Monday, March 30, 2020

Sew Sampler Box - March


Hello! I'm sew excited to share the March Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop! March's Theme is Made with Love!!! This month, Sew Sampler Members received the latest fabric collection, Homemade designed by Tula plus an exclusive pattern for a fabulous quilt!

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

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies

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





Homemade is the newest fabric collection designed by Tula Pink and it is all about sewing and quilting!!! I'm loving the 5 Homemade fat quarters we received - the sewing machines are perfect for fussy cutting! Check out the complete Homemade Collection - here.

Notions


I love all three notions in the Sew Sampler Box this month. Hot pink unicorn pins designed by Tula Pink- YES PLEASE! These are going to look so cute in my pincushion - plus pinning is a must for matching points! The Tula Pink 2.5" x 6.5" Ruler is the perfect size for trimming plus it's PINK and has a grippy texture on the backing in the shape of scissors and heart - total cuteness and usability! I'm already a Wonder Clips fan and needed more so this is perfect (a definite must have)! I love the assorted colors!

Rise and Shine Quilt Pattern


The Rise and Shine Quilt Pattern is exclusive to Sew Sampler Members and is not available for sale separately. This fun geometric quilt includes fussy cutting the sewing machines - yay! It is a generous throw size at 52.5" x 73.5"! Fat Quarter Shop has the finishing kit available - here.


 
I can't believe this is the final block for the Goodness Grows Quilt Along! This month Sew Sampler members received instructions for Block 12 AND the finishing pattern. I loved sewing this sweet flower! Plus my points match - yay!


I will be sharing my completed Goodness Grows Quilt in a separate post. I have the quilt top assembled - so I need to choose backing fabric and quilt it!!!

I'm using Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique to sew my Goodness Grows Quilt - I just LOVE this fabric! It is just the sweetest!



You can join the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler Subscription box HERE.  I've been a member since the beginning and LOVE it! 




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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Friday, March 27, 2020

FREE unlimited classes at Bluprint!



Bluprint is offering an awesome Creativity Care Package for FREE! 
You can have FREE unlimited access creativity event; March 26 at Noon EST - April 9.  Click HERE
With Bluprint you can stream thousands of creative education classes from knitting, sewing, baking, drawing, family crafts and much more, taught by the world’s leading experts.  Bluprint is your one-stop destination for classes, patterns and project ideas for all skill levels.
During the 14 day event, Bluprint will provide free access to their full slate of content; including more than 1300 classes and series and hundreds of step by step project tutorials and patterns making this the perfect time to learn a new craft or hobby.
Benefits:
  • Creativity is one of the best ways to connect with ourselves and loved ones
  • Creating family moments of togetherness by communing over creativity
  • Getting lost in your passion and making something
  • Sourcing inspiration for your next (or first!) craft project

























I'm a current Bluprint subscriber and I love it (I purchased the annual membership)! I love being able to watch quality courses about quilting, sewing, crochet, knitting, embroidery, and kids classes!

Some of my favorite classes are:

I love both of Camille Roskelley's courses. She is an awesome teacher and plus the quilt patterns are fabulous! Click Here

Angela Walters has soooooo many classes available on Bluprint and they are a great way to improve your free motion skills! Click Here.



I purchased the Start-up Library Knitting and it is so helpful! I've made both the knitted fingerless gloves and hat! Click Here


Happy Quilting!
Melanie

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Sew Chatty is SEW fun!!! Pillows plus Pillowcases plus a Sassy Sewing Bag


Hi Quilty friends! Today I'm sharing all the fun projects I made with Sew Chatty - a fun and fabulous fabric collection designed by Kelli Fannin for Riley Blake Designs! Kelli has thought of the funniest sewing/ quilting puns - there are sweet ones plus a few sassy ones ;).



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I had sew much fun creating with Sew Chatty that I made multiple projects...I just couldn't pick one :)

Let's Chat about my Sew Chatty Pillows (18" x 18")



At first, I was only going to sew one pillow - but then I couldn't just pick 9 favorite sewing puns so I chose 18 - which was hard to do! I wanted the fussy cut Sew Chatty blocks to be the center of attention so I chose Riley Blake Blossom fabric as my background. I designed the 6" finished block size based on Sew Chatty Pun Grid and that I wanted a 18" pillow - it's my favorite pillow size. PS- Hobbs 18" Pillow Forms are my favorite (here). 

I'm sharing the measurements below (click on image for a larger version)- so you can make Sew Chatty Pillows too! Just sew (9) blocks for each 18" pillow. They are the perfect decoration for your sewing studio!





Would you pick the same 18 Sew Chatty puns that I did???? 
What one is your favorite?


 

For the backing I chose the Sew Chatty Pun Toss -- it is miniature prints of the larger grid ones. The binding is Riley Blake Basics 1/8" Gray Stripe - it's my "go-to" binding.  I buy my zippers in bulk at Amazon and trim to the size I need (here).



Up next is my Sassy Sew Chatty Sewing Bag ( 9" x 11.25")




For my Sassy Sew Chatty Sewing Bag - I chose the more sassy PG-13 sewing puns.  The striped fabric for the bag bottom is Riley Blake 1/8" stripe in denim - PS this is my favorite size stripe for everythingI buy my zippers in bulk at Amazon and trim to the size I need (here). 

My free zipper pouch tutorial is here - just change the measurements to fit the size of zipper pouch you want to make.  My Sassy Sew Chatty Sewing Bag finishes at 9" x 11.25".

I even machine appliqu├ęd another sewing pun to the backside.


Sew Chatty Pillowcases (set of 2)


Since I love handmade projects all over my home - I thought we needed new pillowcases! I'm not exactly sure how my husband felt about matching Sew Chatty pillowcases, but he didn't seem to mind when our daughter took his ;) LOL. I knew that my daughter and I would be the Sew Chatty Pillowcase twins.




I used the Sew Chatty Pun Toss in Denim plus Riley Blake 1/8" Gray Stripe and Riley Blake Gray Scissors Tone on Tone for the pillowcase cuff. I used the Pillowcase tutorial by Maxie at A Good Quilt. There are also lots of free tutorials online - just choose one with french seams so the inside will be finished.


Sewing with Sew Chatty was so fun and made me giggle at all the sewing/quilting puns! It should be arriving soon (if not already) at your favorite quilt shop!


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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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Darn Good Fabric of the Month - Deep Violet


Today I'm excited to share a new Fabric of the Month Club by Darn Good Yarn! This awesome team is now offering hand dyed 100% cotton fabrics in a monthly club!

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I love that these fabrics are hand dyed so they are totally unique! The fat quarters are 100% cotton, but are a looser weave and a bit thinner compared to traditional quilting cotton.



What is the Darn Good Fabric of the Month Club ?



Darn Good Fabric of the Month Club is a monthly subscription that includes 4 curated fat quarters, and one 5 yard x 2.5” sample card of the same fabric. Each month you will have the option to create a unique item from a sewing pattern OR create a whole ombre quilt top with your first year of boxes! 

The monthly cost is affordable too! Currently the subscription price is less than $24 per month SHIPPED  in the USA!($20/month and $3.95 USA shipping).  Click HERE to learn more and subscribe to the Darn Good Fabric of the Month!




Month One-




For my first month, I received the Deep Violet Bundle and the colors are gorgeous! I'm still trying to decide if I want to make the quilt blocks so I have an amazing ombre quilt top in a year OR if I want to sew the monthly sewing project instead - such hard choices????


 


Click HERE to learn more and subscribe to the Darn Good Fabric of the Month!



PS - If you are a multi-crafter, Darn Good Yarn also offers Monthly Subscriptions for: Yarn of the Month, Skirt of the Month, Sock of the Month, plus Bead of the Month (here).

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

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