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Mar 28
2015

Quilted clutch

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Hello! I’m back this week with a tutorial for a quilted diaper clutch. Now, you can totally use this as a regular clutch- I just used these measurements so it’d fit a few diapers & baby wipes for a great on-the-go baby shower gift! Feel free to change the dimensions to suit your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22
2015

Pocket Apron

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Hey there! This week I have a tutorial for a fun project- an apron with pockets! While at the thrifts a few weeks back, I came across an apron & liked the main idea of it, but thought it could use a few improvements, so I kindof made it my own & am really happy with how it turned out!¬† Read the rest of this entry »

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 also photographed above: simple euro shams & pom pom fringe pillow

I thought my bedroom could use a little pattern, so a throw blanket was in order!

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I don’t know about you, but as my little one grows older, I find myself still reaching for our ergonomic baby carrier. She’s too big for the infant car seat that nicely connects to a stroller, and the stroller isn’t always convenient, so the carrier it is. It works well for when she’s teething and wants to be held allthetime, it’s perfect for air travel (have you ever gone through security with a young child? bleh.), and hiking is much easier with a carrier, too.

 

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The thing is, though, that those little kiddos like to put everything in their mouths, right? The strap for the carrier is not immune to my daughter’s hobby, or chewing/sucking on everything she sees, so I thought it best to make some suck pads. This way I don’t have to wash the carrier between each use, just unsnap the pads & throw those in the laundry. It helps to have several pairs. Read the rest of this entry »

This month’s special fabric is Readington Meadow. It’s great for draperies, upholstery, and much more! Regularly $12.98/yard, it’s on sale for $5.98/yard now through 3/31/15.

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Hi there! I’m back with part 2 on how to make a modern baby quilt. See part 1 here.

We left off last week with the quilt top finished, like this:

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Today I’ll walk you through the remaining steps to turn the top into a great quilt!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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The remainder of the grey sheeting fabric, quilt basting spray, coordinating/matching threads, and one yard of quilt batting, at least 45″ wide.

 

The first thing to do is to baste the top & the batting together. It is kind impossible to get a photo of this while actually doing it, but fortunately it is very simple to actually do.

In a very well ventilated area, lay your quilt top face down. Shake the basting spray before use. Lightly spray on the back side of the fabric using a sweeping motion about 8″-10″ away from the fabric. Allow it to dry until tacky, for about 5 minutes.

Once it’s dry, lay the fabric over the batting and smooth from the middle to the edge. The piece of batting should be larger than the quilt top, allowing you to get a very smooth placement. You’ll trim the batting later on. If you need to adjust the placement over the batting, just remove the fabric & make any adjustments necessary. No need to spray again, it should still be tacky.

Once the fabric is smoothed out over the batting nicely, it’s time to pin the backing on.

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Try to cut your back piece (the grey sheeting) to be exactly the same as your actual top. Pin the quilt back on the right side of the quilt top. I like to give myself a ‘reminder’ not to sew completely around the quilt by double pinning the opening.

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Sew around the perimeter of the quilt, leaving yourself an opening of at least 6 inches. I used 3/8″ seam allowance.

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Trim the excess batting, then turn right side out.

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Iron the quilt, pressing especially the opening closed.

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If you want your thread to match the fabrics, now is when you should switch to grey. Since there are only two white squares on the perimeter, I kept the grey. Just be sure to sew slow & steady. Change your stitch to 2.6 or 2.8, then top stitch all the way around, closing the opening and leaving a nice ‘border’ around the quilt. I continued a 3/8″ seam allowance, and used my walking foot. If you have a walking foot, I recommend using it for the top stitch, as well as the quilting. It will help to reduce puckering and slipping of the fabric.

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As for the quilting, there is certainly more than one way to do it. I’ll share what I did, and why.

I chose one corner of the quilt, and sewed a diagonal line through each square until I reached the other side of the quilt. I then placed my needle down & pivoted the quilt to repeat, over and over, until there was a diagonal line stitched through every square. I used a few different colors of thread just to add a subtle touch of color. I was originally going to repeat this process so that there was an x through every square, but I actually really liked the way that it looked, so I considered myself finished at that point.

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There are so many ways that you could tweak this to your personal preferences. I’d love to see what you do with it! You could quilt as I originally planned to, you could quilt lines up and down the entire thing, you could add a binding like Robyn did in this tutorial,¬†not to mention quilting each square differently & individually!

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I’m really, really thrilled with how this blanket turned out, and I’m thrilled to share it with you!

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Hey there! I’m excited to share part one of a two part series with you today. I spent the last few weeks finishing a quilt I started last summer to use as a picnic blanket, and I really got into it. So much, actually, that I wanted to make another quilt. I wanted something a bit more time-manageable, though, so I thought I’d try a baby quilt with a modern touch- a cross. It seems like crosses are popping up everywhere in the design world, not really as a religious symbol so much, but as a modern design element. I really like the geometric look. In fact, the first table runner I made was several blocks of wonky crosses. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 15
2015

Shearling tote

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Hi all! Happy weekend again! This week, I thought I’d share one of my favorite projects so far- a shearling tote! A few months ago, I was scrolling through pinterest, looking at cozy winter accessories, and I came across a gorgeous tote from Nordstrom, that was out of stock, and even if it hadn’t been, I’m sure it would have been out of my budget. Anyway, I was reminded of ultra fur chocolate, suede on one side, and shearling/fur on the opposite, and thought maybe I could semi-recreate my dream bag, so here we are.¬† Read the rest of this entry »

 

 

Congratulations to Teresa Meherg of Fayette, AL for winning our $50 gift certificate giveaway this month! 

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It’s time for our monthly giveaway! Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Warehouse Fabrics Inc. Simply comment at the bottom of this blog post using the entry requirements below.

Note: you must put each entry in its own comment in order to get the separate entry points. The drawing is automated.

Note 2: The first two entries are easy for anyone to answer. The rest are just extras. If you don’t have an account for whatever social media we are featuring this month, then you still get the first two options to enter. Part of what makes the Internet great is the ability to share and pass on. That’s why we have a social media option each time.

 

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