Don't forget to enter this week's giveaway: Home for the Holiday's -- Enter HERE!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

10 Christmas Quilts

Christmas in July is still going strong! Today, we thought it would be fun to do a roundup of Christmas Quilts! 

Now is the time to start on that Christmas quilt, so you know it will be done in time for Christmas! 

Here are 10 quilts for your inspiration!
Cabin Christmas

Brights Christmas Quilt

(I know this is not technically a quilt, but this pillow is just so darn cute I had to include it!)
Christmas Patchwork Pillow

Simple Sixteen 
Double Pinsheels

Starry Eyed

Flurry -- Free Pattern

Elf Hats

In From the Cold
All of these Christmas quilts definitely have me inspired to make a new Christmas quilt this year! :) 

Talk to you soon,

Monday, July 21, 2014

Simple Sixteen Free Quilt Pattern

Hi there! I am really excited to share this quilt with you guys today for Christmas in July! 

This quilt has been in the works for a little while now, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!   This quilt was made from the Back Porch Prints from Wilmington Prints.  These prints are 1930's inspired Christmas prints, and are really spectacular.   To stick to the vintage theme, we thought it would be great to use a linen fabric for the background fabric.  The two different fabrics really play well with each other and give it an awesome vintage vibe and great texture. 

Simple Sixteen Quilt Kit -- Purchase HERE

Simple Sixteen is made from 16" blocks that are made using basic piecing techniques.  This quilt comes together quickly and you can easily adjust the size of the quilt by adding or taking away blocks. 

Simple Sixteen Quilt Kit -- Purchase HERE

Simple Sixteen was pieced by Nettie Moore and quilted by Kathy Lefler.  They both did such a wonderful job with the quilt! It turned out better than I imagined it would!

The quilt was quilted using a simple straight line design.  The backing on the quilt is the Peppermint Swirl Red print.   

Simple Sixteen Quilt Kit -- Purchase HERE

The binding was done by hand by Nettie Moore, and she used all the leftover scraps to make a scrappy binding for the quilt.  

Simple Sixteen Quilt Kit -- Purchase HERE

 **PRE-ORDER, expected August 2014. Pre-order to reserve your kit. We will ship as soon as the fabric arrives & we have cut the kits. There will be no charge until we ship to you. Quantity in stock is the number of kits available for pre-order.**

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Home for the Holidays Half Yard Bundle Giveaway!

Hi there! I can't believe the weekend is already over! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  I decided to pick up a new hobby--my mom is teaching me how to embroider.  I have really wanted to learn for some time now, and this weekend I was able to sit down for a bit and learn.  So far I'm hooked, I can't wait to learn more! 

Let's get to this week's giveaway! Keeping the theme of Christmas in July, we are giving away another half yard bundle of Christmas prints!

Click HERE to purchase!
To enter to win, answer the following question:

What sewing/quilting related item do you want for Christmas this year?

Leave your answer in the comment section below.  If you are an anonymous commenter or a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address in your comment! 

Giveaway will close: July 27, 2014

Good luck!

PS: This is a toughie, if I could  have anything it would be a long-arm quilting machine.  However, let's be realistic here--I think I would like gift cards to buy fabric! :) You can't have enough fabric in my opinion! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fabric Frenzy Friday #23

Happy Friday!! It's hard to believe that we are more than halfway through July already! Summer is just not long enough! :) 

To start the weekend off, we are offering a sale on shipping:

All postage adjustments will be made manually, once orders are received.  We are unable to adjust previous orders.    Non-sale fabric must be in-stock yardage (does not apply to pre-orders, coming soon fabrics, kits or bundles).INTERNATIONAL Friends:  Stay tuned, we will have a special offer for you next week!

Now let's get to this week's Friday Bundle Batch!

MOD MEADOW is today's 8 piece Bundle Batch!  Featuring the Meadow Meet Up print from Michael Miller along with some fabulous orange and turquoise blenders!

Included in each bundle are one cut of each  (in order from top to bottom):
  1. Meadow Meet Up - Michael Miller
  2. Sketch Nectarine - Timeless Treasures
  3. Floral Elements Capri Blue - Art Gallery
  4. Ta Dot Bubblegum - Michael Miller
  5. Meadow Meet Up - Michael Miller
  6. Mini Confetti Dot Turquoise - Dear Stella
  7. Kona Cotton Orange - Robert Kaufman
  8. High Street Daisy - 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! 

*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, July 16, 2014

Winterberry Table Topper

Today we are welcoming back Paula, from The Sassy Quilter! She is showing us how to make this lovely Winterberry Table Topper for Christmas in July! 

Hi there! Paula here from over at The Sassy Quilter. A not so secret about me is that I love Christmas! And now is the perfect time to start getting your projects together and figuring out your handmade holiday gameplan
I have a tutorial for you today to make this really easy Winterberry Table Topper. I love these smaller holiday projects because they are so versatile and can even be used as a wall hanging, bonus.....this one can go all winter! If you can master the half-square triangle you can do this project super quick!


1 Winters Lane Layer Cake or Assorted FQ's in brown, red and blue prints
2/3 yd fabric for backing and binding
This entire topper is constructed using 4" squares. I used a layer cake in Winters Lane by Kate & Birdie Paper Co for Moda Fabrics, pulling out the assorted 10" squares I wanted for this project. The values are light, medium and dark to give the project some contrast so keep that in mind when picking your fabrics.


Cut 6 Brown, 12 Red, and 18 Blue - 4" squares.
Cut backing fabric on the fold and use half for the backing and from the other half, cut (4) 2.5" strips to create your binding.
Your backing and binding can also be pieced from FQ's or the rest of your layer cake!
Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all your blue squares. Placing right sides together, pair all of your brown and red squares with a blue square.
Stitch 1/4" away from both sides of the drawn diagonal line. Then cut on the line to yield two half square triangles.
Press open and trim to 3.5". You should have a total of 36 half square triangles, 12- brown/blue and 24- red/blue.
Using the picture above, layout your half square triangles.
Sew all of your half square triangles into rows and then join the rows together to complete your top!
Now layer your backing, batting and quilt top and quilt as desired.
I went with a straight line quilting design for mine using my walking foot. A dense quilting design helps your table topper lay nice and flat.
Join your 2.5" strips together to create your binding.
I used THIS machine binding technique and one of my personalized labels that I had made HERE.
Winterberry Table Topper
This project finishes at 18.5" x 18.5".
Hope you guys are enjoying all this Christmas inspiration! I am using this as a gift for someone special and it feels good to be ahead for once
Keep it Sassy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas Table Runner

We are continuing our Christmas in July series, with this vintage inspired table runner! 

My addiction to toweling, is ever increasing! I can't get enough of it, and I have made it a mission of mine to make as many different things with toweling that I can think of! :)  A few months back, I came across this awesome tutorial for a table runner using toweling! I knew I had to make one, I was just waiting for the right toweling to come along!

We recently added Christmas toweling to our stock of toweling at the shop, and I am in love with it! This vintage inspired santa toweling is seriously to die for.  It reminds me of my grandma's house during Christmas time.   So when I saw this, I knew it was meant to be a table runner for sure! 

This runner is a breeze to make! It literally took me a little over an hour to complete.  I followed this tutorial, but changed my measurements to fit my table.  I also added some ric rac, to add some extra flare.   I couldn't be happier with how the finished runner turned out, and I am pretty certain that some matching tea towels, are definitely in order! 

Since I am a foodie at heart, and I love to bake, I thought I would share this bread recipe with you as well!  I just got this recipe from my friend, a little bit ago and I really loved how the bread turned out. It's not as dense as my go-to bread recipe and it is a little sweeter, which I love! 

Homemade Bread
Makes 2 loaves

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a bowl combine:
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar

Mix well, and set aside and let the yeast rise double.

In a separate bowl combine:

1 cup scalded milk
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs

Mix until combined, and then add yeast mixture.

Start by adding 3 cups of flour and mix well, keep adding flour until dough comes together about another 3-4 cups.  Knead the dough for a couple of minutes, then place in an oiled bowl and cover.  Put in a warm spot and let rise until doubled in size. 

Once the dough is double in size, remove from bowl and separate the dough into two equal portions, form into loaves, and place into greased loaf pans.  Cover and let rise again, until doubled in size.  

Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until bread is cooked through.  

You can definitely use this recipe to make rolls as well! I have made two batches of this bread and my family has pretty much devoured it all!  

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Half Yard Bundle Giveaway

Hi there! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  I got in some much needed sewing time,  and was able to finish up a project that I can't wait to share with you guys! Be sure to check back tomorrow night, to see what I'll be sharing! :)

To continue our Christmas in July series, we are giving away this Christmas half yard bundle:

Letter's to Santa is an 8 piece bundle featuring all Christmas prints! I love the vintage vibe of these Christmas prints and the classic reds and greens! 

To enter to win this lovely bundle of fabrics answer the following question:

What would you make with this bundle of fabric if you won?

Please leave your answer in the comment section below.  If you are a no-reply blogger or anonymous commenter please leave your email address! 

Giveaway will close July 20, 2014

Good luck!