As a Benartex Ambassador, I am thrilled to share my latest tutorial: a charming draught excluder inspired by the nearest ‘Sunshine Cats’ fabric collection fabric collection 2023 by Oxana Zaika!
Using the vibrant and playful panel from the collection, featuring a row of mischievous feline friends, I made a draught excluder that adds a touch of whimsy to any room. The cats’ lively expressions and vibrant colors are bound to bring a smile to your face.
To enhance its charm, I incorporated a fabric with bubbly print, creating the illusion of the cats floating and guarding you from any breeze in a world of joy and fun. It’s a playful twist that adds personality and uniqueness to the excluder project.
Originally intended for my husband, this project quickly became a favorite of my daughter as well. Now it proudly stands on a saucer in her room, keeping out the chilly breezes with a side of cuteness.
This project was a labor of love, combining practicality with whimsical creativity. It serves as a reminder that even the simplest creations can bring joy and warmth to our lives.
So let’s get started!
The overall process is sewing and quilting basics using stitching by hand or sewing machine if you prefer. The basic process is to cut the fabric according to the material list, work with laces/braids, stuffing, and put everything together!
- 7 ½” x 6 ½” 2 pieces for a panel sides
- 7 ½” x 30” 1 piece for backing
- 7 ½” x 24” 1 piece with main panel print
- piecing thread (40 wt)
- transparent thread (monopoly thread by Superior Threads for example; optional)
- BERNINA Feet#37 (or#1) #38 & #20
- wonder quilting clips
- 24” length laces (optional)
- quilting ruler, sharp scissors and rotary cutter
- Best Press spray for easy ironing (optional)
As a bonus you can FREE download tutorial in step-by-step pictures in PDF format here (click): Sunshine Feline Guards draught excluder
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