Hoppy Easter: Spring Sewing Projects

Hoppy Easter: Spring Sewing Projects

They say Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year” but springtime has my vote! Shades of green color the landscapes, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and the Easter decorations are on display! From jelly beans to colored eggs and Easter baskets there is so much fun to be had! Yes, springtime is definitely the best time!

Here are some fun ideas to help you and your family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Embroider Bunny Buddy

Personalize this sweet blanket buddy for an even sweeter child! This bunny has a large polyester heart which allows for all print applications, including embroidery. What a treasure for any child to find in an Easter basket!

Check out the entire Embroider Buddy collection.

Cottontail Kit

Throw this quilt over the couch or hang it up to spread some spring cheer in the home! Or give it as a gift that somebunny you know will love! This kit contains the pattern and uses the Garden Variety collection by Lella Boutique for Moda. Backing is sold separately.

Explore all spring kits.

 

Spring Bunny Pillow

Grab some adorable spring or Easter prints and follow along as Jenny and Beverly McCullough demonstrate how to make the perfect throw pillow for the season!

Don’t forget to spruce up the coffee table with some matching mugrugs! Spring fever is in session!

 

Sweet Stitched Easter Eggs

This wool and applique kit comes with all you need to make some Easter eggs that the kids can hunt year after year!

These felt accessories can be used in so many ways! Place them in a small wicker basket for a fresh table centerpiece, accent bare counter space, or give as a gift!

Browse all Easter kits.

 Easter Tree

Did you know we have an entire Year of Wooly Trees set? Who says you have to wait until Christmas to decorate the tree? Audrey Wright of Legacy Patterns has created a tree pattern for every holiday of the year and the Easter tree is the most colorful of them all!

How fun to put this all together and then let the kids decorate it!

To make this pattern, you’ll need:
Wool
Floral wire
Button pack
Tree base

Fabric Scrap Easter Carrots

This spring project is a favorite because who doesn’t already have scraps laying around? That’s all you really need to make these fun fabric carrots!

If you aren’t in the mood to dig through your scrap stash, feel free to take a stroll through our grove of fine orange fabrics.

 

Browse our entire selection of spring and Easter fabrics and you’re sure to find something you’ll love! Happy spring sewing and hoppy Easter!

Rose Garden Quilt

Rose Garden Quilt

Rose Garden Quilt

Every rose has a thorn, right? Wrong!

Rose Garden Quilt

Mother Nature has graciously provided us with thornless blooms as pretty as the spiny kind. But softer still is Jenny’s beautiful Rose Garden quilt. Made out of 5-inch charms of floral fabric, this quilt has all pizzaz of a real rose garden with none of the prickle! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Rose Garden Quilt

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A Guide to Applique

A Guide to Applique

National Quilting Month has us examining the intricate world of quilting and all the different ways we can make a sewing project so unique! Applique is a fun (and super easy!) way to decorate a quilt with personalized designs and patterns.

  • Appli-Glue or Lapel StickUse this to hold fabric pieces in place while hand stitching.
  • Freezer PaperDraw a design on the dull side, cut it out and lay the shiny side down on the project to use as a guide.
  • Bias Tape MakerUse this to make stems and more, especially when doing floral applique!
  • Marking PenUse this a pen to trace designs onto projects.
  • Precision Applique ScissorsA smaller pair of scissors come in handy for cutting smaller pieces.
  • Hand Needles A smaller point for hand stitching, but also a bit enough needle to prevent hand cramping.
  • Mini Iron – A tiny iron will give more control over tiny fabric pieces.
  • Applique PinsThese come in handy when fitting several pieces into place.
  • Fusible Web (optional) – Melts to adhere the fabric pieces together.
  • Applique shapes (optional) – Precut shapes come in handy for quick and easy projects

 Learn the basics of appliqué with Jenny and Jan Patek in this four-part tutorial series. They teach the essentials needed for hand appliqué along with tips and tricks for applying leaves, stems, circles, stars and more onto your sewing project.

For a more in-depth look into hand appliqué, join our newest online class! Beginning Hand Appliqué is an online class taught by our very own Courtenay Hughes. Courtenay teaches two different hand appliqué methods, troubleshooting techniques for tricky shapes, how to make reusable templates, and clean appliqué hand stitching!

Discover new ideas within our appliqué tutorials. The Finish Line Quilt can be found in our latest issue of BLOCK Magazine. The appliqué project uses two of our favorites; the orange peel template and 2.5″ strips!

The Itty Bitty Club Pattern pack is a great way to add some fun springtime decor to your home. Stock up on warm, fuzzy wool though because this pack comes with five different appliqué project patterns!

For antique blocks (or any finished blocks that haven’t found a home yet), watch Jenny’s “What to do with vintage blocks” tutorial to make a pretty, antique looking appliqué quilt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Jelly Roll Rug

Jelly Roll Rug

Jelly Roll Rug

Jenny is a whiz at quick and easy quilt blocks, but that’s not the only trick up her sleeve! This week she’s using 2.5-inch strips of fabric to whip up an impressive Jelly Roll Rug!

Jelly Roll Rug

This gorgeous rug can be made big or small—even placemat size. And, of course, you can choose fabric to match any decor. In short, this may just be the perfect project! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Crown Jewel Quilt

Crown Jewel Quilt

Crown Jewel Quilt

For more than 600 years, the Tower of London has been home to the most extravagant riches of the British Monarchy: velvet robes, golden crowns, and jewel-encrusted scepters as old as the kingdom itself. As a collection, they’re known as The Crown Jewels, and boy are they something to see!

Crown Jewel Quilt

But this week Jenny is working on a Crown Jewel project that is quick, easy, and snuggly, too! Click HERE to learn how to transform simple little charm packs into a quilt worthy of royalty!

Crown Jewel Quilt

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