Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Marguerite by Stitch Studios

Warm pastels and soft florals aplenty in this new collection! Marguerite by Stitch Studios for Riley Blake is a perfect palette. You can view the entire collection here.






Toddler Bedding Tutorial includes Duvet, Pillowcase and Fitted Sheet

We could not resist making toddler bedding sets from the Scamper and Storyboek 2 collections.  The sets are completely customizable and will make any toddler very happy. And the fact that the fabrics are organic will make the parents happy too. It should almost be a secret how easy it is to make these amazing bedding sets.

We have made also made a kit available for Scamper and Storyboek two with the fabrics pictured.






TODDLER DUVET

Scamper Toddler Duvet Materials:
1 1/2 yards of Print A. We used Scamper's Forest Friends.
1 1/2 yards of Print B. We used Sunburst Orange.
1/4 yard of coordinating solid for ties. We used Mod Basics' Solid Pool for the ties on the duvet.



Storyboek 2 Toddler Duvet Materials:
1 1/2 yards of Print A. We used SB2 Kelp Forest.
1 1/2 yards of Print B. We used Pebbles Multi.
1/4 yard of coordinating solid for ties. We used Mod Basics' Solid Sun for the ties on the duvet.


The finishes measurements for this duvet are 53" x 35". There does not seem to be a standard size for a crib comforter or duvet insert so this pattern can be adjusted by either adding or subtracting inches from the width or length. Measure the length and width of your comforter or duvet insert and add an additional 1" for the seam allowance for the length and width.

Directions
1. For Panel A, cut one piece 54" x 36" and one strip 2 1/2" x 36" of Print A.

2. For Panel B, cut one piece 54" x 36" and one piece 11 1/2" by 36" of Print B. The smaller piece will make a cuff to keep the duvet insert in place.

3. To make the 10 ties for the closure, cut three 1 1/2" strips the width of fabric. The ties in the pictures below are Mod Basics' Yellow.
     a. Cut ten 10" strips.
     b. Fold each strip in half.

     c. Then fold the sides in again.

     d. Fold the tie in half one more time, hiding the raw edges.

    e. Tuck the ends in and sew along the length of each tie.Trim of the raw corners if they are sticking out.

     f. Sew along the edge of the strip. 

4. Take the 2 1/2" strip of Print A and fold one long side over 1/2" and press. Fold that edge over another 1/2" and press again. Sew along the fold.

5. Lay Panel A flat on a table. Place a tie, with the raw edges aligned 1" from the left side, 9" from the left side, in the center, 9" from the right side, and 1" from the right side.
6. Take the 2 1/2" strip and lay it on top of Panel A, right sides together and raw edges aligned. Pin the strip and ties in place.

7. Sew the pieces together with a 1/2" seam allowance.

8. Flip the 2 1/2" strip over the raw edges and press. Sew the edge of the strip down, hiding the seam and raw edges.

9. Take the 11 1/2" strip of Print B and fold over one long edge 1/2". Fold the edge over another 1/2" and press. Sew along the folded edge.

10. Repeat Step 5 by laying out the ties on the right side of Panel B and then pinning them in place with the 11 1/2" panel on top with right sides facing each other. Finish the raw edges with a serger or with zig zag scissors. This seam will not be seen but will be part of the cuff to keep the insert in place. Note that the 11 1/2" panel is flipped back in the picture below to show the placement of the ties.

11. Sew the layers together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Fold the 11 1/2" panel over the raw edges and press. Top stitch the end of the panel to keep the cuff in place.
12. Lay Panel A and B, right sides together, on top of each other. Pin them in place. Sew the two panels together with a 1/2" seam allowance. Finish the seams with a serger, flat fell seam or with zig zag scissors.

13. Turn the duvet right sides out and press.

14. Top stitch around the three sewn sides of the duvet. This will help keep the shape of the duvet.


CRIB SHEET

Materials for Scamper Crib Sheet:
2 yards of organic cotton fabric. We used Scamper's Mushroom Dot in the picture below.
2 yards of 1/4" elastic


Materials for Storyboek 2 Crib Sheet:
2 yards of organic cotton fabric. We used Storyboek 2 Sand Play.
2 yards of 1/4" elastic


Directions
1. Cut a piece of fabric 68" long.

2. Trim off selvages.

3. Lay the fabric flat. Cut out 8" squares from each of the four corners.

4. With right sides together, sew up the sides of the corners with a 1/2" seam allowance. See picture below. Finish the seams with a serger, flat fell seams or trim with zig zag scissors.

5. To make the casing for the elastic, fold over the edge of the sheet 1/2" and press. Fold over another 1/2" and press.

6. Sew around the edge of the casing, leaving a 2" gap for the elastic.

7. Use a safety pin at the end of the elastic to thread it through the casing. Be careful not to get the other end of the elastic get sucked into the casing.

8. Match up the two edges of the elastic and sew them together securely.

9. Sew up the 2" gap.


PILLOWCASE

Materials:
1 yard of non-directional fabric or 1 1/2 yards of directional fabric. We used Storyboek 2's Shoreline in the example below, which is a directional fabric. 
1/4 yard of coordinating fabric for the cuff. We used Storyboek 2's Urchin Shells.
2" cut the width of fabric of the accent solid. We used Mod Basic Solids Sun.

Directions
1. Each side of the body of the pillowcase is 22" x 26". If your fabric is non-directional, fold the fabric selvage to selvage and cut a 26" piece.  If your fabric is directional, like the ones here, cut your fabric 44" long and 26" wide.

2. Cut a 9" wide piece the width of fabric for the cuff. Fold in half lengthwise and press.

3. Cut a 2" wide piece the width of fabric for the accent solid. Fold in half lengthwise and press.

4. Lay the pillowcase body out flat. Lay the accent solid along the 44" side with the raw edges aligned. Lay the folded cuff on top of the accent pillow. Pin the three layers in place. Trim off any extra length from the cuff or accent solid.


5. With a 1/2" seam allowance, sew the three layers together. Finish the seams with a serger, flat fell seam or with zig zag scissors.

6. Fold the pillowcase in half, right sides together. Pin the side and bottom in place being sure to line of up the cuff and accent solid.

7. With a 1/2" seam allowance, sew up the side and bottom. Finish the seams with a serger, flat fell seam or with zig zag scissors.

8. Turn right side out and press.

Congratulations! You are all finished.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

New Heather Ross, Echino, Melody Miller and More @ Fabricworm!



We have some really exciting new fabric to share with you! So let's dive right in to the good news! But first we wanted to remind you of our ongoing sale...

Nursery Versery by Heather Ross!


Heather Ross' New Nursery Versery Fabric!

Entire Collection Bundle

Grey Bundle

Green Bundle

Plum Bundle
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Melody Miller's Ruby Star Spring 2012!


Check out this awesome sofa from Melody's Booth at Quilt Market!
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New Echino Decoro!






Brand New [Echino](http://www.fabricworm.com/ecdebyetfufo.html) Ya'll! These prints are so fun and we love the sense of humor in the glasses wearing dear print! As always the colors are saturated and striking!


This collection is split between cotton/linen canvas and a nice lightweight linen/cotton blend. Make sure to check the fiber content descriptions if you are interested!

Frames

Gothic

Buck

Zebra

Dahlia
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Nani Iro!






We are absolutely in love with [Nani Iro'](http://www.fabricworm.com/naitofornair24.html)s ethereal style and effortless beauty. These designs are printed on a delightfully soft double gauze cotton. They would make absolutely dreamy throw blankets! See all the prints [here](http://www.fabricworm.com/naitofornair24.html).
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Brand New Japanese Fabric!

Check out all the brand new and cute novelties we've received from Kokka Japan! We have always had a huge soft spot for Japanese fabrics in our hearts, and we are really happy to have received these really cute ones!
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Alexander Henry Calico Cats






How darn cute are these kitties?! We love the folky-retro charm of these calico kitties and their floral coordinates!


In the Kitchen by Alexander Henry is available in bundles too!

In The Kitchen Bundle
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Sweet Tea by Anthology Fabrics!


Sweet Tea Bundle








[Sweet Tea by Anthology Fabrics](http://www.fabricworm.com/swteabyan.html) is the sweet Southern Belle of the Ball. The colors are soft, feminine and perfect for a simple summer night dress!
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Modern by Robin Zingone

Modern by Robin Zingone is a drool worthy selection of stash builders, perfect for quilting projects and so much more! We have the collection broken into two bundles. Enjoy!

Pepper Bundle

Citrus Bundle
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Everything Nice by Pink Light

Pink LIght's collection for Robert Kaufman is made of sugar, spice, and Everything Nice! (Just like us girls). These would make a sweet gift for a baking friend. Check out the entire collection right here.

Everything Nice Bundle

Being A Boy V.2 Bundle

Dia De Los Muertos V. 2 Bundle

Malibu Dream House Bundle

Lady Bug Hug Bundle

Sombreros! Bundle

What Lurks Beneath Bundle

Toddler Bedding Kits & Tutorial!

We could not resist making toddler bedding sets from the Scamper and Storyboek 2 collections. The sets are completely customizable and will make any toddler very happy. And the fact that the fabrics are organic will make the parents happy too. It should almost be a secret how easy it is to make these amazing bedding sets.

We have made also made a kit available for Scamper and Storyboek two with the fabrics pictured. The kit includes a duvet cover, one standard pillow case, and fitted sheet! And you can follow Melissa's step by step tutorial over on our blog!

Scamper Toddler Bedding Kit
And In Storyboek II also!

Storyboek II Toddler Bedding Kit
That's it for us this week! Don't forget to use your "bulk10" coupon code for $10 off any of your purchases of $100 or more only at Fabricworm!
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