What is Fabriflair™ Feature and Giveaway!

What is Fabriflair™ Feature and Giveaway!

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Have you ever heard of Fabriflair™? It’s a brand new product from Indygo Junction. Paper piecing with mat board templates to create beautiful three-dimensional projects that are eye catching and so much fun! You can learn more about it in our latest issue of Block Magazine.
Block Magazine! 10 quilt patterns for $5.99!Think…
  • Dimensional paper piecing
  • “Material” amusements for needle and thread
  • Eye candy for quilters
Fabriflair™ kits are such a clever, unique way to showcase favorite fabrics, embroidery and fiber art for quilters and sewers alike. And they’re quick projects, so it’s a nice break from always feeling like you have to finish those UFOs and PHDs.
Here’s how it works: Cover pre-cut, rigid mat board templates with your favorite fabrics and piece them together into decorative and functional projects. It’s English Paper Piecing with a twist and it’s dimensional so no need to remove the “papers” or “templates”. Whether you pull from your stash for a more eclectic look or grab a precut pack from your favorite designer’s new line, once you start stitching you will find it’s addictive!
Take a look at this short video for a peek at the process:
My name is Amy Barickman. Check out my book Vintage Notions and RJR fabric lines for more of my story. My company Indygo Junction has produced patterns and books inspired by my extensive collection of vintage patterns, fabrics and embroidery designs. Fabriflair™ was inspired by a dimensional star I found created with feed sack prints with buttons accenting the center of each star! It started with a star and now we have 6 kits available!
Fabriflair™ is the perfect on-the-go project for quilters. Easily portable and perfect for pre-cuts! If you love to keep your hands busy, these can easily be stitched in your leisure time while watching sporting events (kids or on TV) or listening to your favorite podcast!
While you can make Fabriflair™ for yourself showcasing your favorite new charm pack, you can also personalize Fabriflair™ for friends and family using all kinds of themed/novelty fabrics!
We are huge Royals Fans here in Kansas City! 2016 World Champs! How about combining your team’s fabric and up-cycling shirting for this Brio Sphere. I am also Kansas Jayhawk Alumni and die hard fan!!! Here’s my Radiant Star showcasing a combination of several novelty team fabrics.
Customize Fabriflair kits with your favorite fabrics!
Christmas will be here before we know it!  I love the large Radiant Star as a centerpiece or even a tree topper!
My favorite ornaments on my tree are hand made with a story! Try making a Trilliant Ornament or Brio Sphere with vintage fabric and beads or personalize with an embroidered name. A perfect keepsake to make with leftover fabrics from your quilt. Stitch up an ornament to accompany a quilt you are giving as a gift!!
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Enter to win! Now it’s your turn! Share your ideas for personalizing Fabriflair™ in comments and choose 1 (or all) of the options to enter above and could win all six kits along with a Fat Quarter pack of my new RJR line Vintage Made Modern- Stitcher’s Garden OR a second winner will win $25 MSQC Quilter’s Cash.
New Friday Tutorial: The Four Patch Stars Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Four Patch Stars Quilt

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

There are so many basic quilt blocks that become the building blocks of other new designs.  For example, the half square triangle can be put into thousands of different arrangements to create completely new quilt patterns.  Then add other basic blocks to it and you’ve got so many more new options!  That’s how today’s pattern was born.  Put together some half square triangle blocks and four patch blocks and you get the Four Patch Stars Quilt!  It’s beautiful and super simple to make!

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

Free Tutorial on the Four Patch Stars Quilt!

 

Click on the button below to watch the video and find everything you’ll need to get started!

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

 

Christmas Stars

Christmas Stars

Happy Holidays my quilting divas!! Have I got a project for you!! It’s a no sew and great for keeping those grandkids busy! I’m calling them Christmas stars, but you could make them for all seasons or holidays. You can also light them up  with Christmas lights or with some ric rac or fishing line make them into ornaments. They are so versatile!

Materials:

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All you’ll need is a:

1. Charm pack – or if your using scraps a perfect square (5×5, 4×4, whatever size you want)

2. Scissors

3. Iron

4. Fusible interfacing – I used heavy Pellon, you’ll need 3/4 yard

5. Glue gun and glue sticks

Step 1:

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Place the interfacing shiny side up and iron the entire charm pack down. It works best if you use a little steam.

Once they’re all ironed on, cut them apart. Get right next to the pinking.

Step 2:

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Grab one square and fold it diagonally with print side up. Set the fold with iron, remember to use steam. Repeat in the opposite direction.

You should now have two folds creating a X shape.

*It helps if you can let the fold cool each time before doing the next.

Step 3:

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Fold the charm with the print together and press it in half. Set the fold and repeat the other direction. You should now have a cross.

*It helps if you can let the fold cool each time before doing the next.

Step 4:

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On the perpendicular folds, the ones that make a cross, cut less than half way. Do not cut the diagonals!

Step 5:

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Fold each corner over to the diagonal fold and set with the iron. Repeat for all four sides.

Step 6:

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This is what it should look from the back, upper left, and front, lower right.

Step 7:

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Time to plug in the glue gun!

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Place a thin-ish line of glue ( look at the bright green line for guidance) on one triangle and fold the other half over of to the crease and press together. Repeat for all four sides.

Tip 1: Fold the point first before adding glue, this way you know which way it wants to fold (it make the points neater)

Tip 2: When your pressing, use a lobster pinch. Insert you pointer finger in the point and pinch with you thumb.

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Here’s what you star should look like now.

Step 8:

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Once you have two made, put a dot of glue where the stars overlap. You should have four small dots (one for every point of one star).

If you making them into ornaments this is where you want to insert the ric rac, before you connect them.

Light it up!!

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The best part about these is if they squished just pull on the points and it will pop back!

Good Luck!

Kate

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Our Friend Shirley emailed Mom {Jenny} these beautiful pictures of the quilts she’s been busy sewing!

Take a look at her amazing work!

This one is called ‘Blue Lucky Stars’

LOVE this ‘half-hex’ quilt!

This one is called ‘the Purple Friendship Braid’ Just gorgeous!

What a beautiful rail-fence!

Sweet baby Tumbler quilt!!

Lovely X’s and O’s! Simply beautiful! This one is Shirley’s favorite! (she told me!)

Last but not least is this amazing coins quilt! Aren’t the colors so soothing! LOVE it!

We have been spoiled by Shirley and her amazing work!  I so appreciate that you all take the time to send me your pictures so we can all enjoy what you’ve been sewing!  I really can’t think of anything more enjoyable than Show and tell!!

Just so you know, the kids all made it to school with very little trauma!  (I was even able to hold off tears, if you can believe that!)  It is strangely quiet at my house today, and I am hoping for some major productivity!  I even plan on baking some cookies made for the kids!  Hope you are all having a great week!  I’m looking forward to the weekend, ready for anything!!  🙂

~Sarah

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