Monday, August 18, 2014

Jelly Roll Jam 2 with Fat Quarter Shop!



Hi there everyone! When Fat Quarter shop asked me to be part of their Jelly Roll Jam 2 quilt series I was delighted! I'm here to show you my version of the Short Cut Quilt Pattern.

This quilt pattern was so quick and easy! It uses half a jelly roll and makes a great baby sized quilt. I chose to use the new Cotton + Steel basics Spindle Roll for mine. I just couldn't resist these new prints! They're so awesome in person if you haven't had a chance to work with them yet. The colors are amazing. The quilt came together nicely and turned out adorable. Not sure if I can part with this one or not!

I just did very simple quilting by sewing on either sides of the quilt blocks with Rainbow thread. I like the simple quilt look since the pattern and prints are simple as well. What do you think?



Be sure to download the pattern HERE

If you need some help putting the quilt together, check out Kimberly with this wonderful video tutorial.

Thanks for checking in! Stay tuned for a giveaway next week!
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Zipit



I wanted to give a shout out to one of my sponsors Zipit! Jennifer has the best selection of zippers around! She offers an enormous assortment of colors and sizes. I've been using up my whole collection with all the clutches and bags I've been making! If you need some zippers, please head over to her shop on Etsy. You can use the coupon code QUARTERINCHER for 15% off your order! 





Thursday, July 31, 2014

Clutches Clutches Clutches!!!

Have you been following me on Instagram??? If so, you know I've been working like a maniac making Clutches! I've been getting orders for them like crazy! I wanted to give a little shout out to those of you who aren't on instagram though.

I've recently decided to make wallets using "The Necessary Clutch" pattern by Emmaline Bags. If you've been wanting a new wallet/clutch feel free to contact me by any means! I'm happy to take custom orders. I love making them and it really helps our little family out with the bills! Our budget has been pretty tight lately and I figured this was a good way to help make ends meet.

So why aren't these on my Etsy? Well, I've been getting so much positive feedback and requests that I really haven't had the time to make extras to list on Etsy. It also helps to avoid extra fees for me and the buyer.

Here are some examples of what I've recently made...

Now, I don't like to duplicate any wallet. So what you see above will be the ONLY one made like that. I'm sorry if you LOVE it but I really want each wallet to be completely unique and special to that owner. Plus...I'm working from my personal stash. I'd like to keep some of my fabric please. I might be able to make an exception on certain prints due to excess yardage available.

If you're interested in a wallet, please email me or leave a comment with your email. We'll discuss colors, styles, fabric designers, & payment info. Thank you all so much!!!




Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas In July with Sew Lux! Wreath TUTORIAL

Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas In July




Yay! It's my turn today! I'm here as part of the Christmas in July Series with Sew Lux! If you haven't been following along, please check back at the other blogs for their lovely projects! 


Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas In July



I decided to use my bundle of Solstice by Kate Spain and make something "not" quilting related. Fabric has so many uses so I decided on a craft instead! I just LOVE fabric flowers! I remember making some as part of my wedding but with crinkle paper. Time to revisit a favorite past time and show you a beautiful wreath that will be adored by all who see it.


Fabric Flower Wreath

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Here's what you'll need:
-Fat Quarter Bundle of 8 prints
-Foam Wreath
-Hot Glue Gun
-Glue Gun Glue Sticks
-Large Ribbon for hanging (optional)


 Step 1: Iron out all fabrics and fold in half (I fold them selvage to cut or longways)
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Step 2: Cut strips with widths ranging between 1.5"-3" (it doesn't have to be perfect, you can use scissors. Rotary cutters and rulers are faster)
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Step 3: Fold strip in half
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Step 4: Roll the end in (about 1.5" or so is fine. This will be the flower center)
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Step 5: This part is a little tricky to explain. You're going to take the fabric and start folding and tucking it in. Keep flipping it like you're twisting it. Dab a little bit of glue every inch or so to keep it together.
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Step 6: When you reach the end, just fold it in and glue it to itself. You're all done with the flower!
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath
 Repeat until you get a desired number or flowers!
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Step 7: Glue a flowers to your foam wreath one at a time
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath
 Keep them close together to avoid seeing the foam
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

Completed Wreath!
Sew Lux Fabric | Christmas in July | Fabric Flower Wreath

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! Thanks for stopping in with the Christmas in July Series! Check out all the participating bloggers, follow a tutorial and link up your project for a chance to win some great prizes! Check the Sew Lux Blog post for details!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Retro Rucksack Blog Tour


Retro Rucksack | Radiant Home Studio


Yay! It's my turn on the Retro Rucksack Blog Tour! Welcome to my blog if this is your first time here. Have a look around and stay awhile. I've teamed up with Sara of Radiant Home Studio to showcase her great pattern for the Retro Rucksack. 


I gotta tell you that I've never made a bag like this before and was a little nervous to get started in fear that I'd screw it up somehow or another. First, I set out for a great print for the bag. I scored some fabulous Denyse Schmidt County Fair Home Decor fabric and thought it'd be perfect! 

Retro Rucksack



The bag came together nicely and actually fairly quickly. The pattern was clear and easy to understand. The pictures were a huge help whenever I wanted to triple check something.  All in all I had a great time putting this bag together and would recommend the pattern hands down! You can purchase the pattern on Sara's website along with a couple of other great patterns as well! 


Retro Rucksack


Be sure to check out the other blogs and their version of this fabulous bag!

Retro Rucksack Inspiration Tour:

Monday, July 14th Radiant Home Studio || Sweeter Than Cupcakes 
Tuesday, July 15th Quarter Incher || Dandelion Drift 
Wednesday, July 16th Glitter + Wit || EmmylouBeeDoo 
Thursday, July 17th Casa Crafty || Behind the Hedgerow 
Friday, July 18th SewVery || Raspberry Sunshine 
Saturday, July 19th Mia's Creations || Made By Sara