Saturday, April 30, 2016

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle {Block 11}


Hi there! I am here to share Block 11 of the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle! This block was designed by: Brenda Riddle




This block took a little more time to put together, and even though I was super careful with my seam allowances, I was off a smidge on a few corners! But hey, quilting is supposed to be fun and it's not about being perfect! ;)  I decided on a pink and aqua color scheme for this block.  I also wanted the aqua print to run all the same direction - so I was careful when sewing those pieces together! 


Download PDF 

Previous blocks:


If you are following along, I would love to see your progress! :) Use hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio or email - lindsey@fortworthfabricstudio.com

Talk to you soon!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Happy Friday! We have a really fun bundle to share with you today! I really enjoyed sewing with these patriotic fabrics! :) Be sure to scroll down to see what I made! 



Born in the USA is this week's Bundle Batch!  This bundle features the 24" Explore America Panel plus red, white & blue coordinates. 

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 1 panel plus 7 different coordinates (8 pieces total).
Included in each bundle:

  1. Explore America 24" Panel - Robert Kaufman
  2. 30's Minis Dots Blue - Penny Rose
  3. Swiss Dots Red - Riley Blake
  4. Cotton Shades Fire Engine - Riley Blake
  5. Grunge Basics Cobalt - Moda
  6. Summer Cottage Scratch Texture Blue - Red Rooster
  7. Scarlet Net - Dear Stella
  8. 30's Minis Dots Red - Penny Rose
Panel included in the bundle


I just love this panel! It was hard to choose which part of the panel I wanted to use for my project! In the end I decided to use the top panel.  I wanted the panel to be the star of the show and so I decided to just add some simple borders to the panel! 



It's hard to see in this picture - but I quilted around each state! I didn't want my quilting to go over the abbreviations of each state! 

I finished it up with a scrappy binding! This fun mini quilt would be such a fun gift for a teacher! Wouldn't' this be great in a classroom?  

Alright, let's get started! 

Supplies:

1 Born in the USA bundle
1/2 yard background fabric
3/4 yard of backing

Cutting:

From Panel:
1 - 22 1/2" x 20 1/4"

From Background
4 - 2" x WOF strips
4 - 1.5" x WOF Strips

From fat quarters:
Various strips sizes all cut 3" wide and various lengths.

Step 1: Use your 2" background strips for the first border:



Step 2: Piece together your 3" wide strips until you get a strip long enough to sew on the top and bottom.  Press.  Sew your strip to the top and bottom.



Step 3: Piece together your  3" wide strips until you get two strips long enough for the left and right sides. Press.  Sew your strips to the left and right.



Step 4: Attach your last border using 1.5" background strips.




Step 5: Baste, quilt and bind with your preferred methods!




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! 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday Features

Hi there!  I hope you all had a good weekend!  We had some awesome projects linked up last Friday! 

Here are this week's features:

Ali from Arabesque Scissors shared this lovely Boxed Pincushion! I am loving that paper pieced butterfly! What a lovely project! Be sure to stop by her blog for the tutorial! 

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 Abby from Fluffy Puppy Quilt Works shared this very detailed Dogwood Quilting tutorial! I have always loved this quilting pattern! Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details!
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Sue shared these lovely quilts she made with her friends for Hands2Help! These ladies whipped up 9 quilt tops! How great is that! Be sure to stop by her blog for all her lovely projects she posted about! 

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Be sure to stop by the link party and check out all the great projects shared on Friday!

If you were featured this week - go HERE to get an "I was featured!" button! :)

Talk to you soon,

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle {Block 10}


Hi there! I am here to share Block 10 of the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle! This block was designed by: Deb Strain


This block was a delight to made! It came together really quickly - which is always nice!  I decided on a red and aqua scheme for this one.  I love how it turned out! I will always love these two colors together!  

Download PDF - Easy Corner Triangle Method HERE






If you are following along, I would love to see your progress! :) Use hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio or email - lindsey@fortworthfabricstudio.com

Talk to you soon!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Happy Friday Friends! We have a great stash builder bundle for you today! Kelly, from My Quilt Infatuation is sharing a fun project featuring this week's bundle! Be sure to scroll down to see what she made! 


Pencil Me In is this week's Bundle Batch!  This bundle features lots of gray & text prints.

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 8 different prints.
Included in each bundle:
  1. City Chic 2 Text on Grey - Robert Kaufman
  2. Ta Dot Fog - Michael Miller
  3. City Chic 2 Newsprint Grey - Robert Kaufman
  4. Spot On Pearl Small Dots Platinum - Robert Kaufman
  5. Small Talk Word Search Black - Studio E
  6. Blueberry Park Knotted Lines Iron - Robert Kaufman
  7. Swiss Dots Black Dots on White - Robert Kaufman
  8. Sealed With A Kiss Script Charcoal - Robert Kaufman
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Kelly is sharing this darling Sewing Machine cover over on her blog! Be sure to stop by for all the details! :) If you haven't been over to her blog, you don't want to miss it!  Kelly is always sharing her fabulous quilts and original patterns. 




One last thing! April 23 is National Picnic Day! Jodie has curated a special fat eighth bundle just for this occasion!  Be sure to pick one up at this special price before we sell out! :) 

Summer Picnic Bundle - Purchase here! 


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! :) 

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Springtime Switch-Up Placemats {Tutorial}



Hi there! For those of you that are looking for the weekly Moda Sampler Block Shuffle post - I will be posting it on Saturday! :) 

Today, Trina is here sharing these darling Placemats with us!  



I'm obsessed with switching up all kinds of things around the house right now to lighten up for spring. This placemats tutorial is a perfect quick project. Pick a few different fabrics in some of the fresh new prints and in just a few hours, you have a new look for your kitchen or dinning room.

What I love about these placements for spring is aside from the fresh fabrics, they are also lightened up because there's no batting in between the front and back fabric. It makes them less heavy, visually, and that works for me for this spring season.

For my springtime switch-up placemats project, I chose this fun line from Melba by Emma Jean Jansen for Ella Blue!


This project requires a half yard of each of the following:


Popular vote on the correct size of placement tends to vary depending on preference. I decided I wanted a bit of a larger placement and went with a finished size of 14 x 22. If you like a smaller placement, you can also make these 14 x 18 

To make four placements, from each half yard of fabric cut the following:

  • 1 - 14 x 4 1/4
  • 1 - 14 x 14 1/4 (cut this to 14 x 10 1/4 if you want the smaller size)
  • 1 - 14 x 22 (or 14 x 18 if you want the smaller size)


From the remaining fabric, cut up a selection from each of the prints that are 2 inches in width and that vary from 1 to 2 1/2 inches in length.


To start, piece together the 2 inch width selections in a random pattern. You'll need to create four separate sections that are at least 14 inches long when completed.


Press your seams open when finished. 


Now we get to have some fun and mix up our prints for the top of our placemats.


Select 1 - 14 x 4 1/4 piece, 1 - 2 inch wide pieced piece, 1 - 14 x 14 1/4 piece. Once you pick how you want to lay them out, sew together using a quarter inch seam. Press open seams.

Trim your top to 14 x 22. Lay one of the 14 x 22 pieces you cut out earlier right sides together to your pieced top (the whole cloth 14 x 22 piece will become the back of your placemat). 

Sew around all four sides with a 1/4 inch seam, leaving a two-inch opening. 

Turn right sides out (using the two inch opening). Be sure make sure your corners are turn out to a nice point. Press your seams (including the section you left open) and then finish by topstitching around all four sides with a 1/8 or 1/4 inch stitch.


I guess I need to plan a dinner party sometime soon!


What do you switch up for spring in your home? 

-Trina





Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Toddler Purse Tutorial

 Hi there!  I am so excited to be apart of the Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop!  I had so much fun creating with this playful fabric!  I am such a fan of Elea's work, she never disappoints! This collection has such a lovely appeal and is a delight to work with!

 For my project, I decided to make a fun purse for my little girl!  She is the ultimate "girly" girl and loves bags! She's a girl after my own heart! ;)
Skirt made with this cheater print! 

I decided on a simple tote style bag with cute ric-rac trim!  I added some fun little stuffed strawberries for some extra cuteness.   I love making tote style bags.  They sew up quickly, and there are no pattern pieces to trace and cut out.  So that makes this bag come together even more quickly! 


Let's get started! 


Supplies:
scrap batting

Cutting:

2 - 7" x 10" of exterior fabric (pink main)
2 - 3" x 10" of accent strip (blue)
2 - 9.5" x 10" pieces of batting
2 - 9.5" x 10" lining fabric (cheater print)
2 - 5" x 10" strips for handles (blue)

Step 1: Take your accent strip and your main exterior fabric and sew an accent strip to the top of the main exterior fabric.  Do this to both sets. 


Step 2: Place your exterior pieces on batting:

Step 3: Sew your ric rac into place and trim off excess batting:

Step 4: Place exterior pieces right sides together and sew around the left, right and bottom edges using a 3/8" seam allowance:

Step 5: Creating the Gussets (making the boxed corners)

With your bag exterior wrong sides out, open up your bottom corner.  Match the side seams with the bottom seam of your bag, so that you form a triangle.  Press it flat and pin into place. 

Step 6: With a ruler and marking pen - mark 1.5" from either side:

Step 7: Sew on that line and go over a few times - especially where you have the center seam.  This will just give it a little more reinforcement.

Step 8: Cut excess fabric off 1/4" from seam line:


Step 9: Do the same to the other side - so you now have both of your corners boxed:

Step 10: Now grab your lining pieces (you can choose to use some lightweight interfacing and stabilize these pieces if you would like.  Since I used batting for the exterior, I didn't feel like it was necessary in this case.

Step 11: Place right sides together and sew along the left, right and bottom edges using a 3/8" seam allowance.  Be sure to leave about a 3" opening along the bottom  - this will be the place where we will turn our bag right side out. 

Step 12: Take your handle pieces, press them in half.  Open, then press the left and right sides into the middle line, so you have no raw edges showing.  Sew along the long sides - staying very close to the edge:

Step 13: Take your handle and measure 2" from the side seams of your bag exterior.  Pin them into place:

Step 14:  Sew them on - using a scant 1/4" seam.  Do this to both sides of your bag.

Step 15: Place the exterior (right sides out) of your bag INSIDE the lining of your bag (the lining is wrong sides out). Tuck your handles in-between the two layers.

Line up the seams on either side and pin all the way around the opening of the bag.  Then sew all the way around the top of your bag using a 5/8" seam. 


Step 16: Now you will use the opening you left on your lining and turn the bag right side out.  Next you will sew the opening of your lining shut.  You can hand sew it shut, or just quickly sew it with your sewing machine. 

Step 17: Tuck your lining into the exterior of your bag and give it a good press.  Then do a top stitch along the top of the bag.  I made some cute stuffed strawberries from this lovely tutorial, and just attached them to the bag!


Yahoo! You're done! Now it's time to celebrate! :) I know little Avie is!! She is so excited to play with her new purse and put all kinds of special treasures in there!!

Next up on the Strawberry Biscuit Blog hop is Sarah of Pretty Fabrics and Trims and Megan of Quilt Story!  Hop over tomorrow to see what they made!

Talk to you soon,



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