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Drip

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

60″ × 75″

This simple, bold modern lap quilt will add a pop of color to any living room. Why not make it as a wedding gift for the next cool couple you know getting married?

As with many of the projects in this book, cutting and piecing long strips is the focus here. This quilt top comes together very quickly.

Be careful when cutting the background fabric. It’s probably the most challenging step. But if you follow the directions with care, you will have no problems!

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (orange): ¾ yard

Fabric B (blue): yard

Fabric C (gray): ¾ yard

Fabric D (ivory): 3½ yards for background

Backing: 4¼ yards

Binding: yard

Please be sure to read Notes on Making the Quilts in This Book (page 6).

Fabric A (orange)

1. Cut 6 strips 2½″ × WOF (width of fabric).

2. From 4 of the strips, cut A2, A3, A5, and A6.

3. Use the leftovers from cutting pieces A2 and A3. Piece each end to end to one of the 2 remaining whole strips. Cut A1 and A4.

A1: 2½″ × 53½″

A2: 2½″ × 21½″

A3: 2½″ × 15½″

A4: 2½″ × 45½″

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Remake: Riding Pants Makeover

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub

Remake

Riding Pants Makeover

I have no need for functional equestrian riding pants, but I like their edgy knee-patch styling so I made my own from basic skinny pants. Give old pants a totally new look just by adding patches! Try fun colors and go completely cool and casual, or make the patch from leather for a chic, urban vibe.

Tip

Maneuvering narrow pant legs on the free arm of a sewing machine can be a challenge, so you might want to first try the simpler Elbow Patch Sweater Makeover .

You Will Need:

•Skinny pants

•Fabric: about ⅛ yard (12cm) (prewashed)

•HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive: ⅛ yard (12cm)

•Standard sewing supplies

Get It Done

1. Cut the approximate shape and size for the knee patches out of the fabric. Mark the patch placement on the knees and inner leg of the pants with fabric pen, chalk, or pins.

2. Cut 2 pieces of a similar size and shape as the fabric out of the HeatnBond. Iron it to the fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Use a pressing cloth or Teflon pressing sheet to prevent a sticky mess on your iron or ironing surface.

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Spark 24. Shine Your Light

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

JEWELRY DESIGNER LOGAN MILLIKEN STARTED HER COMPANY, SILVER & SAGE, IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, WITH NOTHING BUT A DREAM. THE MORE SHE MADE, THE MORE PEOPLE SHE ATTRACTED. LOGAN SHINES HER LIGHT THROUGH HER EXQUISITE, COLORFUL JEWELRY. SHE HAS NOW OUTGROWN ONE SMALL STUDIO AND IS STILL GROWING. LOGAN IS A BEACON. THE LIGHT IN HER HEART TOUCHES PEOPLE THROUGH HER CREATIONS.

“Burn like a good bonfire in whatever you do.”

FROM THE SONG “BONFIRE” BY ANDREW JOHN BARLOW AND LOUISE ANN RHODES OF THE BAND LAMB

Do you play a shell game with your inner glow? Do you in some ways feel unworthy of the great beacon that lives inside your heart? At the same time, how easy is it for you to help support your children, friends, or spouse to shine their light? Pretty easy to help someone else, isn’t it?

We are trained by our culture to be humble, not arrogant or prideful—which is good. But we can easily confuse the idea of being proud or attention seeking with shining our light. It may feel awkward or uncomfortable to shine when we are commonly applauded for tempering our ego and going with the flow, fitting in and not being too loud. We are conditioned to know how to have a place in the group—in our family, in the community, at school, and at work.

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Drafty Door Decor

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Drafty Door Decor

Finished Size: Approximately 6˝ × 45˝

This simple reverse-appliqué project adds a bit of warmth and modern style to any drafty door.

Materials

Wool or wool-blend felt: 1 yard each of 2 different colors

Paper-backed iron-on adhesive: 1 yard (I used HeatnBond Feather Lite.)

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

Fine-tip permanent marker

Sharp-pointed scissors to cut felt

Coordinating thread

Long ruler or measuring tape

Polyester stuffing: 12 ounces

Copy/printer paper: 2 sheets 8½˝ × 11˝

Optional but Helpful

Rotary cutter, clear Omnigrid ruler, and self-healing cutting mat

Embroidery floss

Embroidery needle and threader

Buttons or other embellishments

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Cluster

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

90″ × 90″

This queen-size quilt is the main feature to a bedroom. It might be big, but it goes together quickly with just one large portion of improv piecing playing the starring role.

The cluster portion of this quilt top is made with improvisational piecing. How much you make it your own or stick to the details of the pattern is completely up to you.

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (green): 5½ yards

Fabric B (ivory): ¾ yard

Backing: 7¼ yards

Binding: 1 yard

Please be sure to read Notes on Makinq the Quilts in This Book (page 6). Label the pieces as you cut.

Fabric A (green)

As you cut this fabric, save all of the scraps to use as the cluster-piecing background fabric.

1. Cut 1 piece 90½″ × WOF (selvage to selvage); trim A1.

2. Cut 3 strips 10½″ × WOF and sew end to end; trim A1.1.

3. Cut 1 strip 35½″ × WOF; trim A2.

4. Cut 1 strip 16½″ × WOF; trim A3.

5. Cut 1 strip 15½″ × WOF; trim A4.

A1: 40½″ × 90½″

A1.1: 10½″ × 90½″

A2: 35½″ × 40½″

A3: 16½″ × 40½″

A4: 15½″ × 40½″

6. Cut some strips for the cluster. Random-length pieces will get you started, and you can cut more as you go.

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