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Boo!!

Did we scare you?;) That’s right, Halloween is just TWO days away!! If you’re looking for a little last minute project to take your spooky factor to the next level, we’ve got you covered! Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the Rain put together a fabulous little ‘Boo!’ Pillow that would be an excellent addition to your porch/deck/entryway Halloween décor. See below for details and happy sewing!

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Boo Pillow
Use Pellon® EZ-Steam® II to quickly appliqué ‘BOO!’ on a pillow. Pillow is 16” x 12” finished. A binding tutorial is available here on Jera’s website.

Materials List
One fat quarter Burlap
3/8 yd Backing Fabric
1/8 yd Binding Fabric
Fabric scraps for applique
One sheet Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam® II 
One Pellon® 12” x 16“ Pillow insert 

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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JerabrandvigJera is a quilter from Seattle that strives to think outside of the box and loves bending the rules. Less rules leaves more room for creativity – and it’s more fun! Watch for her modern quilting book to be released in 2014 and check out what she’s stitchin’ at www.QuiltingintheRain.com – let your creativity rain!

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Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Insul-Film™

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One of the things that we love most about Quilt Market is having the opportunity to introduce new products to the marketplace. This time around, we’re happy to introduce Insul-Film™!!

Insul-Film™ is a thin sheeting that provides insulation for hot and cold barrier projects. It is lightweight and flexible making it perfect for a variety of projects that need temperature control without the bulk of an insulative fleece. It is excellent for use in wine totes, ice pouches, window coverings, marathon blankets, jackets, and gloves. It is made of 100% Metalized Polypropylene and is completely sewing machine safe.

In honor of the introduction, we thought it fitting to share a quick-and-easy project that shows a perfect use for Insul-Film™… an Oven Mitt! Sure, you could use Insul-Fleece™, but for this particular project, we want to add a layer of batting on either side of the insulative layer. Using Insul-Fleece™ could be a bit too bulky, making Insul-Film™ the natural alternative.

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Supplies & Tools
1 Fat Quarter each of 2 different patterned fabrics
1/4 yard Pellon® 940 Insul-Film™
1/2 yard Pellon® Nature’s Touch 100% Natural Cotton Batting
Paper for pattern tracing
Pencil
Scissors
Sewing Machine & Related Supplies

Step 1 — Place your hand or another oven mitt onto a blank piece of paper. Roughly trace  to create the mitt shape, making sure to leave lots of extra space. Make adjustments as needed. (We used craft paper, but would recommend using Pellon® 830 Easy-Pattern® if you plan to make multiple mitts.)

Step 2 — Cut mitt shape out, adding 1/2″ for seam allowance.

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Step 3 — Assemble remaining materials. Cut two rectangles each from exterior fabric, lining fabric and Insul-Film™ and four rectangles from the batting. Rectangles should be larger than mitt template.

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Step 5 — To create a fabric ‘sandwich’, place one exterior and one lining rectangle wrong sides together with two batting rectangles and one Insul-Film™ rectangle in between. The Insul-Film™ should be in the center.

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Step 6 — Quilt as desired.

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Step 7 — Trace the mitt template onto the lining side of one unit. Flip the template over and trace onto the lining side of the second unit. Cut both out. See above image for an example of how the edges sandwich looks once cut.

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Step 8 — To create binding, cut two rectangles that are 2″ wide x (length of straight edge of mitt).

Step 9 — Place one rectangle right sides together with the lining of one mitt, so that raw edges are aligned. Stitch with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Fold binding down and press seam.

Step 10 — Fold raw edge of binding rectangle in by 1/2″. Pull folded edge around to the front  and pin. Zig Zag stitch to finish. Trim ends to match edges of each mitt.

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Step 11 — Place mitts right sides together and pin.

Step 12 — Sew around the entire mitt shape, leaving the bound edge open. Clip curves as needed and zig zag stitch the raw edges to finish.

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Step 13 — Turn mitt right side out and press.

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Free pdf downloads:
CampBlanket Insul-Film

Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Sara Lawson

Another peek at a market booth that we LOVE!

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Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness has been a project designer for Pellon for over 3 years. She was really one of the first to work with us and has contributed over 10 patterns to our project library, including some of her signature handbags. Over the last 3 years, Sara has grown by leaps and bounds. She now has her own line of patterns, released Big City Bags last year, and collaborated with Art Gallery Fabrics on her first fabric collection, Jungle Ave. We are incredibly excited for Sara and can’t help but grin from ear to ear with every new success that she has.

This is her second time with a booth at Quilt Market and we think it’s absolutely lovely! If you’re in Houston, make sure to pop by and say hello — she is at booth #1766.

Here are a few of Sara’s projects for Pellon: (click on the image to head to the project page)

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Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Freebies!!

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If you were to visit our booth at Houston Quilt Market this weekend, you’d find a wide array of project and product info sheets, FREE for the taking! For those of you following along at home, we’re offering pdf downloads:). See below for more and click on the images to view the downloadable pdf.

Projects:
CountingBags SnoozeDogBEd CampBlanket
GiftBagTotes HotAirBalloonMobile ILovePellonStocking
PocketfulofSpring PotatoZapper ReversibleFabricStorageBin
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Products:

EZSteamInfosheet Buckram Cambric
ForeverLoft Insul-Film KnitNStable
Legacy6040 PetBedInsert TackNFuse
Wrap-N-Zap

Happy Quilting, Sewing & Crafting!! Let us know if you have any questions!!

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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