The bow tie quilt block makes the perfect quilt for a baby boy, I think. It's sweet and simple and goes with just about any fabric. But it makes an adorable little girl quilt too... so let's not discriminate!
In January I gave you this easy tutorial for an 8" Bow Tie Quilt Block.
And now I'm finally ready to share with you a pattern for the quilt that I made out of my bow tie blocks! This easy baby quilt finishes at 40'' square. Without too much trouble, you can piece it in a day - I promise.
The bow ties are cut from 4 fat quarters - so run to your stash and find 4 coordinating ones!
Get the free Bow Tie Baby quilt pattern download from my Craftsy shop here, and be sure to show me your finished quilt in our next Show Off Saturday Picture Party!
I must admit that I have made some pretty silly, downright dumb projects before. But sometimes my projects turn out so amazing that I am simply in awe. This is one of those projects. I LOVE this handy pouch!
Did you know that animal shelters often use small quilts or blankets (called cage comforters) in the animals' cages to provide a soft bed and a sense of security? It's a great way to use up leftover pieces of fabric and batting and make something to help our furry friends at the shelters. It's kinda funny how I learned about this project...
You had 3 fun ideas to choose from… a clever drop in tote bag organizer, a modern fanny pack/sling bag/hip pouch (or whatever they call them these days!), or a comfy bed for your favorite pet.
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I decided to sew myself a new little card wallet using all the same steps that I share in my free Designer Zipper Bags Video Course.
I also decided to use my serger machine for quilting and embellishing the sides of the pouch and for finishing the seams. A serger isn’t necessary for this project, but I had fun using it.
The Huddle Quilt is a fast and easy pattern that’s perfect for large prints because it makes them the focal point. Plus there is plenty of negative space to let the eye enjoy your favorite fabrics even more.
Sew yourself (or a friend) a cute tote bag that has a unique braided strap and a cell phone pocket on the inside! This free tote bag sewing pattern includes the pattern pieces and a step-by-step photo tutorial so anyone can make it.
And… here’s my favorite part: My sister Kat is coming with me to be my assistant and we are enrolled as students for all the other classes!
How could I go otherwise? I refuse to be left out of the fun just because I will be teaching two days.
What's a tea towel? Can you use it in your messy real life kitchen? I think you should be able to. So last year I made my own version using some of my favorite fat quarters (only because they come pre-cut to the perfect size) and I love them! The two layers of cotton are not too thick, which I really like, plus the more I wash them the softer and more absorbent they become. Not to mention that I get to brighten up my kitchen with beautiful fabric!