Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quilt Market Recap 2014

Hi there! I have a fun post today, filled with pictures from Quilt Market! Jodie and I had a lot of fun seeing all the beautiful booths and meeting lots of quilty and fabric friends! 

We got into Houston on Friday night.  We missed Sample Spree, because we had no idea that you needed a ticket to get in! So now we know for next year! :)  

We stayed all day Saturday, and went back for a few appointments on Sunday morning, and then left back for Dallas.  So it was a short trip, but we had so much fun! 

Jodie and Lindsey ready to go to Market! 

We got to meet the adorable and super friendly Kate Spain!! She is just as lovely in person! 

Jodie met up with Nan Baker the designer of the Splendor In the Grass pattern! This is one of our most popular kits! You can purchase one here!

We also got to meet Bonnie and Camille! They were super sweet in person, and their booth was gorgeous! We have their entire Day Sail collection ordered! 

I got to meet the super sweet and friendly Amy Butler! I got to show her my first bag I made with her pattern! She was so nice, and so was her husband Dave! 

Jodie meeting with her Moda Rep Jane.  Jane was the sweetest person! She showed us lots of amazing upcoming lines!  We ordered some lovely fabrics from Moda! 

One of the lines we ordered was Gardenvale by Jen Kingwell! This line is GORGEOUS! It has a lovely vintage vibe, and is in high demand! We ordered the entire collection! This line will be coming next year! 

Jen Kingwell's booth! Her quilts were amazing! They were all hand quilted and I could have stared at them for hours! 

This was my favorite quilt of hers.  This modern dresden, is spectacular.  I love the dark background! We will also be carrying kits for this quilt when Gardenvale comes out! 

Next up, is the super lovely Aloha Girl by Fig Tree & Co.  This line was adorable.  I love the colors in this line and the floral influence! So pretty! Look for some of the fabrics in the shop next year! 

One of my favorite lines from Moda was Kate Spain's new line Pardiso.  I have a slight obsession with Kate Spain's work and this new line is soooo pretty! I love the vibrant pinks and blues in this line! 

This was my favorite quilt in her booth.  We will be kitting this when the fabric arrives! So be sure to check the shop!

Lastly is this beautiful line called Ambleside by Brenda Riddle.  Oh my goodness, this fabric is seriously gorgeous! I love the color palette of this line.  It is so soft and comforting! I can't wait to get my hands on some of this when we get it in stock! 

Brenda's booth was seriously one of my favorites! I love her style, and the quilts she had were simply gorgeous! 

We had a great time at market, and I wish I would have taken more pictures! I think I was just trying to take everything in, and my camera was the last thing on my mind!

We also ordered some lovely new collections from Northcott, Dear Stella, AdornIt, and Willmington! So be sure to check the shop's coming soon section for updates! :)

Talk to you soon,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Orange Peel Pillow Mini Tutorial

Hi there! I am back from Market!! I will be posting about that tomorrow! So be sure to check back, and read all about it--I will have a lot lot pictures to share!

Today, I wanted to share this simple pillow with you today.  A few weeks ago, we got these lovely Cross Weave Woven fabrics in the shop.  These fabrics are beautiful.  They have such a lovely look and texture! We have five different colors, and they are all just as beautiful.  You have to see these in person to truly see how lovely they are!

We have this awesome bundle put together with all the colors we have available, so you can see each one!

This is such a quick and easy project, you can whip this pillow up in no time! I love the linen against the cross-weave.  It gives the pillow a nice texture.  The colors in this pillow are so soft and natural looking, which is perfect for an everyday pillow for your couch, or even your bed! :)

Alright, let's make this!  Here are the instructions:


1/2 yard of Linen - Cut 1 - 15" square piece, and two 15" x 10" pieces (for the back)
1/4 yard of Cross Weave Woven Aqua
14" Pillow Form
Fusible Web
Coordinating Thread
Pattern - Download HERE -- I used the larger petal for this pillow

Step 1: Iron some fusible web (using the directions on your web)  onto your cross weave Aqua fabric.

Step 2: Trace your pattern onto the back side of your fabric (where your fusible web is)  You will need 16 peels total.

Step 3: Cut them out, and remove paper.  Place them in an orange peel pattern onto your front piece.  It's helpful to find the center of your front piece of fabric and start from the center and work out, so they are all evenly spaced.

Step 4: Once you have them arranged, then carefully iron them in place.

Step 5: Stitch around them using your preffered stitch, I used a zig-zag stitch on mine.  But you could hand appliqué stitch these one, or do a straight stitch.  Whatever you prefer! Once you have them stitched you have completed the front part of your pillow!

Step 6: Now you need to make it into a pillow cover! You can find the tutorial on how to make an envelope style pillow cover right HERE!

That's it!!

This is such an easy pillow,  I think I need to make a few more for my couches! :)

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Diaper and Wipes Travel Pouch {Tutorial}

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Today I am going to show you how to whip up this cute and functional Diaper and Wipes Pouch! 

This pouch is really simple to put together! I saw an idea like this on Pinterest, but it had a zipper top.  I decided to change this one up a bit by adding a magnetic snap. 

This pouch would be an awesome gift for a new mom, or even a mom with more than a few kids! I have three kiddos, and one of them is still in diapers.  She's at the age where I don't need to take a diaper bag with me, but I still need to carry a diaper and wipes just in case.  So this little pouch is the perfect thing to tuck into my purse, so I don't have to carry a diaper bag anymore! 

So what do ya say, let's make one! 

1 - 6.75 x 8.5" piece of exterior fabric and interfacing (for the front)
1  - 3.75 x 8.5" piece of exterior fabric and interfacing (for the front)
1 -  8.5" x 12.5" piece of exterior fabric and interfacing (for the back)
1 - 2.5" x 8.5" piece of coordinating fabric and interfacing(for the yellow strip)
2 - 2.5" x 5" pieces of coordinating fabric and interfacing (for the snap strip)
2 - 8.5" x 12.5 pieces of lining fabric (these don't need to be lined)
Magnetic snap
Coordinating thread

Step 1: Cut out your pieces and line your exterior pieces and snap pieces with interfacing.

Step 2: Sew your 3 exterior pieces together.  Press your seams open.

Step 4:  Attach your snap.  Take one of your snap strips and fold in half to find your center, then mark 1.5" from the bottom of the piece.   Then take your back piece and mark the spot with the two small rectangles.  Take your seam ripper and make a tiny slice where you marked both the rectangles.  Insert snap front then place the backing piece one and fold over the prongs.

Step 5:  Now you will take your other snap strip and place it right sides together and sew around three sides, leaving the side opposite of the snap open so that you can flip it right side out.    Once you flip it right side out, press and then stitch a top stitch around the perimeter.

Step 6:  Place your snap strap piece onto the exterior back piece.  Find the center piece of the back and then pin into place.  Sew a 1/4" stay stitch to keep in place.

Step 7:   Attach the other part of your snap to the front of your exterior piece.  Mark the center point and mark 1.5" down.  Follow the same instructions in step 4 to insert the other part of your snap.

Step 8: Place your two exterior pieces right sides together and sew a 1/4" seam along the three sides, leaving the top opened. Clip the corners and turn right side out and and press.  (I forgot to add my other part of my snap to the front of my just pretend that it's there in this picture ;)

Step 9:  Take your two lining pieces, pin right sides together and sew a 1/4" seam around the three sides, leaving the top opened. Leave small opening at the bottom. (this is where we will turn everything right side out---I forgot to leave a small opening and had to use my handy dandy seam ripper.)  Clip the corners.  Leave inside out.

Step 10:  With your lining inside out, tuck your exterior inside your lining, leaving the snap in between the two layers.   Pin all the way around, matching the side seams.  Then sew a 1/2" seam around the top of your pouch.

Step 11: Through the bottom opening of your lining, turn everything right side out.  You will then sew the opening shut at the bottom of your lining.  Tuck your lining in your pouch and then give it a good press.

And that's it!  You're done! Pretty simple, right?  Like I mentioned before, any mom with a child in diapers would love to have one of these! :)

Talk to you soon,

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday #37

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week!  I am currently at Quilt Market, and I can't wait to tell you all about it when I get back next week! 

This week on the blog I shared some fun projects:

1. Granny Square Tree Skirt Kit and Tutorial

2. Arabian Night's Quilt Kit

3. Card Holder Wallet Tutorial

Now let's get to this week's bundle:

Click HERE to purchase Monkey Around
MONKEY AROUND is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  This cute socky monkey bundle features the Critter Club Monkeys by Robert Kaufman!  

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Critter Club Monkeys - Robert Kaufman
  2. Complements Spatter Medium Brown - South Sea Imports
  3. Pink/White Stripe - Dear Stella
  4. Teddy Bear Basics Pink/Brown Daisy - Windham
  5. Critter Club Monkeys - Robert Kaufman
  6. Small Chevron Baby Pink - Riley Blake
  7. Impressions Moire Brown - Clothworks
  8. Dream Dot Ballet - 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!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Card Holder Wallet {Tutorial}

Hi there! I am flying to Texas tomorrow for Quilt Market! Wahoooo! I am so excited for this fun-filled weekend!  

While I am at Quilt Market, I am definitely going to take my business cards.  I was thinking, that I didn't really have anywhere to keep a bunch of them all in one place that would be convenient, and small enough to just tuck in my purse.  I figured I should remedy that immediately! :)

So I came up with this tiny Card Holder Wallet:

This card holder measures at 5" wide and 3" tall when closed.  So it's really compact and perfect to put in my already over-flowing purse!   This was so easy to put together, and I was able to literally use some scraps to whip this up.

I used some fusible fleece as my interfacing, which makes the card holder really sturdy.  To keep the wallet closed, I added a magnetic snap.  These things are the best! They are so easy to work with and are very functional!

Fabrics used in this wallet are from A Beautiful Thing by Riley Blake

So what do ya say, let's make one together!


PDF Pattern -- Print HERE.
Exterior fabric  6" x 8" piece will be a good size of scrap
Interior fabric  6" x 8" piece will be a good size of scrap
Interfacing - Purchase here
Magnetic snap - Purchase here
Coordinating thread

Step 1: Cut your pattern out.  Pin pattern to a layer of your exterior fabric and interfacing and cut out. Then cut another layer of interfacing and your interior piece with the same pattern piece.

You should have two interfacing pieces, and an exterior and interior piece cut out.

Step 2: Iron your interfacing onto the wrong sides of your interior and exterior pieces.

Step 3:  Take a ruler and measure 1.5" down from the center point of the top your interior fabric piece.

Step 4: Now take one of your backing pieces from your magnetic snaps and put the center circle right over the place you marked.  Mark in the two little rectangles with a marking pen.  Then with your seam ripper very carefully cut a slit where you marked the two rectangles.

Step 5: Insert the snap prongs through the two holes you made.

Step 6: Now place the back piece on and then bend the prongs over to secure the snap into place.

Step 7: Now add your other part of your snap. You will do this on the EXTERIOR piece.  You will do it 1.5" up from the bottom of the center of your exterior piece.  You will follow the same instructions as above to insert snap.

Step 8: Place your exterior and interior piece right sides together and pin all the way around to secure.  Then sew a 1/4" seam around the perimeter-- leaving an opening along on of the sides.

Step 9: Turn right side out, then fold in your opening and press.  Do a top stitch around the whole wallet.

Step 10: Fold over the bottom portion and pin into place.  Then sew along the edge to secure the pocket.

That's it! You now have a handy little card holder! 

I am going to keep this in my purse! This will definitely come in handy while I am at Quilt Market! 

Talk to you soon!