Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Christmas Blitz {Glad Tidings}

Hi there! We are back again with this week's Christmas Blitz project!  We are mixing things up today - we are sharing a new bundle + a Tea Towel project!  Scroll down for all the details!

Today's Christmas Blitz Bundle is:

Glad Tidings

Glad Tidings packs traditional red & green colors in an assortment of pretty holiday prints.   This bundle features Kate Spain's Merry Merry Collection from Moda.   Curated by FWFS.
8 Fat Quarters.
Included in each bundle:  
  1. Merry Merry Christmas Ribbon Red - Moda
  2. Frosted Holiday Ticking Stripe Gray - Wilmington
  3. International Coffee Diamonds Wine - Windham
  4. Merry Merry Star Light Green - Moda
  5. Merry Merry Diamond Frost Ribbon Red - Moda
  6. Jingle Birds Snowflakes Cardinal Red - Moda
  7. Merry Merry Evergreens Snow - Moda
  8. Anne of Green Gables Swiss Dot Red - Penny Rose

Today's featured bundle is  Glad Tidings  - this is such a pretty, traditional bundle of red and green!  I wanted to share a quick and easy project featuring today's bundle! This is one of my go-to table runners when I want a quick and easy project!

33" x 17"

Supplies needed: 


(Reserve green stripe for binding)

From red floral:
  • 4 - 7.5" x 7.5" (A)
From green:
  • 4 - 4" x 4" (B)
From red swiss dot:
  • 4 - 4" x 4" squares (B)
From red diamond: 
  • 4 - 4" x 4" squares (B)
From Christmas tree print: 
  • 4 - 4" x 4" squares (B)
From background:
  • 6 - 1.5" x 7.5" strips (C)
  • 3 - 1.5" x 31.5" strips (D)
  • 2 - 1.5" x 17.5" strips (E)

Take your B squares and make four 4-patches.  Should measure 7.5" x 7.5" 

Lay your blocks out, and sew a sashing strip to the right side of each block - except the last block:

Sew a D strip in between the rows and on top and bottom.  Press. 

Sew an E strip on the left and right sides and press.  Should measure 33" x 17"

That's it - now you are ready to baste, quilt and bind! 

For a coordinating project with this fun table runner, we made some fun Tea Towel kits!

Tea towels are one of my favorite items to give during the holidays!  Handmade gifts are the best gifts in my opinion - and now is the time to start working on them! 

Tea Towel Kit
 I love doing holiday ones because you can give them a little early - and the recipient can enjoy them all through the holiday season! 

I hope you enjoyed these fun projects! Be sure to come back next week for our final bundle/project!

Talk to you soon,

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Remember the Ghoul Times}

Hi there! I hope you all had a good week! I am REALLY EXCITED about this week's Friday Bundle Batch, for a couple of reasons:

1. I love Halloween fabric - I think even more than Christmas fabric! *gasp* ;)
2. I hand picked this bundle while I was out visiting the shop a few months back - and have been patiently waiting to show my bundle off!  ;)

Remember The Ghoul Times

This week's bundle is all about Halloween!   Lindsey Weight hand-selected all the prints in this cute bundle!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Fangtastic Black/Orange Pumpkins - Henry Glass
  2. Essentials Criss Cross Orange - Wilmington
  3. Swiss Dots Tonal Black on Black - Riley Blake
  4. Candelabra Starry Night Orange - Free Spirit
  5. Marble Swirls Jet - Moda
  6. Grunge Basics Pumpkin - Moda
  7. Fright Night Black Spider Webs With Metallic - Henry Glass

I had sooo much fun picking out this bundle - and even more fun coming up with a quilt pattern for these fun Halloween fabrics!

 "Remember The Ghoul Times Mini Quilt"

This is a simple little quilt made from two different blocks and some sashing.  You could easily make this into a bigger quilt - by just adding more blocks! I think a full sized quilt would look absolutely fabulous! 

I used the focal print for the pumpkins and I just love how these cute little pumpkins turned out! :) 

For quilting, I did some stars to mimic the black and white star print - and added some loopy loops! The white thread really stands out against the black border - which I think is pretty cute for this quilt! 

Let's get started!

To make this runner you will need:

Supplies: (CLICK ON LINKS)

1 yard of backing or piece your backing with leftover scraps.


Set aside orange star print for binding.

From Pumpkin Print:
  • 5 - 6.5" x 5.5" rectangles (A)

From Black prints
  • 16 - 2 5/8" squares (B) (Assorted blacks)
  • 5 - 1 1/2" squares (C) (Assorted blacks)
  • 2 - 2 1/4" x 22 1/2" strips (J) These will need to be pieced.  (black on black dot)
  • 2 - 2 1/4" x 26" strips (K) These will need to be pieced. (black on black dot)
From Assorted Oranges:
  • 4 - 2 5/8" squares (B)
From background: 
  • 32 - 2 5/8" squares (B)
  • 20 - 1 1/2" squares (D)
  • 10 - 1 1/2" x 3" strips (F)
  • 6 - 1 1/2" x 6.5" strips (G)
  • 4 - 1 1/2" x 20.5" strips (H)
  • 2 - 1 1/2" x 22.5" strips (I)

Now you are ready to baste, quilt and bind with your preferred methods! 

I hope you enjoyed this fun pattern and tutorial!  If you are looking for more free patterns and tutorials be sure to visit: FaveQuilts

Talk to you soon,

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Halloween Mystery Quilt {Week 1}

Hi there! You guys, I have been SOOO excited for this day to come!  We have had such an awesome response to this Quilt Along --- and I feel super grateful you guys are joining me on this fun little sewing adventure for the next month!  Let's get started!

A few things before we begin: 

  • Please read ALL instructions before starting.
  • Please measure twice and cut once - I have made the cutting instructions very specific  - and there IS NOT a lot of room for cutting errors - so PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
  • I am posting the blocks for the quilt in no particular order - to keep this EXTRA MYSTERIOUS! 
  • Accuracy is KEY!  This quilt requires you to be very accurate with your piecing - A 1/4" quilting foot is recommended for piecing.
  • I have made the entire quilt already (and it is sooo cute!!) - and so all blocks and piecing have been tested. 
  • This is all about having fun!! This was a joy to design and it was even more fun piecing this quilt! I can't wait for the final reveal! 
Alright, I think you guys are ready to get started!

First, I have included a cutting sheet.  This sheet is cutting for the ENTIRE QUILT.  It is very helpful if you mark all your pieces with the letters I have assigned each piece.  Please measure twice and cut once! There is nothing worse than making a cutting mistake! So pay careful attention please! 

Scroll down for Week 1 Reveal:

Ta Da! :) 

Friendship Star

You will make 4 of these cute little Friendship Star Blocks
Each block will measure 5" x 5" unfinished

Be sure to post your pics on Instagram and use the hashtag: #HalloweenMysteryQuilt --- we want to share your pictures on our Instagram page!

That's it for this week! Come back next Thursday for part 2!

Previous Posts:

Talk to you soon,

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Christmas Blitz {Snow Happy}

Hi there! We are continuing our Christmas Blitz series today with a new bundle and project! Nettie (my mom) is joining us today to share a super cute  project! 

Today's bundle is called Snow Happy!  I picked this bundle out specifically for my mom because she LOVES snowmen - and the main focal print has the cutest snowmen I have ever seen! 

Snow Happy

Snow Happy features the sweet snowmen from Contempo's Mulberry Lane.   Holiday fun with turquoise accents & lots of snowflakes.  Curated by Lindsey Weight for FWFS.
8 Fat Quarters.
Included in each bundle:  
  1. Mulberry Lane Village Dark Turquoise - Benartex/Contempo
  2. Cotton Shades Snow - Riley Blake
  3. Reindeer Magic Red Snowflakes - Henry Glass
  4. Nordic Holiday Star White - Benartex/Contempo
  5. Marble Swirls Christmas Red - Moda
  6. Glamper-licious Dots Aqua - Riley Blake
  7. Elf on the Shelf Snowflakes - Quilting Treasures
  8. Ella's Basics Cherry Tonal Stripes - Ella Blue

My mom is an excellent quilter, and she is the one who often tests out my patterns!  She is also my "Binding Fairy"  - she is the one that does all of my hand binding!  :) So if I ever mention my Binding Fairy - she's the one I'm referring to! ;)

Today she is sharing this sweet table runner she made using a pattern from Sew This and That by Sherri Falls

Pattern from Sew This and That by Sherri Falls - Page 24

To make this table runner you will need: (CLICK ON LINKS)

Some tips for making this runner:

*Reserve the red tonal stripe print for binding
*Use Riley Blake Cotton shades for background
*Use focal print and fussy cut the center squares and corner squares
*Use your leftovers to piece your backing

We are in love with how this festive table runner turned out! Thanks Nettie for sharing this! 

We will be back next week with a mother project! 

Talk to you soon,

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Raspberry and Cream BOM {Setting Blocks}

Hi there! Today I am ready to share my Setting Blocks for my Raspberry and Cream Quilt!  

There are 5 different Setting Blocks required for this quilt: 

I really enjoyed making these blocks - they came together quickly and made me even more excited that we are almost done with our quilt!  

Next month, we are assembling our quilts! YAY!!! I can't wait!! I laid my ALL of my blocks out on my design wall and it is going to be sooo pretty! I can't wait to piece all of these together! 

Here is the schedule for the block of the month:

Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 13
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

If you are following along, post your pictures to Instagram and use the hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio

Talk to you soon! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Plum Pudding}

Hi there! Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week! We have a very pretty bundle to share with you today! Be sure to scroll down to see what I made using today's Friday Bundle Batch:

Plum Pudding

This weeks bundle features the colors of plum & gray - we love this color combo!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Mix & Match Jessica Floral in Wineberry - Benartex/Contempo
  2. Candelabra Hallow's Dot Cloud - Free Spirit
  3. Pacific Fireflies Berry - Robert Kaufman
  4. Bee Inspired Little Honeycomb Dove Grey - Moda
  5. Mix & Match Jessica Floral in Petal Pink - Benartex/Contempo
  6. Cool Cats Fuchsia Stripes - Windham
  7. Swiss Dots Raspberry - Riley Blake
  8. Marble Swirls Grey - Moda

I am LOVING this bundle - Purple and Gray are so lovely together! I had so much fun sewing with these pretty fabrics!

When I got this bundle - I immediately thought I needed to make some zipper pouches.  These fabrics are so pretty, I thought some lace zippers with this fabric would be gorgeous! 

To make a set of three pouches you will need:  (CLICK ON LINKS)

***There is a size chart in the tutorial - the largest zipper pouch calls for a piece that is 23" long - your fat quarter will be about 2" short - so make your large pouch size 11" x 21"  - this will make your large pouch a tiny bit smaller - but I think it will work out just fine! ***

Here is the large pouch - I used the darker purple as the outside and the gray polkadot for the inside.  I used a white zipper for this one - but you could also use black, or even maybe a green would look pretty for some contrast! 

For the medium sized pouch I use the gray butterfly print and paired it with the stripe.  I used a black zipper for this one and I LOVE the contrast! It's so pretty! 

And lastly, for the small pouch I used the light purple floral print and the gray swirl for the inside.  I used a white zipper for this one.  

I had so much fun making these pouches!  I hope you enjoy making some of your own!! :)

Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Christmas Blitz {Peppermint Holidays}

Hi there! We are continuing our Christmas Blitz series today with a fabulous project from Melanie! Melanie used this week's special Holiday Bundle to make her project - scroll down for all the details! 

Peppermint Holidays

Our Peppermint Holidays FQ Bundle is full of classic red & white - perfect for holiday projects! Curated by Lindsey Weight, Jennifer Villarreal, and Jodie Heinold for FWFS.
17 Fat Quarters from various manufacturers:
  • Riley Blake
  • Robert Kaufman
  • Quilting Treasures
  • Moda
  • Henry Glass
  • Blend Wilmington
  • Benartex/Contempo

I had the opportunity to help handpick some of this bundle - and I LOVE how it turned out! If you are a lover of red and white fabric - this bundle is for you! :)  

Melanie used my Simple Sixteen pattern to make this quilt and I absolutely LOVE it!  The scrappiness just makes me happy! 

This is one of my favorite quilt patterns I have designed and it is so easy to make! You can download the pattern HERE! 

Stop by Melanie's blog for all the her tips and tricks she is sharing about this quilt!  You can also follow Melanie on Instagram - where she is always sharing what she's working on!

Be sure to stop by again next week for another Holiday inspired bundle and project!

Talk to you soon,

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