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....

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ruffled Flower Pillow Covers - Testing Your Own Pattern

Today I am revisiting a project from a couple of months ago.

These pillow covers were created for a tutorial for Thermoweb
and a 
spring quilt market display for Anna Griffin Fabric.

The pattern has been very popular in my Craftsy shop, but I never dreamed how much my friends here at home would love them.  

So, I hunted down more fabric on Esty from 2 great shops:

RebsFabStash and SewStitchingHappy

today I have completed 2 more pillow covers.

I had to follow my own pattern and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to understand.  As I write patterns, sometimes I'm not sure it makes sense or is coming across as I want it to.
If you want to make these pillow covers try out this pattern.
I tested it more than once and it's not bad.  lol

Sew yourself a ruffled flower pillow cover to dress up your front porch or, as my friend, give these as a gift for a bedding set.

They are super soft because you use 
in the ruffle to create dimension and softness.
The ruffles in these large blooms are super simple with the technique in the pattern.

The full tutorial is on the ThermOWeb blog click - Here
You can download the PDF pattern from my Craftsy pattern store HERE.
click on this button.

Choose a couple of coordinating prints and sew up some pretty pillows!

Now I only have 2 more to make....
Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sun, Sand, and Sea - Block #5

Today the fifth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt
has the link to her pattern to share.

This is the big 18" finished block for the center of the quilt.
Carol is so talented and made such a sweet beach scene for the center feature.
Carol has the link for the pattern HERE.

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

To applique,
 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by Therm O Web,

To stitch around all those little pieces
 I used my "go to" color of Aurifil 50 wt.  (#2600).

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.

My design for the third block is called "Sun Birds."
Block #3 - April
You can find my 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.

This is going to be my favorite quilt. 
 I'm all about sunshine and these blocks keep getting cuter and cuter.

It's not too late to join us.

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!

Next month we see the border for the middle block.  
Maybe you can try a new skill!!
The designed border was designed by me and you'll find it here in July.

Happy sunshine!!!