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Following a quilt-along in 2016

Block 1

Block 1 

I am following project48quilt created by two Australian quilters, Crystal from Raspberry Spool & Linden from Vine Lines Creative.

Each week, through 2016, they will present a new block to make. It is not too late to sign up at www.project48quilt to join in on the fun.

Front Twisted Jersey Skirt

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Make your own flattering twist skirt

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This skirt is made in a thin, stretchy jersey. Twists are made on the front part only. The skirt is made as a long tube that is folded double to make an inner skirt. No need to hem. Waist band is added on separately.  

Use a fitted pattern made for stretch fabric or use one of your own fitted jersey skirts. 

Lay the pattern /skirt onto the fabric and start forming the twist under the pattern. I twisted this skirt at the top and to one side. Front part only.

Secure your folds in the fabric with pins or stitches. 

Add 1/3 of the skirts length to the skirt before cutting. This will form part of the inner skirt and allow for the skirt to twist without showing the inner skirt. Remember to add seam allowance.

Cut the back piece to the same length but without the twists.

Lay the skirt pattern onto the inner white fabric and cut the front and back piece from the waist and 2/3 down of the skirt's length. No twists in the inner skirt. 

Add the bottom of the white inner piece to the bottom of the skirt piece. There is now a waist line in both ends.

Put the front and back piece together facing the wrong side of the fabric and stitch together forming a long tube. 

Pull the tube double to make an inner and outer skirt. Secure the two pieces with pins or stitch together. Cut a waist band double with room for a 3.5 or 4.0 cm elastic band. Stitch the band on.

Summer T

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Are you looking for an easy sewing project or are you in a hurry to make a stylish top ? Then this Kimono T-shirt pattern is for you.    

I will definitely be making more summer Ts using this free Sewing Pattern from Maria Denmark www.mariadenmark.dk

Christmas Shorts

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Tropical Christmas Shorts for Kids that are Easy and Fun to Sew

Christmas Shorts

Christmas Shorts size 18 - 24 months based on The free Sunny Shorts pattern from oliverands.com 

Their free pattern is easy to print, includes seam and multiple sizes  from 6 months till 4 years old. 

Here I have added a small side pockets. 

Happy December Project


My Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

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Who doesn't love Eric Carle's vibrant picture book about

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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My finished Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I cut the Very Hungry Caterpillar Panel from Andover Fabric into three blocks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Nine Patch quilt blocks are made from 5x5 inches blocks. The two regular blocks, here seen missing at the top of the quilt, are cut to fit the available space left between the two Nine Patch blocks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I used free motion quilting  

 

Cosy Memory Quilt

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My finished Australian Colours Quilt

Fabric printed by www.spoonflower.com. This webshop is great for printing own designs onto fabric, wrapping paper and even wall paper.

They run a weekly design contest, a blog and regular free online tutorials. 

I followed a free online tutorial called 'Design-A-Long Cheater Quilt' by Becka Rahn for this quilt

I use the walking foot for quilting squares around each photo. It is Sunday afternoon, all the shops are closed and I cannot find my quilting gloves. My weggie gloves is promoted for the job

First time I use my Toyota OEKAKI Renaissance for free motion quilting

 Mille showing up for a photo shoot

Cosy Throw Pillows for the Kids Room

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Has your child outgrown Winnie the Pooh and Sesame Streets' Elmo and Big Bird ? Then it is time for new decorations for their room

 

Sewing a couple of new pillows is an easy, fast and inexpensive way to create a new look and feel of a room

What you will need for one pillow

90 centimetres of fabric. Cut two pieces 41 (Wide) x 42.5 (Lenght)  

One pillow form size 40cm x 40cm

One zipper 35 cm

Thread to match your fabric.

A zipper-foot 

Overlock or zic zac the bottom edge on the two pieces.

Place the front and backside of the pillow with the right sides facing each other.

Check that the pattern on the front and back piece is facing in the same direction before you align all the corners and pin the pieces together

Center the zipper along the bottom edge of the pillow and make a mark in each end where the actual zipper starts and stops. Stitch the pieces together with a 1.0 cm seam allowance in each side from the edge and until the marks.

Baste, either by hand or by machine, the middle part together with 1.0 cm seam allowance

Iron the seam open and place the zipper right side down so that the zipper teeth are aligned over the seam. I find it easiest to unzip, pin and sew one side of the zipper at a time.

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Use your zipper foot and stitch one side at a time

Turn the pieces right side up and use your stitch picker to unpick the basting

Overlock or sew the remaining three sides together. Remenber to zic zac the edges if not using an overlocker

Turn the pillow inside out, steam iron the pillow and insert the pillow form