Sunday, October 19, 2014

Granny Square Quilted Tree Skirt + Pillow

 Hi there! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!   Last weekend, at my little sewing retreat with my mom, we made this darling Quilted Tree Skirt! The best part is, we put together kits for this lovely Tree Skirt, so you can make one of your very own!

Click HERE to purchase Tree Skirt Kit
I have a slight obsession with granny squares right now.  I pretty much adore them, and love the vintage vibe they give.  They are so darn easy to sew up, and they are so lovely all sewn together in this little tree skirt! I am in love!  I couldn't be happier with how this turned out, and I am so glad I get to share the pattern with you! 


Since I was at my mom's house I got to quilt this baby up on her Bernina....oh man was I in heaven! It quilted like a dream.  I got this quilted in like a half an hour! I decided to a meandering pattern for the quilting, and I am really happy with how it turned out.

My mom did all the binding, she is the Binding Fairy after all! :) There is nothing like hand binding! The red binding just frames up the skirt perfectly!

Click HERE to purchase Tree Skirt Kit
Click Here to download the FREE PDF pattern. 

In the kit you will have enough left over fabric to whip up an extra granny square--so I thought it would be perfect to make a matching pillow! All you need is a 14" pillow form and some batting to make yourself a lovely little pillow to match!



To make this pillow, you will follow the same instructions on the PDF download to make one granny square block.

Your block will measure 11.25" square.

So this is how you make a quilted pillow:

1.  Make one granny square block.

2.  Add a border to your block.  I used 2.5" strips to make my border.  Which happened to be the perfect size!  Your block should be around 14" give or take a little.  I like my pillow covers to be a little snug on my pillows.

3. Quilt your block.  To quilt your block, cut out a square of batting that is about 1" larger on all sides than your block.  Baste your block.  I just stuck in some basting pins, to keep my block and batting from shifting while I quilted it.

4.  I quilted mine using straight lines,  doing a 1/4" lines from all the seams.

5. Trim any excess batting off your block.

6.  Turn your block into a pillow, using the envelope pillow tutorial right here! 

That's it! You have yourself a darling pillow to match your tree skirt!

Isn't this tiny rocking chair adorable?  It has been in my family for a long time, my mom has it in her front room, so I thought I would take it out on her deck, and snap some photos of this sweet little pillow and rocking chair!

I hope you enjoy the pattern, and if you decide to make a pillow or a skirt, I would love to see it! lindsey@fortworthfabricstudio.com

Talk to you soon!




Friday, October 17, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday # 36

Happy Friday!! So there are some exciting things happening over here! Less than a week until Quilt Market! Wahoo!!  It will be my first year going, and I am so excited! This weekend, I will be trying to get ahead with sewing projects and all that fun stuff, so when I get back, I don't have to play catch up! :)

So be sure to check back next week for some fun projects I will be sharing! :)

This week I shared this fun new quilt! There is a free PDF download, and you can purchase kits! Go here for all the details! 



We are running a new fun promotion! Remember the cute Autumn Blessings Stitchable, I posted about a few weeks ago?  Well, with any order over $75, you will receive the kit for FREE! :)

Autumn Blessings Kit

*Minimum $75 purchase – the coupon code will add automatically for all purchases that are $75 and up. Good while supplies last.
Now let's get to this week's bundle!! You know, there are only 10 more Friday's until Christmas?!  So now is the time to make those holiday projects! This bundle is perfect for some fun holiday sewing! 


Click HERE to purchase this bundle! 

CHRISTMAS BASICS is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Pretty little red & green pieces for your Holiday projects!  

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Holiday Coordinates Snowflakes - Riley Blake
  2. Essentials Sparkles Passion - Wilmington
  3. Pinhead Kiwi - Michael Miller
  4. Home for the Holidays Stripe Multi - Riley Blake
  5. Gingerbread Christmas Icing Damask Red - Windham
  6. Sketch Lime - Timeless Treasures
  7. Home for the Holidays Candy Multi - Riley Blake
  8. Sketch Ruby - Timeless Treasures

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! 

*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


200 x 200
Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

If you need a different sized button--click here for different sizes.

It is going to be a frenzy of fabric around here and we can't wait to see what you have been creating with your fabric! So please, grab a button or share a link and let's party!!!




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Think Pink



Hi there! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have put together an all pink bundle called, Think Pink! 
Click HERE to purchase this bundle! 
This bundle is perfect for quilts or other projects that support those who have breast cancer!
This bundle includes 12 fat quarters.
Fabrics included (from top to bottom):

  1. Oval Elements Passionate Fuchsia - Art Gallery
  2. Mini Confetti Dots Pink - Dear Stella
  3. Bloom Pink - Penny Wise
  4. Pinhead Princess - Michael Miller
  5. Cotton Shades Bubblegum - Riley Blake
  6. Paint Stripes Pink - Loralie Designs
  7. Basics Polka Dots Pink - Windham
  8. Dandy Damask Candy - Michael Miller
  9. Summer Breeze Fish Tale Pink - Riley Blake
  10. Daisy Mae Scrollwork Pink - Benartex
  11. Block Toss Bloom - Michael Miller
  12. Sketch Candy - Timeless Treasures

Click HERE to purchase this bundle!

I also put together a fun little round-up of pink projects for some inspiration!

Cluck Cluck Sew
Crazy Little Projects
Crazy Little Projects
House of Smiths

I love all of these fun pink projects! Such great inspiration!

Talk to you soon,


Sunday, October 12, 2014

4-Patch Slice Quilt Pattern

Hi there! I hope you all have been enjoying your weekend! I have had a great time on my little sewing retreat weekend with my mom.  We sewed ALL weekend! I can't wait to show you all the projects we've been working on! 

The quilt I am sharing today is a pattern I came up with last year.  I had the tutorial on my personal blog, and it has been so popular I decided to finally make it into a nice PDF pattern for you guys!  We are also offering this lovely quilt as a kit at the shop for purchase.  

So here it is: 

Click HERE to purchase kit!
Finished Quilt Size: 55" x 65" 

I am smitten with how this quilt turned out.  It's so charming, and girly! I love the fun, vibrant colors and the vintage charm of the script fabric.  It all works so beautifully together to make a wonderfully scrappy quilt! 



Click HERE to purchase kit!

For the binding, we used a fun green dot print that works beautifully with the quilt.  The binding was done by hand by The Binding Fairy (my mom).  She did a wonderful job, like always on the binding!


Kathy Lefler quilted this for us.  She did a fantastic job!   We decided on loopy loops, and I am really happy with how it turned out!


Click HERE to purchase kit!

You can download the PDF pattern for this quilt RIGHT HERE! 

This is such a fun quilt to put together! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

*A big thanks to Nettie Moore (my mom) for piecing this quilt and binding it! And to Kathy Lefler for quilting it!

Talk to you soon,




Friday, October 10, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday #35

Happy Friday! 

My goodness, this week has just flown by!  I have been patiently waiting for this weekend to arrive!  My mom and I have planned our own little sewing retreat weekend, and we will be sewing ALL weekend long.  It's going to be a fun filled few days with lots of sewing, good food, and I'm sure lots of laughs!    I can't wait to show you everything in the coming weeks. 

This week I shared a quick 15 minute sewing project--You can find the tutorial HERE! 



Now let's get to this week's bundle batch! 


Click here to purchase this bundle!


MAKING A SPECTACLE is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Here's a neutral bundle, perfect for masculine quilts!  

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. 20/20 Neutral - Michael Miller
  2. Pinhead Dirt - Michael Miller
  3. Prehistoric Marble Natural  - Northcott
  4. Painters Canvas Black - Michael Miller
  5. 20/20 Neutral - Michael Miller
  6. Prehistoric Stone Natural - Northcott
  7. Sketch Charcoal - Timeless Treasures
  8. Ta Dot Tobacco - Michael Miller

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! 

*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


200 x 200
Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

If you need a different sized button--click here for different sizes.

It is going to be a frenzy of fabric around here and we can't wait to see what you have been creating with your fabric! So please, grab a button or share a link and let's party!!!




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

15 Minute Grocery Bag Holder

Hi there! I hope you all are having a good week! Last week I shared a bunch of Milk Cow Kitchen projects and tutorials! Well, I have one more up my sleeve to show you guys.  I have wanted to make a new bag holder for my kitchen for a while now, because my old one is about 5 years old and it is pretty worn out!  So I whipped up this lovely bag holder today, and it literally only took me about 15 minutes to make!  You can't get much quicker than that! 


These nifty bag holders are really quite functional!  I love mine and couldn't live without it! It holds all my grocery bags all in one place, and it doesn't take up too much room--which is a bonus when you don't have a big kitchen!


So let's get started!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Birthday Bundles!

We are celebrating the birthdays of the bloggers that we sponsor!   In honor of each blogger's birthday, look for a FQ Bundle they have designed!  This month, we have two birthday's to celebrate!   


Lynne of Lily's Quilts  and Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts.


Happy Birthday Lynne and Faith! 

Lynne designed this fabulous low volume Paris bundle.  


Click here to purchase this bundle!

Faith designed this fun and colorful bundle here:

Click here to purchase this bundle!

Be sure to check back for future blogger's birthdays!

Talk to you soon,