Mar 14

Sew Something on Saturday – Kitchen

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Sew Something on Saturday Round Up is a weekly round up featuring the best free sewing tutorials, patterns and how-tos from sewing blogs and websites. Some new and some blasts for the past. Project and ideas to inspire and get you sewing. Enjoy.

Fun & Easy Kitchen Projects

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Re-usable Paper Towels by That Short Girl’s Blog

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Reversible Placemats by Real Coake

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Pretty Little Potholder by Nana Company

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Skillet Handle Covers by Sew So Easy

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10 minute apron by Fynes Designs

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Topsy Towel by EmbLibrary

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Quilted Kitchen Floor Mat at Sew We Stitch

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No Sew Kitchen Scrubbies by Common Sense Homsteading

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5 Minute No-Slip Dish Towel by Polish the Stars

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Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial by Gen X Quilters

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No Plastic Wrap Bowl Cover by Collecting the Moments

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2 Handed Oven Mitt at Sew4Home

Mar 07

Sew Something on Saturday – Easter Projects

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Sew Something on Saturday Round Up is a weekly round up featuring the best free sewing tutorials, patterns and how-tos from sewing blogs and websites. Some new and some blasts for the past. Project and ideas to inspire and get you sewing. Enjoy.

Fun & Easy Easter Projects

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Cute Bunny Slippers by Fab DIY

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Fabric Birds at Indulgy

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Easter Chick by All About You

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Bunny Template at EAB Designs

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Easter Chick Template by EAB Designs

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Marshmallow Bunny by Dandelions & Lace

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Carrots by Clare’s Craftroom

 

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Scrap Fabric Bunny by 733 blog

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Easter Bunny Pillow by Uncommon Designs

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Easter Totes by Free Time Frolics

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Scrappy Bunnies by The Little Fabric Blog

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Bunny Baskets by Going Starfishing

Mar 03

Tuesday’s Tutorial Round Up – Easter

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Hi All,

Happy Tuesday – Today’s Round Up features the best free Easter quilting tutorials, patterns and how-tos from quilting blogs and websites! Enjoy.

Free Quilt Tutorials & Patterns

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Patchwork Bunny by The Crafty Quilter

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Bunny Bricks Quilt by Jedi Craft Girl

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Hop Along Spring Pillow at Thermo Web

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Carrot Tablerunner at Better Homes & Gardens

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Easter Table Runner by Amanda Murphy Designs

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Fabric Carrots by Clare’s Craftroom

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Peep Bunting by Dana of Made

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Bunny Hop Block at Quilter’s Newsletter

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Easter Pillows by Peppermint Patch

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Bunny Pillow by Crafty Carnival

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Fabric Easter Eggs by Positively Splendid

Easter Placemat by the Heart of Sewing

Feb 28

Sew Something on Saturday

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Sew Something on Saturday Round Up is a weekly round up featuring the best free sewing tutorials, patterns and how-tos from sewing blogs and websites. Some new and some blasts for the past. Project and ideas to inspire and get you sewing. Enjoy.

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Patchwork Triangle Pouch by Spoonful of Sugar

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Pretty Poppy Pillows by Mark Montano

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Fox with Antlers by Modern Handmade

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Bucket Basket Tote by Very Shannon

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Ruffled Zip Pouches by See Kate Sew

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Microwave Bowl Pot Holder by Patchwork Posse

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French Inspired Hot Pads by Tidbits

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Spring Fling Handbag at Sew Mama Sew

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Sock Sheep at Craft Passion

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Foldover Clutch Tutorial at iCandy

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Bunny Pouch by Listen to the Birds Sing

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Little Fish by The Latest from Lauri

Feb 14

Painter’s Clutch

Hi All,

I just finished,  in less than an hour, this little purse.  I used the pattern and followed the instructions in the new “Just for You” book by Caroline of Sew Can She. It is called Painter’s Clutch because the handles are made from paint stir sticks. How clever!

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Here is the original from the book. It was designed by Blue Susan Makes and you can read her post about it here.

I used two fat quarters and some left over solid black for the lining. The embroidery design is from Urban Threads and I embroidered it on solid black, trimmed and raw edge appliqued on the fabric before construction.

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I like these little birds and have used them before. Not long ago I used them on the pillow I blogged about here.

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I didn’t have a snap so I used a button and a piece of elastic as the closure. Worked perfectly.

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It was so easy and quick to make, I am going to make another. I think I’ll try denim this time.

The book is full of easy, quick projects. You can read more about the projects at Sew Can She.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

Jan 26

DIY Quick & Easy Quilted Laptop Case

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I’m one lucky girl. I have the sweetest young man as a son. For Christmas he wanted me to have a little laptop that I could carry around and he got me one as a gift.

I wanted something different. Above is the result.  Other than the embroidery it took about an hour to make include the quilting on the back. Yep that is how I like it, quick and easy.

If you followed along with my “What can you make with a thrifted sheet and 1 fat quarter” projects, this is the last piece of the thrifted sheet.

To make, measure your laptop.  Add 1-1/4″ around all sides.  This is the size you will need to cut for the front.  If you want to add a funky wonky square too, after piecing the finished piece needs to be 1-1/4″ larger than the laptop.

To make a wonky square, stitch together two different  fabrics. Twist the fabric and cut a regular rectangle to the desired size. To make it wonky, place the rectangle on top of the laptop to get an idea of where to place it on the case.  From the placement, figure how much fabric is needed to the right, the left, the top and bottom to make the finished piece which is the size of the laptop plus the 1-1/4″ on each side or 2-1/2″ the size of the laptop.  The right and left sides are stitched first. To make the top of the case, using the measurements determined by the size of the laptop and the size of the rectangle, cut the width needed plus 1″ x the height of the rectangle. Cut both the right and left side.  See below.DIY quick & easy laptop case @ wowilikethat.com

To make the rectangle wonky, starting with one side, place fabric on the rectangle and move the fabric slightly as shown below.  (**The edges look fuzzy because the sheet rips so perfectly straight that I don’t cut, rather I measured and ripped.)

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Stitch using a 1/4″ seam. Press seam flat then press open. Repeat on other side. Trim even with top and bottom of rectangle and square up the sides to make an even rectangle. That was easy.

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Stitch the top and bottom pieces to the block piece again using a 1/4″ seam to make the size of the laptop plus the 1-1/4″ on each side. Trim up sides if needed.

I used a fusible batting and fused to the wrong side the block piece before I embroidered. I embroidered through the batting.  The design I used is from Urban Threads and can be found here.  I bought the design the other day for $1.19 and checking now (1/26/15) it is still on sale. The design is available for both machine and hand embroidery. I machine embroidered and I placed the design so that it would stitch into the block.

For the back of the laptop case and the flap, using my front piece as a guide, cut the same as the front only adding an additional 1-1/2″ to the top.  Again using fusible batting bonded to the back of the backing piece, I quilted a wiggly line at a slight angle. Quick and easy quilting for sure.

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Trim up batting and edges and stitch the bottom of the front to the top of the back using a 1/4″ seam. Place flat then press seam open.

To make the lining, measure the stitched together front block piece and back quilted piece, cut out a piece of fabric. I just used a scrap piece of a different color grey I had. I even pieced it to make it fit. Stitch a piece of 3″ or 4″ Velcro to the center of the front embroidered piece 3/4″ down from the edge. Stitch the other side of the Velcro 3/4″ down on the lining side on the quilted side. They will be on opposite sides when you are stitching. Think about it and try it before you stitch it all together.

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Stitch around all edges leaving a 4″ opening for turning. Leave the opening on the embroidered piece to the side of the Velcro. Clip corners, turn and press well. Top stitch both the top above the embroidery and the edge of the flat. Take back to the ironing board and using the seam joining the top and bottom, press on the same determine the bottom of the case. Pin sides in place being sure to reinforce the top and bottom by stitching back and forth a couple of times.  Give a final press, folding down the flap for the Velcro to meet and press well. That is it.  All done. So quick and easy.

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As always, if you have any questions, just ask.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

 

Dec 08

$1.00 + 1 hour = 6 Gifts for Dog Owner Friends

 

$1.00 + 1 hour = 6 gifts for dog owner friends

I found this great pattern and thought I would share. Yep, $1.00 and 1 hour for 6 gifts is correct. The fabric was $3.00 a yard at JoAnn’s and I used 12″  or 1/3 of a yard to make 6 ties

I made one the other day so that made this round of making them easier but I did time myself and it took almost one hour to cut out and sew together all 6 ties. They are so darn cute too.

Dog Tie

To make I followed the instructions I found at Dog Under My Desk. You can find the instructions and pattern here. The only thing I did differently was to iron on my interfacing to one large piece and cut out 3 times at a time.

Dog Tie

Thanks Dog Under My Desk for the great pattern.

See you next time.

Debbie

 

Nov 29

30 Modern Christmas Pillows to Quilt & Sew

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Hi All,

This is a little round up of great Christmas pillows that can be made easily for your home or for gift giving.

Quilt Story has complete instructions for this adorable Ornament Pillow. Go here for the tutorial.

Sew What, Sherlock? || Leg Lamp Pillow for Dad is complete!

Sew What Sherlock has the free pattern and instructions on her site for this sure to please Christmas Story pillow. Go here for pattern and instructions.

Merry-pillow-cover

Andrea’s Notebook has the complete instructions for making this easy yet so cute Xmas tree pillow. Go here to find them.

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The Idea Room has instructions for this simple yet elegant Xmas pillow. You could follow her instructions but can achieve the same results using Xylene as I did with my bicycle pillow. You can find The Idea Room’s instructions here.

Felt Snowflake Pillow

Better Homes and Gardens has the pattern and instructions for making this quick and easy felt pillow. Like that felt – easy to use and no raveling. Go here for pattern and instructions.

Scrappy Christmas Throw Pillow

Two More Seconds made this great scrappy pillow. Not much of a tutorial but there isn’t much to make it.  It is one piece of linen and the scrap pieces stitched across the top. Can’t get much easier than that but look how adorable the end result is.  You can read more about it here.

Patchwork Quilted Star Pillows on polkadotchair.com

Polka Dot Chair has the instructions for making this stunning Xmas pillow. Go here for instructions.

From the Blue Chair has instructions on making this super cute wonky Xmas Tree pillow. Go here for instructions.

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Just Crafty Enough has instructions for making this popular reindeer pillow. Go here for pattern and instructions.

How cute is this pillow? Easy to make too. Go here to Someday Crafts for the full instructions on how to make.

645 Workshop has a series of easy pillows to make. There isn’t much of any instructions for this pillow. A piece of velvet and sew on jingle bells. We can all do that but look how cute the end result is. Go here to read more about this pillow and for other ideas.

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We All Sew has instructions for making this stunning holiday pillow. Go here for instructions.

DIY Holiday Trees Pillow Cover

We All Sew also has instructions for making this easy Xmas Tree Pillow. Go here to read more and for instructions.

No Sew Holiday Pillow Tutorial | The Borrowed Abode

Here is a super quick and easy no sew holiday pillow from The Borrowed Abode. Go here for instructions.

I love pretty and I love this pillow. City House Studio made this LOVEly pillow. Go here for instructions.

Now I know what to do with all those buttons I hoard. Isn’t this pretty? Stone Gable has full instructions on how to make here.

O Christmas Trees are pretty darn cute. Leslie’s Art and Sew tells you how she made them here.

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So Sew Easy has a quick and easy tutorial for you to make this cute JOY pillow. Go here for the tutorial and instructions.

how to sew a pom pom pillow

Craftaholics Anonymous has a tutorial for this adorable Pom Pom Pillow. Go here for the tutorial.

red and aqua pillow

Infarrantly Creative has a tutorial to make this lovely Christmas Pillow. It is so easy. Those aren’t sewn on stripes, they are painted. Go here for the full instructions.

Cozy Christmas Tall Tree Pillow Tutorial, a handmade gift idea on www.fleecefun.com

Fleece Fun has a tutorial for making this super easy tall tree pillow. Go here for the complete tutorial.

Pottery Barn Inspired Jingle Bell Pillow

These are stunning yet so easy following How Does She’s tutorial. Very little sewing involved and would be a super easy project. Go here for a complete tutorial.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Pottery Barn Inspired Falalala Pillow

Confessions of a Plate Addict shows you how easily she knocked off a Pottery Barn Pillow for 90% less. Go here for instructions.

Christmas Pillows

Another super easy ornament pillow by KT Green Designs. Full instructions can be found here.

Another easy applique pillow, this one from Diary of a Quilter can be found here.

placemat turned pillow

Here is a girl after my own heart. Thrifty Decor Chick made this adorable pillow from a $2.00 placement. Go here for her instructions.

How cute is this pillow that Mom 4 Real whipped up with a freezer paper stencil. Go here for the how to’s.

Red & White Pillows

Simple but beautiful holiday pillows from Better Home and Garden. Instructions for the red pillow can be found here. Instructions for the white pillow can be found here.

How pretty is this Snowball Fight pillow from Stitchery Dickory Dock? The complete tutorial can be found here.

Do you have a sweet tooth?  If so you will love this little peppermint pillow by Make it Dear. You can find the complete instructions here.

I hope this little round up inspires you to make some holiday pillows either for yourself or for gift giving.

See you next time.

Debbie

Nov 05

Sewing & Quilting Apps – Who Knew?

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Hi All,

I didn’t know there were apps for sewing and quilting until a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled upon one.  I can’t say I’m an expert in apps since I only got a smartphone a couple of months ago. To tell the truth I really would rather have my flip phone back as my phone. That flat screen on the smartphone has me calling people I don’t want to call without me even know I’m calling them. Constantly. Oh well I look at it as if I’m catching up on everyone.  Want me to call you all the time? Want me to call you everyday?  If so, send me your number to put in my phone. The Chinese restaurant is getting tired of answering my calls so maybe you can take their place for a while. Just a thought. :)

Anyway, I did a post a couple days ago about this but for the life of me couldn’t get the spacing correctly. Or rather WordPress couldn’t get it correct so I didn’t post. Also I figured I would try some out myself before posting them. The ones I like are all free.

I’ve installed the Jo-Ann Fabrics app. Love it. You can read about it here. What I like is that the weekly flyer is always with me to view as well as their coupons.  No more being out and not being able to go to Jo-Ann’s because I forgot my coupon. I do that. If I don’t have my coupon, I won’t shop.  That problem has been solved with the app. Jo-Ann’s will also text you coupons if you sign up for the text messages.  You can find that info on one of their flyers.  I’ve been getting the texts for ages, even on my old flip phone.  It is only one coupon though and my Jo-Ann’s will let me use several at a time. I like to have a stash.

I also installed Missouri Star Quilt Company app. I love, love, love it. It has their blog and tons of videos. I watched a video the other day of Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day fame. It was wonderful. While I’m waiting for something, I can be productive and learn something new. You can read about the app here.

The 3rd app I installed was The Quilters Little Helper by Robert Kaufman. It is wonderful. It lets you calculate how much fabric you need for a project. You can read more about it here.

The last one I’ve installed to date is Craft Pricing Calculator. It lists variables for a project including your time and your hourly wage and calculates what you should charge if you are selling your homemade goods. No more guessing. Love it. You can read about it here.

Check them out, you may love them too. Also send me your phone # so I can bother you daily. If you have any sewing or quilting apps, send them along and I’ll try them out and post about them too.

See you next time.

Debbie