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DIY Design Wall Tutorial

Happy Thursday friends! For today’s tutorial, I’m showing you how to make this DIY Design Wall! It is super easy and I love being able to display my in-progress projects!

For those of you who are new to design walls, they are just a way to layout your quilt blocks as you work. You can re-arrange them, add blocks as you go, and get all of your blocks organized before you assemble your project. Plus it is decor in itself, so your otherwise blank wall looks pretty while you work!

Ready to get started? Watch my DIY Design Wall Video Tutorial here:

Supplies:

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Craft To-Go Case // TUTORIAL

Happy Tutorial Thursday friends! Today I’m showing you how to make this adorable Craft To-Go Case which is perfect for taking just about any craft with you on the go!

Do you prefer written patterns? 

Get the Craft To Go Case PDF here!

The PDF pattern includes step-by-step written instructions along with graphic illustrations to help make this cute pattern a breeze!

This project finishes at 11″ h x 9″ x 2″ deep, so it’s the perfect size for crafts on the go!

But really this fun little case would be perfect for any type of stitching craft, travel, and even school supplies! I plan to use mine for my English Paper Piecing. That way I can bring my sewing projects with me when I’m driving kids around.

Ready to get started? Watch Erica’s Craft To-Go Case tutorial here

Fabric 

I’ve been working on sewing through my stash this year, so for the video, I chose some fun fabric that I’ve had around for a while for this project. I decided to pull out some of my Tilda fabrics. This line is called Circus Rose and it has the best colors, florals, and has a modern vintage vibe to it.

I also used this adorable scalloped zipper, which gives the front pouch a little something extra.

For stability, I used a Bosal Double-Sided Fusible Foam which worked perfectly! It really gave my bag a nice structure. I also added some patchwork quilting to the front pocket which I think adds to the cuteness but also helps to stabilize the bag even further.

What would you use this fun bag for? Leave me a comment below!

For my second bag, I used some of my Pam Kitty Morning fabric. It’s such a fun colorful line and I used a cheater print for the front. It looks like I put together a patchwork section as I showed you in the video, but it’s actually a panel that is printed to look like patchwork. So all I had to do was add some quilting lines and it looks like I did a lot of work, but it was super easy!

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Jelly Roll Jamboree Quilt Pattern

Happy Tutorial Thursday! Today I’m showing you how to make this adorable and VERY EASY Jelly Roll Jamboree Quilt Pattern! And hang on to all of your scraps because next week we’re going to use them to make a coordinating pillow project!

As is in the name, this quilt is perfect for a jelly roll, but you can always use your 2.5″ strip scraps as well!

The Jelly Roll Jamboree Quilt finishes at 76″ x 76″ but as always, you can add/subtract blocks to make it any size you like! And all you need is 1 Jelly Roll, white fabric for the sashing, two different border fabrics, backing, batting, and binding and you’re all set!

Ready to get started? Watch the Jelly Roll Jamboree Quilt Pattern Video here:

Do you prefer written patterns? Get the Jelly Roll Jamboree PDF quilt pattern here!

The PDF pattern includes easy to follow step-by-step written instructions along with detailed graphic illustrations to make sewing this project a breeze! Plus it includes the BONUS Jelly Roll Pillow pattern too! Yay!

Here are some of my favorite sewing supplies:

This pattern is super easy, beginner friendly, and turns out so cute! It’s perfect for snuggling on the couch or even decorating your bedroom!

I used my hoarded Scrumptious Jelly Roll by Bonnie and Camille for Moda for this project, along with some of the yardage I had saved as well.

For the binding I used my pink paisley print from the Scrumptious line, and I used my Sewing Machine to bind the quilt, but of course you can hand bind your quilt if you prefer to do that. I’m usually excited to finish so I always machine bind!

Check out more videos on how to finish your quilt below!

Stay tuned next week, and I’ll show you how to take those left over Jelly Roll Jamboree blocks and make a cute pillow!

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How to Make Quilt Binding // Tutorial

Hi friends! Today I’m showing you how to make your very own quilt binding! You can purchase pre-made binding in the store, but honestly making your own is super easy, and you can choose your own fabric which makes all of your sewing projects super cute!

Watch Erica’s How to Make Quilt Binding video tutorial here!

Making quilt binding is so easy, here’s what you’ll need:

And that’s it! As you can see making your own binding is very easy and doesn’t take long!

And now that you can make your own, you can customize your sewing projects and make them extra special!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and happy sewing! 

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QAYG Quilt As You Go Easy Pot Holder Tutorial

Happy Thursday friends! Today I have a super fun and quick sewing project for you. These quilt as you go pot holders make cute gifts and they’re so easy to make!

Pot Holder Supply List:

I used a lovely print called Holliberry by Corey Yoder for Moda fabrics. I love the traditional feel of this line. It is kind of muted tones, but festive at the same time.

Let’s get started! Watch my QAYG Pot Holder Tutorial here!

And that’s it friends, in just a few minutes you can make this adorable, unique pot holder.

They’re perfect for gifts, and I think kids can have a lot of fun making these as well! You can make a few in your favorite colors, add them to a cooking-themed gift basket and you’re good to go!

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Faux Fur Trimmed Pillow Sewing Tutorial

Hi friends and happy Tutorial Thursday! Since the holiday season is approaching I thought I would do a fun tutorial for these cute faux fur pom pom trimmed pillows! They’re very easy and fast to sew and they make great gifts! And of course I love that you can customize them for your home.

I chose this fun pom-pom trim, but you can use any trim you like using this same technique. My pillow finishes at 20″ x 20″ but you can customize it to fit any size you need and you can even make custom sized and shaped pillows as well. To make a custom shape just use pillow stuffing instead of an insert.

Watch my Pom Pom Trimmed Pillow Tutorial here!

You Will Need:

And that’s it, easy peasy! Now you can go make a bunch to decorate your home and have plenty left over for gifts too!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial, if you have a project you’d like to see a tutorial for leave a comment below!

Happy Sewing!

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Heating Pad & Travel Pillow // TUTORIAL

Hi friends! It’s October and right about now, I get excited about making holiday gifts! Today I’ll show you how to make this adorable heating pad and travel pillow. It’s so easy and fun, and I think they make great gifts too!

Ready to get started?

Watch Erica’s Heating Pad & Travel Pillow tutorial here:

You Will Need:

Download my FREE Heating Pad & Travel Pillow PDF Instructions below:

Heating Pad Tips:

If you make the heating pad version, make sure to use 100% cotton fabric. Heat in 30-second intervals on high until the heating pad is the desired temperature.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! These make such fun gift ideas, and you can put them in a little self-care gift basket too!

Happy Sewing!

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How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey!

How to Sew a Burp Cloth and Lovey! is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! I have a really fun and beginner-friendly sewing tutorial for you today! I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable burp cloths and baby loveys! They’re super easy and make great hand-made gifts. Let’s get started!

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need:

Watch Erica’s Easy Burp Cloth and Lovey tutorial here!

Burp Cloth Instructions:

  • Cut a 9.5″ x 16.5″ from both the Chenille and the cotton fabric
  • Cut a 3.5″ long ribbon as an accent

Lovey Instructions:

  • Cut a 12″ x 12″ piece from the Chenille and cotton fabric
  • Cut several decorative ribbon strips into various lengths (I used 16 pieces for mine)

Fold your decorative ribbon in half. Line up the raw edges of your ribbon accent along the raw edges of the Chenille and clip in place. I put mine on the top left corner of the for the burp cloth and all around the edges for the lovey. Next place the Chenille and print fabrics right sides together and clip in place.

Sew around the edges using a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a 3″ opening in one side. Clip the corners of the sewn unit close, but not through the stitch line. Turn your project right side out and press. Sew a top-stitch along the outside edge about 1/4″ in to finish it off, making sure to close up the opening. If you’re making the lovey, don’t forget to add in your final ribbon into the opening as shown in the video.

Now, go make more and bundle them up using a fun fabric scrap!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

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DIY Quilt Ladder / Tutorial

DIY Quilt Ladder / Tutorial is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

I get so many questions on how I made my quilt ladder so today I’ll be showing you what I did!

It’s nothing fancy, and super easy, literally anyone can do it!

Are ready to get started? Watch my easy DIY Quilt Ladder Video Tutorial here!

SUPPLIES:

  • Three 2x2x8 pieces of wood
  • Eight 3″ screws
  • Optional: Annie Sloan Antique White Chalk Paint and clear wax

CUT:

  • Cut two of the pieces of wood to 6′ long.
  • Cut the third piece into four equal pieces approx. 23″ long each.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Place the first horizontal 23″ piece approx. 9″ down from the top of the two 6′ pieces and screw into place.
  2. Place the remaining three 23″ pieces approx. 12″ apart, screw each into place.

FINISH:

Paint using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and wax. (By the way, I have tried less expensive chalk paint and it is NOT as good in my opinion. So I do recommend getting the Annie Sloan brand for this project if you plan to use chalk paint! If you have a brand of chalk paint you like, leave it in the comments below!)

Next let it dry and then hang your favorite quilts on it for display!

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