Houston Quilt Market 2014 — All About EZ-Steam®!!

EZ-SteamfamilyFor Houston Quilt Market 2014, we are proud and excited to introduce the new and improved Pellon® EZ-Steam®EZ-Steam® IILite EZ-Steam® II!

The New and Improved line of Pellon® EZ-Steam® pressure-sensitive, paper backed fusible webs is now available with a gridded backing for easy drawing and tracing.   This 100% polyamide adhesive is strong, yet pliable when fused to a wide variety of fabrics.   It will bond fabric to fabric or other porous surfaces such as cardboard, paper, batting, ribbon, patches, wood and more!

The EZ-Steam® line is a must for every sewing and craft room.  It will make appliqué quick and easy and offers a fast, no-sew solution making any fusible project a snap.  Once fused, the EZ-Steam® products can be machine washed in warm water on a gentle cycle and dried low or dry cleaned.  We do not recommend using fabric softeners when using these products.

As we have fine-tuned this line, we have updated our instructions.  Please carefully review all directions prior to use. Always test a small piece prior to use to make sure that the fusible performs well with the selected fabric.  We suggest pre-washing all fabrics prior to fusing.  Do not use fabric softener.

  1. Trace or draw design onto gridded backing.  If using a design based on the fabric’s pattern, there is no need to trace. (If using letters or numbers, make sure to trace design in reverse.)
  2. Remove opposite backing of the EZ-Steam® II/Lite EZ-Steam® II.  (If necessary, score and bend backing to start the release process.)
  3. Finger press sticky side to the wrong side of the appliqué fabric.*
  4. Cut out design.
  5. Remove gridded  backing.  (If necessary, score and bend or slightly tear paper to start the release process.)
  6. Finger press appliqué onto the right side of the background fabric.  The appliqué is repositionable at this point.
  7. To permanently fuse the appliqué, set iron to a Cotton setting with steam. Cover with a damp press cloth and press down firmly in place for 10-15 seconds. (If fusing to cardboard, paper or wood, use a dry press cloth and eliminate steam.)

*Alternate application:   Finger press the EZ-Steam® II/Lite EZ-Steam® II onto the appliqué fabric and press with a hot dry iron for 5-8 seconds. Cut out design and remove the second backing.

Learn how to make Wall Decals using EZ-Steam® II!!

Free Project Sheets: (click on the image to download)
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Easy Info Sheet: (click on the image to download)
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Project ideas: (click on the images to go to the project pages on our website)
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Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Cloud9 Fabrics

We just got a sneak peek of the booth for Cloud9 Fabrics and couldn’t resist sharing! SO excited for these new collections!

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We’ve got some new projects in the works with some of the upcoming Cloud9 Fabrics Collections… We’ll be sharing more on the blog soon!

Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Pellon® Style!

We LOVE quilt market. We love the energy and excitement of it all. New products launches, new project showcases, connections with our favorite customers and accounts, making new friends, checking out new patterns, attending after Market events… seriously, what’s not to love! With that said, we realize that since it’s a trade-only event, we don’t always get to share it with all of you. So… we thought we’d bring a little of our market magic to you this time around. Over the next few days, you’ll have access to giveaways, new product info sheets, new project sheets, sneak peeks at our favorite booths, and Pellon® sightings around the Market floor. We may even have a video demo or two up our sleeves;).

To kick things off… here’s a peek at our booth:

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from the other side!

corntoss&projectsa bit of Corn Toss to keep us entertained!

and Check out Charlie with the Corn Toss!! We’re all about having fun this year:)

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displaysome of our new embroidery products + FREE project sheets!
Projects pictured: Pocketful of Spring by Alexandra Henry (project pdf coming soon to the website!) & I {Heart} Pellon Stocking by Rachael Gander

foam&fiberNEW — Foam, Mattress Toppers and Fiber Fill!

pillowformsPillow inserts for all of your home décor & crafting needs!

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Projects pictured: Seeing Double Fabric Magic Pillows by Alexandra Henry, Counting Bags by Pellon® for Jo-Ann, Reversible Fabric Storage Bin by Marni Weaver, Gift Bags Totes by Vanessa Lynch
Products pictured: Forever Loft, Pet Bed Inserts

products&projects2Learn all about our new products like Buckram, Insul-Film™, Cambric, 60/40 Batting AND old favorite, Wrap-N-Zap & the Potato Zapper.

products&projectsMore FREE project and product info sheets.
Projects pictured: Hot Air Balloon Mobile by Pellon® for Jo-Ann, Snooze Dog Bed by Erin Erickson, Camp Blanket by Pellon® & Seeing Double Fabric Magic Pillows by Alexandra Henry.
Products pictured: Forever Loft, Pet Bed Inserts

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What do you think??:)

The ‘I’m Missing Market’ Swag Bag Giveaway!

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We get it… you’re stuck at work or at home, daydreaming about Quilt Market. You’ve been liking every image to pop up in the #quiltmarket Instagram feed, and swooning over the new fabric collections, award-winning quilts, and new sewing tools showcased in the various schoolhouse sessions. Well, you may have to miss Market, but you don’t have to miss out on all of the fun!

We’ve teamed up with AurifilModa Fabrics & Industry Icon Pat Sloan to bring you one amazing swag bag! The prize includes:

We got a little giddy just pulling this one together… EXCLUSIVE access to fabric & thread that isn’t even available yet? SEVEN different varieties of batting? Come on now;).

To enter-to-win, simply click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page or click on the image below. Entries will be accepted from now through 4pm Central time on October 27th! Good luck, have fun, and happy creating!!

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Houston Quilt Market 2014

Houston Quilt Market 2014

It’s Quilt Market time!! We can hardly believe it’s here already, but our bags are packed and we’re on our way! We’ve got some fun things planned for the weekend including a ‘virtual booth’ for those of you following along at home, some giveaways, a few fun tutorials, and information on a handful of new products. We’ll be unveiling everything over the next few days and hope that you’ll all follow along!

But, first things first… let’s go over some basic info;).

Houston Quilt Market — 2014
October 24: Schoolhouse Series 10am-6pm, Sample Spree 8-10pm
October 25-27: Trade Show, Pellon Booth 348
October 25: Take & Teach w/ Darlene Christopherson — Landscaping with Pellon. Add texture and dimension to an easy landscape wall quilt with Fabric Magicplus stabilizers and fusibles.
Handy Links: Class Catalogue, Full Exhibitor List, Floor Plan

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Will you be in attendance? We hope you’ll stop by to say hello!!

#SewYourStyle

facebook_cover_08_24_14National Sewing Month is about to come to a close, which means we’re almost finished with our month long partnership with Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores on the #SewYourStyle Contest! It has been an amazing month of projects and we’ve been SO inspired by the daily blogger projects. We’re also incredibly impressed with all of the contest entries — over 200 in total! Thank you so much to all who have entered and for those who haven’t, you have 1 day left!!

For those who are just joining us, here is a little recap–

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it):
Create something unexpected from quilting fabrics. It could be something to wear, something to carry, something to share or to play with. The ‘what’ is truly up to you!

Next steps:
Post your project here, share on Instagram and Twitter with the #sewyourstyle tag (+ tags to Jo-Ann and Pellon® if you’d like), share on Facebook, and of course, tell all of your friends about the super cool thing you made so that they’ll vote for your design.

What’s in it for you:
An awesome new project, of course;). But ALSO… the chance to win $1,000 and a GIANT prize package from Pellon®. Trust us… we may have put together the prize package to end all other prize packages for this one;).

Important Links
the contest
the inspiration 
the pinterest board

And just for your viewing pleasure — here are some of the amazing blogger projects that we’ve seen!!sewyourstyle1
[clockwise from top left: The Sewing RabbitSimple Simon & Co., The Cottage Mama, A Jennuine Life, Damask Love, Sugar Bee Crafts]

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[L to R: Caila Made, girl. Inspired, Shwin&Shwin]

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[Clockwise from top right: It's Always Autumn, Marino Bambinos, Smashed Peas and Carrots, Raegun Ramblings, Delia Creates, Welcome to the Mouse House]

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[clockwise from top L: Midwestern Girl, Haberdashery Fun, Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, Trinkets in Bloom, In My Own Style, Made to be a Momma, Sewbon]

Happy Sewing!!

 

 

 

Travel Crayon Holder Make It-Take It @ Jo-Ann!

POS slideWe’re betting that a lot of you have already experienced the fun of a Make It-Take It Class at Jo-Ann ;). We love that they offer such fun classes and place such a strong focus on education.

This Saturday, September 13, from 2-3pm, ALL Jo-Ann stores across the country will host a free Make It-Take It to show students how to make a Travel Crayon Holder.

The pocket-sized project holds 3 crayons along with a pint-sized paper pad. It’s perfect to throw in your purse or even stow in your back pocket, handy for anytime your kids need a new activity. The project requires a bit of hand-stitching (or machine stitching if you’re making multiples at home), but most of it comes together with a few well placed pieces of fusible interfacing… Pellon®, of course;).

All materials needed are supplied with the FREE class which will walk you through the step-by-step to create your very own Travel Crayon Holder. It makes a great gift or party favor and your kids will love it!

how to sheetThis Make It-Take It is made possible by Pellon® (all interfacing), Spring’s Creative (Fabric) and Prym/Dritz (Elastic). Find your local store and head on over to Jo-Ann this weekend to join in on the fun! You may want to call in advance as classes are limited to 20 students.

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Happy Sewing!!