Making a Handmade Christmas

It’s never too early to start sewing and quilting for Christmas!  As makers, we are always thinking of ways to share our Handmade gifts with those we love.  Making a Handmade Christmas is the perfect way to show someone you care!  You can make a small, cherished mug rug, or even an entire quilt!  The choice is yours!  And talk about choices!  There are so many!  I recently went on an online scavenger hunt for some tried and true Handmade Christmas ideas and patterns.  I am super excited to share this collection of gems with you!  This collection of patterns is super affordable and most are absolutely FREE!

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Handmade Christmas – Foundation Paper Piecing

These patterns are fun and simple.  If you’ve ever tried foundation paper piecing, you will know how great these projects can be!  Not only do they turn out PERFECT, but they can also be added to other blocks to make a larger project!  I just loved these different patterns:

Christmas Gnome Paper Pieced Pattern

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The Christmas Gnome pattern is an intermediate to advanced FPP pattern that assumes a basic knowledge of paper piecing. The pattern is clearly labeled, has colored graphics, and full size pattern pieces with a 1/4″ seam allowance included.

Geometric Christmas Tree FPP Pattern

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Geometric Christmas Tree Foundation Paper Pieced (FPP) PDF Pattern Block finishes at 6″ x 6″ Basic knowledge of FPP is expected for this pattern, however the Geometric Christmas Tree is a very simple pattern and perfect for beginners! The pattern is labeled clearly and includes a 1/4″ seam allowance plus a few tips to get you going.

Christmas Bell FPP Pattern

Bell Christmas Quilt Block - Check out this collection of fun and exciting patterns! Get started on your own Handmade Christmas! #Pattern #Printables #Quilts #Pillows #Easy #Templates #ForBeginners #Beginner #Art #Design #ArtDesign #Block #ChristmasQuilt #ForBeginners #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #OfTheMonth #12” #Vintage #Modern #Star #Scrappy #Free #Quick #project #DIY #Sampler #Ideas #Basic #HST #12Inch #StepByStep #QuiltBlock #BOM #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

This block is 9.5″ x 7.5″. However you can add an additional 1.5″ border around the bottom and sides to make separate mini-quilts. With the borders the block is 10.5″ x 9.5″.

 

 

Handmade Christmas – Gifts for Everyone!

If you are like me, you have a list of loved ones that you would like to make gifts for Christmas!  It’s so hard to pick and choose who gets handmade, so maybe we should try some smaller projects?  Mug Rugs, Table Runners, Hot Pads and Child’s Aprons are PERFECT quick projects!  Give these to your friends, neighbors, teachers, stylist (the list goes on and on)…  Here are a few ideas that should get your creative juices flowing!

Deer w/ Antlers Mug Rug

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Who needs a Christmas tree when there are such wonderful antlers to be had? Imagine a whole herd of reindeer dressed in their best stockings and baubles. But don’t just imagine it -create this wonderful scene with this quick and easy Christmas mug rug pattern from the Patchsmith.

Patchwork Table Runner with Hot Pads

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Use just one charm pack and background, backing and binding to make an adorable Christmas gift set of two potholders and a coordinating runner. This pattern also works well in other holiday prints and in your favorite non-seasonal fabrics. Make this fast and fun ensemble for the perfect hostess gift.

Child’s Christmas Apron

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Who can resist this adorable Child’s Christmas Apron? Make one for your special someone!

 

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Handmade Christmas – Who is “Quilt Worthy”?

Let’s face it – not everyone is “Quilt Worthy”!  We all know how much work goes into making a quilt!  Quilts take lots and lots of time and and whole lot of supplies!  I mean, fabric isn’t cheap!!  So, if you have a loved one that you want to make a Christmas quilt for, I have some fun recommendations for you!  Some are smaller Mini Quilts (which make really pretty table or wall decor) and some are full blown Quilts!  I found a fun patchwork project and a few improv patterns as well.  Let me show you my favorites!

Christmas Pine Tree Quilt

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If you want to make just one quilt for the holidays, I heartily recommend the Christmas Pine Tree quilt. So Cute… So Easy! Just Squares and a few Triangles. Make it smaller with smaller pieces and larger using larger pieces (It’s amazing how that works!) Make A Great Christmas Quilt!

Modern Christmas Tree

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Fun modern Christmas wallhanging . Very easy to make. Make your own tree…play with the settings on the branches…or make it even on both sides…change colour on the tree and on the baubles… It will be sewn up in no time…it’s a quick project… Just have lots of fun!!

Improv Christmas Tree Quilt

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Improv-piecing makes this modern Christmas Tree quilt not only come together really quickly, but makes each quilt totally unique. Easy to follow steps for making 2 blocks at once quickly, with minimal fabric waste.

Well, I’m pretty excited about this year’s Handmade Christmas possibilities!  I already have the Improv Christmas Tree Quilt in progress and hope to finish this UFO before Santa comes!  I hope you find this collection of ideas inspiring as well!  Now, let’s get to work and start making a fabulous handmade Christmas!  What else is on your Christmas Sewing list?

Tell us in the comments!

Happy Stitches!

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Learn to Make a Lanyard

Lanyards are such a useful item to have and to make!  You can attach them to small wallets and hang around your neck (like the Kristine ID Wallet), or you can make a smaller version to use as a wristlet!  I have even seen many people use lanyards as a key chain!  Lanyards can make a fun and simple gift!  Teachers LOVE them!  One year, I gave all my kid’s teachers a lanyard and they were pleased as punch!

In this post, you will learn to make a lanyard, without having to use a Bias Tape Maker.  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

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Learn to make a Lanyard – Supplies List

  • Lanyard Fabric (I recommend 100% quilting cotton)
  • SF101 – Pellon Shapeflex (you can get this from Amazon or your local Quilt shop)
  • Thread (I recommend using a 40 wt thread)
  • 1/2″ Swivel Lobster Clasp (I buy a large pack because these make EXCELLENT gifts)

Learn to make a Lanyard – Tools Needed

Learn to make a Lanyard – instructions

  1. Cut Lanyard Fabric and Shapeflex to length  (2″ x  38″)
  2. Fuse the glue side (the bumpy side) of the Shapeflex to the wrong side of the Lanyard Fabric
    1. Be sure to leave a few inches at each end without any Shapeflex.  This will make it easier to sew together at the end.
  3. Fold and press the entire length of the fused Lanyard fabric in half (lengthwise) with wrong sides together.
  4. Open this fold and fold the long raw edged sides toward the middle crease and press.
  5. Straight stitch along the both edges (starting with the open side first).
  6. Insert lanyard tape through the Swivel Lobster Clasp Dring and sew both ends in place (enfolding all raw edges)

Sewing Tip!

  • Use a longer stitch length when sewing your lanyard tape together.  I use a 3.0 stitch length and it gives it a nice Top Stitch effect!
  • Use a thicker thread – I use Aurifil 40wt.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make your own lanyard.  Enjoy!

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I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Are you going to make these for yourself or maybe as gifts?  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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Learn to make Zipper Tabs

Sometimes, it is hard to find the exact zipper needed in your for a project.  There are so many different types, colors and sizes of zippers.  In this tutorial, you will learn to make zipper tabs with a nylon zipper.

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But first, let’s explore the anatomy of a nylon zipper.

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I like to use colorful zippers!  They make projects fun and exciting!  Let’s dive right in and Learn to Make a Zipper Tab!

Supplies:

  • Nylon Zipper (I get all my zippers right HERE)
  • 3″x 4″rectangle of quilting cotton fabric
  • Thread (I recommend using a 40 wt thread – perfect for zippered projects)

Tools:

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Basic Instructions:

  1. Fold and press fabric rectangle in half lengthwise , wrong sides together
  2. Open it back up and fold each side to the center; press.
  3. Trim the ends of the zipper tail to just beyond the “stopper”.
  4. Slip the zipper end in between the folded fabric to create a sandwich.  Fuse in place.
  5. Straight stitch along the edge.  Trim off ends of fabric from zipper tab.
  6. Open zipper and repeat steps 3 & 4.  Be sure to line up the zipper straight across the top opening before attaching the zipper tab.


Important Tips:

  • Go SLOW when stitching over the coil part of zipper.  If the needle hits the zipper coil too fast it could snap and break.
  • Consider stitching the fabric a couple times, just for security sake.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make zipper tabs.  Enjoy!

Zipper tabs are the perfect little detail for small pouches.  Sometimes, even if the zipper is the right size, I will make it smaller just to add the tabs.  I just love the added punch of color!  Like I mentioned before, I get all my zippers from my favorite zipper source.  There are so many colors available and so many different zipper types and sizes too!  This shop even has some excellent zipper pulls available as well!

Zippers from Zipit are really the best source of zippers online. They have all sizes, colors and types! #zippers #sewing

I hope you learned a lot from this tutorial.  I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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The Kristine ID Wallet

I was looking for ideas and inspirations when I landed on the Kristine ID Wallet pattern which is designed by Michelle Burke of Uniquely Michelle.  While I typically don’t use Michelle’s entire pattern to make these little wallets, this has really turned out to be a practical and popular wallet for several genres!  I was first introduced to this wallet style by following the very popular Vera Bradley designs.  I also noticed that a vast majority of the Middle School and High School students were wearing the Vera Bradley ZipID Case.  I have been a big fan of the Vera Bradley patterns and knew that I could probably make something very similar to this design.  I was browsing through Craftsy and fell upon Michelle’s pattern.  Let me tell you all about it!

Kristine ID Wallet Pinterest Pin Elea Lutz

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Kristine id wallet Material list


Kristine id wallet SUPPLY LIST


I used Michelle’s pattern and created a slightly different version of that wallet – my own Design Your Own ID Wallet.  It’s completely handmade.  I used designer cotton fabric for making these wallets and most are made to order.

Design your own ID Wallet

Perfect for anyone!!!

Why am I so mesmerized by the design? Because of its usability and small size.

It lets you carry your essentials wherever you go – from your credit cards and ID to your cash. The clear window can act like a student ID holder.  You can add a wrist strap and go hands-free. The long strap of the wallet goes around your neck to keep the wallet exactly where you need it.

This wallet is perfect for an office going woman or even a teenager. Big on practicality and fashion, it will be just the perfect companion for the modern day woman.

I made one for my neighbor and she was happy with it. Her Student Badge went in the clear ID pocket. The little coin purse stored her coins (and her earbuds). It’s very durable and resilient. She prefers to wear it around her neck and not with a wrist strap. It’s a personal choice – which is great!

Kristine ID Wallet image

Kristine ID Wallet image

You will need a couple pieces of hardware (not including the zipper) to make this wallet.  I buy mine in bulk and have ordered them from Amazon (which is super duper convenient and economical too).  Check the supply list above for the links.  If you are like me, you can make dozens at a time!  These sell fast, so make lots and lots!

Kristine ID Wallet assembly line

Watch my tutorial right here:

Part One:  Making the ID Window


Part Two: Finishing the Wallet

Part Three:  Make your own Lanyard (coming soon)

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I would love to see the ID wallets that you make!  If you are not a maker, let me know if you would like me to make you one!  I love to help with custom orders!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Sewing!

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The Airshow Mini Quilt

I just love my Airshow Mini Quilt! I took a Quilting Workshop, which was hosted by the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.  The KCMQG was hosting Latifah Saafir, with Latifah Saafir Studios. This workshop featured the Airshow Quilt pattern.  Because the workshop was a half day, all the class participants learned how to make a mini quilt (or a pillow top).  In this class we learned about Latifah’s pattern and some great tips and trick for working with bias tape.  Let me share more about how I made my Airshow Mini Quilt.

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THE airshow mini quilt – MATERIALS LIST

(just a side note about the fabric that I used.  I hope you are able to find some, with the links I have provided.  This fabric is out of production and will someday be gone forever)

In case you wanted to make a different (larger size) of this amazing pattern, here is an image of what fabric amounts are required for each size.

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THE airshow mini QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine (if you don’t have one yet, here are some that I recommend)
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
  • 1/2″ (12mm) Bias Tape Maker
  • Erasable Fabric Marker
  • Washable School Glue (like Elmer’s)

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THE airshow mini QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Using Latifah’s pattern, you will cut out your focus fabric and glue this to your background fabric.  Be sure to use Latifah’s diagram to help you layout the pieces in the proper place.  Then, using your Erasable Fabric Marker, you will trace and draw your loop lines.  Make your bias tape and sew this over the lines.  Super fun and easy!  In case you haven’t made bias tape before, here is a helpful video tutorial!


The entire class had a wonderful time making our Airshow Quilt Blocks!  Check out some of these fun snapshots of the KCMQG Class!  So many great varieties of fabric.  Isn’t it amazing how different these can look, just by selecting different fabrics?  Say hello to some of my favorite people!  I just love the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild!

     

If you ever get a chance to take a class with Latifah Saafir, I highly recommend it!  She is an excellent instructor and her style is amazing!  You can learn more about Latifah on her website.  If you belong to a guild, I would also recommend you make arrangements to have Latifah come for a visit!  So much fun and inspiration!

I hope you try this fun project!  This Airshow Mini Quilt has found it’s place on my wall of mini quilts!  Yay!

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The Baby Ooo Quilt

The Baby Ooo Quilt is a modern and fun project!  One of our neighbors was getting ready to become a first time Grandma!  She asked for a quilt to match her soon to be Grandson’s nursery.  My inspiration for the Baby Ooo Quilt was from the full sized version of the Ooo Quilt I had finished a few months ago.  The Ooo Quilt was chosen from one of my Missouri Star Quilt Company Block books.  This was from Volume 1, issue 4.  In the book, this quilt was called “Jump Rings”.   I chose some really great, limited edition, fabric.  Let me show you all about this quilt so you can make one too!

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THE Baby ooo QUILT – MATERIALS LIST

THE baby ooo QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

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THE baby ooo QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Be sure to get yourself a copy of the Block Magazine.  In the pattern, you will find all the details for assembly.  The process is really simple.  Instead of using a jelly roll, I just cut up my fat quarters as show in the pattern.  Deciding upon the layout was fun.  It took me several times to finally settle upon a layout!

Deciding on a quilt layout is always fun. Learn how to make this cute baby quilt - It's fun and easy! #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

I numbered my rows, after I decided on the layout.  That really helps me to keep things straight when I get the blocks back to the machine for sewing.

TIP:  I used the following video tutorial as a general guide for assembly:

THE 000 QUILT – ALMOST FINISHED!

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I decided on some simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting.  It’s simple and fun!  Be sure you have a Walking Foot!  There are different kinds of Walking Foot attachments, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.

I used my Walking Foot to quilt this baby quilt. Check out how the finished quilt turned out - It's fun and simple! #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

I also wanted to add a “special touch” to the quilt, so I added some Big Stitches with some special 12 weight thread from Aurifil.     I didn’t use a hoop because my quilt was already quilted.  I just added some big stitches on the inside boarder of each “O”.  What do you think?

I love how the Big Stitch Quilting turned out. It was fun, relaxing and simple to do! #slowsewing #forbeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I was also a little late in getting this to my neighbor, so I headed to the backyard and snapped this completed picture.  I think it is too cute!  And I will definitely be adding big stitches to more projects in the future!  Making this Baby Ooo Quilt was fun and easy!  I just loved making it and my Neighbor loved the result!  Yay!

This baby quilt is super fun and easy to make! This modern quilt is perfect for a quick gift. #ForBeginners #easy #jellyroll #ideas #modern #baby #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #HandQuilting #Big Stitches #Embroidery #quilting #sewing #handmade #GiftForBaby #FreeMotionQuilting #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #BabyBoy #BabyGirl #Nursery #Bedding #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore #Hip #Trendy

If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might try one for a baby girl.  Just think of the fabric possibilities!  I hope you make one of these quilts.  What fabrics would you choose?  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Quilting!

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The Ooo Quilt

The Hashtag Quilt

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The Ooo Quilt is a fun and Modern Quilt! Make one for yourself! Check out the video tutorial and start making today! #quilt #quilting #modernquilting #modernquilt #modern #sewmuchmoore #sewmuchmooreinstore

The Ooo Quilt

The Ooo Quilt is a modern and fun project!  This is another custom quilt I made for a very lucky High School Graduate!  The Ooo Quilt was chosen from one of my Missouri Star Quilt Company Block books.  This was from Volume 1, issue 4.  In the book, this quilt was called “Jump Rings”.   We decided to use the school colors (orange and black), so the quilt could also pose as a Halloween Quilt.  The school mascot is a Pirate, so the skull and crossbones fabric worked out perfectly!  Let me show you all about this quilt so you can make one too!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

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THE ooo QUILT – MATERIALS LIST

  • Missouri Star Quilt Company Block Magazine (Volume 1, Issue 4)
  • Qty (1) Jelly Roll
    • I cheated and cut up my own fabric and some specific Kona Solids that my client chose.
  • Qty (2.5) yards of background fabric (Kona Coal)
  • Qty (1.25) yards of border fabric (Kona Tangerine)
  • Qty (.5) yards of binding fabric (again, Kona Coal)
  • Qty (2.5) yards of backing fabric (yep – you guessed it – Kona Coal)
  • Cotton batting (this is the exact batting I used)

THE ooo QUILT – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

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The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This Quilt block is just one of many to make the entire quilt. Just make this quilt one block at a time and you will be thrilled with the results! This Modern Quilt is a super easy pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

THE ooo QUILT – ASSEMBLY

Be sure to get yourself a copy of the Block Magazine.  In the pattern, you will find all the details for assembly.  The process is really simple.  Deciding upon the layout was fun.  It took me several times to finally settle upon a layout!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy pattern! This is the layout I tried before I sewed it all together! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

I numbered my rows, after I decided on the layout.  That really helps me to keep things straight when I get the blocks back to the machine for sewing.

TIP:  I used the following video tutorial as a general guide for assembly:

THE 000 QUILT – ALMOST FINISHED!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I drove to my friend’s house to rent some time on her wonderful long arm quilting machine.  Once you use a long arm quilting machine – it’s difficult to go back to quilting on your domestic (just sayin’).  I know everyone doesn’t have a long arm option, so you can always use free motion quilting on your domestic.  It’s simple!  Be sure you have a Darning Foot!  There are different kinds, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.  I always love my time with my friend’s long arm machine!  I would love to have one of my own, but I have NO ROOM!  Maybe someday!  Until then, I hope to keep Tia Curtis as a close quilty friend!  She is so helpful and wonderfully talented!  She even took this fun picture of me (with the pile of quilts I accomplished in one day)!

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I convinced my husband to help me take some pictures of the finished quilt.  We took a drive to the Powell Gardens for some scenic pictures.  It is such a great location!  I liked this picture the best!  What do you think?

The Ooo Quilt is a fun and modern quilt! This quilt is a super easy and F-R-E-E pattern! There is even a great video tutorial! #quilt #modernquilting

Making The Ooo Quilt was fun and easy!  I just loved making it and my customer loved the result!  Yay!

If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might simply use a Jelly Roll.  That would certainly make the process much quicker.  I hope you try to make one of these quilts.

Happy Quilting!

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The Hashtag Quilt

Sometimes, I make commissioned quilts.  It is not very often that I do this – simply because it is very expensive for the customer.  I had a customer request that I make a quilt for their son, who would be graduating from High School.  We looked through quilting magazines and she decided upon The Hashtag Quilt.  Let me tell you all about it!

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

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The Hashtag Quilt – MATERIALS LIST

  • Qty (1) Layer Cake Package of qty 42 10″ fabric squares
    • I cheated and used black yardage (I cut these into a million strips!)
  • Qty (3.5) yards of White Fabric (this is for the background and the border
  • Qty (.5) yards of Fabric for the binding (I just used my black yardage and cut the strips a little wider)
  • Fabric for backing
  • Cotton batting (this is the exact batting I used)

The Hashtag Quilt – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a quarter inch presser foot
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Acrylic Ruler – I recommend the Stripology Ruler.
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips

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Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

The Hashtag Quilt – assembly

I definitely found the Stripology ruler to be a MAJOR time saver for this quilt!  So many cuts of the same size!  I also highly recommend that you use a 1/4″ quilting foot (be sure you get the right one – tons of choices for different machine shafts).  There is tons and tons of chain piecing, so be sure to wind lots of bobbins too – or you can cheat and get the pre-loaded bobbins.  I won’t tell – hehe!

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

I created 2 kinds of strip units.  The first strip set was white/black/white and the second set was black/white.  I sewed these together and then cut them to size.  I sewed black strips perpendicular to create the hashtag.  I followed the instructions in the following video to create the remainder of my quilt top.  Check it out!

The Hashtag Quilt – almost finished!

Once I had my quilt top assembled, I drove to my friend’s house to rent some time on her wonderful long arm quilting machine.  Once you use a long arm quilting machine – it’s difficult to go back to quilting on your domestic (just sayin’).  I know everyone doesn’t have a long arm option, so you can always use free motion quilting on your domestic.  It’s simple!  Be sure you have a Darning Foot!  There are different kinds, based upon the shaft of your specific machine.

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt #FreeMotionQuilting #LongArmQuilting #Gammill

I always love my time with my friend’s long arm machine!  I would love to have one of my own, but I have NO ROOM!  Maybe someday!  Until then, I hope to keep Tia Curtis as a close quilty friend!  She is so helpful and wonderfully talented!

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt #Binding

Once I sewed on the binding, I could not wait to take some pictures of this amazing quilt!  I convinced my husband to help me take some pictures of the finished quilt.  I liked this picture the best!  What do you think?

Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt #QuiltPhotography

Making this Hashtag Quilt was fun!  There were times when I had to give my eyes a rest (all that black and white can make you dizzy).  But in the end, I just loved it and so did my customer!  Yay!

If I were ever to make this quilt again, I think I might use more color(s).  What color(s) would you choose?  Comment below and inspire me!

Happy Quilting!

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Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt
Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt
Hashtag Graduation Quilt - Make this fun and modern quilt! Watch the video and use the tutorial and make your own! #DIY #Quilt #ModernQuilting #HashtagQuiltBlock #HastagQuilt #StripologyRuler #ContemporaryQuilt

 

 

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Modern Pillow Cover

I just love it when two Guilds come together for a swap.  I was fortunate enough to participate in the Modern Pillow Cover Swap with the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild (KCMQG) and the Houston Modern Quilt Guild (Houston MGQ).  This swap was organized by the KCMQG committee chair, Daniela Kirk.  Daniela’s counter partner, for the Houston MQG, was Jenn Saxena.  During this swap, we had over 30 participants which accounted for over 60 modern pillow covers being made.  Let me tell you about the Modern Pillow Cover that I made!

Modern Pillow Cover - Flying Geese in Red

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When the swap first began, I decided to gather various sources of inspiration.  One of my favorite sources of inspiration is Pinterest.  I created a Modern Pillow Cover Pinterest board and started curating all the images that inspired me.  When I received my partner, I shared this board with her and asked her to choose something that she wanted made for her.  My partner gave me several ideas and this lead  me to the Kwik Jeli Wonky Geese Pattern.  Here is what you need to make your own.

Modern Pillow Cover – Materials List

Modern Pillow Cover – Basic Supply List


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Once I decided on my color design (one of my favorite parts), then I got started sewing!  This project came together quickly and it was fun to use my scraps.  My partner wanted happy and cheerful fabrics.  She liked yellow, orange and red.  Luckily, I have an abundance of scrap fabric, which came in quite useful for this project.

Modern Pillow Cover - Flying Geese in Red Yellow Orange

I used my 16.5″ square ruler to trim off the sides and quilted the top with my walking foot attachment.  If you don’t have a walking foot attachment – you should get one!  It really helps to prevent your fabrics from shifting.

I love how this project turned out.  While it is not perfect, I hope that my swap partner will love it as much as I loved making it!


Modern Pillow Cover

I hope you try this fun and easy pattern.  If you have not tried Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) yet, I would recommend THIS ONLINE CLASS.  You will be creating in no time!  Be sure to checkout all the Instagram photos of this fun swap.  We even have our own hashtag!  #ModernPillowCoverSwap

I would love to hear what you think of this project, or if you have a pattern or project recommendation.  Comment below and share your thoughts!

Happy Quilting!

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2019 Quilter’s Planner

With each new year, I look forward to a new planner.  Having a planner helps me organize my months, weeks, days and even my hourly schedule.  The reason I chose the Quilter’s Planner is for the sensible layout of the monthly and weekly schedule.  As a bonus, I can also track many other things in my life and have a wonderful resource of inspiration as well!  I also want to mention that the featured designer for 2019 is Camille Roskelley.  Camille is a quilter, a Moda fabric (Bonnie & Camille) and pattern designer.  I adore her style and gobble up her fabric each chance I get!  Just take a look at what you can expect with the 2019 Quilter’s Planner!

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2019 Quilter's Planner Camille Roskelley

The 2019 Quilter’s Day Planner is designed to bring joy to planning your day, so you can balance your daily responsibilities with your creative quilting life. This planner, made specifically for quilters, is a high quality 8″ x 10″ spiral bound book with monthly and weekly calendars, as well as quilt block patterns, graph paper and much, much more.

Full Sized 8″ x 10″ Planner Features:

This year’s edition is full of improvements, including:

  • 8″ x 10″ planner, 208 pages
  • A companion full-color glossy magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers
  • Traditional Sunday start day layout (I’m personally doing a happy dance about this!)
  • Weekly and monthly calendar pages
  • Project planning pages and project at-a-glance pages
  • Monthly quilt blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Cheryl Brickey!
  • 4 pages of planner stickers by 2019 Featured Artist Camille Roskelley
    • Can I just say that I LOVE these stickers!!!!  I use the stickers ALL. THE. TIME!
  • Laminated cover and colorful tabs designed by Camille Roskelley
  • To-do lists galore – Yay!
  • Photography of the 14 included patterns by Kitty Wilkin
  • Deadline planning pages
  • Bee block & swap projects planner
  • Yearly goals planning page
  • In-depth reference section with cutting measurements and yardage planner
  • Lots of graph paper (graph, dot, hexagon, and triangle) and blank drawing paper
  • Pocket on the inside back cover

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2019 Quilter’s Planner – Block of the Month

I love how Quilter’s Planner has made a fun community where folks can come together in a common project!  They would like you to join them on Facebook and Instagram as we sew the 2019 QP Sampler Quilt Block of the Month (BOM) pattern.  Check out their Facebook group and Instagram  for tips for sewing a beautiful sampler quilt.  You can get support and help along the way by asking their QP experts and group members.  You can join in at any point during the year.  It’s never too late!

All you need to participate in the BOM sew-along is your copy of the 2019 Quilter’s Planner and the accompanying pattern magazine.

2019 Quilters Planner Sampler Block of the Month BOM

I’m looking forward to getting my copy of the 2019 Quilter’s Planner.  Let me know if you have any planning tips or tricks for your Planner – we love tips and tricks!

Happy Planning!

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