Christmas in July | New Pattern Release

Merry Christmas..... in July that is!  I know, insert eye roll here because the thermometer reads around 100° and I'm talking about holiday sewing. Call me crazy but I really think Christmas in July is a fun way to break up the summer heat, cool off in the air conditioning and get ahead on that mega gift list. Christmas in July Sewing   To help jump start your sewing, I've loaded up a … [Read more...]

Sunny Days Pillow Project

This week marks the last of the school year for my girls and I'm picturing nothing but sunny days ahead. To help celebrate how lucky they are I made a fun new pillow cover; Sunny Days Pillow.   Sunny Days Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Not only is this project a complete scrap buster but the bright, cheery outlook just makes me smile. I pulled out … [Read more...]

Blanket Stitch | Sewing Term

Blanket stitch - noun   a buttonhole stitch with spaces of variable width used on materials too thick to hem   A blanket stitch is made by hand stitching, and traditionally works well to create a hem on blankets or other items made of fleece or felt. The blanket stitch is one of the most popular decorative stitches used today. It can be created by hand or with your … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Basket DIY

Last week I shared fun and easy bunny patterns to stitch up for the upcoming holiday but I thought it would be fun to have something to put them in like this Easter Bunny Basket. Easter Bunny Basket DIY This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Button Materials/Tools: scrap bucket pattern bunny ears pattern fusible rigid backing (I used Stiffen by Fairfield) white … [Read more...]

Bunny Applique Table Runner

Update your space for the holiday with this bunny applique table runner. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Bunny Applique Table Runner   Materials: 6 fat quarters of assorted prints * 106″ of contrast binding ½ yard backing fabric assorted scraps for applique double sided fusible hand embroidery floss craft size quilt backing bunny … [Read more...]

Applique | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Appliqué - noun a cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material   The word applique is French, the past participle form of the verb appliquer (to put on). An applique is a decorative element added to a sewn item, such as: quilts skirts shirt pockets banners and signs home decor … [Read more...]

Snow Globe Applique Design

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's December and I've been thinking so much about the holidays this year. That means my mind is flooded with memories of family adventures, laughter with friends and stealing Grandma's cookies. I like to think of them as snap shots tucked inside a snow globe and that is why I'm excited to share my latest design today. The Snow … [Read more...]

Reverse Applique Totems

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ of Studio Mailbox here reporting to you for my monthly post.  I have recently finished the best thing I've sewn since my killer T-shirt quilt and I came running right here to share it with you. Check out my reverse applique wall totems: Last winter I had marbled some large pieces of canvas.  Although I was really pleased with the results … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]