Market Project Spotlight

It’s hard to believe that the last day of International Quilt Market is already upon us. There is always such anticipation leading up to the big event and then it always seems to go way too fast! We’ve been having a great time and will post a recap of some of our favorite parts later this week. Today, we wanted to throw a spotlight on a few of the projects currently on display in our booth. Sure, if you’ve at market, and you’ve been to our booth, you’ve seen these beauties already. But, if you’re following along from home, isn’t it nice to get a little recap — give the designers a little shout-out? We think so too:).

divideandconquerDivide & Conquer Quilt
by Elizabeth Dackson of Don’t Call Me Betsy

Uses 100% Bleached Cotton Batting

 

 

 

 

 

coffeesleevesCoffee Sleeves 
by Bree Wernimont of My Crafty Crap

Butterflies: SF101 Shape-Flex® & Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible (fused to the lining)

Pink & yellow triangles: SF101 Shape-Flex®, Insul-Film™, & Natural Cotton Batting

Grey polka dots: SF101 Shape-Flex® & Natural Cotton Batting

 

 

Pellon1LRHappy Home Floor Pillow
by Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline

Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In & Basic Loft Fiber Fill

 

 

 

Mug Rug 2Coasters
by Nancy Spaulding of Baby Rozen Design

Uses Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible

 

 

 

JackieWhite-PillowThrow Pillow 
by Jackie White of Jackie’s Art Quilts

Uses Bamboo Blend Batting & Decorative 16×16 Pillow Insert

 

 

 

 

Thank you SO much to all of the talented designers who sent us projects to put out on display. You all make us look good!!

Lined Serving Tray

FlexFoamPKGs

The word on the street is that Flex-Foam™ is the ‘belle of the ball’! We’ve been having so much fun with this product. It’s sturdy yet pliable and so easy to sew! There are so many things to make with Flex-Foam — from handbags to pet mats, lunch bags to changing pads, nap mats to baskets… the sky is really the limit. What would you make?

Available varieties & put-ups:
Flex-Foam Sew-in
20″ x 10yd board (FF77), 60″ x 10yd roll (FF77R10), 20″ x 60″ package (FF776020P)

Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible
20″ x 10yd board (FF78F1), 60″ x 10yd roll (FF78F1R), 20″ x 60″ package (FF78F16020P)

Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible
20″ x 10yd board (FF79F2), 60″ x 10yd roll (FF79F2R), 20″ x 60″ package (FF79F26020P)

We’ve got another quickie project for you today — a little something to spice up that plain old serving tray you’ve been holding on to. Use our Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible and Vinyl Fuse to give it some pizzazz… some personality!

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lined serving tray

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
— 2 coordinating fat quarters for top and bottom
— ¼ yard coordinating fabric for binding (or pre-packaged binding)
— 1 yard Pellon® FF79F2 Flex-Foam™ 2-Sided Fusible Interfacing
— 1 pkg  Pellon® 100R Vinyl-Fuse™
— Rotary cutter, sewing machine & related supplies
— Iron & ironing surface

DIRECTIONS:
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application of all interfacing. All seams ¼” unless otherwise indicated. RS = Right Side; WS = Wrong Side.

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Step 1 – Measure the interior of the serving tray. Add a ½” to each measurement.

Step 2 – Use measurement to cut one piece each of top and bottom fabrics and Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible and two pieces of Vinyl-Fuse.

Step 3 – Place one fabric rectangle RS down on an ironing surface followed by the Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible. Place remaining fabric rectangle RS up on top. Fuse.

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Step 4 – Remove paper backing from one piece of Vinyl-Fuse. Carefully place it on the RS of top fabric. Smooth to remove any bubbles or wrinkles. Fuse, taking extra care not to touch the iron to the Vinyl-Fuse.

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Step 5 – Repeat with the remaining piece of Vinyl-Fuse on opposite side.

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Step 6 – Bind insert.

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Step 7 – Place inside serving tray.

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Happy Sewing!

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pssssssst. Don’t forget about our Missing Market Giveaway! It runs through 3pmCST on Monday, October 26. Click here for more info.

 

Pellon® Batting for All!

Our big news for Market? Pellon Nature’s Touch® & Quilter’s Touch® Batting will now be available to all domestic distributors! It’s the same great Legacy by Pellon Batting you’re used to, but now under the Pellon name. Products will be available to ship on October 28! What does this mean for you? Quite simply, it means that you’ll now be able to grab Pellon batting at your local quilt shop, through your preferred distributor, or at your go-to online fabric shop. Pretty cool, right? 

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We’ll be updating our website just after market with all of the details, but for now, here is a quick list of the varieties available:

  • Nature’s Touch 100% Natural Cotton, w/Scrim
  • Nature’s Touch 100% Natural Cotton, no Scrim
  • Wrap-N-Zap
  • Nature’s Touch 100% Bleached Cotton, w/Scrim
  • Nature’s Touch Eco-Cotton Reprocessed 70/30, w/Scrim
  • Nature’s Touch Natural Blend 80/20, w/Scrim
  • Nature’s Touch Natural Blend 80/20, no Scrim
  • Nature’s Touch 60/40 Polyester Blend, w/Scrim
  • Nature’s Touch 50/50 Bamboo/Cotton Blend, w/Scrim
  • Quilter’s Touch 100% Polyester-Thermal Bonded Fine Denier Siliconized Blend
  • Quilter’s Touch 100% Polyester-Thermal Bonded: Low, Medium, & High Loft
  • Nature’s Touch Wool – Thermal bonded & Super Washed

To get you in the mood for creating, we’ve got a very simple, but super cute little Holiday Table Runner Tutorial. This one is so easy that it could be quilted up on Christmas morning and ready by dinner. Not that we’re suggesting you do that, but still! 😉 Enjoy!

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Holiday Table Runner

SUPPLIES & TOOLS
— 1/4 yard each of six different coordinating holiday fabrics
— 1/2 yard fabric for backing
— 1/4 yard fabric for binding
— One Throw-Sized package Pellon® N-60 Nature’s Touch® 100% All Natural Cotton Batting
— Thread
— Sewing Machine & Related Supplies
— Rotary Cutter & Related Supplies

DIRECTIONS
This project uses ¼” seams throughout unless otherwise indicated.

Step 1 – Cutting instructions:
Cut 14” long strips of varying widths from all six coordinating fabrics. The number of strips depends on desired finished table runner length.

Cut one rectangle of batting that is 14” x (desired table runner length + 2”)

Cut one rectangle of backing fabric that is 14” x (desired table runner length + 2”)

Step 2 – Press all fabrics to remove any creases.

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Step 3 – Arrange strips as desired.

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Step 4 – Place batting rectangle on a work surface. Place first strip of fabric at one end so that it extends beyond the batting on both sides. Quilt as desired.

Step 5 – Place a second strip of fabric on top with right sides together so that interior raw edges align. Sew, fold over so that second strip is right side up and press. Topstitch and quilt as desired.

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Step 6 – Repeat Step 5 until all strips are quilted to the batting rectangle.

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Step 7 – Place the quilted rectangle on a work surface, right side down. Square up edges.

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Step 8 – Place quilted rectangle wrong sides together with backing fabric and cut backing fabric to size. Pin.

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Step 9 – To secure backing to table runner top, stich-in-the-ditch along every third fabric strip. Remove pins.

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Step 9 – To create binding, cut 3” x WOF (width of fabric) strips from binding fabric. Place ends of two strips so that right sides are together and strips are perpendicular to each other. Pin. Draw a line in the overlapped square from the lower left hand corner to the upper right hand corner as shown below. Sew along the drawn line. Trim seam allowance to ¼”, fold so that strip is continuous and press seam open. Repeat process to create binding that is at least 10” longer than the perimeter of the table runner.

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Step 10 – Bind quilt to finish.

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Tada!!

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Happy Quilting!

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pssssssst. Don’t forget about our Missing Market Giveaway! It runs through 3pmCST on Monday, October 26. Click here for more info.

Packaged Flex-Foam™!!

We’ve almost been having too much fun with Flex-Foam™. Is that possible? From the release of the sew-in earlier this year to the release of the Fusibles (both 1-Sided and 2-Sided) last month, to the addition of 60″ rolls… and now? Packaged Flex-Foam!! That’s right, we’ve now got a little something for everyone. Need a full 60″ roll for a plethora of projects? We’ve got that. Need a quick 20″ x 60″ package for a few weekend crafts? No problem.

FlexFoamPKGs

Flex-Foam Sew-in
20″ x 10yd board (FF77), 60″ x 10yd roll (FF77R10), 20″ x 60″ package (FF776020P)

Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible
20″ x 10yd board (FF78F1), 60″ x 10yd roll (FF78F1R), 20″ x 60″ package (FF78F16020P)

Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible
20″ x 10yd board (FF79F2), 60″ x 10yd roll (FF79F2R), 20″ x 60″ package (FF79F26020P)

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If you’re at International Quilt Market this weekend in Houston, TX, make sure to stop by our booth to get a closer look. We’ll have some samples on hand and are there to answer any questions you might have.

Oh — and just in case you needed a little extra inspiration, we’ve got a perfect weekend project all ready to go! The Succulent Wall Planter is quick, easy and a super cute way to put some of those mini-succulents on display. Scroll down for the full tutorial and drop us a line if you have any questions!

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Succulent Wall PlanterS

SUPPLIES & TOOLS (makes three planters)
— Six 4-1/2” x 4” fabric rectangles for exterior
— Six 4-1/2” x 4” rectangle for interior
— Two 2” x 2-1/2” rectangle for hanging sleeve.
— Six 4” x 3-1/2” rectangle Pellon® FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible Interfacing
— Six 4-1/2” x 4” rectangles Pellon® 100 Vinyl-Fuse™
— Two 2” x 2-1/2” rectangle Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
— 1 pkg Pellon® EZ2-40T EZ-Steam® II Tape (Optional)
— One stick or dowel
— Twine or Ribbon
— Rotary cutter, sewing machine & related supplies
— Iron & ironing surface

DIRECTIONS:
Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application of all interfacing. All seams ¼” unless otherwise indicated. RS = Right Side; WS = Wrong Side.

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Step 1 – Center one Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible rectangle on the WS of one exterior fabric rectangle and fuse. Repeat for remaining exterior fabric rectangle.

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Step 2 – Remove the paper backing from one Vinyl-Fuse rectangle and carefully finger press the sticky side to the RS of the interior fabric rectangle. Fuse. Repeat for remaining interior fabric rectangle.

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Step 3 – Place the Shape-Flex rectangle against the WS of the 2” x 2-1/2” fabric rectangle and fuse.

Step 4 – Place exterior rectangles RS together and pin. Place interior rectangles RS together and pin. Trace and cut a 1” notch in the lower left and right hand corners of both the exterior and interior units.

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Step 5 – Sew along the sides and bottom of the units, locking stitches at each end, leaving one long end open.

Step 6 – Open the notched corners on each unit, pinch in to align raw edges and match seams. Pin and sew.

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Step 7 – Turn exterior RS out, push out corners and straighten. Fold top edge in by ¼” and press.

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Step 8 – Fold top edge of interior down to the outside by ¼” and finger press.

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Step 9 – Place interior inside exterior and match top folded edges. Set aside.

Step 10 – Fold the long sides of the 2” x 2-1/2” rectangle in by ¼” and press to create a 1-1/2” x 2-1/2” rectangle. Topstitch along the folded edges.

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Step 11 – Fold in half to create a 1-1/4” x 1-1/2” piece. Press fold.

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Step 12 – Insert raw edges in between top long side of the exterior and interior pieces so that only ¾” is exposed. Pin.

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Step 13 – Topstitch around entire top. Straighten and press. (Alternate method: Handstitch to finish or use EZ-Steam II Tape to secure pieces.)

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Step 14 – Repeat full process to create remaining planters.

Step 15 – Insert stick or dowel through the hanging sleeves and arrange as desired.

Step 16 – Tie twine or ribbon to both ends of the stick or dowel to finish.

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Happy Sewing!

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pssssssst. Don’t forget about our Missing Market Giveaway! It runs through 3pmCST on Monday, October 26. Click here for more info.

Pellon® in Houston!

Woo hoo!! It’s Quilt Market time!! The doors opened on the trade floor at 9:30am this morning and we’ve been reeling ever since. Two times a year, we get to come here to one of the industry’s biggest events… where we get to meet with distributors, retailers, other manufacturers, designers, educators and authors. We get to gush about all of the wonderful new things that have developed. New fabric lines, handy gadgets, innovative patterns, and new product launches — it can be pretty exciting. This time, our booth is jam-packed with greatness and we’re just as excited as always! For those of you not attending this weekend, we thought it only fair to give a little sneak peek into what’s happening, the products to watch out for and the projects that give them life.

Our booth — chock full of goodness!

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[Pictured at right, Divide & Conquer Quilt by Elizabeth Dackson of Don’t Call Me Betsy, Quilt Local by Heather Jones, Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson, Sew Adorkable by Samarra Khaja & The Recycled T-Shirt by Jenelle Monotilone!]

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[Coffee Sleeves by Bree Wernimont of My Crafty Crap, Coasters by Nancy Spaulding of Baby Rozen Design, Throw Pillow by Jackie White of Jackie’s Art Quilts.]

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[Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline]

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[Vacant only during set-up, of course!!]

The NItty Gritty

Market-Interfacing

Pellon® interfacings have been around for over 50 years. They are the industry go-to and have become so well-known that many people use ‘Pellon’ to refer to interfacing in general, just as we may sometimes call a tissue a ‘Kleenex’. Over the years, our product line has expanded and we now offer a wide range of interfacings and stabilizers in the areas of Apparel, Crafts & Home Décor, Quilting, Fusible Webs & Adhesives and Embroidery. If you have a sewing project planned, we’ve got what you need to get that desired professional finish! Just look at the Mabel Vintage Handbag by Alicia Wietholter of Swoon Sewing Patterns. She used Peltex® to create that fantastic structure. The bag sample shown was sewn by Laurette Chandler.

Market-FiberFill

Whether you’re looking for a basic polyester fill, a latex fill or the softest, most luxurious fill you’ve ever worked with… we’ve got you covered;). Seriously – Perfect Loft® is a personal favorite. It was once described as feeling like a pile of sleeping kittens… no joke! The Reading Corner Pouf project above was created by us for Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores using our Basic Fill. It is a quick project that will add a little personality to a child’s room or even a classroom.

Market-Notions

Our packaged interfacings make everything more convenient. In a rush and need some SF101 to finish up a project? No problem! Run to your local Fabric & Craft store, hit the packaged notions aisle, grab what you need and head to the check-out. No more waiting in the cutting line! The Reversible Placements by Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios (pictured above) are a quick and easy project that can be made with a package of 987F!

 

 

If you’re in Houston, we’d love to see you! Swing on by Booth #1248, check everything out in person, ask us anything! We are here for you!

Machine Quilting with Style — Christa Watson

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If you’ve been following along with the Machine Quilting with Style Blog Hop… you made it! We are one of the last stops on this incredibly inspiring quilting journey and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ve been oogling all of the featured quilts, checking out interviews, and reading reviews from the amazing bloggers and just feel so honored to be a small part of the action.

It was about 10 months ago that I first connected with Christa. She was well on her way with this book and impressed me immediately. She’d been introduced to Pellon® Batting by a friend and knew right away that she wanted to work with a few different varieties for the book. I love that she went straight for what I call our ‘specialty battings’ — the Soy Blend and the Wool. Both battings are simply terrific — completely different and both magnificent to work with.

Little did I know when we first spoke just how amazing this book would be. I’ll admit it… I’m not a quilter. Thus far, I’ve only made simple throw quilts. I’ve only recently started small things like table runners and have just cracked the surface on making my own binding. I have a free-motion foot, but I’ve never actually used it. Christa’s book makes me feel like so much more is possible. She does a wonderful job of breaking down all of the steps — which batting to use, how to select the right thread, how to lay everything out on your home machine, how to use the walking foot, how to free motion quilt… the list goes on. She even explains different types of stitches and techniques and when to use them. This book is such a must-have for beginners (like me!) and experienced quilters alike.

Today’s feature quilt on the Blog Tour is Focal Point. It is one of my favorites, which is fabulous since it’s one of the quilts that uses our Soy Blend batting. See below for Christa’s stunning work and make sure to visit Amy Garro over at 13spools.com for more quilty goodness.

THE INSPIRATION

Focal Point from Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson (Martingale) -- Image by Brent Kane

Focal Point from Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson (Martingale) — Image by Brent Kane

Lightning from Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson (Martingale) -- Image by Brent Kane

Lightning from Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson (Martingale) — Image by Brent Kane

Pearl Gray from Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson (Martingale) -- Image by Brent Kane

Pearl Gray from Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson (Martingale) — Image by Brent Kane

THE BOOK

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After all the hype, I’m sure you’re ready to snag your own copy? Machine Quilting with Style is now available via Martingale and Amazon. Go ahead — be inspired!

THE QUILT ALONG
Christa will be doing a quilt along in January and YOU get to vote for your favorite quilt. Whichever quilt receives the most votes is the quilt along she’ll do. Won’t that be fun??

Click here to voice your opinion and join in on the fun!

THE GIVEAWAY
We couldn’t resist a giveaway to go along with all of the book raves! Christa used our Legacy by Pellon® Soy Blend Batting on both Focal Point and Lightning and our Legacy by Pellon® 100% Wool Batting for Pearl Gray. To celebrate, we’d like to gift one Throw-Sized package of each to one lucky winner. Even better? Christa has graciously offered up an e-copy of her book as well. Simply leave a comment below letting us know what you love most about the art of quilting!

Giveaway is open until 11:59pmEST on Thursday, Oct. 1. We’ll draw a winner and announce on Friday, Oct. 2. This giveaway is open to US & Canada only.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED — Congratulations to Claudia, #112:) — We’ve emailed you to coordinate the shipping of your prize!

THE SCHEDULE
This amazing blog hop kicked off on 9/14. We’d highly recommend checking out some of the posts below. Some showcase quilts from the book, some offer thoughts and reflections, and many offer some fabulous giveaways. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea!), a light snack and settle in for a serious dose of inspiration!

These stops all feature quilts from the book:

Additional stops on the hop are available from the awesome people listed below (we’re last!!) We’re all sharing our insights including book reviews, interviews, sample blocks, and other interesting content (and giveaways!) you won’t want to miss.

Thanks again to Christa for including us!

 

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour

These last two weeks have been so much fun! Who knew that  product launch could inspire this much:). We’ve been so impressed with all of the projects from our lovely lineup of designers and have had a bit of fun playing with the new products ourselves. So, now that we’re all dying to make something new with these new products of ours, let’s take a quick moment to review what they are and where you can find them:).

Flex-Foam™ — Available as a Sew-in, 1-Sided Fusible & 2-Sided Fusible
Pellon® Flex-Foam™ is a lightweight sew-in stabilizer consisting of a layer of foam sandwiched between two layers of soft fabric. It is excellent for use in crafts, accessories, and home décor projects for an elegant finished look. It can be used in place of or in addition to other stabilizers. Flex-Foam is a breeze to sew through and adds shape and body to projects such as computer cases, eyeglass cases, purses, tote bags, cup holders, diaper bags, and more! It is compatible with a wide variety of fabrics. Let your imagination run wild!

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FF77 – Flex-Foam Sew-In, 20″ width
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– Flex-Foam Sew-In, 60″ width
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– Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible, 20″ x 10 yard board
FF78F1R – Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible, 60″ x 10 yard roll
FF79F2 – Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible, 20″ x 10 yard board
FF79F2R – Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible, 60″ x 10 yard roll

Available for purchase in-stores and online at HancockFabrics.com AND online at Joann.com, Amazon.com & Overstock.com. Product is also now available to our wholesale distributors, so make sure to check with your local fabric or quilt shop as well!

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Here is a sneak peek at two new projects that will soon be available for FREE on PellonProjects.com.

Succulent Wall Planters by Pellon Projects - Uses FF78F1

Succulent Wall Planters by Pellon Projects – Uses FF78F1

Lined Serving Tray by Pellon Projects - Uses FF79F2

Lined Serving Tray by Pellon Projects – Uses FF79F2

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A quick recap of the tour’s fabulous posts and projects: (click the image to head to the coordinating blog post)

Ethel, A Swoon Sewing Pattern by Alicia Miller -- Uses FF78F1 Flex Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Ethel, A Swoon Sewing Pattern by Alicia Miller — Uses FF78F1 Flex Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Zipper Pull using Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible by Emily Lang of Mommy's Nap Time

Zipper Pull using Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible by Emily Lang of Mommy’s Nap Time

The One-Hour Basket by Angela Pingel - Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

The One-Hour Basket by Angela Pingel – Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Quilted Flex-Foam by Bree Wernimont - Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Quilted Flex-Foam by Bree Wernimont – Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse - Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In (we couldn't resist!)

Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse – Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In (we couldn’t resist!)

The Jackson Nap Mat by Pellon Projects for Hancock Fabrics - Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In or Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

The Jackson Nap Mat by Pellon Projects for Hancock Fabrics – Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In or Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Tara's Campus Clutch by Nancy Spaulding for Pellon Projects - Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided and 2-Sided Fusibles

Tara’s Campus Clutch by Nancy Spaulding for Pellon Projects – Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided and 2-Sided Fusibles

Ultimate Art Organizer by Sew Sweetness - Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Ultimate Art Organizer by Sew Sweetness – Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Grab-N-Go Changing Pad by Lisa Ruble for Pellon Projects - Uses Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible

Grab-N-Go Changing Pad by Lisa Ruble for Pellon Projects – Uses Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible

Quilted Tote Bag by Anjeanette Klinder - Uses Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible

Quilted Tote Bag by Anjeanette Klinder – Uses Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible

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We hope that you enjoyed everything as much as we did! Stay tuned for more great new projects coming soon! Happy Weekend:)

Flex-Foam™ 2-Sided Fusible Tote

Our final guest post on the Fusible Flex-Foam blog tour comes from Pellon Project Designer Anjeanette Klinder. She was so excited about the product and could only think about how perfect it would be for a tote. She was particularly interested in using the Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible and she was right… it’s perfect!

Tote by Anjeanette Klinder

Anjeanette fused the Flex-Foam 2-Sided to both the exterior and the interior fabrics, did a bit of quilting to take advantage of the foam’s loft, and finished it all off with binding to cover the seams. We think it’s absolutely stunning! Head on over to her blog to read more about her process.

Tote by Anjeanette Klinder

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Don’t forget to check in with all of the fabulous designers who were involved with our Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour. We’ve loved hearing all about their experiences, getting sneak peeks at new projects and getting a handful of fabulous new FREE projects to try on our own.

Come back here tomorrow for a full recap, a list of where to buy, and a few other ideas for how to use all varieties of our fabulous new Flex-Foam!

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour:
9/8 – Pellon
9/8 – Swoon Sewing Patterns
9/9 – Mommy’s Nap Time
9/10 – Cut to Pieces
9/11 – My Crafty Crap
9/12– Sew Caroline
9/13 – Pellon
9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
9/16 – Love to Color My World
9/17 – Anjeanette Klinder
9/18 – Pellon

The Ultimate Art Organizer

Today, we get to hang out with Sara of Sew Sweetness! If you’ve been following along with us for a while, you know that Sara has been Pellon Project Designer for over 4 years. She was actually one of the first and we simply adore working with her. You also know that she is pretty amazing at putting together some fabulous bag patterns. We just had to send her some samples of the new Fusible Flex-Foam to let her try it out, get her opinion and see what she could make with it. We are never, ever, disappointed when working with Sara;).

Introducing the Ultimate Art Organizer:

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This one is currently with Sara’s testers and will be available as a pattern soon. She used the Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible Interfacing on the exterior pieces and has some great things to say about her experience. Click on over to her blog to read all about it!

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Don’t forget to follow along with all of our fabulous designers all week for impressions on our new Fusible Flex-Foam products, new projects, reviews and more!

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour:
9/8 – Pellon
9/8 – Swoon Sewing Patterns
9/9 – Mommy’s Nap Time
9/10 – Cut to Pieces
9/11 – My Crafty Crap
9/12– Sew Caroline
9/13 – Pellon
9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
9/16 – Love to Color My World
9/17 – Anjeanette Klinder
9/18 – Pellon

 

Tara’s Campus Clutch

Today’s feature project comes from a brand new Project Designer for Pellon, Nancy Spaulding of Baby Rozen Design. We are so thrilled to welcome her to the team and can’t wait to see all of the gorgeous creations that she’ll contribute. We’ve had our eye on her thanks to her gorgeously sewn handbags and feel so fortunate that she created a brand new pattern to share with us and all of you!

Nancy had the opportunity to work with both the 1-Sided and 2-Sided Fusible versions of our Flex-Foam™. You can read all about what she thought over on her blog today!

Tara's Campus Clutch by Nancy Spaulding for Pellon Projects

Tara’s Campus Clutch 
This clutch is the absolute perfect size. It is roomy enough to fit all of the essentials while still being small enough to just grab and go. Toss it in a large tote to keep everything organized, or take it solo for a night out. It’s particularly fabulous for back-to-college gals looks for a bag to show off a little personality! Clutch Finished Dimensions: 12″ Wide x 8″ Tall x 2″ Deep

Materials List
— 1/2 yard Exterior Main Fabric
— 1/2 yard Lining/Contrast Fabric
— 2″ Bias binding Strips (if making the strips, cut 2 on bias, 2″ x WOF)
— 1 yard Pellon® FF79F2 Flex-Foam™ 2-Sided Fusible Interfacing
— 1/4 yard Pellon® FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible Interfacing
— 1/2 yard Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
— 2 packages bias piping (optional)
— One 14″ zipper
— 1 Twist lock set

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Iron and ironing surface

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, tag us (@pellonprojects) on Instagram OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

Tara's Campus Clutch by Nancy Spaulding for Pellon Projects

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Don’t forget to follow along with all of our fabulous designers all week for impressions on our new Fusible Flex-Foam products, new projects, reviews and more!

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour:
9/8 – Pellon
9/8 – Swoon Sewing Patterns
9/9 – Mommy’s Nap Time
9/10 – Cut to Pieces
9/11 – My Crafty Crap
9/12– Sew Caroline
9/13 – Pellon
9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
9/16 – Love to Color My World
9/17 – Anjeanette Klinder
9/18 – Pellon

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Nancy SpauldingOriginally from Arkansas, Nancy is now a proud transplant living in the beautiful state of Vermont. She is a wife, a mother of 4, a veteran, an artist, a business owner, a sewing pattern designer, a graphic designer, and an aspiring fabric designer! She LOVEs all things fabric and always say if it can be made of fabric, she can make it!

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