Special Projects

Our Wedding Day

Our Wedding Day Card by Audrey Pettit

Supplies:

Therm O Web Glitter Dust Black Nickel Photo Corners
Therm O Web XL Tape Runner
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive 1/4″Therm O Web 3D Adhesive Squares
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Tape
Therm O Web Zots Singles Clear Adhesive Dots Medium
Stampin’Up Cardstock
Little Yellow Bicycle Winterings 6×6 Paper Pad
Little Yellow Bicycle Wedding Favorite Pieces Cardstock Stickers
Papertrey Ink Fabulous Frames Die
I am Roses Flower
Webster’s Pages and May Arts Trim
Stampin’Up Chalk Pastels

1. Create a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base from white cardstock. Using Therm O Web’s XL Tape Runner, layer card base with three pieces of patterned paper. Machine stitch top layer.

2. Die cut frame from patterned paper. Apply Glitter Dust Photo Corners to the frame and adhere to the card base using iCraft Adhesive.

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3. Add Fabric Fuse Tape to the back of V-notched twill ribbon and adhere ribbon across the bottom of the card.  Tie a small strip of V-notched ribbon and tulle ribbon together with white string, and tie string into a bow. Adhere bow to the left side of the ribbon using Zots Clear Adhesive Dots. Add a flower to the center of the bow using another Zot Dot.

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Apply 3D Adhesive Squares to the back of a wedding cake and sentiment banner cardstock sticker and adhere stickers to the card. Add a light wash of pink color to the banner sticker using chalk pastels.


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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.

Additional Designer Notes:

I actually just free-hand drew my design onto the fabric in pencil first, and then added the stitching. The verse was a stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, but all the stitching was free-hand. I just drew a rough rectangular outline for the basket, added a curved line for the handle, and then broke the inside of the basket into small grid squares in which I added the satin stitch. Stitched around the edge of the basket and handle with an outline stitch. Then I penciled in stems for the flowers and stitched in outline stitch. Last is to add French Knots, simple leaves, and Lazy Daisies for the flowers.

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There’s something wonderful about sitting with a soft blanket and a little one on your lap!

Today we share with you a sweet as a strawberry quilt that used our HeatnBond…SpraynBond Basting Spray along with some super sweet fabrics from Shannon Fabrics!

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Strawberry Stripe Blanket

(Using a pattern from Shannon Fabrics)
Size 48” x 60”

Supplies:

Assorted Cuddle Fabrics from Shannon Fabrics (11 stripes – 6” wide by 60” long)

This example uses: 4 – strawberry print, 2 – cherry print, 2 – fuzzy red, 2 – striped red, 1 – blue

1 ½ yards batting
1 ½ yards complimentary Cuddle Fabric for the backing and binding
SpraynBond™ Basting Adhesive
Freezer paper
Thread
Walking Foot for your sewing machine

Directions:

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

2. Trim off any extra batting.

3. Fold the blanket in half vertically and mark a center line on the batting material.

4. Open the blanket (batting side up) on a large surface. Take the blue strip and place it evenly across that center line.

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Fold the blue strip onto itself, spray SpraynBond™ Basting Adhesive onto the back of the exposed half. Smooth it down onto the batting to adhere it. Now fold the other half of the blue strip onto itself, spray with SpraynBond™ Basting Adhesive and smooth it down onto the batting.

5. Figure out which direction the nap is going on your middle stripe. You’ll want to keep the nap in mind as you lay your remaining stripes down.

6.  Lay a Strawberry strip onto the blue stripe right sides together. Pin it in place. Repeat with another Strawberry strip on the other side of the blue center stripe.

Quilt-4Using a ½” seam allowance and a walking foot on your machine, sew each of the strips in place.

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7. Place a long piece of freezer paper under one of the sewn down strawberry strips. Spray the back of that strip with SpraynBond™ and smooth it down. Lay the next strip (we used the red fuzzy strip) right sides together on the sprayed down strawberry strip and pin. Repeat the same steps on the other strawberry strip on the other side. Sew both of those strips down.

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8. Continue to attach the remaining strips using the same freezer paper protection – spray – smooth down – pin new strip – sew procedures.

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9. Trim off and excess cuddle fabric and batting.

10. Use a 2” strip of backing material to add binding to the blanket.

Visit our friends at Shannon Fabrics for a great video tutorial on attaching a cuddle fabric binding.

http://www.cuddlesoftkits.com/cuddlesoftkits/binding-quilt-step-by-step.htm

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23 thoughts on “Special Projects

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  2. What a great project. Simple and attractive. Love Heat n Bond. Always make sure I have a supply on hand. Have tried other fusible s but always come back to my favorite .

  3. Great pillow idea. Especially love the snowflake. I do mixed media and I can see how Therm-o-Web products will make my life easier.

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  5. I have been so caught up in scrapbooking and crocheting for the last few years, I haven’t even thought about quilting. A friend of mine sent me a link to your blog and told me to check it out. I’m glad I did! I love all things soft and cuddly so naturally I zeroed in on your cuddle blanket! I can’t wait to get my sewing machine out and get started on it! Thanks for this posting and the pictures are great!
    Robin M

  6. That is a great idea to use the “scraps” from other cuddly blankets that you make. I love the softness of the newer fabrics and think that this project is one that I could finish in a weekend.

  7. Commenting on the Strawberry Stripe Blanket: I pick up remnants of fleece in the fabric store bargain bins, many of which are not big enough for much more than a neck scarf. I participate in my church’s Prayer Shawl ministry and when we get low on hand knitted or crocheted Prayer Shawls we resort to makimg quicky fleece blankets. Now I have a good technique to turn some of my remnants into fanciful, useful sized projects for the ministry … shawls, lap robes, baby size, etc.

    I look for and support all Made in the USA products, so I am looking forward to being entered in the Therm O Web PRIZE PACK drawing. Thanks for offering.

  8. This Strawberry Stripe Blanket is so cute, I want to make it.

    I’ve never been completely happy with fabric adhesives, but I have had very good experiences with products that Quilting Arts Magazine recommends. Today their newsletter sent me to this blog, and I am going to be very curious to try your adhesive. I’m also happy to be entered in in the Therm O Web PRIZE PACK drawing. If I won, it would give me an opportunity to try out more of your products, and that would be a pleasure.

  9. I love to sew! Lately it has been embroidery. At my house, if it sits still long enough it usually has something decorative on it. The Kiss of the Sun pillow will be a perfect accessory to brighten up after the winter doldrums.

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  11. I did not see the embroidery pattern to trace for the Spring basket Pillow could you please tell me where to gt it from. Thank you

    • Thank you Linda for your interest. There was not a pattern per say to offer however I can provide some wonderful instructions from the Designer..Audrey Pettit that I would be happy to email you! So glad you liked it!

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