Monday, July 29, 2013

Blocks 28, 29, 30

I'm back in New Jersey while you are all reading this, drowning in a sea of packing boxes i'm sure.. but also trying to figure out a wedding date!! :)

More on that once it's been determined.. in the meantime..

block 28

block 29

little wonky, oh well :)
block 30

Thats another week in the bag, i'm pretty pleased with how i've been keeping up 
hoping that once the new job starts i'll be able to keep it up!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tula Pink Blocks 25, 26, 27

Welp, this is the week, the week we move back home. Definitely a bittersweet.. I scheduled this post because I can almost assume i'll be running around like crazy getting things done, so here's 3 more blocks for you all!
Block 25

Block 26

Block 27

If i'm radio silent for a bit, you know why! :)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Last Day

Today's the last day to take advantage of our moving sale
(and relieve some of my shipping weight haha teasing!)

I'll be closing the shop at midnight HST and reopening on the east coast (!!) 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wine Coaster Tutorial

Sorry for the delay in posting this!!
A few weeks ago I shared my wine coasters made using Modern Yardages's fabric

You requested, and I delivered! 
My tutorial for making these wine coasters

I used coordinating prints from Modern Yardage

- (4) 5" squares for the bottom of your coasters
- (4) 5" squares for each of your coasters (these will be the top) 
- CD (old one that might get ruined!)
- pen
- iron
- sewing machine

First, figure out which prints, coordinating prints you want for each of your coasters and trace your CD onto the wrong side of your fabric. Since I used 2 colors for each coaster I traced 2 onto each fabric.

Go ahead and cut them all out, including your bottom pieces

Next, your going to use your iron to fold all of the top pieces in half.
Leave the bottom pieces off to the side for now.

Now, we're going to start assembling your coasters.
Take your bottom coaster piece and one halved fabric and place it on the bottom..

You're going to continue adding pieces in a clockwise motion

When you get to this point, I tend to pin where my left and right (pink) pieces meet

Now, for the last piece you're going to lift the first piece and put it under 

Continue to pin all the intersections
(it will help later when sewing to avoid shifting)

You're going to sew around the edges using a 1/4" seam allowance

Once you get all the way around, turn the coaster inside out and use your fingers to push out the seams

Voila! One down, however many more to go till you get your set!

These make a great housewarming gift for summer barbecues!

Thanks again to Modern Yardage for the gorgeous fabrics!
To read my full post/review on their fabrics check out the initial post here

If you make something using this tutorial please share it in the Knotted-Thread flickr group
This tutorial is for personal use, please do not sell items made using this tutorial

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tula Pink Blocks 22, 23, 24

Getting closer to moving day, things are getting a little crazier around here, but new week, more blocks to show! :)

Block 22

Block 23

Block 24

2 weeks and counting till i'm back on the mainland!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Shop Update

Welp, most of you know that i'll be moving soon, so i've been updating the "moving sale" section of the shop offering you some great designer fabrics at really discounted prices!! Well, I updated it again!!

Did i mention all orders placed in July get entered into a giveaway?!
You could win a $50 gift certificate on a future fabric purchase!!
No minimum purchase required 

I'll be closing up the shop the weekend of July 20th (Sunday will be the last day to place orders) - so if you've been thinking about ordering, get going! Once I make the move, these fabrics will no longer be available at these prices!

We've got some great prints listed, like PB&J, Notting Hill, Honey Honey, 
Summerville Spring, etc. etc....

Have fun and
as always, thank you to our amazing customers! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

FAL Quarter 3

Hm, this quarter i'm thinking small, between the move, finding an apartment and moving again, i'm thinking my studio will be in complete disarray/nonexistent for quite some time!

1. Swoon - I have all the blocks made for this kind sized version, just need to make the backing, and i'm actually sending this out to be long armed, so it shouldn't take too much effort on my part to complete it!

2. Spirograph - top is done, needs backing, basting and quilting

3. Tula Blocks - I have 36 finished, I want to complete all 100 blocks

Should keep me busy but be attainable. Fingers crossed!
t-minus 2 weeks until we move, 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Tula Pink Blocks 19, 20, 21

New week, new batch of blocks to show off!!

Block 19

Block 20

Block 21

Make sure you're checking out everyone else's blocks at Sew Sweetness!
I'm loving all the different interpretations people have!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th!

I know i'm a bit early, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! 

We're having a little sale to celebrate, 
use the coupon code FIREWORKS at checkout 
for 10% off your fabric purchase. 

4th of July themed hexies i'm working on..

Also, as a thank you to our amazing customers, any orders placed in July (until I close for the move) will automatically be entered to win a $50 gift certificate for a future fabric order!! We've got some amazing lines coming in later this summer and fall including Anna Marie Horner's prints, Lush, Acacia, etc. etc. (no minimum amount required)

So, enjoy, get shopping, relax and i'll see you all next week! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Spirograph Release

When Julie contacted me last month asking to test a pattern for her I jumped at the chance. This pattern that she created is called Spirograph!

This pattern is beautifully written and once all the cutting is done, it comes together quite quickly. Julie recommended this as an intermediate level and i'd have to agree, there were definitely some seam ripper moments and moving extra slow to make sure things lined up. Overall, I'm exceptionally pleased with the result!!

I decided to use some Happy go Lucky prints and muted tones to allow the prints to pop!

It's a lap sized quilt pattern, finishing at a generous 60"x 60" square

Be sure to check out Julie's blog for a full recap of how the other testers did theres!
The pattern is available in Julie's etsy shop, big cartel and craftsy !

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tula Pink Blocks 16, 17, 18

Chugging right along with these blocks. We've moved onto the rectangle section of the book. I'm attempting to mimic the colors from the book, hopefully it works!

Block 16

Block 17

Block 18

Off to make more blocks!!
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