Are you a fan of the new Cotton + Steel fabrics? I am… and I got some this week! These colorful prints with the ‘x’s’ on them are from the Basics Collection that I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop. I’m using them to make the Raindrops quilt from the new book ‘Fat Quarter Style.’
I picked a coordinating Kona solid for each print, and then I tried out three gray backgrounds to go with them. The first one is Michael Miller Cotton Couture Fog, then Kona Coal, and the last one is Cotton Couture Gray. I decided to go with the medium color, Kona Coal. It seems to contrast well with all the colors, and it’s not too dark.
Lots of chain piecing and pressing later, my blocks are done. Now I just have to stitch them together.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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It’s time to treat yourself to a pretty new pincushion! Learn to make this sweet pincushion that looks like a big beautiful flower. I use my pincushions so much…they are just so useful to a crafter. Having a brand new one is such a fun splurge, I can’t wait to get started.
Get crafty and sew up the most adorable gift bags ever! These gift bags are made out of felt along with some cotton fabric and wired ribbon to make the bag handles. They are a great size for small presents and gifts at 5’’ tall and 6’’wide (not including the handles). This blog tutorial includes free PDF templates for all of the pieces. I’m also sharing a .SVG file for Cricut and Silhouette users.
Fusible quilt batting is amazing for basting your quilt if you don’t want to use pins or basting spray. Have you ever wondered why so many quilters love it? Is it really such a big timesaver? Yes, it’s fast and easy and it’s what I use for all my quilts that are about 50’’ or smaller. Let me answer all your questions and show you how to use fusible batting!
Looking good! I like the idea of fat quarter quilts and you pick lovely pattern for yours.
Looks great; I love the contrast.
Sorry about the double post, but the linky tool is acting weird.
Have a nice weekend!
I just ordered my first bundle of cotton and steel and can’t wait to start playing with it! Your quilt is looking good!
Such a great quilt! I looked in my local quilt shop and it didn’t seem they had this fabric yet – I was a little disappointed! Will have to get my hands on it another way.
Gorgeous blocks! The Kona Coal is the perfect background!
Are the cotton and steel fabrics stronger? I am looking for a stronger fabric to make a quilt for my daughters bed that will stand up to the abuse her dog will put it through. I have had to replace her comforter 5 times this year due to her dog ripping it, I would appreciate any advice you could give