International Quilt Festival 2014

Market may be over, but International Quilt Festival is just getting started! Are you in Houston? We hope that you’ll come see us at booth #352!

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The Pellon/Legacy booth with loads of goodies!! (I spy the Snooze Dog Bed, Reversible Fabric Storage Bins & the Sunny Crib Quilt)

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from L to R: Legacy Longarm Distributors Jacki Bennett (Michigan), Victoria Rondeau (Florida), China Oiler (Houston) & Pellon‘s Darlene Christopherson.

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)

FrouFrou LindsayTote PixieHexi RedPoppy UrbanJungle

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free Project Sheets: (click on the image to download)
CountingBags  SnoozeDogBEd

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

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

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

Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Pellon® Style!

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

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

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from the other side!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What do you think??:)

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

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

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

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

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

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Houston Quilt Market 2014

Houston Quilt Market 2014

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

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

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

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

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Market Bag Giveaway

It’s been a long time coming, but our market giveaway is finally here! We had these snazzy little totes made up especially for Houston and stuffed them full of Pellon® goodies to give away at our booth. Now is your chance to win one of your own!

This bag contains:
1 pkg Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under®
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 725 Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® Cheesecloth
1 no-spill cup, 1 measuring tape, & 1 pen
& a handy little canvas tote

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To enter-to-win, tell us what your favorite booth was from Market. If you weren’t there in person, have no fear! Just check out one of the many round-ups right here. Please let us know in the comments and include a link-back if you’d like! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you’re our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

1. like us on Facebook
2. follow the blog (click the follow button in the right-hand sidebar)
3. follow our boards on Pinterest
4. follow us on Twitter
5. follow us on Instagram

Just make sure to post a separate comment telling us what you did for each entry.

We’ll accept entries up through midnight on Sunday, November 18th. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 19th.

Thanks and good luck!

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** please note that due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to participants in the US & Canada.