Monday, June 29, 2020

Sew Sampler Box - June 2020


Hello! I'm sew excited to share the June Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop! June's theme is " Handpicked for you"!!! This month, Sew Sampler Members received the latest fabric collection, All Hallow's Eve and Christmas Figs II by Fig Tree Quilts plus an exclusive pattern for the Orange You Glad Quilt! 

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies

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

June Sew Sampler Box-click on links to below to purchase products at Fat Quarter Shop


Orange You Glad Fat Quarter Bundle with Pattern


I love the Orange You Glad fat quarter bundle that Fat Quarter Shop coordinated. Who would've thought about making an orange quilt with fabrics from a Halloween and Christmas collection ... so clever! If you are more of a peach quilter ... I think your quilt could be peaches instead of oranges - you pick! The Orange You Glad Quilt pattern also comes with (2) sizes 34.5" x 44.5" and 60.5" x 62.5".






I'm absolutely LOVING the Greatest Hits Album Quilt blocks! I love the large block sizes as it is perfect for fussy cutting! Below are the first 3 blocks for the new Quilt Along for Sew Sampler Members.


 






Supplies for Greatest Hits Album Kit

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Each month, Sew Sampler Members receive a block pattern for the current Sew Sampler Mystery Quilt. This year- Greatest Hits Album features Moda Bella Solids and will be a large 70.5" x 90.5" sampler quilt! You can find Track #3 (pattern), Quilt Kit, and Thread Set available at Fat Quarter Shop! Purchase the Quilt Kit and you will be ready each month to sew your Greatest Hits block.


Join the Sew Sampler Box Membership 



Don't forget to sign up for the Sew Sampler Box wait list (here)* - each box is a wonderful surprise plus an awesome value! 

*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.

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

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Melanie

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Jolly Bar Row Along - Week 1


It's time to start the Jolly Bar Row Along with Fat Quarter Shop!!! Fat Quarter Shop has designed a fun sampler quilt with their newly released  The Jolly Bar Book Vol 2 - yay!!! I love this quilt!!! Just look at all those lovely Sparrow Tracks Blocks (Week 1).



For the Jolly Bar Row Along, Fat Quarter Shop will be releasing weekly block requirements over the next 7 weeks. At the end of the quilt along, you will have completed the Jolly Bar Row Along Quilt! 

The Jolly Bar Row Along Quilt is a sampler quilt and measures 51" x 56" (lap size). Sewing sampler quilts are my favorite as I'm able to sew a variety of blocks into one quilt! Sampler Quilts are great for sewing a few blocks as a trial before committing to sew 12, 20, 25, 36, or more of that block. The Jolly Bar Row Along Quilt Schedule is at the end of this post - just scroll down.



Week 1: Sparrow Track Blocks

I LOVED making the Sparrow Track Blocks! They are just so fun to sew! I even mixed and matched some of my fabrics so the points were different from the squares ... love it! I think this block would make the cutest scrappy quilt...hmmm I might have to make one :).


Are you ready to join the Jolly Bar Row Along?!?! 
This lovely quilt has spools, hearts, butterflies, and more! Fat Quarter Shop sewed their quilt using the Bloomington Collection by Lella Boutique, which is lovely. 

Finished Jolly Bar Row Along Quilt 


I'm sewing with At Home by Bonnie & Camille. I think the At Home collection is perfect for my quarantine at home. I also love all of Bonnie & Camille's fabric collections! What is super cool about the At Home Jolly Bar is that BOTH Bonnie's (red) and Camille's (blue) color ways are included in the Jolly Bar! I'm also going to add little Bonnie & Camille pink into my quilt as I can't make a Bonnie & Camille quilt without pink!



 Jolly Bar Row Along Supplies:

Jolly Bar Row Along Fabric Requirements and Dates


I will be back on July 6th to share my Spinning Spools Blocks - I can't wait!  

Which Jolly Bar will you choose?????


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

Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie


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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Simple Sailor Toiletry Bag - Sewers Club


Have you heard of Sewers Club??? I recently discovered Sewers Club and just received my first box and LOVE it!!! Check out the fabulous June Project: Simple Sailor Toiletry Bag!!! It was so fun to make and I LOVE the fabric and fancy zipper! 

Click HERE to join Sewers Club and SAVE $5 on your Sewers Club Box. 
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EVERYTHING was included in the June 2020 Sewers Club box to make the Simple Sailor Toiletry Bag ... Fabric, Interfacing, Zipper, Thread, Pattern, AND instructional video! Sewers Club is full sewing class in a box! All you need is a sewing machine!


Let's take a closer look at what is included in the Sewers Club June 2020 Box

  • (3) Fat Quarters of Moonlit Voyage Fabric by Figo - seriously gorgeous!
  • Pellon Fusible Fleece interfacing
  • Simple Sailor Pattern by Serina Victoria
  • 16" Zipper
  • Link to instructional video - step by step instructions!
  • Soak Mini Single Use Scentless
  • Heirloom Magnetic Seam Guide
  • Gutermann Sew-All Silver Thread
Add on Notions:
  • Pro-Thread Snips
  • Thread Spool Wraps

Check out the awesome packaging!


I loved being able to sew the Simple Sailor Toiletry Bag in one afternoon and that everything was included. I simply grabbed my Sewers Club box and iPad mini (to watch the video), sat down to my sewing machine, and started sewing! 


Tips for making your Simple Sailor Toiletry Bag:
  • Read the pattern - fully colored with well drawn illustrations!
  • Watch the video - The video will walk you through each step so your project will be successful! Perfect for beginner and experienced sewers.
  • Use a walking/evenfeed foot. Perfect for the quilting and attaching the binding.
  • Use a 90/14 needle - the seams are thick when attaching the interior binding so the larger needle is great!
  • When attaching the binding - stitch slooooow so you don't break a needle.
  • Another binding hint - at the very end of the pattern when attaching the binding by the zipper - fold AWAY from the zipper.
  • I used the ENTIRE spool of Gutermann thread for this project (the dense cross hatch quilting takes A LOT of thread)

I LOVE the added cross hatch quilting on the bag exterior...it did take awhile and LOTS of thread, but definitely worth it! My lines are about 1/2" apart...I just used the edge of my walking foot to measure the spacing.


Of course you need a picture of the inside! I flipped the bag inside out so you can see the interior more clearly. No raw edges- the bag interior is completely finished!


The Simple Sailor Toiletry Bag was so fun to make and I can't wait to start using it!!! I just love using handmade projects!!! I can't wait to see what the Sewers Club July Project will be!





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

Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie


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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dad and Grad Mug Rugs - Celebrate!


Hello! Today, I'm sharing a quick and useful gift for Dad, Grandpa, and/or Graduates on the AccuQuilt Blog (here)! I think it is tricky to quilt gifts for men and graduates so I love making a personalized mug rug / snack mat for that special person. You can even add a fun mug or snack or gift card to complete the perfect gift! I also love that you can make a Mug Rug in one afternoon - yay! 



Click here for the full tutorial on the AccuQuilt Blog (here)




Did you notice the two Mug Rugs are the same pattern - but different sizes? Guess how I did that? 


AccuQuilt GO! Mix & Match Qubes! I used both my 12" and 10" Mix & Match Qubes to create the size I needed! I love the flexibility of Qubes!!! This pattern will also work for 9", 8", and 6" Qubes depending on the size of Mug Rug/ Snack Mat you want! 


Let's get ready to start creating!





Supplies:


Click here for the full tutorial on the AccuQuilt Blog (here)





I'm so excited to have an handmade Father's Day gift to give my husband from the kids! I'm sure your Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Brother, Son, or graduate would love to have a personalized Mug Rug/ Snack Mat as a gift! 

You can use this same Mug Rug pattern to make this gift for anyone!  Use their initials and it would be great for bride/groom, birthday gifts, or a just because gift!

If you want to learn more about AccuQuilt GO! Qubes - click here.  Choose the Qube size you are interested in and watch the video.

Click here for the full tutorial on the AccuQuilt Blog (here)



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

Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie


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