Thursday, July 18, 2019

Midnight Rose Tulip Tote with Riley Blake Designs


I'm so happy that I was able to sew a new Tulip Tote with the fabulous Midnight Rose Fabrics by Gabrielle Neil Designs for Riley Blake Designs. The prints are absolutely gorgeous plus there is metallic!!! The fabrics is beautiful and paired so nicely with Riley Blake Linen!

Since I only used a few of the prints from the Midnight Rose Collection - let's looks at all of them. They are stunning and a definite must have!


It has been a bit since I've sewn a bag so I was happy to make myself a new one! I just love the tulip-style top! I'm quite sure anything you sew with the Midnight Rose fabrics will be fabulous!


I did a bit of machine quilting prior to assembling my bag. I love the added extra touch! I decided on straight-line stitching on the Midnight Rose Fabrics and cross-hatch stitching on the linen.


Here's a sneak of the inside - I love using a lighter color fabric for my bag interiors! Plus I absolutely love this fabric collection so I needed to use another print!


Midnight Rose Tulip Tote Supplies




I'm so excited to have a brand-new bag that I absolutely love to hold my current stitching projects!




Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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Melanie
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Merry & Bright Starlight Double Quilt


Merry Christmas in July!!!! I absolutely love sewing with Christmas fabrics and the newest collection - Merry & Bright by Echo Park for Riley Blake Designs is fabulous! I love the vintage retro feel plus there is PINK! 
Just check out Merry & Bright below



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My Starlight Double Quilt Pattern is perfect for the fun prints of the Merry & Bright Collection. I love the scrappy stars and sashing - plus you can choose your favorite print for the border!



I love sewing my Starlight Double Quilt pattern! It is perfect for fussy cutting prints plus mix and matching! I love the scrappy look, which was easy to achieve using just the Merry & Bright collection with the Riley Blake Confetti Cotton Vintage White background.  

Starlight Double is a generous lap size quilt as it finishes at 64.5" x 64.5" - perfect for snuggling on the couch with a  cup of hot cocoa!



Supplies to make your own Merry & Bright Starlight Double Quilt - 






I absolutely LOVED making my Starlight Double Quilt with the retro Merry & Bright Fabrics! Do you think it's too early to start Christmas decorating with quilts? ;)







Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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Melanie
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sew Sampler Box - June


Hello! I'm sew excited to share the June Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop! June's theme is "Be Our Guest" and is filled with delightful brand-new products!


Let's chat more about my favorite aqua box of quilty goodies that I receive each month!



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Sew Sampler June Box  

click on links to below to purchase products at Fat Quarter Shop

The Sew Sampler Box Membership is full, but don't worry - you can sign up for the waitlist AND most of the items in this month's box are available at Fat Quarter Shop (links above). 



Strawberry Jam is a sweet collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics! This delightful collection is full of flowers, strawberries, text, and gingham - I LOVE it! Plus the exclusive Starling Pillow is gorgeous!



Walkabout is a lovely collection by the mother-daughter combo: Sherri & Chelsi! I love the colors - of reds, pinks, green, blues, and neutrals! I'm excited to make the Sew Strippy Pillow - it's just my style!


The 5.5” x 9” Wool Pressing Mat absorbs heat, pressing both sides of fabric at the same time! It is made of 100% wool with rounded corners and has .5” density - it is absolutely fabulous! I couldn't believe the difference! I love it and totally need a larger one now!


I have used both of these products previously- so I was excited to receive more! The Cleaning Brushes are AMAZING and work so well for cleaning lint from your sewing machine. I'm always shocked how much lint there is!

The Dritz Storage Tubes are fantastic for storing your needles - the magnet means no more lost needles- hooray! I can't be the only one that has searched for a dropped/lost needle on the couch before someone sits on it ;)



I LOVE this Stay Rooted block so much! It would be amazing as a full quilt - totally adding it to my "must make" list! I highly recommend using the included wool mat - you will be so happy with the flat seams!


I'm using Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique to sew my Goodness Grows Quilt - I just LOVE this fabric! It is just the sweetest!

Don't forget to sign up for the Sew Sampler Box wait list - each box is wonderful plus an awesome value! I can't wait for the July Sew Sampler Box! 


Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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

Melanie
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fun and Fabulous Fourth of July Mini Quilt with AccuQuilt


Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm so excited to share a tutorial with the AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block and GO! StarsWe are going to make a fun and fabulous (plus quick) Fourth of July project today!  Don't worry international friends - this block will look adorable in all colors!



I love being able to decorate my home for every holiday and my AccuQuilt GO! makes it so much easier! I love being able to quickly and accurately cut my fabrics so I can start sewing right away!



Let's start sewing our Fun and Fabulous Fourth of July Table Topper / Mini Quilt. 
Finished size 21.5" x 21.5".



Supplies:

Full Mini Quilt Tutorial:

I absolutely loved sewing my Fun and Fabulous Fourth of July Table Topper / Mini Quilt! It is the perfect holiday decoration for your home and can easily be used for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Fourth of July!!!


PLUS - Did you know you can make this block pattern with ANY of the GO! Qubes - your finished block (and border) will just be different sizes.  Just make sure you use the matching Die 2 and Die 5 (from the same size Qube) and it will totally work!  I absolutely love using my GO! Qubes for my quilting projects!

Don't have the dies you need? Right now you can get FREE shipping on orders of $35 or more at AccuQuilt. Offer ends June 30th!


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I hope you checked out my full tutorial over at AccuQuilt! I can't wait to see your Fun and Fabulous Projects too! Be sure to share your projects by tagging @abitofscrapstuff and @AccuQuilt on Instagram and always hashtag #AccuQuilt so we can see them! 



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

Happy Quilting!
Melanie


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Monday, June 24, 2019

Miscellany Quilt - plus GIVEAWAY


Hello! Today I'm excited to share my Miscellany Quilt that I made with the February 2019 Cotton + Steel Quarterly Booster Club bundle from Fat Quarter Shop! I absolutely love it! 

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Plus - Fat Quarter Shop will be giving away (1) Fat Quarter Bundle on my Instagram account @ABitofScrapStuff starting on Tuesday, June 25th - yay! 


I love these fun and fabulous fabrics - who knew toads could be so cute?!?!?

The Miscellany Quilt pattern is included with the February 2019 Cotton + Steel Quarterly Booster Club bundle! The Miscellany blocks are large and really show off this amazing fabric! I love a big block quilt! Miscellany is a twin size quilt and finishes at 60.5"x 79.5"!  The bundle includes all the fat quarters needed to make the quilt top and a scrappy binding- just add background fabric!


Miscellany Quilt Details - 60.5" x 79.5"




More about the Cotton + Steel Quarterly Booster Club Bundle - available to purchase here





Ruby Star Society Quarterly Club-

The original Cotton + Steel designers are now designing as Ruby Star Society for Moda Fabrics soooooo Fat Quarter Shop will be changing the club to the Ruby Star Society Quarterly Club in August when their brand new collections ship!!! I'm so excited!!!! The Fat Quarter Shop team will choose 14 fabulous fat quarters  (yes - that's more than the previous club) from the latest Ruby Star Collection plus an exclusive pattern to match the fat quarters! I can't wait for August! You can read more about Ruby Star Society Quarterly Club and sign up to join HERE. 


I just loved using the included Sulky Thread to machine quilt my Miscellany Quilt! The thread color popped so nicely from the background fabric! The thread quality was awesome too - I'm usually an Aurifil gal, but Sulky was fabulous too. I did use most of the included spool to machine quilt and bind my quilt - so I would suggest using a different thread to piece your quilt so you don't run out of thread mid-quilting (or purchase an extra spool ;) ).


For my quilt backing - I selected 15 Cotton + Steel fat quarters from my stash and pieced them together! I love a double sided quilt plus I used my stash. The more stash I use - the more space I have for new fabric ;) !

GIVEAWAY TIME -yay!



Ready to win your own February 2019 Cotton + Steel Quarter Booster Club Bundle --- Enter on the GIVEAWAY image on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  starting on Tuesday, June 25. Giveaway will end on Friday, June 28th. Thank you so much Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this amazing giveaway!!!


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

Happy Quilting!
Melanie


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