Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tablerunner Project with Tutorial

Mary Englebreit Friends and Flowers for Moda fabrics have (finally) made there way across the sewing table, and I LOVE them! So vintage looking and cheerful! In the works from this fabric line so far: a baby blanket and tablerunner.

Pics of the oober deliciousness.

To make both: 1 jelly roll and the usual "sashing/backing/binding" fabric

Cut 5" segments (needed 72 for the runner, 144 for the baby blanket)

Sew together into long strips of 8 mixing the fabrics at random

Mix the strips until you like the arrangement offset for a layered brick look.

Cut 2 1/2" pieces off of every other row and stitch to the other side of the strip.

Sew strips together (9 total) and square runner with a rotary cutter.

Cut backing fabric to size, baste, quilt, and enjoy!

Approximate finished size: 18" x 36"

Stacked coin baby quilt instructions can be found at the:

My baby quilt will be posted later this week! Happy quilting!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Minkee Heaven with an almost Tutorial

The materials for this blanket are just absolutely edible. Trying to keep my two year old from playing with it WHILE I was making it was definitely a challenge - and she has two minkee blankets of her own already! So if you have a bunch of different colored minkee scraps this would be the perfect project to use them effectively. Dimensions for the quilt blocks using a 1/2 inch seam allowance:

48 - 4" x 4" blocks in various colors (sewn into 12 block strips and added like sashing)
3 - 3" strips x width of fabric for sashing (trim them to size after sewing)
1 - 27" x 33" front minkee
1 - 37" x 43" backing minkee
3 - 2 1/2" x width of fabric for binding strips (sewn together)

If you have any questions... ask!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

For Sale

So, a blurb on my etsy shop just in case you see something you need.

Almost all the items on this blog are going to be for sale on Etsy. So, if you like what you see you can have it! You can find it at:

It's great for all of the many things I make that I just can't keep. I would be drowning in my projects already. And who wants to slow down in the creative department just because the house is getting a bit full? So hop on over to my shop and see if there's anything that you just can't live without! Thanks!

My First Post

A crafty blog all my own! Yay! I love reading everyone else's so I figure that just maybe there's someone out there who will enjoy something that I post. You just... never know. So I'm off to the races with my current project: Double-sided minkee patchwork blanket! My little girl has a love affair with this material. It's deliciously fabulous! She can hardly contain herself with me pinning and sewing minkee! She LOVES it. Possibly more than she loves me... let's hope not! But here's some pics along the way:

First there's the cutting... I love how deliciously the fabric looks when its just piled up and ready to go!

Then the insane pinning of the minkee. If it moves even an eigth of an inch my OCD can't handle it!

And then the sewn blanket top. Now for the quilting and binding. It's a good thing it's nap time for the little one so I can have fun too! And I'm sure I'll get the final product posted very soon...