Sunday, April 6, 2014

Truck & Tractor Quilt FREE Pattern!

Two of our favorite little boys (twins) just turned TWO and since their new bedroom is being decorated with Trucks their mom asked for Truck Quilts for their birthday. Yay!!! I LOVE having a reason to get my scissors into all of the cute "boy" fabrics in the shop!
The good news is that the center of these quilts are a Panel! The bad news is that these collections are already discontinued and our stock is very limited! If these fabrics are perfect for a special little in your life, place your fabric order soon!

The panel, skinny strips, and binding are from the Ruff 'N Tuff Collection.

The other strips are from the Trucks & Tractors Collection.

The finished quilts measure 42" x 64". All seams are 1/4", and the strips all measure as follows:

The Under Construction Panel: 23.5" x 44" (one panel)
3/4 Yard of Diamond Plate for the Skinny Strips: 1.25" x 44" (cut 9 total) AND BINDING: 2" x 44" (cut 5)
3/4 Yard of Trucks & Tractors for the Yellow or Blue Strips: 5" x 44" (cut 5 total)
1.5 Yards of Primary Trucks 1-2-3: 5" x 44" (cut 3) AND 44" x 5" (cut 2 - for this piece a 44" x 44" piece is needed due to the direction of the print, plus the other two 5" strips)
2 Yards of fabric for the Backing
Batting measuring 45" x 67" (I purchase 2 Yards of "Warm & Natural" Batting, then cut it down the fold using one piece for this project, and the other piece for my next kid's size quilt)

These were such fun quilts to make!!! There is something about starting with a panel that makes the project feel like it is sewing up faster than it does! Every quilt this size takes me about the same amount of time, but that feeling of it going quicker always makes me feel like I'm being more productive, love that! Can you relate!?! I used a clear thread for quilting the top and coordinating cotton thread for the bobbin. I took my time quilting around the big construction vehicles and outlining the individual boxes. When it comes to quilting there is no right or wrong - it is all right, so quilt as you like!

Happy Sewing!!!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014


I am SO excited to announce this week's joint Giveaway: I Love Big Buttons & Stitch Stash Diva!!!
Gena over at I Love Big Buttons has generously donated the most popular Rainbow Spectrum Starter Pack including the following products:

Rainbow Spectrum Starter Pack:
1. KAM Plastic Snap Setting Pliers
2. 2 Metal Setting Rods (the installed rod sets snap sizes 14, 16, and 20; the wider rod sets size 19 and 22 snaps)
3. Cap Dies (for setting size 16, 19, 20, 22, heart and star shaped snaps)
4. Screwdriver (for changing cap dies)
5. Awl (for creating holes in fabric)
6. An Instructional DVD with How-To Videos
7. And 100 Complete KAM Snap Sets (10 Sets of Each Color): Zinnia, Bright Red, Orange, Bright Yellow, Spring Green, Kelly Green, Mirror, Royal Blue, Violet, and Purple

IN ADDITION to this fabulous prize from I Love Big Buttons, the lucky winner will also win 2 Yards of Flannel Fabric from Stitch Stash Diva!!!

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Yesterday I made my own set of half-sheet Unpaper Towels and I am in LOVE! I never realized how big of a paper towel addict I was until I was first introduced to this project. Now, in addition to saving money at the grocery store, I now have a colorful and environmentally friendly replacement, WIN WIN!!!

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