Saturday, November 22, 2014

Daysail Table Runner + Giveaway


Hi there! I hope you are getting some fun sewing time in this weekend!  Today I have a fun table runner to share with you AND a giveaway! So keep reading to find out about giveaway!

So last month, while I was at market we got to meet the lovely Bonnie and Camille!  Their market booth was so pretty, and full of this wonderful new line Daysail.  We have ordered their entire collection, and is available now to pre-order!  While we were there, they were gracious enough to give us each a mini charm pack.  

So today, I thought I would share with you a fun Mini Charm Pack project!

Click HERE to pre-order Daysail!

I love this easy pattern because it showcases all the lovely fabrics in the Daysail line.  There is a variety of prints, from lovely florals to fun geometrics! Plus some great script fabrics! Which I adore!


Click HERE to pre-order Daysail!
This is an easy project, and you could easily get this done in an afternoon!  The blocks are really simple, and there is hardly any cutting involved!  Which is a plus for me! Cutting, is my least favorite part!


I love the colors in this line, they blend so well with each other and the pairings of prints in here are so fun! This runner could be used all year long, because it is just so pretty! :)

Click HERE to pre-order Daysail!



Alright, let's make one! 


Supplies:

Cutting: 

Out of background fabric cut the following
  • 48 - 2.5" squares
  • 4 - 1.5" x 9" strips
  • 2  - 1.5" x length of runner strips
Out of Binding cut:
  • 3 - 2.5" x width of fabric strips




Step 1: Layout your block as pictured.  You will use 16 background fabric squares, and 9 mini charm squares for each block.


Step 2: Sew your squares into rows like pictured below and press.


Step 3: Sew your rows together.  You will need to carefully do this so that you match your seams.  Making sure you line up the middle square in each row to the previous row.




Step 4: Your block will look like this once you've sewn all your rows together.  Now it's time to trim!

Step 5: Trim! You will line up your ruler along each side, and you want to keep a 1/4" of seam allowance on all four sides so you don't lose your points.  Once you trim it, your block should measure 9" square.  Now make 3 blocks the same way.

Step 6:  Once you have all your blocks made.  You will sew them together by adding a 1.5" x 9" strip between each block.  You will also add a strip on the left and right sides.


Step 7: Once you have that done, you will sew a 1.5" x width of runner strip to the top and bottom.


Step 8: Now you can baste, quilt, and bind with your preferred method.  (tutorials here: baste, quilt, and bind)



Now to the giveaway! We are giving away a single mini charm pack to one lucky winner!



To enter, answer the following question below.

What would you make with your charm pack if you won?

Please leave your email address in the comment form so we can contact you if you've won!

Giveaway ends: Sunday,  November 30, 2014

Good luck, and I will talk to you soon!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday #41

Happy Friday!!  I hope you all are staying warm during this cold week everyone's had!  I have caught a cold, and have been staying inside where it's warm with a quilt on my lap! In fact, my quilt ladder looks pretty sad right now, because everyone in the house has been using extra quilts for staying warm this past week!

This week on the blog I shared my newest Sitchable pattern! It's a fun little Snowman, perfect for winter! You can find all the details here and even purchase kits to make this fun little guy!


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

Click HERE to purchase this bundle!

PEPPERMINT BARK is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  This bundle is filled with red & cream holiday prints with a nordic influence!   Classic!  

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. 25th & Pine Yuletide Blvd - Moda
  2. Hot Cider Recipes Text Cream - Wilmington
  3. Kona Cotton Chinese Red - Robert Kaufman
  4. Winter Wonderland Star Vine Creamy White - Moda
  5. Essentials Sparkles Passion - Wilmington
  6. Starry Night 2 Cream Stone - Northcott
  7. Back Porch Prints Stripe Red - Wilmington
  8. Winter Wonderland Oh Christmas Tree - Moda

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! :) 

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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 come on over Friday and let's party!!!

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, November 18, 2014

Turkey Tea Towel Tutorial


Hi there! Today I have a quick Thanksgiving project to share with you.  Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine.  Not only because I am a foodie at heart, but because I love cooking.  Cooking and baking was my first passion.  In fact, when I was about 11 years old I asked for a mixer for Christmas.  I did get my mixer, and my own recipe box and cards.  It was awesome.  I remember sitting at the kitchen counter diligently copying my mom's recipe cards onto my own new recipe cards. It was probably my most memorable Christmas gift as a child! 

I grew up sitting at the kitchen counter watching my mom cook.  I helped any way that I could, by peeling potatoes, chopping up vegetables, and stirring anything she'd let me!  My first memory of cooking with my mom was when I was about 5 years old:



She was putting a roast in the oven and I was helping her unwrap the beef bouillon cubes.  I have always loved cooking with my mom and Thanksgiving is a way that we can cook together.  Although, now I am mostly the cook, and she follows behind me and cleans up my messes (I am a very messy cook).  I can't wait for Thanksgiving this year, because it will be the first Thanksgiving that my whole family is together--we haven't done that in a very long time! 

So I thought it would be nice to have some nice homemade touches to add to our Thanksgiving table. So I came up with this Turkey Tea Towel.  




This is a really quick project, that you could whip up before Thanksgiving next week! All it is is some basic appliqué, and stitching around your pieces.  Super easy! 


I used some fun colors for the Turkey's feathers! I wanted him to be nice and colorful! I used this awesome cross-weave fabric for the turkey, and I just love the look of it in person! You can find it here!  I appliquéd the turkey on some Natural Toweling.  I love this toweling, it has a great feel to it, and lovely color.  You can find it here!


Along with my love of cooking, I love old things.  The cookbook pictured in these pictures is an old vintage Watkins cookbook that my grandmother gave me when I was younger.  It's so fun to read the old recipes from that time! I have only made one recipe out of the book, which was a homemade ice cream recipe, but it was the best ice cream I've ever had! :)


The great thing about this pattern, is that you could appliqué this onto anything! Wouldn't some pot holders be fun?

Okay, what do you say, let's make one of these towels!


Supplies:
Fusible Web



Step 1: Iron your fusible web onto your fabric (according to the package instructions)



Step 2: Print out pattern, and cut out pieces.  Trace pieces onto your fabrics.



Step 3: Cut out your pieces and lay them out how you want them on your toweling.  Iron on to secure.








Step 4: Stitch around the pieces.  I just did a straight stitch, but you could use an appliqué stitch, or you could even hand stitch this.  Whatever you prefer! You can also match the your thread to all the feathers, I just used a cream, that matched the toweling to do mine.



Step 5: Add some eyes.  I just used a double french knot with some embroidery floss to add my eyes!




That's it! You have a fun Thanksgiving Turkey Towel to add to your table! :)

I think I need to make some pot holders now!

Talk to you soon,


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowman Stitchable

Happy Sunday!  I hope you have enjoyed your weekend.  Last night it started snowing, I feel like it's way too early for snow!! I think I could have used a few more weeks of fall and the mild weather.  :)  Since we now have the white stuff on the ground, I think it's only fitting to share this fun new stitchable with you today.  

Nothing says winter, quite like a snowman does! :)

Click HERE to purchase this kit!

I really enjoyed stitching this up, and I love how it turned out.  I have a love for all things snowmen, so I can't wait to hang this up so I can enjoy it all winter long!  This didn't take long at all to stitch up! Most of it is made using the back stitch--so it really comes together quickly!

Click HERE to purchase this kit!
You can download a copy of the pattern HERE.

We are offering this fun Stitchable Kit at the shop! Here's everything included in the kit:

  • 12" X 12" piece of Moda's Linen Mochi Solid Unbleached
  • 6 skeins of DMC floss (the same colors used in the picture)
  • 1 pair of stork embroidery scissors (purple, lime or turquoise - color will vary)
  • Stitchable Pattern by Lindsey Weight

I hope you enjoy this cute little snowman as much as I do! 

Talk to you soon!


Saturday, November 15, 2014

10 Christmas Sewing Projects

Hi there! I hope you are having a good weekend, and staying warm! This year on the blog, we've posted lots of fun Christmas related tutorials, and I thought it would be nice to have them all in one place for you guys to see! There is still time to sew some lovely things for Christmas! 




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I hope you found something you might want to make for this holiday season! :)

Talk to you soon,


Friday, November 14, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday #40



Happy Friday! Oh my goodness, I am so ready for the weekend! It has gotten super cold in my neck of the woods, and all I want to do is snuggle up in a blanket and watch Netflix all weekend long!

Last week we had our Ultimate Markdown Sale, and it is still going on! We have marked down hundreds of items, so be sure to stop by our sale section and snatch up some fabric for your stash! This is also a great time to stock up on quilt backs! {Shop HERE}

We are still accepting submissions for blog contributors! If you would like to apply, go here for details!

Now let's get to this week's bundle! There is a special bonus in the bundle this week--we have tied the bundle up with this lovely zakka tape!


Click HERE to purchase Garden Notes
GARDEN NOTES is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  This bundle highlights Lecien's gorgeous roses along with script & text blenders.    ALSO INCLUDES 2 yards of POSTAGE ZAKKA tape!  


Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Flower Sugar 2014 Large Bouquet Teal - Lecien
  2. The Cottage Garden Newsprint Gray - Riley Blake
  3. Flower Sugar 2014 Bouquet & Tiny Buds Teal - Lecien
  4. Pinhead Fog - Michael Miller
  5. Painter's Canvas Mermaid - Michael Miller
  6. Cherie Telegrammes Nuage - Art Gallery
  7. Flower Sugar 2014 Medium Bouquet Teal - Lecien
  8. Studio Stash Yard Dyes Grey - Robert Kaufman
  9. PLUS 2 yards of POSTAGE ZAKKA TAPE! 

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! :) 

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Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog
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 come on over Friday and let's party!!!

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, November 12, 2014

Cherie Jubilee - A New Quilt Kit

 Hi there!  I hope you are enjoying your week!  Today I want to share with you my newest pattern! But, first I'd like to tell you a little bit how I come up with my patterns and what inspires me.  I find inspiration everywhere.  I see patterns in everything.  When I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING! In fact, the other day I was watching a cartoon with my kiddos and there was a fun pattern on a house in the cartoon and thought that would make a really great quilt!

When I see something I really like, I try and jot it down before I forget!  Because chances are, if I don't write it down or sketch it out, it will be lost in my brain somewhere--never to be found again! ;) I also will make a pattern specifically for a line of fabric I love.  If I fall in love with a certain print or line, then I will come up with a pattern just for that line of fabric or inspiration piece.

I design a lot of my quilts in Adobe Illustrator.  Which I find is the easiest for me.  However, I have recently started designing in EQ7 for mac, and I have to say I am really enjoying learning how to use it and I especially like importing the fabrics and placing them in my designs.

The quilt kit I am going to share with you today, I found my inspiration from a store bought quilt.   I saw a pattern similar to this one that I am sharing, and thought it would make an excellent quilt to showcase larger prints.  So I made a note, and from there I came up with Jubilee.
Click HERE to purchase Cherie Jubilee Quilt Kit

Jubilee, has to be one of my favorite patterns I've designed.  Even though it is probably one of the simplest quilts, I love the simple blocks and the fact you can showcase those larger prints!  When I saw Cherie by Art Gallery, I fell in love and knew I wanted them to be used in the Jubilee pattern. I love the fun floral prints in this line, and I adore the bike print.  They are all so fun!  We've paired some of the Cherie prints with some blenders from Art Gallery and came up with a really great palette for this quilt.  It has a nice blend of prints that all compliment each other.  

Click HERE to purchase Cherie Jubilee Quilt Kit
I hope you like Jubilee as much as I do!

You can find this quilt kit along with other quilt kits in the "kits" section of the shop! Be sure to check it out regularly, we are always adding new things! :)

Talk to you soon!