It's Day 9 of the Back to School Blog Hop with Sam Hunter of Hunter's Design Studio! I know you've already learned a lot in the past 8 days, so let's keep rolling! Do you ever wonder why your stitch-and-flip corners don't "fill out" the corner of the block like they should? In this tutorial, I'll show you two key tips to get those flipped corners bang on (we're lookin' at you, snowballs and flying geese!). 1 - Account for the width of your marking tool. The mark you make with your marking tool takes up space on the fabric. When you're marking, adjust the position of your ruler to allow for the width of your marking tool,...Read More
Abstract Garden Grows Wild (and a Giveaway!)
I am tickled pink to be part of the Abstract Garden frenzy with Benartex! Because Holy Yummy Colorful Goodness! Also? How cool is it that this is happening Valentine's week and the Benartex blog is called Sew in Love with Fabric? When Christa told me her inspiration for designing Abstract Garden was so that she could get something to grow, I knew I had to create a flower explosion to show off just how much it could! And with her retro vibe it had to be a garden of yo-yos! Meet Mod Garden! Christa's unique sense of clean graphics and rich, bright, saturated colors just makes me happy. Super cheerful, every time. [caption id="attachment_1158" align="aligncenter" width="640"] #mymodgarden featuring Abstract Garden...Read More
Blog Hop and Fabric Giveaway for Abstract Garden!
Yippee! The blog hop and FQ bundle giveaway for Christa Watson's Abstract Garden fabric starts tomorrow! You are going to LOVE the lineup for this hop. The list of hoppers is at the end of this post. To get us ready for all the delicious projects coming this week, visit the Benartex Blog for an introduction to Christa's latest designs!! Be ready to pop back here for my post on Thursday when I'll be sharing TWO project tutorials! In the meantime, here's a quick video tip (a "QVT") for you on how to get your stitch and flip corners bang on every time. Enjoy! Tuesday Sherry Shish from Powered by Quilting Lee Monroe from May Chappell Wednesday Annie...Read More
Napkins to Wipe Your Mouth With
We like to use mostly cloth napkins around our house. Not because we're posh (Duchess Meghan hasn't returned my call), but because we like the reduce and reuse economical and ecological factors. You could probably have a set of these ready for your dinner party tonight. Here's how... Cut some fabric into squares. I used my 12-1/2" square ruler. Go bigger if you want! 15-20" square would be nice, too! For pressing your seam allowances, mark a 3/8" line on one side and a 1/2" line on the other side of a piece of cardstock (or a file folder--just something thin, non-flammable, and non-melty). If you don't need this to fold and press your seams, by all means...Read More