Monday, July 10, 2017

EPP Party Week 11 Honey Comb Candy

Hello lovely party attendees!

It's week 11 and you all know what that means!  Block #6 is here and ready to be sewn. This week's block is called Honey Comb Candy and this beauty will make you want to smile and start sewing right away. This is how my Block 6 is coming along, what do you think?



So get on the Block #6 craziness and download the Template to start creating this stunner. I am loving all the amazing and unique Epp blocks that are being shared in the #EppParty hashtag, keep up the great work lovelies! 

Let's Talk About Prices 

This week's awesome price is acrylics from  Cabin in The Woods.



Also Mister Domestic will be giving away a fun fat quarter bundle of stunning Art Gallery Fabrics prints. 

 
Isn't this bundle life? I love the way Mathew curated it...the colors, the prints, the textures....this is perfection! So speaking of prices, the winner for last week's prize is Seamstress Kris Congrats!


 So are you ready to party? Let's all go to our favorite sewing spot and start creating Block #6!

xoxo

Pat.

Monday, June 26, 2017

EPP Party Week 9 Vibrant Star

Hello party goers!
Time is surely flying fast, I cannot believe we are in week 9 of the rad #EppParty! I have to say again, how happy I am to see all the wonderful blocks that are showcased in the #EppParty hashtag. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ☺☺
Well everyone! It's Block 5 time. I think this block is one of my favorites, I don't know if it is because of the fabric combination or the shape, but I adore it. Block #5 is called Vibrant Star, and as its name suggests, this block will light up your day. 

What do you think about it? Isn't pretty? Make sure to download Template 1 and Template 2 to create this stunning Epp block!
 


Let's Talk About Prizes
For this week's EPP Block, the awesome prize comes from the amazing Violet Craft! How adorable are these prizes? I really love them! I am not gonna lie, I'm feeling a bit jelly for next's weeks winner!
 
And of course, this week is my turn to GIVEAWAY a fabric bundle curated by yours truly. 



Speaking about prizes, let's all give a huge virtual hug to Jennifer Merkly who was last week's winner. Congrats Jennifer!    

I honestly can't wait to see the Vibrant Star EPP Block! So excited ♥♥  

xoxo

Pat.






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ansel Pillow


Fabric Quantities
IBH-74202 - Fat Eight - Fabric A
IBH-74205 - Fat Eight - Fabric B

IBH-64201 - Fat Eight - Fabric C
PE-422 - Fat Eight - Fabric D
PE-407 - Fat Eight - Fabric E
PRE-811 - 1/4 yard - Fabric F

Cutting Instructions   
Cut two (2) 9 3/4'' by 5 1/2'' of Fabric F
Cut one (1) 10 3/4'' by 13 1/2'' of Fabric F
Cut eight (8) shapes of Fabric A using Template A
Cut sixteen (16) shapes of Fabric B using Template A
Cut eight (8) shapes of Fabric C using Template A
Fabric D, E, and F will used for the paper pieces shape


Construction

English Paper Piecing 
Use the English Paper Piece technique for the center piece of the pillow. 

Get the eight (8) shapes of Fabric A and begin attaching them as explained below. Remember, you will print Template A page 6 times, leaving you with 36 template shapes. You can hand stitched or machine stitch them, for this pillow I hand-stitched the Epp. For more information oh how to attach together two templates, make sure to check this video.

Once you have all the eight shapes from Fabric A all cut and EPPed, you will have to attached them as explained below.




With the first part completed, now it is time to attached the second part. Get the sixteen (16) shapes of Fabric B and attach them as shown below and set aside.


Now get the eight (8) shapes of Fabric C and hand-stitch them as explained in the picture below. You will have your pillow center piece completed.
For more information about EPP, make sure to check my YouTube Channel.
 
 

Paper Piecing Corners
Get the Fat Eights of Fabric D, E, and F which will used for the paper piecing corners.
Paper piecing is a very a bit complicated to explain but super easy once mastered. I have a detailed tutorial HEREwhere you can learn how to do Paper Piecing.

You will create 4 paper piecing corners for the pillow.


 Attaching Pieces Together 

Get the one (1) 9 3/4'' by 5 1/2''  piece of Fabric F  and begin attaching it with two of the recently created paper piecing  blocks. Remember to redirect the direction of the paper pieced block, as explained below.


Do this same procedure with the last piece of Fabric F


Lastly, let's attach the last two completed pieces to the one (1) 10 3/4'' by 13 1/2'' piece of Fabric F



 Attaching The EPP

For this step, you can either hand-stitch it or machine stitch. I machine stitch the outline of the EPP twice as show below.


 And voila!! You have succesfully completed the Ansel Pillow that will gift you home decore with  a bohemian touch!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Avery Pillow Instructions

Hello everyone!! 

How amazing is the Indie Boheme LookBook. It's just like a Bohemian magazine where you can find all your quilting and sewing needs. Today I am going to share with you the Avery Pillow Instructions. For some of you avid sewers, the instructions for this pillow is super easy. But for my beginner sewers, here's the step by step instructions. It is super easy and fun! Enjoy



Here's what you will need:
  1. Fat Eight of IBH-74202
  2. 1/4'' yard of PE-432
  3. 1/4'' yard of batting 
Cutting Instructions  (seam allowance included 1/4)

  1. Cut (2) two 3 3/4'' by 16'' of IBH-74202 (when cutting this fabric, make sure to fussy cut the flowers part of the fabric)
  2. Cut (1) one 16'' by 10'' of PE-432
  3. Cut (2) two 16'' by 9.5 of PE-432
  4. Cut (1) one 16'' by 10'' of Batting 

Step 1 

Take the two 3 3/4'' by 16'' pieces of IBH-74202 and the 16'' by 10'' of PE-432. Place them as explained below.


Pin each piece in place and begin stitching. In my case, I decided to add hand stitches at the top and bottom of my pillow as shown below ☺ If you want to quilt, stitch or add embroidery to your pillow, always add batting. I created a simple yet elegant quilting on the negative space of the fabric and for this a used the 16'' by 10'' of Batting. If desired, you can use double batting as well.

 Step 2- Backing 

Once these the previous step is completed, get the fold the two 16'' by 9.5 of PE-432 and fold the top edges under by 1 inch and iron press. This will prevent them from unraveling over time. After this, if desire, straight stitch the folded edge.
Now it is time to add the front and back of the pillow together. Start by laying the front piece of the pillow with the right side facing up and place the back panels on top with right side facing down. Pin all the pieces together and sew around with an 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Fold it over and you will have your Avery Pillow with a secret overlapping opening on the back where you insert your pillow body! How easy and fun was this?? 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Down of The Chevron FREE Quilt Pattern





FINISHED SIZE | 86" × 78"

FABRIC QUANTITIES
Fabric A - IBH-64200  4 yards
Fabric B - IBH-64202  4 1/2 yards
Fabric C - IBH-64203  4 yard
Fabric D - IBH-64205 6 yards    
Fabric E - IBH-74201  2.5 yd
Fabric F - IBH-74203  2.5 yd
Fabric G - IBH-74206  2.5 yd
Fabric H -  IBH-74207  4.5 yd.
Fabric I - PE-427  4 yards
Fabric J - PE-472   4 yards
Fabric K - PE-400 2.5 yd
Fabric L - PE-432  4.5 yd.
Fabric M -  IBH-64208  2.5 yd.

BACKING FABRIC 
IBH-64209 - 5 1/2  yds. (Suggested)

BINDING FABRIC
IBH-64202  (Fabric B) (Included)

CUTTING DIRECTIONS
¼" seam allowances are included. 
WOF means width of fabric.

  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8" x WOF strips from Fabric A
  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8" x WOF strips from Fabric B
  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8" x WOF strips from Fabric C
  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8" x WOF strips from Fabric D
  • Sixteen (16) 1 1/2" x WOF strips from Fabric D
  • Sixteen (16) 1 1/2" x WOF strips from Fabric E
  • Sixteen (16) 1 1/2" x WOF strips from Fabric F
  • Sixteen (16) 1 1/2" x WOF strips from Fabric G
  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8'' x WOF strips from Fabric H
  • Sixteen (16) 1 1/2'' x WOF strips from Fabric H
  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8'' x WOF strips from Fabric I
  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8'' x WOF strips from Fabric J
  • Sixteen (16) 1 1/2'' x WOF strips from Fabric K
  • Sixteen (16) 2 7/8'' x WOF strips from Fabric L
  • Sixteen (16) 1 1/2'' x WOF strips from Fabric L

CONSTRUCTION  

Sew all rights sides together with ¼"seam allowance.

Row 1 

Sew all eight (8) 2 7/8" x WOF strips together. For the purpose of this instructions, I will be explaining this step with Fabric C

One your first row is completed, set aside and repeat this same step with the eight (8) 2 7/8" x WOF strips from Fabric A, B, D, M, J and I . Leaving you with pieces looking like this.



Set pieces aside and repeat the same step with the sixteen (8) 1 1/2" x WOF strips from Fabric D, E, F, G, H, K, and L



 This row will not be as wide as the one before.



Now, attach them together as shown below.


 Row 2

Sew all eight (8) 1 1/2" x WOF strips together. For the purpose of this instructions, I will be explaining this step with Fabric D

One your first row is completed, set aside and repeat this same step with the eight (8) 1 1/2" x WOF strips from Fabric D, L, E, H, K, G and C. Leaving you with pieces looking like this.



Repeat the previous steps with all eight (8) 2 7/8" x WOF from Fabric L, H, F, I, B, M, J, D and A.

Now you will have a piece looking like this.



 Cutting row blocks into strips

When cutting the strips, be aware that rows are in pairs, and each side in a pair will be cut at a different angle. You will be cutting the joined strips at 60° angles.

Row 1
Place your fabric on the mat, making sure the bottom is straight and aligning your ruler above it according to the diagram below. You will be cutting these strips with the 60° angle facing to the left. Make the first cut. 





Cut twelve (12) strips measuring 8" wide. Measure from the long angled edge. Save the remaining fabric for a future project

Row 2


 
Now you can place your fabric on the mat, making sure the bottom is straight and aligning your ruler above it according to the diagram below. You will be cutting these strips with the 60° angle facing to the right. Make the first cut.

 
 
Cut twelve (12) strips measuring 8" wide. Measure from the long angled edge. Save the remaining fabric for a future project.



Now you will begin sewing the pieces together. We will start with Row 1. Attach all 12 pieces as explained below, remembering to always make sure the chevron shape remains intact.

Repeat the same procedure with Row 2

 


One you have all your 24 pieces completed, attach Row 1 on top of Row 2.

Quilt Assembly

Sew rights sides together.
• Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface.
• Place BATTING on top of backing fabric.
• Place TOP on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands. • Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers.
• Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and working towards the corners. For our quilt we sewed vertical lines of 1, 2 or 3 down the center of the rows. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours!
• After you finished, trim excess of any fabric or batting, squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it.

Binding
Sew rights sides together.
• Cut enough strips 1½" wide by the width of the Fabric B to make a final strip 325" long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximated 5" tail. Sew with ¼" seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge.
• Stop stitching ¼" before the edge of the quilt (DIAGRAM B 1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45° and upward, pressing with your fingers (DIAGRAM B2). Hold this fold with your finger, bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt (DIAGRAM B3). Start sewing at ¼" of the border, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt. • Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see). 



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