Friday, January 20, 2017

Love at "Furrst" Sight Bundle and Pillow with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


This week's Friday Bundle Batch at Fort Worth Fabric Studio is PURRFECT! The Love at Furrst Sight bundle features the Cool Cats collection printed on Organic Cotton!!! I just love how the Cool Cats fabrics (pink or cream) are printed with adorable kitties that are perfect for fussy cutting! Plus pink cat paw prints...yes! Pink and Gray is one of my favorite color combinations! 


Check out the PURRFECT bundle below and grab one here!



I knew I needed a project that the Cool Cats fabric in pink could be front and center...so I made a 16"x16" pillow with my fat quarter bundle! I made one pink pillow, but I'm quite sure you have enough to make another pillow using the Cool Cats fabric in cream with the matching text print and platinum gray fabrics. 


Once again, I used a pattern from the new Sherri Falls book, Sew This and That- available at Fort Worth Fabric Studio too. I really love all the patterns in this book...plus they are so fun to sew!!! Keep on reading and I will share a few tips in making your Love at Furrst Sight pillow!

Supplies:
3. Scrap batting - if quilting pillow front
4. Zipper - optional for zippered pillow back
6. Pillow insert 16"

Let's get sewing now!
Grab your book and turn to page 16. Pattern- Bird Watching Pillow.

Cutting
1. Follow cutting directions as provided in book EXCEPT for center fabric cut fabric to 8.5" x 8.5" as we are not embroidering the pillow, but using the cute Cool Cats fabric for the center.


Sewing
1. Follow directions provided in pattern


Finishing up Pillow
1. Quilt pillow front if desired
2. Create pillow backing with preferred method.  For my backing I chose 2 of my favorite prints and used a zipper enclosure as I like to wash my pillow covers since my 3 kiddos are a bit messy at times.


Time to Enjoy your new Cool Cats Pillow!


Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me create a project with this fabulous Love at Furrst Sight Bundle!!! Be sure to grab your bundle here -grab it soon as they have been selling out! Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc

Have a PURRFECT day !

Melanie


Friday, January 6, 2017

Basket of Sunshine Fat Quarter Bundle and Pillow


I'm so excited to share this 16" pillow I made using the Basket of Sunshine Fat Quarter bundle from Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Sew This and That book. I just loved sewing this project! This cheery Friday Batch fat quarter bundle is just perfect for this project. The yellow fabrics are great to sew with during this dreary winter weather....it will make you smile and feel happy!


I just love the bright yellow fabrics and the coordinating browns are the perfect neutral! I did add some Olive's Flower Market Parisian Dots Taupe by Moda as my background...which I love...I need a bolt of this :). 


Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric just got this book and I LOVE every single pattern!!! I used the pattern for  the cover table runner to make this pillow. I love how you can use a pattern for multiple projects! Keep reading and I will share how!

Supplies:



1. Sew This and That Book by Sherri Falls - I will be using this book for another Friday Bundle Batch later this month too.
3. Olive's Flower Market Parisian Dots Taupe by Moda - 0.25 yard (I would order extra as it is so fabulous and you will want to make a matching pillow... a pair of pillows is always a must ;) )
5. Scrap of batting (for quilting pillow top)
6. Zipper -optional for pillow backing 

Let's start

1. Pattern: Spring Garden Table Runner on page 24
Since we are making just a pillow (one block instead of three)- adjust the cutting quantities. I also extended my outer squares to 4" and rectangles 2" x 4" so my pillow would be 16.5" unfinished (16" finished)
2. Sew block together with border (see below)

3. Layer pillow top, batting, backing (optional as it will be hidden inside pillow) and quilt (I stippled my pillow as I love to stipple!)
4. Make pillow backing with preferred method

You are done....unless you want to make a matching pillow!


I gifted this pillow to my Mother-in-law for Christmas as she loves yellow and it matches her living room perfectly!  Here she is....I think she likes it!



Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me create a project with this fabulous Basket of Sunshine bundle!!! Be sure to grab your bundle here. Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc

Have a great day !

Melanie





Friday, November 18, 2016

Snowflake Sparkle Friday Bundle Batch with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


I love these gorgeous metallic and sparkly fabrics in the Snowflake Sparkle Friday Bundle Batch with Fort Worth Fabric Studio. I just can't resist a sparkly fabric :) This bundle features stunning fabrics from Artisan Snowflake Batiks by Robert Kaufman. 



I thought the Snowflake Sparkle fat quarter bundle would be perfect to make matching winter pillows! Once again, I used the Holiday Wishes book available at Fort Worth Fabric Studio for the snowflake and snowman patterns. By adding borders to the blocks I was able to make 18" pillows! You can make both pillows (backing included) with one fat quarter bundle.

Be sure keep reading if you want to make matching kitchen towels too!

Supplies for both pillows:

1. Snowflake Sparkle fat quarter bundle
2. Holiday Wishes Book
3. Scrap red, orange, and black fabric (from previous Friday Bundle Batches)
4. Buttons (for snowman eyes and mouth)
5. Aurifil thread
6. Batting if quilting pillow top
7. (2) 18" pillow forms

Snowflake Pillow 18" finished


























1. Make (1) Snowflake block from the Let it Snow Pattern on pages 42- 46. Block will be 15.5" unfinished.
2. Cut border fabrics- I used a similar dark blue fat quarter from my bundle for the border as I didn't have enough of the blue fabric I used in the block.
(2) 2" x 15.5"
(2) 2" x 18.5"
3. Attach borders as shown below




















4. Quilt, if desired
5. Finish using favorite pillow back method (Use left over fat quarters for backing).

Snowman Pillow 18" finished




















1. Make (1) Snowman block from the Let it Snow Pattern on pages 42- 46. Block will be 15.5" unfinished.
2. Cut border fabrics- I used the same fabric as the snowman block background
(2) 2" x 15.5"
(2) 2" x 18.5"
3. Attach borders as shown below




















4. Quilt, if desired
5. Attach button eyes and mouth. Sew on nose and stick arms.
5. Finish using favorite pillow back method (Use left over fat quarters for backing).

Snowflake Sparkle Tea Towel Kit 

Because you need fabulous matching towels too! Lindsey also includes her easy to follow pattern in the kit! Kit available here

Sewn by Lindsey Weight



























Thank you again for stopping by my blog! Please let me know if you have any questions!


Be sure to grab your bundle here before the Snowflake Sparkle bundle (available in fat quarter and half yard bundle) melts away!


Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc


Have a great day!

Melanie