Fabric Bin Tutorial with Nancy Zieman. We’re pleased to collaborate with an industry favorite!
Nancy Zieman shows you how to make a custom fabric bin tutorial from her Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares book (also demonstrated in the famous Sewing With Nancy TV show). There are fabric and cutting requirements for three sizes of bins, plus detailed written instructions and the video how-to. If you love Nancy’s work you’ll love Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares! Subscribe to Nancy’s eNews mailing list so you won’t miss a thing! Sign up here. Don’t settle for a tan or black bins for your shelves. This Fabric Bin project is demonstrated in Part Two of the Sewing With Nancy TV show, Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares. Let’s take a look at how easily these go together with simple rotary cutting tools. Supplies:Small Bin: Finished Size 4″ x 4-1/2″ x 7″ depth Medium Bin: Finished Size 6″ x 6″ x 9″ depth. We’re extending the deadline for our Table Stitch, Table Set, Tablescape Contest to Sunday, October 7th.
This gives you two more weekends to set your table and win some fantastic prizes. Here’s a little placemat inspiration for you… A lot of these are super-easy projects with great impact! » Sewing Inspiration » 15 Favorite Placemat Tutorials Home, Round-Ups « Winners Scrappy Whole Cloth Placemats » Welcome to Part 3 of our Color Blocks Placemats + Napkins Holiday Sew-Along from designer Elizabeth Hartman of Oh,Fransson!.
Today focuses on piecing your color block placemats. Ladder Lattice Quilt. Kristin Schwarze of And Chips is a Minnesota stitcher and designer with a passion for modern quilting and art of all kinds.
Kristin designed this pretty Ladder Lattice Quilt so you can use fat quarters efficiently to make quick and easy blocks. Kristin learned to sew in 2012 and jumped right in, sharing her creative adventures with piecework, embroidery, stuffed toys and more at And Chips. Modern Pillow by Jan, Daisy Janie Jan made this 20” x 20” floor pillow for Quilt Market.
It features her Geo Grand organic fabrics, and an organic cotton/hemp blend canvas. Rebecca from Chasing Cottons shares her lovely Birdcage Pillow Pattern today.
She makes curved seams look easy! Learn more about Rebecca in her introduction where you can also see two of her beautiful quilts. Kaye Prince from Miss Print brings you this twist on a traditional log cabin design with this new pillow tutorial.
Learn more about Kaye in her introduction, and be sure to comment for your chance to win one of 17 great prizes this week! The log cabin is one of my favorite quilt blocks. I love mixing it together with other blocks and using it in new, different ways (if you’re familiar with my Pinwheels in the House quilt pattern you’ll know what I’m talking about) and for this pillow pattern I’ve decided mix it up once again! This pattern features the traditional square log cabin as well as a rectangular log cabin, but not all of the cabin pieces interlock in the usual manner.
I’ve also brought together both machine and hand quilting to give this pillow even more interest. Materials: Scraps or fat eights for the pillow front: You’ll need about a ½ yard worth; a mix of both prints and solids is nice.20×20” piece of muslin or scrap fabric for pillow front sandwich. Susan Beal from West Coast Crafty blog recently kicked off her new four class Log Cabin Quilting series on Creativebug!
We’re keeping the giveaway for two Creativebug subscriptions open through the weekend, so be sure to comment on Susan’s Log Cabin Quilting post for a chance to win. In addition to introducing you to the class, Susan wanted to share how she uses the Threadbias Quilt Design Tool to create her blocks. See how easy it is to plan and visualize your quilt blocks! I love making simple square-within-a-square blocks, like the pillows in my first Creativebug log cabin quilting class, and wanted to share a few ways to switch up an existing block design to make it your own.
Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake and Gingercake Patterns joined us with a number of great tutorials and thought-provoking articles.
There’s the Free Owl Pattern from her Pretty Birds book and the Day Out Purse + Variations (which you can make and sell). She also gave us her thoughts on The Balancing Act of Putting a Price on Handmade in conjunction with her popular Sewing to Sell book. As we kick off a new year, her 10 Big Picture Habits for Happy, Successful Sewing is also worth another look! “E” Pillow by Helena, Craft & Creativity Helena made this “E” pillow with a pattern from the Swedish Stoff & Stil.
Find more of Helena’s sewing at Craft & Creativity and her graphic design at Bildbiten. Enter to win our pillow contest today. Entries are due by 2/23! You can also comment on any post this week for your chance to win one of these great prizes below, courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics: 1 fat quarter pack of Betty Dear, 5 Kona Cotton color cards, 1 fat quarter pack of Night & Day in the Summer Colorstory, 10 sets of 5 Kona charm packs. Sew Mama Sew.