Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rag Rug Update - Only 2 colors left!

Only 2 more colors left. One method for going around the corners is to add and take away stitches as needed. I found that if the rug starts to turn up, then an extra stitch is needed. If the edge begins to "bubble up," then you would need to skip a stitch. These tips will help keep your rug flat. I used several different types of fabric making the rug as well. I found that when I used a thicker fabric, such as velour or home decor fabric, I had to skip a stitch here or there to keep the rug flat. I will have one final post so that you can see the finished rug!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Curious George Blanket

That curious monkey is always getting into something! Today, he is trying his hand at being a painter. Watch out!

This cozy fleece blanket is ultra soft. On one side, Curious George is making a big mess painting and on the other side there are cute little bugs. This blanket measures approximately 34" x 40" and is made with two layers of fleece to make it extra cuddly. Visit my Artfire shop for purchase.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Thomas the Train Quilt for the Little Guy!

My little guy loves Thomas the Train! When I saw this fabric panel online, I knew that I wanted to make David a quilt. I found some cute Thomas the Train track fabric at Walmart for the back of the quilt. This was a quick quilt to make. I placed the batting on the floor, followed by the backing, wrong side down, and then the quilt top, right side down. I pinned the layers together and sewed around the perimeter, leaving a space to turn the quilt right side out. Next, I removed the pins, turned the quilt right side out, and blind stitched the opening closed. Finally, I tied the quilt, spaced at every 5 inches.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Patchwork Fabric Quilted Crib Rail Guard

Your little one will love the stimulating designs of this fabric! This guard is wide enough to fit many convertible wide rail cribs. Click HERE to visit my shop, New England Quilter, to see the listing for specific details. Would you like to design your own instead? Visit my shop to purchase a 10 page tutorial with step by step instructions for designing and making your own quilted crib rail guard. The tutorial includes 38 color photos to help guide you. Don't Sew? I have also designed a No Sew Tied Quilted Crib Rail Guard tutorial for those of you who don't sew as well!