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Sunday Stash: More Spoonflower fabrics

I have always had a love for the work of the independent designers over at Spoonflower. The fabrics are always unique and are well printed on Kona Cotton (my selection).

This week I picked up some new fabric in which I want to make pillows from. I love the reds and the grunge look of the print. The designer is Holli Zollinger, collection Coral Summer.
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I have already started using this math fabric in my blocks as a low-volume print. I love this fabric and representation of my STEM background. The designer is Berene Campbell, collection Text Fabrics.SundayStash_Spoonflower_Math

Which is your favorite fabric or designer @ Spoonflower.com??

Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Also, don’t forget to stop by tomorrow as I will be giving away a handmade item and a craft supply object for SewMamaSew Giveaway day.

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Tutorial: iPhone/iPad Stand

As promised here is the Tutorial to make a iPhone/iPad (or other electronic device) stand I posted last week.

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Materials:

  • Fabric 12″ x 9″
  • Cotton
  • 2-3 cups of rice
  • Pellon Ultra Firm 1 1/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • Polyester Fill
  1. Start with a piece of fabric that is 12″ x 9″. Fold in 1/2 and press (6″ x 9″  size once folded)Tutorial_Size
  2. Sew a 1/4 inch seam at the top, with a 1 – 1 1/2 ” gap, and the side of the folded fabric (refer to black lines).
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  3. Fold the fabric so that the side seam is now in the middle at the back. The top will form triangles. I press the seam open for a flat appearance later.Sew along the bottom to form a 1/4 inch seam leaving a 1 – 11/2 inch gap (refer to black lines).
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  4. Through one of the holes, feed the fabric through to invert fabric to show right side. Use a chop stick (or other device to ensure the corners are turned completely.
  5. Measure 3 inches from the bottom seam. Mark with chalk on each side (refer to where the chop stick is pointing). This will be the mark you will use to place the Pellon Ultra Firm Strip.
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  6. Feed the Pellon Ultra Firm through the whole at the bottom.
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  7. Move The Ultra Firm Strip into position with the top aligned with the chalk marks. Pin strip. Sew a border around the strip to ensure it remains in place (refer to black lines).
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  8. Through the hole at the bottom, stuff with polyester filling until fill.
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  9. Hand sew the bottom hole closed. I use a slip stitch to close my openings.
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  10. For the main pillow, fill with rice. I use a Wilson piping bag to aid in adding the rice through the hole. NOTE: The rice will add a nice weight to the stand to make sure it will support the relevant electronic device.
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  11. Fill as far as you can, approx. 3/4, or more, fill. You will have room at the top.
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  12. Fill the rest of the space with the polyester filling.
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  13. Hand stitch top opening close.  You now have a complete electronic stand.
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My friends are loving these, so I hope your friends do to (or whoever you are gifting it to). If you have any questions or feedback let me know, leave a comment.

Update: I have had several people ask if they can use this also for an iPad. As mentioned in the title, we do use it for an iPad, which is usually used for Netflix/Videos. This means we typically have it in a horizontal position.
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I would agree that this size stand would not work for an iPad if you were wanting to use vertically. I have not provided the measurements, if this is what you would like it for.

This tutorial is for personal use only.

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

Sunday stash {26.10.2013}

Fiona over at Finding Fifth has one of my favorite linky parties – Sunday Stash. She gracious let me host it this week!!!

Today, when I looked around my sewing room, I realized that it looked like a tornado had hit it. I have spent the whole day cleaning it up….most of the time was spent putting fabric away. While I was cleaning up, I found this fabulous Home Decor VW van print which I received from Terry’s Fabrics.

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I am so happy I found it, as I think I am going to make two floor cushions for my son, for Christmas. That will mean I have one gift done. I can’t make up my mind for a square or round cushion….the idea came from this pillow from Sarah Jane Studios.
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Have you started working on those Christmas gifts?

Do you have some fantastic fabric to show, then please link up below. (NOTE: Unfortunately, I am a wordpress.com site so the link-up will appear in a separate window).

Mosaic competition finalists, Voting open

Today, the finalists were announced and the voting opened for the Washed Earth Mosaic competition, over at Stitched in Color. Great news, I am a finalist along with a couple of my blog and quilting friends!! It would be great, if you go over take a look and vote on your favorite. Voting is open until midnight Sunday.

This is my entry that made it through:mosaic4ae2a2c8a565760c2b8870d34823252756bc8098

It was inspired by these photos of autumn/fall in Appalachian mountains in North Carolina.
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Have a great weekend.

 

Sunday Stash {22.09.2013}: Stash basics

It has been a couple of weeks since I shared some fabric, don’t let that fool you though, as I have plenty to show 🙂

Here are a couple of additions, both are great stash builders. I have a lot of black text so I only picked up the ocean, clementine and grass of the Sun print text, from Stash Modern Fabric. I love the colors of these 3.

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Also, look at these wonderful zig zags from Moda, the small half moon zig zag bundle from Fat Quarter Shop.IMG_8588

Linking up with Fiona at Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash

Fabric Stash Sunday + Morris Island Lighthouse

Well it’s no longer Sunday…where did Sunday and Monday go??? Anyway, I have some great fabric arrive the last two weeks.

Firstly, is my new Kaffe Fassett fabric, a mix of stripes and solids weaves which I have never owned before. I already have a project for these. I want to do something similar to Adrianne’s Cross quilt using the cross pattern in the book Simply Retro (page 17, which you can see on amazon). Purchased from Hawthorne Threads.

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And finally my Heather Ross pre-order arrived….and I love it. Briar Rose reminds me of this wonderful little dress I had when I was 5 which was blue with red or pink strawberries hence = LOVE. And yes I bought extra yardage, of the pink, green strawberries and the white + red strawberries.RossBundle_Stash

Besides the stash photos this week, our last stop in Charleston, SC was Morris Island Lighthouse and Folly Beach. I loved the drift wood at Morris Island Lighthouse beach and it was so cool to see a lighthouse surrounded by water…even though it was a little far away to get a good photo.

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We went round the corner to Folly beach which was at high tide…now, I could see myself in that cool mint colored beach house. Look at that roof deck.FollyBeach

Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Fabric Stash Additions {23.06.2013}

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This week’s featured bundles were bought from the Fat Quarter Shop – an online store based here in the US but they do ship internationally. I love how their fat quarter bundles are packaged – they make them look so pretty, very hard to break them open and use the fabrics.

Anyway, I hadn’t really bought anything from the fat quarter shop in a while. I think the last purchases were Oh Deer! Moda Jelly Roll and this fat quarter bundle, which I finally opened to take these photo’s…

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The fat quarter shop sent me an email coupon giving a percentage off since I hadn’t visited in a while. This is what I bought this time around.

Thesaurus Fat Quarter Bundle (includes 3 color bundles) by Thomas Knauer for Andover Fabrics
This set of bundles I am thinking of using for the Tula Pink City Sampler Quilt along that is going on, over at flickr.IMG_7772

Technicolor Fat Quarter Bundle by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics
This has been one of my favorite lines. There is not one print I dislike and the colors a phenomenal. IMG_7780

Indian Summer (both bundles) by Sarah Watson for Art Gallery Fabrics
I have been eyeing this for a while and can see many uses especially some of the low-volume prints. I like how subtle the colors of this line is but still very graphic/artistic.IMG_7770

Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.