Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Persimmon Punch}

Hi there! I hope you all had a good week!  We have a lovely bundle to share with you today! Melanie, from Mostly Crafty is sharing a fun project featuring this week's bundle - be sure to scroll down for the details! 



Persimmon Punch

This week's bundle highlights the lovely Hazelwood floral along with our picks for amazing blenders!   We love the persimmon color in this bundle!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Hazelwood Peonies Cloud - Moda
  2. Just Color Red - Studio E
  3. Basically Low Typewriter Text Gray - Red Rooster
  4. Pixies Square Dot Blender Lime - Ink & Arrow
  5. Grunge Hits the Spot White Paper - Moda
  6. Strawberry Moon Petit Henna Garden Meadow - Michael Miller
  7. Hazelwood Leaves Persimmon - Moda
  8. Sewing School Text Green - Ella Blue


I am loving the main print in this bundle! So pretty and all those blenders just compliment it so well! Melanie used today's bundle to create this lovely project! Be sure to stop over by her blog for all the details!



Talk to you soon,


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Halloween Mystery Quilt Sew Along!

Hi there!! I have been dying to tell you guys about a new Sew Along we are starting next month! It's a Mystery Sew Along - and I would love for you to join me!

Since it's a "Mystery Quilt" I can only tell you a few things:


  • It is a Halloween Quilt
  • It is 36" x 36" 
  • We have kits available - with backing and binding INCLUDED.  
  • I will post every Thursday - starting in August and it will go for five weeks.
  • I will include a PDF download each week so you can easily print of the instructions for each week. 
  • Skill level would be a confident beginner - this quilt is traditionally pieced.  
Now let's get to the fabric we selected for this Mystery Quilt!

Purchase Kit HERE


Here is the posting schedule: 

August 17
August 24
August 31
September 7
September 14

So be sure to pick up a kit before they sell out - and come sew with me next month! :) 


Talk to you soon!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Clearance Sale!

Hi there! We have an awesome sale to tell you about today!! This is a great time to stock up on yardage - especially quilt backings! :) 



Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday

What's included?


everything listed in these categories:

under $4
$4-5
$5-6
$6-7
$7-8
over $8


{ excludes *limited time specials* category }



Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Homemade Lemonade}

Hi there! I hope you all had a good week!  We have a fun and refreshing bundle to share with you today! Be sure to scroll down to see what I made using today's Friday Bundle Batch: 



Homemade Lemonade 


This week's bundle features some bright & cute Lemon Squeezy fabrics from Benartex/Contempo!  Lemon yellow + Fuschia + Lime green!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Lemon Squeezy Lemon Toss on Lemonade Yellow - Benartex/Contempo
  2. Garden Splendor Green Polka Dots - Robert Kaufman
  3. Toscana Fuchsia - Northcott
  4. Happy Day Dots Yellow - Riley Blakek
  5. Lemon Squeezy Signs on Hot Pink - Benartex/Contempo
  6. KimberBell Basics Green Dots - Maywood Studio
  7. Lemon Squeezy Lemon Toss on White - Benartex/Contempo
  8. Glorious Hummingbirds Yellow Scrolls - Benartex



Isn't this bundle so fun and summery?!  I had a lot of fun sewing with these lemonade prints!

I decided to make a simple table topper out of the bundle and I love how it turned out! This is a BIG block - but it is super simple to put together! 



The great thing about this project is that you can make the entire project with a FQ bundle and a little extra white background fabric!  The other awesome thing is that this can easily be made in an afternoon! I love quick projects!



Alright, let's get started!
Supplies:
1 Homemade Lemonade Bundle
1/4 yard of white

Cutting:

From white:
 8 - 2 7/8" squares cut in half diagonally (A)
4 - 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" rectangles (B)

From pink lemonade print:
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles (B)
1 - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square (C)
3 - 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares cut twice diagonally (E)

From green:
4 - 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" squares (D)

From yellow:
6 - 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares cut twice diagonally (E)

From white lemonade print:
3 - 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" squares cut twice diagonally (E)
4 - 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" squares (F)



  • Start by sewing a pink b unit and white b unit together.  Press. Make 4.  
  • Then make your square in a square units.  Start by sewing two A triangles to opposite sides of your D square.  Press.  Then sew the two remaining sides on and press.  Make 4.


  • Assemble hourglass units.  Sew a pink and yellow E triangle together and press.  Sew a white and yellow E triangle and press.  Then sew the two units together and press. Make 12. 
  • Sew three hourglass blocks together and press. Make two sets. 
  • Sew three hourglass blocks together and an F square on either side and press. Make two sets. 



  • Sew your hourglass rows to the top and bottom and press. Then add your other two strips to the left and right side and press. 
  • Add your pink border.  First measure the width of your block and cut a strip that measure Width x 2 1/2" and sew a strip to the top and bottom.  
  • Measure the length and then cut a strip that measures the Length of block x 2 1/2"  - sew a strip to each side.  Press. 



Now you are ready to baste, quilt and bind with your preferred method!  I pieced my backing with the leftover fat quarters and used the yellow print to bind.


I hope you enjoy making this fun summer project!

Talk to you soon,



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dresden Table Runner {Tutorial}



Hi there! I have a lovely new project to share with you today!  I am a long time fan of Dresden Blocks - and when I saw this beautiful fabric by Brenda Riddle - I knew I had to make some Dresden Blocks out of it!  It was like a match made in quilting heaven! :) 



I couldn't just stop at one Dresden, I had to make three....I could have probably made 20 of these lovelies, but I thought a table runner would be absolutely perfect.  I added some simple strips between the Dresden blocks - and voila - a perfect, pretty table runner!  

Dresden Table Runner KIT
45" x 12"
 If you have always wanted to make a dresden project, but didn't want to commit to a quilt - this is the perfect project for you!  If you are new to making this block - then I highly recommend buying the Easy Dresden Ruler - it is a huge time saver and you can use it to make all different sizes of Dresden Blocks! 

Dresden Table Runner KIT

I love how soft the colors are in this fabric, and the tiny florals are absolutely perfect for this project.  I chose to do the larger print on the backing - which is absolutely stunning!  If you buy a kit - the backing and binding is included! So you don't have to worry about buying it separately! It's all in one pretty little package - ready for you to cut and sew!

Dresden Table Runner KIT


( I have included a paper template for the dresden blades - but you can purchase a Dresden Ruler separately here)



I hope you enjoy making this lovely project!

Talk to you soon,


Monday, July 10, 2017

Raspberry and Cream BOM {Four Patches}


Hi there! Today I am ready to share my Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone blocks for my Raspberry and Cream Quilt! 


Double Four Patch:
Make 4 Double Four Patch Blocks


Stepping Stone Block:
Make 14 Stepping Stone Blocks

I spent all weekend working on my quilt! I was able to complete all my Double Four Patch blocks and my Stepping Stone Blocks.  I did speed up the process by strip piecing the 4 patches - instead of cutting 2" squares - I cut them into strips - and then proceeded to make my four patches.  I am all about saving time and making thing easier!



I love how these blocks turned out!  They are so pretty and I really enjoyed working on them all weekend! :) Next month I will share my setting blocks! I can't believe we are almost done with this quilt!





Here is the schedule for the block of the month:


Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 15
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

If you are following along, post your pictures to Instagram and use the hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio

Talk to you soon! 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Garden Bug}

Hi there! I hope you all enjoyed your week!  We have a fun bundle to share with you today!  Be sure to scroll down to see what I made using this week's Friday Bundle Batch! 

Garden Bug 


This week's bundle features ladybugs, small dots & blenders - with orange as the focal color!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Luv Bugs Orange Floral - Benartex/Kanvas
  2. Small Dots White/Orange - Riley Blake
  3. Just Color Red - Studio E
  4. Imagine Plus's Black - Windham
  5. Painter's Canvas Tangerine - Michael Miller
  6. Basically Low Typewriter Text Black - Red Rooster
  7. Basic Brights Red Gingham - Windham
  8. Swiss Dots Orange with White Dots - Riley Blake


I had so much fun with these fabrics!  I really love the focal print in the bundle - that's where I got my inspiration for this table topper.  This is a simple project - I just made a nine patch block and then added some corner triangles to make the block "on point" - that way I had some free space to add some cute appliquéd flowers!



I used the main flower in the orange print as my inspiration for the appliqué  - and created these cute daisy flowers and placed them in each corner.  I secured the appliqué on with some fun sketch stitching in black thread - I love this type of stitching because it is supposed to be imperfect and it really makes those flowers stand out! 



For the quilting, I did some small meandering all around the background fabric and straight line quilting within the nine patch block.  I love to combine both types of quilting - it creates a really fun texture!

21" x 21"

Alright let's get started!

Supplies: 

Cutting: 

For Blocks:
4 - 4.5" x 4.5" squares (A)
10 - 2.5" x 2.5" squares (B)
12 - 2.5" x 2.5" squares (C)

From Red:
6 - 1 1/4" x 4.5" strips (D)
4 - 1 1/4" x 14" strips (E)
2 - 1 1/4" x 15.5" strips (F)

From background: 
2 - 12" x 12" squares cut once diagonally (G)








Now you are ready to baste, quilt and bind with your preferred methods.  I pieced my backing with the remaining fabric from my bundle! So you can make this entire project with just the bundle and a little extra background fabric! 


I hope you enjoy making this cute topper!

Talk to you soon!


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