New Swaddle Fabric

At Quilt Market we finally found soft, cuddly double gauze for swaddling by Camelot Fabrics!  If you like Aden and Anais swaddles sold in stores you will love these. These make fast and easy baby gifts that you know new Mother’s will love!

TEXTURED TREE WITH PLEATS BLOCK

Oh the possibilities with this cute Christmas tree block. Table runners, full quilts, aprons, pillows, gift bags, I could go on and on about this block. 

If you have the chance to make one we would love to see how you use it in your project. Send us a picture and we will post it for everyone to gather some inspiration! We love to share everyone’s creativity!PleatedTreeSmall-Logo-sm

Happy Holidays and we hope you enjoy this tutorial!

COZY AND WARM SEWING FALL PROJECTS

WOW…. WHAT A SNOW STORM . I DON’T ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE BUT I LOVE IT!!!! WHAT A GOOD EXCUSE TO SIT INSIDE WITH A CUP OF HOT COCOA AND SEW AWAY!!!! HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY TO HOLIDAY SEWING. ( DON’T FORGET OUR HOLIDAY FABRIC IS ON SALE THIS WEEK TOO!)

LOOK AT THIS FUN TURKEY PLACEMAT……..FUN FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE! CLICK HERE FOR LINK 

CHEVRONS ARE STILL HOT AND NOW YOU CAN HAVE THAT CUTE MODERN LOOK FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON….THIS TUTORIAL ALSO COMES WITH THE CUTE PUMPKINS THAT MAKE A GREAT ACCENT TO YOUR TABLE.   ( click here)

I HOPE EVERYONE STAYS WARM AND COZY THIS WEEK , AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PIC BELOW ……. I AM TRYING MY HARDEST TO STAY WARM. SEW EVERYONE, SEW HAPPY AND SEW WARM FOR ME!!!!! ( THIS PIC WAS TAKEN AFTER I SANK INTO A COLD CREEK THAT WAS COVERED WITH A FOOT OF SNOW)

Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Here are some last minute Halloween ideas for everyone to enjoy. I am sorry for not being very prompt with sharing these ideas ahead of time or am I really early for next year? I will take the latter and pretend I am way ahead of schedule! I will look at the bright side on this one!   (Click here for pillow tutorial)

Witch Boot Pillow

Free Halloween Printables

   Oh the possibilities with these cute free printables. I love that you can find these free all over the internet because I just don’t have the skills to create my own. I have seen people frame these  for budget friendly holiday decor but wouldn’t it be cute if you printed it out on printable fabric and make cute Halloween pillows? Like I said, ” Oh the possibilities”! Here is a list of links that I have found free Halloween printables :

Peoniesandpoppyseeds– :http://www.peoniesandpoppyseeds.com/2011/10/witch-parking-only.html

Isthisreallymylife.comhttp://www.isthisreallymylife.com/2011/10/wicked-witch-halloween-printable-giveaway/

mrs-adventure.comhttp://www.mrs-adventure.com/2010/10/free-halloween-printable.html

suaviloquyhttp://suaviloquy.blogspot.com/2011/09/witchs-larder.html

And last but not least another adorable Halloween pillow!  We hope you enjoy these quick and fun tutorials!!!! ( click here for Halloween pillow)

Trick or Treat Pillows

Here is to happy haunting and sewing this boo-tiful time of year!!!!

TRICK OR TREAT HALLOWEEN RUNNER and FRANK-N-FRIENDS HALLOWEEN QUILT PATTERN

         Trick or Treat Smell my feet and give me a tutorial that I can complete !(quickly)   Click herefor the tutorial!


      If the Table Runner is not for you consider this Spooky Frank-n-Friends quilt to do! ( Download pattern here)

oooooooo!!!! Look what I just found on Evelyn’s pinterest board. If you have a charm pack or scraps to cut out squares maybe this applique pattern is what you might like but I warn you ……BEWARE! ( it is really cute) ( click here for tutorail)

Crafty weekend HST Baby Quilt Tutorial

Okay I need to admit that I am hooked on Pinterest. I am trying to get my mom (Marlene) to check it out for some great ideas for her shop but with all the extra time she does NOT have I think I will try posting my new finds!!! There are so many creative people out there with so many creative ideas that I am excited to share them with you.

I ran across this darling baby quilt and being one of the many this summer to have completed our beginning quilting class found myself jumping up and down saying” I can make this, I can make this”! Even if you are an experienced quilter this quilt just screams ” Make me”. So I hope everyone enjoys this tutorial and know there will be many more to come for crafty weekends. Happy Sewing everyone!

Crafty Weekend: Strip (2 1/2″ pieces of fabric, that is)

As promised yesterday, here are some fun ideas for using those Jelly Rolls or 2 1/2″ strips you cut yourself (using your Strip Easy ruler).

Placemats from a quilting life

A beautiful pillow

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and my current favorite idea using 2 1/2″ strips, a twin size quilt by From the Nest