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Saturday, March 5, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Toady's quickie sewing project is this beautiful reversible shoulder bag. This was a pattern that came in the Magazine Quilts and more. I did not place a closer or any pockets so that it could remain reversible. I might add a couple ribbon flowers if I get them done later this week. They will be done to with a safety pin added so I can interchange them also.
My nephew Davids birthday is coming up this month so I just had to design a rag quilt with the theme of cars for him. He is so full of energy and is just about the sweetest little bugger you will ever meet. I used a 8 x 8 square and a 1/2 seam allowance to sew each block together.
A tool that is a must have when doing a rag quilt would have to be an electric sweater shaver. This makes the process of getting all the lint off the quilt once it has gone through the washing and drying process.
I was searching the web for some great craft/sewing tutorials and I came across this AMAZING site that many crafters/sewers share many and I MEAN many tutorials. This is a must see site and be sure to share with others.
Mad Skills is a great place to follow fellow crafters and see some amazing designs and tutorials
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I designed this wallet to match my Livie Love Bug Purse I created earlier this week. I also took the time to create the instructions and patterns to share with all my fellow sewers. Be sure to grab the instructions and pattern below. The instructions are full of illistrations in making this great project.
I have seen many, many hobo patterns online and just had to try my hand at creating one. I love the scoop neck of these bags. I created mine with plenty of pockets on the inside and a button and ribbon closer. I also created a thinner strap that ties together so that you can tie it at different lengths.
The front pocket was embroidered with a nickname on it. This Prince of Frogs Hobo Bag was made for a special order for a customer of mine for his wife for Valentines day.
The matching wallet is also one of my designs and have been mentioning I was going to write up all the instructions for this one. I will be getting them online this weekend to share with everyonee
I will also try to get my pattern for the HOBO BAG online this weekend with the written instructions
With winter upon us and the snow piling up I just had to make a purse that reflects the crisp blue skies and beautiful big snow flakes. This was a challenging pattern to use as I also had to figure out the placement for the pockets inside.
I want to give credit for this beautiful pattern to "Brenda Dean" The FREE PURSE INSTRUCTION can be found at "Popular Patchwork"
I only made a few adaption by embroidering and adding inside pockets
Once I figured out my quilt pattern I then adhered it with Spray adhesive to stabilizer and embroidered each solid block. Below is the back and front of the purse
SUN GLASS CASE
I love to make matching sets so of course I designed a new wallet that work work with this size purse and a matching sun glass/glasses case
Inside the case in the photo I have my big black sun glasses and there is still plenty of room for my regular glasses to also fit in there. The inside is lined with a very soft fabric so the glasses have some protection from scratching the lens. Flannel works well.
The inside of the wallet has plenty of room for all your cards bills and change. I even have my checkbook in here for right now as I will be making a checkbook case.
CLICK HERE FOR THE WALLET INSTRUCTION
CLICK HERE FOR THE WALLET INSTRUCTION
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Red & Brown work so well together it creates such a rich color combination. I used the SEE & SEW APRON PATTER # B5125.
I used just the red print fabric to create the other side of the apron. My daughter's kitchen has all red small appliances in it and her theme is red. She wanted me to make her an apron to match the kitchen and this is what I came up with. I love this pattern as it can be adapted for many apron styles.
This rag quilt was created for an Auction for a young lady to help cover cost of tuition for college. She is an exchange student here in Northern Maine. I think the color combinations and prints work well together to give it a vintage look. There are so many great prints in Flannel. I started with an 8" block and did a 1/2" seam on all sides. This made it a finished block size of 7".
Backside of the Rag Quilt
There are so many quilt blocks that can be used to create a rag quilt and this is one of my favorites that is very easy to do. It is also a quick and easy pattern to follow.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I have seen many ideas for a quilt wall and just had to have one. However I do not have an empty wall to be able to do this. So I went to dear hubby and told him what I was looking for. So after researching the internet we came upon a site that showed how they used Blue Board Styrofoam and felt material and attached it to the wall. Hubby just happens to have a piece of Blue Board Styrofoam insulation hanging around and I had a large plastic table cloth. We stapled the table cloth to the blue board felt side up and TADA!!!!! My Portable Quilt Wall is finished. It measurement is 82 x 48. If I want to do a bed quilt I just connect two of the blue boards together.
I took an old McCalls pattern that I had and made some adjustments. I shortened the length and created a round bottom. I then cut the top part of the apron at an angle on the fold. I now have a new pattern I can use from an oldie but goodie. I also created it to be reversable.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I am so excited about the great deal I found at MARDINS. I started getting into quilting and have just fallen in love with all the precut fabrics. So you can just imagine my excitement when I saw this great bargain. just 9.99 a jelly roll. OH MY WORD BARGAIN. I of course had to refrain myself from buying all that they had. I had to remind myself to be nice and leave some for other quilters. So now I will be making some jelly roll quilts and projects in the new year. YEAH GO ME!!!!
I will be redoing the spare bedroom with all the floral print. I just need to pick out witch style fits my home.
With the Christmas season winding down I was able to make one more gift. I made this cute camera case ensemble with matching wallet and purse for my sons girlfriend. I designed the camera case to fit all the great small digital cameras now out on the market. I also included a pocket for the SD card and batteries on the inside of the case.
You can get the free instructions by clicking on the link below
CAMERA CASE INSTRUCTION DOWNLOAD