Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Chamomile Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Erum Tasneem, 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 metal necklace and key chain:

Carpe Diem: Finish productI stamped one of the Carpe Diem stamp set sentiments to create a metal necklace and key chain. It’s perfect for gift giving.

Fika is often translated as “a coffee and cake break,” which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that. Fika is an attitude, state of mind, and important part of the Swedish culture.   I love how Altenew puts it – slow down and appreciate the good things in life. Which is what I’m trying to do.

Carpe Diem: Finish product
It’s pretty simple how this is done.

Decided on the image that would fit on the metal piece you have.

Stamp the image with ink that is made for metal. I used Stazon.

Carpe Diem: Finish product

Once stamped, heat set it but be careful because the metal will get hot.

Then I used a couple of metal hole punch to punch the hole at the top and a heart under the sentiment.

Carpe Diem: Finish product

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 05/10/2021 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 05/12/2021.

Free Gifts:

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money.

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gifts will be added to the cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 05/04/2021 through 05/10/2021. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Exotic Garden Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2021 through 05/06/2021. Shop HERE!

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Keren Baker

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

Jaycee Gaspar

Amanda Baldwin

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Norine Borys

Erin Thompson

Agnieszka Małyszek

Helen Kalb

Amber Rain Davis

Jenny Colacicco

Svitlana Shayevich

Erum Tasneem

Kymona Tracey

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Verity Biddlecombe

Tania Ahmed

Sandhya Iyer

Reiko Tsuchida

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Tina Smith

Tricia Schaden 

Joylita Dsouza

Nandini Karmarkar

Carpe Diem: Finish product

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.)

Stazon Jet Black

Thank you so much!

Flannel Receiving Blanket

Hello everyone! I’m here to show you how to make a quick and easy flannel receiving blanket.

This project is sure to please since it takes on time to create, and it’s for a baby, and we all love babies.

Take a look at this Flannel Receiving Blanket:

I love baby gifts! Giving them brings me much joy.

The two-tone color is perfect for the holiday season. Plus, it’s so warm since it flannel. The little bundle of joy will not be cold.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

It’s Christmas time! LOL, no, not yet, but before you know it, it will be here. Say hello to the Gnome for Christmas Flannel collection by Tara Reed. It’s a soft, warm, and cozy collection for those cold winter months.

This collection comes with 12 flannel prints in white, green, red, and black. Classic Christmas colors.

Here’s how to create this baby blanket:

Materials:

Note: Some of the links below contain affiliate links.

Gnomes for Christmas
Sewing Machine
Thread
Cutting Mat
Pins
Rotary Cutter

Step One: Cutting fabric

Cut two different pieces of the collection to 35 inches by 35 inches.

Step Two: Sew the panels

With a quarter-inch seam allowance, stitch all four sides leaving a three-inch hole for turning.

Step Three: Clean up and turn

Cut any edge that isn’t even, clip the corners and turn.

Step Four: Quilt the blanket

Free motion quilt or ruler quilt the blanket to your liking. I used a longarm and a heart ruler for quilting the edges of the blanket.

The blanket is finished!

Now it’s your turn!

Supplies used:

     Bernina 570QE

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Altenew Wildflower Paper Crafting Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Wildflower Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders. If you arrived here from the talented Audrey Yeager, 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.

Take a look at my distress paper pouch:

Distress Paper Pouch

I love this pouch. I have to admit it was a bit harder to make than I thought, but I’m glad I saw it through.

Distress Paper Pouch: Outside

Turn the pouch inside out is where I ran into a bit of trouble, and this is why my pouch has a distressed look. LOL!

I love that the lining fabric matches the paper.

Distress Paper Pouch: Inside

I used the Wildflower 12×12 Paper Pack. This print is called Wildflower Looper.

Distress Paper Pouch: vinylI paired it with Thermoweb Vinyl to turn it into a pouch as my secret weapon.

Distress Paper Pouch: vinyl

Let’s look at this distress paper pouch again:

Distress Paper Pouch: Finished pouch

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

Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/05/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/07/2021.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Kelly Griglione

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

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Patricia Roebuck

Virginia Lu

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Karen Brown

Lilith Eeckels

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Raquel Bowman

Erum Tasneem

Audrey Yeager

Kymona Tracey

Kelly Griglione

Kim Jeffress

Seeka

Zinia Redo

Bridget Casey

Victoria Calvin

Carol Hintermeier

Joylita Dsouza

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Helen Kalb

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.)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Another Craft Room Destash

 

It’s that time again for me to make some room in my craft corner.  I have to let go and allow these supplies to make someone else happy. So let’s DESTASH!!!!

Some of the items are new, and some are slightly used. The stamps and dies are in their original packaging.

Destash Boxes

 

Here are the details:

Each package costs $65, which includes shipping.

If you are interested, email me at kreativekymona@gmail.com with the following information:

→ The address you would like your package sent

→ First come, first serve. These boxes are ready to go.

→ Each box is full of stamps, dies, and other surprises.

→ I’ll send a PayPal invoice (which needs to be paid within 48 hours).

→ Packages will be mailed within 24 hours of payment with a tracking number sent to you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Chamomile Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Chamomile Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Jenny Colacicco, 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.

Take a look at my watercolor postcards:

Altenew Chamomile

Watercoloring is fun, and I love doing it to relieve stress and to play. This stamp set was perfect for this. The image is big enough to move colors around and play with mixing.

Altenew Chamomile

These postcards are going out to a couple of friends who are under the weather.

Altenew Chamomile

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

Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/27/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/30/2021.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Joylita Dsouza

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 Card Blog

Amanda Baldwin

Norine Borys

Carol Hintermeier

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Kymona Tracey

Joylita Dsouza

Nathalie DeSousa

Keren Baker

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Emily Midgett

Nichol Spohr

Sandhya Iyer

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Tina Smith

Verity Biddlecombe

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.)

Altenew Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway($300 in Total Prizes)

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Suddenly Spring Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Ardyth Percy-Robb, 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 mini album:

It’s been a long time since I created a mini album or worked with paper for that matter. It was fun.

I decorated each page with the blooming ephemera pack called Enjoy the Ride.

This is a great album to journal in and/or add photos.

Relax and just enjoy the ride!!

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 $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/25/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/27/2021.

Free Gifts:

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money.

Here are TWO ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Die Release Bundle. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/19/2021 through 04/21/2021. Shop HERE!

You can find free gift promotion banners HERE. (FYI, you can find all of our current deals and promotions on our Promotions page.)

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Carol Hintermeier

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 Card Blog

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.)

  

Thank you so much,

How to Make a Modern Trivet

Hello everyone! I’m here today to show you how to make a modern trivet or better know as a hot pad!

What is a trivet? It’s a small plate placed under a hot servicing dish to protect a table or surface. The one I created isn’t a plate but a padded fabric pad that is thick enough to protect your table.

As an Aurifil Artisan, each month, we are tasked with a project, and this month, we partnered with FreeSpirit Fabrics to create something of our choosing using 5 fat quarters of their Kaffe Fassett Collective Classics.

Let’s take a look at my modern trivet:

Modern Trivet: Finish Product

I can’t help but stare at this trivet all day long. I love how it turned out. I also learned how to do a couple of things that I have never done before.

The first is adding pom-poms in the corner of the sewn piece.

Second, how to do some tufting on this piece!

I learned all of this from Rashida Coleman-Hale of Ruby Star Society. I found her project pattern and knew I wanted to recreate it for myself using this vibrant fabric from FreeSpirit Fabrics called Kaffe Fassett Collective Classics.

Here’s how to create a modern trivet:

Materials:

Aurifil Thread 2460
5 fat quarters of Kaffe Fassett Collective Classics Fabric
Linen scraps
High Loft Polyester Batting
4 Felted Balls
Sewing Needle
Scissors
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting Ruler

Let’s get to work:

Step One: Cut the fabric

For the front of the trivet:

cut two 2 1/2 inch squares from 4 of the fat quarters
cut 8 2 1/2 inch squares from the linen fabric

Modern Trivet: Cut the fabric

For the back of the trivet:

cut one 8 1/2 inch square out of the 5th fat quarter

Modern Trivet: Cut the fabric

Modern Trivet: Cut the fabric

For the inside of the trivet:

cut two 10 inch squares

Modern Trivet: Cut the fabric

Step two: Prepare the patchwork

Decide on the placement for the 16 squares (8 pattern fabric pieces and 8 linen pieces).

Modern Trivet: Prepare the patchwork

Step three: Stitch the patchwork

Stitch the squares together using a 1/4 seam allowance. You should have 4 rows.

Now stitch each row together using a 1/4 inch seam to create one piece.

Modern Trivet: Stitch the patchwork

Iron the seams to each row in opposite directions.

Step four: Create the sandwich

Modern Trivet: Create the Sandwich

Place the two pieces of batting down first.

Then the patchwork right sides up first.

Last, place the back piece wrong side up on the top.

Modern Trivet: Create the Sandwich

Step Five: Stitch the trivet

Now stitch all around, leaving a 3-inch hole for turning.

Modern Trivet: Stitching the trivet

Step six: Turn and clip the corners

Now turn the piece inside out and push out the corners.

Step seven: Attaching the pom-poms

Decide on the pom-poms that will go with your trivet.

Modern Trivet: Attaching the pom-poms

Thread your needle and tie a knot.

Push the threaded needle through the corner of the trivet.

Modern Trivet: Attaching the pom-poms

Then push the needle into a small portion of the pom-pom, then back down into the corner’s center, making sure the pom-pom is steady in the center. Repeat to make sure the pom-pom does fall off.

Modern Trivet: Attaching the pom-poms

Repeat for all sides.

Once all of the pom-poms are sewn in place, whipstitch the opening closed.

Step eight: Tufting

Modern Trivet:Tufting

Tufting is easy to do.

Thread your needle with your thread of choice and tie a knot.

I wanted the ties to be on the back for this trivet, so I push the needle from the back and back down and tie it on the backside.

Tie a knot and cut the tails short.

Repeat according to your taste.

Modern Trivet:Tufting

Now you’re done!!

How amazing is this!!

Modern Trivet: Finish Product

This is perfect for my hot pot of boiling water to rest on my table.

Modern Trivet: Finish Product

Now it’s your turn to make a trivet. Pull out your scrap fabric stash and get to sewing.

I hope you give this project a try and let me know. I would love to see them.

Supplies used:

Bernina 570QE

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

 

Hello everyone and welcome to Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3!! Today we are celebrating Altenew turning 7 years old!!  If you’ve arrived here from Bumbleberry Papercrafts blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Let’s take a look at some my favorite creations from Altenew’s blog in 2020:

 

Here are a few more from the different blog hops in 2020:

Altenew-Wild & Free-Kymona Tracey 6artist watercolor 24 panLine Art Stamp SetAltenew-Hello and Hugs-Kymona Tracey

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

Prizes:

2021-Anniversary-BlogHop-Sponsor-Blog Post

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

 

Altenew: 5 $70 Altenew gift certificates

Jennifer McGuire Ink: $100 Altenew gift certificate 

Gina K. Designs: $100 gift certificate

My Sweet Petunia: $100 gift certificate

Spellbinders Paper Arts: $100 gift certificate

CiLi in Papers: €75 gift certificate

Lawn Fawn: $75 gift certificate

Online Card Classes: 3 online class spots

Altenew Academy: 15 online class spots

Auzz Trinklets N Krafts: $50 gift certificate 

Concord & 9th: $50 gift certificate

Hero Arts: $50 gift certificate

My Little Attic: $50 gift certificate 

Scrapbook.com: $50 certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate

Pinkfresh Studio: $50 gift certificate

Bumbleberry Papercrafts:  £25 gift certificate

Waffle Flower: 1 prize bundle valued at $32

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Ellen Hutson LLC: $25 gift certificate

Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2021 issue

 

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

 

Special Offer:

Altenew Free Shipping Promotion-Blog Post

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Kelly Griglione

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

Nicole Watt

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Kristina Pokazanieva

My Little Attic

Norine Borys

Michelle Short

Bumbleberry Papercrafts

Kymona Tracey

Kelly Griglione

Laurie Willison

Teresa Litchfield

Preeti Chandran

Christine Pennington

Carol Hintermeier

Keisha Charles

I hope you had fun hopping along with us today. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Altenew Whimsical Wonder Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew Whimsical Wonder Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, and embossing folders. If you arrived here from the talented Dana Joy blog, 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 tea pouches:Tea for Two

 

This stamp set is called Tea for Two.

Tea for Two

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

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner 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 04/11/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 9 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/13/2021.

Free Gift Promotion:

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gifts will be added to your cart automatically.

  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Whimsical Wonder release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 04/05/2021 through 04/11/2021. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/05/2021 through 04/07/2021. Shop HERE!

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Svitlana Shayevich

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 Card Blog

Nicole Watt

Jaycee Gaspar

Norine Borys

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Verity Biddlecombe

Nathalie DeSousa

Amanda Baldwin

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Svitlana Shayevich

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Simon Hurley

Agnieszka Małyszek

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Reiko Tsuchida

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Carol Hintermeier

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker

Sandhya Iyer

Seeka

Teresa Litchfield

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur

Tea for Two

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.)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

How to Create a Denim Pillow Sham with English Paper Piecing Hexagons

Hello everyone! I’m here today to show you how to create a denim pillow sham with English Paper Piecing Hexagons. Yes, I’m trying new things. The weather calls for it, LOL.

Springtime has arrived, and I couldn’t be happier. I love the smell of flowers, the birds chirping, and the warmer weather. Better weather calls for new skills and fun stuff.  Don’t you agree? So when Auriful asked their Artisans to create a project using English Paper Piecing (EPP), I was eager to learn.

So, let’s jump into English Paper Piecing.

English Paper Piecing is a hand quilting method that allows quilters to sew intricate and complex shapes with acrylic and paper templates. EPP involves using these templates to stabilize fabric before sewn together to form blocks, sewn together to make quilts, or whatever your heart desires.

It is most effective for shapes that do not have long straight sides and will require numerous set-in corners, such as hexagons.

Let’s take a look at my Denim Pillow Sham with English Paper Piecing Hexagons:

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Finish Product

 

I love this!! It was therapeutic to create. Sewing by hand relaxed me so much. It went by fast too.

Creating those hexagons would be hard if the English Paper Piecing method was not used. The edges of these hexagons are nice and clean because they are neatly folded underneath.

Interesting right? Want to learn more? Great, I’m going to show you.

Here’s how you create this Denim Pillow sham with English Paper Piecing Hexagons:

Materials:

Aurifil Monofilament Thread
1-1/4 inch Hexagons Acrylic Template
1-1/4 inch Hexagons Small Pack Paper Pieces
Sewline Glue Pen & Refill
Fabric -Tilda Chambray
Clover Gold Eye Applique Needles, No. 9
Best Press Spray Starch
Iron
Denim fabric
Quilting Ruler 3 Inches
Small Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
16 inch Pillow Form

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Materials

Let’s get to work:

Step One: Cutting the Hexagons

Cut 3-inch squares out of the different fabrics you choose. I cut 15.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Cutting out the Hexagons

I do this to make it easier to stack my fabric in smaller pieces than dealing with the entire fat quarter or yardage.

Then I stack the squares on top of each other and cut the hexagons out using the acrylic ruler.

 

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Cutting out the Hexagons

 

Step two: Glueing the hexagon paper template

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Glueing the hexagon paper templates

Now, place the paper hexagon template on the wrong side of the fabric and glue the sides down.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Glueing the hexagon paper templates

Do not let the glue touch the edge of the paper. You do not want glue on your needle.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Glueing the hexagon paper templates

Turn the edges over so that they stick on the glue.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Glueing the hexagon paper templates

Step three: Stitch them together

The fun begins now! Decide on the pattern you want to create.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Stitch them together

Start with two pieces and whipstitch two sides together using a small needle and Aurifil Monofilament thread. That way, you don’t see my stitches.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Stitch them together

Continue doing that until you have all of your pieces stitch together.

Once you’re done, take the paper out of each hexagon. They will come out with ease and stay in shape.

If you want, you can starch and iron them.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Stitch them together

This took me about 30 minutes to do with stopping to rethread my needle. Easy and very therapeutic to do.

Now it’s time to attach this piece to the denim fabric.

Step Four: Cut the denim fabric

The pillow form is 16 inches so cut the pillow front to 16 inches by 16 inches.

Cut two back panels to 16 inches by 10 inches. This will create the opening in the back.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Cut the denim fabric

Step Five: Attach hexagon to the denim fabric

You can sew this panel on the fabric, but I decided to use my sewing machine to complete the task.

Place the hexagon panel on the front of the denim front piece and pin.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons:Attach hexagon to the denim fabric

Add the Monofilament thread as the top thread in your sewing machine.

If your machine comes with an applique foot, use that. I’m using the #20C foot that comes with my BERNINA 570 QE sewing machine.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Attach hexagon to the denim fabric

Blanket stitch the entire piece.

Step Six: Sew the pillow sham

With the panel in place, it’s time to sew the pieces together.

For the back pieces, turn the 10-inch side over 1/2 and sew in place. Repeat for the second piece.

Place the front panel right-side up first.

Then place one of the back panels right sides down, matching the raw edges.

Now place the second-panel right-side down, matching the raw edges.

Both sewn edges should be in the middle and on top of each other.

Sew the entire pillow sham closed using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

If your hexagons hangover, trim them off. Trim the corners to reduce bulk.

You can zig-zag the edges if you want but not needed since no one will see it.

Turn the pillow sham inside out and push out the corners.

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Sew the pillow sham

Insert your pillow form, and you’re done!

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Sew the pillow sham

Beautiful right!

English Paper Piecing Hexagons: Finish Product

Now it’s time to make the matching pillow. The best thing about this pillow sham is it’s WASHABLE!!!

It’s your turn now to give this project a try. Will you? I would love to hear all about it.

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