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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http://www.tammytutterow.com

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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!

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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

Everlasting Fall Leaves with Therm O Web

Have you ever wanted fall to last just a bit longer?

Looking for a way to use bits and pieces of fabric to top a gift, add to your decor or create a unique and fun accessory?

Today’s tutorial from Designer Andrea Budjack is quick and easy, taking less than ten minutes to get something that is ever lasting.

Quilting Arts fans..please keep reading for more information about Designer Pat Sloan’s “Zig Zag” Pillow Tutorial too!

Fall Fabric Leaf by Andrea Budjack

Therm O Web Supplies:

HeatNBond Fusible Interfacing
HeatNBond Fusible Fleece
SprayNBond Fusible Adhesive

Other Supplies:

Wire
Sewing Machine
Leaf Pattern

1.  Cut two piece of fabric, larger enough to cut out your leaf pattern.  Cut one piece of fusible interfacing and one piece fusible fleece.  Iron fusible interfacing to one piece of fabric.

2.  Bend wire into semi leaf form, leaving a few inches at the end that will stick out from leaf.  Lay between fusible fleece and fabric.  Iron.

3.  Spray on fusible adhesive onto fleece side of wired piece.  Lay fabric with fusible interfacing on top (fabric side up) and iron.

4. Cut out leaf pattern, lining up the placement of stem and wire.

5.  Stitch along edge of leaf and center.

6.  Curl or bend wire at the end of leaf stem.

Tip:  Make these in a variety of colors and place a few in a bowl or around the room for pops of color.  You can also add a pin backing to these and wear them as a festive accessory.


Welcome to friends finding us from Quilting Arts Magazine!

What do you get when you upcycle a standard pillow, add some Chevron stripes and fantastic snowflakes? A fun and frosty Zig Zag pillow designed by Pat Sloan! Make this Zig Zag Pillow using half square triangles and Therm O Web’s HeatnBond® Lite!

Directions for this comfy pillow and printer friendly PDF template created by Pat Sloan are available FOR FREE on our Idea Gallery page (http://www.thermowebonline.com/idea_detail.php?id=392 ). Make these pillows in any fabric patterns you like to work all year long!

Therm O Web would like to help you with your quilting and sewing projects by offering you a chance to win this box of our best selling products! It’s filled with HeatnBond goodies ranging from Fusible Fleece, HeatnBond Lite, Iron On Vinyl and much more! We know you’ll love this prize pack!

Simply post a comment here and tell us what project you’re working on or perhaps what you’ve just completed! We’ll select one random comment and announce the winner right here on the blog on Monday, November 5th.

Welcome to The One Million Pillowcase Blog Hop!

Welcome welcome!

We’re so pleased today to join the American Patchwork & Quilting – 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge (and Blog Hop!)

If you’re not familiar with the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge…let us give you a bit of background..

American Patchwork & Quilting is challenging their readers and fans to help reach their goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities.

Many charities can benefit from the donation of a pillowcase and the challenge gives you the opportunity to donate and make a difference in your community.

Make a pillowcase. Make a difference.

Therm O Web is a proud sponsor and participant in this challenge and is pleased to share with our readers and fans the pillowcases made for the challenge.

Designer Melissa Bullock worked with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop to make their pillowcases. They used this pattern for many of the cases!

Please visit Melissa’s blog to see more photos and the cute Girl Scouts in action!

Designer Daniela Dobson joined in the challenge too!

Our Therm O Web HeatnBond Lite was perfect for the bubbles pattern. Please visit Daniela’s blog for more info on her pillowcase project!

And Designer Erin Yamabe and her cute daughters made 7 pillowcases…

yes 7!! Please click here to visit Erin’s blog and see all the pillowcases they made!

So would YOU like to get involved and make pillowcases for charity? We’d like to invite our fans, readers, sewers…everyone to make a pillowcase or two! And in return, Therm O Web will send you a gift of some of our best adhesives and stabilizers! (one package of StitchnSew Tear-away Stabilizer, HeatnBond Ultrahold and HeatnBond Lite)

Here’s the details…use one of the pillowcase patterns found on All People Quilt website to create your pillowcase. Then email us at Contest@thermoweb.com for mailing instructions. Pillowcases need to be received by Saturday, October 20th. Once we’ve received your pillowcase, we will send out your gift for participating. And where will all those pillowcases go you ask?

Why to the Dover Children’s Home in Dover,  New Hampshire? The Dover Children’s Home has been helping children for over 120 years. They’re dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. For more information or to  find out how you can help, please click here to visit their site.

Would you like to see the other hop participants? Simply click these links to go to prior posts this month or join in for the remainder of days for September!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 Million Pillowcase Hop Schedule:

1. Welcome from American Patchwork & Quilting (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
2. Rashida Coleman-Hale (http://www.iheartlinen.typepad.com/)
3. Olivia and Alayna’s Pillowcase Project (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
4. Morgan’s Smile Factory (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
5. Pat Sloan (http://blog.patsloan.com/)
6. Northcott (http://pattispatchwork.com/)
7. Betsy Chutchian (http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com/)
8. Vanessa Christenson (http://www.vanessachristenson.com/)
9. Andover Fabrics (http://blog.andoverfabrics.com/)
10. Laurie Simpson (http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/)
11. Oak Hill, Ohio (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
12. Robert Kaufman Fabrics (http://www.swatchandstitch.com/)
13. Pam Buda (http://www.heartspunquilts.blogspot.com/)
14. Indygo Junction (http://www.indygojunction.com/blog/)
15. 4-H (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
16. Katie Hennagir (http://baywindowquiltshop.wordpress.com/)
17. Anni Downs (http://hatchedandpatched.typepad.com/)
18. FreeSpirit Fabrics (http://www.freespiritfabric.blogspot.com/)
19. American Patchwork & Quilting Staff (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/blogs/apqstaff/)
20. Patty Young (http://modkidboutique.blogspot.com/)
21. Moda Fabrics (http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/)
22. Monica Solorio-Snow (http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/)
23. Moda Bake Shop (http://www.modabakeshop.com/)
24. Andover Fabrics (http://blog.andoverfabrics.com/)
25. Roseann Kermes from Rosebud’s Cottage (http://rosebudscottage.typepad.com/)
26. Ann Kelle for Shannon Fabrics (http://www.annkelle.com/category/blog/)
27. Therm O Web (http://blog.thermoweb.com/)
28. Edyta Sitar (http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/blog/)
29. Fabri-Quilt (http://inspiredbyfabric.blogspot.com/)
30. Cherri House (www.cherryhousequilts.com)

Fabric baskets using Fusible Interfacing

We have a two story house and majority of my son’s toys are upstairs. He is fine with what he has downstairs, most of the time, but sometimes he wants different toys.  He loads his hands with cars and trains and carries them up and down the stairs. To help him with this endeavor I searched on line and found this wonderful Fabric Basket tutorial.

I followed her instructions and I used HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing by Therm O Web (medium weight).

Once all my pieces were cut, I followed the instructions on the back of the package to fuse the interfacing to the fabric.

Following the tutorial I sewed all the pieces together.

I added handles to mine so my son can easily carry the basket. I made two and my son loves them. These are perfect gifts for family and friends and can be used for many different things.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you find these tips helpful.

Have a great day.

Daniela Dobson

 

 

 

Easy Sewn Coin Purse from Tag Die Cut

Back in November I shared how I made fabric tags for my Christmas packages using the Tim Holtz Tag and Book Plates Sizzix die.  I was looking at one of those tags a few days ago and it struck me how if it were folded in (almost) thirds, it was the perfect size and shape for a cute little mini coin purse.

To create the mini coin purse, cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of thin batting slightly larger than the tag shape on the die.  Iron and fuse HeatnBond Craft Fusible Interfacing to the back side of the two pieces of fabric.

Cut the two pieces of fabric (with interfacing fused to the back side) and the one piece of batting using the tag die.

Apply SuperStik Glue stick to interfacing side of the two fabric tags.

Place the batting between the two fabric tags (interfacing facing the batting) using the SuperStik on the fabric tags to hold all three pieces together.  Sew along the outer edges of the tag, about 1/4″ from the edge.

Fold the tag so that the bottom edge is about 1 3/4″ from the top edge of the tag.  Fold the top of the tag down so that it creates a flap.

Place a piece of Velcro fastener on the inside of the flap covering the punched tag hole.  Place the matching velcro piece on the outside of the coin purse so that it matches up with the Velcro on the flap when the flap is closed.

Cut a piece of double fold bias tape over the bottom edge of the tag.  Sew the bias tape in place.  Sew both pieces of Velcro in place as well.

Trim the outer edges with pinking shears making sure to not cut into the line of stitching.

Fold the tag again and sew along the sides to form a pocket.

A fabric label can be added to the outer flap to hide the stitching from the Velcro tab.

This little coin purse is simple and so quick to create from scraps of fabric.  It makes a cute gift that can be easily personalized, all in under an hour.  (To make your own stamped labels, check out the tutorial I shared for the original fabric tags to see how I made some with stamps.)

Supplies:

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Three Trees

Christmas is coming, which means cuddling up and reading one of my favorite books: “Tale of the Three Trees.”  I love this story so much that I’ve incorporated the theme into my Christmas decorating! Meet my “Three Trees” pillow with sassy ball-fringe trim! (Pattern available for download here.)

Whenever I use cotton fabrics for a pillow cover, I always use the HeatnBond Non-Woven Fusible Feather Weight interfacing to add a bit of stability to the fabric. Today, I’m going to show you how easy it is to add to your projects!

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According to pattern instructions, I’ve cut out my pillow-top and back pieces from the cotton fabric. Now, I pre-heat my iron to a medium heat setting with steam.  On my ironing board, I have laid down my piece of interfacing so that the “rough” side is facing up. I lay down my pillow-top piece onto the interfacing so that the “wrong” side of the fabric will fuse to the interfacing. Next, I iron over the entire pillow-top area, holding the iron in place about ten seconds at a time.

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Once the pillow-top piece is fused, I repeat this step to the remaining back pieces for the pillow.  Once all pieces have cooled, I trim away the excess interfacing.

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And that’s it! You can proceed to the next step of the pattern!  It hardly takes any time to add this step to your favorite pillow cover project, yet you are left with a much more crisp-looking result.

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Merry Christmas!

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