Use vintage sheet and fabric scraps with less white space.
Use bulk felt instead of quilt batting.
Make a sandwich. Cut the fabric twice as long as the felt and just wrap it around the felt. Outline your cut out letter onto your fabric with a disappearing marker.
Pin sandwich and sew over the outline with contrasting thread.
|See how the pink blends in but the teal stands out|
Cut out your letters with pinking shears.
I hope these tips help you create your own letters. For measurements, etc., see Holly's tutorial. But, you can really make them much larger if you want. Holly also includes a magnet inside her letters. I skipped the magnet and just made soft letters that the niece can manipulate. Hope she likes them.
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