Friday, October 24, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday #37

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week!  I am currently at Quilt Market, and I can't wait to tell you all about it when I get back next week! 

This week on the blog I shared some fun projects:

1. Granny Square Tree Skirt Kit and Tutorial

2. Arabian Night's Quilt Kit

3. Card Holder Wallet Tutorial

Now let's get to this week's bundle:


Click HERE to purchase Monkey Around
MONKEY AROUND is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  This cute socky monkey bundle features the Critter Club Monkeys by Robert Kaufman!  

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Critter Club Monkeys - Robert Kaufman
  2. Complements Spatter Medium Brown - South Sea Imports
  3. Pink/White Stripe - Dear Stella
  4. Teddy Bear Basics Pink/Brown Daisy - Windham
  5. Critter Club Monkeys - Robert Kaufman
  6. Small Chevron Baby Pink - Riley Blake
  7. Impressions Moire Brown - Clothworks
  8. Dream Dot Ballet - Timeless Treasures

Need more than a fat quarter? You can purchase this bundle in 1/2 yard cuts rather than fat quarters.




Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours! 

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


200 x 200
Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

If you need a different sized button--click here for different sizes.

It is going to be a frenzy of fabric around here and we can't wait to see what you have been creating with your fabric! So please, grab a button or share a link and let's party!!!




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Card Holder Wallet {Tutorial}


Hi there! I am flying to Texas tomorrow for Quilt Market! Wahoooo! I am so excited for this fun-filled weekend!  

While I am at Quilt Market, I am definitely going to take my business cards.  I was thinking, that I didn't really have anywhere to keep a bunch of them all in one place that would be convenient, and small enough to just tuck in my purse.  I figured I should remedy that immediately! :)

So I came up with this tiny Card Holder Wallet:


This card holder measures at 5" wide and 3" tall when closed.  So it's really compact and perfect to put in my already over-flowing purse!   This was so easy to put together, and I was able to literally use some scraps to whip this up.


I used some fusible fleece as my interfacing, which makes the card holder really sturdy.  To keep the wallet closed, I added a magnetic snap.  These things are the best! They are so easy to work with and are very functional!

Fabrics used in this wallet are from A Beautiful Thing by Riley Blake

So what do ya say, let's make one together!

Supplies:

PDF Pattern -- Print HERE.
Exterior fabric  6" x 8" piece will be a good size of scrap
Interior fabric  6" x 8" piece will be a good size of scrap
Interfacing - Purchase here
Magnetic snap - Purchase here
Coordinating thread


Step 1: Cut your pattern out.  Pin pattern to a layer of your exterior fabric and interfacing and cut out. Then cut another layer of interfacing and your interior piece with the same pattern piece.


You should have two interfacing pieces, and an exterior and interior piece cut out.


Step 2: Iron your interfacing onto the wrong sides of your interior and exterior pieces.


Step 3:  Take a ruler and measure 1.5" down from the center point of the top your interior fabric piece.


Step 4: Now take one of your backing pieces from your magnetic snaps and put the center circle right over the place you marked.  Mark in the two little rectangles with a marking pen.  Then with your seam ripper very carefully cut a slit where you marked the two rectangles.



Step 5: Insert the snap prongs through the two holes you made.


Step 6: Now place the back piece on and then bend the prongs over to secure the snap into place.


Step 7: Now add your other part of your snap. You will do this on the EXTERIOR piece.  You will do it 1.5" up from the bottom of the center of your exterior piece.  You will follow the same instructions as above to insert snap.


Step 8: Place your exterior and interior piece right sides together and pin all the way around to secure.  Then sew a 1/4" seam around the perimeter-- leaving an opening along on of the sides.


Step 9: Turn right side out, then fold in your opening and press.  Do a top stitch around the whole wallet.


Step 10: Fold over the bottom portion and pin into place.  Then sew along the edge to secure the pocket.

That's it! You now have a handy little card holder! 


I am going to keep this in my purse! This will definitely come in handy while I am at Quilt Market! 

Talk to you soon!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arabian Nights - Simple Sixteen Quilt

Hi there! I have an awesome new Quilt Kit to share with you guys today! Remember my Simple Sixteen pattern and kit I posted a few months ago?  Well, it has gotten such a great response, we have kitted it again, but we are using Art Gallery's Indelible and coordinates!


  I can't tell you how much I love these fabrics together, they are absolutely gorgeous, and just mesh so well with each other!  The deep purples paired with the teal and gray--has to be one of my favorite color combinations! Not to mention the lovely geometric prints paired with the deer prints, and florals are so lovely together!  The background fabric we decided on is a lovely cream color, that really compliments the fabrics used in the kit!  





ARABIAN NIGHTS QUILT KIT:   This quilt kit features the Indellible Collection by Art Gallery, along with other Art Gallery blenders!  Kit includes the yardage required for an easy quilt top as pictured, binding, and my Simple Sixteen Quilt Pattern!
Click HERE to purchase the Arabian Nights Simple Sixteen Quilt Kit

Click here to download a copy of the FREE PDF pattern.


Talk to you soon!



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Granny Square Quilted Tree Skirt + Pillow

 Hi there! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!   Last weekend, at my little sewing retreat with my mom, we made this darling Quilted Tree Skirt! The best part is, we put together kits for this lovely Tree Skirt, so you can make one of your very own!

Click HERE to purchase Tree Skirt Kit
I have a slight obsession with granny squares right now.  I pretty much adore them, and love the vintage vibe they give.  They are so darn easy to sew up, and they are so lovely all sewn together in this little tree skirt! I am in love!  I couldn't be happier with how this turned out, and I am so glad I get to share the pattern with you! 


Since I was at my mom's house I got to quilt this baby up on her Bernina....oh man was I in heaven! It quilted like a dream.  I got this quilted in like a half an hour! I decided to a meandering pattern for the quilting, and I am really happy with how it turned out.

My mom did all the binding, she is the Binding Fairy after all! :) There is nothing like hand binding! The red binding just frames up the skirt perfectly!

Click HERE to purchase Tree Skirt Kit
Click Here to download the FREE PDF pattern. 

In the kit you will have enough left over fabric to whip up an extra granny square--so I thought it would be perfect to make a matching pillow! All you need is a 14" pillow form and some batting to make yourself a lovely little pillow to match!



To make this pillow, you will follow the same instructions on the PDF download to make one granny square block.

Your block will measure 11.25" square.

So this is how you make a quilted pillow:

1.  Make one granny square block.

2.  Add a border to your block.  I used 2.5" strips to make my border.  Which happened to be the perfect size!  Your block should be around 14" give or take a little.  I like my pillow covers to be a little snug on my pillows.

3. Quilt your block.  To quilt your block, cut out a square of batting that is about 1" larger on all sides than your block.  Baste your block.  I just stuck in some basting pins, to keep my block and batting from shifting while I quilted it.

4.  I quilted mine using straight lines,  doing a 1/4" lines from all the seams.

5. Trim any excess batting off your block.

6.  Turn your block into a pillow, using the envelope pillow tutorial right here! 

That's it! You have yourself a darling pillow to match your tree skirt!

Isn't this tiny rocking chair adorable?  It has been in my family for a long time, my mom has it in her front room, so I thought I would take it out on her deck, and snap some photos of this sweet little pillow and rocking chair!

I hope you enjoy the pattern, and if you decide to make a pillow or a skirt, I would love to see it! lindsey@fortworthfabricstudio.com

Talk to you soon!




Friday, October 17, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday # 36

Happy Friday!! So there are some exciting things happening over here! Less than a week until Quilt Market! Wahoo!!  It will be my first year going, and I am so excited! This weekend, I will be trying to get ahead with sewing projects and all that fun stuff, so when I get back, I don't have to play catch up! :)

So be sure to check back next week for some fun projects I will be sharing! :)

This week I shared this fun new quilt! There is a free PDF download, and you can purchase kits! Go here for all the details! 



We are running a new fun promotion! Remember the cute Autumn Blessings Stitchable, I posted about a few weeks ago?  Well, with any order over $75, you will receive the kit for FREE! :)

Autumn Blessings Kit

*Minimum $75 purchase – the coupon code will add automatically for all purchases that are $75 and up. Good while supplies last.
Now let's get to this week's bundle!! You know, there are only 10 more Friday's until Christmas?!  So now is the time to make those holiday projects! This bundle is perfect for some fun holiday sewing! 


Click HERE to purchase this bundle! 

CHRISTMAS BASICS is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Pretty little red & green pieces for your Holiday projects!  

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Holiday Coordinates Snowflakes - Riley Blake
  2. Essentials Sparkles Passion - Wilmington
  3. Pinhead Kiwi - Michael Miller
  4. Home for the Holidays Stripe Multi - Riley Blake
  5. Gingerbread Christmas Icing Damask Red - Windham
  6. Sketch Lime - Timeless Treasures
  7. Home for the Holidays Candy Multi - Riley Blake
  8. Sketch Ruby - Timeless Treasures

Need more than a fat quarter? You can purchase this bundle in 1/2 yard cuts rather than fat quarters.


Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours! 

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


200 x 200
Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

If you need a different sized button--click here for different sizes.

It is going to be a frenzy of fabric around here and we can't wait to see what you have been creating with your fabric! So please, grab a button or share a link and let's party!!!




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Think Pink



Hi there! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have put together an all pink bundle called, Think Pink! 
Click HERE to purchase this bundle! 
This bundle is perfect for quilts or other projects that support those who have breast cancer!
This bundle includes 12 fat quarters.
Fabrics included (from top to bottom):

  1. Oval Elements Passionate Fuchsia - Art Gallery
  2. Mini Confetti Dots Pink - Dear Stella
  3. Bloom Pink - Penny Wise
  4. Pinhead Princess - Michael Miller
  5. Cotton Shades Bubblegum - Riley Blake
  6. Paint Stripes Pink - Loralie Designs
  7. Basics Polka Dots Pink - Windham
  8. Dandy Damask Candy - Michael Miller
  9. Summer Breeze Fish Tale Pink - Riley Blake
  10. Daisy Mae Scrollwork Pink - Benartex
  11. Block Toss Bloom - Michael Miller
  12. Sketch Candy - Timeless Treasures

Click HERE to purchase this bundle!

I also put together a fun little round-up of pink projects for some inspiration!

Cluck Cluck Sew
Crazy Little Projects
Crazy Little Projects
House of Smiths

I love all of these fun pink projects! Such great inspiration!

Talk to you soon,


Sunday, October 12, 2014

4-Patch Slice Quilt Pattern

Hi there! I hope you all have been enjoying your weekend! I have had a great time on my little sewing retreat weekend with my mom.  We sewed ALL weekend! I can't wait to show you all the projects we've been working on! 

The quilt I am sharing today is a pattern I came up with last year.  I had the tutorial on my personal blog, and it has been so popular I decided to finally make it into a nice PDF pattern for you guys!  We are also offering this lovely quilt as a kit at the shop for purchase.  

So here it is: 

Click HERE to purchase kit!
Finished Quilt Size: 55" x 65" 

I am smitten with how this quilt turned out.  It's so charming, and girly! I love the fun, vibrant colors and the vintage charm of the script fabric.  It all works so beautifully together to make a wonderfully scrappy quilt! 



Click HERE to purchase kit!

For the binding, we used a fun green dot print that works beautifully with the quilt.  The binding was done by hand by The Binding Fairy (my mom).  She did a wonderful job, like always on the binding!


Kathy Lefler quilted this for us.  She did a fantastic job!   We decided on loopy loops, and I am really happy with how it turned out!


Click HERE to purchase kit!

You can download the PDF pattern for this quilt RIGHT HERE! 

This is such a fun quilt to put together! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

*A big thanks to Nettie Moore (my mom) for piecing this quilt and binding it! And to Kathy Lefler for quilting it!

Talk to you soon,