Quilting Tips: Cookie Cutters

With their simple bold shapes, cookie cutters make excellent templates for both appliqué and the final quilting. And of course you can have your quilt and eat it too — make quilt-themed cookies by choosing your ‘fabrics’ and block patterns and then topping sugar or gingerbread cookies with royal icing or rolled fondant to recreate them. How about a gift basket filled with a set of gingerbread man appliqué mug rugs, patchwork gingerbread man cookies, and a jar of hot cocoa mix… mmmm.

For more inspiration, these cookies are beyond cute: