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My son’s first sewing project

I am so exited to share this finish this week. It is my son’s first sewing project.

Don’t you love it when your child takes an interest in what you do? My son and I have always done art/craft projects together. Since I have taken up sewing, and he has gotten older (just turned 7), we don’t do as many projects together. Last weekend, he asked to have a go on my sewing machine….I think he likes the buttons on my new Janome.

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We decided to make an iPad stand for his teacher. He did a great job and it turned out great and there was no need for the seam ripper (quick’n’pick).  His new 2nd Grade teacher loves it, and uses it in his classroom every day.

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Surprisingly enough, he even helped again tonight, with a couple of my blocks for a current project. I will admit, I was a little nervous with this request, but it all turned out great. In a few years, maybe he will will be a part of NGAQB!!

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

 

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Teacher Appreciation gifts

Last night at 8pm, I realized I needed to come up with 3 teacher appreciation gifts. I went to the good old trusty iPhone/iPad/E-reader stand (tutorial can be found here). Low and behold 60 minutes later, they were done. Woohoo!!

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

Small Finishes

Tapa Star Blocks

A while back, I was playing around with designing a block based on this Samoan Tapa cloth (image from island style.net.au) :

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I used the star pattern on the top right/bottom left and came up with two paper piecing pattern designs.  The first one of the blocks which just used solids for the outer shapes is complete. I used the monochromatic green look, and the Architextures fabric that I had in the original design. The design, I recently realized, was similar to the secondary pattern that a Kaleidoscope block makes.
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The second block is underway, which interprets the stripy appeareance of the original Tapa Cloth. I will try to update this post tomorrow with the finished block so you can see it, as it is a little more work.

If you are interested in testing out the paper piecing patterns, let me know. There will be two patterns both blocks are 15 x 15″ (finished).

iPad/iPhone/e-Reader Stands

I also finished up two more iPad/iPhone/e-Reader Stands, that I will be putting in my Etsy store later today. I love these two, the gray one is Riley Blake’s Zombie Apocalypse Fabric + the blue one is a Spoonflower print that has a Doctor Who theme.

Is anyone interested in either doing a link-up at the end of the month or a swap on flickr for these stands? I have had a lot of interest in the tutorial and thought it would be great to either make one as a group or do a swap.  What do you think?  Which one would you prefer?

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Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for the first Finish it up Friday of 2014!! And linking up to Kelly @ Quilt Infatuation for Needles and Threads Thursday.

Needle and Thread Thursday

Christmas Finishes

We had a wonderful Christmas, and we loved our great tree this year. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays as well.

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Guess what I got for Chritsmas!!! I got the Accuquilt Go Mix and Match starter kit. I spent 1/2 an hour trying it out, cutting 12 blocks at a time. I quickly had 90 3.5″ cut squares. I love it – this will make such a difference in my least favorite activity – cutting.

I had a busy time leading up to Christmas. I made 30 iPhone/iPad stands, two of which were gifts for the hubby and the little one. The VW stand below is one of the hubby’s Christmas presents. He is a huge VW van fan. The fabric is one I purchased a while back from Spoonflower, Rainbow peace campers by Sharon Turner.VW_iPad_Stand

I finally finished my Christmas Stocking, one day late, but perfect for next year. I fussy cut the Santa’s –  fabric is Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Creative Thursday for Andover Fabrics.  I then used paper piecing improv blocks for the surrounding area. I loved how it turned out.Christmas_Stocking

One final picture of our three stockings all hanging in front of the fire place. The other two were made last year and blogged about here and here.3_Stockings_Completed

Linking up with Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts who is hosting:

Giveaway Day: #1

YAY!!! Giveaway day. My favorite things about Sew Mama Sew’s give away day is the ability to give something away and two, meeting all the old and new friends. If you are interested, here are my projects, I have finished this year.

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I am in love with Spoonflower.com, which is probably obvious from the numerous posts over the last year of the fabric purchases. Spoonflower is a place to go purchase designs from independent designers. Spoonflower wil You can purchase now custom fabric, wall paper,  gift wrap and decals.

This giveaway consists of an stand + a gift certificate. The stand is made from Spoonflower designer, Eloisa Docton (who is based here in Cary, NC). It is called Framed Monkeys, which is adorable and bright.

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The stand works for an iPad and iPhone.
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I have added a tab at the top, don’t you hate when you have your phone or device by your bed and the cable for charging is almost always on the floor? The tab will hold your cable in place.
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Lastly, I am including a $25 gift certificate to spoonflower.com as part of the giveaway. (Please note, I have no sponsorships and this is paid by me, it is not a paid plug).

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Leave a comment on what you would like for Christmas. If you are a follower, leave a second comment. I will probably not get around to answer all the posts but I hope you have fun.

  • Open until December 13 at 5 p.m. PST.
  • Winners will be notified December 15.
  • Your item will be shipped by December 20.
  • Will ship Internationally.

Here are some other posts of spoonflower.com purchases:
Elephants + Math Fabrics
Project Linus + Holli Zollinger
Farmhouse Collection
Oranges, Purples and Miscellanous fabrics

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.