Makin’ it Cute Heart’s Delight and Butterfly Bliss

krafttex

Me & My Sister have done it again, designing two more “Makin’ it Cute” patterns,

Heart’s Delight and Butterfly Bliss.

Fat Quarter Shop ask moda to join the blog hop showing

different ways to make and use these new products.

Wow what a cute idea, for embellishing anything and everything.

First up I used all the Heart’s Delight templates and created a country quilted heart ornament for the tree or a package.

The fabric is Petite Prints by French General (shipping in December)

and two of the hearts are made with Kraft-tex,

a washable paper fabric product that has all kinds of possibilities.

I love piecing mini quilts so the first heart used 1” squares pieced

and quilted with batting.

Can’t you just see a Christmas package wrapped in red with this as a tag or ornament?

butterfly

To brightin’ up my little granddaughter’s denim jumper,

I used Butterfly Bliss and Catalina Batiks (in stores now).

The templates are so easy to trace and use with all kinds of materials,

such as old denim jeans.

The big flutter-fly as my three year old granddaughter calls butterflies,

was made with scraps of old jeans and Timtex as a stiffener

in the middle of the two layers of denim then sewn together and trimmed to size.

I wanted it to look like angel wings on my sweet baby girl.

Then I appliqued the smaller flutter-flies in batiks to jazz up the front of the jumper.

The smaller denim one has the Kraft-tex in the middle layer which is also nice and stiff,

great for bows or a chew toy for teething.

Make sure you check out all the other blogs for more great ideas on using

“Makin’ it Cute”

One last thing, leave a comment below and two people

will be chosen to win the two charm packs shown.

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Coffee Koozie – Moda Indigo

Coffee-Koosie-Photo

How cute is this Coffee Koozie made out of Moda’s Indigo fabric?

Don’t you just love the old worn look of these prints?

When Fat Quarter Shop asked us to join in on the Koozie fun,

I grabbed my coffee cup and mini charm packet and was ready to go.

The directions are easy and this is a simple gift idea for anyone and everyone.

  The hardest part is choosing only 12 fabrics,  so you might have to make a couple.

What a clever way to sew the two patches together and quilt it at the same time.

Love the stitch and flip quilt as you go method.

Puting-it-together

I didn’t have any pony tail hair bands,

but I did have a elastic head band that matched the fabric and worked fine.

sewing

Always looking for a quicker way to do things,

I just layered the quilted piece then the backing  right sides together and then the template.

Sewing right on the paper template, stopping where indicated for turning.

Tear off the paper, trim and the turn right sides out,

add top stitching and a button.

Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for the free pattern and  click here to see the video.

Tammy V

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Color Me Happy by Vanessa of V & Co

Color me Happy

Color Me Happy is headed to stores now so we thought we would share Vanessa’s inspiration on her newest fabric line.

When I think of my favorite colors, the color scheme of this line fall in that category.

The simple designs and the colorful palette make me über happy

and make me smile every time I work with this line.

I hope it colors your fabric stash and projects happy, as well!        Vanessa Christenson

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