Thursday, July 2, 2020

Quick and Easy Flag Banner

As we count down to the 4th of July holiday, I am running out of time to finish some projects.  But I did manage to cut, sew AND finish this flag banner.  The pattern is one from Cut Loose Stars and Stripes and it uses a small amount of fabric.

Here is my finished flag banner on my front door. My first color choices for the dark and medium blue are in the scrap bin.  I am usually pretty good inpicking out colors and fabrics but in the end- my favorite Grunge by Basic Grey won this battle.

I also was able to use the edge to edge stars large design and embroidered 5 repeats skipping the last part of the design to avoid the blue sashing on the flag.

I also did embroidered her table runner for July and it fits perfect on my front hutch.  Here it is in the store.

Here is Off Road Project with a placemat, hot pad and even coasters from the Stars and Stripes cd.

Normally this is only offered through quilt stores such as ours, but you can now purchase it through her ONLY UNTIL July 4th.

There is also a link for the free stars file that she mentions in the video to quilt the hot pad and placemats.  I may or may not get them done before Saturday! :)

Happy Stitching everyone and celebrate the 4th with Scrap & Sew as we are open on Saturday!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Patriotic Serger Projects

I have been working on the worksheets for the serger classes and I remembered the patritoic trees that I made last summer and decided to share the idea with everyone.

There are several blog posts that I found but the one that worked best for me was this one at Sew Much Ado here.

I mixed it up a bit by cutting 2 1/2 " fabric strips and sewed them end to end. I then set my serger to a 3-thread rolled edge following my machine directions.  

I used Maxi lock Stretch thread in the upper loop with a rolled hem and Floriani polyester thread in the right needle and lower looper.

We love this thread because it is fuller and withstands heat better.  Here you can see the polyester and the Maxi Lock Stretch survive the heat test but the woolly nylon melts.

Once finished it fills in the rolled edge nicely as it springs back. 

I took a few pictures of my Christmas tree version so I could share the steps when I made a set at Christmas.  Oh well....

Once I had finished with the strips, I then set my machine up for gathering. The new Viking Amber Air 400 and Pfaff Admire Air 5000 both have extra feet and the gathering foot is included in the Utility Foot package.

I set the machine following the guidelines in the package.

Once I finished gathering all of the strips, I followed her directions and started layering the strips on the cone, using T-pins to secure.

I have a hodgepoge of pictures but I think you get the idea!

I also made a smaller set of snowman cones using the same concept but this time I used polyester thread.

I picture this project idea for several of my decorating projects. Don't you?  

Stop back again this week for a few more Patritotic projects - maybe I will finish by Saturday?

Monday, June 29, 2020

It is Patriotic Week with Bundle Buddies!

Wow!  Can you believe it is almost the 4th of July?  I found this quick and easy patriotic pennant by RNK and Floriani.  She uses burlap as a background but wouldn't it be cute if you cut up an old pair of jeans and use that instead?

Here are my son's old jeans from college.  It was funny - he safety pinned the side seams because they were falling apart!

I cut the one leg open and pressed it flat. I cut off the flat felled seam from both legs to use as the hanger strip.

Rather than use the batting as the directions stated, I just sewed the two pieces together. It was firm enough to make it work.

The fabrics included in this bundle are the following:

Here is the You Tube directions by RNK.  They will help you complete this banner in no time!

This week is our Anniversary sale so don't forget we have lots of patriotic fabric and it is 30% until July 4th!

Check back this week to find more quick and easy patriotic projects.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How to Celebrate A Birthday during the Quarantine?

How do you make a birthday a special event during the quarantine?  If you can't be with your favorite birthday person, make them something to last longer than a piece of cake.

Janine Babich Designs is one of my favorites.  Here are a few of her birthday projects.

How about a birthday bench pillow?

Kimberbell Designs

Shabby Fabrics

Don't forget the Time to Celebrate Bundle Buddie featured this week.

More birthday ideas tomorrow.

Monday, June 22, 2020

It's Time to Celebrate!

Yes, it is indeed.  June has always been a super busy month fo rme.  We have  birthdays in our family, and Father's Day.  So I thought it would be a great idea to feature this new collection we have in the store and make a cupcake potholder and matching kitchen towel to be used the entire month!

This Bundle Buddie includes the  new Woodland Tea Time Tossed Cupcakes by Studio E. It was  a perfect match and I paired it with our favorite Spotted by Zen Chic and the Twenty Four Seven Linen Stripes for this cute combination.

Remember the Bundle Buddie is only $9.99 and has 4 fat quarters, making it a great bargain.  The pattern is included  for the potholder and the kitchen towel with the traditional appliqué.  If you would like the embroidery, there is a code and my email to contact me for the design.

Stop by the store this week to check it out and the other new fabrics that are arriving daily.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A Sneak Peek into the Vintage Boardwalk Collection

Life the last few months has taken on a whole new meaning.  Our Class Preview theme was to feature the new Kimberbell collection called Vintage Boardwalk, but that plan was scrapped and we all began making masks.  We are still making them, sadly but now sewing in all different directions again. Today I am featuring two projects from this collection.  The beach bag features the life preserver with the added buttons and roping.  The crab is actually a dimensional accent but I appliquéd it onto a purchased apron for a quick gift idea.

This Vintage Boardwalk collection can be purchased in either a embroidery version or a sewing version.

We aslo are carrying some of the fabric collection and this bag features the cut crab and life preserver designs.

Look for more of this collection to be featured on the blog throughout the summer!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Cheers to a Nautical Week

While digging around for something else, I came across this purchase from 2016.  It was on sale at JoAnns and I was certain I was going to make something useful for the summer.  Little did I know it would be 4 years later.  But over the weekend I was able to create a quick project idea using my Silhouette Cameo and some vinyl.

The font that I used for the wine glasses is called Sail and it is a free download here.  I love the curl of the font and it cut quite nicely with the vinyl setting.

The anchor monogram was cut from the Craft n Cut software in 2016 and I really had to dig in my files to find the cut file to feature it here.  Then I finished the set with a quick fabric wine bag.Wouldn't this make a great gift idea?

Stop by tomorrow for a few more great nautical ideas.  Hint- I was working on a wallhanging all week trying to get it finished. :)

Quick and Easy Flag Banner

As we count down to the 4th of July holiday, I am running out of time to finish some projects.  But I did manage to cut, sew AND finish this...