Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Perfectly Pieced: Flag Pillow: April 2024


I absolutely loved making the Perfectly Pieced Flag Pillow this month! The Flag block is super quick (and perfectly pieced) to make with your embroidery machine.  This is the perfect decor piece for all the upcoming Patriotic Holidays.  PS: If you are not American - just don't add the star appliqué and/or change the colors! 

I love the bonus project this month .... a tote bag. Plus the Kimberbell denim tote blank was also included in the box!



Perfectly Pieced: April 2024 Doorstep Contents:


Available now in the Me Time Delivered Shop (here)

  • Printed, full-color, step-by-step block instructions
  • Curated fabric bundle with enough fabric to make one of the included projects
  • Glide Thread from Hab+Dash by Fil-Tec, Mercury 10643
  • Collectible Pin
  • Chenille It 3/8" Natural
  • Chambray Tote

Digital Files Include:

  • Files for 2", 4", 6", & 8" blocks
  • Instructions for 4 projects
  • Custom block-by-block quilting files
  • Allover quilting files for use with Clear Blue Tiles
  • Block Coloring Template
  • Quilt layouts & fabric calculations

I receive the Perfectly Pieced Doorstep Subscription Box - which is AMAZING! Each month I receive digital files (for machine embroidery) to create 2", 4", 6", 8" quilt blocks, bonus project instructions, and quilting files PLUS coordinating fabrics and thread plus a bonus.   I am always so excited when the coral box arrives in my mail box!  You can subscribe to Perfectly Pieced (here) or  purchase past digital files and fabric bundles plus embroidery supplies at the ME Time Delivered Shop (here)


To make my 18" x 18" Flag Pillow, I made (4) 8" finished Flag Blocks and used 2" finished sashing (Cut sashing: (4) 2.5" x 8.5" rectangles plus (1) 2.5" x 2.5" square for center. Instead of using the block by block quilting option - I chose to use the included all over quilting design instead and I love it! 

PS: When I do all over quilting - I really like the dime Snap Hoop Monster (magnetic hoop) - just choose the appropriate hoop for your machine.



Making pillows is a favorite project for me as they are much quicker than a full quilt and are great for decorating! I do want use my scraps and make the tote bag too!


Available now in Me Time Deliver Shop (clickable links)



A bit more about Perfectly Pieced by Me Time Delivered

Perfectly Pieced is a monthly subscription that is available in two options: Digital (digital files only) or Doorstep which includes all the digital files plus a curated fabric bundle, printed instructions, thread, plus notion(s) delivered to your doorstep.  The subscription is zero stress as you can always skip a month, but once you see the upcoming projects - you won't want to skip!  Kimberbell is the parent company of ME Time (machine embroidery delivered) so the quality is outstanding. 

Subscribe to Perfectly Pieced (here). 



On Instagram - I shared reels of me piecing the Flag Block with my embroidery machine and all over quilting. 




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Have a great day and happy embroidering /sewing / quilting! 

Melanie Call


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Charmed Pillow : Janome Tutorial: FREE Pattern


Hi Janome Friends! It's Melanie Call from A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog and Instagram. Today I'm sharing my Charmed Pillow Project that I created with my Janome M17.  

Perhaps you are like me and have lots of 5" Charm Packs / Stackers in your fabric collection and aren't quite sure what to make when you only have One 5" Charm Pack/Stacker.  I'm helping you solve that fabric dilemma today. With just one 5" Charm Pack /Stacker you are able to make two Charmed Pillows (front panels) and they coordinate perfectly!!!   I absolutely love making pillows as they are a quick and affordable project!


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I used one Lighthearted Charm pack by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics to create both Charmed Pillows.  For the Charmed Pillow: Option A ... I used only the red/pinks/white fabrics from the Lighthearted Charm Pack to create an ombre design with fabrics . I absolutely love it!


For Charmed Pillow: Option B, I used the aqua, green, and white prints. I arranged the fabrics in a different layout to create a more scrappy looking pillow.  I love that I was able to make 2 coordinating pillows using one charm pack! 

Ready to make your own Charmed Pillows - 


Charmed Pillow 18" x 18"
Supplies For (1) Pillow:

*Fabric used in cover pillows: Lighthearted by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics

*You will be able to make (2) Pillow fronts with just one 5” Charm Pack / Stacker 


Charmed Pillow Block Assembly

18.5” x 18.5” unfinished

     Option A:                                                 Option B:

                      

 

--- Piecing Instructions ---

This project is assembled in columns. 

Each column contains (3) A 5” x 5” squares and (2) B 2.75” x 5” rectangles


A. Option A

·       Sew together A + B + A + B + A.  Column measures 5” x 18.5”. Make (4) Columns 

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·       Press Column 1 and 3 towards bottom. Press Column 2 and 4 towards top. Sew Columns together as shown. Column 1 + Column 2 + Column 3 + Column 4. Unfinished pillow measures 18.5” x 18.5”

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B. Option B

·       Column 1.  Sew together A + A + B + B + A.  Press towards bottom. Column measures 5” x 18.5”.

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·       Column 2: Sew together B + A + A + A + B. Press towards top. Column measures 5” x 18.5”.

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·       Column 3: Sew together A + B + B + A + A. Press towards bottom. Column measures 5” x 18.5”.

·       Column 4. Sew together B + A + A + A + B. Press towards top. Column measures 5” x 18.5”.

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·       Sew Columns together as shown. Column 1 + Column 2 + Column 3 + Column 4. Unfinished pillow measures 18.5” x 18.5”

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Quilt and finish pillow with preferred method * (tutorial links below).





Both Charmed Pillows (piecing, quilting, and zipper installation) were created with my Janome M17.  I absolutely love my Janome M17! It is so easy to use plus always has perfect stitches. 
  • Tip: Use the Janome HP 1/4" foot for an accurate seam allowance for quilting projects. Don't forget to use the HP needle plate too.



I can't wait to see your Charmed Pillow. #CharmedPillow  #ABitofScrapStuff

Zippered Pillow Tutorials:



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Have a great day and happy embroidering /sewing / quilting! 

Melanie Call. ********

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Piece and Quilt Sampler : Month One

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I'm quilting along with Fat Quarter Shop for the Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along.  I love making sampler quilts because it's so fun to make all the different blocks! 


April Blocks:

(12) 3" Shoo Fly Blocks: I absolutely love these adorable tiny blocks!!!!

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(1) 6" Dandy Star Block

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To create the Framed Star Block 12.5" x 12.5" - use (12) Shoo Fly Blocks and (1) Dandy Star Block

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Supplies:


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I'll be back May 20th with the next blocks! 

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Have a great day and happy quilting and stitching! 

Melanie Call


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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

GO! Purrfect Kitten Pillow with AccuQuilt


Hi friends. Today I'm sharing a new project that I designed for AccuQuilt. It's so purrfect for all my kitty loving friends! The GO! Kitten die is the April Die to Try so hurry and purchase your GO! Kitten die today (here) because after April (or earlier if die sells out) it will return to the vault.  


GO! Purrfect Pillow
16" x 16"

The GO! Purrfect Kitten Pillow is a fun and quick project that you can make in a day!  PS: I'm loving this sweet kitty fabric: Here Kitty Kitty by Stacy Iest Hsu. 

Supplies:
clickable links



Cut Time, Quilt More


I hope you love making this sweet pillow / mini quilt / table topper!



   

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

Have a great day and happy quilting! 

Melanie Call


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