Happy February all! I am amazed at how quickly January flew by! Today, I Just wanted to check in and show you how my EPP project is coming along. I feel like I am really starting to find my comfort zone. First, I settled on whip stitching the pieces together. It seems to be my best choice at this point. I also love the addition of red and am starting to think about a very bright, fussy, and more modern next project. I love the little baby quilt in the back of my book, The New Hexagon, so I am ...
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Over the holidays I was invited to a few different friends homes for a party or two. Luckily I was able to put together some hostess gifts on the fly. In my pantry I like to keep on hand a few jars of gourmet dips. I pair wheat crackers with dips like Artichoke Lemon Pesto, Asparagus Asiago Bruschetta, and Mediterranean Feta Cream Cheese. I add in a bottle of locally crafted wine. Put all of these items in a super cute tote and BAM, I have a great gift in minutes.
This has really just fed my bag fetish which ...
Weekly Giveaway Round Up
116 giveaways going on today for us sewers, quilters and all around crafters. Yea. What a great week for giveaways. Make sure you scroll through them all as there are some really fantastic giveaways going on this week. There is a sewing machine up for grabs as well as 10 Craftsy classes for one winner, oodles and oodles of beautiful fabric and lots of books to enjoy. Too much to list. Gosh I had a hard enough time counting them all.
I won two things a couple weeks ago and I was thrilled and ...read more
It just so happens that they each fit six spools of Aurifil thread perfectly!
My tidying / decluttering / cleaning kick continues and I'm pleased to say my house is looking all the better for it! I still have a lot to do and am working my way round the house bit by bit. Each room ... read more
Hello! I have a quick post today because I'm getting ready to go out to lunch with some friends. I got the handles on my Scrap Happy Purse! The purse finishes at about 10" wide at the bottom, 12" tall and 5" deep. The handles are long enough to go over the shoulder.
It was kind of a pain in the butt to hand sew these on, especially with some mild pregnancy-related carpal tunnel going on. Several choice words were said but in the end I think they look pretty darn good from the outside!
However, since they were ... read more
This month my main goal was to piece together the Bright Birch scrap blocks to swap with my friend. Once I cut the solids into 16″ x 16″ squares, it was pretty easy.
I had the scraps chain pieced then cut into 16″ strips. You can go through quiet a few scraps with this. What I had thought was enough wasn’t even close, so I had to sew more.
These blocks come together very quickly.read more
When Valentines rolls around, it’s hard not to get into the pink season. It’s a great time for sewing a few simple and quick sewing valentines projects. Really though it doesn’t mean that you have to be all about pillows…there are a few other fun things to sew– like hand warmers, envelopes, pins and applique […]
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Welcome to Sunday Stash over at the Splendiferous Molli Sparkles!! This week I wanted to talk a little bit about Fabric Clubs, and whether or not they are the thing for you. So, what makes a fabric club worth joining? In general, fabric clubs send out fabrics of their choosing, once a month, for a predetermined subscription fee. Most can be cancelled at any time, and many offer a discount overread more
It's Finish It Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts, and boy, do I have a finish for you! This was originally a Quilt for Sarah. Sarah passed away this last Memorial Day. She is sorely missed! But this isn't a post about missing and sadness. This is a post about celebration and remembrance. A sharing among friends. Friends near and far, here and gone, but never absent. This last week, Iread more
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Need a new project to keep you busy during these winter months? Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale happening right now and you can get up to 65% off all yarn, fabric and kits. You’ll find everything you need to start your new designs today! Hurry, offer expires Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy’s Winter Wonders Sale now to save!read more
I had a little trouble with Superior Threads' website as there wasn ... read more
I have a few machine quilting video that you might not have seen, you can watch them right here!
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I’ve finished up my third tortola tank. I love this clothes pin print so much! I think I’m done making these tanks for now
I’m also working really hard on my husband’s quilt….the #epicdeathstarquilt Can’t wait to finish this one up!
What have you been working on?
- FSBS R12 Nautical – DONE
- WIP of the month: Texas road trip QAL DONE
- Quilt for hubby planning – #epicdeathstarquilt in progress
- Birthday Bandy – Jan DONE
- Teeny Tiny Block Swap Done
- Disney Mini Quilt swap – DONE
- Dotty Tortola Tank Done
- Tomato-y Tortola Done
- Clothes pins tortola ...
If you have been following along with us here at Shabby Fabrics then you remember our Magic Pillowcase Tutorial! Here is a little refresher for those of you who may not recall:
This tutorial shows you how easily these pillowcases come together! This simple project is a great idea to give as a gift which is why we decided to come out with Frozen themed pillowcases! We have three options to choose from and they all feature a seriously awesome glow in the dark cuff! This added touch will be loved by all kids and would be great if you ... read more
February 1 – Starting the month with a bang, I’ll be in the Campbell/San Jose, CA area for the monthly Bay Area Sashiko Workshop meetup. Sit and stitch with like-minded crafters ranging from absolute beginners to incredibly talented and experienced. All skill levels are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Fabrics, notions, thread, and assortment of other sewing goods will be available for purchase.
February 3 – I’ll be teaching sashiko and hand sewing in Alameda, CA with Upcycle Alameda at the fabulous Recrafting Co. shop for 6 Tuesday night sessions. Contact Joan at 510-913-2732 for more information ...read more
Hello! I am very excited today because my first Scrap Happy purse is almost done! All that's left are the faux leather handles that need to be hand stitched.
I absolutely love this purse! I did a couple things differently from Amanda Jean's pattern. I used by Annie's Soft and Stable that I purchased at my local quilt shop, instead of batting which allows the purse to stand up on its own. This was the first time I've used it and I love it! It was so easy to work with and the final product looks ... read more
Hello, fabric lovers!
I thought we all could use a little color in our lives, especially since the winter has been bringing the hues down (in a way, it almost becomes a canvas asking for vibrant shades). So today I want to share with you a table runner made with Utopia fabrics! This table runner was featured in the Utopia lookbook and now I am excited to share the pattern instructions for this colorful project!
Here is what you need to get started:
Fabric A - UT-14505 1/12 yd.
Fabric B - UT- 24505 1/12 yd.
Fabric C ...