Saturday, September 7, 2019

Let's Build a Witchy Pillow - fun with combining AccuQuilt dies!


Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm so excited to share a tutorial over on AccuQuilt Blog (here) - The Quilted Halloween Witch Pillow is Spellbinding. 

I'm going to show you how to build your own witch by combining a few AccuQuilt GO! dies! I love being able to use my AccuQuilt GO! dies for new ideas- they are so versatile! Plus I think this Witchy Pillow is perfect for just a bit of cute spooky for Halloween!



For this Witchy Pillow, we will be using TWO of the new GO! Special Edition dies plus a few favorites!




Let's gather up our supplies and start cutting! 


Don't worry it won't be spooky or scary as we are using our AccuQuilt for accurate and quick cuts!




Supplies:
  • Fusible Web - I used Heat N Bond -LITE (purple package)
  • Scrap batting for pillow if quilting pillow top
  • OPTIONAL: 20" x 20" fabric for inner pillow lining
FULL TUTORIAL is available HERE on the AccuQuilt Blog ---

I will walk you through each step to complete your own Cute Witchy Pillow! Just click HERE for the full tutorial. This Cute Witch only casts spells of fabric fun!


PLUS this Fab-boo-lous Witches fabric by Riley Blake Designs is just perfect for the pillow backing!!!! LOVE!!!


Now it is time to enjoy your Witchy Pillow! I love being able to combine the newest AccuQuilt GO! dies with some "oldies" to create a fresh new pattern!

Don't forget to read the full tutorial on the AccuQuilt Blog!  I can't wait to see your amazing Witchy Pillow too! 
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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Friday, September 6, 2019

Rose Lane Buffalo Plaid / Gingham Quilt


I totally had to join in on the Buffalo Plaid / Gingham Quilt craze and I LOVE it! Patchwork squares are always a favorite of mine! 

I used two of my favorite prints from the Rose Lane Collection by Beverly McCullough (Flamingo Toes) for  Riley Blake Designs mixed with Blossom Pink by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs. 


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It was difficult to choose just 2 Rose Lane prints because they all are so lovely - just look at the gorgeous florals!


Let's chat more about my Buffalo Plaid Quilt and how I made it!


My Rose Lane Buffalo Plaid Quilt is a generous lap size that finishes at 60.5" x 72.5" - perfect for picnics and snuggling on the couch plus easy to quilt on my home sewing machine! 

Supplies:




There are a lot of tutorials online for buffalo plaid / gingham quilts - some use strip piecing and others simply just sew the squares together (my method).  I chose my block size based on AccuQuilt dies so I wouldn't have to hand cut so many squares plus I like the larger 6.5" size block to really show off the gorgeous fabrics!


After cutting the squares, I laid them out in my desired order and starting sewing with a 1/4" seam allowance. So easy and relaxing! Below is the layout I chose.


I absolutely loved making my Rose Lane Buffalo Plaid / Gingham Quilt. It is just the sweetest quilt! Plus I love the Riley Blake gingham backing fabric - a perfect match!


Rose Lane will be shipping to stores this month - yay! Both Blossom and Gingham are available now as they are Riley Blake Basics- hooray!

Have you made a Buffalo Plaid / Gingham quilt yet????? You totally need too :)


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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Friday, August 30, 2019

Sew Sampler Box - August


Hello! I'm sew excited to share the August Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop! August's theme is "Sparkle & Shine" and is filled with delightful brand-new products! This box is definitely full of SHINE!

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


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August Sew Sampler Box-
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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).



The Modern Classic fabrics by Violet Craft included in the July Sew Sampler are absolutely awesome and perfect for bright summer sewing (or if you are a bit behind on your Sew Sampler projects - this happy bundle will SHINE up your fall/winter!) I'm excited to sew the EXCLUSIVE Diamond Divide Quilt pattern plus I love that FQS has the foundation paper piecing papers available as I don't have a large format printer at home.



The BRAND NEW Oh Sew clean Brush & Cloth Set is fabulous! I always clean my machine before I machine quilt and before starting a new project! Removing all the fuzz from the bobbin area will make your machine so much happier and stitch so nicely! Plus this set is aqua and white --- so fabulous!!!



This lime green Mini Stash 'n Store is so perfect! The lime green color is just so happy plus this small size is perfect to place right next to your sewing machine with favorite tools without them tipping over. 



It was so fun to sew the Dig Deep block! Since this is a large block - you could make a second block and make it a table topper/runner - it would be perfect! 

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 September 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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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Layer Cake Links Quilt - Snow Day


Hi Quilty Friends! Today I'm sharing the newest FREE quilt pattern available at Fat Quarter Shop!  Layer Cake Links Quilt is part of the Fat Quarter Shop Short Cut Series - so it is a quick and fun quilt to make PLUS totally cute!


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I made a few little changes to the original pattern by adding a double border because a bigger quilt is always better ;). I also used Moda Chambray yardage instead of a solid layer cake for the background because I LOVE Chambray!!! Just look how lovely it matches with the Snow Day Collection. Plus I'm totally in love with the Snow Day Snow Globes for the backing - love!


Let's make a Layer Cake Links Quilt  - 
67.5" x 73.5" (with borders)


The Snow Day fabric collection is adorable! The prints are absolutely awesome! I love the snowmen, snow globes, sweaters, snowflakes - love it all! It's a fabulous winter collection!



Supplies - 

Sewing time - 

 

 Follow Layer Cake Links pattern instructions to complete quilt top. If you want to add optional borders. Cut (8) 2.25" x WOF strips of inner border fabric (Mine is Moda Chambray Grey #12051-12 ). Piece together and attach to quilt edges.  Cut (8) 4" x WOF strips of outer border fabric (Mine is Snow Day Night Sky Lil Snowman ). Piece together and attach to inner border.


I had SNOW much fun making my Layer Cake Links Quilt! I'm not ready for the snow, but I do want to start using this quilt! You will want to get this Snow Day fabric before it melts away!


Fat Quarter Shop has created an exclusive Layer Cake Links Quilt Kit featuring Finnegan by Brenda Riddle - it's gorgeous! You can purchase the kit at Fat Quarter Shop and start cutting and sewing right when your kit arrives!

I can't wait to see your Layer Cake Links Quilt! Will you choose Snow Day or the Fat Quarter Shop Kit with Finnegan or a different collection?

Have a great day and happy quilting! 

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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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Reverse Applique Spider Pillows with AccuQuilt


Hi AccuQuilt friends! I'm so excited to share a tutorial today on the AccuQuilt Blog with the new AccuQuilt GO! Halloween Medley die

The spider die included in the Halloween Medley die is perfect for my reverse appliqué Halloween pillows- just the right amount of spooky! 

Plus this easy tutorial will work for any AccuQuilt GO! die shape too!

The 6" x 12" GO! Halloween Medley die contains: Spider, Ghost, and Hat

Of course the GO! Halloween Medley die is awesome, AccuQuilt-quality so your spider legs (plus ghost and hat) will cut perfectly! The die has two-toned foam so it's super easy to know where to place your fabric for accurate cuts! Let's gather up our supplies and start cutting!



Supplies:


Tutorial for (2) Spooky Spider Pillows 16" x 16"


The FULL TUTORIAL is available at the AccuQuilt blog - here! 

I will walk you step by step so you can make BOTH Spider Pillows! One is with reverse appliqué and the other one uses the bonus spiders for a traditional appliqué - yay for no wasted fabric!

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Here's a little sneak of the zippered backing of my pillows. 




I prefer to use a zipper-style as I feel it gives a polished look and it makes it easy to remove the pillow cover for washing- remember I have 3 kiddos who don't understand "decoration only" pillows ;). 

If you looks closely at the Riley Blake Designs: Costume Makers Ball Webs Cream fabric - you can see needles of thread in the webs! I just love this fabric!

I purchase my zippers at Amazon and trim to size needed to save money - yay!



For a fun detail - I hand embroidered a web string with white/blanc DMC floss so it would like the spiders were hanging down from the pillow top! Extra spooky!



Don't forget to read the FULL TUTORIAL for your Spooky Spider Pillows on the AccuQuilt Blog (here) so you can make these quick and fun pillows for Halloween! I love making holiday pillows for my family room! Plus the tutorial will work for any AccuQuilt GO! die too!


Have a great day and happy quilting! 


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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