Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway! Jay-Cyn for Birch Avalon in Fat Quarters!


Hello Fabricworms!
This week we wanted to celebrate the coming summer with a giveaway for the Fat Quarter set of Jay-Cyn Design Avalon.This is a wonderful 100% Organic Cotton bundle brought to you by Birch Fabrics. Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win. The Giveaway will end at 8:30am PST, Monday, June 6th. We will announce the winner later that same day. (The winner will be chosen by random.org)

This week we wanna know:
Will you be going on bike rides this summer?

But don't forget you get 3 bonus entries by doing the following:

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Happy Sewing!
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Winner of the Weekly Giveaway Announced!



This week's winner is jmbmommy!


pictured above. We will be emailing you shortly for information! Congratulations!


Tomorrow we will be posting the next giveaway. Don't forget to check it out!

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Market Purse Tutorial using Avalon Happy Cruisers

I had so much fun sewing up samples and getting to know the Birch Organics' Avalon line of fabrics over the past month. The Diamond Bikes print just jumped out at me as being perfect for a purse. With Cynthia heading to Quilt Market, it seemed like the perfect excuse to whip up something for her to use while she was there. The fact that it is a perfect summer bag is just a bonus.

Here is the interior of the bag, with a pocket and magnetic snaps to keep everything in its place.
To make this purse even more sophisticated and durable, I used some of the linen for the lining on the bottom of the bag.

MATERIALS
3/4 yard of Birch Organics Avalon Diamond Bikes
1 yard of Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Lime
3/4 yard of heavy weight fusible interfacing
1/2 yard of 45" cotton batting
1 magnetic snap

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut one strip of Diamond Bikes and 1 strip of Essex Linen Lime 2 3/4" wide by 25" long for the strap.
2. Cut two 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" squares of Diamond Bikes and Essex Linen Lime for the body of the bag.
3. Cut two 16 1/2" x 16 1/2" squares of cotton batting.
4. Cut one 7" x 14" rectangle of Essex Linen Lime for interior pocket.
5. Cut one 7" x 16 1/2" strip of Essex Linen Lime for the bottom of the purse.
6. Fuse the interfacing to the Diamond Bikes pieces for the body of the bag and the strap.
7. Sew the 2 Diamond Bike pieces together with a 1/2" seam allowance, making sure that the bicycles are facing in the right direction. Press the seam open.


8. Lay the cotton batting on to the two Essex Linen Lime pieces, smoothing out the wrinkles. The batting should cling to linen. Sew the two pieces together with a 1/2" seam allowance.


9. Take the 7" x 16 1/2" piece of Essex Linen Lime and fold over the long sides 1/2" and press.

10. Place the Essex Linen Lime panel over the center seam of the Diamond Bikes and top stitch in place.

11. To make the bottom of the bag, draw a rectangle 3" x 1 1/2" over the seam on both sides of the Diamond Bikes pieces. Make sure that rectangle is centered over the seam. You might find it easier to do this with the wrong sides facing up.

12. Repeat for the Essex Linen Lime panels.

13. To give the bag a little more shape, cut a diagonal line from the cutout you just made to 1" from the top of the bag. Repeat on the other side and on the exterior of the bag.
Here is what the body of the bag should look like after you shaped it.


14. Fold the 7' x 14" Essex Linen Lime piece in half to make the pocket. Sew the halves together with a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 2" opening on one side to turn the pocket right side out. Trim the corners.

13. Turn the pocket right side out and press.

14. Place the pocket on one side of the lining centered and 3" from the top of the bag. Pin or use double sided tape to keep place. Stitch around the edge with an 1/8" seam allowance. Be sure that the side with opening is sewn closed with the stitching.

15. Sew up the sides of the exterior and lining of the bag with a 1/2" seam allowance. On the exterior of the purse, make sure the linen bottom side seams match. Sew the bottom corners closed by pinching the bottom seam and the side seam together.
Sew the bottom corners closed with a 1/2" seam allowance.

Sew both side seams of the lining but only sew one bottom corner. You will use the one left open to pull the exterior of the bag through once it is sewn together.

16. Place the 2 strap pieces right sides together. Sew along one edge with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Flip over, press and top stitch along the same seam.


17. Iron under the other sides of the strap 3/8".
Top stitch along the length of the strap.

18. Sew the straps onto the exterior of the purse, centering the straps on the seams, with a 1/4" seam allowance.

19. Insert the magnetic snaps above the pocket on the lining fabric.

20. Turn the lining wrong-side out and place exterior (right side out) inside the lining. Make sure the strap is tucked in between the lining and the exterior. Align the lining with the exterior, matching at the seams. Pin in place.

21. Sew the exterior to the lining with a 1/2" seam allowance.
22. Pull the exterior through the opening at the bottom of the lining. Press and top stitch.

23. Sew the opening in the lining closed with coordinating thread.

Congratulations! You are all finished!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Anna Maria Horner Lou Lou Thi has arrived at Fabricworm! Quilt Market Pics Too!

Anna Maria Horner has definitely done it again with Lou Lou Thi! Her eloquent florals with a cool retro vibe make this collection one of my all time favorites! Check out all the fun Quilt Market pics and we've already posted bundles in our shop!
















Monday, May 23, 2011

Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway! Tula Pink Prince Charming in Fat Quarters!



Hello Fabricworms!
This week we are quite excited to giveaway the Tula Pink Prince Charming, Honey Bundle in Fat Quarters. We really enjoy this bundle, and we hope you do to. Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win. The Giveaway will end at 8:30am PST, Monday, May 30th. We will announce the winner later that same day. (The winner will be chosen by random.org)

This week we wanna know:
Do you plan on taking any crafty classes this summer?

But don't forget you get 3 bonus entries by doing the following:

  • 1. Tweet the giveaway! Copy this:

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Happy Sewing!
The Fabricworm Girls

Winner Announced for the Pooches & Pick ups Giveaway!


This week's winner is Tracy!


pictured above. We will be emailing you shortly for information! Congratulations!


Tomorrow we will be posting the next giveaway. Don't forget to check it out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Quilt Market Recap Part 2 Tula Pink Prince Charming

We just received our shipment of the ever so charming "Prince Charming" collection by Tula Pink, available now @ www.fabricworm.com

We were so excited to find Tula's booth at the Spring Quilt Market and even more excited to show you these mind blowing Quilts! I've never seen anything like them, the actual quilting is especially spectacular. I must say that of all the collections I've seen out there, this one was at the top of my list! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!

On with the show!





Coral Palette available now in Fat Quarters and Half Yards


Olive Palette available now in Fat Quarters and Half Yards



Indigo Palette available now in Fat Quarters and Half Yards



Honey Palette available now in Fat Quarters and Half Yards

Prince Charming Cotton Voile

Prince Charming Laminates!