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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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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.

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Custom Design Wall

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We’re REALLY excited about today’s featured project! Why? Simply because it will help to facilitate the design and layout of all of our future projects;). This handy Design Wall by Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios is just what we all need to keep our daily inspirations flowing! The wall features two 4′ wide x 7′ tall panels that can be arranged together or separately, depending on the size of your space. They are portable and offer the perfect blank slate thanks to our White Cotton Batting. So, if you’re looking to spruce up your sewing room and give your designs the stage that they deserve, read on!

Materials List
– 1 king size Legacy™ by Pellon® White Cotton Batting
(Optional: Substitute with 4 yards Legacy™ by Pellon® White Cotton Batting w/scrim)
– 2 packages Cellofoam™ Poly Panel® EPS insulation
– Two 4’ x 8’ panels, either 1” or 1-½” thick of Insulfoam® R-Tech® insulation board
– PPG Liquid Nails®
– Duct tape
– Clear packing tape

Tools List
– Caulking gun
– Sharp utility knife

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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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Cloud 9 + imagine gnats + Jo-Ann

We love a good collaboration, especially when it pulls a handful of our favorites together! When we had the opportunity to work with Cloud9 Fabrics, Rachael from imagine gnats AND Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, we jumped at the chance. Cloud9 just recently launched a new line of fabrics at Jo-Ann stores nationwide. It’s called Backyard Garden and it is all kinds of lovely! Take a peek:

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[you can browse and buy the collection online here]

The clever folks at Cloud9 thought it would be fun to come up with a project to help launch the line in stores and reached out to us to see about a collaboration. We reached out to Rachael Gander, of imagine gnats, and a week or so later, this stunning bag was born.

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Rachael used our SF101 Shape-Flex® & 930 Sew-in Midweight in conjunction with Cloud 9′s Vinca Blue, Vinca Grey, Bed of Roses Blue and Birdsong Blue. The pattern is available both as a pdf download via Cloud9′s Make it Sew and online at Joann.com. This bag is perfect for rolling into Spring and honestly makes us smile a little every time we look at it. And the smile gets bigger with a whole collection of bags;). Check out some super cute photos of Rachael’s daughter with a bunch of bags over on her blog.

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[photo courtesy of Rachael Gander, imagine gnats]

As you likely know, Rachael is a Pellon® Project Designer and has contributed a wide array of free projects to our site. We’d encourage you to check out her profile and browse her projects. My personal favorite? The Racoons in Love Throw Pillow… because, well, Racoons!! And don’t stop there! Make sure to head on over to imagine gnats to read all about what she is up to lately (Perfect Pattern Parcel!!) and browse her shop.

As always, if you make one of these snazzy little totes, we’d love to see it! Be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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Meet 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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Sunny Crib Quilt

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This Winter has been a particularly brutal one and for once, it’s not just in the NorthEast! States up and down the Eastern seaboard, not to mention areas in the MidWest and even Texas are getting socked with ice and snow. The weather seems to be a constant topic of discussion with the general consensus being that no one can wait for Spring.

With that in mind, we thought it the perfect time to share a burst of color, something to help us look forward to sunnier, and warmer, days. The Sunny Crib Quilt was designed by Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios as a quick sew project and a perfect way to use up some of those colorful Fat Quarters you’ve been saving up. One look at this little beauty is sure to brighten up your day, no matter how much snow falls this week;). Happy Quilting!

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This is a great project for a beginning quilter with knowledge of basic quilt-making skills. A crib size quilt is lovely for a throw. Finished size is 40” x 56”.

Materials Needed
– 1 fat quarter each of 8 different cotton fabrics
– 2 yards Backing fabric
– 1/2 yard Binding fabric
– 1 yard Sashing fabric
– 1 crib-sized pkg Legacy™ by Pellon® 100% Natural Cotton Batting
– 50 weight Cotton thread

Tools Needed
– 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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Save BIG at Meijer!

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Did you know that select Meijer locations carry a variety of Pellon® products? That’s right, your favorite MidWest destination for all of your day-to-day needs carries not only craft products, but also your interfacing faves like Shape-Flex® and Craft Fuse™. Have a Meijer nearby? You’ll want to pop in to your local store over the weekend to take advantage of the sale and grab 30% off all Pellon® products. It’s a great time to stock on up supplies for your next few months of sewing. Need some batting for that new QAL you just joined? Meijer has it. How about some Vinyl Fuse™ to stitch up the Laundry Ninja by Karin Jordan? They’ve got that too. Hoping to snag some Fusible Fleece to make that fabulous Jewelry Travel Case by Lisa Ruble? Look no further.

Looking for some new project ideas? Check out a few of our current faves and grab your supplies at Meijer. Happy Sewing!

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The Laundry Ninja by Karin Jordan
Uses Pellon® 100 Vinyl Fuse™

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Jewelry Travel Case by Lisa Ruble
Uses Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece

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Simple Tea Bath by Vanessa Lynch
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Pin Me Pincushion by Madame Samm
Uses Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece and Perfect Loft™ Cluster Fiber Fill

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Best Bib on the Block by Kim Niedzwiecki
Uses Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 100% Natural Cotton Batting

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Cosmetics Case by Lindsey Rhodes
Uses Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece and Pellon® 100 Vinyl Fuse™

NOTE: This sale is available in stores only and at select Meijer locations. Pellon® products are not available for sale Meijer.com.

A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Yule Log Cake Placecard

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Our final project for our Handmade Holiday series is here! The Holiday season is traditionally a time to celebrate with family & friends. Many gather for big meals, parties and more. Why not bring your holiday table a touch of class this season with personalized placecards? Alexandra Henry of Alexa’s World has put together a super simple tutorial making it easy to make a few sets tonight for your celebrations over the next few days. Happy Holidays!!

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Yule Log Cake Placecard
Add a touch of elegance to your holiday table with these fusible applique placecards. Use Vinyl-Fuse™ to create a slip-in pocket for the name cards.

Materials List
– Fat eighth of fabric for placecard background
– 1/3 yard fabric for bottom border and backing
– Scraps of cotton fabric for the applique
– 1/8 yard Pellon® 100 Vinyl-Fuse™
– 1/3 yard Pellon® 71F Peltex® I Ultra-Firm 1-Sided Fusible
– 2 sheets Pellon® EZ25S Lite EZ Steam® II
– Thread to match applique
– Dark brown thread
– White Thread
– Three 5mm hot x crystals

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
– Rotary cutter and related supplies
– Wonder Clips (optional)

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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BioPhotoAlexandraHenry-edit1Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been an avid quilter and needle artist since childhood. Her first quilt, made when she was 5 years old, was a crazy quilt. She also paints watercolors, portraits and pen and ink drawings. Alexandra designed needlework, including pulled thread and hardangar designs for many years before she started producing her own quilt patterns and books. She incorporates needlework in many of her quilt designs. Alexandra uses many Pellon® products, including fusible interfacing for clothing, Wonder-Web® and Wonder-Under® for applique, tear-away and fusible stabilizers for machine embroidery and Legacy™ by Pellon® Batting for quilts. She loves the quality, ease of use, and flexibility of Pellon® products.

Alexandra started teaching needlework and quilting while in her twenties and has taught classes all over the country. She is currently teaching at the local quilt shop in her community.

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Jewelry Travel Case

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The bad news? We missed a few posts over the weekend. The good news? That means we have not one… not two… but THREE new projects for you today! There is still time to throw together a few fabulous handmade gifts before the holiday. Two days goes a long way for holiday prep;). So gather your supplies and get ready for the final three projects for this year’s A Handmade Holiday.

First up is Lisa Ruble‘s Travel Jewelry Case. The designer behind Color My World constructed this gorgeous, jewel-toned piece using our Fusible Fleece. It’s the perfect case to carry your brilliant baubles and keep them tangle free. This is a great gift for any of your jet-setting gal pals!

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Jewelry Travel Case
Keep larger necklaces from tangling and everything else (bracelets, earrings, rings) secure in this flat, padded case. It is perfect for packing your favorites when you travel. The entire case zips shut so nothing gets lost. Two layers of Fusible Fleece keep even delicate pieces protected. Sample used Kanvas Palazzo collection, a division of Benartex.

Materials List
– 1 fat quarter for outside fabric
– 1 fat quarter lining fabric
– 1/2 yard fabric for straps, binding, pocket
– 1/2 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
– One 26” Separating zipper
– One 11“ Zipper
– Thread
– 3/4” wide Velcro® strips

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
– Rotary cutter and related supples
– Iron and ironing board

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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Lisa Ruble headshotLisa Ruble blogs under the name Ellie Q over at Color My World. She frequently gives up sleep to sew and/or bribe her toddlers with watching cartoons when an idea hits, and she has a ridiculously large fabric stash. Her style is more modern than not, though She’s dabbled a bit in just about everything.

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Holiday Bunting

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There’s nothing like a great bunting or garland to add a little oomph to your home décor. It’s a great way to infuse some color, or highlight a fabric line that you just adore. Kara Sanders of Me and Elna has put together a super simple bunting tutorial using fabrics from Kate Spain‘s In From the Cold. I want one for my mantle! It would look fabulous as a backdrop to the family stockings and is just cute enough to earn a mantle spot for the whole Winter season! Change up the fabrics and you’ve got a fun decoration for the dining room, or maybe a child’s room. Happy sewing!

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Holiday Bunting
Materials List
– 1/2 yard Fabric A – Seasonal Christmas Hot Cocoa White – Moda 27152 11 for 4 flags
– 1/3 yard Fabric B – Seasonal Christmas Snowfall White – Moda 27156 11 for 3 flags
– 1/3 yard Fabric C – Seasonal Christmas Ribbons White – Moda 27158 12 for ties
– 2/3 yard Pellon® 808 Craft-Fuse®
– Thread

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
– Rotary cutter with both at and pinking blades, 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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KaraSandersKara grew up in a household full of creativity, music and laughter. Though she was the resident needle threader for her mother throughout her childhood, Kara didn’t begin to sew until 2008 when she went to a quilt festival and picked up Pat Sloan’s “I Can’t Believe I’m Sewing!”  Since then, she has been hooked! Kara loves designing and making handmade gifts for her family and friends and finds much encouragement and support from others in the online sewing community.

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — The Laundry Ninja

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I adore the name of today’s project;). It makes me feel like I’m about to get a ninja to do my laundry. Wouldn’t that be an amazing gift??! Still, this project is oh-so-handy when you’re on the go. It’s a great laundry sack for anyone really, but extra perfect for people with kids. Afternoon trip to the pool? Stuff those wet suits right into the Laundry Ninja until you get home. Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios has created a super easy tutorial making it possible to whip up a handful of these before the holidays!

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The Laundry Ninja
This little water-resistant laundry bag is perfect to take on trips! Finished size is 10” x 12”. It can be easily enlarged if desired.

Materials List
– 1/2 yard Bag fabric
– 1 package Pellon® 100 Vinyl-Fuse™
– 1 yard String or rope
– Safety pin
– 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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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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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Christmas HST Zip Pouch

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Zippy pouches have to be one of the most versatile gifts around. They can be made in all shapes and sizes and are perfect for everyone on your list! They can hold makeup or money, small treasures or a single gift. A zippy pouch can double as a small clutch and I’ll admit that my step-dad actually requested one to hold all of his device chargers and cords. They are quick sew projects, so if you’re looking for a last minute gift that could easily be constructed over this weekend, look no further! Emily Lang of Mommy’s Nap Time has put together an easy-to-follow tutorial for this Christmas Half Square Triangle Zip Pouch. Afraid of working with zippers? She makes it easy! Never worked with HSTs before? She gives some great tips! So what are you waiting for? Someone on your list needs a little zip pouch;).

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Christmas HST Zip Pouch
This pouch is perfect for a sister, friend or child. It is just the right size to carry make-up, pencils, medicine, or a child’s special treasures. At 5-1/2” x 8”, you can tuck this pouch into a purse or schoolbag to carry your things in style.

Materials List
– 1/4 yard Outer fabric
– 1/4 yard Lining fabric
– Scraps of several fabrics for Half Square Triangles
– One 7-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangle Pellon® 820 Quilter’s Grid™
– 1/4 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
– Rotary cutter and related supplies
– Water soluble marking pen

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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emilylangEmily is a wife, mother, and part-time bookseller. She started quilting as a way to create something that would stay done while her daughter napped as an infant, and while she is now past the napping age quilting is here to stay.Most of Emily’s sewing happens in the late hours of the night (early morning)when she has the house to herself. In quilting, she has found community and away of expressing herself. She has a love affair with shrinking complex quilt blocks down to teeny tiny sizes and can’t get enough of the bold saturated colors found in modern fabrics. To learn more about Emily, check out her website, Mommy’s Nap Time.

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Mini Jewelry Roll

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It’s like this… You’re headed out for a weekend away, but everything needs to fit in one little tote. Maybe you’re flying and need carry-on only, or maybe you and a handful of friends are all piling into your car. You want to make sure that you’re well accessorized all weekend, but you can’t spare the room for a big ol’ jewelry case. Enter the Mini Jewelry Roll by Marni Weaver of Haberdashery Fun! This little cutie will fit your rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets and rolls up into a nice little compact piece that can be stuffed in your tote pocket, or stashed in your handbag. It’s also great if you have after-work plans and need to re-accessorize to bring your outfit from day to evening;). This one is a quick sew and would make a perfect gift for that on-the-go friend!

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Mini Jewelry Roll
Materials List
– 1 fat quarter or 1/4 yard outer fabric
– 1 fat quarter or 1/4 yard lining fabric
– 1/4 yard contrast fabric for binding and strap
– 1/4 yard clear vinyl
– 1/4 yard Pellon® TP971F Fusible Thermolam® Plus
– 1 package 1/4” double fold bias tape
– Thread
– Three 7” zippers
– 5 cotton balls (optional )

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
– Rotary cutter and related supplies
– Disappearing ink pen

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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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Mistletoe Mug Rug

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No holiday home is complete without a bit of mistletoe. Whether it’s hanging in the doorway for your holiday party, or adorning this snazzy little mug rug, it’s presence is one of the true festive signs of the season! Alexandra Henry of Alexa’s World created this little piece along with her granddaughter, Charlene. It’s a quick sew, easy to complete in an afternoon!

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Mistletoe Mug Rug
Make this mug rug to give to a special loved one. The mug rug can be used for protecting table surfaces from hot cups. Another good use is to hang it on the wall over a doorway so when people walk through you can sneak a kiss! Who said mistletoe had to be a living plant! Sewn by Alexandra Henry and Charlene Allison.

Materials List
One 8-1/2” square background fabric
Scraps of cotton fabric for the applique bow and leaves
Two 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles of fabric for the side borders
One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangle for backing
Two 2-1/2” strips width of fabric for binding
One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangle of Pellon® TP971F Fusible Thermolam® Plus
1 sheet of Pellon® EZ2L5S Lite EZ Steam™ II
Thread
Dark green and dark brown Tsukineko® Fabrico® fabric markers
5-7 White pearls/beads approximately 1/4” wide

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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BioPhotoAlexandraHenry-edit1Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been an avid quilter and needle artist since childhood. Her first quilt, made when she was 5 years old, was a crazy quilt. She also paints watercolors, portraits and pen and ink drawings. Alexandra designed needlework, including pulled thread and hardangar designs for many years before she started producing her own quilt patterns and books. She incorporates needlework in many of her quilt designs. Alexandra uses many Pellon® products, including fusible interfacing for clothing, Wonder-Web® and Wonder-Under® for applique, tear-away and fusible stabilizers for machine embroidery and Legacy™ by Pellon® Batting for quilts. She loves the quality, ease of use, and flexibility of Pellon® products.

Alexandra started teaching needlework and quilting while in her twenties and has taught classes all over the country. She is currently teaching at the local quilt shop in her community.

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Snooze Dog Bed

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Today’s Handmade Holiday post is a Special Edition, featuring a project that was specially made for Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores to launch Pellon®’s line of Pet Bed Inserts. Who else could we possibly have asked to create such a special dog bed but Erin Erickson of Dog Under My Desk ;). Erin is known for her easy-to-follow patterns and her well written blog featuring tips & tutorials, as well as for her two adorable yorkies.

Erin wanted to create a bed that featured a bit of appliqué (great opportunity to sneak in some EZ-Steam™ II) and also converted our insert into a boxed-corner bed. We love the fabric that she used and her appliqué would put any pup into a sleepy state (heck, it puts us into a sleepy state!)

The project is available as a tear sheet at select Jo-Ann stores, anywhere that our Pet Bed Inserts can be found. Just look for this:

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Erin’s pup Sammy is front and center on this one, so of course Sammy had to make a store visit… both to see her face in ‘lights’ and greet her adoring fans. From what we can tell, she fully approves of the Pet Beds and looks amazingly cute doing so;).

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Want to make your very own Snooze Dog Bed, but can’t find the how-to in stores? You’re in luck — we’ve got the tutorial for you right here.

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Snooze Dog Bed
Materials List
– 2 yards Main fabric – 40” wide quilting cotton
– 2 yards Lining fabric – 40“ wide muslin
– 1/4 yard or 1 fat quarter Contrast fabric for applique
– One Pellon® Pet Bed Insert, Large (27” x 36“)
– One crib size Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 100% Cotton Batting
– One package Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam™ II
– One 24” or longer nylon zipper
– Thread

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
– Rotary cutter and related supplies
– Marking tools

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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Want to learn more about these fabulous Pet Bed Inserts? Head on over to our website for more… They are available in Small (20″ x 30″) and Medium-Large (27″ x 36″).

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[Pssssst. That handsome devil pictured on the Large package is my pup Sawyer! Love that guy!! Also, you can find the project instructions for the Traveling Pet Bed pictured on the front of the Small package right here on Jo-Ann’s site. Happy sewing!!}

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ErinEricksonWhen Erin started writing PDF sewing patterns, the name Dog Under My Desk just seemed appropriate. Her Yorkies really do sleep under her desk all day (and night) while she designs, endlessly prototypes, and photographs her bag patterns.

She’s a geek, which translates well into the sewing world. She likes the technical side of sewing – accurate seams, math, figuring out construction, taking thousands of pictures while creating PDF patterns and tutorials. All of those pictures and obsessively detailed
instructions help to make your project a success, whether you are still learning how to sew or have years of experience. And she promises, zippers are not scary!

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Simple Tea Bath

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Let’s be honest, as wonderful as the Holiday season is, it can also be stressful. We get it! Endless hours of holiday shopping, creating, wrapping and decorating. It can be draining! Today’s project is perfect for the Holiday weary. What better way to wind down and relax after a long day than to draw a nice hot, aromatic bath! Vanessa Lynch of Punkin Patterns shows us how to use Pellon® Cheesecloth to create a Simple Tea Bath. We’re feeling more relaxed already!! ;)

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Simple Tea Bath
Materials List
– Small scraps of fabric 3/8” x 7-1/2” strips
– 1 yard Pellon® Cheesecloth
– Dried flowers or herbs

Tools List
– Rotary cutter and related supplies (optional)
– Scissors

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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vanessalynchVanessa is the crafty and design savvy voice behind popular blog Punkin Patterns. She was taught to sew and embroider by her mother at an early age and learned how to knit and crochet from her grandmother. Crafting truly is her family legacy! A chemistry whiz with a Ph.D and an impressive career history, Vanessa is now a stay-at-home mom to two wonderful children. Her home is a gallery of the projects that the family has created and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Holiday Coasters

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Today’s holiday project would make a wonderful hostess gift for one of the many holiday gatherings you’ve got planned. The Holiday Coasters by Alexandra Henry of Alexa’s World are quick to assemble and take only a small amount of fabric. Applique them with the provided gingerbread man, or create your own tree or snowman to add some variety. The coasters utilize our Vinyl-Fuse™ on the bottom size to prevent moisture from seeping through the coaster.

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Holiday Coasters
Make a set of these delightful gingerbread men for every person on your list! Easy and fast to make, they are sure to please.

Materials List
– Fat quarter of fabric for background and backing
– Fat eighth of Cotton fabric for the applique
– 1/8 yard Pellon® 100 Vinyl-Fuse™
– 1/8 yard Pellon® 71F Peltex® I Ultra-Firm 1-Sided Fusible
– 1/8 yard Pellon® EZ2L12 Lite EZ Steam™ II
– Thread
– Contrasting thread
– Hot fix decorations

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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BioPhotoAlexandraHenry-edit1Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been an avid quilter and needle artist since childhood. Her first quilt, made when she was 5 years old, was a crazy quilt. She also paints watercolors, portraits and pen and ink drawings. Alexandra designed needlework, including pulled thread and hardangar designs for many years before she started producing her own quilt patterns and books. She incorporates needlework in many of her quilt designs. Alexandra uses many Pellon® products, including fusible interfacing for clothing, Wonder-Web® and Wonder-Under® for applique, tear-away and fusible stabilizers for machine embroidery and Legacy™ by Pellon® Batting for quilts. She loves the quality, ease of use, and flexibility of Pellon® products.

Alexandra started teaching needlework and quilting while in her twenties and has taught classes all over the country. She is currently teaching at the local quilt shop in her community.

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — PIN Me Pincushion

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Looking for a fun holiday gift for your favorite crafty friend? We’re loving this fabulous pin cushion from Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt. As you can see, it’s not just a pin cushion, it’s a statement piece! This little beauty will add a bit of flair to any sewing room!

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PIN Me Pincushion
You can never have too many pincushions. Use this easy-to-make pattern offered by Madame Samm and explore the use of Fun Fur® Yarn.

Materials List
– 1/4 yard Cotton fabric
– 1/8 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
– Small amount Pellon® Perfect Loft™ Cluster Fiber Fill
– Aurifil™ thread
– Presencia® thread #8
– 1 package Piecemakers 3-1/2” doll needles
– One 6” strip Fun Fur® yarn
– 1/4 cup Rice

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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madamesammSamm is a author and an inspiration to many. After decades in Big Pharma, she retired and, with her family, built a bungalow on a beautiful escarpment surrounded by wine country. She shares her life with an amazing man, a ragdoll and a Maine Coon! Samm manages SewWEQuilt.com and it is the reason why she sews/quilts. She is truly HAPPY and thinks that retirement suits her to a T (Totally!)

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A Handmade Holiday 2013 — Jack in the Box Mug Rug

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Who doesn’t remember turning the crank on their Jack in the Box waiting for it to ‘pop up’? I used to crank it and tense with anticipation, knowing that I’d jump no matter how much I expected the ‘surprise’. Alexandra Henry of Alexa’s World has created a super cute tutorial for a Jack in the Box Mug Rug, a great gift for a loved one that is sure to elicit a smile.

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Jack in the Box Mug Rug

Materials List
– One 8-1/2” square Block background
– Scraps of various Cotton  fabrics for the applique (see photo for colors)
– One 2-1/2” x 8-1/2“ rectangle of fabric for Sashing
– One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2“ rectangle of fabric for Backing
– Two 2-1/2” strips of fabric for Binding
– One 8-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangle Pellon® TP971F Fusible Thermolam® Plus
– 1/4 yard Pellon® 807 Wonder-Web®
– Parchment Paper
– Thread
– Hot fix crystals or beads
– Embroidery floss to match the applique

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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BioPhotoAlexandraHenry-edit1Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been an avid quilter and needle artist since childhood. Her first quilt, made when she was 5 years old, was a crazy quilt. She also paints watercolors, portraits and pen and ink drawings. Alexandra designed needlework, including pulled thread and hardangar designs for many years before she started producing her own quilt patterns and books. She incorporates needlework in many of her quilt designs. Alexandra uses many Pellon® products, including fusible interfacing for clothing, Wonder-Web® and Wonder-Under® for applique, tear-away and fusible stabilizers for machine embroidery and Legacy™ by Pellon® Batting for quilts. She loves the quality, ease of use, and flexibility of Pellon® products.

Alexandra started teaching needlework and quilting while in her twenties and has taught classes all over the country. She is currently teaching at the local quilt shop in her community.

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