Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Winner of the Summer Tomatoes Quilt Pattern and Fat Quarter Set

The Giveaway and drawing was from the Dots on Dots Blog Hop - How to Slice and Stitch?  One of my loyal followers emailed me and reminded me that I had not announced the winner.  I am sorry...  My only excuse, in the Fall is a very busy time of year in the quilting business and I forgot!

The winner is Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans Blog.  Congrats Amy --- You can Hop over and congratulate her too!  She has been contacted by email about winning the Summer Tomatoes Pattern and Fat Quarter Set.

Amy will be able to create this table topper with the pattern and the fabric set.

Thanks to all of you for entering the giveaway and sharing in the fun of the Dots on Dots Blog Hop that had been hosted by Corrie and Des from Quilt Taffy Blog and Madamn Samm from Sew We Quilt Blog.

Thanks again for following along and again sorry about the delay.  And also thanks to friend, Vicki for the friendly reminder! I appreciate it!

Enjoy your day!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Getting Up Close with My Quilting - Special Area Quilting

Special Area Quilting is quilting that enhances the details of a quilt.  This quilt is a perfect example of several different kinds of detailed quilting. 

I combined meandering with little flowers, wavy lines, and swirls all quilted just in the right spots. 

The quilting creates movement and texture throughout the quilt. 

I chose a cream quilting thread for the cream and pink fabrics and a rose color for the dark pink fabric.

I quilted this quilt last week for Barbara from Cat Patches Blog.  She just received it today in the mail.

 Barbara posted photos today too on her blog - Cat Patches. Hop over and check it out.

 The front and the back of the quilt.

Barbara won a $30.00 off the Quilting Gift Certificate this summer from me.  We set a date for the quilting and she mailed it to me.  
I love quilting quilts with special area quilting. They are so much fun!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Create a Scattered Checkered Pattern

Using a Fat Quarter Fabric Set I created a simple table runner and table topper with a scattered pattern.

I created a scattered checkered pattern using a simple method to scatter the squares.

Choose a printed fabric and 3 Quilter's Blenders fat quarters.

Orange, Yellow, and Blue (Fat Quarters) and Hot Peppers Print 29" X 19".  This Fabric Set is available by email - While Supplies last.  
Super Sale Only $6.50 plus shipping (US $5.20 - Flat Rate Envelope- too heavy to weigh - but more than one set will fit in the Envelope for the $5.20) Marcia@craftysewing.com.  
You can also hop over to the Facebook Fabric Destash Page and bid or buy other colorful fat quarter fabric sets. Request to join the Destash Page -- It is free to list fabrics and you can bid and buy all you want!

Let's get started:

Press the fat quarters and the print.
Lay them on top of each other and cut the strips all at once.  Cut the strips 3 inches wide.  You should be able to get six 3 inch strips across the 18 inch side of the fat quarter.  Then length of the strips will be 21 inches long. If your fat quarters are not 18 inches -- then make your strips just a little less than 3 inches -- like 2 7/8" or even 2 3/4"  --- just as long as you make them all the same width and later when you make the cross cut you need to make it 2 7/8" instead of 3".

Randomly sew the strips together --- do not make a pattern or sew them in any order. First in sets of 2 and then 4 and then 6 and then 8.  

Press the strips and then you are ready to cross cut the strips at 3" wide or 2 7/8".  

Randomly sew the strips together --- sometimes I even lay them out and flip them around to see how it looks before I sew.  You may have to stagger them or even take a square off on the end to make them line up.  It is OK to have two colors together, but it it bothers you move them around.

Remember the print was larger than a fat quarter.  You could use two prints and you could use more than three quilter's blenders.  More colors - more scattered!

Another fun project that is simple and easy to make!

You could add borders to the runner and the topper to make them larger.

Remember to take time to play!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Limited Super Sale Tonight ONLY 8:30PM CST Oct. 2nd

UPDATE _____ Ended
Super Sales on the Quilter's Blenders Extra Wide Fabric 
Tonight at 8:30PM to 10:30 PM CST.

Tuesday, October 2nd 

The special pricing will be just for a limited time --- tonight only! 

Please Share the Sale with your friends! 

If you are not a member of the Fabric Destash Group -- 
Ask to join. 
Share Share Share..
.. Thanks!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Quilter's Blenders Stock Up Sale!

Extra Wide Backing Fabrics
100% Cotton  -  108" Wide

Oct. 1st to Oct. 8th Midnight CST - Sale dates


$2.00 off a yard on the Quilter's Blenders Extra Wide Fabrics in stock (reg. $11.00 now $9.00 for Only 8 days!)
www.craftysewing.com Check out the colors and then --- Email me your order directly, as I can not subtract the $2.00 on my website online shopping.  I will email you a paypal invoice that you can pay with a credit card or paypal account. I ship within 24 hours.

Shipping for the sale in flat rate envelopes and boxes:

1 yard and 2 yards $5.20 Fat Rate Envelope - US shipping
3 yards to 6 yards in Flat Rate Med. Box $11.35 - US shipping
7 yards and up in Large Flat Rate Box $15.45 - US Shipping

Do you want less than a yard or an odd amount like 1 1/2 yards or 2 3/4 yards?  You can place a Direct Order -- Email me your Fabric Order using the exact wording of the fabric and color and yardage with the partial yard increments - example 3 1/2 yards  or 3 1/4 yards.
So many colors to choose... www.craftysewing.com

You can purchase just a half yard of several colors and still get the sale price.  Email the color and the amounts you would like!

Extra wide fabrics can be cut to make a beautiful quilt! 

Sale is for fabrics in stock only --- see website www.craftysewing.com.

Enjoy your day!