Fabric Placemat and Coasters

Hello everyone! Kymona here with a new project for you, fabric placemat and coasters using fabric that is all about coffee.

Let’s take a look at a fabric placemat and coasters:

Super cute table setting for guests when they come over. A place for their mug and snacks without making a mess or leaving rings on the table.

These are easy to make and do not require a lot of fabric.

Fabric Collection:

Coffee Chalk by J. Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake Design is a brewed collection for coffee lovers. The prints contain nostalgic coffee pots, coffee cup border strips, dots, beans, swirls, and text.

Coffee Chalk Fabric

This collection has 30 prints and about 5 colorways.

Here’s what you need to create the placemat and the coasters:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Coffee Chalk Collection
Aurifil Thread
bernette 77
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter

Placemat:

Top, batting, and backing fabric: 13 inches by 10.5 inches
Binding: 2 strips

Coasters:

Top, batting, and backing: 5.5 inches

The placemat is made by creating a quilt sandwich, quilting it, and adding the binding.

The coasters are made but placing the backing fabric down right sides up, then the top fabric right sides down, then the batting.

Clip them and stitch around using a 1/4 inch. Leave a hole for turning.

After turning, stitch 1/8 inch around the entire coaster closing the hole.

Coffee Chalk

 

Coffee Chalk

Coffee Chalk

What do you think?

Will you try to make your own placemat and coaster? I would love to see them.

Supplies used:

Coffee Chalk Fabric    

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Needle and Thread Case

Hello everyone! It’s Happy National Sewing Month! Yayyy! That means I will dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to sewing and practicing my skills all month long.

Let’s start off with a super cute needle and thread case. I love sewing on the go, so having a cute case to carry all of my supplies in is perfect for me.

Let’s take a look at my new needle and thread case:

Needle and Thread Case: finish product

Cute shape, right?! I love the shape of these thread and needle cases.

Let’s take a look inside:

Needle and Thread Case: finish product

You can add your favorite threads and needles and keep them safe. The best part is the pattern is a free pattern from Sharon Holland!

Let’s take about this fabric:

This fabric collection is called Community from Rachel Erickson of Citrus & Mint Designs for Riley Blake Designs.

Rachel created this collection to react to the widespread hurt and divisiveness felt during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement. Both events left her wanting more unity, love, and diversity in the world and her desire to go outside, travel, and be surrounded by people again.

This collection comprises 24 different prints in colors like green, honey, orchid, coral, blush, blue, mint, and cream.

Here’s what you need to create your own thread and needle case:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Community Fabric
Needle Case Pattern by Sharon Holland
HeatNBond
Felt
Elastic
bernette 77
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Matching Thread Color
Pearl Snap
Snap Tool

Follow the pattern’s direction on how to make these. The pattern is easy to follow, and you can make a bunch of these in no time.

The finished size is 5 inches by 4inches, so you can make a couple of these out of two different fat quarters.

I love how these smaller thread sizes fit in this case.

Needle and Thread Case: finish product

Perfect for sashiko and embroidery thread as well.

Needle and Thread Case: finish product

Adding a pearl snap adds a finishing touch.

Needle and Thread Case: finish product

I love how the case holds its shape when it’s open.

Needle and Thread Case: finish product

I’m totally in love with these thread and needle cases. Very different from the traditional needle books.

So, tell me what you think?

Will you try and make your own thread and needle cases? I would love to see them.

Supplies used:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Community    

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Easy Modern Throw Quilt with Painter’s Watercolor Swirl

Hello everyone! Today, I’m with an easy modern throw quilt with Painter’s Watercolor Swirl fabric by J. Wecker Frisch.

Let’s take a look at my modern quilt:

modern quilt: painter's watercolor swirl

I love how easy and fun this quilt was to make. I used Riane Elise’s Companion pattern from her book Inheritance to make this quilt.

The simplicity and contrast of this throw quilt are amazing to see.

Fabric Collection:

Painter’s Watercolor Swirl by J. Wecker Frisch for Riley Blake Design contains 37 beautiful colors from dark to light hues.

Here’s how I created this throw quilt:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Painter’s Watercolor Swirl Fabric
Companion Pattern by Riane Elise
bernette 77
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Matching Thread Color

Follow the patterns directions for cutting and piecing. I

What I love about this throw quilt is that there is no binding. Yes, you can make a quilt without binding, and it still looks great. I got the idea from The Willow Market.

To achieve this, you just sandwich the pieces right sides together and sew them together, leaving a six-inch hole for turning.

modern quilt: painter's watercolor swirl

Once you turn the quilt inside out, it’s time to quilt it. Draw lines on the top of the quilt, 4 inches apart. Then follow them while stitching.

modern quilt: painter's watercolor swirl

Once you stitch all of the lines, your quilt is done.

modern quilt: painter's watercolor swirl

I love the look of the two warm colors together.

What do you think?

Will you try to make your own modern throw quilt? I would love to see them.

Supplies used:

   

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I Made Leggings and a Shirt using Jersey Knit Fabric

Hello everyone, I made leggings and a shirt using jersey knit fabric by EttaVee!!

Yes, I sewed a pair of cute leggings and a shirt for myself, and I’m so excited. Ever since I started sewing bags 4 years ago, I knew I wanted to start making my own clothes. I made one or two things in a class but nothing by myself until now.

These leggings are the first item that I’ve made without the help of a video or a class. I read the pattern and prayed, LOL!

Let’s take a look at my jersey knit leggings and shirt:

Jersey Knit Leggings: Finished Product

Yes!! I love them!

Jersey Knit Shirt: Finish product

Fabric Collection:

When I saw Riley Blake Designs new jersey knit collection included designs by EttaVee, I knew I had to make something. I follow Jessi (@ettavee) on Instagram and love her painting. They are bright, full of color, and very distinct. You can spot her work anywhere.

This collection includes marble, swirls, flowers, and brush strokes in browns, blues, pinks, black, white, and teals.

Jersey Knit EttaVee

Jersey Knit EttaVee

Jersey Knit EttaVee

This collection has 10 different prints. Perfect for making leggings, shirts, dresses, and more.

Here’s how I create these jersey knit leggings and shirt:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Jersy Knit by EttaVee
Jalie Stella 4023 Pattern
Jalie BOBBIE V-Neck Top
bernette 77
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Polyester Thread
Jersey Needles

All you have to do is follow the instructions that came with the pattern. It was so easy to follow. The instructions include how to stitch on a sewing machine and serger.

I used my sewing machine since many people do not have a serger.

Gather your supplies and get ready to start sewing.

Starting with the leggings.

Jersey Knit Leggings

Trace your pattern piece and lay it down on the fabric.

Jersey Knit Leggings: Cutting the pattern

Cut out the pattern.

Jersey Knit Leggings: Cutting the pattern

Jersey Knit Leggings

If you’re not using a serger, this is how the stitching should look.

Jersey Knit Leggings: Stitch the fabric together

Check out these leggings!

Jersey Knit Leggings: Finished Product

Perfect fit!

Jersey Knit Leggings: Finished Product

I can’t get enough of these leggings!

Jersey Knit Leggings: Finished Product

Now for the shirt!

Cut out all of your pattern pieces.

Jersey Knit Shirt: Pattern pieces

Jersey Knit Shirt: Pattern pieces

Pin each piece according to the pattern and stitch.

Jersey Knit Shirt: Stitch the pieces together

Jersey Knit Shirt: Stitch the pieces together

Jersey Knit Shirt: Stitch the pieces together

Here’s my finished shirt!

Jersey Knit Shirt: Finish product

Jersey Knit Shirt: Finish product

Now I have two new garments in my closet that I made myself! The fabric is so soft and fits perfectly.

What do you think? Will you try to make your own jersey knit leggings and shirt? I would love to see them. If not, what would you make with this pretty fabric?

Supplies used:

Jersey Knit EttaVee Jalie Bobbie pattern    

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Dream Glasses Cases

Hello everyone!! Do you wear glasses or sunglasses? Well, you are going to love these  Dream Glasses Cases I created.

I have a million and one pair of glasses for different outfits and my different moods. I’m not sure why -wait, I do know why I love the way they look. Glasses have become such a fashion statement piece that you can’t help but have 2 or more! LOL!

The fabric I used is perfect for this project because it’s colorful and fun.

Let’s take a look at my Dream Glasses Cases:

Glasses Cases: Finish product

You can’t tell me these aren’t cute.

Glasses Cases: Finish product

Fabric Collection:

Dream is a color-packed fabric collection designed by Krisy Lea for Riley Blake Designs. This collection is filled with a full spectrum of colors and features soft, rounded dreamy shapes – rainbow, clouds, hearts, and raindrops!

It is fun and brights any room.

Dream

This collection has 24 colorful prints that you can use to make glasses cases, pillows, pajamas, bags, and more.

Here’s how to create the Dream Glasses Cases:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Dream Fabric Collection
Free Glasses Case Pattern/Template
Quilting Ruler
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Snaps and Setter

Since I used a pattern/template that isn’t mine, I will show you via photo how I created these glasses cases!

Cut your fabric.

Dream Glasses Cases: Cut fabric

Add Interfacing and stitch the bottom.

Glasses Cases: Add Interfacing

Place the two pieces inside of each other.

Glasses Cases: Stitch and Put together

Stitch the top

Glasses Cases: Stitch and Put together

Turn inside out.

Glasses Cases: Turn inside out

Add snaps.

Glasses Cases: Add snaps

Nice and easy. You can make these in no time.

One snap glasses case!

Glasses Cases: Finish product

Flat glasses case!

Glasses Cases: Finish product

Two snap glasses case!

Glasses Cases: Finish product

Glasses Cases: Finish product

Glasses Cases: Finish product

Enjoyable glasses cases!

 

So what do you think? Fun glasses deserve to have fun glasses cases!!

Are you going to make your own? I would love to see them.

Supplies used:

Dream Bernina 570QE

 

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Hexi Pillow Cushion Tutorial

Hello everyone!! Today I have a cute Hexi Pillow Cushion tutorial to share with all of you. The fun part is the fabric! It has Santa Claus on it {smile}!

Yes, Christmas in June! It’s time to get ready for all things Christmas.

Let’s take a look at my Hexi Pillow Cushion:

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Finish product

Are you tickled pink like me?  Look at that button. It’s made of fabric too. I had fun making this pillow, but the button is my favorite.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Finish product

Wait, I have another goody for you. One of these pillows is waterproof and stain-resistant. I created these pillows for my niece when she goes outside. She loves sitting on the front step, and my mother always tells her not to sit on the cold concrete, so I made her a pillow for that purpose.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: finished product

Before I share how I made the pillow waterproof and stain-resistant, let’s learn about this fabric collection.

Fabric Collection:

This fabric collection is called Warm Wishes by Simple Simon and Company for Riley Blake Designs. There are 21 prints full of snowmen, wrapped presents, candy canes, and more. It’s full of love and warmth that you get from family around the holiday.

Warm Wishes Fabric Collection

Here’s how to create the Hexi Pillow Cushion:

Materials

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Warm Wishes Fabric
Creative Grid 60 Degree Triangle 8-1/2 in Quilt Ruler
Hobbs Poly-Down Batting
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl
Foam Brush
Dritz Cover Button Kit
Scissors
Poly-Fill Beads
HeatnBond Pressing Paper

Step One: Cutting fabric

Cut 2 triangles from 3 different fabric prints.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Cutting the triangles

Step Two: Sew the triangles

Sew the first three triangles together, pressing the seam allowance to the dark fabric.

Repeat with the next three triangles.

Sew the two pieces together.

Step Three: Cut the batting

Place the hexi piece on top of a piece of batting and cut 2inch past the hexi piece on all four sides.

Step Four: Stitching the two pieces together

Stitch in the ditch for every triangle.

Stitch 1/4 inch from the center stitch on both sides.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: stitching the two pieces together

Hexi Pillow Cushion: stitching the two pieces together

Step Five: Trim the excess batting

Trim the excess batting from the entire piece.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: trimming the excess batting

Serge or zig-zag the edge for easy turning.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: trimming the excess batting

Step Six: Cut the back piece

Cut the back piece by laying the front panel on top.

Step 7: Sew the front and back together

With right sides together, sew using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a 4-inch hole so you can add the poly-fill beads.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Stitch the front and back together

Step 8: Turn and Fill with Poly-Fill Beads

Turn the fabric inside out and use a point turner to push out the corners.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl

Fill the fabric with the poly-fill beads. Do not fill it up completely because you need to sew the edges and add the button.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Turn and fill with Poly-Fill Beads

Use your judgment on how much to add.

Step 9: Close the pillow

Stitch the pillow closed by hand or machine depending on the amount of filling you have inside the pillow.

Step 10: Adding the button

Use Dritz Cover Button Kit to make a fabric button.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Fabric Button Hexi Pillow Cushion: Fabric Button

Thread a long needle, push it in the center of the pillow from the back, and bring it out of the front.

Push the needle through the button notch and then back down the center of the pillow, pulling it from the back.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Adding a button

Pull the thread tight, tie a knot, and cut the threads, leaving an inch of thread.

Yay, you did it!

Hexi Pillow Cushion: finished product

Do you want to make your pillow waterproof and stain-resistant?

Here are the extra steps:

After step 6, protect your workstation with pressing paper.

Use a foam brush and apply a thin coat of HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl on the front and back pieces.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: Waterproof and Stain Resistant

Let it dry for 30-45 minutes.

Once the pieces dry, cover them with pressing paper and press on medium heat and no steam.

Hexi Pillow Cushion: HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl

Apply a second coat and repeat the steps above.

Once the second coat dries, start back at step 7 till the end.

Now you can sit outside on the concrete or grass with your new pillow.

Supplies used:

 

Warm Wishes Fabric Collection Bernina 570QE HeatnBond VinylPressing Paper

Altenew Adventures Ahead Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Adventures Ahead Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Mindy Eggen, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my stamped napkins:

Say Yes Napkins

LOL stamped napkins, who would have thought. I surely did. I picked up these napkins the other day for my family’s upcoming backyard movie night.

I loved the colors; they reminded me of the Caribbean sky, but they are pretty plain, so I decided to jazz them up with this fun sentiment.

Say Yes Napkins

Now that the world is opening back slowly, we are saying yes to new adventures as a family.

Say Yes Napkins

What new adventures are you saying yes to? I would love to hear from you.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/09/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/11/2021.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Laura Bassen

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Seeka

Amber Rain Davis

Erin Thompson

Tenia Nelson

Natasha Davies

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Kelly Griglione

Agnieszka Małyszek

LauraJane

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Carol Hintermeier

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Raquel Bowman

Sande Woodson

Nicole Watt

Anna Mahtani

Virginia Lu

Sandhya Iyer

Michelle Short

Victoria Calvin

Nathalie DeSousa

Keren Baker

Reiko Tsuchida

Patricia Roebuck

Mindy Eggen

Kymona Tracey ←here you go

Laura Bassen

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Vicki Finger

Joylita Dsouza

Preeti Chandran

Supplies used:

Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.

black ink

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Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch

Hello everyone!! I’m here today to show you my new holly holiday crazy pouch I created using some new fabric from Riley Blake Design!

I love making pouches, they are easy to make, and they make fabulous gifts. I know for many people working with the zipper is challenging, but it shouldn’t be. You have to get over that fear and just do it. Zippers are fun to work with, and they make any project that much more FABULOUS!

Let’s take a look at my holly holiday crazy pouch:

Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch: Finished Product

Cute right! Check out that patchwork. Isn’t it fantastic?! Guess what I didn’t use a pattern or ruler to accomplish this. I used a piece of fusible paper.

Holly Holiday Crazy Pouch: Finished Product

Yes, it’s a fusible paper called Crazy Quilt Paper by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Design. It is so EASY to use. I love it. As a matter of fact, the designer of this fabric collection, Christopher Thompson, introduced me to this fun way to patchwork.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

This collection is called Holly Holiday. It is full of a bright, bold palette of red, green, pink, and charcoal. Tons of festive florals, Santa faces, snowflakes, holly, geometric trees, and text prints that will warm your holiday heart.

Holly Holiday Fabric Collection

This collection has 24 prints. I love all of the pretty pinks, reds, and whites.

Here’s how to create the holly holiday crazy pouch patchwork:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Holly Holiday Fabric
Crazy Quilt Paper 10″ x 10″
Lori Holt Trim It Ruler 8.5″ x 8.5″ 
Creative Grid Perfect 10 Ruler
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
Clips

Step One: Cutting fabric

Cut (5) different 10-inch squares out of the fabrics you selected for the patchwork.

Cut 3 pieces of fabric using the 8.5-inch ruler for the back of the pouch.

Step Two: Prepare the fabric

Note: the instructions are on the packaging on how to use the crazy paper

Take one crazy quilt paper and press each paper shiny side down on the right side of the 10-inch fabric square.

Cut the line marked “cut first,” then cut the line marked “cut second.”

Then make the rest of your cuts according.

Step Three: Sewing the front panel

Now that each piece is cut mix up the numbers and pull 5 different pieces.

Start with numbers 2 and 3, pull the paper off, and sew them together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Then sew number 1 to that piece.

Then sew 4 and 5 together.

Finish it off by sewing the two bigger pieces together.

Step Four: Trim the square

Use the 8.5-inch ruler and trim the square.

 

 

Step Five: Sew the pouch together

Using your favorite pouch pattern, sew the pouch using the patchwork panel and the back panel.

Completed pouch!

Now it’s your turn!

 

Supplies used:

 

Holly Holiday Fabric Collection      Bernina 570QE
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Happy Birthday To You Celebration with Technique Tuesday

Hello everyone!! I”m here today too because it’s someone’s birthday day and I would love to say Happy Birthday to you.

I have not made cards in a long time and was delighted to sit and make a couple of them for you today using Technique Tuesday’s Happy Birthday Stamp Sets.

Technique Tuesday is having a celebration that you don’t want to miss.

Let’s take a look at my happy birthday cards:

If you remember, my card-making style has always been clean and simple.

These cards are a great representation of that style.

Happy Birthday

Sentiment stamps are my favorite because you can create any kind of card you want- from simple to elaborate just by using a couple of sentiments.

The stamp set I used to create these cards is the Large Birthday Stamp Set!

It has 8 sentiment stamps to choose from. Some are mixed fonts, and you can color in some of them. Creating different looks is easy with this set.

Guess what? – We have a happy birthday promotional offer for you!

Technique Tuesday has a 5-day celebration going on starting today, May 16th, to May 20th! The coupon code HBDAY21 will give you 20% off everything!  Yes!!! You don’t want to miss this offer.

Go ahead and add the stamp set above to that list!!

Who will you make birthday cards for this year? I would love to know.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday products were given to me. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

linen cardstock

 

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Easy to Make Toddler Dress and Top

Hello everyone!! I’m here today to show you an easy-to-make toddler dress and top!

For May, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at garment sewing. I’ve made a shirt and jeans in the past and love it. This month I wanted to make clothes for my three-year-old niece.

Take a look at the toddler dress and top that I made:

 

I am truly blown away by these cute garments. I used Dana from Made Everyday First Day Dress and Top. 

The fun part about them is the ease I had in making them and the cute button closure on the back.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

It’s called Rainbowfruit, a perfect name for this colorful collection designed by Amber Kemp-Gerstel of Damask Love.

It’s made up of 20 different pattern fabrics in pink, yellow, white, and blue. All so cheerful and fresh.

I can’t wait for my niece to try these on. She is going to love them. She is such a girly girl.

 

So what do you think? What will you make with this pretty vibrant fabric?

Supplies used:

     

 

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