Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Another out of the norm sign project

I am in the process of moving back to a home that I just love... and I decided to make a sign to represent my move back home.  And it only cost me about $3.00 to make :)  I used a cheap board from Menards, some left over chalkboard paint from Michaels, and a white paint pen.  I then used Indesign to create the font image.





Saturday, December 24, 2016

Fast - Last-minute Gift - Xmas Potholders



I had a lot of left over Christmas fabric from the circle blanket I made, so I decided to make a few last minute stocking stuffers for my mom and best friend.  By using a light fusible interfacing, I was able to quickly sew all the little squares to make several pot holders.  The only time consuming part of this project was cutting all the squares.  However, if you have a mini-charm pack... this would be even faster :)

Supplies Needed:

  • Light weight fusible interfacing (1 pot holder made of 4 x 4 - 2 1/2" squares needs a 10" x 10" square of facing)
  • Fabric squares (for the smallest pot holder I used 16 - 2 1/2" squares, for the medium sized I used 25 - 2 1/2" squares, for the largest I used 16 - 4" squares)
  • Therma Flex Heat Resistant fabric (ironing board fabric) which I bought at fabric.com
  • Batting
  • Pre-made 1/2" double fold bias binding (you can also make your own binding).  For all three sizes that I made I needed almost two packs.
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter
Instructions:

Lay out your squares in the desired pattern on top of the fusible interface (interface should be bumpy surface side up).


Gently  and carefully press the squares to the interfacing using a hot iron.


You will now sew all of the rows together (later you will sew the columns together). Fold the first row over so the first row of squares is right sides together over the second row.  Make sure the squares line up.  Sew a 1/4" seam allowance down the side of the folded edge.


Now fold the first two rows over the un-sewn rows lining up row two over row three.  Sew a 1/4" seam along the folded edge.


Once the rows are sewn trim a tiny amount off the folded edges.  This will allow you to open up the seams.


Press open the seams.


Flip over and press the top.


Repeat the process to sew the columns.


Cut a small amount from the folded edges so that you can open the seams.


Press open the seams, and press the front of the piece.


Cut a square that is slightly larger than your completed tool of Therma Flex and two squares of batting (should be about 1/4" to 1/2" larger on all sides of your square top).  Layer the Thermal Flex (wrong side up, silver side down), the two pieces of batting, and the top (right-side up).  Clip with binding clips to secure.



Quilt the layers together in a method that you prefer.  I used a 1/8" along each side of the squares.


Trim off the excess batting and Therma flex.  Square off the edges.


With the shorter side of the bias tape facing up, wrap the tape around the edges.  Fold the corners so they are mitered.  Clip with binder clips to secure.


Sew along the edge of the bias tape to secure it to the pot holder.  I used a 1/8" allowance.



Trim your lose threads and enjoy!





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Friday, December 23, 2016

Easy Holiday Blanket


Several years ago a stumbled upon this super easy quilt idea posted on the Moda Bake Shop.  At that time I made two of these blankets with holiday fabric for my best friends little one's.  Now that my bff had another little one I knew I needed to make a third.

This was a very quick sew.  Basically I cut the same sized circles out of the fabric and batting (I went with 8 1/2" circles).  Then I stacked a circle of batting, a fabric circle right side up, and then a second fabric circle right side down.  I made sure all edges aligned and then sewed around the circle using a 1/4" seam allowance.  I then cut a 1 1/2" slit about 1/2" down from one side of the circle of the top layer of fabric.  (be careful not to cut into the bottom layer of fabric).  With the cut made I turned the circle right sides out.

After I had all the circles sewn and turned inside out I then sewed them together by rows first, and then completed the quilt.  I then pulled each flap down and sewed around the curves to finish the quilt.

For a much better tutorial visit the Moda Bake Shop post. :)









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Saturday, December 17, 2016

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

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