Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that is wrapped in such a way around an object that it can be used for transportation purposes. If the cloth is decorative, it makes an attractive gift wrap, as well, and so here I am writing about furoshiki on a blog dedicated to patchwork and quilting. The Ministry of Environment, Government of Japan, has published a guide on how to use furoshiki and it is amazing really how diverse the range is; even tricky objects are easily wrapped provided the cloth is large enough.
Instead of sewing a bunch of practice blocks that end up in a quilt, I would like to purchase some lovely Christmas-themed fabrics and make some furoshiki for my family and I to use for wrapping the holiday gifts in. I already have a few ideas, which involve the Sew, Mama, Sew! online shop.