One of our members at quilt guild came to our meeting a few months ago with odds and ends she discovered while cleaning either her stash or her mothers. One of the items she showed us was this pillowcase that was stamped with trains and train tracks and the train tracks were partially painted with embroidery paints.
It's called "Train Crazy" from RJR Fabrics. And a further search led me to River City Quilts in Mankato where they had it on hand. I always like to save the shipping costs whenever I can. I cut the train strips and inserted other fabrics to come up with a child size quilt. I fussy cut the train signs from the top strip and fused them to the black fabric and zig-zagged them down.
After all the applique was done, I used a poly batt and put on a red and tan plaid backing. I stitched in the ditch for the quilting and with the poly batt, it made for a nice cushy little quilt. Next, I finished painting the pillowcase. I painted the trains the same color as the ones on the quilt.