Wednesday, June 16, 2021

ThermOWeb has a new product, HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl, and it is amazing! By adding one, two, or three layers of HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl to fabric, it creates a layer of pliable, permanent protection including a semi-gloss oilcloth look.

Creepy Bunny gave his approval for this Halloween pillow that has one coat of HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl on it. It’s perfect for my porch that occasionally gets some wind-blown rain on it.

There are three ways to use the HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl gel coating:

One coat: Fabric is water and stain-resistant
Two coats: Fabric is waterproof and stain-resistant
Three coats: Waterproof and stain-resistant with a semi-gloss oilcloth finish

The fabrics in the pillow are from PBS Fabrics, “Halloween Night” by Katie Larson. They are printed in panel sections of fat quarters which made it really nice to have a variety of designs to choose from.

Supplies needed to make the pillow:

HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl
HeatnBond Pressing Paper, parchment paper, or silicone craft mat
Iron (I love using my Oliso mini iron!)
Thread
18” x 18” pillow form
Six fat quarters from PBS Fabrics – Halloween Night by Katie Larson
Recommended: Teflon foot to make sewing easier

The HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl is thick and easy to spread.

Step 1: Paint on a thin layer of Liquid Vinyl using a soft-bristled paintbrush or foam brush.

Step 2: Let dry for 30-45 minutes.

Step 3: Preheat iron to medium heat, no steam.

Step 4: Place fabric on top of parchment paper on a firm, protected surface (not an ironing board) and cover with HeatnBond Pressing Paper or non-stick pressing sheet. Press for 45 seconds, moving iron slightly.

Step 5: Remove Pressing Paper and let cool.

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS: *Cut after applying HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl and curing your fabric

Cut 1 – 10½” x 10½” square, Center Block
Cut 2 – 1½” x 10½” strips, left and right Border A
Cut 2 – 1½” x 12½” strips, top and bottom Border A
Cut 4 – 3½” x 12½” strips, left and right Border B
Cut 4 – 3½” x 3½” squares, corners, Border B
Cut 2 – 13½” x 18½” rectangles, pillow back

PILLOW SEWING INSTRUCTIONS: Seams are sewn 1/4”

Step 6: Border A – With right sides together, sew 1½” x 10½” strips to left and right sides of Center Block using a Teflon foot. You can use painter’s tape under your foot if you don’t have a Teflon foot.

Cover fabric with parchment paper and press seams towards borders. With right sides together sew 1½” x 12½” strips to the top and bottom of the Center Block. Cover fabric with parchment paper and press seams towards borders.

Step 7: Border B – With right sides together, sew a 3½” x 12½” strip to left and right sides of Border A. Cover fabric with parchment paper and press seams towards borders. With right sides together sew a 3½” x 3½” square to each end of the remaining 3½” x 12½” strips.  Cover fabric with parchment paper and press seams towards centers. With right sides together, sew strips to the top and bottom of Border A, matching seams. Cover fabric with parchment paper and press seams down.

Step 8: Pillow Back – Fold under 1/4” on one long side of each 13½” x 18½” rectangles. Cover fabric with parchment paper and press seams. Topstitch close to the edge of the fold. Place the pillow front right side up on a flat surface. Place the two backs, right side down over the right side of the pillow front with turned under edges towards the middle of the pillow. Overlap in the center and line up the outer edges with the pillow front. Sew around all the edges. Trim corners.

Turn inside out. Cover fabric with parchment paper and press. Place preformed 18” x 18” pillow inside through the flap.

Though it was a bit hard to catch in the photo, do you see the shine? It looks and feels incredible!

The fabric is really fun, too…I love those spiders!

Once applied, Liquid Vinyl is totally ready for use after just 24 hours. It is machine washable in cold water and needs to be removed promptly and laid flat to dry. You can apply HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl to products that can’t be ironed, but they aren’t machine washable. They will still be water and stain-resistant.

HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl has so many fun and practical uses. You’ll love it!

Check out the ThermOWeb blog for fun projects using HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Riley Blake Designs All About Christmas Project Tour

Riley Blake Designs and J. Wecker Frisch never disappoint with their fabrics and designs in both quality and creativity. "All About Christmas" is full of vintage images and beautiful colors...you'll love it!

The Stockings Were Hung
50" x 56"


With temperatures in Las Vegas around 108 degrees and the winds staying strong, Santa will probably stay far away until things cool down. Even our pine trees are looking a bit fried!


I used Riley Blake Designs "All About Christmas" Post White, Christmas Stars Charcoal, Christmas Stars Yellow, Christmas Stars Red, Christmas Stars Blue, Christmas Stars White, and Snowflakes Red in "The Stockings Were Hung" quilt.


Look how gorgeous the whole line of fabrics are...wow!


There are a few places near Las Vegas that look cooler than it actually is outside.
It was beautiful here!


The applique was applied using my favorite iron-on adhesive...Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive.




Such sweet vintage designs in this fabric!



Check out more projects using "All About Christmas" fabric:



You can find "The Stockings Were Hung" pattern HERE.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Field Of Flowers With Crafter's Edge Cutting Dies

Making the "Field of Flowers" quilt using mostly Crafter's Edge cutting dies was a huge help in putting it together quickly. There were quite a few flowers, so those dies saved me time and energy in cutting them out. My hands were happy about that! I free motion stitched around the flowers to keep things even easier. 

Field of Flowers
50" x 50"


What you'll need to make "Field of Flowers":

SUPPLIES:

 

Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive

Thread

Batting

Crafter’s Edge Crossover II and cutting dies: Tulips, Flower, 4 ½” Squares, 1 ½” Strips



APPLIQUE:

 

Cut 1 – 3” pink flower, Center Block

Cut 1 – 1” green circle, Center Block

Cut 4 – tulips in peach and pink, Center Block

Cut 8 – green leaves, Center Block

Cut 12 – 4” pink flowers

Cut 12 – 3” peach flowers

Cut 12 – 1 ½” white flowers

Cut 12 – 1” green circles

 

FABRIC NEEDED:

 

1 ¾ yard white

1 ¼ yard pink

1/2 yard peach

1/4 yard green

3 yards backing

1/2 yard binding

 

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Cut 52 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” white squares

Cut 24 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” pink squares

Cut 24 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” peach squares

Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 40 ½” pink strips, left and right Border A

Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 42 ½” pink strips, top and bottom Border A

Cut 4 – 4 ½” x 42 ½” white strips, Border B

Cut 4 – 4 ½” x 4 ½” pink squares, Border B Corners

Cut 6 – 2 ½” x 43” strips, Binding



SEWING/APPLIQUE INSTRUCTIONS: All seams are sewn 1/4” unless otherwise noted.

 

Step 1: White square blocks – With right sides together, sew two 4 ½” x 4 ½” white squares together. Press seam to side. Repeat with two more white squares. With right sides together, sew squares together, matching seams. Press seams down. Repeat to make 13 blocks.

 

Step 2: Pink and peach blocks - With right sides together, sew a 4 ½” x 4 ½” pink square and a 4 ½” x 4 ½” peach square together. Press seam to side. Repeat with two more pink and peach squares. With right sides together, sew squares together, matching seams. Press seams down. Repeat to make 12 blocks.

 

Step 3: Applique – Iron Heat n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive to wrong side of fabrics; let cool.



Following Crafter’s Edge instructions, place paper side of adhesive facing up on platform*. Cover as directed before running through machine. Run die and fabric through machine. 


To reverse the direction of design, place fabric side up before cutting. Half the leaves will be cut on paper side and half on fabric side. To get the correct direction on tulips, the petals will need to be cut half on paper side and half on fabric side.


Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces. Place applique, adhesive side down, on right side of fabric. Press according to package directions until entire piece is bonded. Let cool. Sew around edges of applique using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch. 




Step 4: With right sides together, sew blocks together into rows as shown below matching seams. Press seams to sides:


Step 5: With right sides together, sew rows together matching seams. Press seams down.


Step 6: Border A -  With right sides together, sew 1 1/2" pink strips to left and right of center blocks. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together, sew 1 1/2" pink strips to top and bottom of center blocks. Press seams down.


Step 7: Border B - With right sides together, sew 4 1/2" white strips to left and right of Border A. Press seams towards borders. With right sides together, sew 4 1/2" square pink blocks to ends of remaining 4 1/2" strips. Press seams towards center. With right sides together, sew strips to top and bottom of Border A, matching corner seams. Press seams down.


Step 7: Finish quilt using your favorite quilting and binding method. *Crafter's Edge 2 1/2" strip cutter is perfect for bindings!


Check out more projects using the Crafter's Edge dies on their "Inspiration" page HERE

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Cackling Stitches "Hagatha's House" June BOM

Things are really moving along in the "Hagatha's House" block of the month and I'm loving seeing all the blocks that are being created! This month has two blocks being released: "Going Batty" and "Frankie". 

"Going Batty"


"Frankie"

Here's how "Hagatha's House" BOM works at our Facebook Cackling Stitches group:


The BOM will run from March 1st to September 1st.

On the 1st day of each month we will release block patterns that will be free until the next block(s) is released.

Once new blocks are released, the previous month's blocks will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores at a cost of $2 for each month's worth of blocks.

On October 1st the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores for $10.

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating the BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum. If you're quick to get the patterns during the month they are free, there will be no cost to you.

You can find the supply list HERE if you want to join along with the rest of us wickedly crazy Halloween lovers.

My version of the Hagatha's House BOMs


Joan's version of the Hagatha's House BOMs


March BOM - Hagatha's House - Find it HERE
Created by Joan Kawano from Moosestash Quilting


April BOMs - The Butler Did It - Find It HERE



May BOMs - Ghostly Stitches - Find it HERE
Created by Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt


May BOMs - Gorf - Find it HERE
Created by Joan Kawano from Moosestash Quilting


June BOMs - Going Batty - Find it HERE
Created by Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt


June BOMs - Frankie - Find it HERE
Created by Joan Kawano from Moosestash Quilting


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 24, 2021

Riley Blake Designs "Joy In The Journey" Quilt

Riley Blake Designs just released fabric line, "Joy in the Journey" by Dani Mogstad, sends us on a fun camping adventure just by looking at the designs. They are so cheery and fun!

50" x 50"


"Beautiful Adventures" used this combination of "Joy in the Journey" fabrics: Plaid Coral, Tiles in Olive and Sunshine, and Floral Cream.


"Joy in the Journey" is 100% cotton and features prints with camp trailers, tents, flowers, and trees. It would be great used in home decor and clothing, as well as quilts.


The panel for "Joy in the Journey" has so many pretty details it was hard to cut them apart for the quilt!



This looks like a happy place to sleep in!


Such a cute truck with a sweet saying!


It would be a beautiful adventure in this pink tent!


The circle of flowers was made with "Tiles" in Olive and Sunshine.


The "Plaid Coral" makes a beautiful binding and flower centers.




The back was pieced with the addition of this panel block.


Half square triangles went in the corners, vines for flowers, and RBD Floral Cream for a border.


You can find the PDF pattern for "Beautiful Adventures" HERE.


Check out more projects using "Joy in the Journey"!


Thank you for stopping by!