The Wonderful World of Fiber Fill!

In case you missed last week’s post, we’re working on a 4-part series on great new projects to make using some key sale items at your local Meijer Stores. Last week, it was all about pillows. This week we’re looking at fun stuffed projects that require using a bit of  fiber fill rather than a fixed size Pillow Form.

From pin cushions to floor poufs, nursery mobiles to baby dolls, the project uses for fiber fill are endless. It is incredibly versatile and really supports a tremendous amount of creativity. There are so many fun projects out there, but we’d also love to see what you might come with on your own!

The FiberFill: Pellon® Perfect Loft® Cluster Fiber Fill, Forever Loft Natural Latex Fill, & Basic Fill.

Head on over to your local Meijer to grab a few at 25% off — the sales lasts for one more week, until February 12!

We’re inspired by:

[Clockwise from top left: Valentine Necklaces in Liberty of London by Purl Bee, Polar Bear Floor Pillow by Beatnik Kids, Stitched Caravan Pincushion Project by Carolyn Letten for Crafts Beautiful, Custom Stuffies by Maker Maker,The Josephine Doll by While She Naps, Mini Pincushion by Minki’s Work Table]

Pellon Projects we LOVE: 

[Clockwise from left: 1 Sheep 2 Sheep Wall Hanging by Jackie White, Counting Bags by Pellon, Hot Air Balloon Mobile by Pellon, Pin Me Pincushion by Madame Samm, Summer Taffy Bolster Pillow by Susie Layman]

In case you need just a bit more inspiration, check out our ‘Sewing: Stuffed!‘ Pinterest board. Something is bound to catch your eye! Pinterest-Stuffed

Head on down to Meijer, grab some fiberfill** and update your home today! We can’t wait to see what you make!

** Assortment may vary by store.

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CHA Mega Show 2015

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With rows upon rows of booths featuring the hottest crafting tools, classrooms filled to the brim with students eager for a hands-on experience, and networking events geared toward expanding professional reach while building new and lasting relationships, the Craft & Hobby Association’s MEGA Show is truly the DIY enthusiast’s playground. The event brings together the best of the best in the trade and offers countless opportunities to learn, create and educate.

CHA — 2015 Mega Show (Trade Only)
January 9-13, 2015 — Anaheim Convention Center, CA
Education programs begin: January 9
Marketplace opens: January 10
Booths to note:
Fabric Editions — #2013
Fiskars — #2010
Create + Craft TV — #2485, #2495 & #2585
The McCall Pattern Company — #1631
Notions Marketing — #2335
Simplicity Creative Group — #1375 & #1481
F&W Media — #1713

While we won’t be exhibiting, you’ll still see our products around and you’ll even have the opportunity to try a few out thanks to our friends at Fabric Editions and renowned designer Rebekah Meier. We’ll be sharing a sneak peek with more info on Saturday morning, so stay tuned!

Please note that this show is trade only. We know that leaves a bunch of you readers out, so we’ll share photos and updates when we can to keep you in the know!

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** Welcome image shown is for the 2015 show. All other images are from CHA Mega Show 2014. Images are courtesy of CHA.

New 90″ Wide Batting

Say hello to our new 90″ width batting, now available at your local Walmart!  Our Nature’s Touch™ & Quilter’s Touch™ batting is the same high-quality batting you’ve come to love with a brand new width. A typical queen-sized quilt is 90″ x 108″. When you buy 3 yards you’ll have enough for a queen…How handy is that?

Pellon® Nature’s Touch™ 100% Natural Cotton Batting w/Scrim – 90″ width
Nature’s Touch™ 100% Natural Cotton Batting with scrim is made of 100% Ultra Clean Cotton fibers which provide softness and durability. Quilters and crafters trust and love natural cotton due to the time proven qualities it lends to all projects. Cotton shrinks 3-5% [pre-soak as needed). The lightweight and soft stabilizing scrim binder provides strength and allows for a stitching area of up to 8-10″ apart.

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Suggested projects:
bigbuckettote   pixelpillow   bestbib   floatingfourpatch
[L to R: Big Bucket Tote by Jennifer Mathis, Pixel Pillow by Kati Spencer, Best Bib on the Block by Kim Niedzwiecki, Floating Four Patch by Connie Watkins]

Pellon® Nature’s Touch™ 100% White Cotton Batting w/Scrim – 90″ width
Nature’s Touch™ 100% Natural Cotton Batting with scrim is made of 100% Ultra Clean Cotton fibers which provide softness and durability. White cotton is ideal for light colored quilts as it reduces the risk of show-through. Cotton shrinks 3-5% [pre-soak as needed). The lightweight and soft stabilizing scrim binder provides strength and allows for a stitching area of up to 8-10″ apart.

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Suggested projects:
snowchick   divideandconquer
[L: Snowflake the Snow Chick by Anjeanette Klinder, R: Divide and Conquer Quilt by Elizabeth Dackson]

Pellon® Quilter’s Touch® 100% Polyester Batting – 90″ width
Quilter’s Touch™ 100% Polyester Batting is soft yet durable and provides an ideal loft that quilters and crafters trust and love. Siliconized Polyester has time proven features that provide loft and definition to projects.  Polyester shrinks 0-3% [no need to pre-soak]. The lightweight and soft stabilizing scrim binder gives strength and allows for a stitching area of up to 4″ apart.

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Suggested projects:
picnicbag   sweetandtiny
[L: Picnic Bag & Blanket by Beverly McCullough, R: Sweet & Tiny Keychain by Emily Lang]

Questions? Ask us!! Ready to get started? Find your local Walmart and grab your supplies now!

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Back to School — Pellon® & Birch Fabrics

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We’re super excited about today’s post as it marks a fabulous new relationship with Birch Fabrics. We love their collections and are especially taken with Fort Firefly by Teagan White. The colors are perfect for the coming Fall season and the illustrations hint at fairytales and wonder. We’ve got a fun project coming for you later this week with a few of these fabulous prints, but were also thrilled to collaborate with Birch on another project by one of their designers, Christina McKinney.

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Not only are these little nested fabric bins adorable, they are incredibly functional. They would be perfect to spruce up your office, for extra storage in the baby’s room, for special events and more. Christina’s tutorial is super easy to follow and uses a simple combo of Fort Firefly fabrics and Pellon® 809 Décor-Bond®.

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For the full tutorial, visit the Birch Fabrics blog 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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Screen Shot 2013-09-04 at 2.44.33 PMBirch Fabrics was created in an effort to provide an environmentally friendly cotton alternative to the quilting and crafting community. We at Birch Fabrics believe that the sustainability of our planet begins with consciousness, and can be successful with real action. That’s why our fabric is produced from 100% organic cotton, and printed with low impact dyes.

Birch Fabrics, mixes retro style with whimsical juvenile accents that lend themselves perfectly to nursery bedding, while still being sophisticated enough for pillows on your sofa, or curtains in your craft room.

Learn more about Birch Fabrics and stay apprised of updates by visiting their blog:
www.birchfabrics.blogspot.com

[text taken from the Birch Fabrics website]

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Welcome!

Welcome to Pellon Projects™! We are SO excited to finally have a creative outlet through which to promote the quilters, sewers and crafters that we so dearly love. If you haven’t had a chance, head to our full website to explore the wide variety of projects available for free download. The projects are contributed by artisans who love Pellon® products. They make beautiful things and share them with us so that we can share them with you! We hope that the site will serve as a source of inspiration for you, your friends and your family. Have a question about a project or one of our talented artists? Let us know. Interested in becoming a Pellon Projects™ artist? We’re always looking for new talent, so drop us a line here!

More than anything, we want to hear what you think. Tell us about your favorite fabrics, interfacings, sewing machines and more. What about crafting and quilting gets you excited? Who inspired you to get started? We love a good story!!