Holiday Project two is coming at you today. It's a pair of appliquéd Snowflake Pillows. I'm thinking there needs to be a matching quilt in my house with these as well. You can find the printable appliqué pattern here. These two pillows are 16 and 18 inches. The appliqués are for these two sizes, but you could always play around with your print settings and make the appliqués larger or smaller to meet your needs.
In this tutorial, I'm going to give you the how to on the appliqué. There are loads of pillow making tutorials on the internet, as well as quilts, and bags, and anything else you could imagine putting a snowflake on so I will let you use your imagination on this one.
To create the large snowflake trace six of the dendrites(arms) , 6 end circles and the center onto the fusible webbing of your choice, I used Heat n Bond Lite. Cut out the paper backed webbing loosely and iron them on to the corresponding fabrics. Cut out the snowflake parts on the traced line, peel off the paper backing. Arrange the six dendrites so that the ends all meet up in the middle. Place the center circle over the top. At this point you can tweak where you would like the dendrites to be. Once you've got everything in place, iron the appliqués to the fabric. If you're making the large snowflake iron the circles on the top of the smaller circle on the outer edge of the dendrite.
To stitch the appliqué in place I did free motion embroidery around the outsides because that's my favorite stitch right now, but you could do a zig zag or button hole/applique stitch.
Stitch a button in the center and on each of the ends of the flake. When the appliqué is finished you can stitch up the pillow, quilt block or whatever else your making with the Snowflake Applique.
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Hello Hello, Quilt Market is starting on Saturday! I am scurrying around the studio trying to get things finished up and ready for market. Yes, I will most likely be sewing on the airplane, I still have that much to do. I am super excited about some new things I will be debuting at market and so I thought I would give you a little glimpse at new things to come.
First up....New Fabric! I will have two new lines of fabric debuting at market. If you're a quilt shop or you want a quilt shop to get this fabric, now is the time to call up In The Beginning Fabrics and get your order in. If you are a sewer or quilter who is going to want some of this fabric, now is the time to ask your favorite quilt shop to order it.
Bugapalooza will be in stores and ready to be sewn with in April. I've always been a big fan of bugs and for a long time were the main focus of my tiles and other art. So designing a line of fabrics with bugs and flowers was so much fun. There are several color ways and 28 fabrics in all. Here are a few...it's a sneak peek remember?
The second line at market is Jolly Holiday in the City. It will be hitting stores in June. I have brought back my snowmen from Jolly Holiday, my first round of holiday fabric. This time the jolly little snowmen and snow women are ice skating and having fun in the city. There are 25 fabrics in this line.
We are starting off the holiday projects this week, wahoo! I came up with this one about a month ago and got super excited about the idea. When I sat down to make the project I had so much fun, I know it's a good one when I am laughing and smiling through making it. I hope you have as much fun as I did making these.
If you're like me, you'll be doing a lot of sewing this season making gifts, decorations, and more. Well then, let's start by decorating our machine.
Everyone's machine is a little different. I have two machines and they are both different in the way they hold thread, display information, etc so you might have to be creative in he way you decorate compared to how I did mine.
I wanted to make sure that my decorations did not hinder my sewing, so think of that when decorating. Your tree could always sit in front of the machine, etc...you get the picture.
It's like we've got three mini projects in this one big project this week. You'll find pattern pieces for the tree here and the wreath here. You can print them all on 8.5" x 11" standard paper. Here's what you'll need and how to make it for each project.
Stuffed Tree Supplies:
8" x 8" green fabric
12-15 assorted buttons approx. 1/2"
1. Cut out the fabric according to the pattern pieces.
2. Align the two straight sides of the cone shape. Pin and sew down the side leaving a two inch gap in the sewing. (You will use this for turning and filling later.)
3. Optional: Make a button hole in the middle of the round tree piece approximately 1" in length.
4. Pin and sew the bottom onto the tree. Clip the raw edges very 1/4" and then turn right side out.
5. Fill the tree with fiberfill. Hand stitch opening closed. Hand stitch buttons all around the tree.
6. If you did not make a button hole on the bottom of the tree, then cut a slit in the bottom of the tree approximately 1" if you're going to put your tree on the thread holder.
Note: Take a pencil or stuffing stick and push up in the hole to clear out some space for the tree to sit on the thread holder.
1. Cut out 2 wreath pieces. Place the two together with right sides facing outward. Sew around the inside circle using a 1/4: seam allowance.
2. Fold the twine in half and tie a knot at the ends. Tuck the knotted ends into the wreath so it will be inside the wreath when you sew around the outside.
3. Sew around the outside circle leaving a 2" gap for stuffing.
4. Stuff the wreath,(you'll probably need to use a pencil or stick to help with this.)
5. With your machine sew the 2" opening closed.
6. Hand stitch the buttons and bow onto the wreath.
Assorted Scrap fabric
1. Cut a strip of fabric that is 1 1/2" wide, length doesn't matter.
2. Go back and cut at an angle to make a triangle. Cut as many triangles as you need using this method from your fabrics.
3. Leave a long tail of thread when you start sewing, sew across the top pf the first flag, place the second flag in front of the first and sew across the top as well. Continue this method until you have the length you need. Leave a long tail of thread again.
4. Using wash tape or another tape that won't leave residue tape the buying onto your machine.
Hey Hey, can you believe it is that time of year again? I can't, fall is flying by. Make sure you signed up because in two days the projects will start coming once a week to your inbox. There will be projects for gift giving, decorating, and more. Also, since you'll be receiving my newsletters, you get the inside scoop on new products and discounts.
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Lot's going on here at the Jennifer Jangles studio. I just wrapped up five big projects in August, whew! I can tell you that I filmed and edited a video class for The Sewing Party where I'll be teaching Nov. 8th, designed two fabric lines, and completed two other projects that I just can't tell you about yet. In the midst of all of that I decided it was time to move studios. What? Seriuosly, if you went through this blog and saw all of the studios that I have had....
Here's what has happened, first off all we considered moving last year for more space but we love our neighborhood and yard. Nik wasn't exactly on board with the idea either, but he was willing to consider it. So instead we decided that we would make this house exactly how we wanted it. First up was the kitchen, it's almost finished and then I will snap some photos. We didn't do the kitchen ourselves but the plan was finished the kitchen and then we would work on the rest of the house. We have a giant list in order of how we will do things but pretty much every room is getting something done to it.
Since the kitchen is almost finished and I couldn't be patient any longer I started on the studio. The plan is to convert the garage into my studio, it's warm here and we never park in it. My biggest problem with my studio was the lack of windows and the garage has one (right now). I have plans to put in a door and another window on that wall. I'll give you more details and photos when the time comes. As you can see I have a huge pile in the center for donations, yep this is how I've been spending my weekends.
I have been pinning all sorts of studio ideas over on Pinterest. This is my favorite and it was a garage before it was her studio.
This leads me to my Sample and De-Stash Sale. I have some BIG business plans for the fall and I need to make better use of my space. First things first...I had to declutter. I have un-earthed so many beads from my book and magazine articles,
It's kind of ridiculous and part of me wants to keep every thing but my practical side says I can't.
I have been photographing, editing, and listing for three days now. I'm getting close to be finished and I have decided this sale will start tomorrow at noon EST. There are over 200 listings that will be in the Etsy shop. Tons of them are 5.00, can't go wrong with that price right? Just trying to clear the studio.....
I hope to see you there and i promise to keep you updated on the studio re-do.
Got kids going back to school? Make this pencil pouch to fit into a three ring binder or leave the ribbons off for a pencil pouch to keep in your bag.
Supplies: Printable pattern pieces
1/8 yard Outer Shell
1/8 yard Lining and pencil fabric
Scrap Fabrics for metal band, eraser, wood, and pencil lead
1. Cut two pieces of the outer shell and lining each measuring 10 1/4" x 3 3/4".
2. Trace the appliqués to paper backed fusible webbing. I use Heat n Bond Lite for this. Iron the fusible webbing to the corresponding fabrics and arrange on to one piece of the pouch fabric.
3. Using black thread stitch the details onto the pencil. See pattern pieces for reference.
4. Cut three pieces of ribbon that are approximately 3" in length. Fold in half and pin in three place along the front side of the bag. If you don't have a three ring binder to measure, mine went at 3/4"", 5 1/4"", and 9" down from the top.
4. Next, sewn the zipper down the opposite side to the bag fronts and lining pieces. If you would like detailed instructions on installing a zipper and sewing the pouch, you can find them here. (loads of pictures)
5. After sewing the zipper place the rights sides of the front and back together. Stitch all the way around the outer side leaving a 4" opening in the bottom of the lining.
6. Clip the corners, turn right sides out, and hand stitch the opening closed. Push the lining into the bag.
Hey, Hey, Super excited here to announce that I will be teaching at The Sewing Party in November. I will be teaching a new stuffy pattern called Daisy Hedgehog.
I will take you step by step from start to finish, I think you'll have a lot of fun making this little one. The links are below if you want to sign up.
What is the sewing party, well I will let them tell you....
“The Sewing Party” is the
first ever online-all-day DIY event in history!
November 8, 2014, thousands of DIY-ers
will gather for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes taught online
by leading bloggers and educational experts. It’s all about Connecting. Crafting. And
will have access to more than 30 online
classes available on the day of the event and for an additional 90 days. There is truly something for everyone! Classes
include home décor, fashion sewing, quilting and upcycling, crafting, costume
design, techniques for turning your craft into an entrepreneurial venture, and
is limited and likely to fill up fast! For just $40, “The Sewing Party”
participants can attend classes; chat with participants from across the country;
interact with top bloggers and educational experts who are teaching; and
explore the latest crafting and sewing tips, techniques and products in our marketplace.
*The Sewing Party is a US-only event.We hope to expand the party internationally
next year, but it is limited to the US only for 2014
“The Sewing Party” brings together some of the
best in the industry for this FIRST EVER event. Here are the links to all of their social media.
My new fabric collection named A Walk in the Woods is in stores now. I created a pattern booklet to go along with the collection. It has a wall quilt, shown there on the cover, a table runner, four placemats, stuffed pumpkins and vines, napkins, and napkin rings in the book. If you follow me on Facebook or on Instgram you might have seen me starting to sew those projects up. I'm still working on them and will be posting more images soon.
In the meantime, I wanted to have a giveaway. have five half yard cuts and four fat quarters of my collection here as well as my pattern booklet. I'm going to send these all to one lucky winner.
Want to buy some of these fabrics? As always, ask your local quilt shop first, it's always fun to pick them out in person. If you can't find them there then google "Jennifer Heynen, A Walk in the Woods, In The Beginning Fabrics" and you find lots of online retailers selling the fabric.
It's been a month and a half since we've been back from our vacation but I haven't had a minute to upload any pictures. So better late than never right? I won't post all 1014 pictures but I will show you a few of the hilights.
We headed out in our Serro Scotty for a month long adventure out west. Nik and I have been planning this trip pretty much since we had the boys, so it was a retry big deal for us.
First we had to get out west so we drove the first couple of days through Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and in to Colorado. We stayed at a campground one night and then a hotel. Yes, we had our little camper but we also knew we were going to need our space(and Internet) from time to time.
Our first park stop was Mesa Verde National Park. There are ancient cliff dwellings of the Pueblo here, they were pretty cool to explore.
We headed to Taos, NM next and spent a few days wondering around town.
This coffee shop had four kinds of mochas, I was in heaven.
Next was Grand Canyon National Park where we watched hiked down partway into the canyon. Birk and I about cried on the way back up as Fletcher skipped his way out yelling "this is fun". That was annoying. :)
Zion National Park was next on our list. We knew nothing about it when I choose it but it actually became our favorite park. There's a river that runs through the middle, you can hike in iron a trail called the narrows, it was cool. We also did some tubing and lounging in that river as well.
Moab and Arches National Park was our second Utah park of the trip. Then we headed to Salt Lake City for a night in a hotel with watermark to celebrate Fletcher's 13th birthday. Aaaa! I know have a teenager.
After Salt Lake we spent a week in Yellowstone. I LOVED seeing all of the wildlife. It was right up there with hiking the narrows for my favorite art of the trip. We saw 7 grizzly bears, 4 black bear, too many bison to count, a fox, elk, beavers, and more. It was beautiful and amazing.
Last we headed to Fort Collins Colorado to see some old friends, had a great weekend with them and then headed home.
We could not of asked for a better trip. The camper was awesome as well as the weather. We all decided that we want to do more trips like that one and we surprisingly really liked RVing, if you can call it that in a camper so small as ours.
This leads me to our decision.... we decided to sell Lucy...and we have. We all agreed we'd like something bigger and we didn't have any trips on the horizon for her so instead of letting her sit in our driveway we decided that she needed to go to a new home. Lots of people looked at her but the right family got her, they have kids just a little younger than us and had similar plans to go to west and travel in her. We were sad to see her go, but we know we did the right thing.