The last few weeks I've been able to catch up on the thread university courses sent to me from Superior Threads. go here The projects are simple for the most part and the threads are wonderful to work with and learn about. If it weren't for these courses, I would probably never purchase these threads for quilting and sewing. However, this bag project used silk thread which I do purchase quite often.
The next project was this candle mat using Razzle Dazzle and Glitter threads. Please don't pay attention to my disjointed star mistake, oops. I measured my lines wrong. But, the metallic threads were suprizingly easy to use and gives the mat a nice look. The edges were hand sewn together using embroidery floss and blanket stitch.
This next one is also a metallic thread and used stiff pelon interlining. Cotton varigated threads to finish the edges. My sewing on this could have been better, it was a late night. This "bowl" can be shaped. The pattern has 5 darts you sew in to give it shaping.