or perhaps a "craft my injured limb"...kind of a souvenier of your favorite craft related booboo. I once used tape for something and held a piece on my power lip because I ran out of unoccupied fingers. When I took that tape off it took like 74 layers of skin with it. Who knew? Ouch.
Then there was the few weeks I was all about the wood burning tool.
And when I was pregnant for some reason I just could not use a rotary cutter without cutting myself. My husband ACTUALLY took it away from me.
Yeah...the pillows REALLY flatten out with a few stitches in them. I try to add some stitches all over the patch to make sure its stable. And its VERY little batting. Id say a 2x3" pillow probably gets a "heaping tablespoon" sized bundle of polyfil (not packed down at all). Anymore and sewing the edged becomes a pain.
I cut my pieces of fabric the same size, then cut down my top piece (that will be the center of the patch) by 1 centermeter so it is a little smaller. Then I stitch a U along the outside. Pop a little fluff inside and stitch closed the last side. I dont do the double fold because I think it looks neater when I dont...but some people like a more uneven, rolled edge. I roll as I go. I don't pin. Then I do any applique work/decorative stitching. When its all done I go around anywhere that is still poofy and put stitches there. Spirals and dashes and stuff.
I have seen patches WAY better than mine...but this works for me.
But I know your partner Stillatthetop. She is gonna like whatever you send. (I had to google trapunto quilting and now I have to try that!)
I started stalking and got all excited and crafted all my patches for stillatthetop. And I planned out my patches for crazyda79 and got the materials all together. I wouldnt be surprised if they are done as soon as I finish my housework. TM patches are completely addictive.