I found the templates for the numbers at Oh So Happy Together and printed them out. I bought green fabric with white polka dots and white flannel as the filler. There are 2 pieces of white flannel on the inside because I wanted them to be a little stiffer. Then I followed the directions on Oh So Happy Together.
I cut them out on our trip to Colorado and they sat pinned together waiting to be sewn for 3 weeks while I tried to use up the brown thread on the bobbin in my sewing machine. Alas, it wouldn't run out so I ended up taking it off to thread white onto the bobbin. They took about an hour to sew. I think it would have gone faster, but I'm an amateur sewer and (ahem) am not so good at sewing a curved line (so there was a lot of seam ripping and redoing and ripping and redoing). And if you haven't noticed, numbers have a lot of curves in them. Have you seen the number 8 lately?
Once they were sewn together I threw them in the wash. I dried them and when they came out they were all curled into a ball so I ironed them to flatten them out.
My lines may not be perfect, but I love the finished product and I really hope Sweet P does, too. I think they'll be a great learning tool. When I get home I plan to make a + and - sign for them as well.
Quilted Alphabet up next? Let's wait and see how these go over first!