Friday, February 17, 2017

Flat Friday #26

Hi!
Today I have another Flat Friday card for you. For this card I used scraps of paper from the Hello Lovely paper pack.
I LOVE this card SO much!

What started out as a bunch of scraps of paper turned into this pretty card to show off many of the prints of paper that come in the hello lovely paper pack.
To add a bit more texture to this card I stitched around the outside of the card with my sewing machine.
I love, love, love this card!!
 
Items used:
Hello lovely paper
My sewing machine
 
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Happy crafting!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jelly Roll Polka Dot Baby Boy Quilt-A finished quilt

Hi guys!
Today I'm sharing with you a finished quilt! WOOHOO!!!
 
I decided I wanted to make my friend a quilt for the baby boy she is expecting soon.
 
To make this quilt I used a jelly roll by Michael Miller fabrics, but not all of the strips. There were some colors that I didn't want to include in the quilt, so I removed 8 strips from the jelly roll.
 
Above is a picture of the quilt in the basting stage. I spray basted this quilt using 505 spray, and I also pinned the quilt. I have found the combination of spray basing with pin basting to work well for me.

 

Getting ready to quilt....here I have 3 bobbins wound and ready. I thought I'd only need 3 bobbins, but I was WRONG! I actually used 5 bobbins to quilt this baby quilt.

Quilting in process.....
 
Trimming the quilt......

Attaching the binding....

The finished quilt! I spiral quilted this quilt and I LOVE how it turned out! Sure there are some mistakes, but overall it turned out great!



For the backing fabric I used a flannel train print from JoAnns. The green binding fabric is from JoAnns too!



Tied up with a fabric bow ready for gift giving! I love wrapping quilts this way. :)


My gifts all ready to go for the momma to be!
 
Finished: 39x54 1/2 inches
Fabric: Jelly Roll by Michael Miller Fabrics, Flannel train backing fabric and green binding fabric from JoAnns.
Quilted: Quilted by ME! I quilted this in a spiral pattern.
 
 
Happy sewing!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DIY Freezer Paper Banner

Hi guys!
Today I have a tutorial for you!
If you follow me on Instagram (@dressesandspurs) then you know I threw a baby shower for my friend that is expecting her first boy! So fun right?!
 
For the baby shower I knew I wanted to make a banner. After all I've made a lot of banners in the past, so I know how cute they are!
 
Items needed to make a burlap banner:
Burlap
Jute twine
Craft paint
Paint brush or foam paint brush
Freezer paper
Cricut cutting machine
Iron
Ironing board
Newspaper or something to cover your work surface with
 
I started by cutting my burlap into 5x6 inch rectangles. Next I cut out the saying on freezer paper using my cricut cutting machine.
After the saying was cut I ironed each letter onto a rectangle of burlap ( the shiny side of the freezer paper must be down in order for the freezer paper to stick to the burlap when ironed).
Then I painted in the empty space using craft paint. The cut letters act as stencils for this project.
 
When painting make sure to cover your work spaces as the craft paint will seep through the back of the burlap/

Once the paint was completely dry I removed the freezer paper from my burlap.
And lastly I added a bit of jute twine to the tops of the rectangles using my hot glue gun. This is allow my banner to be hung up.
 
You can make banners this same way using fabric too! They turn out just as cute!

Here is a picture of the banner hung up at the baby shower.
Didn't it turn out great?!
 
Happy crafting all!