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Friday, June 26, 2009
If you are looking for some Moda Quilting Fabric at a great price, you don' t need to look further. I just reduced the prices for all of the below Moda Fabric collections. As a quilter you probably already know that Moda quilting fabric is of highest quality, gorgeous and so much fun.

Prices were reduced on Moda Fat Quarter Bundles, Moda Jelly Rolls, Moda Honey Buns, Moda Layer Cakes and Moda Charm Packs.

Moda Spring Magic Collection by April Cornell
- Moda Spring Magic Fat Quarter Bundle
- Moda Spring Magic Jelly Roll
- Moda Spring Magic Honey Bun
- Moda Spring Magic Layer Cake
Click here to view Spring Magic Product Brochure.

Moda Wonderland Collection by Momo
- Moda Wonderland Jelly Roll
- Moda Wonderland Honey Bun
- Moda Wonderland Layer Cake

Click here to view Wonderland Product Brochure.

Moda Patisserie Collection by Fig Tree Quilts
- Moda Patisserie Layer Cake

Click here to view to view Patisserie Product Brochure.

Moda Objects of Desire Collection by Sandy Gervais
- Moda Objects of Desire Jelly Roll
- Moda Objects of Desire Honey Bun
- Moda Objects of Desire Layer Cake

Click here to view Objects of Desire Product Brochure.

Moda Neptune Collection by Tula Pink
- Moda Neptune Jelly Roll
- Moda Neptune Honey Bun
- Moda Neptune Layer Cake

Click here to view Neptune Product Brochure.

Moda Collection for a Cause Legacy by Marcus Howard
- Moda Collections for a Cause Legacy Honey Bun

Click here to view Collections for a Cause Legacy Brochure.

Moda Aviary Collection by 3 Sisters
- Moda Aviary Honey Bun
- Moda Aviary Layer Cake

Moda Arcadia Collection by Sanae
- Moda Arcadia Jelly Roll
- Moda Arcadia Honey Bun
- Moda Arcadia Charm Pack

Click here to view Arcadia Product Brochure.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009
If you love Marimekko fabric as much as I do, then you probably keep every little scrap of Marimekko fabric no matter how small the piece may be. I had a very small piece of Marimekko Mini Unikko blue in my stash. I thought it would be a good idea to make a Marimekko Mini Unikko blue key chain and show you step by step on how to do it yourself at home.

After only about 30 minutes you should end up with an adorable little key chain as featured here:

I sized my Marimekko Fabric remnant to 2.5 inches x 11 inches. You can easily adjust the length and width to your liking.

Now cut interfacing in the same size and iron it on to the wrong side of your fabric. Then fold the fabric strip in half and iron again.

Now iron both sides of the fabric about 1/4 inch towards the middle. I had only a very small piece of Marimekko Fabric but if you have enough fabric you should cut your fabric to be 4 times the size of your desired finished size. This way you can iron the fabric in half and line up both sides along the middle and iron it again. That is easier than trying to iron your fabric 1/4 inch like I did :)

I cut the corners on both side a little bit so it won't be too thick when trying to put the fabric into the metal key chain.

Once you are done with the ironing part your fabric strip should look like this:

Now top stitch about 1/8 inch along the edge on both sides.

You are almost done.

You can use any metal key chain but I really like this one. I don't need to use a tools in order to complete my little project. Just put in the two ends of your fabric strips (I also put some glue for extra sturdyness)....

....and close the metal flap like so:

Guess what? You are already done.

Make a bunch of them at the same time - it won't take too much more time but all your girlfriends will love them. Have fun!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Today's step-by-step tutorial "How to Sew a Tote / Handbag" is going to require only a handful of pre-cut fabric strips, some scrap fabric and some iron on interfacing. Your finished good is going to look like a million dollars. If you think sewing your own tote or handbag is too difficult, don't be afraid. It is much easier than you think; just follow my step-by-step instructions on how to sew a tote / handbag and within an hour or two, you will have a new tote to show off to your girlfriends.

I wanted a fun and colorful tote for the summer so I choose a variety of Free Spirit fabric designs from the Chocolate Lollipop Collection designed by Anna Maria Horner.

To start out, I cut two fabric strips measuring 4" x 20" to make the handles. If you like your handles somewhat stiff like me, cut two iron interfacing strips measuring also 4" x 20" and iron it on to your fabric.

Fold the fabric strip in half and iron it. Once ironed "open" your fabric strip and fold the outer edge towards the middle...

...and iron your fabric strip again.

To complete your tote handles, top stitch your fabric strip as shown in my below picture:

For the body of my new tote I used 6 fabric strips from our Free Spirit Jelly Roll that has a beautiful selection of fabric design designed by Anna Maria Horner. Each fabric strip measures 2.5" X 44". I assembled them using a 1/4" seam allowance. Once assembled, I cut my assembled fabric piece into three pieces. Two of the pieces are 15.5" wide (you can choose your desired width) and remaining third piece measuring approximately 13" is being used as the inside pocket for this handbag.

I added an additional wide fabric strip to the two fabric pieces that will be the "body" of the tote (see below picture). My finished fabric pieces will measure 15.5" X 20" since I wanted a large tote but you can easily adjust the size to your liking.

I ironed on a thicker iron interfacing on to the back of my fabric pieces and top stitch along each fabric strip seam (you may choose to do so or not). Then place the two fabric pieces right side together and sew around 3 sides using a 1/4" seam allowance.

To create the bottom of your tote "pinch" the corner to create a triangle - see below picture for clarification:

The triangle should measure 4" on the bottom and 2" high. Sew along the bottom of your triangle. If you want a wide bottom, just increase the width of your triangle and vice versa.

Cut the excess fabric and repeat these steps with the other corner of your tote:

The bottom of your tote should look like this at this point of time:

Now pin your handles on to the right side of your tote 4" from the outer edge of your tote.

Now sew the handles to your tote using a 1/4" seam allowance.

To make the lining for your tote, repeat these steps: cut two fabric pieces with exact same measurement - sew on your pocket if desired - assemble the three sides with 1/4" seam allowance BUT leave an opening at the bottom of your lining - that is where you will turn your tote inside out.

Once you have completed your lining put your "outer" tote inside your lining with the right sides of the fabrics facing each other. As seen in the below picture, your handles should be in between your lining and your "outer" tote.

Now sew along the top edge to attach the lining with the "outer" tote.

Once you have sewn all around the top edge, turn the tote inside out through the bottom of your lining. If you lay your tote flat it should look like this:

Now you can top stitch the bottom of your lining close using 1/8" seam allowance. Then place all of the lining inside your tote and top stitch all around the top of your tote using a 1/4" seam allowance and now your tote / handbag should look like this:


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Monday, June 1, 2009
Joel Dewberry just introduced his new DEER VALLEY Fabric Collection and these brand new Joel Dewberry fabric designs are already available here at Imagine Fabric. Be one of the first to get these new Joel Dewberry fabric designs which are absolutely stunning.

If you have worked with Joel Dewberry fabric from his Aviary, Manzanita and Chestnut Hill Collection before, you know that Joel Dewberry fabrics are absolutely gorgeous and of highest quality.

"Deer Valley is a peaceful and beautiful collection of rustic prints inspired by mountain meadows and the occasional passing deer. Columbines, wildflowers, and mountain gems all help usher in an early spring."

Joel Dewberry's Deer Valley Fabric Collection was exclusively designed for Free Spirit. Click here to download the new Deer Valley Quilt Pattern.

Joel Dewberry Architectural Sky Fabric
Joel Dewberry Mountain Gem Sky Fabric
Joel Dewberry Antler Damask Sky Fabric

Joel Dewberry Antler Damask Terracotta Fabric
Joel Dewberry Vinework Terracotta Fabric
Joel Dewberry Columbine Natural Fabric

Joel Dewberry Columbine Grass Fabric
Joel Dewberry Antler Damask Tarragon Fabric
Joel Dewberry Architectural Grass Fabric

Joel Dewberry Vinework Goldenrod Fabric
Joel Dewberry Mountain Gem Goldenrod Fabric

Joel Dewberry Architectural Persimmon Fabric
Joel Dewberry Vinework Peony Fabric

Joel Dewberry Mountain Gem Celadon Fabric

Joel Dewberry Architectural Celadon Fabric

Joel Dewberry Architectural Barnwood Fabric
Joel Dewberry Antler Damask Celadon Fabric

Joel Dewberry Architectural Goldenrod Fabric
Joel Dewberry Antler Damask Gourd Fabric

Joel Dewberry Columbine Persimmon Fabric
Joel Dewberry Antler Damask Peony Fabric

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