Favorite Fabric Friday: Enchant

 

enchantI am obsessed with this fabric, in fact the entire collection of Enchant by Cinderberry Stitches. It has mushrooms, hedgehogs and a bunny, need I say more? If I had a little girl, most of her life would be themed around this collection of fabrics!

P.S. I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day! My hot date will probably consist of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and a pukee toddler, I know you are very jealous. But, I am pretty sure I will have access to chocolate, so everything will be just fine.

P.P.S. Come in the shop and make a purchase today and you will receive one of these lovely Valentines! They will also be in all internet orders while supplies last.

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Quick Tips & Tools: Felt Applique Tutorial

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We talked a little while back about our new Love Affair with Bamboo Felt. We have been using it a lot in our applique quilts recently, so we thought we better give you a quick run down on our technique so that you can try it out yourself! We used a lot of the felt appliqué in our M is for Monsters quilt as you can see on the guy above, it can add a wonderful 3 D element and a wow factor! i just started a Monster Lovie Doll that I decided I MUST make for my little guy for Valentine’s, I used it to show you our Felt Applique technique, and will share the full pattern as well as the finished result, later this week in case any of you want to make one too! Click the link below for our full tutorial:

Felt Machine Applique Tutorial

Sneek Peek: Try Tri Again in Quilts and More Spring 2014

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The Piper’s Girls are so excited that our quilt is featured in the upcoming edition of Quilts and More magazine! This is a super simple triangle quilt that anyone can make, even beginners! The quilt shown above was designed and pieced by me and the other Piper’s Girl, Jeanette, did all of the Machine Quilting. We used a mixture of fabrics from 3 of our favorite fabric companies, Riley Blake Fabrics, Adornit & Alexander Henry. It is very rare that we ever use the same fabric collection in a quilt, we love mixing the various lines together. I have not received my copy of the magazine yet (it will be released February 4th), but you can see a sneek peek of all of the projects included on the All People Quilt website. I was blown away by the company we were in! Our quilt is in a magazine with lots of my favorite designers! So exciting!! You won’t want to miss this issue.

We are selling kits for this quilt with the same fabrics, all fabrics for the quilt top are included as well as pre-cut bias binding, you will just need to make sure to purchase the magazine for the pattern!!!

Click here to purchase a Try Tri again kit

Used with permission from Quilts and More (TM) magazine. Copyright 2014 Meredith Corporation. All Rights reserved.

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Sneek Peek: New American Girl Club

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We have been working on some new wonderful outfits for our American Girl Club! We will be starting it up again in a few weeks with a new pattern & kit available every month. Here is just a little peek of a few of the upcoming looks. Please sent us a note if you would like to be on the club list and we will contact you every month so you can purchase a pattern or kit for that months set.What do you think?

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These will fit American Girl Dolls, the Pottery Barn Kids Dolls and any other 18″ doll.

On the Docket: Sleepytime & February Classes

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Here is a little glimpse of Sleepytime, one our our new designs that will be coming out in the spring! I love this little bunny so much! What do you think?  He is just one of the many new projects that we are currently working on, we are suffering from some major ADD around here, but at least we are not bored!

We have a few new classes at our shop for February, below is the class schedule. Please register as soon as you can if you would like a spot because many of the January classes were filled very quickly.

Jan & Feb 2014 Classes

 

Sneek Peek: M is for Monster

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We have finally finished our M is for Monsters Quilt! What do you think? We had a lot of fun with this quilt and our favorite thing about it was using Bamboo Felt for a lot of the applique! It is our new not so secret, secret ingredient!

Appliqued quilts are so much fun but we realize that they are a challenge. Using the bamboo felt, makes the experience very quick and easy. There are no raw edges and no needle turning.

 It washes beautifully unlike the Wool blend felt. There are tons of beautiful colors and the edges do not have to be turned under and will never fray. Wow this changes everything! If that isn’t enough it is a little thinner than regular felt and just a little thicker than regular quilting cotton. The texture change makes your applique designs really fun.

In the M is for Monsters quilt we used a combination of cotton fabrics and the Bamboo felt and we just love the way it turned out! The picture below is the color range of the felt, we will be carrying a lot of it in our shop and online very soon, so stay tuned. We also will be posting a little Bamboo felt applique tutorial on the blog next week that you won’t want to miss.

The M is for Monsters patterns are available now in a physical pattern & PDF and kits through the link below.

M is for Monster patterns & kits

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Free Pattern: Modern Eye Spy Quilt

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I had an absolute blast making this quilt for my son Ronan! Picking and collecting fabrics that I knew he would love was so much fun. He loves to pick out the animals, veggies, cars and especially the potty I added to the quilt. I love that this quilt is educational, but I also am thrilled with the simple modern aesthetic, and it matches his room perfectly. I used Riley Blake’s “Pewter” solid as my background, but that can be easily changed to white, pink, navy, green, or whatever color will match your little one’s room, or let them pick their favorite color. You will be able to finish this quilt in no time at all and it is simple enough for any beginner to make it. Plus we are giving you the pattern for free!! Click the link below to download your very own copy!

Modern Eye Spy Pattern in PDF

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