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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Pinterest Inspired Pillows and Sweet Baby Bibs

PinterestWe’re continuing on with our Pinterest inspired projects this week.

Did you know if even you don’t have a Pinterest account you can see all of our pins right from our Facebook wall! Click on the Pinterest icon on our Therm O Web wall to see all of our pinned projects and favorites!

Designers Audrey Pettit and Amy Friend will have you anxious and ready to get crafty and pick up some of their favorite Therm O Web and HeatnBond products!

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Friends Warm the Heart Pillow By Audrey Pettit

Supplies:
Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Tape
Therm O Web Zots Medium Clear Adhesive Dots
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Die: Papertrey Ink
Trim: Webster’s Pages, Stampin’Up, American Crafts
Floss: DMC
Ink: Stampin’Up
Buttons: vintage
Other: Linen Fabric, Gesso, Thread, Polyfill Fiber

Hand-stitched embroidery is a longtime passion of mine, and my Pinterest boards are full of sweet stitching and sewing projects that I want to give a try. Lately, I’ve been really inspired by Rebecca Sower’s amazing mixed-media fabric work, like this gorgeous journal cover.

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I pulled lots of elements from Rebecca’s piece into my project, including the color palette of neutrals mixed with bits of red and black, the layers of fabric, lace, ribbons, and buttons. I had so much fun putting this pillow together, and thanks to the help of some time saving tips from Therm O Web’s Spray n’ Bond Adhesives, it was really easy, too.

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To get started, die cut a mitten from linen fabric. Set the mitten aside for another project, because for this pillow, we are going to be focusing on the negative shape instead. Spray the back side of the fabric with Therm O Web Spray n’ Bond Fusible Adhesive and layer onto a larger piece of fabric. The Fusible Adhesive eliminates the need to pin the fabric in place, which is a real time saver.

Machine stitch around the outline of the mitten, and around the edge using black thread. I loved the multiple stitch lines that is so prominent in Rebecca’s work, so I went around my shape twice.

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Add random embroidery stitches around the outline of the mitten. Mix it up and just have fun!

Stamp snowmen, scarf, and heart images onto the center of the mitten. Using the stamped images as a guide, embroider the outlines of the snowmen and scarves. Satin stitch the heart.

Water color the scarves using a red ink pad and a wet paintbrush. Then paint the snowmen with Gesso. Dry brush more Gesso randomly over the entire piece.

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Stamp sentiment onto a thin strip of fabric and hand-stitch with black floss. Apply Fabric Fuse Tape to the back of the strip, peel off the liner, and adhere across the bottom.

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Lightly lift sentiment strip and tuck lace trim under the bottom edge. Add a few hand-stitches for decoration. Using Fabric Fuse Tape, adhere trims across the top of the mitten.

Spray the back of the fabric with Fusible Adhesive and adhere onto a larger piece of fabric. Machine stitch the edges. Dry brush with additional Gesso.

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Cut a second piece of fabric the same size as the layered front. Placing right sides together, machine stitch the pillow closed, leaving a small opening. Turn the pillow right side out, fill with polyfill fiber and slip stitch the pillow closed.

Adhere buttons with Zots Medium Clear Adhesive Dots. Tie a bow from shabby seam binding. Adhere onto pillow using Zots, along with another button tied with hemp cord.


For Pinterest Inspiration week, I was killing some time on Pinterest looking for inspiration for baby gifts.  I know of many babies who are about to be born and will be needing cute little gifts.  I was drawn to the useful gifts and settled on bibs.

I have to say that I was very eager to play with the Thermoweb Iron-On Vinyl!  There are so many possibilities and I intend to explore all of them but, for today, I’m sticking with the laminate baby bibs.  As a mother of three children, I have grown to really appreciate the importance of a good bib.  I like one that stays on, has lots of coverage, is easily wipeable, and has a pocket to catch the inevitable.  This bib has all of those things!

Supplies:

Two coordinating fat quarters
60″ half inch bias tape
Thermoweb Iron-On Vinyl
snap fastener kit
Teflon presser foot

Thank you to Blend Fabrics for sponsoring the fabrics used in my bibs.  The bibs in the main picture are made from Timber and Leaf by Sarah Watts.

Begin by printing out your pattern pieces.  The pdf file can be downloaded here.

Apply the vinyl following the directions on the packaging.  Because you don’t want pinholes in your laminated fabric, I suggest tracing your pattern pieces onto the paper backing which will cling to the laminate while you cut.

Do the same with the pocket pattern piece, using your contrasting print.

Next, cut your pieces and pull off the protective sheet to reveal your laminated fabric pieces.

Fold your bib pocket along the fold line (Remember not to iron directly onto the laminate, use that protective paper!).  Using a Teflon presser foot or an ultra glide foot, top stitch along the upper edge of the pocket. I used two rows of stitching for a more professional look but it isn’t necessary.

Stay stitch the pocket in place along the very edge.

Next, prepare approximately 60″ of half inch binding by folding it in half and ironing it.  You can use a Clover Bias Tape Maker in the 1/2″ size to make your own coordinating bias tape.  Begin applying the binding at the upper left neck edge as shown in the picture above.  Carefully work your way around the bib.

Finish off your bib by adding a snap using a Dritz snap fastener kit in the 7/16″ size.  This bib is made with Bugs by Jone Hallmark, perfect for a little boy.

For a fancier bib, you can use a pearl snap.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and won’t be scared to try your own iron-on laminate project!  It ironed on easily and yielded a really professional looking product.

 

Don’t forget…you can shop for all the Therm O Web and HeatnBond products used today right from our own website! It’s safe, secure and fast too!

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

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

 

Don’t forget…today is the final day to take advantage of our Red and Pink Valentine Sale! Visit our Therm O Web website to shop!!

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Sweet SprayNBond Candy Heart Potholders

AmyToday we’d like to officially welcome Designer Amy Friend to the Therm O Web Team!

Amy is a very talented Designer who will be bring to the our Therm O Web/HeatnBond team fantastic sewing and quilting projects that we know you’re going to love!

Here’s a little bit about Amy…

Hello! My name is Amy Friend and I am a designer, quilter, sewer and
printmaker. I have been blogging about my creations since 2009. I
enjoy a wide variety of crafts but fabric and printmaking have been long
standing interests of mine. Currently, I am particularly enjoying
designing paper pieced patterns, modern quilt making, and hand printing
my own fabric designs. I have an Etsy shop where I sell my patterns,
fabric and an occasional sewn item. In addition to the Thermoweb design
team, I am also a Sizzix design team member, BasicGrey Fabric Design
Team member, and part of the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang.
I have my BA in Art/Art History from Bates College and completed my MA
course work in Art History at the University of Delaware. I worked as a
collections curator of fine arts collections prior to saying home with
my three children ages 3, 7 and 10.

Please help us welcome Amy to the team…

Hi everyone, I’m Amy Friend and this is my first tutorial here on the Therm O Web blog.
I love to sew and blog about my creations at http://www.duringquiettime.blogspot.com.
Today, I’d like to share a project for those of you who would like to decorate your kitchen for Valentine’s Day or who find yourselves baking lots of sugar cookie hearts this time of year!
To make these potholders, you will first need to download the pdf template to cut the candy heart shape.
Next, gather your supplies. You will need:
Supplies:
solid colored pastel fabrics
twill tape for hangers

Using your template, for each potholder, cut two from fabric, one from Insul-Bright, and one from Fleece Fusible.  Cut the twill tape hanger to 5″.

Adhere the HeatNBond Lite Fusible to the back of the fabric you have chosen for your letters.  You can cut them using a Sizzix die, as was done here, or enlarge a font in your word processing program to approximately 2″ and use it as your template.  Create your words, looking to Conversation Hearts for inspiration of course (and nibbling a few along the way).  Use your iron to adhere the words to the potholder front.  Then apply the Fleece Fusible to the wrong side of the potholder front.  Using your free motion quilting foot, stitch around the outside edges of each letter.

Use SprayNBond to create your “quilt sandwich” and keep your layers from shifting while you bind.  First, lay out your backing fabric.  Spray and place your Insul Brite on top.  Spray again and top with your potholder front.

Baste your hanger in place on the upper left side of potholder (on the back).  Cut enough bias cut binding to bind your heart.  It’s important to cut your binding on the bias in order to manage the curves.  Machine stitch the binding to the front of your potholders and hand stitch in the back.

Go on and start a batch of Valentine’s Day treats!

Have you heard about our Therm O Web Valentine Sale?! We’re winding down for the last few days…

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Your favorite Red and Pink products are on sale today through Valentine’s Day! Stock up on your favorite SpraynBond and HeatnBond products (that Amy used today!) along with Pink Glitter Dust and more!

Click here to see all the products and do a bit of shopping!

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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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!

A Few of our Favorite Things Day Four

A Few of Our Favorite Things from 2012Hi everyone!

All this week we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite projects from this past year! Today does NOT disappoint!

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:


As most of you know Therm O Web has some of the greatest products available when it comes to making things stick together!!

I created this little Trinket box using Peel N Stick Sheets.  I used several other great Therm O Web products as well but I was so impressed that I didn’t have to get my hands all gooey with  the wet type adhesive and then sit around and wait for it to dry before I could finish my project.

To complete this project you will also need the following Therm O Web products.

I had fun making this little box!  It’s fast and easy with Therm O Web!


Have you played with our new ICraft adhesive line yet?  I absolutely LOVE this stuff, it comes in dots [2 sizes of circles], sheets [which are sticker magic to my girls!], and tape [3 different widths!]  LOVE it all!

Here’s a look at the supplies you will need:

Patterned paper, an embossing folder if you wish, bakers twine, glitter, foam squaressticky strip runner, ICraft Dots, and ICraft tape!

After I embossed the paper and inked the edges, I started glittering up my lollipop sticks:)

Simply lay your ICraft tape down on your project, peel off the top layer…

and wipe the excess glitter off, and repeat until you have the number of sticks you want.

For the tops of the lollipops, I paired up the bakers twine right onto the ICraft dot!

And simply wrap around, starting from the center…

And there you have your lollipop top!

CHA-LogoWe’re all gearing up for the Winter 2013 Craft and Hobby Show held in Anaheim, California this January 12th through the 15th!

Be sure to plan to visit our booth…see what’s new and join us for a bit of winter fun!