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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Friday, June 21, 2019

Tip Top Quilt - Sew Retro


Today I have a BRAND NEW Quilt pattern to share - Tip Top Quilt! I love "collecting" those adorable 2.5" fabric rolls and now I have a beginner friendly quilt that is perfect for them!

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I was able to make Tip Top Quilt with the newest collection from Sara Davies for Riley Blake Designs - Sew Retro! I love this fun and groovy collection!!! The florals are perfect! The Riley Blake Designs Small Gingham Navy was perfect for the backing!



Tip Top Quilt finishes at 56.5" x 56.5" - is a perfect lap size for being warm on the couch or for taking on summer picnics! Since Tip Top Quilt is a block based pattern - you can easily adjust the quilt size by making more or less blocks. Or choose to add a border with your favorite print - I wish i did that as I am smitten with the pink floral fabric! Plus Tip Top Quilt pattern is on sale for $5 for one week (here) - yay!


Tip Top Quilt  - 56.5" x 56.5" 

What you need:




Sewing Tip Top Quilt is quick and fun to make as there is very little seam matching - hooray! Plus we are using 2.5" x WOF  pre-cuts - so it is simple to cut! 


I received Sew Retro yardage from Riley Blake Designs - so I chose to make my binding scrappy - I love it!



Here is another peek at all the Sew Retro Prints! It is such a fun collection! I love all of the prints especially the top floral ones! Florals are almost always my favorite! The geometric prints complement the florals so nicely too! Sew Retro should be available at your favorite Quilt Shop  in June (any time!).




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Don't forget to purchase your Tip Top Quilt pattern on sale for $5 (here) and Sew Retro will be available at Fat Quarter Shop! I just love this fabric!


 I can't wait to see your Tip Top Quilts! Be sure to share them with me and use the hashtags #TipTopQuilt  #ABitofScrapStuffPattern

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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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Threadology Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop


It's time to assemble your Threadology Quilt Back!!!! Yay!!! I absolutely love my Threadology Quilt so I have been so excited for the quilt back assembly instructions!!!


I have absolutely loved sewing each of the blocks - so fabulous! Plus I looooove a pieced backing!!! I just looooove the adorable fabric:  Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille - which is available here! Okay - I love ALL Bonnie & Camille fabric ;).

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Sewing Tips:


Another peek of the all the blocks on the Threadology Quilt front - love them! (Quilt Top Assembly post here)


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. So far over $20,000 has been raised!!! Quilters are so generous!!!!

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 July 1st with the finished Threadology Quilt!


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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