Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along - Week 6

We are on Week 6 of the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! This week are sewing the Lemon Sorbet and Mint Chocolate Chip blocks! I really love both of these blocks!!! Plus it's always great when points match! I love selecting which fabrics from my Wild Bouquet 10" Stacker each week! I'm loving this fabric so much!

Week 4- Sew (2) Lemon Sorbet and (1) Mint Chocolate Chip Blocks



Monday, November 12, 2018

Cozy Up Mystery Quilt Along - Week 3

Welcome to week 3 of the Fort Worth Fabric Studio - Cozy Up Beginner Mystery Quilt Along! This week we are sewing my favorite block -Churn Dash. Don't let those half square triangles worry you! We will trim so they will be the perfect size! Plus there is the accompanying video at Fort Worth Fabric Studio You-Tube Channel here.

This week we are sewing (4) Churn Dash Blocks --- (2) Block D and (2) Block E

Week 3

Block D

Block E

Let's get quilting!

  • Download Week 3 Churn Dash Block Assembly Directions - here at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
  • Use your iron. Pressing your blocks makes the sewing much more accurate. If using your Bloc-loc ruler - make sure you press towards the darker fabric when making the half-square triangles.
  • You have now sewn ALL (20) Cozy Up Blocks!!! I can't wait to assemble them!
Don't forget - Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio has created "how to" videos too! Videos are available at the Fort Worth Fabric Studio You-Tube Channel here. She will be showing us how to make this Churn Dash block PLUS how to use the Block-loc ruler! This will be Jodie's THIRD quilt so it will be so fun to watch her quilt along with us! 

I'm so excited to see everyone's Cozy Up Quilt progress. Be sure to tag both @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc plus use hashtags #CozyUpMysteryQuilt and #sewingwithfwfabricstudio

I can't wait for next Monday for Week 4 - the FINAL assembly!!!

BONUS patterns for Pillows and/or Table Toppers soon! So don't toss those fabric scraps!!!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!

Happy Sewing!!!


Friday, November 9, 2018

Layer Cake Custard Quilt - Swell Christmas

I'm excited to share my Layer Cake Custard Quilt! I love the Shortcut Quilts that Fat Quarter Shop Designs - they are quick to sew patterns and look great! The Layer Cake Custard Quilt is perfect for large scale fabrics- like Swell Christmas. Plus it was fun to use Moda Bella Betty's Red for the background fabric!

As I started sewing the Layer Cake Custard Quilt - I decided to super size it so it will fit on my bed! Christmas fabrics make me happy - so I think each bed in my home needs a Christmas Quilt! Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks is one of my favorite!

Swell Christmas Layer Cake *To make the larger size (2) Layer Cakes will be needed
Moda Bella Betty's Red Background
Layer Custard Quilt Pattern 

Quilt top all cut and labeled. I like cutting the full quilt at once so I can sew sew sew (my favorite part!)

Taking pictures of a 88" x 88" quilt is HARD especially when a bit windy! 

But those red leaves are beautiful!

Of course Fat Quarter Shop also created a Layer Cake Custard Video to help you sew your own!

Are you sewing/quilting any Christmas Quilt???? I'm working on four quilts :) 

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Hexi Zipper Pouch - October Maxie Mail Subscription Box

Seriously loving my new Hexi Zipper Pouch I made with the October Maxie Mail Subscription Box! I love these gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics!!! The colors are perfect for autumn! Plus I always love a deer print!!! 

I loved learning a new way of making hexies with liquid starch -- so genius! Plus Maxie made 3 videos this month 1- Sewing the full zipper pouch 2 - English Paper Piecing 3 -Making the Hexi Zipper Pull.

Let's chat more about the October Maxie Mail Box-

EVERYTHING is included in your October Maxie Mail Box to make your Hexi Zipper Pouch PLUS a full video tutorial. So don't worry if this your first time with English Paper Piecing or installing a zipper---Maxie makes it easy!

What’s inside your box:
  • Art Gallery Fabrics from Bonnie Christine’s Sweet as Honey Collection and Pat Bravo’s Artisan Collection
  • Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex Fusible Interfacing
  • Hugs ’n Kisses fusible, water soluble 1” hexagons
  • Best Press Spray Starch Alternative
  • Paint Brush
  • Foxglove Cottage Straw Needles - Size 10
  • Gutermann thread for pouch assembly
  • Super Thread’s Bottom Line bobbin thread for EEP and appliqué
  • 14” zipper and zipper pull hardware
  • Tea
What you will learn:
  • English Paper Piecing (EPP)
  • Invisible Applique´
  • Zipper installation with zipper tabs
  • Finished lining
  • Boxed Corners
  • Making a Zipper Pull
  • Working with fusible stabilizers
I loved learning how to make hexies with liquid starch! I will definitely make hexies like this again! I left the fusible hexagons "in" my project. Since I added 2 more hexies to my pouch, I used the traditional paper hexies for the extra, which came out super easy with the starch method!

What I love about English Paper Piecing is that you can sew them together anywhere. My daughter and I watched a movie while I hand stitched! Super Thread’s Bottom Line bobbin thread is the BEST and makes your stitches invisible- even with the whipstitch.

I was trying to decide if I wanted to hand stitch my hexies to my pouch OR machine stitch them??? I went with quilting them down, which I love! I used the included Gutermann thread for the machine stitching down.

The Hexi Zipper Pouch is a good size pouch (10" x 12") so I added a wrist strap! I love the convenience of a wrist strap as I'm planning on using this Hexi Zipper Pouch LOTS! I seriously LOVE it!

My corners are actually boxed (not rounded), it's just hard to tell as I have the pouch laying down instead of standing up ;). 

Here's a little peek on the inside -

I enjoy receiving my Maxie Mail Subscription Box each month! I love how she always teaches us a new technique and includes the supplies to make the project! It is truly a "class in a box". They are great for anyone who loves sewing and quilting! I love how I can take a class right in my home! Plus the projects are always useful and beautiful!

Previous Maxie Mail Subscription Blog Posts 
May 2018 - Cool Tools
April 2018 - Peppermint Rose Pillowcases
March 2018 - Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt/Pillow

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @mellierc and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!