Check out my simple instructions for making this hot pad for the holidays over at Skip to my Lou’s Handmade Holiday series.
I used my new Garden collection for Kokka, which will be available in the next couple of months. (Those are my Folk Modern tulips in the background, which you can find here and here). The pattern is adapted from my Ticking Stripe Hot Pad pattern in 1, 2, 3 Sew.
Since I’ll be selling some things at the Indie Craft Experience’s Holiday Shopping Spectacular this weekend, I made a few extra.
Check out other posts and giveaways in the series on Skip to my Lou!
Tablet Clutch from Made with Moxie.
Felt Wall Panels from Design Milk.
Kennedy Bag Pattern from Big City Bags on Sew, Mama, Sew.
Punched Paper Balls from This Heart of Mine.
PacMan Ghost PopUp Cards from MiniEco.
Charley Harper Pajama Pants from Birch Fabrics.
Faceted Clay Rings from Poppytalk.
Quilt-as-you-go Baby Bib from Simple Simon & Co.
Happy Halloween! Here’s a tutorial I did for Whip Up a few years back. You can make it as a pincushion or fall decoration. My 8-year-old movie star and my 10-year-old doughnut are all ready to go trick-or-treating tonight! Hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!
I posted about the Quarter Circle Coasters project from 1, 2, 3 Quilt last week. Now you can head over to Craft Foxes and follow the instructions to make your own!
Photo above by Laura Malek.
Photo by Laura Malek from 1, 2, 3 Quilt.
I’m working on making the Native Star Duffel Bag from 1, 2, 3 Quilt and wanted to share a quick technique for matching diagonal seams. This is useful when matching seams cut at a 45 degree angle. Here, I am joining two strips to make the star on this duffel bag. In my book, I talk about various techniques for matching seams with seams pressed open and to the sides. For this project, I recommended using a pin to align the seams, but I wanted to offer more details about how you can do this with precision.
You can see that there are strips of fabric cut on the diagonal that I need to join with matching points. First, with one strip wrong side facing up, use a seam gauge to mark the seam 1/4″ from the raw edge of the fabric. Then mark the seams on the right side of the other strip. Place the two strips with right sides facing, and use a straight pin to precisely align your two marked points. Pin together and sew!