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Born in Maryland but became a Pennsylvanian in 1993. Have a great family with children and grandchildren!  Interests in sewing and quilting. Like watching NASCAR races. 
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Candy Hearts Table Runner Tutorial

Valentine's Day is approaching and I saw this tutorial that looked so pretty and that would be great to make for Valentine's Day. It is from the Farm Wife Journal Blog . 

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Candy Hearts Table Runner Tutorial 

Our kitchen table needed a little brightening up for Valentine's Day. I searched through my fabric stash and found the aqua pieces of Sew Cherry by Lori Holt. I love this fabric!! Then found a few scrap fabrics that coordinated. I love it when I can just shop my stash!
The table runner is made with an uneven nine patch blocks and heart appliqué blocks. This was quick and easy to put together.
Here is a tutorial so you can make a Candy Heart Table Runner too.

Materials
1 1/2 yards of white back ground Fabric
1/2 yard of red fabric for heart and binding
1/2 yard of aqua for uneven nine patch blocks
Scraps of coordinating fabric for heart blocks
Batting (I used scraps. It is so nice to use up those little bits of leftover batting)

From the white background fabric cut:
4- 3 inch strip width of fabric (WOF)
2- 2 1/4 inch strip WOF
5- 6 1/2 inch squares

From aqua cut:
2- 2 1/4 inch strip WOF
1- 3 inch strip WOF

From red cut:
3- 2 1/2 inch strips WOF for binding

From scraps:
Cut five hearts

For the Heart blocks
 Cut a piece of paper 6 1/2 inches square. Fold in half and draw half a heart on the fold. Make sure that you leave enough room for seam allowances. Cut along your drawn shape to make a heart.
 Use your paper heart as a pattern and appliqué your scrap hearts to the center of the white blocks. I used needle turn appliqué.  I traced the heart on to freezer paper then cut it out and ironed it to the right side of my scrap fabric. Shiny side down. Then traced the heart shape into the fabric. Clipping the curves I stitch the hearts to the blocks.
For the Uneven Nine Patch Blocks
For the first strip set sew 2 1/4 inch white strips to both sides of the 3 inch color strip.
 For the second strip set sew 2 1/4 inch aqua strips to both sides of the 3 inch white strip.
From the first strip set cut 5- 3 inch blocks.

From the second strip set cut 10- 2 1/4 inch blocks.

 Sew a 2 1/4 block to either side of the 3 inch block to make an uneven nine patch block. Make 5 uneven nine patch blocks. Should be 6 1/2 inch blocks.
Now alternate the heart blocks and the nine patch blocks so that you have two rows of 5 blocks. Sew together to form rows then sew your rows together.
Add borders. Make your quilt sandwich. I machine stitched in the ditch between all the blocks and in the seams if the uneven nine patch blocks. Then I used floss to stitch around the hearts and in the border.
Add binding.
 All done!! A bright fun Candy Hearts Table Runner!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Still busy...

Last year I had bought some ABC panels that I was going to make wall hangings for my granddaughters. Today I got up and decided I would make one for my daughter. She does daycare in her house and this would help the children to learn their ABCs. So I used one panel and put borders on it with bright colors (I like bright colors!), added batting, and fabric for the back. Voila! (that's French), here it is:



So let me know what you think and any ideas that you have for the next three,

I have been busy.....

Hi! I have been busy doing some of the projects that I previously posted. I made another chalkboard placemat for one of my granddaughters. The colors are brighter and it shows up better. The black chalk fabric had to be primed first and that is why it looks hazy. Priming consists of rubbing chalk on it. Here is the link for directions: We All Sew .


The next thing that I did was finally sew a zippered bag. I have always been scared to death to sew zippers. I guess you could call me a zipperlockhead! I saw this on tutorial on Pinterest and finally tried it. The pinners said it was a good tutorial and was easy. It even has a lining! I need to do another one because this one was my first. It turned out OK but I learned a lot and thought of various modifications. Hope you like it. Here is the link for the tutorial  Zipper Lined Pouch Tutorial



The last thing that I tried was modifying the lemon bar recipe. I used strawberry pie filling instead of the lemon. The recipe is easy - 2 ingredients - angel food cake and pie filling. It is just so good!!! I haven't decided which one I like better. Future bars could be cherry, blueberry, and apple. Here is a link for the directions:2 Ingredient Lemon Bars



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Drawing made out of thread by Amanda McCavour

Here is another drawing made from thread on fabric that disappears in water. This just amazes me! Amanda McCavour is definitely artistic! What do you think?





 farewell-kingdom:
Drawing made out of thread by Amanda McCavour

Friday, March 02, 2012

Bunny Bag Tutorial



Bunny Bag Tutorial

This is a great Easter gift that you can make for your children or grandchildren. It's a bunny bag. This is the site that you can go to for the tutorial: http://www.red-brolly.com/red-brolly/2011/03/its-bunny-time.html

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cute Tote Tutorial


Today I found a tote tutorial that is so cute! It is on a blog that is written in German but you can use the “translate” option on Google to see the instructions in English.
Here is the link: http://geliebteszuhause.blogspot.com/2011/06/anleitung-genahte-einkaufstasche.html


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fabric Houses Tutorial


I saw one of these dollhouses on Pinterest and thought it was so cute. I have added the link for the tutorial so you can make them yourself . This would make a nice Easter gift for a child or even a birthday gift. The pictures show some houses or barns that be for a boy or a girl.
I am planning to try it, too. It looks like so much fun! I may just make them for my granddaughters.

 http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html