Pinterest Inspired Notebooks with Therm O Web

We’ve been projects this week that are inspired from pinned images and such found on a favorite website…Pinterest! If you’re not already following us on Pinterest…stop by and do so!

Today Designer Jenifer Cowles finds sunshine on a cloudy day with her Pinterest inspired notebook!

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Here is my inspiration I loved this little cloud mural with the colored rain drops.

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Supplies:

Therm O Web Heat N Bond Lite
Therm O Web Fusible fleece
scrap of Canvas and small scraps for the drops
Twine from May Arts
Notebook

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Step 1:  Cut out you cloud and Fusible Fleece.  Sandwich you twine between the fleece and the canvas, Iron down your cloud.

Step 2: Sew the cloud on your canvas.

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Step 3: Cut out your raindrops and adhere them to the bottom of the twine, Sew.

Step 4: Cut out a piece of the HeatnBond Lite the size of your canvas and adhere it to the back, then adhere your canvas to the Notebook cover and you are done.

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Plain boring notebook into a fancy cute notebook to jot down all your ideas for a rainy day.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my project today,

Jenifer

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To the Moon and Back with HeatnBond

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I am ALWAYS excited to share a fusible applique project with you!

My tool of choice for many years has been Heat n Bond Lite. It is dependable and I use it exclusively for all my applique and all my workshops that I teach.

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I designed “I love you to the Moon and Back” for my husband.. mushy eh?

This quilts has both full fusible applique and the cut away method. You can see that when I cut away, there is just a RIM of fusible that acts as a basting line for my stitching. This way my LARGE shapes are always soft!

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Click here to pick up the FREE pattern from my blog!

I blog daily about quilting.. come visit me at blog.patsloan.com


How would you like to win some of the products used here today? Click here to go to our post on Wednesday and just leave a comment to be entered to win! It’s that easy! Our prize package is filled with your favorite HeatnBond products and much more! Sewing-Prize-Pack

Have a Heart {PiIllow} With Therm O Web

It’s official!

It’s February…or as we like to call it…the month of love!

After all..you can profess your love to your sweetheart on February 14th and the rest of the days..to everyone! We have the perfect way you can show your love from Designer Jenifer Cowles and her quilted heart pillow!

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Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share a quick and easy quilted heart pillow.

Therm O Web Supplies:
HeatNBond Feather Lite

Other Supplies:
Fabric Scraps
Embroidery Floss
Ric Rac 1/2″ from May Arts
14″ Pillow Form

Instructions:

Step 1:  *Note these measurements are for a 14″ pillow form.  Make a grid of 1 1/2″ squares on the Feather Lite HeatNBond.

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Step 2:  Cut out a 90 red and pink 1 1/2″ squares this will make up your heart, 65 white 1 1/2″ squares and 20 half square triangles.  Lay everything out as desired and press it all in place.

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Step 3:  Using 1/4″ seam allowance sew all of your seams vertically.  Press.  Using a 1/4″ seam allowance sew all of your seams horizontally.  Press.  Nice and easy

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Step 4:  Optional Embroidery around the heart.  Sew the front to the back with the Ric-Rac sandwiched in between leaving a 4″ opening.  Insert your pillow form and stitch opening closed.

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Now you have a quick cute pillow for Valentines day.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for more Valentines Day inspiration.

Jenifer


Speaking of prizes…we’d like to give you a chance to win the products our talented team worked with along with some additional products!

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We’re giving away the Evergreen Stack, Witches Brew Stack, Daily Photo Stack, Small Glossy Paper Stack…plus Therm O Web iCraft Dots, iCraft Sheet, Zots and our Mini Runner! All you need to do is go like us onFacebook or Twitter or both and then post a comment.

For each action.. like us on Facebookpost a comment, like us on Twitter,post a comment along with a comment about what you’re most excited to win. Each comment gives you another chance to win with a max of 3 entries! We’ll give you through next tomorrow to post a comment and then announce a winner this Thursday, February 7th!

Spring Basket Pillow Therm O Web Featured Project

If you haven’t received the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, this beautiful pillow by Designer Audrey Pettit was our featured project.

Here’s the full tutorial so you too can recreate it!

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Kiss of the Sun Decorative Pillow by Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Therm O Web HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
Therm O Web SpraynBond™ Basting Adhesive
Muslin and Wool Fabric
DMC Embroidery Floss
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Kiss of the Sun Rubber Stamp
Kraft Outlet Cardstock
Stampin’Up Basic Brown Ink
Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse Topnotch Twill Tape (3/8-inch)
Pinking Shears
Safety Pin
Used Coffee Grounds
Polyfill Stuffing

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Directions:

1. Cut muslin fabric to 4.5″ x 8″. Soak fabric in used coffee grounds and water to give fabric a stained and aged appearance. Allow muslin to dry completely.
*Note that the longer the fabric soaks in the grounds, the darker the staining will appear.

2. Draw or transfer embroidery pattern onto the muslin. For the project shown, the basket outline and flower stems were lightly hand-drawn with pencil as a general stitching guide. Embroider pattern as follows:
Basket Outline and Flower Stems: Outline Stitch
Basket Weave and Leaves: Satin Stitch
Flowers: French Knots, Satin Stitch, and Lazy Daisies

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3. Lay fusible fleece and stitched muslin out on a large surface. Fold back one half of the muslin fabric and spray SpraynBond™ Basting Adhesive evenly on the back of the fabric and smooth it out onto the fleece (reposition as needed to avoid any wrinkles or bumps). Repeat with the other side.

4. Trim off any extra fleece.

5. Cut backing fabric to size. With right sides facing, machine stitch layers together using a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving an opening on the bottom side. Flip fabric so that the right sides are out, stuff with polyfill stuffing, and stitch pillow closed using a slip stitch.

6. Stamp verse onto kraft cardstock with brown ink. Trim into a small tag. Cut decorative edge on bottom of the tag using pinking shears. Tie twill ribbon into a bow. Pin bow and tag to pillow.

You can shop online at our Therm O Web store for the HeatnBond and SpraynBond products as used for this project! Click here to shop!

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Visit Your Local Quilt Shop with Therm O Web

2013-Quilt-Shop-Day-250x250Today we’re excited to bring you a project from Designer Debbie Sherman and celebrate Visit Your Local Quilt Shop day too!

Up first..it’s always fun to team up with other manufacturers!

Teaming it up with Die Cuts With a View or DCWV has to be a one of the best collaborations for  some inspiring projects.  Today we are revisiting the holidays.

If you haven’t scrapped your favorite holiday photos yet, now is a great time to do it. Sometimes we just get too busy during the holidays. Here is a fun layout using two great products, Therm O Web Adhesives and DCWV holiday patterned papers.

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The poinsettia was made with a Sizzix Die using DCWV glittered papers.

IMG_6365Supplies used to create this layout:

Therm O Web Medium Zots
Sticky Mini Taper Runner 
3D Foam Squares White 1/2″


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We’d like to encourage our fans to help support their local Quilt Shops and today is the perfect day to do so given it’s “Visit Your Local Quilt Shop” day!

Therm O Web is joining in on the fun and we’d like to give you a chance to win some of your favorite Heat n Bond products! Simply post a comment and let us know the name of YOUR favorite Quilt Shop along with the city and state…and we’ll enter you to win!  Our prize package is packed full with your favorite Heat n Bond products and more! (Valued  at $42!!) We’ll give you through Sunday to post a comment and announce a lucky winner on Monday the 28th!

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Once you post a comment here be sure to join in on more fun!
I Love My Local Quilt Shop Fan Photo Contest

Click here to visit the Visit Your Local Quilt Shop page on Facebook and see how you can enter to win there too by sharing a picture of yourself in your favorite store! Be sure to let your local Quilt Shop know to stock up on your favorite Therm O Web and HeatnBond products!

Pat Sloan Is A “Little Flirt!” with Therm O Web

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My quilt “Flirt” is hanging in the CHA Booth this winter… I can’t wait to see the photos of the booth, I know it is going to be fantastic!!  I thought you might like to see how this quilt developed. I used a charm pack + more yardage. Some rick rack and some Heat n Bond lite brings it together!

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This blocks started like this

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then I tried out a flower idea.. which looked pretty good!

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Let’s add a few more with rick rack stems

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even MORE rick rack and now a border auditon

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How about a closeup

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Heat n Bond lite is so wonderful to work with. I can blanket stitch and it does not gum up AT ALL!

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and a last shot of the quilt before I stitched that binding on!

I blog daily about quilting.. come visit me at blog.patsloan.com

 

 

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We’re busy getting back on track from our time at Winter CHA! Look for photos from us this coming week of our booth and many of the products we spied throughout the show! Here’s a shot of Pat’s two beautiful quilts as part of the “Wedding Presents” area of our Winter Wedding booth!

Here’s a fun shot of our group (l to r: Scott Glazer, Sharon Contreras, Candace Kos, Lorin Glazer, Joe Wallentin and Julia Sandvoss) in our fun Therm O Web “photo booth” spot!

Last Minute Gifts Homemade Kindle Cover

Do you still need a quick last-minute gift, or something quick to make that special gift even better?

Well here is a quick Kindle cover that I made for my daughter, I can’t wait to give it to her.

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Therm O Web Supplies:
HeatNBond Lite
HeatNBond Fusable Fleece
HeatNBond Sew In Fleece

Other
Solid: Kona Cotton in charcoal
Flannel
Scraps
chipboard (optional for making your case a bit sturdier)
Ribbons: May Arts

Step 1:  Gather supplies, cut a piece of solid, flannel and HeatNBond Fusible fleece 12″x 8.5″.  Iron the fleece to the inside of the Solid cotton.

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Step 2: Apply Heat N Bond lite to your 7 scraps of fabric.  Cut out Hexagons, apply to the Sew in Fleece and sew around all edges at 1/8″.  Cut close to the edges leaving a small white space around the edge.  Sew your hexagons to the front cover of your case.

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Step 3:  Select 4 different ribbons for the corners, these will hold your device in place.  Sew them down 2″ over on each side.  Select another ribbon for your ties and cut 2 12″ pieces, place them in the middle of the 8.5″ side.

Step 4:  Sew the cover to the inside facing together making sure you catch the ribbon pieces.  Remember to leave a 3″ opening for turning.  Turn your case so both of the outsides are facing out, this is where you insert the chipboard pieces, 2 5″x8″ chipboard pieces, one for each side.  Stitch up your 3 inch opening and top stitch.

Step 5:  Sew down the center catching the loose ribbons on the inside.

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I hope you have enjoyed my little project today, it really isn’t that complicated and it took me about an hour to complete start to finish.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for more last-minute gifts from our very talented team.

Jenifer


In light of today being the one week anniversary of last week’s tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut we wanted to share some wonderful ways you, our fans can help and get involved.

PLEASE SHARE : Please Join in a National Moment of Silence in Honor of the Sandy Hook victims called for by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy at 9:30 a.m. EST, on December 21st , spend several minutes reflecting quietly on this terrible tragedy and take a five minute pause from all activity.

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The U.S. Postal Service has set up a dedicated PO Box allowing the public to send messages and condolences to the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary victims.

The address is:

Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470
Mail sent directly to Sandy Hook Elementary School will continue to be delivered to the school.

Sign the  Sandy Hook Elementary School National Sympathy Card

http://www.causes.com/actions/1715318

Newtown Memorial Fund

 Donate to the Newtown Memorial Fund. Click here for more information. 


Join in and make some snowflakes to brighten the new school the children will attend after winter break!

Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time.  They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf:

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Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!!  No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT  06514, by January 12, 2013.

Please note: Snowflakes can be delivered to the office .  Please note our office hours:  Monday thur Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  We are closed December 24 thru Dec 26. We reopen Thursday December 27. Thank you!

Coins for Sandy Hook
Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook.  Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc.

Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2013.

Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.

Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.  Phone: 203-281-6617

For questions or to reach anyone at Sandy Hook PTA, please email us at sandyhook@ctpta.org. The Newtown community has requested monetary contributions, but we do know there may be service and product donations that will be offered. For service or product inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com

Click here for more info!


Comfort Pillowcases for Sandy Hook

Like the rest of the nation, we sat and watched in horror at he events that unfolded in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.  We wanted to help, but not sure how.  We received an email from Patrick Lose today asking if we would help spread the word of Comfort Pillowcases for the kids in Sandy Hook.  Two local quilt shops are trying to collect a pillowcase for each of the 700 students in the school.  If you would like to make a pillowcase or 2 for the kids, please send to one of the quilt shops below.

The Yankee Quilter
5 Klarides Village Drive
Seymour, CT 06483
203-888-9196

and

Quilter’s Corner
312 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
860-355-4516

If you need a pattern to make a pillowcase, one may be found here: http://www.yankeequilter.com/SandyHook.html and don’t forget you can pick up any needed Therm O Web or HeatnBond products right from the comfort of your homes. Click here to shop online. 

My Girlfriend's Quilt ShoppeOur friends at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe are also participating! Details and video instructions can be found here.  


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Not the crafty type but would still like to help! Consider a donation to the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Parrish Comfort Dogs as spotlighted on CNN.Canine Foundation! These wonderful dogs and their handlers drove from Chicago to Newtown Connecticut to visit the families and help spread a bit of love and care.  Learn more about them here and how you can donate!

Thanks everyone…our thoughts go out to the Newtown/Sandy Hook Elementary Community!

Therm O Web Holiday Fabric Banner

It’s the holiday season!
Time to dust off your favorite pile of holidays fabrics and make something special!
Whether it be for a gift or for your home….Therm O Web adhesives will have your decked out in style!

Designer Tammy Tutterow has the perfect idea not only for a bit of decor but also something to help keep all those treats…organized!

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Combining fabric with great fusible adhesives can make holiday crafting quick and easy.  Add in a time saver like die cutting and you can create a unique project like this hanging pocket banner in no time at all!

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Cut two pieces of fabric for each pocket (Sizzix 657654 Jumbo Banners), cutting the fabric slightly larger than the size of the design on the die.  Cut a piece of Heat ‘n Bond Fusible Craft Interfacing for each piece of fabric.  Use an iron to fuse the interfacing to the back side of each piece of fabric.  Cut pieces of wool felt to fit the size of the desired die designs to be used as embellishments.  Cut pieces of Heat ‘n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-on Adhesive to fit each piece of felt.  Iron the adhesive onto the backside of the felt pieces.

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Die cut the prepared fabric pieces with the desired dies.  If using a thin wafer die like a Sizzix Sizzlit, place the felt piece fabric side down onto the die for the best cut.

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After die cutting, the trim pieces can be peeled off of the backing paper and used like an iron-on embellishment.  The adhesive backing is not tacky so scraps can be saved easily for use on future projects.

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Apply Super Stik Glue Stick to the interfacing backs of each piece of fabric.

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Place the fabric pieces interfacing side down onto cotton batting.

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Sew along the top of each pocket.

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Use pinking sheers to trim around the edges of each pocket piece.

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Pin each matching pocket piece together, batting sides together.

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Sew around the side and bottom edges of each pocket, about 1/4″ from the edge.  Leave the top open.

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Punch a hole in the pocket at the two top corners for placing grommets.  Depending on the size of the grommets, you may need to punch a couple of holes at each corner to create a large enough opening.

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Set a grommet in each hole according to the package instructions.

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Tie each pocket together using ribbon.  Pockets can be embellished as desired with additional die cuts.  On the pockets shown, a fabric label with initials was attached to each pocket to serve as a mini Christmas stocking for members of the family.  (See how I created the labels in this tutorial: Easy Holiday Fabric Tags.)

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Be sure to join us tomorrow for our final holiday idea from Designer Andrea Budjack!

Also don’t forget in all the holiday shopping hustle and bustle…you can shop right from home for all your favorite Therm O Web products! Skip the crowds and we’ll ship it right to you!

Therm O Web Ruffle Holiday Stocking 12/5

We’re trimming the tree and home with ideas for ornaments, stockings and more!

Today Designer Jenifer Cowles has a sweet holiday ruffle stocking with you. Make this in any pattern or colors to fit your style and theme!

 

Christmas Stocking by Jenifer Cowles

Therm O Web Supplies:

Heat N Bond Lite

Additional Supplies:

Canvas, trims, laces, fabric scraps, ribbons

 

Instructions:

1.  Draw out an outline of your stocking, trace a stocking you already have or sketch one out

2. Layout how you want your ruffles layered and sew them down

3. Gather supplies for the Monogram.  Use a font from the computer or just had draw the letter.

4. Iron the HeatNBond on to the fabric you want to use, trace the letter you want to use on the paper part of the HeatNbond.  Tip:  Make sure your letter is reversed that way when you cut it out it is on the correct side.

5. Iron your Monogram to the desired location on your stocking and sew it down.

6. Decorate as desired

Thank you so much for looking at my project today, make sure you come back often to see what else the design team has in store for you.

Jenifer

Spread A Little Joy with Therm O Web

All this week and next we’re sharing ideas with you for homemade holiday decor…stockings and ornaments are in the spotlight.

No need to go shop for these…instead let us help you with all the information you need to create one of a kind decorations for your home!

Joy Christmas Mitten by Audrey Pettit

Therm O Web Supplies:
Therm O Web Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing
Therm O Web Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse
Therm O Web Small Zots Singles Adhesive Dots
Therm O Web Gold Glitter Dust

Patterned Paper: Authentique
Dies: Papertrey Ink, Sizzix, Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
Star Branch: Prima
Trim: Papertrey Ink, Divine Twine, Craft Supply
Ink: Clearsnap
Paint: Delta
Glitter: Ranger, Martha Stewart
Linen Fabric, Chipboard, Rusty Bells, Chenille Stems, Micro-Buttons

One of my favorite holiday traditions is making handmade Christmas ornaments every year. I knew as soon as I saw this mitten die that it would make an adorable pocket ornament, perfect for tucking all sorts of little goodies into. I stuffed mine with a gingerbread boy and some holiday picks, but you could easily add a small trinket, sweet treat or even a gift card for a fun gift idea.

1. Die cut two mitten shapes from linen fabric. Die cut two mitten shapes from Therm O Web Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing. * Remember that the fusible interfacing has adhesive on one side, so be sure to die cut one shape, flip the interfacing over, and die cut the other shape.

2. Pre-heat your iron to wool (medium heat). Place the rough side of the Fusible Interfacing onto the back (wrong side) of material to be bonded. Cover with a light pressing cloth or tissue paper, press and iron for 10-15 seconds. Allow the pieces to cool and then check the seams for proper adhesion. Iron again if needed.

3. Adhere strips of Therm O Web Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse tape to a wide band of lace. Peel off liner and adhere trim to the top cuff of the front of the mitten.*Tip: Burnish the Fabric Fuse tape with a bone folder or rub-on applicator before peeling off the liner.

4. Die cut a gingerbread boy from raw chipboard. Paint ginger white, and once dry, add brown inks using a sponge applicator. Paint the center hearts red. Detail hearts and outline of ginger with clear glitter. Add two tiny buttons to the hearts. When the gingerbread boy is completely dry, spray it with Therm O Web Gold Glitter Dust.
*Note: Be sure to use Glitter Dust in a well-ventilated, protected area.

5. Lay the two mitten pieces together, wrong sides facing. Tuck Ginger and some holiday picks between the pieces, and working slowly, machine stitch around the edge of the mitten.

6. Create a big bow from wide ribbon, and embellish with more trim, die cut holly leaves, and rusty bells. Spray with Therm O Web Gold Dust Glitter. Attach bow to mitten front using Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse.

7. Attach hanger in back from twine or wire. Hang from your tree, or have fun tucking your pocket into some little holiday nook.

Be sure to stop by all week for more ideas using our Therm O Web Adhesives and Interfacings!

Do visit our online store to shop for all your favorite products!


Please now join us as Designer Pat Sloan gives us a look at this year’s Quilt Show!

The International Quilt Trade Show in Houston Texas was held in late October. Thermoweb had a booth and I was so honored to have my fabrics and quilts were used to showcase the Thermoweb family of products. This is whatthe show floor looks like.. the Main center row.

The day before the show opens, while everyone is super busy setting up, a series of marketing events is going on upstairs for the shop owners.

Thermoweb’s Candace Kos and I did our presentation in the early afternoon.

Candace did a demo of several of the products we use for quilting, the Heat n Bond lite, the spray Adhesive and the fleece.

I primarily use Heat n Bond lite, which is what my Red Apple Lane tree quilt is made with.

And then we pulled names to give a whole lot of things away!

The first day of the show the Thermoweb booth was rocking the customers!

Everyone was super busy answering tons of shop owner questions. See Jar? And the arrow above?

There was a giveaway of a Coach Bag… so so nice!!!!

We also had these full size spray bottles… what fun!

Both sides of the booth had a display shelf of our different products

and projects made up with them!

The super projects were made with my “Eat Your Fruits and Veggies” fabric by Jenifer Cowles and Andrea Budjack

Thank you for making such cute things with my fabric!

One day I was wearing almost the exact same shade as the spray bottle!

Candace Kos, Me, and Julia Sandvoss who also matched the booth!

There is also a beautiful display of quilts, which is the main focus of the Festival that follows the trade show.

If you would like to see the show quilts CLICK HERE

I blog daily about quilting.. come visit me at blog.patsloan.com