iCraft Up Some Pretties with Our Adhesive

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It is always fun to find new ways to use your double sided adhesives, like the iCraft products.  Today, sharing a project demonstrating how you can create your own dimensional, layered background.  With just a bit of confetti, iCraft adhesive tape and background paper a unique design is simple.

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1.  Add iCraft tape to your background paper.  Press firmly to ensure that it intact. (Used 1/8″ tape in this example.)

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2.  Remove tape backing.

3.  Add punched pieces of paper (used Epiphany Crafts heart punch and hole punch) along adhesive.  Press lightly to ensure each is attached.

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Used the same technique to add glitter to the hearts.

Supplies:

iCraft 1/8″ adhesive tape
3D Zots
Memory Tape Runner XL

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Create an iCraft Watercolor Card

Are you familiar with our iCraft Adhesives?

Today Designer Erin Yamabe walks you through how to make your own unique card or even a canvas too with our iCraft Adhesive Sheets and Dots! Creating your own watercolor background is a snap with our iCraft adhesives!

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Supply list:

iCraft Adhesive Dots – 1.5 inch
iCraft Adhesive Sheets
Mini Sticky Tape Runner
Zots – Medium

Other Supplies:

Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Ruby Rock-it card base
Sizzix heart diecut
Bazzill rubon sentiment
Bazzill bling
American Craft & Ranger glitter

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Start by randomly adhering iCraft Adhesive dots to base of card.  Only remove backside of adhesive.

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Leave the top of adhesive in tact, to act as a mask.

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Spray your color shine liberally on card.  Wipe excess off.

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Remove top layer of adhesive from iCraft Adhesive dots.  Sprinkle with glitter.

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Adhere iCraft adhesive sheet to chipboard.  Run through favorite shaped die cut.

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Remove top layer of adhesive, and sprinkle glitter on.

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Adhere heart to card with mini sticky tape runner.

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Adhere sentiment and bling with Zots – medium size.

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DIY Washi Tape Tutorial with iCraft Adhesive

Have you jumped on the washi tape bandwagon yet? If so, you might like to try making your own – especially once you see how easy it is using iCraft adhesive sheets.

Today Designer Alice Golden is sharing a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through the steps of creating custom washi.

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Supplies

Therm O Web:

iCraft Adhesive Sheets
1/4″ and 1/2″ Foam Squares

Other:

PADX-229 Mambi Sheets Specialty Cardstock – Me & My Big Ideas
Background Basics: Newsprint, Fancy Folk Art stamps and dies – Papertrey Ink
Assorted ink pads
Spotlight glitter – Making Memories

Part of what makes washi tape so much fun to use is that it is slightly transparent. After experimenting with several options, including tissue paper, handmade paper, vellum, and coffee filters, I found that the best thing to use to create washi are paper napkins.

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The key is to separate the different layers of the napkin. You will want just a single layer so that it adheres to the iCraft and doesn’t separate when you apply it to your project.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-03 Adhere a single napkin layer to a sheet of iCraft. I experimented with using iCraft tape and while that works too, I like being able to create various widths of washi and the sheet gives you the most flexibility.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-04

Don’t worry about a few wrinkles – they add to the overall effect.
Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-05 Now comes the fun part – decorate your washi however you like. I added ink and stamped over the top. It is great to be able to create washi to match your project. Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-06This technique is very forgiving as any stamping imperfections disappear once you start cutting this into strips of tape.
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Trim around the edges of the iCraft sheet.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-08 And trim in whatever widths you like. You can trim in one direction to get a mix of patterns and colors or trim in the opposite direction to get uniform patterns.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-09 Because iCraft can be die-cut, punched, and torn you can create a variety of edges on your tape. Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-10 This only took a few minutes and used just a single sheet of iCraft – I love projects that are quick and inexpensive, don’t you?Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-11 Paper napkins are available in an unlimited array of colors and patterns – you don’t even need to add any ink or stamping – just separate the layers and adhere to iCraft. Here I used a blue napkin and added a few stamped images. I really like the way the white ink looks.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-12 When you are ready to use the washi on a project, all you need to do is peel off the protective layer on the back. A pair of craft tweezers come in handy here.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-13 I used some of the homemade washi on the background of this card. Notice how you can still see the patterned paper under the washi? Just like the real thing.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-14Coordinating stamps and die were used to create the focal point. A mix of 1/4″ and 1/2″ foam squares gives it added dimension.
Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-15Don’t throw away any leftover pieces of iCraft… here I used a scrap of iCraft and coordinating die to cut out petals.
Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-16 Adhere the die-cut iCraft directly over the stamped imageAlice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-17 remove the protective layer from the front and sprinkle with glitter. It’s a quick and easy (and much neater!) way of adding glitter to a project instead of using a liquid glue.Alice-Golden-DIY-Washi-iCraft-18 Here is the finished card – wish you could see it in person because that touch of glitter adds so much to the overall look.

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Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to let us know on our Facebook page or post a comment here with a link to your project if you give this technique a try. We hope you do!

Spring Crafting with Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive

Spring means fresh colors and celebrations!  

Getting an early start on Easter decorations is easy and fast  with iCraft sheets, there is no drying time which makes it convenient too!

Here is a project that took less than an 2 hours to complete.

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Here’s what you will need to create this project.

Therm O Web Products:
Medium Zots
icraft Sheets

Other Supplies you will need
Patterned paper of choice
Stickles glitter glue
embellishments of choice
Oval Templates in 3 sizes
Wooden Egg
Acrylic paint

Directions:

Paint Wooden Egg

Trace shape onto patterned paper and cut out

Adhere with icraft sheets

Cut 3 different sized Ovals using 3 different patterned papers

Adhere each to egg as shown using icraft sheets

Adhere your photo using iCraft sheets

Embellish as desired

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Glitter Up Your Birthday with iCraft Adhesive

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Happy Birthday Card by Daniela Dobson

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner
Therm O Web Zots Small
Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets

Other Supplies:

Samantha Walker patterned paper, stamps and dies
KI Memories pins
twine
ribbon
Clearsnap Ink
American Crafts glitter
3D paint

Directions:

1. Make card from cardstock.
2. Cut two strips of patterned paper, ink edges and adhere to the card front using  Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner Tie ribbon across the seam.
3. Die cut banner from Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheets. Peel off top layer and sprinkle with glitter.

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4. Die cut second banner from patterned paper and stamp with coordinating stamp in black ink.

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5.  Adhere both banners across the card using Therm O Web Zots Small  and Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares.

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6. Die cut a button from white cardstock and stamp with coordinating stamp. Tie to bow with jute. Stamp happy birthday on white cardstock, cut into a banner and adhere to the card using Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner. Add pins to bow. Add 3D paint to banner and let dry.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Therm O Web!

It’s Valentine’s Day!

The perfect day to show those your love just how much they mean to you! (although you can do this all year round!)

Designers Audrey Pettit and Rebecca Keppel have two projects that would be beautiful to have out any day of the year!

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No. 14 Heart Ornament by Audrey Pettit

Supplies:

Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Tape
Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive
Therm O Web Zots Singles Large Clear Adhesive Dots
Stamps: Stampin’Up
Floss: DMC
Ink: SEI
Paint: Delta
Beaded Heart: Jolees
Other: Muslin Fabric, Lace, Button, Thread, Hemp, Polyfill Fiber

I love to make handmade home decor pieces for the holidays. These little pillow hearts are super fun to create and make a great little gift or accent in your home. And with a few time-saving tricks thanks to the help of Therm O Web’s line of fusible adhesives, you can make a lot of these cuties in very little time. Bonus!

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To get started, hand cut or die cut three hearts from muslin fabric. They can be any size or shape you wish. My heart is about 3″ x 4″. If you are hand-cutting, make sure that all three of your hearts are identical. For mine, I free-hand cut my first heart, and then used it as a template for the additional two hearts.

Cut one of the fabric hearts randomly across into three separate pieces, as shown above. Now have fun embellishing the pieces with stamped images. I used some graphic number stamps and line border stamps. Using the cut edges as guides can help keep your stamping straight, or just go crazy. This is the messy, artsy part, so have FUN!

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When you are done embellishing, turn your cut fabric pieces over and apply Therm O Web Fabric Fuse tape to the edges. Adhere lace trim.

Now take your second muslin heart and spray it with Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive. Adhere your embellished cut pieces on top of the second heart to create one whole heart. Using Therm O Web’s fusible adhesives completely eliminates the need to pin each piece, which is a great time-saving tip!

Continue to embellish with hand-stitching along the “seams”. Dry brush white paint over the heart and stitch a large button to the top corner. Using a Large Zots Singles Clear Adhesive Dot, apply a beaded heart charm to the center of the button.

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Lay finished heart onto the third and last heart cut out. Machine stitch around the edges, leaving enough of an opening to fill with Polyfill stuffing before stitching all the way closed. I left my thread ends long for a different decorative touch. Tie a simple loop hanger out of hemp string and stitch to the top of the heart.


After the let down of taking down Christmas decorations, it is nice to have a reason to decorate again–enter Valentine’s Day decor! Making a pretty altered frame for Valentine’s Day is easy with Therm O Web adhesives.

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Love Frame by Rebecca Keppel

Supplies:

Therm O Web Memory Runner
Therm O Web iCraft Sheets
Frame
Patterned Papers

Start with an empty frame, some fun patterned paper a Therm O Web Memory Runner and Therm O Web i Craft Sheets.

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Cover the frame backing with patterned paper. Cut out a heart shape from the iCraft adhesive using a Cameo or other die cut machine.

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Peel one side of the iCraft sheet off and adhere heart to the paper covered frame back. Remove the protective top of the iCraft sheet and adhere buttons in the heart pattern. Once the heart is full of buttons, pour fine glitter over the entire area to fill small cracks that are too tiny to insert buttons into.

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Using an iCraft dot and tulle, make a rolled flower by twisting and adhering the tulle onto the iCraft dot. Spray lightly with Therm O Web Glitter Dust.

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Peel off the protective backing and adhere to the frame. A light spray of Glitter Dust adds a slight glittery touch and the adhesive included in the Glitter Dust helps keep the flower’s shape.

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The die cut iCraft sheets make this project quicker and easier than ever!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

♥ Rebecca

 

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Sweet Valentine Treats for Teachers

Since I’ve been wearing the Room Mom hat for over 5 years, we are always looking for new ways to show our appreciation!  This year, we are recycling some of the girls’ art boxes, and putting the card inside the box, and the gift cards right on top!

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Here’s the supplies we used:

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Therm O Web supplies:

Glitter Corners – Silver
Sticky Lines
Foam Squares
Glitter Dust – Pink
Mini Sticky Tape Runner
ICraft Adhesive sheets
ICraft Adhesive Tape – 1/4 inch
Zots – 3D

Other Supplies:

Heart Diecut – Sizzix
Distress Star Dust Dry Fine Glitter – Ranger
Patterned paper – Crate Paper
Doily – Joanns
Lace, Pearl Trim – Scrapbook Island
Flower – Prima

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To decorate the outside and top of the box, cut patterned paper to size of box.  Adhere with Sticky Lines around perimeter of the box.  Create paper bow, adhere with Mini Sticky Tape Runner and foam squares.  To create the glittered heart:  Adhere ICraft Adhesive sheet to cardboard.  Run through die cut machine [this is a Sizzix 4 heart die cut].  Peel off adhesive layer, sprinkle loose glitter and tap off.  Adhere heart to paper bow with 3D Zots.  Adhere bling with 1/2 3D zot.

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For the top of the box, spray doily with a light coat of Glitter Dust in pink.  I then layered and adhered the following with the Mini Sticky Strip runner: Doily to paper, heart to doily, and gift card holder to inside of heart.

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To create gift card holder, start with a 6 in by 6 in piece of paper.

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Fold in half on the diagonal.

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Score at the 2 7/8 inch mark, from both sides.

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Open up the paper, and fold new score marks over to meet in the middle.

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Fold in half, from the outside, so you create the pocket for the gift card.

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Slide gift card into the Glitter Corners, adhere to patterned paper.  And voila!

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Deliver Valentines In Style with Therm O Web

We’re just one week away from the sweetest holiday…Valentine’s Day!

Today Designer Melissa Bullock with a little help from her girls shows how you can deliver those Valentine’s in style!

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This idea came from an American Girl magazine.  Once my girls saw it they had to make one.  We just created it with Therm O Web!  And of course we had to make little doll-sized envelopes.

Therm O Web Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Washi tape
  • Small mailbox
  • Candlestick between 5″ – 8″ tall
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock

First cover the mailbox with strips of ribbon and washi tape.  Then out of iCraft Adhesive sheets, cut two large hearts for the mailbox end and 7 smaller hearts for the flag and mailbox body.  Peel off one layer of the iCraft backing, stick hearts to the mailbox.  ICraft Adhesive is so versatile it will stick to uneven textures, for example a seam between bulky ribbon and thin washi tape!  Peel off the remaining iCraft Adhesive backing and sprinkle iCraft hearts with glitter.  Use an old paintbrush to brush off excess glitter.  Finally, attach the mailbox to a candlestick with Jumbo Zots.

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Have you heard? We’re celebrating with a SUPER SWEET sale on our pink and red products! Head over to our website and do a bit of shopping today through Valentine’s Day! It’s a sale you won’t want to miss!

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Holiday Photos CD Holder from Therm O Web

With the holidays over, it’s time to gather up photos and share with family and friends, especially if you tend to be the designated photographer in the group.

Add a personal touch to your presentation by creating this festive CD Folder to hold those photos and include a special message or provide a place for them to journal their own memories themselves of the holiday.

Therm O Web can help put this project together in a snap and help you kick off the new year sharing your fabulous photos with those you love.

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Holiday Photos CD Folder by Patti Milazzo

Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Mini Runner – Sticky Tape
Therm O Web Supertape 1/8”
Therm O Web Zots – Bling
Therm O Web Zots – Medium
Therm O Web Zots – 3D
Therm O Web Glitter Dust – Silver
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheet
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Tape ½”
Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Foam – Squares

Other Supplies:

DCWV – The Evergreen Stack
Sizzix Dies (Big Shot) – Snowflakes and Styled Labels
Doodlebug Design Sugar Coated Metallic Aluminum Glitter
coordinating cardstock; hemp; alpha stickers

Instructions:

  1. Create CD holder from cardstock.  The example shown here is 11.5” x 9.5” with score marks at 5 ¾” (middle of the length) and at 4” from the bottom of the height of the folder.  2 half circles were then punched out from the top of the folded up ends.

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  1. Apply strips of Therm O Web 1/8” Supertape along the sides to be sealed on the folder, remove the protective strip and press the folded areas firmly.
  2. Embellish inside of folder simply with pattern paper strips and a scalloped decorative border.  Apply Therm O Web Silver Glitter Dust to black cardstock label for extra sparkle, let dry thoroughly.  Then use Therm O Web Mini Runner to adhere pieces.  Add words with alpha stickers to complete.

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  1. Create a simple note or journaling card to insert into the left pocket.  Cover the photo CD with pattern paper by applying a sheet of iCraft Adhesive to the back of pattern paper.  Cut a 4.5” circle and press firmly onto the top side of the CD, then insert into the right pocket.

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  1. For the front of the holder, pattern paper to cover background, a die cut a label from black cardstock and 4 snowflakes from pattern paper and vellum.  Spray all with Silver Glitter Dust and let dry.  Also cut pattern paper strips to create a border below the label.

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  1. Layer pieces to create the cover of the folder, adhering these with the Therm O Web Mini Runner.

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  1. To attach the label, apply several Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Foam Squares to the back and position just above the border strips.

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  1. Layer the snowflakes with Therm O Web 3D Zots and adhere them to the top and bottom opposing corners of the label with 3D Adhesive Foam Squares.  Add a little sparkle by applying pieces iCraft Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock, then punch small circles to be adhered in the center of the snowflakes.  Use Therm O Web Bling Zots to attach the small gems, as shown.

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  1. Finish the front cover with alpha stickers for the title/subtitle and use hemp as a closure for the folder.

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I hope your inspired to wrap up your holiday season with this project…Enjoy!

Patti Milazzo

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Capture Holiday Layouts with Therm O Web

A month ago today we celebrated Christmas all across the world.

Amazing isn’t it when you stop and realize that just a few weeks back we were surrounded with gifts, family, good food and more.

We’re stepping back and using the beautiful products sent by our friends at Die Cuts with A View to celebrate some of those moments.

Designer Melissa Bullock has the perfect layout today that captures moments from her holiday.

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Die Cuts With A View “The Evergreen Stack”
  • white cardstock
  • foam alphabet stickers
  • green and red rhinestones

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To make the glitter frame, die cut the frame with a digital craft cutter or manual die cut system using a sheet of iCraft Adhesive.  Peel back one layer of iCraft backing and adhere the frame to the project.  Peel back the remaining iCraft backing layer.  Sprinkle the iCraft frame with glitter.  Tap off excess.

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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!