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Swedish Tomte Softie

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Swedish Tomte Softie

Finished Size: 5˝ × 12˝

Tomtes are mischievous little spirits in charge of protecting the home and the people who live there. They don’t ask for too much, just that we believe in them and offer them a steamy bowl of Christmas porridge with a dab of butter on Christmas Eve.

Materials

Red and white cotton print 1: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard

Red and white cotton print 2: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard

Wool-blend felt: 4 squares 6˝ × 6˝ (1 square each of red, white, pink, and brown)

Muslin or other scrap fabric: 1 fat quarter or 2 pieces 4½˝ × 5½˝

Polyester filling: 2 ounces

Dry beans: ½ cup

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend using FriXion pens.)

Fine-tip permanent marker

White printer/copier paper, 8½˝ × 11˝: 6 sheets (or 1 sheet 14˝ × 17˝ tracing paper)

Basting glue (I recommend Roxanne Glue-Baste-It.)

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Medium 9781571205520

Sugar 'n' Spice

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

1

1

⁄2 yard of solid fabrics in each of 4 colorways for

Nine-Patch blocks

Making the Strip Sets

For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the 11⁄4˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

⁄4 yard total of assorted prints which coordinate with each of the 4 colorways for squares

Side sets:

Middle sets:

1

2

2

1

1

2

Make 2.

Make 1.

3

15⁄8 yards for outer border

Assorted scraps for appliqué pieces

2

3

23⁄4 yards for backing (pieced widthwise)

3

2

2

3

1

Make 2.

Make 1.

Batting: 47˝ × 56˝

3

4

4

3

3

4

Make 2.

Make 1.

4

1

1

4

4

1

Make 2.

Make 1.

⁄8 yard for first border

⁄2 yard for binding

Cutting

Refer to Measure Twice, Cut Once, pages 9–10.

From each solid fabric:

Cut 9 strips 11⁄4˝ × width of fabric, for Nine-Patch blocks.

(Note: Make the Nine-Patch blocks first and measure the blocks before cutting the squares; see Measuring the

Squares, page 13.)

From each colorway of assorted prints:

Making the Nine-Patch Blocks

1. Cut each strip set into 11⁄4˝ sections.

2. Arrange and sew the sections into Nine-Patch blocks.

Make a few extra blocks for design alternatives.

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Medium 9781617450099

Chapter Three: Projects

Kate Carlson Colleran C&T Publishing ePub

3

Projects

 

Bella

Finished block: 7¾˝ × 7¾˝  •  Finished quilt: 50˝ × 67½˝

Designed by Kate Colleran, pieced by Elizabeth Balderrama, quilted by Sandi Verbridge

Fabrics from Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics, Henry Glass & Co., and Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Bella, Bella, Bella, you are so pretty! This quick quilt has some fun ways to use 2½˝ strips and to cut them. It may look tricky, but it is not!

Fabric Selection

With this design, the jelly roll is really the main player. Our jelly roll, Bluebird Park from Moda Fabrics, has whimsical prints and soft pastels. For the companion fabrics, we chose a yellow green for the sashing squares to highlight the greens in the jelly roll, and a pale yellow for the sashing. The sashing yellow was lighter than most of the fabrics in the jelly roll, which provided contrast and allowed the jelly roll strips to stand out.

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Medium 9781571206220

Zippy Strippy

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Mix and match a set of placemats for yourself or to give as a gift to someone special. There are six different designs to choose from. I used a variety of neutrals, which look stunning on a dark table. However, the placemats will look great no matter what palette you choose.

FINISHED PLACEMAT: 18½″ × 12½″

⅓ yard light print for center

⅛ yard light tan for inner border

¼ yard tan paisley for outer border

¾ yard for backing and binding

16″ × 22″ batting

Cut 1 rectangle 14½″ × 8½″ from the light print for the placemat center.

Cut from the light tan:

2 strips 1″ × 8½″ for the side inner borders

2 strips 1″ × 15½″ for the top and bottom inner borders

Cut from the tan paisley:

2 strips 2″ × 9½″ for the side outer borders

2 strips 2″ × 18½″ for the top and bottom outer borders

1. Sew the 2 side inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

2. Sew the top and bottom inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

3. Sew the 2 side outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

4. Sew the top and bottom outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

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Medium 9781607059790

Envelope Clutch

Heidi Staples Stash Books ePub

Envelope
Clutch

MANICURE KIT SIZE: 9½˝ × 7˝ closed, 9½˝ × 17˝ open

ART PACK SIZE: 15½˝ × 12˝ closed, 15½˝ × 33˝ open

There is lovely simplicity in an envelope clutch. Its classic shape looks both elegant and modern, and the piece can be designed for so many different situations. I’ve included two sizes that you can easily adapt for a number of uses and occasions.

BUSY GIRL SPEAKS 

Kimberly Jolly of The Jolly Jabber (fatquartershop.blogspot.com)

Any tips for busy people trying to fit sewing into their life? Wake up 30 minutes early to get some sewing done during the peaceful morning time.

How do you entertain little ones while you sew? My kids have their own fabric cabinet, and I change it up often. They use the scraps to organize their own “quilts” on the floor.

Best advice for a new sewing blogger? Give yourself an achievable goal. Maybe you want to complete a small project each week. Maybe you will post a group of tutorials each month. Also, set boundaries. Many quilters use codenames for their family members just to be safe.

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Medium 9781607058649

Clarity

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

clarity

Clarity means clearness. Clean water, fresh air—these are physical embodiments of clarity.

Clear colors are pure and clean. The opposite of clear colors would be colors that are muddy or gray.

DISTANCE AND COLOR

When you are outside and look into the distance, you will notice that things get grayer as they get farther away. Sometimes objects are darker or lighter or bluer, but colors are always less clear. In the photo below, you can see the crisp, clear greens in the plants close to you. The same plants are less and less clearly green on the cliffs in the distance.

In nature, colors in the distance lose clarity and become grayer.

Your brain knows that colors fade in the distance. This is one way that you discern distance, and you do it without being aware of it. You just know that those things are farther away.

It makes sense that when you look at clear and gray colors together in quilts, your brain applies a similar kind of distance perception.

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Medium 9781607059974

Embroidered Pet Portraits

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Embroidered Pet Portraits

•What Do I Need?

Inkjet printer fabric sheets (most measure 8½˝ × 11˝ and can be found in packages online or at a fabric store)

Inkjet printer

8˝ wood embroidery hoop

Embroidery floss or perle cotton (size 8)

Small beads (optional) (Make sure your needle can pass through the hole in the beads. If it is too tight, you may need a larger bead!)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Hand sewing

Let’s Make It

 

THE IMAGE

1.Choose a digital photo of your favorite pet. You will be printing the image onto fabric, so it is important to make sure that everything is prepared correctly before you start the printing. Ask an adult if you need help.

2.Pull up the photo on the computer. Change the photo to black and white using the editing feature. It prints really well this way. Resize the photo so that the image of your pet will fit into an 8˝ embroidery hoop.

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Medium 9781617450327

Suite 9: Poppy Feathers

Jessica Schick C&T Publishing ePub

SUITE 9: Poppy Feathers

JSBK9000 Poppy Feathers Element (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK9000V1 Poppy Feathers Element

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK9001 Poppy Feathers Block (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK9001V1 Poppy Feathers Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK9001V2 Poppy Feathers Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK9001V4 Poppy Feathers Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK9001V5 Poppy Feathers Block

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Dotty Hexagon Pillow

Heidi Staples Stash Books ePub

Dotty
Hexagon Pillow

PILLOW SIZE: 17˝ × 12˝

Here’s your chance to give hexagons a try! Grab a stack of solid-color charm squares and put together this salute to the color spectrum. If you’re feeling feisty, try making the pillow with prints instead of solids. Either way it’s bound to brighten up your next rainy day.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS AND CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS

Dotty Hexagon Pillow

17˝ × 12˝, featuring Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Making the Pillow

BLOCK ASSEMBLY

If this is your first time with hexagons, be sure to do a little research on basting the hexagons and sewing them together. See Resources for links. If you’re already a hexie fan, be sure to check out Tacha Bruecher’s masterpiece Hexa-Go-Go for some incredible project ideas!

1Baste each trimmed charm square to a 1¼˝ hexagon paper foundation, using your preferred method.

2Refer to the Hexagon Assembly diagram to arrange the hexagons into 7 rows, 4 with 8 hexagons each and 3 with 9 hexagons each. Space the white hexagons among the colored ones.

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Medium 9781571205797

Diamond-on-a-Square

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

DIAMOND-ON-A-SQUARE

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

6½˝ × 6½ ˝

◆ TIME:

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Three dark browns: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Two tans: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Burgundy: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Two medium browns: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Light brown: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Cream: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Cream/beige: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Dark brown inner border: 1⁄8 yard

Mountain Mist, 11¾˝ × 11¾˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Medium brown outer border:

1

⁄4 yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: 1⁄4 yard

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the 13-Square—

Diamond-on-a-Square variation, right.

Patches

You may want to add an extra ½˝–1˝ to each strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Cut each patch 1˝ × 1˝.

Dark brown (A): Cut a strip 1˝ × 8˝.

Crosscut into 8 patches.

Tan (B, K): Cut a strip 1˝ × 28˝.

Crosscut into 28 patches.

Tan (C, Q): Cut a strip 1˝ × 17˝.

Crosscut into 17 patches.

Burgundy (D, L, P): Cut a strip

1˝ × 28˝. Crosscut into 28 patches.

B D E F G H L H G F E D B

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Medium 9781571201478

Pine Burr Star

Claudia Olson C&T Publishing PDF

Pine Burr Star

Finished size: 751⁄ 2" x 751⁄ 2"

Blocks: Pine Burr and Pieced Star

The elements of these two blocks create a diagonal, on-point secondary design. The Pieced Star’s colors are meant to be dominant to create the diagonal frames around the Pine Burr blocks.

Materials: 42"-wide fabric

Pieced S tar

33⁄4 yards

11⁄4 yards

21⁄4 yards

7⁄ 8 yard

5⁄ 8 yard

13⁄4 yards

1⁄ 2 yard

41⁄ 2 yards

79" x 79"

White

Yellow

Bright blue (includes binding)

Medium blue

Yellow print

Pink

Pink print

Backing

Batting

Cut the following 42"-long strips and pieces.

Cutting sizes are given in inches.

r

Pine Bur

C U T T I N G C H A RT

Fabric

Number of strips

PINe BURR BLOCK

White

Yellow

Bright blue

Medium blue

Yellow print

Yellow

Bright blue

First Cut

10

3

5

7

4

7

3

5

23 ⁄ 8

61⁄ 2

31⁄ 2

23 ⁄ 8

23 ⁄ 8

23⁄ 8

2

31⁄ 2

Make 13

156

13

52

104

52

104

52

52

Finished size 12"

5

5

5

5

2

61⁄ 2

31 ⁄ 2

2

Size

Number

Finished size: 12"

PIeCeD STAR BLOCK

White

Size

23⁄ 8 x 23⁄ 8

61⁄ 2 x 61⁄ 2

31⁄ 2 x 31⁄ 2

23⁄ 8 x 23⁄ 8

23⁄ 8 x 23⁄ 8

23⁄ 8 x 23⁄ 8

2x2

31⁄ 2 x 31⁄ 2

Make 12

48

48

31⁄ 2 x 61⁄ 2

31⁄ 2 x 31⁄ 2

Pine Burr Star

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Go Fish Mobile

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Go Fish Mobile

Finished Size: Approximately 25˝ × 28˝

Watching fish swim is known to have a calming effect on a person’s mood, so let’s go fish! I list the lengths of the finished mobile strings just as a basic reference point. Don’t worry about matching the exact measurements of the sample. There are no hard-and-fast rules here…just have fun with it!

Materials

Quilting cotton: 2 fat eighths in coordinating colors

fast2fuse HEAVY double-sided fusible interfacing: 1 sheet

Coordinating thread

8½˝ × 11˝ copier/printer paper: 1 sheet

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

¼˝-diameter wooden dowel (4 lengths needed):

A: 1 piece 13˝

B: 1 piece 9˝

C: 1 piece 6½˝

D: 1 piece 5˝

Hand drill with 5/64˝ (0.078125˝) drill bit

12-pound fishing line

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Medium 9781571208330

March—Birdhouse Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Birdhouse Quilt, 20½˝ × 28½˝, made by Kim Schaefer, quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

    yard total assorted light blues for pieced background

   ½ yard total assorted dark blues for pieced border

    yard total assorted tans for appliqué pieces

    yard total assorted lights for flowers

    yard total assorted pinks for flower centers

    yard total assorted greens for leaves

    yard brown for tree

    yard total assorted reds for birds

   Scrap of black for birdhouse

   Scraps of orange for beaks and legs

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1¼ yards paper-backed fusible web

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P3. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

Cut 15 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted light blues for the pieced background.

Cut 20 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted dark blues for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–33.

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Spark 3. Take a Class

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

JAIME JENNINGS AND AMBER CORCORAN OWN FANCY TIGER CRAFTS, A RETAIL CRAFT AND CLASS SHOP IN DENVER, COLORADO. THEY HAVE HOSTED AN OPEN CRAFT NIGHT EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT FOR SEVEN YEARS. “BEING IN THIS COMMUNITY IS ONE OF OUR TOP REASONS FOR DOING WHAT WE DO, AND IT DRIVES OUR LOVE OF OUR CRAFTS,” SAYS JAIME.

The main thing I hear from people about what keeps them from their creative dreams is: “But I didn’t go to school for that.” This lack of training can make people feel paralyzed. While an education is not the only route to achieving your dreams, studying something definitely has its perks. You get an amazing energy and buzz from taking a class. You learn about technique, craft, and process—the bones of a working practice. You get tips from others in the field about integrating that practice into your life. You develop a vocabulary and learn how to see and discuss what you make (critique).

Formal training instills in you a sense of confidence. Confidence comes from gaining fluency. Classes will help you feel comfortable exploring your creativity. When you start something new, you are not expected to be good. You just need to have an open heart and be gentle with yourself as you learn.

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Medium 9781607059974

Yo-Yo Garland

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Yo-Yo Garland

What Do I Need?

Fabric scraps slightly larger than the pattern pieces (approximately 8˝ × 8˝ for the large yo-yo and 6˝ × 6˝ for the small yo-yo)

Basic sewing supplies

TIP

I have included patterns for 2 different sizes of yo-yo circles just in case you want to vary the design of the garland a little. The large finished yo-yo is approximately 3¼˝ in diameter, and the small finished yo-yo is approximately 2¼˝ in diameter.

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a running stitch

• Sewing a whipstitch

Prepare the Pieces

Trace the large and small yo-yo template patterns on paper and cut out. Use the patterns to cut a few circles out of fabric in varying sizes.

Let’s Make It

1.Thread an arm’s length of button thread into the needle and knot the end about 2˝ from the end.

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