Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Eat, Sleep, Play - A Baseball Pillow Cover

Today, Thermoweb is featuring my newest project
for all the baseball loving families of summer.

My family is crazy about baseball and summer means countless days at the ballpark.  
With 3 boys, my sister barely has time to eat or sleep, but she never misses a game.  
I know a few boys who would love this pillow.

I love to applique, but Deco Foil is a quick way to add shiny letters to a quilting project.
Have you played with it?
It's so simple to trace the letters onto Hot Melt Adhesive, cut them out, iron the adhesive onto a project, and then cover the adhesive with foil.
Want to see more?
Check out my post on theThermoWeb Blog today for a tutorial and link to the pattern.

Don't just sit on the bench, come play with me.  ;)

This one's for you, Nathan
With lots of love.

You can download the PDF pattern from my Craftsy pattern store HERE.
click on this button.

Linked up to : 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sun, Sand, and Sea - Block #6 - School of Fish - It's the border for block #5


July is here and it's time to reveal my design for the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea
Block of the Month.

School of Fish
A border for block #5 
(the block we made in June)

A quilt celebrating "Sun, Sand, and Sea" has to have a fish or two or more, right?

Once this border is stitched to the center block (#5)
it will measure 24 1/2" x 24 1/2" unfinished.

There are so many choices for this border:
Color (endless possibilities)
Eyes (optional)
Foundation Paper Piece (for precise piecing and a great pattern for a beginner)
Fusible Applique (if you want)

The pattern includes the foundation paper piecing pattern
applique patterns.

Your choice on how to sew.

Before I share the pattern, I have to thank some fantastic sponsors.

Thanks to Clothworks, I'm stitching with  American Made Brand solid fabrics.
The colors so vibrant and they are so nice to stitch with!

For foundation paper piecing I love using EZ print Quilt Block Sheets by Thermoweb.
All you do is print the patterns on your ink jet printer and stitch. 
 They are transparent for easy fabric placement and the sheets are super easy to tear for removal.

To applique,
 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by Thermoweb,

Block #6 -School of Fish Border

You can download the PDF pattern from my Craftsy pattern store HERE.
click on this button.

Here are some resources to learn paper piecing if you are a beginner:
This is a great video by Fons and Porter:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJM6QJbBgE0

or this one is a little more detailed in two parts:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNzg78tsF7g

Craftsy has a tutorial if you would rather read:  https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/10/how-to-paper-piece/

The Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is
Hosted by Amy over at 
Amy designed the first block, "Hello Sunshine"
Block #1 - February
You can find Amy's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt designed the second block, "Sun, Surf, and Sea."
Block #2 - March
You can find Carol's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

Carla designed the third block, "Sun Birds."
Block #3 - April
You can find the blog post here and the pattern here

Joan over at MooseStash Quilting designed the forth block, "Grab Your Shovel"
Block #4 - May
You can find Joan's blog post HERE for the link to the pattern.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt designed the fifth block, "A Day at the Beach."
Block #5 - June
You can find Carol's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

It was so much fun adding a border to Carol's fun center block.
I hope you enjoy adding your own fishy border.
Wouldn't a little foil be fun?  hmmm...

It's not too late to join the fun.
We gather on Facebook to share
our blocks and visit with other
participants about this quilt
and there is a link up every month with prizes!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It's National Sunglasses Day - Make a Snappy Bag for your Sunglasses

Happy National Sunglasses Day.

June 27, 2017
Be super cool and wear those shades to protect your eyes from UV rays.

Why not celebrate by stitching up an adorable super soft snap bag to keep those sunglasses scratch free?

Today the full tutorial for this Boston Terrier sunglass case
is over on the 

I designed this for a very special friend who loves Boston Terriers, but this case would be great for anyone.  What's more cool that a dog with sunglasses?  
You with sunglasses!

Need more ways to celebrate?

Head over to the Thermoweb Instagram page.  
They are giving away a 30 dollar gift card to celebrate.
Who couldn't use 30 dollars of Thermoweb goodness?
Enter by sharing a photo of your sunglasses and tagging #thermoweb in your instagram post.

Then make this super sweet sunglasses case.

The sunglasses shine with Deco Foil!

Want the details?

You can download the PDF pattern from my Craftsy pattern store HERE.
click on this button.

Don't forget to celebrate #NationalSunglassesDay by posting a #SunglassSelfie in your favorite sunnies to social media.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday Finish - Being Prepared

It never hurts to be prepared.

You never know when you will be invited to a
 baby shower
 gender reveal party.

Whether it's a boy or a girl I like to show up with a gift.

Some say not to bring a gift to gender reveal parties, but I like to share my craft
if I can make a sweet little quilt top in an afternoon
I AM going to take a gift.

So here is the Friday finish for this week.

Two quilt tops ready to be quilted (lots of yummy negative space)

Whether it's a boy

or a girl

I am prepared.

The pattern will be available once the quilts are finished
and then
you can be prepared too!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabric Summer Dress Thanks to HeatNBond Soft Stretch

ThermOWeb has a new product that has made me start sewing clothing again.
 It's just like my favorite applique fusible adhesive,
HeatNBond Lite,
 but it stretches. 
 It's called
HeatNBond Soft Stretch
 it's perfect for cotton knit, minky fabric, fleece fabric, or any fabric that has stretch.

 I hadn't made myself clothing for years, but when they asked if I would be interested in making a clothing item for
 Fashion Friday on the ThermOWeb blog 
I couldn't say no.
Now I'm ready to make more.

HeatNBond Soft Stretch is available in a roll or in a narrow hemming strip.

The fabric for this dress is from Girl Charlee.
 It's a high quality knit fabric and is much easier to sew with than a lot of knits
 it is sooooo soft. 

If you would like the details about how this dress was made from
 making the pattern
 finishing the hems and neckline with
HeatNBond Soft Stretch,
I'm over on the ThermOWeb Blog today.

Don't you just love summer dresses?
  I could wear one everyday in the summer for sure.

And that's my Friday finish. 
 Although this dress is so easy, I could make 2 today....