Do you have many practice quilt sandwiches just lying around? Well, I had practiced some designs with gold thread on leftover drapery lining laundered several times to remove the soil-resistant finish. The gold thread, used on top and bottom, really looked great. Needing to make another sample Pocket Purse, I hand dyed the fabric. The batting shrunk, giving the fabric a great texture.
With the quilted fabric, I was able to leave out the lining, so it only took about 30 minutes to make the Pocket Purse. To dress it up, I used a gold paint stick in the center of each design. Then I rubbed some leftover flecks on the zipper. I took an 1/8" strip of the dyed sandwich and zigzag stitched over it with the gold thread to make a matching cording and added large-eyed beads. In less than an hour, I had a great looking Pocket Purse and had used up some of my supplies. A win-win!