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Did you see what I did with my 9 patch blocks? I made them into a fun summer blanket. In case you didn't know, we live in Florida and don't often need a heavy quilt. I use thin cotton batting (usually Warm and Natural) in all of my quilts, but in the summer even that can seem like a lot.
You can sew an easy summer blanket like this with any quilt top (or fabric), some flannel fabric for the back, and yarn or embroidery thread to tie it. If you want to add batting and make the blanket thicker, I'll tell you where to do that.
This shirt was totally inspired by my friend Jessica, aka Jonestown UkeSTAR. Until last week, I knew she played the ukulele, but I didn't know she was a youtube star. Then one day she texted and asked if she could come over and borrow my computer for a bit. She said her laptop was down and she needed to update her videos. I was like, ''WHAT??? you have videos???''
Heather, from Having S'more Adventures shared this picture of her travel trailer cushion makeover job in this weeks linky party and she won almost four times more clicks than any other participant! That doesn't happen very often! Especially considering this weeks party was jam packed with fabulous entries...we really should be having a spotlight on 30 or more projects:)
I had so much fun sewing with my 9 year old daughter Chloe this week. Rachel Low of Pins and Needles sent us a copy of her book Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion and asked us to join in her blog hop... how fun!
Time for another post in our 'Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong!' Our Sewlebrity this week is the host of my favorite sewing podcast Modern Sewciety. Read on to see the beautiful Faux Wrap Pencil Skirt that she made that's found in Chapter 4 of the book. Join our sewalong and find out more in our facebook group!
I'm so pleased to bring you this applique pattern. As you can see, it was truly a work of love for me. I made this pillow for my sister. I machine-felted the applique pieces to gray background felt before I hand embroidered the detailed.
Since fusible web is a more common applique technique, that is the method that I explained in the instructions. Of course, you may applique the pieces to your background any way that you choose.
Look what I got this week! A pop-up camper. I'm so excited. I've been saving my pennies and searching craigslist for something just right for our family and I finally took the plunge.
Now I've got a delightful makeover project ahead of me, it makes me giddy just thinking about it. I mean, look at these vomit-colored curtains and mattresses with no quilts.
Leslie's tutorial is wonderful! It's very well laid out, and easy to understand. Her work speaks for itself...just look at the colors in her finished quilt!
Are you looking for our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong? Well, you're in the right place! Since we have 5 Wednesdays this month, it gives us one extra blog post for our sewalong and I thought I'd use it to share my secrets for finishing the hem on the Faux-Wrap Pencil Skirt.
Plus I'm going to giveaway a skirt!
This month for our Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric Sewalong, we are sewing one of the oldest, sweetest blocks around... the 9 Patch Block! Of course you may sew it using any method you like, but if you stick around for my tutorial I'll show you how to make quick work of a whole bunch of blocks. I stitched up 16 in just a couple hours.
Welcome to Show Off Saturday once more! It's time to share what you've been working on and I have a pillow to share.
I got busy with my needle felting machine (it looks a lot like a sewing machine without thread) and finished this pillow for my sister Kat's birthday.
So the story is... this Campfire Messenger Bag pattern is part of a Bag of The Month Club that Marilyn a member of. The club is a collaborative work by six very well known and accomplished bag designers and each month members receive a new exclusive pattern!