Jelly Roll Tu-Tu



1 Jelly Roll Cuzco from Kate Spain (or leftover strips from another)
1/2″ wide elastic cut to 16″ for 3-6 month old girl (see below for other sizes)
Pinking shears


Hot glue if you don’t want to sew!
Leggings or diaper cover for underneath


Step 1: Measurements
This Tu-Tu is easily to make custom for your little one.  Take measurement around the waist where you want the skirt to lay and add 2.5″.  This accounts for the seam and the extra bulk of the ties around the waist.  If you don’t have a child available you can measure around the waist of the leggings or diaper cover.  The next measurement you need is from the waist to where you want the skirt to hit on the leg.  Multiply that by 2 and add 2″ to account for the knot.

Here are the numbers I have for a 3-6 month size:
Waist: 16″ + 2.5″= 18.5″ cut of elastic
Length: 6″ x 2= 12″ + 2″= 14″ strip cut from the jelly roll

Step 2: Cutting
Now that we’ve got your numbers let’s begin!  Begin by cutting your elastic and making it one continuous loop.  You can do this by either sewing it, hand stitching or a hot glue gun.  The overlap should be about 1/2″.

Next using your jelly roll strips cut with pinking sheers to the length you determined before in your measurements.  For me that was 14″ so I could get 3 strips from each jelly roll.  I used a total of 25 14″ strips for the whole skirt.  Your numbers may differ slightly from that, just cut a good amount to start and you can easily add as you go.
Tip: The reason you need to use pinking sheers is that those edges (the zig-zag cut) do not fray. That’s why this is perfect for jelly rolls – the sides are already pinked!
Step 3: Tying and finishing!
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise.  Wrap around the elastic and knot it once.  Take care not to pull it too tight, you don’t want the elastic to gather.  Knot one more time, make sure all the knots are to the bottom of the skirt.  See the following three images for a guide.

Continue around the skirt until it is to the fullness you desire!

A super sweet, scrappy and sassy little Tu-Tu!

Megan Jimenz
{quiltstory.blogspot.com}

 

Sweet Flowers Quiet Book



Hi, everyone, it’s LeAnne Ballard from Everyday Celebrations. It has been too long since I’ve posted over here so I am very excited to share this project.

When I first started up my blog back in 2007, some of my first projects were Quiet or Fabric Books. I love making them to keep little ones happy and distracted while mama, or dad for that matter, are out and about running errands, sitting in church, or waiting in a doctor’s office. I’ve made several different books and you can see all my patterns/tutorials for quiet books here or in my shop. (My most popular one is the FREE ‘my colors’ quiet book tutorial.) I had fun making this little quiet book for the Bake Shop and hope you enjoy all things summery, flower-y, and nature-y found in this little book. For a change, this book has no words, and I think it turned out just darling.

Enjoy!

1 charm pack of your choice, Vintage Modern pictured
one or two of your favorite fat quarters
1 yard of green ric rac, for flower stems
1/2 yard each of pink, yellow, and orange ric rac
1/4 yard 72″ wide white felt
black embroidery floss, bird’s eyes
orange embroidery floss, bird’s legs  1 1/2″ binder ring
1 yard of fusible webbing, I use and prefer Heat n’ Bond
     – If you want to reinforce pieces by sewing, use a sewable type of webbing like Heat n’ Bond Lite
     – If you do not want to sew pieces at all, use a non-sewable type of webbing like Heat n’ Bond    Ultrahold
hot glue or tacky glue

the following fabrics/felts can come from your stash/scraps:
5″ square of yellow fabric, for sun
small scrap of orange fabric, for bird’s beak 
scraps of green felt, for flower leaves
scrap of pink felt, for flower center


Below you will find a picture for each page of the book and brief directions. Assembling each page is pretty self-explanatory if you use the pictures as your guide. However, here are some general instructions to keep in mind as you assemble your book.

General Instructions

  1. Keep all page elements approximately 1/2″ away from the edge of each page. You will be sewing the pages back to back and want space for a seam allowance.
  2. Attach page elements layer by layer. Meaning, start with the pieces that are underneath and work your way to the top.
  3. Play with the placement of all pieces before sewing anything in place. Then remove pieces and attach layer by layer.
  4. Backstitch. Backstitch. Backstich. Did I say backstitch? This will secure your pieces in place, if you don’t they will fall off over time.
  5. Please follow the instructions for you brand of fusible webbing. Each one is a little different, so I won’t give directions for that.
  6. I used fusible webbing on the fabric pieces. I sewed felt pieces in place with my sewing machine.
  7. When fusing the pieces onto the felt, use a pressing cloth between the iron and the felt. This helps prevent melting the felt. Yes it melts, and yes I know that from experience. 
  8. Fuse the raw ends of ric rac to prevent fraying before sewing in place. I just hold the ends close to an open flame. Be careful, don’t play with matches, use in a well ventilated area….just be safe. 🙂 
  9. To attach ric rac, pin in desired position and sew down the middle. Backstitch. 🙂

Cutting Pages 

  1. Cut one 6 1/2″ strip from your 72″ wide felt. Sub cut into eight 6 1/2″ squares.

Pattern Pieces

  1. All pattern pieces are in the printable PDF version at the bottom of this post. 
  2. Pattern pieces indicate whether the piece needs to be cut from felt. Otherwise, trace onto fusible web and adhere to the appropriate fabrics.

Cover 

  1. Cut one 4 1/2″ and one 3 1/2″ piece of green ric rac for the stems. Fuse ends. Pin in desired positions and sew in place.
  2. Place petals on felt for the flower on the left. (The petals’ will slightly overlap or touch .) Fuse and sew in place. Place center on top. The center will cover the raw inside edges of the petals. Sew in place.
  3. Layer the flower on the right in place. Fuse and sew in place.
  4.  Sew two leaves per flower as desired.

Sun Page

1. Cut two 3″ pieces of orange ric rac. Cut two 3 1/2″ pieces and one 4″ piece of yellow ric rac. Fuse ends of ric rac.
2. Place ric rac in desired positions, use picture above for placement help.
3. Sew the ends of the ric rac that will be under the sun in place. (photo below)
 

4. Place sun so it covers the ends of the ric rac. Fuse in place. Topstitch close to the edge. (I pinned the ric rac so it wouldn’t move around while I sewed.)

    Birdie Page

    1. Cut the following pieces from charm squares and sew together using 1/4″ seam allowance: 3″x2″, 1 3/4″ x 2″, 2″ x 2″ Press seams as desired.
    2. Place this piece and sew on the right hand side of the page. Sew in place as desired. 
    3. Fuse bird’s beak in place.
    4. Fuse and sew bird’s body in place.
    5. With wrong sides together, sew bird’s wings together using narrow seam allowance. (Mine is pretty close to the edge.) Attach wing to body by zig zag stitching along raw edge.
    6. Embroider bird’s eye using French Knot and 6 strands of black embroidery floss.
    7. Embroider bird’s legs using back stitch and 3 strands of orange embroidery floss

    Rain Page

    1. Fuse raindrops in place in desired positions.
    2. Sew in place using decorative stitching. I basically just sewed down the middle of each rain drop however I wanted. I used zig zag stitches, a series of straight stitches, etc. 

      Flowers #1 Page

      1. Cut two 2 1/2″ and one 1 1/2″ pieces of green ric rac.  Fuse ends. 
      2. Place ric rac pieces about 2 1/4″ from the bottom of the page.  Pin in desired positions and sew in place.
      3. Cut  the following pieces from charm squares and sew together using 1/4″ seam allowance:      1 3/4″ x 2″, 2 1/2″ x 2″, 2 1/4″ x 2″ Press seams as desired.
      4. Place this piece on the bottom of the page so you cover the ends of the ric rac stems. Sew in place as desired. (I sewed about 1/8″ from the edge.)
      5. Place flowers on stems as desired, covering the ends of the ric rac stems. Layer the bottom layer, then the top. Add some decorative stitching to the flower centers to secure both layers of the flowers. 
      6.  Sew two leaves per flower as desired. 

        Flower #2 Page

        1. Cut the following pieces from fat quarters (or you can use charms but they will be slightly shorter, still totally works) one 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip and one 1″ x 5 1/2″ strip. Piece together using 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams as desired.
        2. Place this piece and sew on the bottom of the page. (I sewed about 1/8″ from the edge.)
        3. Cut one 4 1/2″ and one 5 1/2″ piece of pink ric rac. Fuse ends. Place ric rac as shown and sew in place.
        4. Place flower petals as shown. Fuse in place.  Use decorative stitching to secure the flower petals. I sewed down the middle of the petals, similar to how I did the rain drops. (As you can see I just went from flower to flower through the middle part. Saved me a little time instead of removing the page after each stitch.)

        6. Place felt center and fabric center as desired, covering the stitching and the raw inside edges of the petals.
        7. Sew centers in place by sewing through both layers.

        Flower Finger Puppets Page

        1. Place one charm square on the page, about 3/4″ from the top of the page and sew in place using about 1/8″ seam allowance.
        2. Cut one 5 1/2″ x 6″ rectangle from a fat quarter. Fold in half and press. Place on page about 1/2″ from the bottom with the fold at the top. Sew in place about 1/8″ from the edge to create a pocket. Don’t sew across the top.
        3. Cut out six finger puppet shapes from felt. Sew or fuse flowers to three of the finger puppet pieces.
        4. Put a thin bead tacky or hot glue around the edge of one finger puppet piece. (Not along the bottom.) Place a finger puppet piece with a flower on top and press together. Glue leaves in place.
        5. I included a flower song and finger play that my daughter and I have been singing. They were kinda the inspiration for this page. The songs don’t require puppets, but puppets always make songs more fun! Right?  Two song cards are included in the printable PDF. Just print it off, cut down to size, adhere back to back and laminate if desired. I also rounded the corners of my card. Songs are by Jean Warren and can be found here. (Paper backgrounds are from Crystal Wilkerson’s Pretty Patterns Paper Packs in Caribbean Blue and Perfectly Pink.) The card is sized to fit into the pocket.

          Back Cover

          1. In the upper right hand corner leave a about a 1″ square free from fabric for the binder ring hole. 
          2. The back cover is just a series of thin strips from charm squares. I cut them in various widths from 1/2″ – 1″. Then just stagger them across the page and sew in place. Again, I used various types of decorative stitching.  

            Assembling the Book
            1. Place the following pages back to back with WRONG sides together. Pin at the corners to secure.

            • Cover & Sun Pages
            • Birdie & Raindrop Pages
            • Flowers #1 & Flower #2 Pages
            • Finger Puppet Page & Back Cover

            2. Sew pages together using 1/4″ seam allowance.  Backstitch.
            3. To make the holes for the binder ring, simply snip a small hole in the upper lefthand corner of each page pair about 1/4″ inside the stitching lines. I’ve had customers say they’ve made button holes or used grommets for this step. I’ve never done either but is an option. This way has always worked for me.
            4. Slide pages onto binder ring. 
            5. Cut 1/2″ – 3/4″ wide strips from charm squares. Or you can use ribbon, just fuse the ends. Tie onto the binder ring.
             


            one darling quiet book for one lucky little lady

            LeAnne Ballard
            {everydaycelebrate.blogspot.com}

            Peaks and Valleys



            Hello…It’s Jo from Jo’s Country Junction.  I was doodling during a long meeting one evening and came up with this quilt design, Peaks and Valleys. Once I got the quilt together then realized I wanted something a little more creative than my typical stippling for the quilting.  Dawn, The Pajama Quilter, came to the rescue.  She sent a video with a wealth of quilting ideas.  I topped the quilt off with a strip border from the Salt Air Fabric line and wa-la…a finished quilt. The colors and prints are very kid-friendly, which makes it a perfect picnic or snuggle quilt for the whole family.

            To cut out this quilt you will need a Tri Recs Ruler. Stop over to my blog, Jo’s Country Junction, to sign up for a chance to win.


            You will need a tri-recs ruler or a similar ruler that allows you to cut a triangle in a square block.
            Fat Quarter Bundle of Salt Air
            5 yards Moda Marble
            3/4 yard stripe for binding
            6.5 yards for backing


            Before cutting I want to show you what the block looks like that we will be making.

            We will be constructing “triangle in a square units” and coupling them with squares to create the block.  Each block consists of:
            4~ cream squares
            4~colored squares

            4~triangle in a square blocks with a colored center

            4~triangle in a square blocks with a cream center

            56 of these blocks are joined together to create the zig zag Peaks and Valleys design.

            Working with this specialty ruler can be a bit tricky but very do-able.
            Please note
            :  There is a left and a right side to the small right angled triangles that are sewn to the center triangle.

            To cut these right and left hand side pieces it is important to keep the fabrics laying right sides together as you cut the triangles.  This will insure that you will get a right and a left side piece each time you cut.  If you are hesitant to use the ruler, there are good videos out that show you how. Here’s one

            Let’s start cutting:
            From the cream background fabric:
            Cut 48~ 3.5″ strips.
            Subcut:  232~ 3 1/2″ squares
            232 center triangles
            232 right handed triangles
            232 left handed triangles

            Open the fat quarter pack and press the fat quarters. (I did not use the panel that looks like labels.)
            Cut four 3 1/2″ strips that are 18″ long from 29 of the fat quarters.
            From each set of strips:
            Cut 8~ 3 1/2″ squares.
            Cut 8~ center triangles
            Cut 8~ right handed triangles
            Cut 8~left handed triangles

            Now that everything is cut, let’s start sewing.  I sorted my left and right handed colored triangles into piles.

            All seams are sewn at 1/4″.

            Take the cream triangles and add the left hand side piece like this.

            Press the seam to the printed fabric to create this.

            Add the right hand triangle next.

            Press to the printed piece to create this.

            Repeat to create 232 units.  Repeat the process making units with a printed center and cream outer triangles creating 232 units.

            Next add a square to each triangle unit as shown.  Note that the center of the triangle is the color of square that is added.  Make 232 units of each type.  Press all seams to the point of the triangle.

            Sew the units together in a line as shown.  Press all seams to the point of the triangle.

            Make 232 units.

            The units now need to be sewn together to make blocks.  To do that, arrange four of the strips together as shown.

            Match the seams and sew.  Press.  Repeat to make 56 blocks.  You will have some units left over.  Save these to piece the backing.

            Sew 8 blocks together in rows.  Make 7 rows.  Sew the strips together to create the quilt top.

            To piece the backing sew the remaining units together into one long strip.  Cut the backing in half.  Sew a strip of backing to each side of the pieced unit.  Press.

            Sandwich top, batting and back.

            Quilt as desired. 

            I quilted mine using the Pajama Quilter’s flower and ribbons design for quilting in the cream area.   I put evergreen type Christmas trees in the colored zig zags.  It’s free hand quilting.  It’s the most complicated design I’ve done but I love it.

            Cut 9- 2 1/2″ binding strips.  Bind.

            84″ x 96″ Quilt

            Make sure to stop by at my blog, Jo’s Country Junction, to sign up to win one of the tri-recs rulers.

            Jo Kramer
            {joscountryjunction.com}

            Child’s Nap Mat



            Hello! Hello! Hello!  My name is Kristin and I blog over at homealamode.blogspot.com.  I also design and do custom work at Homealamode.com.   I have to say I feel like I have come full circle with Moda Bake Shop.  When I started sewing seriously about a year and a half ago I knew very little about sewing.   I was searching the internet and came across Moda Bake Shop.  It had me at HELLO!  I spent hours scouring through all the recipes and then the chef’s sights learning and absorbing all that I could.  When I received the invite to become a chef, I am sure, that there was an audible squeal coming from the Southeast Oklahoma direction.  Me, a chef?  This is so much fun!  Ok, enough of me jumping up and down and acting like a little girl.  Now for the tutorial…

            This project can be easily adjusted just by adding or taking away strips. I also didn’t use many measurements because of this.  


            1 Lucy’s Crab Shack by Sweetwater Jelly Roll
            1 yard of coordinating fabric for backing
            1.5 yards natural cotton batting


            *use a 1/4″ seam allowance unless stated different.

            The Top of Mat
            Start by selecting 11 strips.


            Cut the strips to a length of 22″.  Then sew them together. Side by side. Press your seams open.  This will allow the mat to lay flatter in the end.


            Cut this piece in half giving you a head and foot for your mat.


            Choose 15 more strips.  These will become the body of the mat. You only need 22″ from 14 strips.  You will use all of the 15th strip but you still need to cut it in half.  I just used the fold mark and cut there.  Arrange the strips how you want  and sew them together side by side. I wanted to use the same strip on the top and bottom just to add some continuity.


            Square up all of your edges.


            Sew the “head” and “foot”pieces to the body piece of the mat.


            Cut 2 pieces of batting that are 2″ longer in length and width than the entire mat.  Cut 4 Pieces of batting that are 2″ longer in width and length than the head of your mat, this will become the pillow.


            Layer the 4 pieces of batting under the head of the mat.

            Start attaching the batting to the head of the mat by stitching in the ditch where you sewed the body and head together.  TAKE YOUR TIME with this step.  For the other 3 sides use a 1/8 “stitch.  

            Trim the excess batting from your project.  I used my scissors for this seam so I could get really close to the seam.

            I used my rotary cutter for the other 3 edges.

            The Ruffle
            Meaure your mat and determine length around.  Multiply that number by 1.5.  This will give you the length of strip you will need to make your ruffle.  Take any of the leftovers from your strips and sew them together to form one lone length.  Then fold your long strip in half and press.  Now you want to set your machine stitch on the longest length you have.  Stitch the entire length of the strip.  Then pull your strings until you have the desired ruffle.


            Pin your ruffle to the top and sew down.  Again, use a 1/8″ stitch.


            Prepare your backing fabric
            You want your backing fabric to be 2.5″ bigger in width and length than your top piece.  I chose to piece my back so that it would have a little extra color on it.


            Prepare the Mat Tie

            Take one full length jelly roll strip.  Fold the ends in and press.  Fold in half with right sides together.  Sew a 1/8″ stitch along the open edge.  Turn it right side out, press,  top stitch along all sides.


            Fold the tie in half and pin to the bottom edge of the mat then secure in place by stitching it down.


            Layer your piece.  Start with the batting.  Then the backing fabric, face up.  Then your top laid face down.  Pin the pieces together.  Sew all three together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.


            Be sure to leave at least an 8″ opening so you can turn your mat right side out.


            Trim away any excess fabric and batting.


            Stitch the opening closed.


            Quilt the mat how you like.  I just did the top and bottom strip of the body of the mat.  I didn’t want to loose any of the bulkiness of the batting but wanted to have it secure for washings.





            A super cute nap mat for your little cutie to lay on and have sweet dreams.

            FRONT


            BACK




            Kristin Hajny
            {homealamode.blogspot.com}

            Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt

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            Hello Friends! This is Alyssa from Pile O’ Fabric. My goal at Pile O’ Fabric is to connect with fellow quilters, and inspire them to continue learning, to step out of their comfort zone, try new techniques, join new events, try new products, and fall even more in love with quilting than they were. And Conquer that Pile O’ Fabric!

            I am very excited to be sharing my very first Moda Bakeshop Recipe with you all today. The Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt. This quilt just like the name is very easy and can be made quickly. It would make a wonderful gift for a new baby!


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            for Quilt Top

            • 1 Pezzy Print Charm Pack by American Jane for Moda 
            • 1 2012 Bella Solids Charm Pack for Moda
            • 1 New Bella Solids Charm Pack for Moda
            • 1 Dark Bella Solids Charm Pack for Moda
            • 25″ x 5″ piece of white solid (cut into 5 charms for applique background)

            for Appliqué

            • fabric scraps 2 1/2” or larger
            • 1/2 yard HeatnBond Light iron-on adhesive
            • freezer paper
            • appliqué templates (download here)

            for Finishing

            • 2 1/2 yards fabric of your choice for backing
            • 1/3 yard Bella Solids in Christmas Red for binding
            • Crib size batting (45” x 60”)

            This quilt can be made with our without the Appliqué section, depending on the look you want to achieve.

            First you will begin by laying out your charms alternating one Pezzy Charm with one coordinating Solid Charm.

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            If you plan to add the Appliqué section you will layout your charms 8 x 11, with 5 white charms for the background. Otherwise if not layout your charms 8 x 10.

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            Once you have your final layout label and seperate each row piles.

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            Starting with row #1 piece each charm together with a 1/4″ seam.

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            Now we will press our seams and trim the thread tails.

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            Press your seams to one direction for each row, alternating directions per row. For example Row #1 press seams to right, Row #2 press seams to left and so on. This will help assure your squares line up when sewing.

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            Pin your first two rows with seams together.

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            Sew the pinned rows together with a 1/4“seam allowance.

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            Continue to sew your rows together until you reach your Appliqué row.

            Appliqué Section
            If you plan to skip the appliqué section, then you can skip these instructions and continue to piece your rows together.

            Print your templates on printer paper. Next trace the template onto the paper side of your freezer paper. (if you have printer friendly freezer paper than print the template directly onto the freezer paper) Cut all your templates out of the freezer paper and set aside.

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            Following the directions on the HeatnBond packaging, press your fabric scraps to the HeatnBond.

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            Layout your freezer paper templates onto the fabric scraps and press with a hot dry iron.

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            Cut each template out.

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            Remove the freezer paper from front of your template. The wonderful thing about freezer paper is you can reuse it multiple times. So I put all my templates into a Ziploc bag to save for future projects. Then remove the HeatnBond paper backing and throw away.

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            Position letters shiny side down on your white appliqué section, then press with a hot dry iron.

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            Sew along the edges of the appliqué with your choice stitch. I chose to use the zig-zag stitch in a beige thread.

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            You will have a lot of thread tails leftover. Don’t just cut them short. Thread a quilting needle with the thread tails, and pull thread to the back of the fabric.

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            Tie a knot, and then trim your thread tail.

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            Once you complete your appliqué section, finish piecing all your rows together until your quilt top is complete.

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            Continue on and baste your quilt, with your favorite basting technique. I myself like to spray baste my quilts.

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            Then quilt with your pattern of choice. I chose to quilt 1/4” on the left and right side of all my seams. And then for my appliqué section I quilted diagonal lines 1/2” apart using painters tape.

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            Continue on and bind the quilt with your preferred binding technique. For quilts I plan to wash often I machine stitch the binding.

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            And you are done!


            One Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt
            35″ x 48 1/2

            Gift it or Love it, Cuddle it and Enjoy it!

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            Are you a beginner quilter looking for more details on how to quilt, baste, and bind? Monday June 25 at Pile O’ Fabric a Beginners Quilting Series starts which will go through every step to creating today’s featured quilt. We will talk about tools/notions, fabric shopping, layout/design, piecing, basting, quilting, binding, tagging, and washing. And for more quilting and sewing tutorials, reviews, inspiration and encouragement, come visit me at Pile O’ Fabric!

            If you use this tutorial to make a Easy Pezzy Crib Quilt, I’d love to see it!  Be sure to add it to my Flickr group, and of course to the Moda Bake Shop Flickr group as well.  Thanks for stitching along!

            Pile O' Fabric

            Alyssa Lichner
            {Pile O’ Fabric}
             

            Squeaky Clean: A Shower Curtain



            Hi All! I’m Angela from Cut To Pieces, and I’m back again today to share with you my latest project; The Squeaky Clean Shower Curtain.

             I recently moved to a new house and found myself in need of a new shower curtain for the bathroom my daughter mainly uses. I wanted to make something that would appeal to her little senses but also be appropriate for adults and guests. I spied Lucy’s Crab Shack by Sweetwater and knew that it was meant to be! I chose the prints that were the most gender neutral to me and would work with my focal print with the large orange bicycles.

             The simplicity yet sophistication of the design allows me to have a patchwork shower curtain without it feeling too “homemade”. The shower curtain is a hit with everyone in the house and will definitely grow well with my daughter!

            12 Grommets with mounting hardware
            7 – 19 Fat Quarters (I used 19 but you could repeat your fabrics and use fewer prints)
            4 yards of laminated cotton canvas
            1/4″ wide steam a seam lite or other fabric glue
            Small clips (for holding laminated canvas together)


            Cut the laminate cotton canvas into (2) 65″ length pieces. Discard the extra fabric.

            Then cut one of the pieces to be 42 1/2″ wide. (You are mostly taking off the selvages here)

            Cut the second 65″ long piece into (2) 15 1/4″ wide pieces. Discard the extra fabric.

            Sew the laminated cotton pieces rst along the length of each piece, centering the 42 1/2″ wide piece between the two 15 1/4″ wide pieces.

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              Use clips to help you hold the laminated cotton together as pins will most likely bend and cause puncture holes in the fabric.

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            CAREFULLY press the seam allowance toward the outside, making sure not to stretch the laminated cotton or touch the iron to the laminated side of the print. Press from the back.

             Because the fabric is laminated, it will not fray, so we can leave the edges raw. Yay for less work!

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             At the top of the shower curtain, fold under the edge by 3/4″. Again, CAREFULLY press this edge down using a pressing cloth to protect the fabric and your iron. A lower setting on your iron may also help prevent distortion.

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              Fold the edge again, this time by 4″. Use that pressing cloth!

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              Using a laminated foot on your machine (or masking tape on the bottom of your presser foot), sew the folded edge in place along the top of the shower curtain.

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            Across the top of the shower curtain, mark a dot on each end measuring in 1 1/2″ from both the side and the top. Then continue to mark the grommet locations for the remaining 10 grommets approximately every 6 1/4″ across, also 1 1/2″ down from the top edge.

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            Install the 12 grommets across the top of the shower curtain according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You may find it helpful to use the grommet to trace the location and scissors to trim out any excess fabric before installing the grommets.

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            Put aside the top portion of the shower curtain and pull out the fat quarters now.

            Choose 1 fat quarter to be the running strip across the width of the shower curtain. (Mine is the blue polka dot print). Cut (4) strips 2 1/2″ wide and sew them together at each short end.

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            TIP: Some leftover Jelly Roll Strips would also work perfectly here!

             Take your remaining fat quarters (I used 18 different ones) and cut (1) 4 1/2″ x 20″ strip from each. (They are easily cut on the fold)

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            Sew the strips rst along the long side in a pleasing random order. Press your seam allowances open.

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            REALITY CHECK:At this point your newly sewn strips should be a half inch wider than your laminated cotton upper portion of the shower curtain (which is 72″). Check to see if the fat quarters are indeed a half inch wider than the laminated cotton. If they are not (It’s REALLY easy to lose some length with all of those seam allowances), then simply add on another fat quarter strip of the width you need to get your dimensions to work. This is a very forgiving pattern and no one will notice an extra strip on one end that a little different than the others. 😉

            Sew your long 2 1/2″ wide strip (again, mine is the blue polka dot) across the top of the sewn strips using a 1/4″ seam allowance and trim it to match your fat quarter strip.

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            Fold the short edge of each side under by 1/4″ and press.

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            Then fold the long bottom edge under by a 1/4″ and press it as well.

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            Line up the top of the fat quarter strips with the bottom of the laminated fabric, right sides together. Be sure to keep the 1/4″ edges folded in.

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            Hold the two pieces together using the clips again. If your pieces do not align perfectly, see the Reality Check portion above. Sew the laminated cotton to the fat quarter strips along the long edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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             CAREFULLY press the fat quarter strips down with the seam allowance pressed in the direction of the fat quarter strips. Top stitch the seam allowance in place along the top of the fat quarter strips.

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            Now apply the 1/4″ steam a seam lite to the folded edge of the fat quarter strip according to the manufacturer’s instructions. We are essentially “gluing” the fabric in place on the back side because it will be too difficult to use pins for this next step.

            Flip the strips around to the back, WRONG sides together, and carefully place the folded edge of the bottom fat quarter strip on top of the seam allowance between the top of the fat quarter strip and the bottom of the laminated cotton. Allow the adhesive to hold the piece in place.

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            Top stitch a second time FROM THE FRONT across the top of the fat quarter strips to permanently attach the fabric in place.

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            Lay the shower curtain flat and press the bottom fold of the shower curtain, moving your way from the top of the fat quarter strip to the bottom.

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            Pin your short folded sides together and stitch along each short side and across the bottom of the shower curtain.

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            For aesthetic reasons, you may want to stitch more places together. I chose to also top stitch along the bottom of my blue polka dot print to match the top stitching above.

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            You now have a shower curtain with laminated cotton on the top and cotton fabric on the bottom with all the seams nicely concealed.

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            Take a step back and admire your new shower curtain! (This was the only time I could get a relatively decent shot of the whole thing)

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            Hang it up in your bathroom and ENJOY!

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            1 Shower Curtain approximately 72″ x 72″ just perfect for the kids or the kid in you!

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            Please note: I still hang this with a clear plastic liner as the back of the shower curtain is not water proof. Also, please check the dimensions of your own tub/shower before starting to confirm that this is the desired size you need. For a shower you may easily choose to make this less wide!

            If you make this pattern or any of my other patterns here on Moda Bakeshop, please add your photos to my group on Flickr, Cut to Pieces, and the Moda Bakeshop group. I’d love to see them!

            Angela Pingel
            {Cut to Pieces}

            Jungle Path Baby Quilt

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            Hello everyone!  My name is Jessica and I blog at SewCraftyJess.  I am so excited to share my very first Moda Bake Shop tutorial with you today.  It seems I am often needing to make baby quilts for different friends and families new additions, so I am always on the lookout for adorable kiddo fabrics.  When I came across Bungle Jungle by Tim and Beck,  I just had to put together a baby quilt showcasing all of the adorable prints in such fun colors, and I’m excited to share it with you today!


            One Charm Pack: Tim & Beck Bungle Jungle
            One Jelly Roll: Tim & Beck Bungle Jungle
            1 1/2 Yard Bella Solid in White


            Cutting:

            1.  From white solid:
            Cut (22) 1.5″ x WOF strips

            • Subcut (4) 1.5″ strips into (32) 4″ x 1.5″ pieces
            • Subcut (6) 1.5″ strips into (32) 6″ x 1.5″ pieces
            • Subcut (2) 1.5″ strips into (16) 5″ x 1.5″ pieces
            • Subcut (3) 1.5″ strips into (12) 10″ x 1.5″ pieces
            • Subcut (5) 1.5″ strips into (5) 41 1/2″ x 1.5″ pieces
            • Subcut (2) 1.5″ strips into (2) 43 1/2″ x 1.5″ pieces
            Cut (3) 3.5″ x WOF strips for quilt back
            2.  Choose 16 charms to be the centers of each block and trim to 4″ square
            3.  Pair each of your trimmed charms with 5″ charm and matching jelly roll strip (5″ charm and jelly roll strip should match)
            4.  From each jelly roll strip, cut (2) 10″ strips from the selvedge edges.  We will be using the remaining ~20″ of jelly roll strip for the binding, set aside.
            Quilt Top Assembly

            Use 1/4″ seam throughout and press all seams open
            1.  Sew (2) 4″ white strips onto opposite sides of your 4″ center square
            2.  Sew (2) 6″ white strips onto remaining 2 sides of center square
            3.  Sew (1) 5″ white strip onto one edge of the coordinating charm you selected
            4.  Cut your charm/white strip piece in half lengthwise, resulting in (2) strips measuring 6″ x 2.5″
            5.  Take your center square bordered in white and sew (2) matching 6″ x 2.5″ pieced strips from step 4 onto opposite sides, taking care to align the white portion of the strip to the left on one edge and to the right on the other.
            6.  Sew (2) matching 10″ jelly roll strips on to remaining sides of center square bordered in white.  Your block should now measure 10″ square.  
            7.  Repeat to sew 16 blocks.  Arrange your layout taking care to alternate the direction of the white strips between vertical and horizontal.  
            8.  Attach blocks by sewing (1) 10″ x 1.5″ white sashing strip between each block.
            9.  Attach rows by sewing (1) 41.5″ x 1.5″ white sashing strip between each row, and one sashing row on top of the top row, and one sashing row on bottom of the bottom row.
            10.  Attach last two rows of sashing to the left and right borders of the quilt top.
            Quilt Back Assembly

            1.  Use the 24 remaining jelly roll strips and sew together along the long edge, to result in a strip pieced rectangle measuring appx 44″ x 48.5″
            2.  Trim the selvedges off your strip pieced square.
            3.  Cut one of your 3.5″ x WOF strips and cut in half width wise, resulting in (2) 3.5″ x 22″ strips.  Sew each half onto each of your remaining two 3.5″ x WOF strips to give you enough length to add to the trimmed edges.  Attach onto each 48.5″ edge.  Your resulting quilt back should measure appx. 48.5″ square
            To make binding, choose 10 leftover jelly roll strips from cutting the 10″ strips for your blocks.  Sew together to form scrappy binding.  
            Baste, Quilt and Bind as desired.

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            One 43″ x 43″ reversible baby quilt, ready to be loved and snuggled!

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            If you use this tutorial to make a Jungle Path baby quilt, I’d love to see it!  Be sure to add it to my Flickr group, and of course to the Moda Bake Shop Flickr group as well.  Thanks for stitching along!
             Jessica Kelly