Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quick Project - Take 2

Don't be alarmed. This is really a quick project. The recipe goes like this:

One part Dead Simple Quilt Along
One part Charm pack (mixed with solid squares)

Chain piece and whoop, there it is. A lap quilt top right before your eyes.

Quilt with simple straight lines or have some fun with your free motion quilting. If you want to speed up your binding, check out Rita's tutorial on machine stitching your binding.

Stitch with love. :)

We've got our pre-cuts for Terrain and Little Apples at ridiculously special pricing right now. Find yourself a few quiet hours (probably the hardest part of this entire project), get comfy at the sewing machine, put on some tunes, maybe a cup of tea (or glass of wine) and have at it!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quick Projects - Take 1

It's November folks and we don't need to tell you which season is fast approaching. So much more doesn't need repeating as well. Busy.... yup. Budget.... ouch.

So we're talking fast and easy holiday projects here. One sitting, maybe two. Materials that you probably have or maybe you'd need to purchase a fat quarter here. :) Just sayin'.

Today is clutches and checkbook covers. The checkbook covers that Becca made with Echino linen/cotton blends use a Keykalou pattern. The clutch envelope (Echino with some interfacing to stiffen) was a bit free-form, based on this tutorial. The patchwork zip pouch is also an improv. Lots of jumping off places can be found online. Need to put in a zipper... You Tube can show you how. So much of the sewing community is so generous with their tutorials. Use them well and credit them generously.

Let's make this a handmade season people. A little love goes a long way. And please show us your creations in our Flickr group. (Sounding a little Hill Street Blues here, don't know why, but you better be careful with those needles out there.)