words into their projects.
The Country Yard has a simple and truly sweet project which is just perfect for utilising fabrics printed with lettering or sayings. “Sweet Stuff Bag” is a pattern for a wee sewn pouch to store all the things you don’t want to lose.
A perfect project for stitchers of any levels, “Sweet Stuff” is wonderful for a handmade gift or a weekend project.
Exclusive Designs by the Country Yard
Birds are Singing Pincushion
Our “Birds are singing Oval pincushion” kit features a quirky, garden-inspired design combined with lettering, which is sure to put a smile on your face every time you use it. Make it for yourself or for a friend!
At The Country Yard we also love spicing things up with a bit of a mystery. If you love making quilts and want to try a kit with a difference, then consider our “Quote Garden – Mystery Stitchery” kit. This combines simple patchwork blocks each with a central panel, stitched with one of our favourite garden quotes.
If you don’t know how mystery quilts work, basically, each month you will receive a new panel to complete – but you won’t know what that panel will be until you get it!
If you’d like to make up your own design, using patchwork lettering techniques, The Country Yard have a huge range of gorgeous fabrics, in every hue, pattern and design. Helping you select just the right fabric for your projects is one of our favourite things!