Scruffily Quilt



1 hushabye charm pack
1 hushabye jelly roll
1 hushabye layer cake
4 yards of backing

cut a 2 1/2″ square from each jelly roll strip for a total of fourty 2 1/2″ squares.

lay out 36 layer cake pieces in a 6×6 setting.
make sure it’s in an order that you love.
{i did this on my livingroom floor.}

lay one charm square on top of each layer cake piece.

lay one 2 1/2″ square on top of each charm square so that all the squares are appealing to you.

note: you don’t have to do this step, if you don’t want.
i stacked all my rows and labeled them to take them to my machine.
{i didn’t want to run back & forth from my machine to my livingroom floor.}
feel free to do what works for you.
sew a charm square to your layer cake square, using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
{a walking foot comes in handy here.}

sew a 2 1/2″ square on top of your charm square, still using 1/4″ seam allowance.
rinse & repeat to make 35 more squares.

sew your rows together to make your quilt top.

layer, baste & quilt as desired.
{i outline quilted around the blocks.}
i used the rest of my jelly roll to make a pieced binding…and i ♥ it.
i highly recommend yall do it.
it’s SO worth it.

wash & dry your quilt for that straight from the dryer crinkly goodness.
be prepared to trim some strings.


now you have one amazing scruffily quilt!!!
oh how i ♥ it!!!

this quilt is the perfect movie watching quilt finishing at 55″ square.

not to mention it’s an easy peasy gift for all those peeps on your gift list.
and the possiblities are endless.
just think of all those color options.
i’m currently making another one in cotton blossoms.
{i know…be still my heart.}
p.s. my scruffily quilt won a gold medal at the ohio outdoor quilt festival!!!

rachel of p.s. i quilt

Giant Pincushions


These are super simple to make and adorable! They come in handy around your sewing room and work as great gifts for sewing friends.

honeybun or jelly roll strips
hand sewing needle & matching thread
pincushion filler of your choice

Patisserie by Fig Tree – Neptune by Tula Pink

1. Pick 3 honeybun strips that look good together and have some contrast.
2. Sew them together into a strip set. Offset the start of your strips like this.

3. Press seams. This can be in any direction.
4. Measure your strip to make sure it is 3 ½” wide. If it is not it is ok if it is smaller (your ¼ is bigger) but not larger (you are sewing too scant) Correct if needed and write down what the width of your strip is.
5. Cut a 45 degree angle at the one end of your strip.

6. Turn your ruler so you can cut a diamond. Cut it to be 3 ½” or the width of your strip set.
Repeat for a total of 8 diamonds.


7. Place diamonds RST into 4 sets making sure that the top points are the same fabrics.


8. Pin & Sew along 2 sides from top to bottom pivoting in the center. (repeat 3 times for 4 sets)




9. Open and press towards solid strip. (not the part with 2 seams) (repeat 3 times.)


10. Similar to step # 7 place diamond sets RST and pin. The ironing from step #9 should help you interlock the seams at the top and bottom. Sew 2 sides from top to bottom, repeat for 2nd set, and iron again.




11. Now you have 2 halves of your pincushion.


12. Put one half inside the other RST. Pin all the way around and sew leaving a 1 ½” opening.


13. Turn right side out. Fill with stuffing or filling of choice.


14. Hand sew opening closed and you are done!

See how easy that was!

Red White & Bold by Sandy Gervais – Neptune by Tula Pink

1. Pick 2 jelly roll strips that look good together and have some contrast.
2. Sew them together into a strip set. Offset the start of your strips.
3. Press seams. This can be in any direction. (since i had a light color solid here i pressed toward the blue print)
4. Measure your strip to make sure it is 4 ½” wide. If it is not it is ok, just write down what the width of your strip is.
5. Cut a 60 degree angle at the one end of your strip.
6. Turn your ruler so you can cut a diamond. Cut it to be 4 ½” or the width of your strip set.
Repeat for a total of 6 diamonds.

7. Place diamonds RST into 2 sets making sure that the top points are the same fabrics. You will have 2 leftover at this point.
8. Pin & Sew along 2 sides from top to bottom pivoting in the center. (repeat 1 time.)
9. Open and press towards solid strip. (not the part with 1 seam) (repeat 1 time.)

10. Similar to step # 7 place a diamond set RST with a loose diamond and pin. Sew 2 sides from top to bottom, repeat for 2nd set, and iron again.


11. Now you have 2 halves of your pincushion.


12. Put one half inside the other RST. Pin all the way around and sew leaving a 1 ½” opening.

13. Turn right side out. Fill with stuffing or filling of choice.
14. Hand sew opening closed and you are done!


see just as easy!!

you probably noticed that one of my pincushions has a lot of fabrics… this is achieved by cutting your diamonds from different strip sets… it makes a nice scrappy look and can help you use up leftover strip sets so you can go buy more fabric!

another option is to flip every other diamond… instead of a star you’ll end up with more of a pinwheel…

the possibilities are endless!!

Super cute pincushions.. you won’t be able to make just one!
3 Honeybun strips = 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ x 3″
2 Jelly Roll strips = 8″ x 7″ x 3″

Enjoy!
by Julie of jaybirdquilts!

Charming Drawstring Beach Bag

“What am I going to use to take my flip flops and bikini to the beach? I need to look stylish, but be practical….you know how that sand gets in everything. I know, I will whip up a fast beach bag with that adorable Charm pack I have been saving….all the girls will be so jealous!”

~~1- 40 count Charm Pack
~~1-package Extra wide- double fold bias tape



1. Lay out all your charm squares and arrange them to your liking.

2. Sew- 4 squares across and 5 squares down. Make 2 of these.

~~ONE~~
~~ TWO~
3. From the top, measure down 1″ from the top of the 2nd square. Put a pin on the mark, and on the seam. This will be a 1″ hole for the drawstring. Mark all 4 of the long sides.

4. Sew down the length of the 5 squares starting at the top, leaving open the inch you marked. Be sure to back stitch before and after the 1″ hole. Sew around the 2 sides and bottom of the bag, leaving the top along the 4 squares open. Make sure you leave open the 1″ hole on the second side of the bag as you sew.

5. Press open the side seams to just past the hole.6. Stitch around the entire hole. Do both sides of the bag.
7. Press the top of the bag down 1/3″ along the top.

8. Fold down the top 2- 1/2″ sew around the entire bag. Sew on the edge of the 2-1/2″ seam.

9. Sew around the entire bag again, 5/8″ from the top. This will make the casing for the drawstring.
10. Turn the bag inside out. Pull bottom corners to a point, mark 2-1/2″ from the point.

11. Mark with a pen or pencil, and sew along the line. This makes a box pleat in the bottom of the bag so your things are easier to find.

12. Cut the corner off, leaving a 1/4″ seam.
“I just love that this bag has a drawstring, so easy to open and close. So easy to get to my sun tan lotion….sunscreen you say? Not me, I want to be TAN!”
THE DRAWSTRING:

Cut 2-44″ lengths of bias tape.
This is what the double bias tape looks like when you open up the folds.
Now close it and sew along the open edge.

Like this.

Using a large safety pin, thread the bias tape through the casing going around the entire bag.

Coming out the same hole you went into.

Pull the bias tape until the ends match up.
Tie the ends together in a knot, like you would a balloon.
Using the safety pin, thread the 2nd bias tape through the other hole, coming out the same place you started. As you pull the bias tape strings, it is actually pulling itself because they each went all the way around the bag.
“Okay, girls, let’s go! Gota love this bag!!!”
One very fast, stylish beach bag….or gym bag, just right for your gym shoes.
Aprox. 17″ x 17″
WASH in warm water. DRY in dryer.


Cell Phone / Gadget Purse



I’m so excited to be featured on the Moda Bake Shop, and praying this little tutorial makes sense. I’m constantly dropping my cell phone so I wanted to make a little case to protect it. It would also work great for other little gadgets like ipods. I made the handle with a little hook so that you can easily hook it to anything you’d like, your purse, diaper bag, whatever! The finished case measures approx. 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

1 Moda Neptune Layer Cake
1 10 x 10″ piece of Warm and Natural or similar batting
1 Sew on Snap, Size 4 or 1 ” Velcro
1 Lanyard hook w/swivel (found w/jewelry making supplies at most craft stores)

Pick three coordinating fabrics from the layer cake of your choice.

Fabric 1 – Outside of case, and outside of flap.
Fabric 2 – Bottom of Case, handle and binding around flap.
Fabric 3 – Lining of bag, and inside of flap. (This picture shows a blue fabric, I ended up using a green one instead.


Out of fabric #1 you will need to cut two 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4 inch squares. Out of fabric #2 you will cut one 4″ x 4 1/4 inch square. Sew them together with fabric #2 in the middle using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Unless indicated always use 1/4″ seam allowance.

At this point I quilted the piece you just finished on top of a piece of batting with some simple stippling. I also quilted the flap (fabric #2, 3 1/4″ x 3 inch square) onto some batting. This is completely optional. If you decide not to quilt it, you will need to sew the piece you just finished onto the batting by simply putting the fabric and batting together and sewing right down the center of the two seams.

Once the batting is attached to your fabric cut off any extra batting on the sides. Fold fabric in half with right sides together and pin sides together at the seams where the two coordinating fabrics meet. Sew down the sides of fabric and turn fabric right side out.

Flap

Cut a 3 1/4 x 3″ square from fabric #3. This will be the inside of the flap.

If you opted not to quilt the outside of the flap to the batting, simply pin the flap, the batting and the inside of flap (fabric #3) with the right sides showing and batting in the middle together.
Now your going to cut the binding for the flap.
Next you will cut 3 pieces out of fabric #3. Two pieces 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and one piece 3 1/4″ x 1 1/2″. Refer to picture below.


Sew the binding onto the flap by first starting with the top piece. Line up the tops of fabric with right sides together and sew across top.

Iron the fabrics open and attach side pieces the exact same way. Cut off any extra fabric on the bottom.

Flap Binding

I know everyone has there own way of binding. Mine probably is not the correct way, but it works for me. So here is how I do it…….. Turn the flap around so your looking at the inside of the flap. Starting with the left side fold the piece of binding over by folding it in half length wise and then fold it over onto the inside of fabric and stitch down with needle and thread. When you come to the corner, fold down at an angle (like the picture below) fold in half and fold down onto fabric and stitch down like before.


Handle


Cut a 2 x 10″ piece from fabric #2. First iron the bottom of fabric over 1/4 “. This will create a finished edge that you will need later.

Now fold the piece of fabric in half length wise and press, unfold and then fold the outside edges into the crease in the middle that you just made and press.

Fold in half again length wise press and then sew down the edge. I used a 3/8″ seam allowance.

Cut a 2 ” piece of fabric off of the handle that you just made. Make sure it’s not from the edge that is finished. Thread it through the swivel.

Attach it to bag by putting the two ends of the fabric together then pin them to the to the left side of the bag and centered over the seam at the top.


Attach the unfinished edge of the handle to the right side of the bag, centered over the side seam with a pin.  Also, now is the time to attach the flap to the back of the bag.  Line up and center on the back of the bag with the inside of the flap pointing out and pin.


Lining

Cut two 4 1/4 x 5 3/4″ pieces out of fabric #3. Place the two fabrics right side together and sew across the bottom (4 1/4″). Now sew up the sides leaving 1 1/2″ opening on one of the sides.
Once this is done put the outside of bag inside of the lining piece that you just made. The lining piece should be turned inside out. Line up the tops of fabric, making sure that the handle pieces are inside of the bag. Line up the side seams and pin, (your pins should be going through the outside and lining of bag and the handles). Sew around the top of purse.

Pull the outside of bag through the 1 1/2″ opening that you made. It should look like the picture below. Now just tuck the lining down inside the bag.

Attach lanyard hook to handle by threading it through and sewing it two fabrics together.


Sew on your snaps with a needle and thread and your finished!!!


One very cute Cell Phone or Gadget Case. Or if your really ambitious you could actually make 14 of these things out of 1 layer cake.
Tutorial by Nicole from Our Cozy Nest


Neptune Necklace


1 charm pack – featured Neptune by Tula Pink for Moda
13 – 20 mm wood beads
glue stick
48″- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
heavy duty needle with large eye
Awl
Scissors


Pick out 13 prints (small patterns work best).
Cut into quarters.

Apply a generous amount of glue to the back of fabric.


Roll bead in the middle of fabric.
Cover entire bead with fabric.

Clip off excess fabric from each end.
Leave enough fabric to be tucked into hole of bead.

Smooth fabric up the bead and tuck into hole of bead.
Use an awl (I used the end of a paint brush) to push fabric into hole and hollow out hole.

Thread grosgrain ribbon on to heavy duty needle.
Tie a double knot 12″ from the end of ribbon.
Thread bead onto ribbon.
Next make a knot.
Thread another bead on.
Repeat steps until all beads have been threaded onto ribbon.
Tie a double knot after the last bead.

Your finished!

4 necklaces or 1 super long necklace.

Holly