Wednesday, January 22, 2020

AccuQuilt GO! Hearts of Love Wall Hanging


Today I'm sharing a new AccuQuilt pattern - GO! Hearts of Love Wall Hanging. I designed this pattern for AccuQuilt and absolutely love it! It's the perfect weekend project and would look lovely in your home for Valentine's Day!  


The GO! Hearts of Love Wall Hanging is made with all AccuQuilt GO! dies so all the hard work of cutting is super easy and precise. The GO! Wonky Heart die is awesome...the hearts are just too cute. Just cut (2) 10" squares to make (2) Wonky Heart blocks...I love it! PS - the GO! Hearts of Love Wall Hanging Pattern is currently FREE - yay! Available here at AccuQuilt.

I used Bonnie & Camille's newest collection: Early Bird and absolutely love the pink/red/white florals! 




















GO! Hearts of Love Wall Hanging  
18.5" x 24.5"
Supplies (clickable links below):

I love decorating my home for Valentine's Day! My kiddos love the holiday too because of CHOCOLATE! 


Don't forget to download your FREE GO! Hearts of Love Wall Hanging (here). I can't wait to see your GO! Hearts of Love Wall Hanging projects!


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Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Layered Cake Quilt - Milk & Honey


Hi Quilty Friends! Today I'm sharing my Layered Cake Quilt (Shine Bright Edition) with the newest Riley Blake Designs Collection: Milk & Honey designed by Elea Lutz. I absolutely love the Milk & Honey collection. The beautiful pastel colors remind me of spring and are so calming. I love the gorgeous florals and tiny little animals plus there is a panel print -hooray!


I love the cute panel print that accompanies the Milk & Honey Collection and it was perfect for my Layered Cake Quilt - Shine Bright Edition Pattern (note I had to change a few cutting instructions so be sure to read below). The gold is metallic too - I love how Riley Blake is using so many metallic colors in their newest collections!


Ready to make your own Layered Cake Quilt - Shine Bright Edition with Milk & Honey
54.5" x 75.5"


Supplies: (clickable links below)

Cutting Updates if using the Milk & Honey Panel
  • Cut from Milk & Honey Panel: (5) 8" x 8" squares
  • Sashing fabric: Cut (5) 3.25" x WOF strips. Subcut  (6) 3.25" x 8" rectangles. Save remaining strips and follow pattern.

I just have to share this amazing Riley Blake Gold Metallic striped fabric binding! It's so fabulous!!!!


Are you excited for the new Milk & Honey Collection??? Here is another look...



If you make a Layered Cake Quilt - please share it with me! I would love to see your version! Tag #LayeredCakeQuilt #ABitofScrapStuffPattern


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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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Zipper Pouch Tutorial - Let's start sewing


Hi Sewing Friends! Today I'm sharing a free pattern/tutorial on making your own zipper pouch. This large pouch is perfect for your iPad Mini or sewing supplies or anything! I love making zipper pouches as they are a quick project plus make fabulous gifts!


I made my own textured exterior fabric with American Brand Dark Orchid solid fabric and my Janome 550E embroidery machine. All that fabulous textured stitching was done with my awesome Janome 550E - it was so easy to make my own original fabric! Plus my Janome 550E did all the hard work stitching for me - I just needed to select the design and press the start button!



Let's start sewing (and embroidering)!
Supplies:


The Zipper Pouch Tutorial (along with the embroidery design information) is all included in the PDF (here) plus it's free! I thought the PDF version would be easier for printing or for looking at on your tablets instead of a giant blog post ;).  There are photos included for each step. I even include photos of my machine settings too!

It's easy to adjust the size of your zipper pouch too - here are some hints
  • Cut Exterior and Lining fabrics the SAME size. Example: Cut  (2) Exterior fabrics and (2) Lining fabrics rectangles 7.5" x 11.5" rectangles
  • Use zipper tabs to finish zipper ends and CUT zipper 1" shorter than the length of the exterior and lining fabrics. Example: If exterior fabric is cut 7.5" x 11.5" - CUT zipper 10.5" after attaching one zipper tab. Cutting the zipper 1" shorter allows you to sew your zipper pouch with 1/4" seams and NOT stitch over the zipper tabs. 


A bit about my Janome Machines. 
I'm fortunate to be a Janome Maker, which is awesome as I absolutely love the quality of Janome machines! I love how reliable and easy to use Janome machines are! Sewing/quilting is my relaxing time and I love knowing that I can sit down at my Janome sewing machine and it will stitch perfectly! No stress here!

Janome Continental M7 Professional


I absolutely love the giant throat space on my M7! I machine quilt all my quilts so this extra space makes it soooo much easier! It is so fast with 1300 stitches per minute with a  DC brushless motor and a full metal frame - such quality! Plus the stitch plates just pop off with a button (thanks to magnets) and a drop in bobbin - so easy. If you want read more about the awesome AcuFeed System or the included 400 stitches, 13 button holes, 23 feet, or AcuSpark app --- just click here. 

I've been using the M7 for almost 2 months and it is AMAZING! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Janome Memory Craft 550E 

The 550E is an absolutely amazing embroidery machine! Within a week of receiving my machine,  I took a Kimberbell embroidery class and I was so impressed how easy it is to use this machine.  Here's a peek at my first project - I pieced the quilt block, quilted the quilt block, and made the envelope backing ALL with my 550E in the hoop...it was amazing!



I've been having so much fun with the 550E and want to embroider everything!!! I have more projects planned!  To learn more about the Janome 550E click here

I'm loving creating all of my projects with my Janome M7 and 550E!!!!


I hope you enjoy my Zipper Pouch Tutorial! Don't forget to download the free PDF for the full tutorial (here). Please share your zipper pouches with me - I love seeing projects from my tutorials / patterns!

If you have ideas for future tutorials / patterns - please let me know!

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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Monday, December 30, 2019

Layered Cake Quilt - Shine Bright Edition


Hi Quilty Friends! I'm excited to finally share my Layered Cake Quilt - Shine Bright edition! This quilt has been busy traveling with Clothworks as it was at Spring Quilt Market and then a quilt shop sample, but now it's back home and my unicorn loving daughter is soooo happy! 




You might notice this quilt already has the cuddle-wrinkle look ... as I needed to wash and dry the quilt prior to quilt photos due to some spilled milk when it arrived home.  It is loved all ready!

The Layered Cake Quilt pattern is one of my favorites to sew as it uses all (42) 10" squares and has no matching seams - yay!!!  When I saw the cute panels included in the Shine Bright Collection - I updated the original Layered Cake Pattern with a pieced center insert. 



Layered Cake Quilt - Shine Bright Edition 54.5" x 75.5"


Layered Cake Quilt - Shine Bright Edition 54.5" x 75.5"






If you make a Layered Cake Quilt - please share it with me! I would love to see your version! Tag #LayeredCakeQuilt #ABitofScrapStuffPattern


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


Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies

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