Free Patterns from Sophie Junction Tutorial--Modern square garden quilt-- Ok, I gave a fancy name to my simple square quilt. This is very easy to do, but I wanted a different look, so I chose ginghum check fabric for the sashing and the borders. * You will need 1 charm pack (I used some for another project, so I only had 35 pieces left. That's what we will use for this quilt). 2 yards ginghum check fabric (for sashing, borders, and bias tape) * Note--Always cut big pieces first and work your way down to small pieces. I cut all the long pieces from length of fabric. * Cutting: 25P-- 2 1/2"x 5" (sashing for between the squares) 6P--- 2 1/2"x 31" (sashing for between the rows) 2P--- 4"x 38 1/2" (top borders) 2P--- 4"x 44 1/2" (sides borders) * How to assemble the quilt: 1. 3. 4. Now you have the quilt top! I like the batting and backing to have an extra 3" around the egde. For the bias tape, check out my tutorial. I basted my quilt and haven't decide what to do.
Finished Paintbox Quilt The Paintbox Quilt is finished! This quilt is made with 64 - 6.5" blocks in 32 color combinations (8 by 8 blocks with 1.5" sashing). Each combination is a Kona cotton solid and a monochromatic quilting print. One of the blocks in each combination is made with a printed center and outer ring and the other is made with a solid center and outer ring. I had a hard time deciding how to lay out the blocks for the quilt. I alternated the orientation of the squares so the "pulled" corners were going in opposite directions. On the back, I made a pieced panel with a little rectangle of each of the Kona cottons. The letters on the back are just simple Kona cotton appliques, made using this technique. The washed and quilted linen is so incredibly soft, which makes this a very comfy quilt too! I originally had a black and white binding on this quilt, but it was a little "too much" so I ended up going with this gold and white stripe from Kaufman's Pimatex Basics, which I really like.
sarah stitched Christmas Once a Month: Winter Seeds Table Topper - The Crafty Quilter Welcome to the June edition of Christmas Once a Month! I have a quick and easy table topper to share with you that would make a great hostess gift or an added holiday touch to any table! I have always wanted to do something with the melon (or pumpkin seed) block and this little table topper fit the bill. I used fabric from the Winter’s Lane Collection by Kate and Birdie Paper Co for Moda. Finished Size: 27 1/2″ wide Here is how you can make this table topper for yourself (or a friend): Supplies: 1 pkg. charm squares OR the following:1 fat 1/8 (9″ x 21″) each of 5 light fabrics for background1 fat 1/8 (9″ x 21″) each of 2 aqua fabrics for seed appliqueFabric scraps of red fabric for seed applique1/4 yard binding7/8 yard backing Cutting Instructions: Side Triangles: From one of the light background fabrics, cut (2) 7 1/4″ squares, then cut in half once diagonally.Center Squares: From each of the four remaining background fabrics, cut (4) 5″ squares each. Assembly Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Linguine bunnybuns... From outer space! *With pattern* I just love weird elongated limbs! And bunnies. So, I decided to combine the two, resulting in this threesome of rather unusual rabbity things. I was going to just call them linguine bunnybuns, but my boyfriend insisted that they're space bunnies. So now they're linguine bunnybuns... from outer space! W00t! They're so ickle and tiny! I express color through my amigurumi... no really! And if you'd like to make some silly bunnies as well, here's the pattern. Linguine bunnybuns... Materials: - One skein of yarn in the body color of your choice.- An oddment of white yarn for the tail.- Embroidery floss for the nose.- Beads for the eyes.- A hook appropriate to the weight of the yarn. The ears, head, torso and legs are all crocheted as one continuous piece, starting at the tip of the first ear. First ear Second ear and body Start like the first bunny ear, but don't fasten off after R18. R19: ch 3, sc around the 6 st of the first ear, sc into each of the 3 ch made at the beginning of the round. Arms
Quilts + Color Honeysweet Pinwheel Quilt take 4 of the pinwheel blocks and sew them together. This will be part of the top outer border. Repeat for the bottom outer bordertake 6 of the pinwheel blocks and sew them together for the side outer border. Repeat for the other side outer border. You are now ready to add the borders...measure the sides of the center piece...they should be the same lengthmeasure the top and bottom of the large center piece...they should be the same widthyou will use these measurements to cut your inner border pieces take 3 of the 1-1/2" x wof strips, join them using a 45 degree angle (like you would piece your binding strips). Lay out your quilt pieces into 5 rows as shown below TIP: when attaching the 1-1/2" inner border to the pinwheel blocks place the border piece next to your sewing machine and have the pinwheel blocks on top. sew the 3 rows together to complete your quilt toppress your seams towards the narrow border piecesquilt and bindI hope you enjoy this Honeysweet Pinwheel quilt.
Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added! EDIT! Just wrote out a long photo-tutorial on my blog so you've no excuse now not to learn amigurumi if you've been wanting to! I made these for a class I'm going to be teaching for people who have never crocheted before, so I had to make them super easy, but still cute and customizable. Hopefully they'll be able to finish the project while I'm with them They're made out of 10 different kinds of yarn, but my favorite to work with was the Cascade 220 wool. I'm getting spoiled now, because if I'm going to be at the yarn store teaching there's no telling how many colors of nice yarn I'm going to "need." ! I'm going to post a pattern on my blog I think, but is pretty simple. That's the tutorial in a nutshell! OH and if you're anywhere near Austin, these are at Knitting Nest, along with MJ, Pee-Wee, and DJ Lance!
Tuesday Tutorial: Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances | McCall's Quilting Blog Ah, the elusive 1/4″ quilting seam! For this Tuesday Tutorial, I am pleased to present another one of our free McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) video lessons, An Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowance. Your host for this video lesson is Kathy Patterson, senior editor of McCall’s Quilting. Note: please click any image to go directly to the video lesson. Take a few minutes to learn some great tips from Kathy for this essential quilting skill! After Kathy walks you through the steps for setting up your accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, she’ll show you how to test its accuracy, as well as how to correct it if it turns out a bit too small or too large. If your feed dogs would be partially covered with tape or post-its, try moving your machine needle as far to the right as it will go first , if your machine has that capability, then proceed with the accuracy test. Don’t miss any of our Tuesday Tutorials—click here to see them all, or click any link below. Enjoy!
Candy Circle Quilt Hi there, this is Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I am so excited to share my first project for Moda Bake Shop! I love the cute Moda candy packs and all of Fig Tree & Co.’s fabric lines so I was thrilled to combine them to make the Candy Circle baby quilt. With just four mini charm packs (or just one charm pack), a focal print fabric, and some background fabric, you can have a cute baby quilt ready to gift. 4 mini charm packs (also called candy packs) or 1 charm pack: Mirabelle by Fig Tree & Co. 3/4 yard of a focal print: Mirabelle Breeze 202255/8 yard of a background fabric (3/4 yard if you include the optional pieced backing): Bella Solids White Bleached 3/8 yard for binding: Mirabelle Bark 20227 1 and 1/4 yards for backing: Bella Solids Green Olive (for a 2″ overhang) Step One – Cutting the Fabrics*Note: if you cut each strip in each step you may have a few extra pieces cut. Candy Squares 2) Select 132 of the 168 squares (2.5” x 2.5”) to use in the front of your quilt. Focal Fabric
Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks" Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies? You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers. I'm the only one? Yes? Regardless, Vicks makes these things and I'm sure they're super expensive for something that is just going to wash down your drain. You know where I'm going with this, right? Yep. I made them myself. The idea started a few weeks ago when my sweet little nephew Parker came down with Croup for like the 1,438th time. And they couldn't be any simpler. Sarah's Homemade Vicks Shower Disk Thingies -Baking soda -Water -Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender. 1) Add baking soda to a mixing bowl. 2) Slowly add water until you've made a thick paste.
City Windows Table Runner Finished Size: 14″ x 30″ Seam Allowance: 1/4″ unless otherwise stated We are very excited to be sharing our first recipe on the Bake Shop! City Windows is a versatile runner that works great with any fabric style. We love it because it requires just one charm pack and an additional 1/2 yard of fabric to complete the entire project: front, back and binding! 1 charm pack 1/2 yard background and binding 1/4 yard binding (only if you’d like something other then the background fabric) STEP ONE: Select TWELVE of your favorite charm squares (5″ squares) from your fabric pack. STEP TWO: Cut 5″ squares in half so you have 24- 2 1/2″ x 5″ units STEP THREE: Match up TWELVE pairs of 2 1/2″ x 5″ charm units. STEP FOUR: Chain stitch pairs together along the 5″ edge. STEP FIVE: Press towards the dark. STEP SIX: Cut units (4 1/2″ x 5″) in half again to make 24- 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ units STEP SEVEN: Sew THREE pairs of 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ units together to make SEVEN groups of six squares. Make SEVEN.