Friday, July 13, 2018

Friendship Quilt Along - Loyal Mini Quilt/Pillow- Tutorial

Happy Friday! We are already on week 7 of the Friendship Quilt Along with Amanda Herring. Today is the Loyal Block, which features flying geese ( I love them)! I'm sewing with Amanda's latest fabric collection - Hello Lovely

Once I finished my Loyal Blocks- I sewed them together and added some Riley Blake Linen (how did I not know about Riley Blake Linen before???) to make a Loyal Mini Quilt/Pillow.

Supplies to make your own Loyal Mini Quilt/Pillow 18.5" x 18.5"
1. Hello Lovely Gray Floral Yardage - 1/2 yard

Mini Tutorial on making your Loyal Mini Quilt/ Pillow

Monday, July 9, 2018

Maxie Mail Subscription Box - June. Hold It Bins

I love sewing useful projects for my I was sew happy when I opened my June Maxie Mail Box! This month we are learning to sew two large Hold It Bins! The Hold It Bins are perfect for holding fabric, notions, or household items too! 

Maxie has included EVERYTHING you need in this month's Maxie Mail box to sew your Hold It Bins....including the gorgeous faux leather for your handles! 

  • “Hold It Bin” Pattern- includes multiple sizes (80 pages total)
  • Art Gallery 100% Pima Cotton Fabrics to make a set of two co-ordinating Hold It Bins! Fabrics vary in each box, but are from either Bari J, Katarina Roccella, or Sharon Holland collections. My fabric is Sketchbook by Sharon Holland
  • Pellon Decor Bond stiff interfacing
  • 100% recycled felt interlining
  • Thread
  • Wonderclips (must-haves for this project!)
  • Faux leather for handles
Helpful hints/tips for sewing your Hold It Bins

2. Use the leather needle (from the May Cool Tool Box) when topstitching your faux leather handles.
3. Use the wonder clips included in your box (Maxie thought of everything) to hold your bin together when stitching the sides and topstitching the bin top.
4. Lengthen your stitch length with topstitching the bin and handle
5. I used my dual feed food (walking foot) when assembling my bins as it was perfect for the thick layers.

I will be using my bins in my sewing room as they make me they look so perfect with fabric, thread, and scissors inside.

Melanie's unboxing video

I am loving my Maxie Mail Subscription Box each month! It is so fun to sew a new project each month plus I always learn a new sewing tip/technique. It is truly a class in a box! Subscribe here. Be sure to add -- Melanie -- as the referral code to save 10% off your first box! I can't wait for the July Box!

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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


Previous Maxie Mail Subscription Blog Posts
May 2018 - Cool Tools
April 2018 - Peppermint Rose Pillowcases
March 2018 - Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt/Pillow

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Scrappy Spool Quilt Kit with Fort Worth Fabric Studio

When Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio asked if I wanted to sew the sample quilt for the Scrappy Spool Kit....I was like....YES! Patchwork squares plus dots, stripes, and floral fabrics makes me so happy! I love happy sewing!

Scrappy Spool Kit Contents (video at end of  post) 
- Kits available at Fort Worth Fabric Studio here

  • Amorette Charm Pack from Wilmington
  • White background & black dot fabric
  • 2 Easy Piecing Grids by TenSisters (2" Finished)
  • Backing fabric (Bonnie & Camille Moda 55161-15)
  • Binding fabric (Bonnie & Camille Moda 55168-14)
  • Scrappy Spool Pattern by Carmen of TenSisters Handicraft

Ready for some hints to sew your own Scrappy Spool Quilt31.5" X 39.25"
Let's get sewing.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Winterville Quilt Along

I always love sewing Christmas Quilts so I'm excited join in the Winterville Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop! By starting in July...I should have my Winterville Quilt finished for Christmas! Plus Christmas sewing makes me happy!

The Full Winterville Quilt - Pattern by Thimble blossoms - Camille Roskelly.

I have all the snowflakes finished - plus the giant center one and can't wait to start on the stars next! I'll be sharing my progress on Instagram @mellierc

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

Have a great day!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies