Sunday, August 30, 2015

15 Minute Burp Rag Tutorial

Hi there!  I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend! On Friday, I was asked to take a dinner to a new mom in our church over the weekend.  I thought she might also like some homemade burp rags as well.  So I whipped these up in just a few minutes and took them over with some dinner!  In my opinion you can never have too many of these!

These are so simple to make and require very little sewing! 
burp rag tutorial

She had a boy, so I just found some very simple navy prints in my stash and sewed them up! You could change things up by doing one print for the front and a different one for the back.  Or you could appliqué the baby's initials on the front to give it a more personalized touch.  

I thought I would link you up to some of my favorite prints right now that you could use for these burp rags! 

Boys Vintage Classics - this line is seriously cute for boys! I love love love these prints! 
Mother Goose Tales - this line is great for a boy or girl! 
Paradise - this line is so lovely for girls -- I just love the colors in this collection! 




Supplies:
  • 1/4 yard of fabric or a fat quarter
  • 1/4 yard batting
  • Coordinating thread
Cutting:
  • 2 - 9" x 20" rectangles from fabric
  • 1 - 9" x 20" piece of batting (100% cotton batting is what I used)

Step 1: Place your fabrics in this order: 
  • Batting 
  • Front right side up
  • Back right side down
Step 2: Pin all three layers in place, then sew around the rectangle using a 1/4 seam.  Leave a 3-4" opening on one of the long sides. 






Step 3: Trim corners:
Step 4: Turn right side out, and press your opening closed and then sew a finishing stitch around the rectangle.


That's it! So simple and so easy! I think I need to make a bunch of these to just have on hand for gifts for new moms! :)



Talk to you soon!





Friday, August 28, 2015

Fabric Frenzy Friday #78

Happy Friday friends! I hope you all had a good week!  School started this week at our house, so it's been a busy one! I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend with some sewing! :) I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend! Let's get to this week's bundle:

PLUM PUDDING 



PLUM PUDDING is this week's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Rich, opulent purples paired with creamy vanillas!Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Lilac Garden Bitty Tonal Purple - Northcott
  2. Oval Elements French Vanilla - Art Gallery
  3. Marble Swirls Purple - Moda
  4. We the People Crackle Ivory - Wilmington
  5. Grunge Eggplant - Moda
  6. Essentials Sparkles Meringue - Wilmington 
  7. Essentials Sparkles Aubergine - Wilmington
  8. Gardenvale Scribbles Monkey Magic - Moda

Need more than a fat quarter? You can purchase this bundle in 1/2 yard cuts rather than fat quarters.

Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours!  

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Halloween Wall Hanging

We are continuing our Halloween series with this adorable and festive Halloween Wall Hanging today! Anne Henrie is stopping by to share how she made it! :)



Hello! My name is Anne Henrie and I’m very excited to be guest for Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Before we get to the fun stuff I’ll tell you a little bit about me. I come from a family of quilters, but never had any desire to cut up perfectly good fabric and then sew it back together again. When I went to college I ended up taking a quilting class and was hooked from the first day! That isn’t to say I was great at it. I spent many nights at my mom’s house unpicking my pieces, there were even tears shed over the drunkards path block! Despite those few setbacks I loved the feeling of creating with fabric! It has been a part of my life for the last 15 years. 

 Away from the quilting side of me I have a family that I adore! My wonderful husband who gave me my first sewing machine and three daughters that are as enamored with fabric as I am. (They have their own stash of fabric and guard it diligently.) 


 During the day I am an elementary school teacher who has taught Kindergarten for the past 8 years and has moved to 4th grade for this school year. I love teaching and being with children, but it also helps support my quilting habit. 



 Well let’s get to this project! This is a small wall hanging or it would work well as a table topper. It measures about 44” square when finished. 



 If you have any questions about this pattern please feel free to email me at awhenrie@gmail.com.  All of the fabric came from Fort Worth Fabric studio except the black fat quarter, the binding and the back. 


Materials:
1/3 yd - black damask
1/3 yd - orange damask
5/8 yd - metallic black
¾ yd - orange sparkles
½ yd - orange stripe
½ yd - purple dot
1 - fat quarter black fabric for spider
Small Scrap of white for the eyes
Fabric for binding and back

½” bias tape maker invisible thread or thread to match purple dot fabric
Fusible web if desired for the spider
Water soluble glue (I use Roxanne’s Glue Baste It)

Cutting instructions 
Orange Damask
      · 12 – 4 ” squares
Black Damask
      · 13 – 4 ” squares
Black Metallic
      · 24 – 2 ½“ x 4“ rectangles
      · 24 – 2 ½” x 8“ rectangles
Orange sparkle
      · 26 - 2 ½“ x 4“ rectangles
      · 26 – 2 ½” x 8“ rectangles
Orange Stripe
      · 4 – 3 ½ “ x 38”
Purple Dot
      · 1 -18” square (for bias tape)
      · 4 – 3 ½ “ squares
      · Cut 6 small circles to cover the raw edges of the spider web Mine finished at 1 ½“ after they were       turned under.
Black Fat Quarter
      · Cut 1 – 6 ” circle for the body
      · Cut 2 – ¾ black circles (larger if you plan on turning the edges under)
      · Cut 8 – 1” x 5” strips for the legs
White Fabric
      · Cut 2 – 1 ½ “ circles (larger if you plan on turning the edges under)

 Assembling the blocks
1 – Sew a 2 ½“ x 4“ orange sparkle rectangle to the top and bottom of each black damask fabric. Press to the center.

2 – Sew a 2 ½” x 8“ orange sparkle rectangle to each side of the pieces you just pressed. You should have 13 squares with black damask in the center and orange sparkle on the outside.



3 – Sew a 2 ½“ x 4“ black metallic rectangle to both sides of each orange damask fabric. Press to the outside.
     · Side note – I did not sew mine this way, but if I did it would have alleviated some bulkiness when sewing the top together.

4 - Sew a 2 ½” x 8“ black metallic rectangle to the top and bottom of the pieces you just pressed. You should have 12 squares with orange damask in the center and black metallic on the outside.



Sewing the rows together 
 1 - Rows 1, 3 & 5 should be sewn together in the following order – black center, orange center, black center, orange center, black center.

2 - Rows 2 & 4 should be sewn together in the opposite order – orange center, black center, orange center, black center, orange center.

3 - Press all pieces to the darker fabric. Refer to the picture below to see the final placement.



4 - Sew the rows together according to the picture above.

5 - Press the seams according to your preference.


Sewing the border 
1 - Sew an orange stripe border strip to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press towards the inside.

2 - Sew a purple dot square to each side of the remaining two orange stripe border strips. Press towards the purple fabric.

3 – Sew these two border strips to the sides of the quilt top. Press the seams toward the outside. (See picture above.)

Spider Web 
Using the 18” square I made a very long piece of bias tape using the continuous bias binding method.
I could explain how to make this but I’m sure it wouldn’t be as great as the tutorial I used myself. You can find the tutorial I used here. However, instead of drawing the lines 2” apart I drew them ¾“ apart.

 After cutting the ¾“ strip I used a ½“ bias tape maker to make a lot of bias tape. I have found the easiest way is to spray my strip with spray starch and let it dry. Then thread it through the bias tape maker and iron it as you pull it through. This will make about 11 ½ yds of bias tape. Yea, that is a lot of bias tape! You definitely will not use it all but I found there were some spots that were not usable so I had plenty to choose from.


Assembling the Spider Web 
· Cut 5 pieces of bias tape 22 ½ “ long

· Place 1 piece starting at the top left hand corner between the blocks and the border. It should run across the top.

· Place another piece starting at the top left hand corner running down the side between the blocks and the border.

· Evenly space the remaining three strips between these two strips starting at the top left corner.



· Once everything is placed carefully glue the strips into place.

· Using the remaining bias tape make arcs between the straight strips.

· I found it was easier to put small dots of glue in an arc shape then glue each arc down separately.

· Use the picture as a reference



· On the smaller arcs toward the top of the quilt I tucked the edges under the straight pieces to hide the raw edges.

· I left the raw edges on the large arcs at the bottom untucked.

· Use invisible thread to machine applique the web.

· Cover the raw edges on the five points of the web and the top left corner with the purple dot circles. Applique using your favorite method. (I hand appliqued mine.)

· Place and glue a 14” piece of bias tape hanging from the center of the web. Applique with invisible thread. The Spider

· You can choose to applique the spider with your favorite method. But the following is how I achieved this portion.

· I chose to turn the edges of the eyes under and applique them by hand onto the spider body.

· The legs were made with the bias tape maker.

· The spider’s body was made with fusible web.

· After placing the spider body and legs on the quilt I ironed the spider down and glued the legs down.



· I appliqued the body and legs with a small black zigzag stitch.

· If this is too vague please contact me. I would love to help you out.

 Wow! You can now sit back and enjoy your quilt top! All that is left is to quilt and bind it.

 Well, that’s it! Hopefully this is everything you need to know in order to make this sweet little wall hanging. Good luck!

I want to thank Anne for stopping by today to share this great Halloween Wall Hanging! You can find Anne over on her blog: Anne Henrie



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Halloween Sale!

Hi there! Last week we started a fun Halloween series, and to celebrate, we are having a SALE! 

Take 15% off EVERYTHING in our Haunted House section! 


Use code HAUNTED15 at checkout! 
Sale ends August 26, 2015

This is a great time to stock up on those fun Halloween prints! :) 






Friday, August 21, 2015

Fabric Frenzy Friday #77

Happy Friday friends! We are headed to go camping all weekend - for a last trip before school starts! The kids are thrilled, but I am trying to tell myself that camping is fun! ;) I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend! 

Let's get to this week's bundle!





GINGERBREAD TREATS 

GINGERBREAD TREATS is this week's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Warm gingerbread & cinnamon-reds work together for a delicious holiday bundle!Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Season's Greetings Mini Gingerbread Red - Fabri-Quilt
  2. Sketch Linen - Timeless Treasures
  3. Little Joys Red Dottie - Penny Rose
  4. Nature Elements Biscotti - Art Gallery
  5. Essentials Petite Dots Red - Wilmington
  6. Season's Greetings Mini Gingerbread Cream - Fabri-Quilt 
  7. Fall Frolic Solids Brown - Wilmington
  8. La Creme Swiss Dots Red - Riley Blake

Need more than a fat quarter? You can purchase this bundle in 1/2 yard cuts rather than fat quarters.


Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours!  

Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 

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*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall Table Runner

Hi there! Today we are kicking off a fun Halloween/Fall series! We have several awesome guests stopping by to share their Halloween and Fall creations! :) 


August 19 :: Lindsey - Fort Worth Fabric Studio
August 26 :: - Anne Henrie 
September 2 :: - Melanie
September 9 :: Jayne - Twiggy and Opal
September 16 :: Trina - Will Cook for Shoes
September 22 :: Nettie


I am starting things off with this very simple Ruffled Table Runner with Appliquéd Pumpkins!


This is a simple project, that uses Toweling for the main part of the runner!  I appliquéd some fun fall pumpkins onto the toweling, to give it a fun fall vibe!  





The fabric I used for my ruffle is this darling floral from Autumn Elegance.  I absolutely adore the vibrancy and saturated hues of this print! It has some bits of turquoise in it -- that just pops! 


Supplies:

Toweling - get enough yardage for the length of your table! (measure the length of your table then add about 6" 
3-4 fat quarters of oranges - I love this pocket pack we have in stock! :) 
Pattern 1 & Pattern 2

Directions:

1. I just followed this simple tutorial to make the ruffle part of the runner! I used this same tutorial to make my Christmas Runner last year!

2. Print out pattern 1 and pattern 2 - and cut out your pumpkins.

3. Iron your fusible web onto your fabrics (according to package directions), then trace your pumpkins out onto the back of your fusible web.  Cut out your pieces.

4. Lay your pieces onto your toweling, arrange them however you like them, and then iron them on (according to package directions).

5.  Now stitch them down to secure! That's it!



I made this cute little runner for my entry table, and whipped up some pillows to finish the look! You know me and pillows---I really have a problem! It took everything I had to not go into our shed and bring in my boxes of fall decor!  I figured getting everything out in the middle of August was a bit too early, but mark my words---I will be getting it out September 1st! ;)  I can't wait!

Isn't this little fellow darling?! I have found a new obsession--making fabric pumpkins! I dare you to make one! Once you start, you won't want to stop! I plan on having a big ol' basket full of these cuties by the time September 1st comes around! :)


Talk to you soon,

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fabric Frenzy Friday Features!

Hi there! Hope you are all enjoying your week!

We had some great projects linked up last week! Here are this week's features:

First up are these lovely pillows from Whims and Fancies!  You know how much I love pillows! I love this pattern and the quilting gives these pillows so much dimension! Thanks Soma for sharing these! 

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Next up is this bright and and modern quilt by: Made by ChrissieD.  I love this colors and the overall look of this quilt!  I really enjoyed seeing all of her wonderful pictures of the quilt! Be sure to stop by and check them out! Thanks Chris! 
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Be sure to stop by the linky party to check out all the great projects shared! 

Talk to you soon!

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