Friday, February 5, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday #99

Happy Friday friends! I hope you all had a good week! I am sooo looking forward to a weekend full of sewing! :)

Today's bundle batch has me dreaming of a warm day on the beach!  I love these monochromatic bundles because they are great stash builders!  They also can be used as blender fabrics in your quilts or other projects!  I loved sewing with this bundle!  Scroll down to find out what I made using this dreamy fabric! ;)


Caribbean Dream - Fat Quarter Bundle 
Caribbean Dream is this week's Bundle Batch!  Monochromatic bundle inspired by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. 

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 8 different prints.

10 inch squares - each pack contains 16 squares (2 of each print listed below)
Included in each bundle:
  1. Blueberry Park Little Stitches Capri - Robert Kaufman
  2. Fab Friendzy Aqua Swirl Vine - Henry Glass
  3. Ocean Ta Dot - Michael Miller
  4. Monster Mischief Tonal Chevron Turquoise - Northcott
  5. Essentials Washart Aqua - Henry Glass
  6. Painter's Canvas Mermaid - Michael Miller
  7. Melba Gum Nuts Aqua - Ella Blue
  8. Mini Confetti Dots Turquoise - Dear Stella



Caribbean Dream - 10" squares

I have wanted to make my kiddos some drawstring bags for a while now! I thought these lovely shades of aqua would be perfect for this project! I ended up using this tutorial - and instead of doing patchwork - I did strips!   I also used a lovely white accent fabric - Dot Dot Dash from Moda.  I used it for the lining in the bags as well.  It coordinated so well with these prints!


I love how they turned out! They are the perfect size for my kids to store their favorite toys in or whatever treasures they can find! 



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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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gigi Blooms Zipper Pouch Tutorial


Hi there! I am excited to share another Gigi Blooms project with you guys!  I just love this new line from ADORNit.  It is so fresh and makes me excited for Spring! 

I love making zipper pouches! You can't have enough of these handy little pouches in my opinion! I am always getting requests to make these for gifts!  This zipper pouch is a little larger and would be perfect to put all your everyday necessities in! 

Or if you like to take some handwork wherever you are going - it is perfect for those projects too! Just pop the pouch in your purse and you have your handwork with you wherever you go! 


Alright, let's get started!

Supplies:

3/8 yard of Fresh Picked (main)
1/4 yard of Clusters (accent strip)
1/2 yard of Gray Burnish (lining)
1 - 14" zipper
Scrap batting or interfacing


Cutting:
2 - 3.5" x 12" of fresh picked (main)
2 - 5" x 12" of fresh picked (main)
2 - 2" x 12" of clusters (accent strip)
2 - 9 1/4" x 12" of Burnish (for lining)


 Sew your three strips together and press. (do this to the front panel and the back panel)

Place your front panel and back panel on a piece of batting and do a couple of top-stitches above and below the blue strip, and then trim away excess batting.

Take your front panel and place your zipper pull side down at the top of your front panel.  I like to use larger zippers and then trim them to the size I need.

Place one of the lining pieces right side facing down.  Pin securely, and then sew a seam from top to bottom.  The seam is about 1/4" maybe even less, you want to stay close to the middle of the zipper, maybe an 1/8" from the middle. Use your zipper foot, to help you with this.  You will have to stop before you reach your actual zipper pull, and unzip it a little so you can sew your seam.   





Flip over so your zipper pull is right side up and press: 

This is what the back looks like:

Top stitch right about 1/8" - 1/4" from the zipper:

Now you will layer all your pieces.  You will place your back panel right side up, and then your front panel with the zipper on - so the zipper pull is face down.  Then place your last piece of lining right side down. Line up all the edges at the top and pin.  Then sew using your zipper foot along the top.

Once it is sewn, lay your pieces out flat and press, and don't forget to top-stitch the other side!

Now you are going to place the lining fabrics so they are right sides together on the right side.  You will have all the front fabrics to the left.  Pin all the way around.  You are going to sew a 1/4" seam all the way around except for a small opening so you can pull everything right side out. **Make sure your zipper is half-way open when you do this step!

Trim off excess zipper tape and trim your corners:

Pull right side out:

Sew the opening in the lining shut:

That's it my friends! A super easy and functional project! :)

Talk to you soon,


Monday, February 1, 2016

Star Wars Quilt {Free Pattern}

Hi there! Today we have Melanie here to share this awesome Star Wars Quilt!  I have some major Star Wars fanatics in my family who would LOVE this quilt! :) 

Star Wars Quilt Free Quilt Pattern

I'm super excited to share my Star Wars Quilt today! I think this quilt might be my Star Wars loving family's favorite!

I really loved sewing with the new Star Wars Fabric by Camelot Cottons. The print quality and fabric softness of this collection is fabulous.  The hardest part of this quilt was choosing which fabrics to use.

Purchase KIT HERE! 
This is a really quick and easy quilt top to make! I really wanted The Force Awakens Rebels fabric to standout so I kept the block simple by fussy cutting and adding borders.

Purchase KIT HERE! 


This large lap size quilt is the perfect size for watching Star Wars movies and playing the Lego Star Wars video game. I think it will be our fave quilt for picnics this spring too! 

Purchase KIT HERE! 


I started straight-line quilting the off-center strip first about 3/8" apart and LOVED it! So I thought....why not quilt the entire quilt with straight-lines 3/8" apart too. After MANY hours and bobbin changes, I finished and love the amazing quilting texture!





May The Force be strong with you as you make this quilt!


Be sure to tag us on instagram @fwfabricstudio and #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and me @mellierc

Thank you!
Melanie



Friday, January 29, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday #98

Happy Friday friends! I hope you all had a great week! It's going to be a busy weekend here! I am hoping I can squeeze in some sewing time! ;) 

I can't wait to share this week's bundle batch! I love the prints included in this darling bundle.  I was so excited to create a project with these beautiful prints! Be sure to scroll down to see what I made!


Farmer's Market Blooms 
Farmer's Market Blooms is this week's Bundle Batch!  Blooms, patchwork, and polka dots!    

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 8 different prints.

10 inch squares - each pack contains 16 squares (2 of each print listed below)
Included in each bundle:

  1. Fab Friendzy Black Floral - Henry Glass
  2. Daisy Flowers Red - Michael Miller
  3. Fab Friendzy White Floral - Henry Glass
  4. Quarter Dot Black - Michael Miller
  5. Bloom & Bliss Red Stripe - Riley Blake
  6. Fab Friendzy Black Checker Board - Henry Glass
  7. Vintage Market Red Text - Riley Blake
  8. Mini Confetti Dot Black - Dear Stella
Farmer's Market Blooms  - 10" squares

I decided to make some placemats with this bundle of fabrics.  I got my inspiration for the design of these placemats from the Checkerboard print from this bundle.  With that print in mind, I designed a block and then added some strips to either side to make it a placemat! These are quite easy to put together and they will definitely brighten up your table!


I had so much fun making these cute placemats! I hope you will too! Let's get started!

Supplies (for 2 placemats)



Cutting: 

  • 4 - 3" x 3" squares (A)
  • 10 - 3" x 3" squares (B) *cut in half diagonally
  • 4 - 4" x 4" squares (C) 
  • 2 - 4" x 11" rectangles (D)




Assembly:

Start with an (A) square and take two (B) triangles.  Sew a triangle onto the top and bottom of your square.  Your (B) triangles will over go over the sides of your (A) square.   Do not trim fabric that hangs over!  Press. 
Now take two more (B) triangles and sew them on to the left and right sides.  Press, and trim your block to a 4" square.  Make 5 blocks. 

Now  take your blocks and your (C) squares and lay them out in a 9-patch.  Sew them into rows of three and press. Then sew your rows together and press.  Block will be 11" x 11"

Now add your (D) strips to the left and right side.  Press. 

Now you are ready to quilt and bind! :) 




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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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Star Wars Pillowcases

Hi there! I had to share these fun pillowcases with you today! My nephews are die-hard star wars fans, so my mom and I whipped up some Star Wars pillowcases for them! 

Aren't they great?  You can find the tutorial for these pillowcases right HERE!   Also, you can find our collection of Star Wars prints right HERE!



If you have a Star Wars fan in your life, I know they would love one of these! :)

Talk to you soon!



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Plant Kindness, Gather Love Stitchable

Hi there! I hope you all had a good weekend! :)  I have a fun new embroidery project to share with you.  I love embroidery, it is really quite relaxing to me and I especially love it in the winter time! 

I designed this simple pattern with Valentine's Day in mind:
Purchase Kit HERE
I had a lot of fun designing and stitching up this lovely pattern!  I went for a more primitive look for this specific pattern - and I love how it turned out. 

Click HERE to download pattern

 I decided to turn my stitchery into a pillow! I decided on a scrappy-happy log cabin block! I love the scrappy goodness and all those colorful pinks and reds!

Fabric:
2.5" strips of reds and pinks (Go here for all our red and pink prints)
1/2 yard for backing



Cut out all your strips as follows:





You will start with your center square (A) and sew your strips on in a counter clockwise direction.  You will start with your B strip, and then C and so forth.  Pressing after you add each strip.  You will end up with an 18" x 18" block.


Once you are done with your log cabin, you can make into a pillow! Follow this tutorial! 




I hope you all enjoy this cute pattern!

Talk to you soon!


Friday, January 22, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday #97

Happy Friday friends! I am so happy it's the weekend! I am also really excited to share this week's bundle with you!  I got to sew up some lovely and easy projects out of this range of prints! So be sure to scroll down for the tutorials! ;) 

Cappuccino

Cappuccino is this week's Bundle Batch!  Warm up your fabric stash with this bundle of cappuccino browns!

Fat Quarter & Half Yard bundles include 8 different prints. 
Included in each bundle:
  1. Nested Owls Grid Dot Mocha - Adornit
  2. Beauty is You Seeds Brown - Blend Fabrics
  3. Pinhead Dirt - Michael Miller
  4. Painter's Canvas Brown - Michael Miller
  5. Miniatures Cream Dots Brown - Windham
  6. Grunge Basics Hot Cocoa - Moda
  7. Essentials Petite Dots Black Brown/Ivory - Wilmington
  8. Marble Swirls Mink - Moda

First up is this Heart Pillow!  You know how much I LOVE color, and a lot of my projects are so very  bright! This one however, is very neutral and I am in LOVE! I love the softness and simplicity of this monochromatic pillow.  It so cute, but very understated and lovely at the same time.  I used some linen for the background, and thought it just worked perfectly with all those brown prints. 

Supplies:

Cutting:
  • 1 -16.5" x 16.5" square of linen (for front piece)
  • 2 -12" x 16.5" squares for backing
  • Print out template and cut out heart template. 
  • 16 hearts backed with fusible web (out of various brown prints) I did two of each print. 
Directions:
  • Place hearts in a 4x4 grid - leave 1 1/2" on each edge. 
  • Place a piece of batting on the back of your pillow front and pin into place
  • Stitch the hearts into place - I did a simple straight stitch.  You could do a blanket stitch or zig-zag as well.
  • Follow directions HERE to make into a pillow. 
That's it! :) Super easy and cute! Now let's get to my next project! 


Cupcake Mug Rug!  This was a so simple to put together, and I thought it would also make cute pot-holders as well!  I added some hand quilting and embroidered some sprinkles on the top of the cupcake - for some extra cuteness! ;)

Supplies:
Cutting:
  • Out of linen: 1-  7" x 7.5" 
  • Out of brown border: 2 - 2.5" x 7.5" 
  • Out of brown border: 2 - 2.5" x 11"
  • Out of binding: 2 - 2.5" x WOF strips
Directions: 

  • Cut out template and then trace onto your fabric that is backed with fusible web.  Cut out shapes, and iron them into place on  your piece of linen. 


  • Add your border.  Sew the left and right border on and press.  Then add your top and bottom border. Press. 
  • Now layer a piece of batting and backing and quilt as desired.  Making sure you stitch down your appliqu├ęd shapes! I machine stitched mine! 
  • Now you are ready to bind! 
I hope you enjoy this bundle as much as I have! :)



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! :) 

 Go HERE for different sized buttons!

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