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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!!

 

 

 

Ebb and Flow

There is something especially lovely about the Ebb and Flow Quilt by Karin Jordan of Leigh Lauren Studios. Maybe it’s the patterns she chose or perhaps the subtle repetition of colors. It could be the fact that the quilt top uses every last little bit of fabric from a 40 Fat Eighths — no waste! Or maybe it’s truly all of those things all wrapped up into a gorgeous finished quilt. This one comes with an easy-to-follow chart for piecing the quilt top, making it an easy finish for first time quilters and experts alike. What patterns would you choose?

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This colorful quilt is a great project for a beginner. 40 different prints repeat and create a harmonious balance. One bundle of 40 fat eights makes a twin size quilt with no fabric scraps left over. Finished size is 62” x 90”. Quilted by Melissa Kelly.

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Materials List
– 40 different fat eighths
— 1/2 yard Binding fabric
— 5-1/2 yards Backing fabric
— 1 Twin Size Legacy® by Pellon® Natural Cotton Batting
— Thread
— Cotton quilting thread 50 wt
— Clips

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

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For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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karinjordanKarin Jordan blogs at Leigh Laurel Studios. She grew up under her architect father’s drafting table, making mini models out of the cardboard scraps that fell to the floor. At age ten she purchased her first sewing machine from a neighbor who taught her sewing basics. A former magazine editor and antique American folk art gallery director, she now loves being a blogging, stay-at-home-mom. She regularly draws upon her degree in art history for inspiration for her sewing, embroidery, craft patterns and activities with kids. Karin’s husband is remarkably patient while she does her best to balance being a full-time assistant to two children under four with her creative endeavors. Her goal? Do something creative every day.

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Blast Quilt

BlastQuiltBlogTitleCurrent temperatures may have tricked us into believing that Winter is still here, but gingerly blossoming flowers, greening grass, and brand new brightly colored fabrics tell us that it is, indeed, Spring! Enchanted, a new line by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud9 Fabrics, incorporates bright reds, blues and yellows, making us yearn for days full of sunshine and warmth. Luckily, we’ve got the dynamic Rachael Gander of imagine gnats to weave the colorful patterns into a stunning quilt, perfect for picnics, playtime, and perhaps even a trip to the beach! The Blast Quilt pattern partners half and quarter square triangle blocks with solid blocks. The resulting finish is almost SouthWest in style. The pattern is super easy-to-follow, making it an great project for beginner and advanced quilters alike.

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Blast Quilt
“Blast: to make or open by or as if by explosion”. Blast Quilt is a take on the traditional Ohio Star quilt block. Use simple squares, half square triangles and quarter square triangles to create this dynamic quilt. It is perfect for showing off large scale prints. Sample used Enchanted by Cloud 9 Fabrics in Raven Moon, Zig Zag Feathers Turquoise, Tear Drop Bead Shadow, Arrows, Tear Drop Bead Sunshine, Zig Zag Feathers Coral and Seed Bead Chevron. Sample was quilted by Shelly Pagliai of Prairie Moon Quilts. Quilt measures 48” x 48”. This pattern is also available as a free cross-stitch pattern at imaginegnats.com.

Materials List
— ¾ yd Fabric A – Raven Moon
— ¾ yd Fabric B – Zig Zag Feathers Turquoise
— ¼ yd Fabric C – Tear Drop Bead Shadow
— ¼ yd Fabric D – Arrows
— ¼ yd Fabric E – Tear Drop Bead Sunshine
— ¼ yd Fabric F – Zig Zag Feathers Coral
— ¼ yd Fabric G – Seed Bead Chevron
— 1¼ yds Fabric H – Black Solid
— 2½ yds Backing
— 1 throw size (60” x 60”) Legacy™ By Pellon® Natural Blend Batting
— Thread

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

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For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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RachaelGanderProfileMeet Rachael, the all-around crafty lady behind popular blog, imagine gnats. Rachael has an incredible (and perhaps at times, compulsive) desire to express herself, something which has taken many forms over the years including sewing, knitting, graphic design, and painting.

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Just Tri It!!

There is something particularly striking about a quilt made up of bold solids. Designer Lauren Dahl of Selvage Designs and Pattern Workshop drew inspiration from Art Gallery’s Pure Elements line, partnering blue, green, purple, pink, gray and white for a stunning result! Just Tri It! features a super simple method for creating half square triangle blocks — so easy, in fact, that you might just finish this one up before Easter!

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Just Tri It!
Thinking about sewing a quilt? Just Tri It! This quilt is fabulously modern, colorful, and most importantly, quick and easy to sew. Use this method for quickly cutting half square triangles in batches, and you will have a gorgeous quilt in no time. This method creates bias edges which may result in some stretch with the blocks. To alleviate this issue, try backing the 10” fabric squares with Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®. Legacy™ by Pellon® White Cotton Batting is the perfect match for showing off the bright pops of white in this fun, geometric design. Sample used Pure Elements by Art Gallery in Snow, Ash, Lemonade, Verve Violet, Mirage Blue, Noir and Coral Reef. Finished quilt size is 65½“ x 89½”.

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Materials List
– 1 yd each of six different colors of Cotton fabric
— 5½ yds for Backing and binding
— 10 yds Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex® (OPTIONAL)
— One twin size Legacy™ by Pellon® White Cotton Batting
— Thread

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies
— Basting pins

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For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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LaurenDahlLauren Dahl loves to sew, quilt, knit and blog. She lives with her husband, Scott, and her two children, Harper and Ezra, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the owner of Pattern Workshop which offers online courses to aspiring PDF sewing pattern designers, and she sells her own pattern designs via Selvage Designs.

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Monogrammed Nautical Pillows

It’s always fun to personalize a project and monogramming has become a common practice. But monogramming with Nautical letters? Now that is something new! We’re loving the bold colors and playful print used for this pair of pillows! Designer Samarra Khaja used her own Nautical Motifs from Timeless Treasures as inspiration has put together a super simple tutorial for the pillows so we can all make a pair of our own. Want to make a pair with your own initials? Do a google search for Nautical letters and use our EZ-Steam® II to help make it happen! This marks Samarra’s very first project as a designer for Pellon® and we’re so very thrilled to have her on board!!

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Monogrammed Nautical Pillows
This is a fun, graphic way of personalizing pillowcases in clever and modern-looking nautical alphabetic code! In this project, an ‘R’ pillowcase is created. Photo above shows the ‘R’ and ‘K’ letters. For other letters of the alphabet, search online and construct them in the same manner as the methods in this project. Have fun! Sample used Timeless Treasures ‘Nautical Motifs’, Samarra C2412 – Blue, Dream C1807 – Red, Royal, and Sun fabrics. Finished size of pillowcase is 22” x 32½”.

Materials List
– 1 yd Timeless Treasures ‘Nautical Motifs’ Samarra C2412 -Blue
— ¼ yd Timeless Treasures Dream C1807-Red
— ½ yd Timeless Treasures Dream C1807-Sun
— ½ yd Pellon® EZ212 EZ Steam® II
— 1 set of Pellon® TWP2028 Hypo-Allergenic Twin Pack Bed Pillows (optional)
— Thread

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

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For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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SamarraKhajaHISamarra Khaja makes happy, beautiful things, inspired by her love of travel, local markets, food and culture, and her young sons. She’s a lifelong illustrator, designer, artist and all-round maker of things. Her textiles remix traditional fabrics with contemporary design with a cheerful irreverence. They’re bright, bold, and best of all, playful. You can find her textile designs exclusively through Timeless Treasures.

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Reversible Fabric Storage Bin

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Sometimes I feel like I can’t have enough storage bins in my house. I want to make 10 for every room so that everything has a place. Currently, the only room that actually has any, however, is my daughter’s nursery. We’ve got one for diapers, one for all the necessary creams and powders, one for toys and one for the random things like thermometers and extra binkys. I’m honestly not sure what I would do without those little bins. Now that Marni has created a fab little tutorial, making these bins easy-peasy, I have a feeling that the ‘every room in the house’ thing may just become a reality.

If you know Marni from Haberdashery Fun, you know that she is always creating and that her tutorials are fun and super easy to follow. Grab the step-by-step for the Reversible Fabric Storage Bins and get yourself organized! Happy sewing;).

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Reversible Fabric Storage Bin
Need a storage and organization project? Make reversible fabric storage bins to hold all your worldly possessions. They are a great way to showcase or hold products in any room. The bins also make a great hostess gift or shower/house warming present. Sample used Shades of Black by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics.

Materials List
— 1/2 yard Main fabric
— 1/2 yard Lining fabric
— 1 yard Pellon® 809 Décor-Bond®
— Thread

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies
— Disappearing ink pen
— Iron and ironing board

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For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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MarniWeaverWith a passion for sewing and design, Marni Weaver showcases her talent through each post on Haberdashery Fun. By creating tutorials with step-by-step illustrations, Marni uses her background in fashion and design and her 15 years of sewing to teach blog readers how to make something out of nothing.

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Patchwork Sketchbook Cover

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You are an incredibly creative person. You know it, we know it and all of your friends and family know it. You’ve always got a new idea developing for that next project, so why shouldn’t you have a gorgeous little spot to sketch it out? This Patchwork Sketchbook Cover is just what every sewist and quilter needs to capture new designs and daily inspirations. Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios developed the pattern to fit over a standard Unruled Composition Book, which means it would also fit over a Ruled Composition Book (for the writer in your life), or one with dots (great for quilters!!).

This project makes a great gift and would look fabulous with a wide array of colors. Try out a series of solids or coordinating prints. Make one for a crafty friend, or simply keep it for yourself;). Check out Karin’s post on her blog today and see below for more info and project link. Happy sewing!

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Patchwork Sketchbook Cover
Mini charm squares are a great way to have an entire fabric line in one small project. This patchwork sketchbook cover is also a terrific project for favorite fabric scraps.

Materials List
— 54 mini charm squares or 2-½” squares for cover
— 1/2 yard Lining fabric
— 1/2 yard Flap fabric
— 1/2 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
— 1/2 yard Pellon® 809 Décor-Bond® (soft cover book only)
— One 14” length Ribbon
— One Sketch book or composition book
— Clover® Wonder Clips
— Dritz® Fray Check™

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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karinjordanKarin Jordan blogs at Leigh Laurel Studios. She grew up under her architect father’s drafting table, making mini models out of the cardboard scraps that fell to the floor. At age ten she purchased her first sewing machine from a neighbor who taught her sewing basics. A former magazine editor and antique American folk art gallery director, she now loves being a blogging, stay-at-home-mom. She regularly draws upon her degree in art history for inspiration for her sewing, embroidery, craft patterns and activities with kids. Karin’s husband is remarkably patient while she does her best to balance being a full-time assistant to two children under four with her creative endeavors. Her goal? Do something creative every day.

Find Karin online:
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