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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.

Christmas Finishes

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

Christmas_Tree

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.

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway

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.

iPhone Stand

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).
    Tutorial_SewFront
  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.
    Tutorial_MarkforUltraFirm
  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.
    Tutorial_StitchFront
  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.
    Tutorial_RiceFilling
  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.

Christmas gifts underway – Cell phone stand

I am not sure if I have mentioned this before, I work for a large software company. I have decided to provide a function Christmas gift to some of my favorite work people.  A lot of my colleagues spend a considerable amount of time on the phone and they either hold their phones or lay them down on the desk.

As I was playing with my new cover, for my phone (which has a build in stand) I had the idea I could make little stands for their desks. I found this image on google images, and thought it was adorable and perfect for Christmas gifts.
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(I have since found these in this Etsy store: Dog named Banjo, they have a great selection)

I set out, to make this as simple as possible, and after 30 minutes this morning the first gift is complete.

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I do need to go back and fix that front stitching – I am thinking I will sew the seam with a slip stitch instead.

Materials:
(1) 12″ x 8″ Fabric Square
3/4 Bag of Rice
Polyester stuffing
Pellon Peltex Ultra Firm (1.5″ x 5.5″)

If anyone is interested in a tutorial, I can post one during the week.

NEW PHOTO added…This is where I got to by the end of the day, I was excited these came out as quickly as they did. I also fixed that front seam on the purple stand.
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Anyway, posting a little late but linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.