|This week I'm headed to Quilt Market for the first time ever to promote my new book Happy Stitch, it's going to be crazy considering I still have a felt mountain of work to do before I leave, laundry to do, shopping to be done, mini-stress freakouts to be had, and having to catch an insanely early flight in Bmore (that's Baltimore by the way) on Thursday. I'm so not complaining, even though it seems like complaining - traveling any place just stresses me out, there never seems like enough time to prepare! |
*Anyhow* if you're heading to Quilt Market come visit me at my School House Session on Friday, Oct 26th @ 12:45-1:15pm in Room 372D to hear all about how to put together classes from Happy Stitch and stop by the F&W Booth #559 on Saturday at 11pm for a Happy Stitch Book Signing! I'll also be instagraming & tweeting & facebooking a bunch from Market so be sure to check in with me for some eye candy over the weekend!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Autumn Felt Coaster DIY Tutorial
Felt – variety of fall like colors
Variegated embroidery floss
1. Print templates onto heavy paper, cut out templates and pin to felt. Cut closely around the templates with detail scissors to cut out shapes – 2 each of the large leaf shape per color that you are using, 1 large acorn shape, and 2 colors of brown for the top and bottom of the acorn.
2. Pin the top of the acorn to the bottom so there is about a ¼ inch overlap, use a straight stitch to secure the top to the bottom.
3. Next, stitch 3 large cross stitches on the top of your acorn for decoration.
4. Finish by layering your front piece to your full acorn shape and straight stitch all the way around the edge, knot and tie on the back when you are finished.
5. To make your leaf, using one left shape, layer your leaf center and stitch in place with a straight stitch.
6. Then layer your other leaf shape behind it and straight stitch all the way around the edge.
There you have it! Stitch up a bunch for your Thanksgiving or Autumn party table, make several and put a stitch through the top with some string to make a fun garland, or use the shapes to appliqué a placemat or pillow.
|This Tutorial is also appearing on Sew Mama Sew Blog - we're also doing a Giveaway for a copy of Happy Stitch so head over to Sew Mama Sew and comment for a chance to win!|
Monday, October 1, 2012
|Happy Stitch is being featured in the October 2012 issue of Pregnancy & Newborn!|
|Happy Stitch was also featured in Mollie Makes Issue #18 (UK) with a full page spread of my favorite project from the book! Horray! Thanks so much to Pregnancy & Newborn and Mollie Makes for the features and lovely write ups!|