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 - 
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Happy Shopping :)

Melanie

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