Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop


Today is the full REVEAL of the Perfect 10 Sample Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop and It's Sew Emma! I loooooove that the quilt blocks are all different and different sizes...it's so fun!!! Plus the Wild Bouquet Fabric Collection has such gorgeous colors!!!


I did cut the outside border on my quilt a bit larger than the pattern directed.  I measured how much left over background fabric I had and divided it by 8 (because you need 8 strips). So my outer border strips are cut at 4.5". My quilt measures 67.5"x 75" - large and cuddly!


Supplies:


Of course- I have the crinkle photo too :). I love the texture stipple (meander) quilting gives! Plus the Happy Cloud Batting 80/20 - is amazing- plus a great price value!


Don't forget the Fat Quarter Shop has their Countdown to Christmas Sale - just check here for a new savings each day!

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

Happy Sewing!!! 
Melanie

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt - Fat Quarter Shop


Happy Monday! I'm excited to share my Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop! I love this modern quilt with half square rectangles! Love those points!!! The Creative Grids Perfect Rectangle Ruler is a "must have" for this quilt!


Supplies-


Tip:
Sew a full 1/4" seam when sewing two half rectangles together - this allows the tip of the point NOT to get sewn off when sewing the rows together.


I'm really glad I decided to enlarge my Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt by using (1) layer cake of Fragile and (1) Moda Bella White layer cake .  I love the larger size.


Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Don't forget to download your FREE Jolly Bar Meringue Quilt Pattern at Fat Quarter Shop.

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



Melanie

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Mobius Scarves - Maxie Mail November Box


I loved the November Maxie Mail Box!!!! I can't believe this was my first time sewing scarves?!?!? I was able to watch the awesome "how to" video from Maxie and sew up both scarves in about an hour! 

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


EVERYTHING is included in your November Maxie Mail Box to make TWO Mobius Scarves PLUS a full video tutorial. So don't worry if this your first time sewing scarves---Maxie makes it easy!

What's included:

  • (2) 1/2 yard cuts of Skopelos Art Gallery Voile (60" in width)
  • Bohin wrist pin cushion from France
  • Clover Flower Head Pins for shear fabrics - perfect for voile
  • Gutermann thread
  • Tea
  • Printed Pattern and Video



The included Art Gallery Voile fabric is GORGEOUS and perfect for scarves - plus it feels lovely. The scarves are perfect for yourself or to give as gifts...hint ;). Handmade gifts are always so extra special! 

The Mobius scarves can be worn multiple ways - Maxie shows 6 different ways! 

My favorite is the double twist.


Or a simple knot at the bottom


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!


Don't worry - you can still order the November Box and sew up both scarves to give as gifts or keep for yourself!


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!

Melanie




Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop - Week 8


We are on Week 8 of the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along- the FINAL blocks! This week we are sewing the Rainbow Sherbet and Rocky Road blocks! I super love the Rainbow Sherbet blocks- they will make an awesome quilt!

I love selecting which fabrics from my Wild Bouquet 10" Stacker each week! I'm loving this fabric so much!

Week 8- Sew (2) Rainbow Sherbet and (1) Rocky Road Block

All of my Perfect 10 Blocks -- I'm so excited to sew them all together!!!


Supplies:



How it works:
For the Quilt Along, we will be making two blocks from the Perfect 10 Book every Tuesday from October 9 to December 4! Then we will assemble the blocks into full size quilt 63.5" x 71"!!!




See you in next Tuesday for the FINAL Quilt!!! I'm so excited!!!

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

Happy Sewing!!! 
Melanie
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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Merry & Bright Star Break Quilt


So I totally looooove Christmas fabrics...when I saw the adorable Merry & Bright fabric - I knew it would be perfect for a Christmas quilt!  

I love sewing my Star Break Quilt pattern because it is a quick pattern that is totally scrappy! I love fussy cutting the star centers....plus they are no point matching stars...easy peasy!!!


I've been loving all the fabric panels lately and the Merry & Bright panel was perfect! I just cut the panel blocks that same size as a four patch!


You may have realized that I love to super size my quilts! So I added two extra rows and one column to make my Star Break Quilt larger. My Merry & Bright Quilt measures 63" x 81". It's huge and I love it!!!


Supplies:
Mixed Christmas fabrics from my stash

I did a large stipple so the quilt be nice and cuddly --- just look at the crinkles. Plus a peek of the Gingham fabric backing.


I had a bunch of 2.5" strips left over--- so I chose a scrappy binding, which I love!


I'm so excited to cuddle up with my latest Christmas Quilt! I also love that I was able to use a bunch of my Christmas fabrics from my stash!

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

Happy Sewing!!! 
Melanie

Craftsy and Bluprint SALES


Craftsy and Bluprint are having some amazing sales until December 12th!!! Craftsy has Buy 1 Kit - Get 1 Kit FREE today (Sunday) plus new daily deals. Bluprint also has amazing promotions for signing up! I recently signed up for the year Bluprint subscription and am LOVING it! I'm rediscovering knit and crochet! I love be able to learn new things!

Craftsy Deal Buy 1 Kit - Get 1 FREE promotion today -
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Don't forget to check back each day for a new deal.


Bluprint Promotion - 
An Exclusive Gift for You - 2 FREE Classes + $100 For Supplies! Get two free classes and $100 to spend on supplies when you sign up for a year of Bluprint. Unwrap the gift of creativity. Valid 12/1-12/12/18 at myBluprint.com.

An Exclusive Gift for You - 2 FREE Classes + $100 For Supplies! Get two free classes and $100 to spend on supplies when you sign up for a year of Bluprint. Unwrap the gift of creativity. Valid 12/1-12/12/18 at myBluprint.com.

Another super cool perk with Bluprint subscription is FREE shipping on Craftsy plus 50% off the full price of supplies until 12/25/18....whoo hoo!

Enjoy 50% Off All Holiday Season! Sign up for a Bluprint subscription today, and we'll automatically take 50% off the full price of your Craftsy items every time you shop from now until December 31. Offer valid at myBluprint.com through 12/25/18.

Happy Shopping :)

Melanie

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Simple Patchwork Pillows - use up those scraps


Are you ready to sew pillows?!?!? I LOVE sewing pillows with the left over scraps from my larger quilting projects. Plus you can never have too many pillows!!!

We just finished our Cozy Up Mystery Beginner Quilt last week so you probably have some adorable Cozy Up fabric scraps left over. Let's use them up and sew these easy beginner pillows!!! 



I was able to make (2) 20" x 20" pillows with my left over Cozy Up fabrics --- since I wanted to make (3) I used some 2.5" Moda mini charm squares to make the final one.

Supplies:
Fabric Scraps...yay!!!
20" x 20" Pillow Form
Pillow Patterns available here (free)

Pillow 1: Simple Patchwork Pillow 20" x 20"



Pillow 2: Double Simple Patchwork Pillow 20" x 20"





Since I used the Moda Buffalo Check wide back fabric for my Cozy Up Quilt - I was able to use the left over pieces for all 3 pillows...yay!




I hope you have fun sewing these Beginner Scrap busting pillows! I will be sharing a tutorial for making a zippered pillow back next week. I love using zippered backings so I can change my pillows for the seasons or when they get dirty--I have 3 kiddos ;).


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

Happy Sewing!!! 
Melanie




Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along - Week 7


We are on Week 7 of the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! This week we are sewing the Neapolitan and Peaches 'N Cream blocks! The little Neapolitan blocks are so cute...just like little bows! When I was sewing the Neapolitan blocks - mine were rectangles until I found the extra background pieces that I forgot to sew to the top and bottom of the block...oops!

I love selecting which fabrics from my Wild Bouquet 10" Stacker each week! I'm loving this fabric so much!

Week 4- Sew (6) Neapolitan and (1) Peaches 'n Cream Blocks



Supplies:



How it works:
For the Quilt Along, we will be making two blocks from the Perfect 10 Book every Tuesday from October 9 to December 4! Then we will assemble the blocks into full size quilt 63.5" x 71"!!!




See you in next week for the last blocks!!!   

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

Happy Sewing!!! 
Melanie
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Friday, November 23, 2018

New Puppy Mini Quilt - Vintage Christmas Sew Along




Welcome to the Vintage Christmas Sew Along!!! Today I'm sharing the New Puppy Block from Lori Holt's newest book, Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas book is amazing -- all 207 of pages of it! I love how clearly Lori writes her patterns (go grab your Alphabitties). Plus she gives 2 sizes  for each of the 42 blocks (6" and 12")! All the blocks are traditionally pieced too.


Ready to sew the New Puppy Mini Quilt 20.5" x 20.5"
 Supplies


  • Vintage Christmas Book by Lori Holt
  • Alphabitties
  • Hello Lovely Fabrics
  • Riley Blake Confetti Cotton - Gray
  • Cosmo Embroidery Thread 
  • (2) Buttons


  • Fun Extras -
    (2) buttons for puppy eyes
    Embroidery thread for mouth and puppy name on collar


    Mini Quilt directions- 

    1. Sew (1) 12" New Puppy Block from Vintage Christmas Book by Lori Holt
    2. Cut (4) 1.5" x 16" back ground fabric strips- Riley Blake Confetti Cotton Gray.  Sew to block sides - trim to size. Sew to top and bottom - trim to size. Block measures 14.5" .
    3. Cut (4) 3.5" x 21" Hello Lovely border fabric. Sew to block sides - trim to size. Sew to top and bottom - trim to size. Mini Quilt measures 20.5" x 20.5"
    4. Quilt and bind with preferred method.

    I pieced the backing with 2 Hello Lovely fat quarters - it worked out great!



    The New Puppy Mini Quilt is being well loved by my daughter and her fluffy puppy friends :).



    If you want to sew the entire Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt - details are here on the Fat Quarter Shop Blog (including the blogger list for each block).

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

    Happy Sewing!!!

    Melanie
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