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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Thanks for stopping by the  Therm O Web Blog today!! Don’t forget you can pick up any of our iCraft products from our online store! Just click here to shop! 

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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

Therm O Web Pinterest Inspired Shadowbox

We’re back with more Pinterest Inspired projects..and kicking off this week Designer Melissa Bullock with a special Shadowbox!

Shadowboxes are often overlooked not only as a special way to preserve keepsakes and also as a beautiful home decoration as well. This one will be treasured for many years to come!

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Original Pins: http://pinterest.com/pin/235876099205564403/ and http://pinterest.com/pin/235876099204026949/


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Therm O Web Supplies:

  • 1/2″ Super Tape
  • Jumbo Zots
  • 3D Foam Squares

Other Supplies:

  • shadowbox
  • photos/memorabilia
  • patterned paper
  • flower accents
  • die cut accents

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It is important to use a strong adhesive when creating home décor.  Super Tape is a fantastic choice!  Use Super Tape in place of regular paper-to-paper adhesive for shadowboxes.

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For non-paper memorabilia, like the silk flowers and ballet slippers, Jumbo Zots will provide a strong, lasting hold.

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Depth will add a lot of visual appeal in a shadowbox.  Use 3D Foam Squares to pop out die cut accents.

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We’d like to say a very special THANK YOU to Designer Melissa Bullock! She’s been such a fantastic part of our team  with Therm O Web!

Today’s shadowbox marks her final project with us! We wish Melissa and her family all the best from all of us here at Therm O Web!

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!

Pinterest Inspiration Week

There are so many great things to look at on Pinterest that I’ll often pop over there for “just a minute”, only to find out that half an hour has gone by. Here in Boston we have had our fill of winter. Between the blizzard two weekends ago and another storm this past weekend, it seems like maybe old Mr. Groundhog got it wrong after all. When I went to Pinterest in search of my inspiration for this project, I was looking for something to take my mind off of winter. Here is what I came up with:
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and here is the project – a beach themed breakfast tray.

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Start with an unfinished wood tray from the craft store then sand, paint, and adhere a collage of patterned papers (SuperStik Glue Stick and a Sticky Tape Runner work well for this). Then dry brush white paint over the whole thing. What really sets this tray apart is the jute wrapped handles.

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Sticky Lines is the perfect adhesive for this – it works like hot glue only without the mess!

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Cut a piece of Sticky Lines adhesive to the length of the top edge of the handle, peel off one side of the liner,

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and adhere. Keep the top of the liner in place until you have attached the bottom piece.

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Cut another piece and adhere to the underside of the handle.

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Adhere one end of a length of jute to the bottom edge of the handle. Inexpensive garden twine works well for this.

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Start wrapping…

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it really doesn’t take too long, but go slowly so that there are no gaps in the jute.

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When you get to the end, you might need to add a small sliver of adhesive to the end of the jute to keep it in place. I also used fine tipped scissors to trim the fuzzy ends of the twine that were sticking out – this made the handle smoother and nicer to hold.

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Thanks for visiting!

Supplies:

Therm O Web

Sticky Lines
SuperStik Permanent Glue Stick
Sticky Tape Runner

Other

Beach 12×12 Scrapbook Kit – Me & My BIG Ideas
Wood bedside tray – craft store
Jute – garden center
Acrylic paint – craft store

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Thanks to everyone who stopped by from Sew Daily! Our HeatnBond prize pack winner is:

This is so cute and yet so simple! LOVE IT!!! I’m working on cards for heart day…running out of time so I best get to it. Thanks for sharing and have a good one!

 

Congrats to you Debbie! Please email me at JSandvoss@thermoweb.com with your information! Be sure to visit us all this week for more Pinterest inspired crafts and projects!

 

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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Crafty Valentine Cupcake Garland

With the increasing popularity of all things cupcake, it’s no surprise that there is a huge variety of cupcake liners on the market. They are inexpensive and fun to collect, and not only work great for their original purpose, but are also fun to use in craft projects. Today Designer Alice Golden will be sharing an easy way to use iCraft adhesive dots and cupcake liners to create a Valentine themed window garland.

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To start, gather some cupcake liners in assorted sizes (alternatively, use one size and trim the edges with decorative scissors to create the various layers). ValentineGarland2 Slightly crumple the center of the liner to flatten. ValentineGarland3 ValentineGarland4 Use fishing line as the base of the garland and be sure to leave extra on either end. The garland is double-sided so that it will look good from any direction. Begin by creating a cupcake liner sandwich – place a liner face down and add an iCraft dot in the center. Run fishing line through the middle and top with another liner. ValentineGarland5 ValentineGarland6 The fun part is layering on additional embellishments. Add additional cupcake liners or die cut shapes, along with buttons, ribbon, and glitter. Use iCraft dots between the liners and Zots to attach heavier items.

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Die cut shapes from iCraft dots, add glitter, and use in the center of the medallions. Both the positive and negative images can be used. ValentineGarland8 Here the positive die cut is used on a cardstock circle… simply remove the protective liner from the front, ValentineGarland9 add glitter and brush off any excess.

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Here is what the negative image looks like applied directly to a liner.

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Try different size shapes and a variety of glitters. This one uses a small heart die and clear glitter.

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The heart from the center of the die cut above was added to the top of a button and glittered then attached using Zots.

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Buttons not only look good, but they help add weight to the garland so that it hangs straight down.

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Once you get started with this, you won’t want to stop!

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Therm O Web Supplies:

iCraft dots in assorted sizes 1/2″
Zots Singles Craft

Other:

Cupcake liners
Decorative edged scissors
Heart die cuts
Buttons
Trim
Glitter

Thanks so much for joining us today!


Before you leave today we’d like to say a special hello to all the Sew Daily fans who’ve stopped by to visit us! We hope you’ll browse through our blog and see more of the projects we’ve shared! For visiting we’d like to offer a giveaway! Sewing-Prize-Pack It’s filled with your favorite HeatnBond products PeelnStick and much more! Simply post a comment…let us know what projects you’re currently working on or even your favorite HeatnBond product!

We’ll give you through Saturday to post a comment and then announce our winner next Monday! So be sure to stop by and see if it’s you! Valentine-sale Just a reminder…our Valentine Red and Pink Sale ends tomorrow so now is the perfect time to stop up on all your favorite products! Click here to see which ones you love are on sale! Don’t miss out!

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For details on Audrey’s Pillow as shown today on Sew Daily…click here and page down to the project!

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!

Send Your Love in Style with Therm O Web!

February is the month of love and creating projects to celebrate this holiday!

We all need a keepsake box for those special Love Letters and Valentines.  This project is so easy and fast  to create and will last throughout the years.

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Therm  O Web Products:

Medium Zots
PeelnStick Sheets

Additional Products used:

Chalk in  and Patterned paper – Quick Quotes
Flowers – Prima

Instructions:

To begin cut your patterned paper to fit all sides of the mailbox.

Adhere the paper with PeelnStick sheets, there is no drying time with these sheets.

After you’ve adhered all your patterned paper.

Ink the edges and start embellishing!!  Super easy and before you know it you have a pretty box for all your sweetheart’s keepsakes!!


Have you heard about our Therm O Web Valentine Sale?!

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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 along with Pink Glitter Dust and more!

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

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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