13 August, 2019

Fat Quarter Cushions

We decided to have a dvd watching party at home but realised that we didn't have enough seats for everyone. So we decided on cushions and we were about to pop into the car to head to the shops to buy some when I remembered that I had a bunch of cushion inserts in the cupboard.  

It turns out, that the cushion inserts were the perfect size/fit for a fat quarter!  So we dug thru the zipper box and found lots of long zips and then sat down with my super big pile of fat quarters.
  
It was tough choosing fabric for the cushions, I kept saying "no, it's too pretty" ... but then we realised that a cushion was the perfect place to display those "too pretty" pieces of fabric.
   
It turns out most of my "too pretty to use fabric" (was from here) and I'd been keeping them for the perfect project but it had just never came along ...until now!
 
To make the cushions I just sewed the zipper along (what I deemed to be) the bottom edge, then sewed up the the other three sides and inserted the cushion insert. I didn't even use my scissors as I didn't trim the selvedges off the cushions or trim the zipper tape as I just tucked the excess inside.
It was such an easy project and the perfect stash buster. I think we'll make some more next time I see cushion inserts on sale!
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08 August, 2019

Fabric scrap patch bag

 a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
When your 5yo daughter is majorly jealous of her big brother when he uses his sewing machine, you need a fabric project for her to do.

a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
I gave her all my fabric 'trash', the small bits that would normally get thrown in the bin. I also gave her a rectangle of backing fabric (it was a piece that had been in my cupboard for 20yrs!) and I also gave her a glue stick.
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
She happily glued all the pieces on until they looked 'pretty' and then she sat on my lap and we used the zigzag stitch to sew the pieces on.  We sewed long straight crooked lines until the majority was stitched down. We then switched to pretty coloured threads and used lots of stitches types to jazz it up.
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
I then trimmed, hemmed and made a quick tote bag and sewed them on as pockets.
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!

I think the bag looks awesome as does all the shop assistants that see it!  Even Grandma was impressed and when she first saw it, she went home and immediately tried it and made herself heaps of blocks!

Go on try it too, it's heaps of fun!

If you want some more inspiration, then check out this class & this class as I watched them both and it kind of 'set me free' with quilty inspiration!
a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away! a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away! a fun quirky bag made from the rubbish fabric scraps that you'd normally throw away!
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Everybody Loves Sulky

01 July, 2019

Hello Gnome!


I knitted this gnome for my Mum but I had a hard time parting with him - he's just so cute!

The pattern is this one and it's a great stash buster.  Instead of using the weighted stuffing as the pattern suggested, I use a natural product (this one) and wrapped it in an old kitchen plastic bag so it didn't escape.

Do you think he's a cutie too?  My kids both want one for themselves and maybe I should make myself one but hmm, what colour should I do the body, stripey perhaps?

26 June, 2019

Kiwime mitts

Great as a stash busting project, a quick easy knit, I knit these last summer ready for this winter!
Grab the pattern here.
Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Yarn
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19 June, 2019

Poncho love

I knitted this poncho last year but I'd been waiting for the cold weather to wear it.
It's now winter and brr, this poncho is coming in handy for those chilly days!
Pattern is this one.
Yarn is this one and it contains possum ...it's so freaking soft, I can't believe I waited this long to try possum yarn!  Have you ever knit, used or seen possum yarn?
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17 June, 2019

The easiest tote that I've ever made!

The title says it all, this is the easiest tote that I've ever made!
It didn't even take an hour to make, truly easy.
Fabric is from my stash. Handles are webbing strap stuff that I had in my stash that actually matched the colour in the fabric.
Pattern is this tote, go on and grab it for yourself now.

Honestly, this was so freakin' easy that I'll be making more as gifts and showing my 8yo son, Joe, how to make it too.
Have you made this pattern or do you think you will now?
Oh, a quick question ... if you were to receive this bag as a gift (either for a birthday or Christmas), would the bag in itself be enough as a gift or would I have to fill it with something like chocolate, toys or maybe even something else handmade?


mail for sticker lovers.
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06 June, 2019

Tula Pink Teachers Gift

What do you make a teacher whose colour is blue and loves owls? ...hmm, there was only one fabric that came to mind, Tula Pink of course!
But what to make with that gorgeous owl fabric?  We thought & thought and came up with a water bottle carrier and a clipboard - the teacher had a very plain & boring clipboard, so we thought she'd appreciate an upgrade!
We used the same method & tutorial that we used for these ones but by this time, we were a pro at making the covers!
 
The clipboard, well we winged that!  I used a basic clipboard like this one, used a rectangle of fabric for a pen holder and then stuck it all down with Odicoat and then covered it in several layers to make ith more durable.

I think the clipboard looks awesome!
Funny thing, when we gifted it to the teacher, she just thought the water bottle cozy was the gift, didn't notice the clipboard .. when she did finally notice it, she almost cried tears of joy!
It was super simple to make one, go ahead and make one for the teacher in your life!



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Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop