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 

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Monday, July 14, 2014

I'm "Makin' It Cute" Today!



How fun are these flower templates from Me and My Sister Designs??? Well, let me tell you! They are adorable! Fat Quarter Shop sent me a pack to try out and I love them! The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The flowers came together quickly and were so fun to make! It hardest part was choosing the fabric...of course! So here's my version of the little flowers all put together...




Fun right? I thought this would look great on a crochet beanie for my daughter. She loves to wear hats so it was a good match for her :)



Here are some other fun ways to use the flowers. I'm using swap items I've received in the past in case you were wondering.

Add them to a fabric basket to perk up any space

Here they're added to a journal cover

I hope you find a way to use these because they are adorable!

Be sure to visit the other bloggers showcasing their versions today as well. Fat Quarter Shop is being generous enough to giveaway 20 Makin' It Cute Petal Packs so don't forget to enter the giveaway on the Fat Quarter Shop blog The Jolly Jabber to score a set of your own to try! Have fun and good luck!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Christmas in July series featuring Sew Lux Fabric

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day! I'm sorry I've been MIA lately. The baby has really taken up most of my blogging time. I do have a giveaway planned soon so don't forget to check in from time to time or your blog feed for that. 


When Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabric asked me about participating in their Christmas in July series I agreed almost immediately! I've never really worked on a "Christmas" project before. GASP! Yes it's true folks. I said never. But I'm ready!


I'll be working on a fun tutorial for you using a fab bundle of Kate Spain's Solstice line. You can grab this particular bundle over at Sew Lux Fabric Here AND you can also get 10% any of the featured bundle this week using coupon code NICELIST. Offer is good until 7/13 so hurry up and order!



Here's the Schedule of Events for the Series:
  • July 7th - Series Announcement & Bundle Sale
  • July 14th - Solstice Wreath Mini Tutorial (See that cute wreath in our series button image? We'll show you how to make it here on the Sew Lux Blog!)
  • July 21st - Sewing with Winter Wonderland - Lee of May Chappell
  • July 22nd - Sewing with Be Jolly - Chrissy of Sew Lux
  • July 23rd - Sewing the Folk Art Holiday - Sarah of Stitching & Bacon AND Megan of Quilt Story
  • July 24th - Sewing with 25th & Pine - Tessa of The Sewing Chick AND Tracey of traceyjay quilts
  • July 25th - Sewing with Solstice - Christen of Love by Hand AND Stephanie of Quarter Incher
  • July 21-August 4th - Linky open to link up your projects
  • August 5th - Winner Announced

I sure hope you can join us and sew along! The prizes are going to be so worth it!

  • Grand Prize: $50 gift certificate to Sew Lux Fabric, a set of 6 You're Sew Nice cards, and an assortment of three patterns by May Chappell
  • 1st Prize: $25 gift certificate to Sew Lux Fabric, a set of 6 You're Sew Nice cards, and a pattern by May Chappell

See you soon!
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Instagram Giveaway!

Ack! I've been MIA for a few weeks! Sorry about that! I've been so busy with the little one that I haven't had much time to blog. Sooooo....let's have a giveaway! Head on over to my instagram account to enter!

Username: steph_quarterincherquilting

Up for grabs are TWO Aurifil thread sampler packs! I'll even throw in a few extra goodies because I'm nice like that :)



I don't want to make things too difficult so I figured the IG thing would be easiest for me right now. Good luck!

*Edit: Wow! I feel bad for those of you who don't use Instagram. I'll post another giveaway next week here on the blog for ya!!! I promise it'll be just as good! Stay tuned!
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