Pleated Face Mask Tutorial

Making a pleated face mask is a pretty easy thing to do!  There isn’t a special pattern template you need, you don’t really need to worry about sizing and my version has you using fabric ties instead of elastic.  Follow along in this tutorial as we make a pleated face mask with a flexible nose wire and filter pocket!  Let’s get started!

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Pleated Face Mask Materials List

  • 1/3 yard of 100% Cotton Fabric (I used an out of print Wonder Woman Fabric and this Pewter fabric for my straps)
    • Mask = Qty (1) 8″ x 16″
    • Fabric Ties = Qty (2) 1.75″ x WOF (width of fabric – usually 42-44 inches)
  • Pleater Board (this is a handy tool to help speed up mask production)
    • You can get instructions to make your own Pleater Board right HERE
  • Flexible Nose Wire
  • Filter
    • This mask has a pocket filter, so you can choose whatever filter you want to add.  To learn more about what the CDC recommends – read this article.

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

making a pleated face mask

Cut your fabric, according to the measurements I noted in the material list above.  Serge the short ends of the mask fabric.  You can learn more about the serger that I used right HERE.

Juki 2000QVP

If you don’t have a serger – you can simply hem the edges over by 1/4″.  Fold the mask, RST (right sides together), and make a one and a half inches sewing line from each end – leaving a 5-inch opening.  Fold each serged edge down, WRT (wrong sides together) and press.  Turn the mask right side out and press so that the opening is positioned one inch down from the top.  Make a single line of stitches, just 1/8″ above the top fold of the mask opening.  Work your mask through the pleater board.  To watch the tutorial for the pleater board right HERE.

making fabric ties

Cut your fabric, according to the measurements I noted in the material list above.  I used a 7/8″ (25mm) bias tape tool (optional but helpful).

  • I like to use a pin to help feed the strip of fabric through the large end of the bias tape tool so that when it comes out the small end, the sides are folded to the center.
  • Move the strip of fabric through the tool, pressing it as it comes out to set the folds.  This wool pressing mat really comes in handy for tasks like this!

PRO TIP:

If you don’t have a bias tape tool, you can fold the strip in half lengthwise and press. Open it and carefully press the long edges to the center one at a time.

 

  • Fold the strip in half again so it is approximately 1/2’’ wide and press.
  • Sew down the length of the fabric tie to secure it.

If possible (depending on your sewing machine), move your needle all the way to one side so that the fabric strip is over one of the feed dogs. This will help it move smoothly through the machine.

Completing the Pleated Face Mask

Take your mask piece and align the raw edges with the middle of the folded fabric ties.  Secure the mask to the fabric ties with clips and sew the fabric ties closed while capturing the mask along the way.  I used my Industrial Sewing Machine to finish my mask.  You certainly don’t need a workhorse machine like this to make a simple face mask, but since I have made over 150 masks – my Industrial Sewing Machine has come in quite handy!

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Whichever style mask you decide to make, it is important to remember that handmade face masks will not prevent someone from becoming infected with COVID-19. They are approved by the CDC to be used as a last resort when all other PPE options have run out.  Health providers experiencing shortages, who have handmade masks, can use them on lower-risk patients allowing N95s to be reserved for emergency cases. This post is in response to pleas from hospitals, first responders and essential workers for handmade masks.

It is important that you wash your hands and practice social distancing.  If you are a healthcare worker, first responder or essential worker – God Bless and protect you!

If I can add you to my prayer list, please leave a comment below!

Just keep sewing!

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DIY Pleater Board for Face Masks

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DIY Pleater Board for Face Masks

Have you been making the pleated face masks?  Are you getting frustrated with how your pleats are turning out?  Does making pleated face masks seem to take a long time?  That’s what I was thinking until I realized that a pleater board would make this process so much more efficient!  Take a look at my video tutorial for a DIY Pleater Board, download the measurements and start making masks, more efficiently!

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Pleater board Materials list

At the beginning of the Corona Virus pandemic, and during our Stay at Home order, I was making a pleated face mask and became frustrated with making pleats.  I was making large batches of face masks for the healthcare industry, first responders and also for our local nursing homes.  I wanted to make lots of masks and I wanted to make them as efficiently as possible.  I was becoming frustrated because my pleats were turning out uneven and it was taking longer than I thought necessary to pleat a single mask.

I was chatting with a fellow sewist and she told me that I should use a pleater board for my pleats.  To be honest, I had never heard of a pleater board before.  I am a novice at garment sewing and this was not a term that I recognized.  I did some research and quickly learned that this tool would be a GAME CHANGER for making pleated masks.

I enlisted the help of my friend’s husband, who is an engineer.  This guy is a regular smarty pants and made me a prototype of my first pleater board.  I loved it and used it and even tweaked it to make it perfect enough to share it with you all!

Before you watch my quick video tutorial, I will tell you that my un-pleated mask measures 8 inches wide and 7 inches tall.  I know that there are a ton of pleated face mask tutorials out there.  I made my board work specifically with my pleated face mask measurements.  You can certainly try my pleater board with a different mask pattern – but do so knowing that your results may vary.  Just sayin’

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This video tutorial shows you how to assemble and use your DIY Pleater Board.  Be sure to download the DIY Pleater Board Measurements and gather your materials.  This project will only take a little bit of time, but save you LOADS of time with your mask making efforts!

I am so proud of how valuable the sewist has become, in these difficult times.  If you are making masks for yourself and/or others – I applaud you!  Thanks for making a difference!  I truly hope this little face mask hack will help you help others.

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How to make a Handmade Face Mask

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DIY Jeans Inseam Patch Repair

ve you ever had a favorite pair of jeans that needed inseam repair?  Have you contemplated throwing them away because you weren’t sure how to fix them without drawing unwanted attention to your inseam?  I think we have all been there!  In this article, I will show you how to fix your favorite pair of jeans by doing a Jeans Inseam Patch Repair!  Check out the materials list and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial!

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Jeans Inseam Patch Repair Material LISt

Basic Sewing Supplies & Tools Needed

Why use Misty Fuse for the Jeans Inseam Patch Repair?

Misty Fuse Webbing

The reason I love Misty Fuse adhesive is that it does not gum up my needle and this product is incredibly versatile!  Mistyfuse® is the environmentally-friendly fusible appliqué web—acid-free and made in a green industrial park here in the USA, without solvents or harsh chemicals, and without body modifiers or blow additives or sticky adhesives. It’s been extruded to an ultra-fine web for a stay-soft, strong bond without adding bulk. It will never gum-up needles. Mistyfuse is suitable for a wide variety of fabrics. Mistyfuse comes in White, Black and Mistyfuse Ultraviolet and is available in 20″ x 2½ yd or 10yd packages and also various Bolt options.

 

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This video tutorial shows you how to repair your Jeans by creating your own denim patch, fusing the patch with a lightweight adhesive and sewing it in place.  Trimming the excess patch away finishes the job and this Jeans Inseam Repair could not be simpler!  Click below to watch the video!

Jeans Inseam Patch Repair video tutorial

Do you have any jeans that are in need of repair right now?  Give this technique a try!  I have been using this technique for a couple of years (after trying several other ways) and just love it!

Happy Sewing!

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How to make a Handmade Face Mask

Follow along and learn how to make a handmade Face Mask for yourself and for others!  There are many different kinds of masks to choose from.  My pattern offers four sizes, plus a few options along the way.  Learn how to add a flexible nose wire and also a filter pocket to your face mask.  My pattern offers options for elastic or fabric ties.  Let’s dive right in and see how to make a handmade face mask!

Face Mask Pattern - Four Different Sizes plus filter pocket and flexible nose wire.

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Face Mask Material LIST

  • Face Mask Pattern
  • Qty (1) Exterior Fabric (I use 100% Quilting Cotton) – Fabric amount depends upon mask size
  • Qty (1) Lining Fabric (I used fabric from my online shop) – Fabric amount depends upon mask size
  • Mask Closure
    • Elastic
    • Binding Strips (these can be made like my lanyard tape – minus the interfacing)
  • Flexible Nose Wire
    • I used 4″ of 18 gauge wire

Basic Sewing Supplies & Tools Needed

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I have two videos available for the same pattern.  The first video shows how to make a handmade face mask without the flexible nose wire and filter pocket, while the second video shows the additions of the flexible nose wire and filter pocket.  Watch both and decide which option is best for you!

DIY Handmade Face Mask Pattern in four sizes

 

DIY Handmade Face Mask Pattern with filter pocket and flexible nose wire

Whichever style mask you decide to make, it is important to remember that handmade face masks will not prevent someone from becoming infected with COVID-19. They are approved by the CDC to be used as a last resort when all other PPE options have run out.  Health providers experiencing shortages, who have handmade masks, can use them on lower-risk patients allowing N95s to be reserved for emergency cases. This post is in response to pleas from hospitals, first responders and essential workers for handmade masks.

It is important that you wash your hands and practice social distancing.  If you are a healthcare worker, first responder or essential worker – God Bless and protect you!

If I can add you to my prayer list, please leave a comment below!

Just keep sewing!

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Accuquilt Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block

Making an Accuquilt Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block looks more difficult than it really is.  Let me show you how simple these are to make, especially when using the Accuquilt cutting system!

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Accuquilt DRUNKARD’S PATH QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

A FEW TIPS TO MAKE THE DRUNKARD’S PATH QUILT BLOCK

For this project, I used the Accuquilt Go Cutter, the 7-inch Drunkard’s Path Die and the 10” x 24” Accuquilt Mat.  I cut my fabric to fit the die pieces.  I am stacking several layers of fabric at a time as well.  Once you run your die through the cutter, simply remove the Accuquilt Mat and discard the bits of excess fabric.  

Sewing curves is easier than you might think!  Simply align the notches that the Accuquilt cutter made in your fabric and start pinning.  Begin by aligning and pinning the center notches.  I like to align each edge and pin along the way.  Sew a quarter-inch seam allowance along the curved edge.  When sewing the curved edge, it is important to take your time.  You shouldn’t need to stretch your fabric.  Just make adjustments along the way.  I like to use a stiletto.  It helps me keep the fabric where I want them to be.  Once the curve is sewn together, we can press our seam to the darkest fabric.

For this tutorial, I made 4 Drunkard’s Path units.  Each unit is pressed towards the darkest fabric to help the seams nest.  When joining the blocks together, it is important to NEST the seams.  I like to pin on each side of the seam nest.  If it helps you, I recommend making a sewing line to keep your quarter inch seam measurements accurate.  Once that seam is in place, then press the seam to the darkest fabric.  Repeat that step for the other block sets.

For the final seam, align the middle seam nest and pin on each side.  Do the same for both seam nests on either end as well.  I like to add a few more pins to keep the fabric in place.  Making a sewing line to ensure an accurate seam allowance is always a great idea!  Press the final seam open.

Be sure to watch my Video Tutorial and see just how easy it is when you use the Accuquilt cutting system to cut your fabric!

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I think this block set turned out really great!  I just loved making these quilt blocks! What do you think?  Are you ready to make your own?

Be sure to share your Drunkard’s Path Quilt Blocks on my Facebook Group!

Happy Quilting!

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20+ Perfect Projects for Easter

It’s that time of year to start thinking about sewing and decorating for Easter!  It’s kind of sad to put away your Valentines decor and quilts.  Thank goodness we can make our homes pretty again with some Springtime decor!  I have scoured the internet and made some great connections with some lovely folks to share these 20 projects for Easter with you!  Let’s all get sewing and have a Handmade Easter!

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If you would like to know more about any of these fun Projects for Easter, just click on the picture!

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An adorable Chickie Pattern by Bunny Hill Designs

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Mix & Match Bunny Blocks by Shiny Happy World

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Bunny Face Bag Tutorial by sewVery

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Easter Egg Placemat by Jacquelynne Steves

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Bunny Ears Bag by Just Jude

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DIY Mesh bags by Sew Sparkles – Pack these with Easter goodies!!!

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Tulip quilt by Michelle Engel Benscko

Rain Boot Quilt Block – Pattern by Nadra Ridgeway with ellis & higgs

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Check out this Chubby Bunny Sewing Pattern on the Fluffmonger Etsy site!

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This lovely Easter Themed Quilt was designed by Center Street Quilts. Check out her tutorial!

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I just love this Rainy Days mini quilt, which is designed by Nadra Ridgeway of ellis and higgs.

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Aren’t these Rabbit Napkin Rings, by Artzy Creations, just adorable? These would be great for the kids table! Super quick and simple project for Easter!

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Dress up your little bunnies with these darling DIY Bunny Ears Headbands. Check out this great tutorial by Say Yes!

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Thanks to V & Co for this really great tutorial to make a Fabric Easter Basket with a Jelly roll and some rope! Adorable!

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Fill up these fun Carrot shaped treat bags with all the Jelly Beans! Just love this tutorial by Make It – Love It!

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This precious Hippity Hoppity Mini Quilt is perfect to spruce up any space! Check out the pattern by Nadra Ridgeway with ellis & higgs

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Don’t you just LOVE these Spring Bunnies? Check out Flamingo Toes tutorial and make one of these for yourself! The poofy tails are just the cutest!

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Who doesn’t want a Stuffed Bunny with a cute little pocket? I just love this tutorial by Alice and Lois!

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These DIY Felt Carrots, by Apple Green Cottage, are perfect for the little to play with!

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You really need to make a Fabric Easter Basket! This quick and simple pattern can be completed in about an hour!  Fill it up will all the Easter Goodies!

 

Whew!  That’s a lot of Easter Inspiration!  I hope you find something fun to make for Easter this year!  Remember, there is nothing better than making Handmade gifts and Home Decor, especially for Easter!

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Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block Tutorial

The Drunkard’s Path Quilt block is a fun and versatile quilt block!  While the Drunkards Path Quilt Block is a traditional block, you can use it in a variety of ways to make it modern! Many people shy away from the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block because of the curved seam.  Don’t let that prevent you from trying this out yourself.  As you will see in my video below, I breakdown the construction and assembly of this quilt block and share some tips and tricks along the way.  All you need is a good pattern, a few tips, and some practice and you will be well on your way to loving the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block.

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Drunkard’s Path QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

A few tips to make the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block

Mark your seam allowance on one of your pieces.  I have always found it useful to sew along a marked line.  When sewing curves, it is especially helpful!  I used a #2 pencil for this marking, but you can use a chalk pen, invisible ink or even a frixion pen if you wanted!

You can never have too many sewing pins when assembling the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block!  Of course, this will force you to slow down as you take them out during the sewing process.  Luckily – this isn’t a race.  Take your time and do your best to sew around the curve while maintaining your 1/4″ seam allowance.

After you’ve sewn your block together, you can decide which way you want to press your seam.  I try to look at my next block and how these will come together.  Pressing seams so that you can eventually nest your seams should stay in the back of your mind.  Use a wool pressing mat and spray starch to help your block lay flat.

The amount of fabric needed will depend on the number of blocks and the size of blocks you make.  This pattern has 5 different sizes to choose from!

Check out this video to give you an idea of how to make the quilt block.  You will love how easy it is to make and want to make more!

Be sure to show your completed Drunkard’s Path Quilt Blocks projects in my Facebook Group!

We would love to see your work!

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Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Sun Print 2020 by Alison Glass

I’m really excited about the new fabric collection called Sun Print 2020, by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics!  Alison has outdone herself with fantastic illustrations, deep and saturated colors and more fantastic designs!  This fabric is just perfect for making quilts, sewing bags, and even garments!  Let me share some exciting pictures of this fabulous fabric line!

I'm really excited about the new fabric collection called Sun Print 2020, by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics!  Check out all the fabulous prints right here!#AlisonGlass #SunPrint2020 #QuiltingCotton #AndoverFabrics #DesignerFabric #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Sun Print 2020 Patterns

In the Sun Print 2020 Collection, there are a total of twenty-seven prints.  There are three patterns in this collection.  Each pattern has nine unique colors with its own shade of the rainbow.  Each pattern compliments with each other, so using them together is a great idea.  You can also use each pattern independently from the rest of the collection.  There are so many options with this fabric collection!  Let’s take a look at each pattern

Menagerie 2020

Menagerie is a lovely pattern with nine gorgeous colors.  These prints read a bit lighter than the rest because of the lovely cross-stitch design throughout each print.  Hidden with the designs, you will find birds, flowers, squirrels, lions, bumble-bees and many more fun designs!  Handwork artists can even use this fabric as a base for cross-stitch!  Imagine that!  No counting!  Yay!

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Stitched 2020 Pattern

The Stitched Pattern consists of nine more prints that are artistically illustrated!  You will find continuous lines that create a variety of motifs for slow sewing.  Even if you didn’t want to use the fabric for its hand-stitching patterns – the designs make for a great path for free motion quilting as well!  The printed lines are just subtle enough to let this fabric act as a great blender for your quilts and would make a great lining for your handmade bags and wallets.

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Embroidery 2020 Pattern

I just love the Embroidery 2020 Pattern!  This fabric also has nine colors of the rainbow and is just perfect for many, many uses!  Personally, I would use this fabric for fussy cutting, blending with other quilting fabrics, or for sewing bags and wallet linings.  If you are into hand embroidery, I can see how wonderful this fabric would be for a variety of embroidery projects!

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Sun Print 2020 available now!

Check your local quilt shop for the Sun Print 2020 fabric collection!  If your local shop doesn’t have it available, be sure to ask them to start stocking it!  If this isn’t locally available for you, you can find it on Etsy or from the Fat Quarter Shop.  There are a variety of bundles, pre-cuts and of course yardages available right now!

Leave a comment and let me know what you will be making with this fantastic new fabric collection!

Happy Stitches!

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DIY Planner Cover

I just love my 2020 Quilter’s Planner!  I wanted to make a cover for it, but the patterns I found did not give me all the customizations that I wanted for my own planner cover.  It was important to have a flap with some sort of closure, an interior zipper pocket and also a spot for my small notebooks.  I decided I needed to go ahead and make my own DIY planner cover and that is just what I did!  Keep reading to learn more about my DIY Planner Cover and how you can make one for yourself!

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planner cover Pattern

I drafted and published my own Planner Cover Pattern.  This design is perfect for my 2020 Quilter’s Planner and can be used with many different types of closures.

Magnetic Snap Closure

For one of my Planner Covers, I decided to use a magnetic snap.  These are super simple to install and the hardware comes in a variety of finishes (Gunmetal, Antique Bronze, Gold & Nickel).  I thought that the gunmetal finish looked best for the fabric that I was using for my Planner Cover.  I used a small piece of Peltex to stabilize the washer.  Be sure to watch my video below for visual instructions!

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Inset Zipper Pocket

I love having a pencil, pens, markers, and colored pencils handy for my DIY Planner Cover.  I decided to create an interior inset zipper (or welted zipper pocket) for the left interior sleeve.  I used a #5 zipper (which has a wider tape).  I get all my zippers from my favorite online shop.  She has a great selection and super quick shipping!  I used a coordinating fabric for the interior of the zipper pocket.  I just love all the little details (even the custom sewn-in woven labels)!

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Notebook pocket

I am a notetaker and a list maker!  I love to jot down notes and keep track of my lists while I’m working with my planner.  I use these little note pads all the time and wanted to incorporate a small pocket on the opposite interior sleeve to accommodate these notepads.  I used the same method as the inset zipper, just omitted the zipper.  Super simple!

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DIY Planner Cover Material LIST

  • Planner Cover Pattern
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Exterior Body & Zipper Pocket Lining
    • more needed if your fabric is directional
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Interior Body, Interior Sleeves & Notebook Pocket
    • more needed if your fabric is directional
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Exterior Sleeves & Interior Flap
  • Approximately 8″ x 12″ for the Exterior Flap
    • It is up to you on what type of fabric you want to choose for this.
      • Be mindful that your machine will need to sew through this, plus several other layers during assembly.  If you want a machine that can handle it all – check out my blog series on my Industrial Sewing Machine!
  • Approx. 30″ x 12″ of Batting or Foam
    • I would recommend either Quilter’s Dream Supreme batting or Soft and Stable Foam.
  • Approx. 14″ x 12″ of Decor Bond interfacing
  • Peltex scraps
  • Qty (1) 9″ zipper (I get my zippers here)
    • be sure to get a #5 or purse zipper.  The tape is wider.
  • Qty (1) closure
  • Qty (1) Custom Label (optional)
Basic Sewing Supplies & Tools Needed

WATCH MY VIDEO TUTORIAL

Grab your Planner Cover Pattern and watch my video tutorial!  This is such a fun and easy pattern.  It’s packed full of useful extras (like making a welted pocket and installing a magnetic closure).  Make yourself a Quilter’s Planner Cover today!

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It’s not too late to order your own 2020 Quilter’s Planner!  I just know you’re gonna love it!

Just Keep Sewing!

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Hugs and Kisses Quilt Block

The Hugs and Kisses Quilt block is a fun and versatile quilt block!  These blocks have also been called “X & O”.  How cute!  You can make an entire quilt with either the ‘X’ quilt block or an entire quilt of the ‘O’ quilt block.  It is even better when you mix up the quilt pattern with a little bit of both!  Check out the materials list and get your pattern and let’s make some fun quilt blocks!

To get your cutting measurements and specific sewing directions, you have a couple of choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements & specific sewing instructions for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

Hugs and Kisses X BlockHug and Kisses O Block

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Hugs & Kisses QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

This amount of fabric will make more than (2) quilt blocks, but that’s ok!  We love extra fabric!!!

Check out this video to give you an idea of how to make the quilt block.  You will love how easy it is to make and want to make more!

What about doing an entire quilt?  Wouldn’t that be great??!!??

Hugs and Kisses Quilt Top

Be sure to show your completed Hugs and Kisses Quilt Blocks in my Facebook Group!

We would love to see your work!

Modern Quilt Block of the Month Group

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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