Hop Along With our Spring Pillow Project

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This week is all about inspiration, and from one of our favorite places Pinterest.  Being that a pile of fabric strips were sitting at the end of the craft table, a quilted project seemed like a perfect way to go.  The search began and found a little inspiration though this photo.

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With strips of torn fabric, the basket weave effect came to be.  Once each strip was in place, using fusible fleece, the front woven panel was then ironed together and trimmed along each side.  The back panel of the pillow was then constructed from one solid piece of fabric and ironed on to fusible fleece as well.

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The bunny was cut from two piece of white fabric fused together using fusible web, light weight.  Found a bunny pattern on Pinterest here and cut out from fabric.  Added thread for the eye.  Used SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Spray for the backside and ironed on to the pillow to keep in place as it was stitched to the pillow.  The pillow was then constructed, stuffed and completed with a stitched side and a pom-pom tail.

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Spring Bunny Pillow by Andrea Budjack

Supplies:
SprayNBond Fusible Adhesive Spray
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
Fabrics
Pillow form or stuffing
Flower trims

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If you search Pinterest for altered composition books, there is tons of fabulous inspiration available. They make a nice, personalized and cheap gift!

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Start with a plain composition book – many dollar stores carry them.

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Using Therm O Web Super Stik, completely coat the cover of the book and the back side of patterned paper with adhesive. Coating the cover and the paper insures permanent sticking power.

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Don’t cover the binding with patterned paper. Instead use some Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and a wide ribbon or trim.

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Cut strips of the Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and completely cover the binding:

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Peel off the red protective backing an apply ribbon and trim to fit. Once the cover and binding are done, decorate the cover with other embellishments. (Zots are perfect for adding buttons!)

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Next, to make tabbed pages, cover several pages with Therm O Web Memory Runner XL adhesive and cover with patterned paper here:

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and here:

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For a page with a seam, cover the seam with Sticky Lines:

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and add a trim:

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And there you have it, a very inexpensive but super cute gift inspired by Pinterest!

Altered Composition Book by Rebecca Keppel

Supplies:

Sticky Lines
XL Tape Runner
Super Stik Glue Stick
Composition Book
Papers and Embellishments
🙂 Rebecca

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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!

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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

Therm O Web at CHA Winter 2013

We’d like to invite you to join us today for a walk through the 2013 Winter CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) event at our Therm O Web booth. We realize not everyone can attend so here’s a peek into what goes on at our booth!

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For this show we chose a Winter Wedding theme for our booth. Snowflakes, wedding bouquets, bridal veils and more all come together with our Therm O Web Adhesives and our Glitter Dust Spray and new Photo Corners.

The booth takes almost 3 days to set up from the outside truce to all the product placements and arrangement.  There are endless details to coordinate…but in the end it always comes together..and once again did for our Winter Wedding!

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Joe and Candace testing out placement for the Photo Booth frame..

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Scott trying out the frame and photo props…looking good!

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Putting the final finishing touches on the booth for the start of the show..

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And we’re ready and busy…

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One our of “Winter Wedding” guests having fun after our make n take!
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Our beautiful “Guest Table” with cards, gifts and presents for the couple..

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Our “Wedding Head Table” with flower bouquets, headpieces and much more..TOW-Wedding-Table

Our Therm O Web “Wedding Cake” with layers of Mini Runners, Glitter Dust, NEW Glitter Dust Photo Corners and Zots!

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Cards, paper flower bouquets, wedding purses and more all using our Therm O Web products and Glitter Dust!

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Some of our amazing ladies.. Lorin and Sharon!

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Susan Opel from Paper Crafts and Julia..

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Candace and Julia at the Fave Crafts Blogger event with Liz Del Real Hicks, Lorrie McCullers and Mr. Fave Crafts himself!

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Our booth team…left to right: Scott, Sharon, Candace, Joe, Lorin and Julia.

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Time to tear down…strangely tear down does go much quicker then setup!lol

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We hope you enjoyed the peek into CHA! Be sure to join us all this week as we share more photos from the show and help you wrap up all those holiday memories with projects highlighting Therm O Web and Die Cuts with a View! We’ll see you right here tomorrow!

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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!

Glitter Dust Makes Quick Gifts Magical

Last minute gifts do not have to look boring even if they are simple to assemble.

Therm O Web Glitter Dust adds pizzazz to any last minute project or gift idea.

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Simply make a pocket – or even quicker use a premade one. Tie a large bow around the pocket. Once the bow looks good spray liberally with Therm O Web Glitter Dust (here in Silver). The Glitter Dust will dry with a magical glittery look AND help the bow keep it’s shape! Once dried insert treats into the pocket. If using more than one candy cane or lollipop use a Therm O Web Medium Zots to stick them together to make it easier to tie a tag around them.

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Medium Zots
Therm O Web Glitter Dust in Silver

Other Supplies:

Simple Stories pocket
Jenni Bowlin tag
May Arts trim


Welcome to friends finding us from the Sew Daily Newsletter and Stitch Magazine!

Happy Holidays to you!

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 Special Projects page (https://thermoweb.wordpress.com/special-projects/ ). 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 Friday, January 4th.

Meet Me Under the Apple Tree and Bring Your Bike!

Right before the Quilting trade show we do a LOT of long hours sewing up goodies for the booths.

This Fall I provided quilts for the Therm O Web booth from my new 9 block series called ‘Red Apple Lane’

The first block I did as a single quilt is “Meet me Under the Apple Tree”.  I loved designing this block and Used Heat n Bond Lite for all the applique.

In the middle I used the Therm O Web’s Fusible Fleece. It is fantastic for small quilts as they will lay very flat.

I also made a single quilt from “Bring your Bike”.

Isn’t this fun?

Find my “Red Apple Lane” 9 part pattern at Bigfork Bay Cotton Company HERE

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

 

Butterflies-A-Flutter baby quilt

Hi Everyone!

We would like to welcome our Sew Daily readers to our blog!  In honor of all you stitchers, sewers, and quilters…here’s a beautiful baby quilt created by our design team member, Jenifer Cowles! We all know little girls are made of sugar and spice…but also wings and a pinch of fairy dust!

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Beautiful baby quilt featuring SpraynBond Adhesives

This beautiful quilt features our new spray adhesive, SpraynBond Basting Adhesive, to make quick work of the design and applique work! Simply spray the backs of the butterflies and then arrange your quilt. If you don’t like the placement of some of the butterflies, simply move them! After you have the arrangement where you like, sew them into place. The adhesive will actually wash out of the material when you launder the quilt.

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SpraynBond Basting Adhesive was used to design and attach the butterflies!

Customize this beautiful quilt for the little girl in your life! Change the patterns, the colors or even the shapes to gear it towards your sweetheart’s favorites…

Be sure to check out the idea page on our website for detailed directions and a PDF pattern for the butterflies used on the quilt!

Post a comment and tell us how you got to our blog and you’ll be entered to win an amazing HeatnBond Prize pack!!!

Therm O Web HeatnBond Prize

It’s a Miracle.. Batting tape!

I frugal… I save my batting scraps

Because I often closely quilt my work I can easily use them up!

When Therm O Web came out with Batting tape I was all over it!

Now instead of overlapping my bating

I cut the edges straight and lay them next to each other

The tape has the fusible on one side

the other is a fine gauzy material

see how thin it is?

Lay the fusible side down over the seam

Heat up your iron to wool or even hotter.. I use same setting I use for my Heat n Bond Lite

Heat long the length of the tape

for 15 to 30 seconds

see the backside?

this batting is READY TO USE!

I really love this stuff.. and so will you.. wink!

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

Baby Quilt with Basting Spray

I thought that I would share this super cute and easy baby quilt that I made in 1 day.  I knew that I wanted to use this pattern from the Moda Bakeshop website, if you have never been there you need to go, tons of great ideas and patterns.

The only thing I changed from the pattern is that I used the new Basting Spray by Therm O Web.  I sprayed it outside on a piece of waxed paper to the back of my leaf shapes.  This spray gives it just enough adhesive to stick but magically not gunk up your needles.  YEAH HOO!!

After I sprayed it on my shapes I then added them to my background and they stuck even after sticking them and removing them several times to get the desired look that I wanted.

After I had the desired placement I took my quilt to the machine and blanket stitched them on with no build up on my needle.  I then made my quilt, following the directions and everything turned out perfectly.  I also washed my quilt before I gave it to the new mother and there was no residue from the spray and everything washed out beautifully.

This was a great pattern and I made it start to finish on a Saturday, with the help of the Basting spray it cut down on my time immensely.  This new Basting Spray is now at Joanns, I know that this will definitely be a staple in my quilting supplies.

Here is a close up.

Thank yo so much for taking a look at my project today, make sure you come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Jenifer Cowles

Pat Sloan on Spring Projects

It’s Spring (at least in MY mind) and I’m ready with my ‘Go To’

size of Heat n Bond Lite…. the 75 yard box!

yep… I love this box!!

So what do you say about an easy peasy spring table runner?

My fat chicks are perfect for this.  Whip up a few for Gifts..

don’t you think your Mother-in-Law will adore it?

Need a Lesson on Fusible applique? See step by step photos at this free tutorial HERE and HERE

Click HERE to my free pattern page… pattern is towards the bottom

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