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Garden Flag Mardi Gras

Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday which refers to the practice of eating richer, fattier foods on the last night before the ritual fasting of Lenten season.  Mardi gras is a carnival celebration with parades, dancing and parties.  Wearing masks and costumes is common to the celebration.  The wearing of masks originally enabled people to mingle and join the celebration regardless of class.  The colors purple, green and gold also hold significance – purple stands for justice, green for faith and gold for power.

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Join the celebration and fly your Mardi Gras colors with a bright new garden flag!

Garden Flag Mardi Gras by LoveQuilting.com

Finished size 12” W x 14” L + Hanging Loops

Cut:

It’s My Party White by Hoffman Fabrics– 12-1/2” x 14-1/2” – 1 EA for front; 12-1/2” x 14-1/2” – 1 EA for back

Brilliant Blender Purple Gold – 4” x 10” for mask; 6” x 7” for hanging loop

Just Color Green by Studio E – 6” x 7” – 1 EA for hanging loop; scraps for letters

Just Color Butterscotch by Studio E – 6” x 7” – 1 EA for hanging loop; scraps for letters

Lite Steam A Seam II – 8” x 12”

Mardi Gras beads – 2 strands

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ALL SEAMS ARE 1/4”, unless noted otherwise.

 Make the Hanging Loops

Fold the 6” x 7” of Brilliant Blender Purple Gold in half lengthwise and sew with 1/4″ seam along the 7” side.  Turn right side out and press.  Repeat the above steps with the 6” x 7” piece of Just Color Green and Just Color Butterscotch.  Set aside.

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Prepare the Front

Print the applique template with the mask and the letters Mardi Gras (click here for full size applique template) and trace to the side with the paper grid pattern of the Lite Steam A Seam II.  Fuse the mask (following fusing instructions) to wrong side of Brilliant Blender Purple Gold and cut on the drawn lines.

Trace the letters onto the Lite Steam A Seam II.  Fuse the M, r, I, r and s to the wrong side of Just Color Green and the a, d, G and a to the wrong side of Just Color Butterscotch, being sure to follow the fusing instructions.

Remove the paper backing from the mask and the letters and arrange to your liking on the It’s My Party front fabric. The Lite Steam A Seam II has a tacky back which allows for you to re-position until it is to your satisfaction.

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Once everything looks good, press into place following the pressing instructions that accompany the Lite Steam A Seam II.

Stitch around the raw edges with blanket stitch, zig zag stitch, straight stitch or whatever stitch you desire.

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Attach Hanging Loops

Fold loops in half and line up raw edges with raw edge of top of flag front.  Place first loop 1″ from the left edge, the center of the second loop at the center of the flag (find the centers of both by folding in half and finger pressing), and the third loop 1″ from the right edge.  Check to make sure the space between loops is equal or adjust as needed.

Stitch loops into place with 1/4″ seam.

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Do you Wish to Add a Label?

If you wish to add a label as we did to the side seam, place the label 6-1/2″ from the bottom with raw edge of label lined up with raw edge of flag front side.  Stitch into place with 1/4″ seam.

Construct Flag

Embellish your flag front with Mardi Gras beads, available at party shops.  Layout the first strand of Mardi Gras beads, making sure to keep them at least 1” from all 4 edges.  We put small pieces of tape to hold them in place temporarily.  Using your couching foot or embellishment foot and preferred thread color, use a wide zig zag stitch to secure in place about every 2 to 3 inches.  Remove the tape before stitching in that section.  Helpful Hint:  Use stabilizer on the backside of the flag front to keep fabric flat.

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Place flag back over flag front right sides together and stitch all the way around, except for a 2” opening at the bottom for turning.  Turn right side out and press.  Top stitch around flag 1/8” from edge and again 1/4” from edge.

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Hang your garden flag and enjoy!

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Click here for a printable version of this tutorial including full size applique templates.

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

#mardigras #fattuesday #gardenflag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presidents Day Quilt Fabric Blow Out Sale!

We are participating in the Fab Shop Winter Blow Out Sale,  Monday, February 20th through Friday February 24th, 2017.   This is our biggest sale yet with over 1,000 bolts of fabric ON SALE!  For you, our loyal customer, we’ve started the sale early.  Get your favorite fabrics before the big Fab Shop announcement.

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These current, top quality quilt cotton fabrics have been marked down from our already every day low prices.  No coupon codes necessary – products on sale have been reduced and are ready to be put in your cart.

ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT THE CURRENT TREND IN DIGITAL FABRICS?

Fine details in vivid colors, these digitals are a precise work of fiber art.  Now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of these great prices and check out these gorgeous digital quilt fabrics.

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Pristine Wilderness by Hoffman Fabrics featuring the northern lights and lifelike wildlife, this digital print is perfect for the nature lover.

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Orchids by Elizabeth’s Studios features vibrant orchids ready to pop off the fabric and into your project.

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This digital Watercolor Palette by Hoffman Fabrics features every shade of Watercolor Batiks.  This is one of our most popular digital prints.

ARE YOU A MODERN QUILTER?

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Our hand dyed Indah solids by Hoffman Fabrics are saturated with rich tones front and back in the same high quality cotton of all Hoffman Fabrics Batiks.

DO YOU LOVE BATIKS?

Hand dyed patterned batiks or mottled watercolor batiks – these are the lowest prices around!

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STOCK UP ON BACKINGS with these hand dyed Bali Solids by Benartex Fabrics, only $4.99 per yard!

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ARE YOU A BEACH LOVER?

Get a jump start on your summer projects with our vast selection of Beach/Nautical fabrics at great sale prices!

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Lazy Beach fabric by Loralie Designs features the fun whimsical beach ladies and fun coordinates that we love with Loralie collections.

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Offshore by Riley Blake Designs features traditional beach/nautical prints.

DO YOU LOVE METALLIC HIGHLIGHTS?

Do you want to add just the right amount of sparkle to your projects?  We love the metallic highlights in Dance of the Dragonfly by Benartex Fabrics.

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NOVELTY PRINTS ARE GREAT FOCUS FABRICS

Check out Dory and friends in Disney Finding Dory collection by Camelot Fabrics.

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SPORTS FAN?  MUSIC LOVER?

We have something for everyone.

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Click here to view all our novelty fabrics.

There is so much more, we could go on and on!  The more you buy, the more you save!  Get huge savings now by shopping our What’s on sale?! category.  Order over $75 are shipped FREE!

Need project inspiration for all these wonderful sale fabrics?  Of course, we have many FREE downloadable patterns to help get you on your way, including many that are beginner friendly.

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

Quilt Fabric Love Pillow – Repost

Our Love Pillow was so popular when we originally published this blog and since we have so many new followers, we decided to re-post for everyone’s enjoyment.

Ask someone what symbolizes Valentine’s Day to them, and I bet most of the responses will be hearts.  For me, the symbol is CHOCOLATE!  The first year my husband and I were together, he brought home a large platter of chocolate covered strawberries and I knew he was a keeper!

It’s been 17 years and he still brings me a platter of chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day.  I designed this Love Pillow as a lower calorie, non-perishable version of those chocolate covered strawberries.

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LOVE PILLOW

Quilter’s Basic by Stof Baby Pink – 37″ x WOF (Background Fabric)

Scraps of pink, red, brown and green – We used Joy of Life for our LOVE letters and Hoffman Watercolor Batiks for our chocolate covered strawberries

Joy of Life Sweet Pea-Gold
18” pillow form
Optional: 18-1/2” x 18-1/2” fusible fleece
Prepare your pillow front by cutting an 18-1/2” x 18-1/2” piece from your background fabric. The remainder of the fabric should be cut in half giving you two 18-1/2” x 21” pieces.

Take the two 18-1/2” x 21” pieces and fold under 1/4″ along the 18-1/2” side of each of those pieces and press. Fold under another 1/4″ and press. Stitch those folded edges using an 1/8” seam allowance. This is the back of your pillow, set aside for now.

This pattern was designed using the fusible appliqué method, using Lite Steam A Seam II. The letters and images have already been reversed and are ready to be drawn on your fusible product.  Click here to download the letters and strawberry templates.

Once you have drawn the letters and shapes on to your fusible, fuse it to the wrong side of your fabrics. Cut the letters and shapes, remove the remaining paper and place them on the 18-1/2” x 18-1/2” background fabric. Once you are satisfied with the layout, press into place. Stitch around the edge of each appliqué to hold in place. This stitching can be with a straight stitch, zig zag, blanket, satin or any other decorative stitches that you prefer.

This next step is optional: Fuse an 18-1/2” x 18-1/2” piece of fusible fleece to the back side of the pillow front (the piece with your appliqué shapes). Mark diagonal lines in a 2” grid with your favorite method of removable marking, then stitch on each of those lines.

MAKING THE PILLOW:

Place the pillow front right side facing up. Place one of the backing pieces we prepared above, lining up raw edges, right side facing down with the folded finish edge towards the center. Place the other backing piece, right side down matching up raw edges, with the folded finish edge also towards the center. The two folded finish edges will be over lapped approximately 2”.

Stitch around all 4 sides with 1/4″ seam. Turn pillow right side out, insert pillow form and enjoy!

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

#lovepillow #valentinesday #quilt #fabric #freetutorial #chocolatecoveredstrawberries

Garden Flag Heart

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches.  Let all who walk down your garden path know that you’re in love with the fabulous heart shaped garden flag!

Heart Garden Flag by LoveQuilting.com

Finished size 10” W x 14” L + Hanging Loops

Cutting Instructions:

Hoffman Fabrics Joy of Life Sweet Pea Gold 10-1/2” x 6-3/4” – 1 EA; 10-1/2” x 14-1/2” – 1 EA

Hoffman Fabrics Joy of Life Pea Gold – 12” x 12” – 1 EA;  6” x 7” – 3 EA for hanging loops

Lite Steam A Seam II – 5” x 12”

ALL SEAMS ARE 1/4”, unless noted otherwise.

Make the Hanging Loops

Fold one Joy of Life Pea Gold 6” x 7” fabric in half lengthwise and sew with 1/4″ seam along the 7” side.  Turn right side out and press.  Repeat for remaining 2 pieces of Joy of Life Pea Gold fabric.  Set aside.

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Prepare Applique Template

Download the heart template (click here).  If you can print it on 11” x 17” paper, it will print on one page.  If you are not able to do that, you may have to match up the edges and tape together.

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Measure 4” from the very top of the heart and draw a dashed line.  Trace the top of the heart to the dashed line on the side with the grid of your Lite Steam A Seam II.  Following the directions that accompanied the Lite Steam A Seam II, fuse to the wrong side of the Joy of Life Pea Gold fabric.  Cut on the solid line of the heart – DO NOT CUT ON THE DASHED LINE.

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Line up the printed template, draw the remaining lines of the heart and cut  the heart shape.

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Flag Front

Remove the paper from the heart and line up the bottom edge of the fusible on the heart with the bottom edge of the 10-1/2” x 6-3/4” Joy of Life Sweet Pea Gold background, centering the heart.  Fuse into place following the fusing instructions that accompany the Lite Steam A Seam II.

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Add blanket stitch, zig zag stitch or your desired applique stitch, where the heart is fused to the background.

 Attach Hanging Loops

Fold loops in half and line up raw edges with raw edge of top of flag front.  Place first loop 1/2″ from the left edge, the center of the second loop at the center of the flag (find the centers of both by folding in half and finger pressing), and the third loop 1/2″ from the right edge.  Check to make sure the space between loops is equal or adjust as needed.

Stitch loops into place with 1/4″ seam.

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Do you Wish to Add a Label?

If you wish to add a label as we did to the side seam, place the label approximately 2-1/2″ from the bottom point of the heart, with raw edge of label lined up with raw edge of flag front side.  Stitch into place with 1/4″ seam.

Prepare Back

Lay the 10-1/2” x 14-1/2” Joy of Life Sweet Pea Gold back piece with the wrong side facing up.  Place the flag front on top matching up the top edges.  Trace the heart bottom on the flag back, including the notch in the fabric as pictured below.

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 Construct Flag

Place flag back over flag front right sides together and stitch all the way around, except for a 2” opening at one side for turning.  Clip at curved edges, turn right side out and press.  Top stitch around flag 1/8” from edge and again 1/4” from edge.

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Hang your garden flag and enjoy!

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Click here for FREE downloadable tutorial including full size applique template.

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

#valentinesday #heart #gardenflag

 

 

Garden Flag Football

Superbowl Sunday is Sunday, February 5th, featuring New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons.

Today’s project is a team neutral garden flag so that your guests are sure to know where the party is and that even though they may be cheering on a certain team, football is the name of the game.

We used only 3 fabrics in this flag, from our Hoffman Fabrics Watercolors Batik collection.  We chose these rich hand dyes for the saturated colors and textural properties they provide.

Garden Flag Superbowl by LoveQuilting.com

Finished size 12” W x 14” L + Hanging Loops

Cut:

Hoffman Watercolors Batiks Peter – 1/2 yard – Cut 12-1/2” x 14-1/2” – 2 EA; 6” x 7” – 3 EA

Hoffman Watercolors Batiks Biscotti – 1/4 yard

Hoffman Watercolors Batiks Snow – 1/8 yard

Lite Steam A Seam II – 8” x 12”

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ALL SEAMS ARE 1/4”, unless noted otherwise.

Make the Hanging Loops

Fold one Hoffman Watercolors Batiks Peter 6” x 7” piece in half lengthwise and sew with 1/4″ seam along the 7” side.  Turn right side out and press.  Repeat for the remaining 2 pieces of Hoffman Watercolors Batiks Peter and set aside.

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Prepare the Football Applique

Print the football applique template (click here for full size applique template) and trace to the side with the paper grid pattern of the Lite Steam A Seam II.  Fuse (following fusing instructions) to wrong side of Hoffman Watercolors Batiks Biscotti fabric and cut out the football.  Do the same for the stitches and the football accents on the Hoffman Watercolors Snow fabric.

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Remove the paper backing from the stitches and accents and arrange to your liking on the football. Once your football is assembled to your satisfaction, remove the paper from the football and place in desired position on one of the Hoffman Watercolors Batiks Peter 12-1/2” x 14-1/2” pieces.  The Lite Steam A Seam II has a tacky back which allows for you to re-position until it is to your satisfaction.

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Once everything looks good, press into place following the pressing instructions that accompany the Lite Steam A Seam II.

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Stitch around the raw edges with blanket stitch, zig zag stitch, straight stitch or whatever stitch you desire.

Attach Hanging Loops

Fold loops in half and line up raw edges with raw edge of top of flag front.  Place first loop 1″ from the left edge, the center of the second loop at the center of the flag (find the centers of both by folding in half and finger pressing), and the third loop 1″ from the right edge.  Check to make sure the space between loops is equal or adjust as needed.

Stitch loops into place with 1/4″ seam.

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Do you Wish to Add a Label?

If you wish to add a label as we did to the side seam, place the label 6-1/2″ from the bottom with raw edge of label lined up with raw edge of flag front side.  Stitch into place with 1/4″ seam.

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Construct Flag

Place flag back over flag front right sides together and stitch all the way around, except for a 2” opening at the bottom for turning.  Turn right side out and press.  Top stitch around flag 1/8” from edge and again 1/4” from edge.

Hang your garden flag and enjoy and may your team win or at least your favorite commercial!

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Click here for your FREE downloadable tutorial including full size applique templates.

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

#superbowl #football #gardenflag

 

Warm Quilt Fabric

Winter is here in full force which makes many of us quilters think of quilt projects.  Quilts keep us warm and cozy when they are wrapped around us, but they also bring warmth and comfort during the construction process.

The color palette of your quilt can heat things up even more.  Many of us have heard that the yellows, oranges and reds, or colors of the sun and heat, are the warm colors.  Blues, greens and purples, or colors of water, sky and ice, are the cool colors.

Even though we love all the colors of the rainbow, we’ve chosen some of our favorite warm colors to put on sale this week.  These fabrics are HOT, HOT, HOT!, at the HOTTEST prices around!  Turn up the heat in your sewing room this week with these MUST HAVE fabrics!

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These Watercolor Batiks by Hoffman Fabrics are just $6.65 per yard this week on sale!  Don’t have a project?  Stock up on backing or add to your stash because these prices are just too good to last!

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Spin by Windham Fabrics, a fun and bright blender/solid for any project for just $6.99 per yard.  That’s a great bargain!

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This week, we also have some of the luxurious Art Gallery Fabrics in the warm color palette on sale for only $7.49 per yard.  These are sure to go fast!

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What could be HOTTER than the red, orange and yellow fabrics at sale prices?  FREE downloadable patterns to inspire your next project!  Here are some of our favorites:

Red Hot Flashes – it may look complex, but this beginner friendly quilt is made with strip sets, then cut, turned and sewn back together.

Red Hot Flashes

How about Savoy?  Look too challenging?  The trick is in the full size wedge templates included with the pattern, used for cutting.  Would you believe the center is made with just simple strip sets?  Don’t take our word for it, why not give it a whirl and see for yourself?

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You can check out all our FREE downloadable patterns by clicking here.

Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day project?  Kisses and Hugs, Hugs and Kisses, bring the love to your table with our new X’s and O’s table runner.  Click here for the full illustrated tutorial from our Design Tips blog.

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Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

Quilt Fabric Wrapped Hanger

The inspiration for today’s project came from organizing my closet and trying to coordinate the color of the hanger my clothes hang on.  My favorite color is purple and therefore, I have a lot of purple clothes.  Purple hangers, however, are not very easy to find so I was having difficulty hanging purple clothes on purple hangers.

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My solution was that I would make my hangers purple by wrapping them with fabric.

The first attempt was done by using strips of fabric and by the time I was done wrapping, there were a lot of unraveled threads everywhere.  I loved the look because I love fabric anything and that clothes were less likely to slip off the fabric covered hanger.  However, I did not like the threads sticking out every which way.

For the next attempt I used the same size strips and pressed one edge under 1/4″ prior to wrapping the hanger.  I was pleased with the results and have provided step by step instructions below.

For best results, use a simple plastic hanger.  If your hanger has the hook doo-dads, just wrap the fabric on either side of those rather than cover them.

Cut 3 strips of Spin Purple by Windham Fabrics, 1-1/2″ wide full width of fabric and one 2″ square.

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Sew the strips together by placing right sides together at right angles and sewing a diagonal, see pictures below.

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Cut to 1/4″ and press seam open.

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Press one long side of each strip under 1/4″.

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Using your hot glue gun, glue the 2″ square at the tip of the hanger.

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Trim to about 1/4″ from each side which will be less bulk to be wrapped with your strips.

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Fold and press one end of your long strip set and with a small dot of hot glue, start wrapping at the tip of your hanger where you glued the fabric square.

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Continue wrapping your strip so that each wrap around the hanger, overlapping each wrap slightly.  Continue to follow the contour of the hanger.

When you get close to the end, cut the fabric strip and fold it 1/4″ on the raw edge.

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Fol the end 1/4″ and place a small dot of hot glue to attach the end and keep it from unwrapping.

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What a great gift idea for that friend that has “everything”!

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

 

 

Quilt Fabric Hand Warmers

In December, my husband and I took a trip to the Northeast.  Having spent more than 20 years in southern California, the approach of winter right around the corner, was a bit of a shock to my system!  Even though I had all the appropriate accoutrements such as layers of clothing, hat, scarf, mittens and boots, the temperature along with the wind chill factor was colder than I am used to.

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At the time, I was grateful it wasn’t January, when the temps could be 20 degrees colder.  There were times I thought my fingers would break off.  While I had my mittened hands embedded in my pockets, I thought it would be nice to have hand warmers.

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When we got back home, I quickly whipped up these hand warmers that I sent to family and friends.  These hand warmers are small enough to fit inside mittens or pockets and are filled lightly with rice.  They are briefly heated in the microwave and retain their heat for a short time.  Total length of time they hold their heat will depend on how much rice you put in and how long you heat them in the microwave.  To avoid possible burns, microwave for 15 seconds or less, then add 5 second time intervals if needed.  * * Never leave microwaves unattended when in use.  * *

Sending warm thoughts, we used a fun tropical print in the “warm” color palette, that reminds us of fun in the sun, Pareau Red by Hoffman Fabrics.

For each hand warmer cut 2 squares 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, then pink all 4 edges of both squares.

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Place fabric wrong sides together and stitch 1/4″ from the edge on 3 sides, leaving one side open.

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Fill 1/2 to 3/4 full with rice (brown or white rice – your option, be sure to use non-instant rice, or small beans work well also).

Carefully push the rice away from the opening to avoid the needle from hitting it and sew the open side closed.

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Warm them in the microwave and place them in mittens or pockets for outdoor activities.  Re-heat as necessary for continued warmth.

I made them in pairs so there is one for each hand or pocket.  Stack them and tie with a bow for a nice presentation.

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* *  Please note these are not washable as they contain uncooked rice.  * *

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

 

 

Lotsa Dots Quilt Fabric!

We’re going dotty with lotsa dots!  Large dots, small dots, bright dots, soft dots, neatly aligned dots, random dots, multi colored dots and funky dots.  We’re going absolutely dotty!  Would you love a fun dotty purse or a stylish new tote?

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Dots are very important in everyday life.  The dot at the end of a sentence indicates the end of a thought.  The dot in a website address, such as LoveQuilting.com, is necessary to get you to the correct web page.  If we left out the dot on our “i’s”, our words would look funny.  So if you have a project that needs a pick me up and you’re not sure what exactly will do, how about trying some dots?

From Loralie Designs, we have Dinky Dots and Doggie Dots (I love saying “dinky dots”).  You can’t go wrong with these dots, perfect for those fun whimsical projects.

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Having trouble picking a dotted color?  Rainbows of dots go with everything!

Rainbow Dot Black     Rainblow Dot White Bright

Windham Fabrics Basics provides us with neatly aligned dots for a more traditional appeal.  But don’t let the traditional look fool you, we have some of the brightest colored polka dots available!

Bright Dots Blue     Bright Dots Orange

If you’re not thrilled with symmetrical polka dots, check out our Hoffman Bali Chops Dots.  These hand dyed batiks feature tiny tonal dots randomly sprinkled on a mottled background.  These batiks can be used as a solid blender or provide slight texture to your project.

Bali Chop Dot Orchid     Dots Frost

Have an embroidery machine?  Dots make a great background for embroideries.  No embroidery machine?  Try an applique on a dot background and make some new pillows for  a quick home décor update.

Traditional quilters and modern quilters alike, love dots!

Best of all, all our dots are on sale this week!  Great time to stock up on dots for quilt backs, backgrounds and to enhance your stash!  All orders over $75 are eligible for FREE shipping.  Start shopping now!

With the holiday rush behind us, this is a great time to treat your sewing machine to a full cleaning.  Remember to clean out the dust bunnies, oil where necessary and treat yourself to a new needle.

Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

 

Storm at Sea Quilt

One of my favorite quilt blocks is Storm at Sea.  I love the movement created and the illusion of curves with all straight piecing.  I also love that by alternating placement of colors or light and dark shades, you can create designs that pop.  Below are a few examples of a Storm at Sea quilt designed on EQ.  All of these are made with just the Storm at Sea block and variations in placement of colors and shades.

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This post is about a Storm at Sea quilt that I made as a wedding gift for my cousin and his charming bride.  This Storm At Sea quilt, Our Hearts Will Go On,  features 2 hearts, perfect for newlyweds!

I found out that their favorite colors are blue and green, so I used that as a starting point.  This layout needed 4 blues, 4 greens, background fabric and then something to pop for the hearts.  Since my cousin loves sailing, Offshore Sailboat by Riley Blake Designs was the perfect choice for the hearts.

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The remainder of the fabrics are a combination of screen prints, batiks and hand dyed solids.

There are many techniques for creating a Storm at Sea block.  My choice for this block is Wendy Matheson’s A New Light on Storm at Sea Quilts, book and templates.  The instructions are very easy to follow.  The patches are slightly oversized which requires trimming.  The trimming step helps to keep the points sharp and the blocks square.

Even though the block instructions include some bias edges with triangular pieces of fabric, by placing the bias edge on the bottom, we had no trouble with stretching or wonky blocks.

We quilted this Storm at Sea quilt with an all over quilt design that represented waves and bubbles of churning water.  We love the movement of this quilt design and it provides the perfect density with wool batting between the layers.

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The wedding was December 11th in Virginia.  The decorations were spectacular.  The bride and groom looked fabulous!  We saw lots of friends and family and had a wonderful time.  We presented the quilt in private and they LOVED it!

The happy couple!

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Do what you Love – Love what you do – LoveQuilting.com

Placentia, CA

 

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