Sunday, September 12, 2021

Mans Knit shirt and Baby Tux Bib today

M6251   Knit Shirt and Birthday Boy is loving it!!! So Soft.

To make it appear Custom as it was

Another Tuxedo Bib in Process

Reversible to Dilbert Work Shirt

Back to quilting tonight!! and little dress

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Fancy Masks


Make a beautiful Facemask with a small amount of our fabulous embellished fabric-I DID!

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I double the pocket and then I have 3 layers in front  or 

put face mask in the keyword block up top of this blog and see the many facemasks with detail that I have made...

This was a piece from the scrap bag-I had to make and wear with my black and gray chevron knit jacket as my co-worker bought the scrap bag so I would be forced to make some more masks-she must like looking at them.  The Gold one below and the matte silver one on top.  

I have one more I will be adding that she gave me a scrap of a shiny silver one... I have to finish the shiny silver sequined outfit before I care about wearing the shiny silver mask.  I will post it when I finish all...

When I do the filter pocket I double it with 200 count muslin so it is soft on my face and light weight but gives me 3 layer barrier.  I sew the sides of the pocket and flip it before sewing it on the mask- then I have smooth edges all around the filter pocket.  Then I topstitch the whole mask.

and my inserts are these items

I use 2 white flat plastic nose inserts and tape a piece of 22 gauge floral wire inside of them and do a very spaced wrap tucking the end back inside the 2.  This bends - stays and is removable for washing.  The insert will totally conform to your face for comfort and staying power.

The nose casing is however long the insert is and is between the filter and the front directly over the middle of the mask.

Where the masks elastic casing is mine has one more stitching so there is a second casing to put a tie or slide through so you can tighten the mask when the crazy unmasked come near you, or just hang the mask when you are driving so you can slip it on faster.

I now put the adjusters that I use on the ear elastics on the hanger cord to slide

Make a Little skirt for winter with minkie

Little Girls Swirly Skirt

Minkie Fabric attached to a wide elastic band
Can easily be cut to exact length without fraying

We have these Sunflowers in Minkie....sooo fun

Many other designs make wonderful blankets and buntings and cozy backs to quilts and quillows

Saturday, September 4, 2021

He likes it- he loves it!!!


                 I made this Lambie Pie before the Baby was Born!

 I thought-probably won't even like it- a lot of work... But This 

was the reward!!


Coat With Simple Shawl Collar

 Now Making

Fur Coat with Simple Shawl Collar and Side Pockets

Lined with Black Satin

If there is leftover Fur

Maybe a Hat?  or a Hooded scarf?

This will be long with Optional use one Pleather Button and wide

Pleather wrap Belt.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Tuxedo BIb

For all the fabrics and bias Tape and a package of snagfree sew on velcro- This sticks to itself and does not catch on your creation.  I just cut a rectangular piece and hand sewn on the place where the top comes around.  This makes the bib totally reversible.

The velcro is in a package on the hooks by the zippers or you can order online

A Little Leftover Black Charmeuse and a piece of cotton on a
pleater board made this Tuxedo Bib for Baby going out to a wedding

Tuxedo shirt is narrow pleated with pleater board


Reverse side for Regular event

Tux in use at a wedding event

Cotton Sateen from the 2.97 room and some double fold narrow bias tape and a small amount of the same charmeuse from the Tuxedo side

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Quillow-I SPY Concentration with Scraps

Plan the Quillow

For  my Grandson

You can use paint on your laptop to map out your plan and figure yardage

You can put a handle on the quillow or make a separate little tote bag so they can use it as a picnic or play throw anywhere

add a little pillow on the top edge and they can use it as a nappy sack

The blocks are 10 inch using scraps

with an item in the center

You could have a theme, Vegetables, Animals,

I am using my scraps from masks-so it is everything

B H or F  whatever your kids call it
Burger and fries block

Potato Chip Block

Whale Block-W
Truck Block-T

Kayak Block-K

I have 32 blocks- to I spy- 16 that repeat once somewhere

Each Center picture to have a primary color block cover that has the letter of the name on the front.

You can make bigger quillow and do 52 blocks or more

To figure the yardages for the back- we know we want to match the front size of  92.5 length and 60 wide

We have three pieces that are 1/1/4 yards preshrunk to 40-41 inches wide and we figure the side borders subtract them out and then we know what they take up of 92.5
we need to make the 40 inch preshrunk measure add up to 60 inches... so we add a wide strip of color to the pieces to add up to total 60

we take the length we want subtract the borders and divide by 3 for the size of the pieces

Our front is 92.5 finished-subtract out borders = 85 1/2 divided by 3 = each piece 29 becomes 28 1/2 x 3 = 85 1/2 center only have 27
so add 2 and 2 

So 30 middle 27
bottom 30

The pillow pocket is one third of the measure of  the width
makes a nice 20 x 20 throw pillow and if you add a handle it is a great tote a long blanket throw
Step one  Plan
Step two-to motivate I sew the back together first without the borders..
Step Three - Make all the squares and lay them out on the back to see how to make the border frames to fill the size of the front

Step Four - sew the front together to the exact size it will be

Step Five - add the filler strips before the borders on the back to make the matching size to the front before its frame in borders

Step Six Finish the back
Step Seven - do a really cute pillow pocket and handles

Step Eight -Sandwich and plan the freemotion quilting

You can do a smaller quilt  just for play

There are 26 letters in the Alphabet so I wont have all the letters in the alphabet repeat

Pairs of everything so they can play concentration

In my case, I bought quarter yards of bright colored marble blender fabrics for the flap that goes over the I Spy concentration pic

Be back with more pics as I finish Steps

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Mistakes to a New Creation

Everything Happens for a Reason
Get Lemons make Lemonade

Make a Mistake and the fix makes it GREAT1

Between my cutting on silk on my lap instead of a table, and dull scissors I did some wire cutting with..Ooops I mistakenly evened off a sleeve so one was a couple inches shorter than the other.

I cut off the end of the longer one and added an opposite grain assymetrical cuff and then added to shades of chiffon to end of sleeves.... I love it... Feels good, looks catchy.

Adding the same type of trim to the dress of the set... 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Cleaning-scraps-baby things

 Cleaning and hate to waste scraps...

Got called into work, but before the call of duty...

Cutting circles of different textures to make a texture ball for the baby...

1. Cut the circles whatever size you want the ball

2. fold circles in half and stitch wrong side out on curve and leave opening.

3. sew a strip of fold over that you can use to hook the ball pieces together

4. stuff you pieces and 

5. sew them together... you can put a piece of elastic in the center to create a loop from the center so it can be attached to things but small enough not to interfere with the rolling.


Can't Wait to finish it and see him play with it
There he is.... I think he likes it!!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Baby Things

 Baby Snuggler

Minky Wrap  Sack for when you want them cozy

Lambies appliqued on with satin stitch after quilting

Top shuts as a wrap over baby with velcro

First fold over one side then the other secured by a little strip of velcro

Burper quilted on Terry-Street has all colors of Terry
Lambie Fabric was found on the 8.77 cotton sale table

From our Bee Collection in the quilting section-a
Beehive changing-play mat.

Rolls up and handles are out for carrying along with baby bee

In Use... Baby Bee loves the Yellow minky around the Bee Hive
that was quilted on.