Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sale!

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Mine was wonderful! 

We will return to Fabric Frenzy Friday, next week! But I did want to share this awesome sale we are having at the shop! 

*ALL items in our HOLIDAY HOUSE are 30% off - this includes yardage, panels, Layer Cakes, kits, etc.! 

*ALL (non-holiday) Bundles - Pre-cuts - Kits are 20% off! 

Discounts will automatically be applied in your shopping cart! 

Remember that orders over $200 will ship free in the USA! 

Sale is good through Monday, December 1st. 

Applies to in-stock items only.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Pot Holder Tutorial

Hi there! Happy day before Thanksgiving! :) I have one last Christmas project to share with you all! This one takes a little more time than the others, but it is so worth it!  These Christmas Present Pot Holder's are so festive and will give your kitchen a fun holiday touch! 

These are fairly simple to put together, and you can use your scraps!  If you didn't want to make a pot holder, you could easily make more than a few blocks and make a runner or even a quilt if you'd like! :)

Alright, let's get started!


Out of green:

  • 2 - 2.5" squares
  • 2 - 1.5" x 3" strips
  • 1 - 1.5" x 5.5" strip
Out of holly fabric:
  • 2 - 1.5" x 3"
  • 2 - 3" x 3"
Out of Linen:
  • 2 - 1.5" x 2.5" strips
  • 1 - 4.5" x 2.5" strip
  • 2 - 1.5" x 7.5 strip (border)
  • 2 - 1.5" x 8.5 strip (border)

Step 1: Cut out all your pieces

Step 2: Sew together the two sides.  You will sew the top to the middle, and then then lastly sew the bottom piece on:

Step 3: Now you will sew the two sides to the center green strip.

Step 4: Now we will make the bow.  With your 2.5" x 4.5" strip, you will place one of the green squares right sides together to make an easy corner triangle.  Mark a diagonal line down the center of the wrong side of the square and then sew on that line.  Trim off a 1/4" from the seam, and iron open.

Step 5: Now take your other green square and place it on the opposite side and mark a line and sew down that line.  Trim off excess a 1/4" from the seam, and iron open.

Step 6: Sew your two 1.5" x 2.5" strips onto each side:

Step 7: Sew your two pieces together to make your present.  Next you will add a 1.5" border around the block.

Step 8: To make into a pot holder, you will layer: backing right side down, 2 layers of insul-bright and your block right side up.  Pin them together and quilt.  I kept it pretty simple, just straight lines!

Trim off excess backing and batting.

Step 9: Add your ribbon.  Place a 4.5" long piece of ribbon and pin like pictured.  Make sure it's centered! And then sew it on.

Now it's time to bind! You can find my binding tutorial here! 

And there you have it! A couple of fun and festive pot holders for Christmas! These would make really great gifts for friends and neighbors!

I hope you all have a fun and safe Thanksgiving weekend!

Talk to you soon,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Scrappy Christmas Pillow

Hi there! I hope you are having a good week! I am sure you are all busy preparing for Thanksgiving! I know I am! :) Today I want to share another quick Christmas project with you! 

I am pretty certain, this may be my favorite thing I've made in a while! 

It is just so fun and scrappy! I absolutely love it!  The best part about this,  I just used all scraps to make this pillow! It is so simple to make, but makes such a cute statement!  Once you make one, you'll want to make another---trust me! :)

Supplies for pillow:

1 - 14" pillow form
1.5" strips of scraps of fabric
1 - 2.5" square for the center of block
1 fat quarter for pillow cover

All you need to make this block is 1.5" strips in lots of different lengths.  Once you've cut your scraps, you just have to assemble the block.

All you have to do is starting with the center square--which is 2.5" you work your way out from that and add strips that are 1.5" wide.  I made this little diagram to show you how to work out the proper way.  You start with A, then go out alphabetically.  All seam allowances are 1/4"

I don't measure the actual length of my strips.  I like to have plenty of strip leftover so I can trim it to size.  I just have a bucket of 1.5" wide scraps next to my sewing machine, and make sure it's long enough for the next piece I will be sewing on and then sew it on, and trim off any excess.  Then iron.  You will want to iron after every seam, to keep things nice and neat!

Once you have your block made, it should measure about 15" square.  You can make this however small or big your pillow form is! I just used a 14" pillow form.  Once you have it done, you will make your pillow cover.  You can find my envelope pillow cover tutorial here! 

And that's it friends! So simple, yet so darn cute! I am thinking I need to make one of these for every holiday! 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another fun Christmas project! :)

Talk to you soon,

Monday, November 24, 2014

No Sew Bunting Tutorial

Hi there! I have another quick project to share with you today! It's a no-sew bunting.  This is seriously as easy as it gets! There is no sewing involved, and very little prep work.  The hardest part (which isn't even hard) is cutting out your triangles! 

Alright, let's make one!


PDF Template- Print here
Assorted fabrics
Mini clothes pins

Step 1: Print out your template, cut out and then use template to cut out however many triangles you want for your bunting. 

Step 2: Pin them on with the mini clothespins.

Step 3: Hang it up! That's it! How easy peasy was that! I have mine hanging on my old window in my kitchen! I also have my cute tea towel hanging up! 

Since it was such a quick tutorial, I thought I'd show you how I've decorated my house with all the fun projects I've shared with you this year! 

(You'll have to excuse the not-so-great pics, it is really hard to take pictures in my house!)

Okay, first up is the Quilted Tree Skirt!  I absolutely adore my new tree skirt! It is just so darn cute, and I have had a ton of compliments on it! **You can still purchase kits to make this skirt right here!!!

My husband made me this entry table a few months back, and I really love it! I have wanted one for a long time, and since we moved into our new house earlier this year--he finally made me one! It is perfect for my entryway, and I love decorating for every holiday! Right now I have:
 my toweling runner, embroidered pillow, and tree mug rug sitting on my entry table!

In my kitchen, I have a fun iron rack that my mom gave me years ago for my birthday.  When we moved into our new house, I knew I wanted in my kitchen and we have the perfect corner for it! I love to decorate it with my cookbooks, house plants, and old vintage stuff! I have my fun tree tea towel, and my gathered apron hanging up on my rack right now! 

I have two more quick projects to share this week, I'm saving the best for last! So be sure to come back tomorrow!

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Tree Tea Towels {Tutorial}

Hi there! I hope you had an excellent weekend! I was busy sewing up some fun Christmas related tutorials for you guys! Don't worry, these tutorials are quick and easy, so you have plenty of time to whip these up before December!  I had some left over scraps from my 25th and Pine charm pack from this project, and thought I'd better use every last bit of my charm pack, because I just love this line of fabric! 

You all know how I have a slight obsession with toweling, right?  Well I came up with another project featuring my favorite toweling! A fun Christmas Tree Tea Towel! 

You guys, this project is so darn easy! It literally took me about 15 minutes to make, and I am very happy with these darling little trees!  They are so fun and festive, and seriously require very little sewing.  You could jazz these up with all sorts of embellishments.  You could add some ric-rac, buttons, and any other trims you like! You could even put some cute little stars atop the tree.  Your options our endless on these trees!

Alright, let's whip up one of these together!

Brown scraps (for stumps)
Fusible web
Matching thread

Before you begin, hem your toweling on the top and bottom.

Step 1: Iron your fusible web onto your fabrics.  (According to package directions)  Then with your pattern piece trace out your trees and cut them out.  Then cut out some stumps.  I just did random sizes for this.  No bigger than an inch wide.  (I actually made one stump longer, than in the picture. You will see it in next picture)

Step 2: Iron them onto your toweling.  You can arrange them however you want. You can even do different sized trees.  Use your creativity for this, and change it up how you like it! :)

Step 3: Stitch around the trees to secure.  I just did a straight stitch.  I used matching green thread for the trees, and a brown thread for the stumps. 

That's it! How easy was that! You can literally do this in 15 minutes! I love my festive tree towel, and can't wait to hang it up in the kitchen!

Check back tomorrow for another fun and easy tutorial!

Talk to you soon,

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Daysail Table Runner + Giveaway

Hi there! I hope you are getting some fun sewing time in this weekend!  Today I have a fun table runner to share with you AND a giveaway! So keep reading to find out about giveaway!

So last month, while I was at market we got to meet the lovely Bonnie and Camille!  Their market booth was so pretty, and full of this wonderful new line Daysail.  We have ordered their entire collection, and is available now to pre-order!  While we were there, they were gracious enough to give us each a mini charm pack.  

So today, I thought I would share with you a fun Mini Charm Pack project!

Click HERE to pre-order Daysail!

I love this easy pattern because it showcases all the lovely fabrics in the Daysail line.  There is a variety of prints, from lovely florals to fun geometrics! Plus some great script fabrics! Which I adore!

Click HERE to pre-order Daysail!
This is an easy project, and you could easily get this done in an afternoon!  The blocks are really simple, and there is hardly any cutting involved!  Which is a plus for me! Cutting, is my least favorite part!

I love the colors in this line, they blend so well with each other and the pairings of prints in here are so fun! This runner could be used all year long, because it is just so pretty! :)

Click HERE to pre-order Daysail!

Alright, let's make one! 



Out of background fabric cut the following
  • 48 - 2.5" squares
  • 4 - 1.5" x 9" strips
  • 2  - 1.5" x length of runner strips
Out of Binding cut:
  • 3 - 2.5" x width of fabric strips

Step 1: Layout your block as pictured.  You will use 16 background fabric squares, and 9 mini charm squares for each block.

Step 2: Sew your squares into rows like pictured below and press.

Step 3: Sew your rows together.  You will need to carefully do this so that you match your seams.  Making sure you line up the middle square in each row to the previous row.

Step 4: Your block will look like this once you've sewn all your rows together.  Now it's time to trim!

Step 5: Trim! You will line up your ruler along each side, and you want to keep a 1/4" of seam allowance on all four sides so you don't lose your points.  Once you trim it, your block should measure 9" square.  Now make 3 blocks the same way.

Step 6:  Once you have all your blocks made.  You will sew them together by adding a 1.5" x 9" strip between each block.  You will also add a strip on the left and right sides.

Step 7: Once you have that done, you will sew a 1.5" x width of runner strip to the top and bottom.

Step 8: Now you can baste, quilt, and bind with your preferred method.  (tutorials here: baste, quilt, and bind)

Now to the giveaway! We are giving away a single mini charm pack to one lucky winner!

To enter, answer the following question below.

What would you make with your charm pack if you won?

Please leave your email address in the comment form so we can contact you if you've won!

Giveaway ends: Sunday,  November 30, 2014

Good luck, and I will talk to you soon!

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