Monday, October 19, 2020

It's A "Halloween Hoppin" Blog Hop Day

With Marian hosting the "Halloween Hoppin" blog hop, she was nice enough to let me slip in at the last minute to share a few Halloween projects I've made this year. Some of them are free, too! Thanks, Marian!

You may not know this but I love Halloween...a lot! Some times things about Halloween scare me, but I still love it! A long, long, long time ago Frank used to scare me, but now I know he's just a big loveable guy.

I even share a Facebook group with another Halloween crazy lady, Joan, from Moosestash Quilting. The group is called "Cackling Stitches" and we have so much fun with all the people who are nuts about Halloween, too. We'd love to have you join us!

This is the newest project I made for Wicked Wednesday at Cackling Stitches. It's a mini quilt, "Halloween Treats" that measures 14" x 14" and it's free! You can find the pattern HERE.

I've been in a bit of a gnome mood lately, so "Celebrating Halloween" came to life. You can find this in my Etsy store HERE.

These applique designs were made for my Halloween costume project at ThermOWeb. They can be made using a no-sew iron-on or my favorite HeatnBond Lite applique adhesive. A couple of the Monkey Boys really got into the spirit of being a pirate! You can find these free applique designs HERE.

This guy definitely needs his eyepatch, but he's got the pirate leer and squint going on.

My "Trick or Treat" quilt became a sew along on Cackling Stitches. It was so fun to see all the quilts made from this. Joan had a quilt retreat where they sewed this...I loved seeing all the pictures! She's got it on her blog during this hop so check Moosestash Quilting.

This was another Halloween project for ThermOWeb using Riley Blake Designs "Scaredy Cat" fabric. It was Creepy Bunny approved just in case you're wondering. You can find this free pattern HERE.

Early this year I designed "Bellagosa's Boutique. You can find it in my Etsy store HERE.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Halloween Treats Mini Quilt

This mini quilt was made for "Wicked Wednesday" over at our Facebook page "Cackling Stitches." Thought I'd share it with you, too!

Halloween Treats Mini Quilt, 14" x 14"

It's been my goal to use my stash as much as possible this year and this mini quilt helped eliminate a teeny tiny bit. Some is better than none!

You can find "Halloween Treats" HERE.

Check out Cackling Stitches on Facebook HERE!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Easy No-Sew Pirate T-Shirt For Halloween Or Playtime

Sewing costumes was a regular thing for me when my children were young, but there were times that we were throwing something together at the last minute. Having some of the ThermOWeb products that don't require sewing would have saved my sanity a few times!

ThermOWeb's new product, HeatnBond Ultrahold for dark fabrics, doesn't need sewing and it is made for dark fabrics. These two pirates show off the applique on their t-shirts with quite the acting skills!

You can make your own pirate t-shirts with the iron-on designs below.

To get started, you'll need a few things...


Heat n Bond Ultrahold for Dark Fabrics (no sew), Thread, dark colored t-shirt, heatproof applique sheet or towel, light colored chalk pencil for tracing

Heat n Bond Ultrahold for Dark Fabrics applique instructions: 

1. Prewashing t-shirts is highly recommended 

2. Using a lightbox or other light source (like a window), trace design on adhesive paper liner. Purple Tape is great for holding up the design and iron-on adhesive on a window while residue left behind!

3. Preheat iron to medium heat with no not use high heat.

4. Place iron-on adhesive on wrong side of applique fabric with adhesive paper liner facing up. 

5. Press and hold medium heat iron on adhesive paper liner for 2 seconds. Repeat to ensure all areas are ironed and bonded. Let cool. 

6. Cut out shapes. If desired, cut shapes without tracing a design. 

7. Place a heatproof applique sheet or towel between front and back of t-shirt.

8. Peel off paper liner. Place designs, adhesive sides down, on fabric. Press and hold for 8 seconds. Repeat to ensure all areas are ironed and bonded.  Let cool. *Times may vary, so check to make sure all areas of design are bonded to fabric. Several layers of fabric may require extra ironing time.

9. DO NOT SEW! This applique adhesive is made for no sewing and it may gum up your machine if you sew it. 

Once the designs are ironed on the t-shirts it's time to have some fun with a few pirate props!

You can find the "I Love Pirates" applique designs in a PDF format HERE.

Visit ThermOWeb's blog for more creative ideas using fabric!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Celebrating Halloween Gnomes

I think I've caught a gnome bug or something because I love creating with these guys. First it was fall gnomes and now it's Halloween ones. I think there's some Christmas ones in the works, too...the gnome ideas are endless! They are just too fun sew with!

Celebrating Halloween Gnomes, 36" x 36"



Wicked Wicket


Of course, I used my favorite iron-on adhesive...Therm O Web EZ Print Lite SheetsNo need to trace, just run through your inkjet printer.

You can find "Celebrating Halloween Gnomes" in my Etsy store HERE.

I'm so glad you stopped by to meet the newest gnomes!
See you later!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Riley Blake Designs "Down On The Farm" Project Tour

I'm more of a city girl, but there's a bit of me that would love to hang out on a farm for a few days to pet a horse, cow, or lamb. Just pet them, not clean up after them. The new Riley Blake Designs fabric line, "Down on the Farm" is as close as I'll get to a farm right now. I'm good with that because it is so cute!

Creating a project is easy with this sweet fabric! "It's A Farm Life" has little chicks running amok on the farm and having a good time. The baby quilt is 42" x 42" with both applique and piecing.

"It's A Farm Life", 42" x 42"

Down on the Farm by Doodlebug Design Inc. for Riley Blake Designs is 100 percent cotton and is great for quilting, apparel and home decor. 

Look at all the pigs, cows, goats,'s kind of an "I Spy" fabric!

I used four of the Riley Blake Designs "Down on the Farm" fabrics: Chicken Wire White, Bandana Red, Chicken Wire Yellow, and Farm Animals Blue.

A few farm animals and stars...

I love that bandana fabric and that chicken wire is just the cutest!

Seriously, such adorable animals in this fabric!

You can find the pattern for "It's A Farm Life" HERE.

I love using EZ Print Lite Sheets by ThermOWeb for my tracing! Just print in your inkjet printer and your designs are ready.

Look who else is sharing in the RBD "Down on the Farm" project tour:

10/23 - Boo + Lu

Check out the Riley Blake Designs to see more amazing fabrics and ideas!

I'm so glad you stopped by...come again sometime!