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Fat Quarter Gang Pillow Tutorial and Giveaway


I’ve got another Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang tutorial over on the Art Gallery blog today! This time I’m showing you how to make a jumbo floor pillow using Art Gallery’s Carnaby Street line. And as always, we’re giving away a bundle of the fabric I used in this project! Just comment here for a chance to win, and make sure you follow Art Gallery on your favorite social media platform in order to qualify. I’ll announce a winner at the end of the week. Happy Monday!


Rockin’ Notebook Cover

Rock N Romance notebook cover
Need a last-minute handmade gift idea? I’ve got my notebook cover tutorial over on the Art Gallery blog today!

I’m using Art Gallery’s fab Rock ‘N Romance fabric line to make this girly-ish cover. It looks like there’s a ribbon laced through the cover, doesn’t it? Nope, it’s all pieced, and super easy. Click on over to see how to make it.

Rock N Romance notebook cover
And I know you want to win a fat quarter bundle of Rock ‘N Romance, right? Just leave a comment on this post to win. Remember, you have to subscribe to Art Gallery’s blog and follow them on your favorite social media platform in order to win. I’ll pick a winner on Friday. Have a great week of wrapping up holiday shopping and making!


WIP Wednesday: Taking It Easy. Kind Of.


Yep, I said I’m taking it easy. Oh, except for redesigning my blog. And releasing two patterns. And decorating the house for Christmas. And going to see Santa and doing some Christmas shopping and making next year’s photo calendars for family. Huh. I did say I was “taking it easy,” didn’t I?

But you’ll notice what isn’t on the list above: sewing. After last week’s Quilt-Con-entry sewing frenzy, I haven’t been too motivated. Thus, my brand of “taking it easy.” LOL.

Rock N Romance notebook cover
So anyway, I don’t have much to show here this week. I did whip up my next Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang tutorial, which will be on Art Gallery’s blog on Monday. I’ll be showing you how to make this covered sketchbook or notebook—the perfect gift for an artist in your life.
My first pattern!

I want to thank all of you for the great reaction to my first pattern, Kissing Fish! The pattern has already been downloaded more than 350 times since I posted it on Monday. If you haven’t downloaded it already, you can do so for free on Craftsy or Threadbias.

Cartwheels pattern

And don’t forget to come back tomorrow, when I’ll be releasing my next pattern, Cartwheels! The pattern includes templates for paper-piecing the Cartwheel blocks, along with detailed instructions for making the quilt in three different sizes: Baby, Lap, and Twin. And I’ll be giving away three copies of the pattern starting tomorrow, so stop back for a chance to win.

So, how about you—what’s on your to-do list this week? Whatever you’re sewing, link it up here! Just remember the rules:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog. (Or grab my WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links. Because what fun is a linky party without comments?

Have a great week!


Winner of the Modernology Bundle

Congratulations to Mahoo! You’re the winner of the Art Gallery Fabrics Modernology fat-quarter bundle, from my Easy Placemats tutorial post.

Mahoo said:

Look for an email from me! Thanks to everyone for entering!

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Easy Ribbon-Embellished Placemats

Ribbon-Embellished Placemats
Happy Monday! It’s my turn again this week to share a new tutorial for Art Gallery Fabrics’ Fat Quarter Gang. This time I’m showing you how to make some easy, ribbon-embellished placemats. So head over to the Art Gallery blog to check it out!

Ribbon-Embellished Placemats
These placemats are made using one of my absolute favorite Art Gallery lines: Modernology! Want to win your own stack of Modernology fat quarters, so you can make something just as fabulous? All you have to do is leave me a comment, and follow Art Gallery on your favorite social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest). I’ll draw a winner on Friday. Have a wonderful week!

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Ruffled Zipper Pouch

Today’s the day—my first tutorial for the Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang is live!

I’m showing you how to make this little ruffled zippy pouch. You can always use another one of those, right? And this one’s a little bit tailored, because you know, Art Gallery fabric is just too posh for a scruffy one. : ) And it’s easier to make than it looks—you can throw one of these babies together in about an hour! (Trust me, I’m the original bag-ophobe).

Click here for the full tutorial on Art Gallery’s blog.

I used fabric from Art Gallery’s Rhapsodia collection. I fell hard for the big hexagon print that I used for the exterior of the pouch, and then of course couldn’t resist echoing that with the little hexies for the lining.

Want to win a stack of fat quarters from Rhapsodia’s “Sweet Journey” color palette? Of course you do! To enter the giveaway:

My rules: Leave a comment (any comment) on this post

Art Gallery’s rules:
• Subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog
• Follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Pinterest
• Like Art Gallery on Facebook (optional)

The giveaway is now closed.