Friday, September 17, 2021

Bats & Boos Stitch PLUS Stitch-O-Graphy PLUS Stationery Addict PLUS Stitch Quarterly !!!

 

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Hi Stitchy Friends! I'm soooooo excited to share my finished Bats & Boos Stitch.... I LOVE it! I love love love the quilty pumpkins plus quilt block center! It perfectly combines my two hobbies!

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I chose to omit the outer border from the Bats & Boo pattern because I wanted my finished piece to be a bit smaller. I think I like smaller stitched pieces the best because then I can fit more on my shelves ;).

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Bats & Boo Supplies:
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Bats & Boo Stitch Details: 

  • Finished stitch size 4 5/8" x  4 5/8"
  • Orange wooden frame about 7 1/4" x 7 1/4"

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Don't worry I'm also stitching other projects too! I enjoy stitching on 28 count evenweave/Lugana, but I also love to have at least one Aida cloth project for the "on the go" because the larger squares are easier to see ;)

Stitch-O-Graphy

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Stich-O-Graphy is soooooo fun to stitch as I love stitching words AND stitching words makes it even more fun!!! Seriously so fabulous!!!

Stitch-O-Graphy Supplies
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I'm using the same fabric for my next project too! I really love the pale gray gingham fabric. The print is light so the floss colors show well, but adds so much instead of plain white fabric.

Stationery Addict

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Stationery Addict is the perfect stitching project for my office! I can't wait to finish it! The pastel colors are so lovely!!! 

Stationery Addict Supplies
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QSnap and Hoops
A bit about Qsnap Needlework Frames and Hoops. I really like to stitch with either a Qsnap or Hoop as I feel my stitching looks much better. If I'm holding the Qsnap or hoop... I prefer a 5" to  8" size or I find it too larger to hold. If I'm using my stitching stand then I like the larger 10" or 11" sizes. 

PLUS GUESS WHAT.......

Stitch Quarterly from Fat Quarter Shop Arrived....yay! 

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Seriously - how cute is this Autumn Spice stitch project and that super adorable acorn needle minder...love it! I was soooooo excited when I opened this happy mail!

OR
If you want to purchase just the September/Autumn Stitch Quarterly - HERE

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Let's chat about what was inside the Autumn Stitch Quarterly for September
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Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie 
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sewers Club - Fill & Go Expandable Basket with Bonus

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Hi Sewing Friends! Today I'm going to be chatting about the June Sewers August Box.  I was sooooo excited to see the Summers End Fabric Collection plus the fabulous Fill & Go Expandable Basket project! 

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All of the supplies you need to make the Fill & Go Expandable Basket are included in the Sewers Club Box - including an awesome instructional video! I highly recommend watching the video before starting your project as it is full of helpful tips! I like to watch the video and sew along - it's easy to pause and rewind/rewatch a step if needed!

Box Contents:
  • (3) 1/3 yard cuts of Figo Fabrics: Summers End Floral, Summers End Ditsy Leaves, and Elements Rust
  • Fusible Fleece
  • Gutermann Polyester Thread (color may vary)
  • Fill & Go Expandable Basket Pattern
  • Step by Step Video Tutorial
  • BONUS: Mini Makeup Bag Pattern 
  • BONUS: (1) Fat Quarter 
  • BONUS: Silver Handmade Tag





I really looooove this month's project and the fabrics are perfect. The colors remind me of fall plus I LOVE all shades of purple!

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The Fill & Go Expandable Basket is such a fabulous pattern! I loved sewing mine plus I love that you can untie the sides and make the basket even bigger. The basket holds sooooo much and is gorgeous! The finished size is approximately 5" x 13" x 6".  

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Sewing Tips:
  • The (3) included fabrics in your box can be interchanged so choose your favorite combination! I used the Summers End prints for bag exterior. My interior was supposed to be the Elements Rust fabric, but I made a cutting oops...so I had to find a fabric from my stash. Be sure to measure twice before cutting ;)
  • I added free motion quilting to bag exterior BEFORE I cut the pieces to size. 
  • With super careful cutting I was able to use my scraps for the exterior of the BONUS project: Mini Ruffle Make Up Bag
BONUS: Mini Ruffle Makeup Bag 6.25" x 6"

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I LOVE the ruffle so much!!! I think I need to add a ruffle to all of my projects now! This little bag will be perfect for holding my cross stitch scissors and floss! I'm going to have to make another version that is larger so it can be a project bag!

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Did you love sewing your Fill & Go Expandable Basket too?!?!? I totally love mine!!!! I love learning new sewing techniques each month!!!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Firework Fizz Quilt - Hush Hush

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Hi Quilty Friends! I love low volume prints so I am so excited about the Hush Hush Collection - a collaboration of multiple designers for Riley Blake Designs. I seriously love this collection. The low volume prints are fabulous!



I decided to make my Firework Fizz Quilt - with scrappy low volume Hush Hush Collection for the background and one print (Blossom Gray) for the block centers. I LOVE it! 

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Firework Fizz - Hush Hush 67.5" x 67.5"
Note: The fabric requirements are slightly different below than the pattern as I made my background scrappy and the block centers one print.

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I chose to cut my border 4.5" x WOF strips (a bit larger than the pattern) as I used the Patchwork Hush Hush fabric and I wanted a slightly larger border. I seriously love these Hush Hush Prints.

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The Firework Fizz Quilt is a block based quilt so you can easily adjust the size of the pattern by making more or less blocks! Adjusting the outer border is quick way to adjust the size of the quilt too! 

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Firework Fizz Quilt Pattern is written for traditional rotary cutting - but you can totally use your AccuQuilt 8" Qube instead of trimming your half-square triangles. So much easier!

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I really love this calming version of my Firework Fizz Quilt. So do my boys. I think they were excited for a non-floral quilt ;).

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Firework Fizz PDF Pattern -available at Etsy (here) or PayHip (here)
Hush Hush Fabric (HERE)

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Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie 



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Monday, August 30, 2021

Spooky Fun Table Runner with Sulky - Free Pattern

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Hi Quilty Friends! Today I'm sharing the Spooky Fun Table Runner. It's the perfect pattern to make for Halloween! Plus it is a FREE Pattern available at Sulky HERE

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The Spooky Fun Table Runner is quick to make and the blocks are so fun to sew! The table runner is perfect for showing off your favorite fabric print as the alternating blocks are a square - perfect for fussy cutting! The adorable Spooky Hollow Fabric designed by Melissa Mortensen for Riley Blake Designs (here) is perfect for this pattern!

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I used the fabulous Sulky 50wt Cotton Thread for piecing the Spooky Fun Table Runner and machine quilting! Sulky 50wt Cotton Thread is strong so no breakage when free motion quilting plus still thin to prevent bulky seams for piecing - it's the perfect combination! Sulky 50wt Cotton Thread - available HERE.

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Spooky Fun Table Runner 17.5" x 37.5" - 
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Pattern

Thread

• 1⁄4–1⁄2 yard of Focal Print Fabric (if fussy cutting, use at least 1⁄2 yard) 

• (12)10"x10"fabrics (Blocks)

• 1⁄2 yard Blocks & Inner Border

• 1⁄2 yard Outer Border

• 1⁄2 yard Binding

• 26"x46"Backing Fabric

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Spooky Fun Table Runner would be fabulous with any fabric collection (not just Halloween) with a focal print that you love and want it to shine! I love patterns that are perfect for fussy cutting because I love choosing fabrics that have a fun focal print.


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Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie 



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