Monday, March 25, 2019

Starlight Double Quilt with Shortcake Fabric


Happy Monday! I'm so excited to share my latest quilt pattern: Starlight Double - which is perfect for Heidi Staples' newest fabric collection: Shortcake with Riley Blake Designs! Just look at the gorgeous florals and adorable jam jars! The Shortcake fabric makes me so happy! I can't help but think of summer, picnics, and the 4th of July!


Starlight Double Quilt pattern is perfect for the Shortcake collection as the blocks are larger so the fabric really shines! It's just too adorable to cut up too tiny :)


I don't normally choose a border for my quilts, but the  Shortcake royal blue floral fabric really needed to become a border! Heidi also designed a perfect stripe print- that I loooove for quilt binding. PS- Machine binding is my absolute favorite!


Let's chat more about the Starlight Double Quilt Pattern! 

Fabric Requirements 

The Starlight Double Quilt can easily be made smaller or larger by adjusting the number of blocks! I've already make 2 pillows by sewing a single block! I love a versatile pattern!


Shortcake Fabric is available now at Fat Quarter Shop! You will love sewing with this adorable collection and thinking of summer instead of snow ;) !!!




Thank you so much to Riley Blake Designs for sending me the adorable Shortcake Fabric to sew with! It is complete sewing happiness!

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 sewing fun!

Melanie


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Friday, March 15, 2019

Honeypot Celebration Table Runner - Maxie Mail Box February


I love the February Maxie Mail Box!!!! This one was one of my most favorite boxes!!! I just love the gorgeous Art Gallery Reverie Fusion fabric plus Maxie already pre-cut the fabric hexagons! Don't worry she included an acrylic template so you can more hexagons for future projects! My Honeypot Celebration Table Runner makes my dining room look like it's spring time! I smile each time I see it on my table -- happiness!



Be sure to watch Maxie's Member's video for helpful hints and full tutorial on sewing your Honeypot Celebration Table Runner! I've sewn y-seams before and wasn't too pleased with the results - BUT I followed Maxie's instructional videos and now my Y-seams are flat and perfect! 
I always watch Maxie's Member video first before I start sewing. Then I re-watch the video again while I am sewing the project and pause it until I've reached the next step. I find Maxie's videos soooooo helpful!

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


What's included:
  • 36 pre-cut Hexagons in Art Gallery Fabrics’ Reverie Fusion line
  • Border fabric
  • Binding fabric
  • Maxie’s Honeypot Hexagon Acrylic Template
  • Gutermann 100% cotton Thread
  • Pattern
I think we need another look at the gorgeous fabric!
Let's start sewing!

First - watch Maxie's video unless you are already a Y-seam wizard ;).
Just take your time sewing the hexagons together. After the first row, I got into my Y-seam groove and it got a lot easier and my seams looked better and better! 
I also used the Best Press Spray Starch Alternative from a previous Maxie Mail box and my seams got even flatter - yay! Just spray the Best Press directly onto the sewn hexagons and press with your hot iron. Your hexagons will be so flat and lovely!
When it was time for quilting - I decided to use Aurifil Thread - White 2024 for the straight-line quilting. My quilting lines are spaced 1/4" - 1/2" apart and I LOVE the texture it gives the table runner! I also machine stitch my binding on - it's like top-stitching (my favorite)! Plus check out the fun heart border print - it's perfect!
I loved sewing my Honeypot Celebration Table Runner - I hope you don't shy away from the Y-seams. Just follow Maxie's video and it will be great! It's such a gorgeous home decor project!
Don't worry - you can still order the February Box and sew yourself a Honeypot Celebration Table Runner. You will LOVE it! It is so perfect for Spring or Easter or Birthdays or Everyday Happiness!



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!


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Threadology Quilt Along - Block 4


Happy March 15th! It's time for Block Four - Churn Dash for the Threadology Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics! Over $13,000 in donations have already been raised for Make-A-Wish Central/South Texas....quilters are so generous!!!! I love this!!!! Have you seen the cute bonus projects Fat Quarter Shop released - Table Runner, Wall Hanging, and a Table Topper - here.

I'm so excited about this month's block - Churn Dash. The Churn Dash block is one of my all time favorite quilt blocks! I just love it!  I'm loving all of the Threadology Blocks and especially the adorable fabric:  Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille - which is available here!

Let's get sewing Block 4: Churn Dash

This week we are making (1) 12.5" x 12.5" block and (4) 6.5" x 6.5" blocks - they are so adorable! 


Tip: I cut Fabrics A and C at 5" (large block) 3" (small block) and trimmed my half-square triangles with my 6.5" Bloc-loc ruler for perfect half- triangles. I love my Bloc-loc ruler and use it all the time!


A Bit About the 2019 Threadology Patterns - 

The Threadology patterns are FREE to download! We ask for a donation of $5 to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign each time you download our patterns.

Fat Quarter Shop 2019 Threadology Blog Post (patterns and videos) - here.

Schedule: A new block pattern releases each month on the 1st and 15th - February through June.

I'm so excited for the 2019 Threadology Quilt Along! I'll be back on April 1st (no April's fool joke ;) ) with Block Four!!!!


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 sewing fun!

Melanie

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Threadology Quilt Along - Block 3


Happy March 1st! It's time for Block Three - Shooting Squares for the Threadology Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics! Over $13,000 in donations have already been raised for Make-A-Wish Central/South Texas....quilters are so generous!!!! I love this!!!! Have you seen the cute bonus projects Fat Quarter Shop released - Table Runner, Wall Hanging, and a Table Topper - here.

I'm so excited about this month's block - the Shooting Squares. These were super fun blocks to sew with just a few points to match. I'm loving all of the Threadology Blocks and especially the adorable fabric:  Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille - which is available here!

Let's get sewing Block 3: Shooting Squares

This week we are making (1) 12.5" x 12.5" block and (4) 6.5" x 6.5" blocks - they are so adorable! 


Tip 1: Take the time to cut your fabrics straight - especially #55184-11, 55187-12, and 55181-11. You will be so much happier with straight cuts that match the printed fabric pattern.

Tip 2: Use a Creative Grids 12.5" Square Ruler and Creative Grids 6.5" Square Ruler to trim your blocks. I love these rulers as they have a grippy side so they don't slip when cutting!


A Bit About the 2019 Threadology Patterns - 

The Threadology patterns are FREE to download! We ask for a donation of $5 to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign each time you download our patterns.

Fat Quarter Shop 2019 Threadology Blog Post (patterns and videos) - here.

Schedule: A new block pattern releases each month on the 1st and 15th - February through June.

I'm so excited for the 2019 Threadology Quilt Along! I'll be back on March 15th with Block Four!!!!


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 sewing fun!

Melanie

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Fingerless Mitts with Startup Library: Knitting


Note: I paid for the yearly subscription/kit (not sponsored) - but this post does contain affiliate links to Bluprint)

I've restarted knitting...yay!!!! I learned to knit about 15 years ago, but then switched to sewing. I'm so excited to knit again. Don't worry- my sewing isn't going anywhere...it's my true crafty love :).

I wanted a portable hobby while I'm watching the kids at swim lessons or basketball practice - so back to yarn crafts! I signed up for the Bluprint - Starter Library Class and LOVE it (I also got the kit too)! The videos and instructions are fabulous and cover EVERY SINGLE step!  

I just finished the first project - Fingerless Mitts  and love them!!! I still need to block them, but was too excited to share! Plus I can't decide on which scent of Soak Wash - do you have a favorite????



I actually chose to sign up for the Bluprint Yearly Subscription so I could watch ALL the classes, plus choose 12 classes for my forever library - including this Startup Library - Knitting class so the subscription is a GREAT deal! Plus there are sooooo many different classes and it's less than Netflix or Hulu!!! 




Supplies for Fingerless Mitts:
1. Startup Library Knitting and/or the Blueprint annual or monthly subscription
2.  Fingerless Mitts Knitting Kit
3. Soak Wash - tell me your favorite scent.



I already wore my new Fingerless Mitts today when taking the kiddos to school....brrrr! Up next - is the striped hat!!!

Plus - here is a fun promotion with Bluprint too!

Take $10 Off When You Spend $50+ On Supplies with code SAVE10 at shop.mybluprint.com 2/19-2/20/19.

Don't forget to sign up for the Bluprint Monthly and Annual Subscription before Thursday for this awesome deal!



Have a great day and happy crafting! 

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

Melanie

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Woodland Wander Layered Cake Quilt


Hello! After I finished my Woodland Wander Chain of Stars Quilt, I just had to sew another quilt with Woodland Wander Fabric by Clothworks - it's seriously the cutest fabric of woodland critters! The Woodland Wander Collection includes this adorable panel - so it's perfect for my Layered Cake Pattern (on sale for $5).



I love sewing my Layered Cake Quilt Pattern - it's quick and shows off the gorgeous fabric prints! Since the blocks are off set - there are no seams to match! Plus it also uses all (42) 10" squares.

Supplies:
Layered Cake Quilt Pattern (sale $5)
(42) 10" Squares - I used Woodland Wander by Clothworks
(1) Woodland Wander Panel
0.5 yard for sashing of panel
0.625 yard for binding
3.5 yards of backing (4 yards of backing if you want animals upright)
Hobbs 80/20 Batting
Aurifil Thread - White



Let's Get Cutting:



1. Follow Layered Cake Quilt Pattern for cutting (42) 10" squares.

Cutting instructions for Woodland Wander Panel Squares substitution *replaces border print in pattern

2.  Cut (5) 9.5" squares from Woodland Wander Panel
3. Cut (6) 2" x 9.5" rectangles from sashing fabric
4. Cut (3) 2" x WOF from sashing fabric. Sew together. Then sub-cut into (2) 2" x 54.5" strips
5. Sew 2" x 9.5" AND 2" x 54.5" sashing strips to cut 9.5" panel squares as shown below.



6. Follow assembly instructions per Layered Cake Quilt Pattern.



For my quilt backing, I used my favorite print of all the woodland animals! It would also make the best and quick whole cloth quilt too! For the binding, I chose the sweet lilac and mint floral print -- it's gorgeous!!!


A Bit More about Woodland Wander Fabric:

Woodland Wander is designed by Rebecca Jones for Clothworks. I love Rebecca's illustrations! The fabrics in Woodland Wander are adorable - full of  bunnies, squirrels, hedgehogs, frogs, fireflies, birds, and textured solid prints. The Woodland Wander collection is available at Amazon and Fabric.com OR check your local quilt shops!




Don't forget- you can purchase your Layered Cake Quilt Pattern here for $5.00.

I'm so excited to see your Layered Cake Quilts!!! Be sure to tag me so I don't miss them!!! #LayeredCakeQuilt #ABitofScrapStuffPattern

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 sewing fun!

Melanie
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