Friday, October 26, 2012

New Fabric Friday- Marmalade

Just a quick little post today, with some seriously cute fabric!


The Marmalade precuts have arrived early!  Which I am sooooo excited about.  I mean, nobody gets upset when something arrives earlier than expected, right?

The colors in the Marmalade collection are delicious.  We've got the Precuts, and the yardage for the collection should be here next week!


See you next week, and Happy Sewing!

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Fabric Friday + GIVEAWAY

People, you are in for a treat today!
We just got in two fabulous new collections that will knock your socks off!
Fridays just don't get much better than this!

First up...

Rev 'Em Up by AdornIt Fabrics

This collection is fiery HOT!
The flames, the tools, the wheels!!! Every little guy's dream!

Don't worry girlies, we have you taken care of this week too!

Princess by AdornIt Fabrics

Love Love Love!  Isn't this collection absolutely perfect for a tween girl?

And let me tell you all something about AdornIt's fabric....It is by far the best quality quilting cottons I have ever come across.  Super soft and really durable.  
Love their fabrics x100!

We also have gotten in the Precuts for these two awesome collections. 

The Rev 'Em Up 5" Squares and 10" Squares should be here the first of next week!
I know, I am anxious too!

These two collections have arrived just in time for all those great Christmas sewing projects you have planned! Whahoo! 

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot!


Do you want to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the SHOP?

I thought so!

Head on over to Diary of a Quilter and enter yourself up to win.

Oh, the possibilities are endless. What would you buy with the prize?

But you better hurry up, the Giveaway ends tomorrow night!

Good luck!

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Fabric Friday

If you have a little lady in your house,  you are going to LOVE our new additions to the SHOP!

Remix Chevron in Garden has finally arrived from Robert Kaufman.
 It coordinates so perfectly with Picnic Party and Everything Nice. 

The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn


The floral designs are to.die.for!  And the birds....good golly they are so sweet I can hardly handle it. 

We also have in the Precuts for this sweet collection!

10" Stacker Squares            5" stacker Sqaures      &      Fat Quarter Sets

As soon as I saw this collection I was smitten.  I am totally going to use this one for the quilt I'm making my daughter for Christmas.  Can't wait!!!

And that's a wrap ladies!
Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Chevron Quilt Tutorial

There she is!
Pin ItI absolutely LOVE how this quilt turned out!
And not to toot my horn or anything....but I did the whole thing myself.  Even the quilting. Yup.
 **toot toot!

Would you like to make one of your very own?

I know you are thinking it looks hard.  Not to worry, it was super easy.  Just scroll down and take a look at the tutorial pictures and see for yourself!

Here we go!

You will need (19) 1/4 yard cuts. Not fat quarters, quarter yards. 
You can use less that 19 prints if you want to repeat a few. 

Then you will cut (2) 3"x44" strips from each of your 1/4 yards.
So you will have to 2 strips of each print. 38 strips all together. 

I next laid my strips on top of each other, in the order that I wanted the quilt. 

Start at the top of the quilt and lay out the first 4 strips, here it is the 2 green and the 2 white spider web strips.
(You won't actually need that top green strip)
Take 1 green strip, and on White Spider web strip and sew them right sides together, lengthwise.

And then press the seam towards the darker print, so the green one in this case.

Next you are going to cut 5.5" squares out of your strip.

You should get 7 squares from 1 strip.

Sorry for the horrible pictures, they are from my phone!
Lay your squares at the top of the quilt like this.

 Now, take the other white spider web strip, and then one of the next strip down, and do the same thing.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Now, all you need to do is turn those squares to start forming your chevron design.

Now just repeat that pattern.
Take the other orange strip, and then 1 of the black strips and sew, cut and place.

After those first two rows, it is pretty easy to see where the next rows fit in. 

Repeat all these steps until you sewn every row.

Now you can start pieces your squares together.
Start in 1 corner of the quilt, and start sewing the rows diagonally together, to make diagonal strips.

Once you have all your diagonal rows formed, start joining them on the diagonal. 

1/2 way there!

Once you have the whole quilt put together, just trim off all the jagged edges. 

Then quilt, bind and your done!
Like I mentioned before, I quilted this one myself.  Just straight lines, but I was still pretty proud of myself.

Pin ItI love it. Now I just need to figure out where I want to put it!

Can you just image how cute this pattern would be with red and white fabric for Christmas!
Ooooh, I am drooling already!

I know we haven't even hit Halloween yet, but now is the best time to get started on all those Christmas projects and handmade gifts!  Christmas will be here before we know it!

I am getting started on my Christmas quilt.....and I am SEW EXCITED!

Happy Sewing!

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