Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Coming in 2016!

Sew Incredibly Crazy

Stay tuned for more info coming soon about this exciting blog hop!

Thanks, Amy, for all your work to put this together!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Folded Fabric Christmas Ornaments

I am making these pretty folded fabric ornaments for family and a few very special quilty friends.

I saw these at a quilt show and bought one to figure out how to make them.

After making a few I did a search online and

I found a video tutorial for making these ornaments 

Here is a pictorial of how I made my ornament:

I cut two circles of contrasting fabrics.

I used a 7 and 1/2 inch dessert plate for a template.

My finished ornaments are about 3 and 1/2 inches square.

I made two ornaments with the same fabrics,
one with the dark print on the top 
and one with the white and gold metallic on the top.

Sandwich right sides or circles together.

With 1/4 inch foot, stitch around the edge leaving an opening to turn the fabrics right side out.

Turn and use a tool to smooth into a circle.

Press to make a crisp edge circle.

Topstitch 1/4 inch from edge.

Fold into quarters and sew two opposite centers together.

Fold one of the other sides and and stitch.

Fold last side in ad stitch.

Without cutting thread, hand press into a square.

Add a decorative button to the center
and then knot and cut thread.

Fold over corners and hand press flat.

Add a hanger to one corner using pearl cotton and tapestry needle.

Stitch up and down through fold in corner and knot thread.

Here is one of these ornaments on my Christmas Tree!

Linking up with

Ornament Exchange Linky Party @ Sew We Stitch

Lots of pretty ornaments in the links.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

Katniss loves when Christmas comes to our house.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Very Everly Christmas!

Christmas came early ...

for our grand-darling and us!

We have been to the PNW to visit our daughter and family.

We arrived well before Thanksgiving and the day after this wonderful feast,
my girl set up her Christmas tree so we could celebrate an
early Christmas with them before we flew home.

It was so much fun to see Everly playing with her new toys.

Now we are home and setting up our own tree.

May the Christmas spirit fill you with love and joy!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Quilty Find!

is featured on

Quilty Finds Daily Free Quilt Patterns

 Quilty Finds

Spooky Sweet!

There are a lot of great free patterns on this site.

I did not make a spider web quilt this year,
but if you make or have made one from my tutorials,
I would love to see a photo.

Today is the last day of the

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop

Did you see all the wicked awesome creations in this spooktacular blog hop?

Thanks to all who shared their Halloween treats!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Toddler Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial

Toddler Trick or Treat Bag

Finished bag measures 8" by 10" with 7" handle

Fat Quarter Friendly Pattern 

Fabric Requirements

Outer bag fabric: cut 21" by 9" 

Bag Lining: 21" by 9"

Cuff:  18" by 7.5"

Handle:  16" by 4.5"

(For a small toddler, you may want to shorten the handle length an inch or two,
or even cut the bag pieces smaller.  Use your own good judgement.)

Fold outer fabric crosswise right sides together and sew two outer seams leaving the top open.

Turn right side out and repeat process to make the bag lining.

Sew cuff right sides together along short sides to form. tube.

Sew handle right sides together to form long tube.

Turn right side out and press.

Top stitch handle on each long side.

Press and nest bag outer layer and lining.

Top stitched a line of stitching 1/4 inch from outer side edges to hold these together securely.

Mark center of bag front and back.

Set the handle inside the bag with the folded edge down and align and pin 
to center of front and center back.

 Stay stitch the handle to the inside of the bag  1/8" from the top edge of the bag,
removing pins as you go. 

Press the seam on the cuff tube.

Fold cuff in half and press.

 Mark center of cuff.

Align to center of bag and pin to the outside of the bag through all layers
1/4" from the top edge of bag.

I switched to my heavy duty walking foot to sew through all these layers easily.

You will cover these raw edges in the next step.

Fold the cuff upward and press.

Fold cuff into the bag and sew 1/2" from top edge through all layers.

Be sure that your line of stitching covers the raw edges. 

Fold cuff outward and down and pull up handle.

Your bag is done and ready for little hands!

Happy Trick or Treating!

Halloween Haunt 2015

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Halloween Haunts Blog Hop

Trick or Treat!

Welcome to my stop on the

Halloween Haunts 2015 

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop

I made this trick or treat bag for my grand-darling Everly.

Everly is getting ready for her second Halloween.

Since Everly is three thousand miles away cannot come trick or treating at Grammy's house,
Grammy is sending her trick or treats in the mail.

Everly loves her "Goodnight Moon" board book and her mom and dad read
this to her every night before she goes to sleep.

So I thought she would love this "Goodnight Goon" board book.

I also got her a cute trick or treat card that ... um ... plays music when you open it.

I am sure her mom and dad will be thrilled with the spooky sounding card ... ;)

I decided to make her a fabric trick or treat bag to hold these treats.

I have had these bright Halloween fat quarters and fabric in my stash for some time.

Katniss helped me choose the fabrics for the bag.

I followed my own pattern idea on how to make this bag

For my Toddler Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial Click HERE

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