Sunday, January 31, 2010

HUGS AND KISSES BY MODA BAKE SHOP



Found this at the Moda Bake shop. Inch worm fabrics now carries the L'Amour fabrics. Would love to see you over there!!!

Block for the family round robin


This block was made for the family round robin by Beverly for Jennifers quilt. It is a Thimbleberries block.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

HEART TUTORIAL WITH L'MOUR FABRICS

This is what we are making today (made tutorial last night) with fabric from Inch Worm fabrics. I made over 25 of these one time for women at church, in 1998. The only difference is that I just got a large newspaper and got my scraps and went to town on that paper (crazy quilting)...then I just cut out a bunch of hearts. I am trying to conserve my lovely fabrics so I am doing each heart individually. Oh...almost forgot, Inch Worm Fabircs is having a sale on fat quarters, 1.25 a fat quarter.


So you draw a heart, what ever size. YOu can even make this a pin cushion, larger will make a pillow....



so you put two pieces of fabric right sidees to gether and sew...making sure that the fabric covers the top of the heart when flipped over. You can draw your lines if you want but I just sew what ever way I want.



flip the fabrics over and add another piece of material...sew that down. I should have but didn't, use smaller stitches, that comes in handy when you are ripping off the paper.


I decided that I wanted to go alittle crooked...



Remember to trim your edges to 1/4 inch...just looks better. If you were just sewing fabric any which way, you would always want to trim your edges.



Edges trimmed!!



Adding another piece of fabric, again crooked, I don't want it to look too rigid.



Need to remember to trim those edges.



Working my way down the heart!


Heart covered



Then I go and iron the fabric, then cut out around the heart.
Easy!!



While I have my heart in this form, I go ahead and make the backing for it. Notice that I am not using my L'mour fabrics....don't want to waste one particle of it!!



Cut backing



Ripping the paper, this is where the small stitches come into play....I was told by Pat that small stitches make this process alot easier.



Now I have embellished the heart with different stitches. I am just learning Mr. Pfaff and so....well...no explanation needed. When I did this back in 1998, I hand stitched all the decorative stitches on there...lots of work. I would do it now but hey........give a woman a break. I do think it looks prettier with the hand stitches...but oh well. My mother has a heart made by me on her wall, still and it has been over 10 years....momma's love their babies gifts even when they are old babies.


Now that it is embellished, you put the ruffle on it, you may opt not to...I think I will do one later with no ruffle...but we are ruffling right now.



I am normally not a pinner but I am at this time, just makes the sewing alot easier.



Now you make sure you leave a hole to pull it through, I do so on the side, not on any round edges...easier to sew up on a straight edge. Then I clip the round edges and the tip of the heart.



Pull the heart through the opening, stuff, put a bow, or buttons (whatever suits your fancy)...then put a ribbon on the back....and you have you a pretty heart.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My husband treated me well for Christmas...

Guess what I got for Christmas??? a new sewing machine a Husqvarna Viking EMERALD™ 203 – Embrace modern convenience---




Now it is confession time.. I do not know how to use it and I have not sown anything since the day before Christmas.... It is way more advanced than my three stitch Janome that has served me well for 8 years. Fortunately, my husband took care of that too.... I have been taking classes and I am so very excited. This machine can do a lot (not everything but more than what I had) and I love it!!! I learned some really neat stuff today that I always wondered how to do and I was going to use the machine tonight but I left it in the car and my husband left before I got it out (why he took my car and not the truck makes me wonder?) so I am blogging about it not quite the same as making something with it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Clarification

Fat Quarter special is for any material in the shop--- you pick the fabric and we will send the fat quarter-- so if there is a piece you like that does not show-up in the fat quarter section but is in the quarter yard or another section just let us know and we will get you the fat quarter to go with it- just tell us what piece it is you want in your comments on the order or comments on the blog. We will not publish the blog comment.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Fat Quarter Special

Starting right now you can order any fat quarter you want at inchwormfabrics.com for only $1.25.... it is under featured items and fat quarters--- pick out what you want or let me pick it out for you. Leave a comment on your order or leave a comment on the blog and I will make sure you get what you want. There is no limit but there is a time limit.... 7 days.. until Monday night next week... the 18th.... hum not much time to make a decision.... Thanks for stopping by and do not be afraid to tell your friends.

Below are just a few of the fabrics in the store.... To simplify you can say I want all 4 pieces of Animal Alphabet or I want all 6 pieces of the civil war etc....



Friday, January 8, 2010

L'amour Sandy Gervais

We have now added some cute fabric from the L'amour line from Moda with a great pattern and jelly roll. Come check them out at inchwormfabrics.com These are great for Valentine's Day!!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ladybug Playground

http://konabay.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/Free-patterns-to-Download/LADYBUG_PLAYGROUND.pdf


the above link will give you the free pattern on the Kona Bay website for this ladybug playground wall hanging. You can purchase some of the fabrics on the inchworm store. I have some of these fabrics and they are so nice, I love the look and feel of Kona Bay, I think if I had a favorite it would be them.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lotus Beauty


This pattern is free on the Kona Bay website and is called Lotus Beauty. I used Kona Bay fabrics sold on the Inchworm store. I havent quilted it yet because Christmas came and I had other projects that needed to be finished.