Mabel Figworthy wrote:Ouch - the Lakeland ones are a lot more expensive!
By the way Michelle, what size jars do you use and what is the size of the lid (how big a bit of stitching can you get in?)
I use all sized jars, whatever I can find but mostly quart size, because the original plan was to fill with homemade chex mix for gifts. More chex mix is always a good idea so I bought 2 dozen of those jars. I also have about a dozen pint sizes.
For the wide-mouth lids, I can get a design in that's 3" x 3". I will find ones that are bigger, meant for ornaments (like the cardinal in the top of the photo) that was closer to 4" but I stitched over 1 on 22 ct. It barely fits. There are a couple smaller lids - those are about 2 to 2.5 inches.
For the patterns I have a handful that are specifically for jar lids from Leisure Arts. The others are patterns meant to be ornaments or coasters, I've just used different sized fabric counts to make them fit. Or whatever sorts of designs I can find that are about 3" circles.
I also have patterns that include things like flowers or a butterfly, whatever, and just ignore everything else around it. Whatever works!! I've taken up embroidery recently again as well, and have some ideas for hand-drawn designs that I can use for jar lids. I don't know if I'll get that creative. We'll see how it goes.