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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Dark Pink Quilt/Playmat


This quilt/playmat measures approx100x 70 cm and is really easy to make

Fabric Needed:

3x 4.5" x 20"strips
16 x 4.5" squares
2 x 28" x 4"( top & bottom)
2 x 32" x 4"  (side edges)

110cm x 80cm Backing Fabric
110cm x 80cm 2oz Wadding

Instructions:

1. Arrange fabric as shown in the photo
2. Add the appliqué to the fabric 
3. Add the strips and sew together
4. Add the strips to the sides of the quilt
5.Lay out the Backing Fabric wrong side up and lay wadding on top
6. Lay quilt top, face up on top of the wadding and pin
7. Sew along the seams through the fabric and wadding to secure it all together ( You tube instructions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqiUQFXV-vI)
8. Sew on Edging Fabric to complete the quilt(if you are unsure how to do this there are many videos on You Tube with simple Instructions, here is one I used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq2Q3F17lv0 )

Hint: 


Always Damp press between each stage of making your quilt

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Work in progress!

Thought I would share with you my latest quilt, its already to start sewing tomorrow!

Tutorial to follow later


Fully reversible Apron

I decided to make something different for a change today and here it is a fully reversible Apron!
It was really easy to make and can be easily made in less than 1 hour!



I used:
 approx 1 metre of fabric ( half metre of each fabric)

strips of fabric 26" x 3" for the neck strap & 2 x 32" x 3" for the back straps

2 pieces of fabric 32" x 35" for the actual apron and cut it out by hand without a pattern
( the bottom part of the apron measured approx 24" x 28" and the shaped part for the top part of the apron measured approx 6.5" x 9")

How I made it!!

I made the straps first and then  placed them where they were to go on top of the first piece of fabric which was right side up on the cutting table

I then placed the second piece of fabric right side face down on top and pinned it all into place

I then sew around 3 sides leaving the bottom open so I could turn the apron the right way around

After I had done this I damp pressed it and then finished the bottom hem and pressed again!




Pastel Giraffe Quilt/ Playmat


This small quilt/ Playmate measures 100cm x 70cm

I used 16 2.5" x 22" strips sewn together  in 4 different colours
then  I added a
5" border using the following fabric:
2x5" x 39"
2x5" x 22"

I added Padding & Backing fabric (both 44"x32")  to complete the quilt

Pastel Quilt/playmats

This small quilt/ Playmat measures 100cm x 70cm
I used 16 2.5" x 22" strips sewn together  in 4 different colours
then  I added a
5" border using the following fabric:
2x5" x 39"
2x5" x 22"
I added Padding & Backing fabric (both 44"x32")  to complete the quilt


here is a slight variation on the above quilt, just for a change! lol!, it uses the same amount of fabric I have just arranged it slightly differently prior to sewing together!



Purple Applique Quilt/Playmat



This quilt/playmat measures approx100x 70 cm and is really easy to make

Fabric Needed:
1 x 8" x 9" (add appliqué to the centre)
2x 4" x 8"(add to centre piece)
2 x 3" x 8" (add to centre piece)
8 x 4" x 22"( 4 different fabrics, 2 of each fabric)
2 x 100" x 4"  (side edges)
1 applique fabric shape
1 bow
110cm x 80cm Backing Fabric
110cm x 80cm 2oz Wadding

Instructions:

1. Arrange fabric as shown in the photo
2. Add the appliqué to the fabric 
3. Add the strips and sew together
4. Add the strips to the sides of the quilt
5.Lay out the Backing Fabric wrong side up and lay wadding on top
6. Lay quilt top, face up on top of the wadding and pin
7. Sew along the seams through the fabric and wadding to secure it all together ( You tube instructions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqiUQFXV-vI)
8. Sew on Edging Fabric to complete the quilt(if you are unsure how to do this there are many videos on You Tube with simple Instructions, here is one I used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq2Q3F17lv0 )

Hint: 


Always Damp press between each stage of making your quilt


Pink Applique Quilt/Playmat Tutorial



This quilt/playmat measures approx100x 70 cm and is really easy to make

Fabric Needed:
4 x 5" x 20" (add appliqué to the centre of 2)
22 x 4" squares
1x 12" x 4"(add appliqué to centre)
2 x 44" x 5" (for sides)
2 bows, 3 appliqués shapes
120cm x 90cm Backing Fabric
120cm x 90cm 2oz Wadding

Instructions:

1. Arrange fabric as shown in the photo
2. Add the appliqué to the fabric then Sew the strips together
3. Add the strips to the top and bottom of the quilt
4. Add the strips to the sides of the quilt
5.Lay out the Backing Fabric wrong side up and lay wadding on top
6. Lay quilt top, face up on top of the wadding and pin
7. Sew along the seams through the fabric and wadding to secure it all together ( You tube instructions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqiUQFXV-vI)
8. Sew on Edging Fabric to complete the quilt(if you are unsure how to do this there are many videos on You Tube with simple Instructions, here is one I used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq2Q3F17lv0 )

Hint: 


Always Damp press between each stage of making your quilt

Sunday, 7 May 2017

White board Organisation

I had so many bits of paper everywhere that I decided to get myself a large white board to add all my information on, also it means I dont forget anything and I can keep track of my orders etc
It has got to be one of the better ideas I have had! Lol!!