Quick Tips & Tools: Rainbow Set of Hand Applique Threads

superriorThis is one of our favorite must haves! We love the idea of a full Rainbow range of colors in smaller quantities, just perfect for Hand Applique projects! Now you don’t need to fork out the dough for full spools of thread in colors you only need every once in a while.This little bobbin case is packed full of any color you could ever need for your hand stitching projects. It is 50 weight, 100% Egyptian Cotton Masterpiece Thread from Superior.  We love it! Thanks Superior for thinking of it! We sell these in our shop and online, click here to order, if you would LOVE one.

We also wax ours, to make it super silky without any knots. Stay tuned and we will show you how next week!

Free Pattern: Blooming Star Block

Blooming Star TutorialI have been having a lot of fun making these blocks lately! I really wanted something scrappy and happy to use up some of my favorite fabrics in my stash, and these fit the bill for that perfectly.  I played around with a few other blocks and landed on this one, I am calling Blooming Star. I have finished about 12 of them, and want to make 24 in all for a quilt, that I have not finished designing yet. I decided to do a tutorial that I am sharing with all of you and hopefully you will want to stitch some along with me. They are a lot easier than they look, so get some fabric together and get sewing! The tutorial is in a PDF that you can download on the link below:

Blooming Star Tutorial

Blooming Star BlocksWhen I finish the entire quilt, I will make sure to share it here. Please share your pictures if you make any! On Instagram please tag @pipersgirls and use hashtags #pipersgirls #bloomingstar, or post to our page on Facebook.

Sneek Peek: The Foxy Scarf & Hat

foxy scarf from pipersgirls

Say hello to our fabulous Foxy Scarf and matching hat! Don’t you think they are wonderful!? They will keep your little’s totally cozy this winter and they will totally want to wear them, because its a FOX! The pattern is a set for both and can be made with any worsted weight yarn, we used Zara Plus and will have kits available soon. The hat has instructions for the bow to be added for girls or you can leave only the stripe for boys. The pattern is now available as a PDF for instant Digital Download if you can’t wait another minute and NEED to start knitting it NOW! Click here to purchase: The Foxy Scarf & Hat Pattern for Children in a PDF 

But beware, once someone knows that you can make this, everyone will be hounding you for one!

foxy hat by the pipersgirlNow that it’s getting chilly, we feel like doing some knitting!

Free Pattern: Chamonix Hat

chamonix Hat Free Crochet PatternThis one if for you Crochet lovers out there! This hat is super simple and quick to make and will work with any bulky weight yarn. You can whip one out in no time at all to keep your little ones (or yourself) warm, now that the weather has started to change. You can add a pom-pom on the top, or even an flower to make it extra girly. There is a perfect sized crochet flower included in this pattern. See the picture below to see one that was made with a furry yarn and the flower on top. Enjoy! Click the link below to download the Pattern in a PDF.

Chamonix Hat Pattern

chamonix hat free pattern

Sneek Peek :Row by Row Inspiration Quilts

row 1 inspirationDid you know that we are making a complete quilt inspired by each row of our Row by Row! We are having a great time making them, so I thought  I would share some sneek peek pictures. The quilt above is our pattern inspired by Row 1, which I am currently still in the process of machine quilting. It is a beginner’s quilt for sure, from start to finish. It is being quilted in all straight lines, so you can even do the quilting yourself without much experience. The picture below is still being finished by Jeanette and is the quilt inspired by our Row 2. I absolutely love all of the red & pink in this quilt (my very favorite color combo)! All of these will be available soon as separate patterns in PDF and physical versions. If you purchase our complete Row by Row, whether is was just the patterns or all of the complete set of kits, you will be receiving these with your shipments through out the year as part of the Row by Row package. We hope you love them all as as much as we do. Hopefully each of these quilts will also inspire you to make your own designs from the row patterns!

row 2 inspiration

Sneek Peek: B is for Bunnies

Piper's Girls B is for Bunnies QuiltWe are finishing up one of our latest quilts in our Animal Alphabet series. This is B is for Bunnies, and we hope that you love it as much as we do. The patterns and kits will be available for pre-order in a few days,and shipping in a couple weeks. This quilt was appliqued by hand, but can be made using whatever your favorite method. Stay tuned to this blog for a few great tutorials based upon techniques we used in making this quilt. For example, needle punching on quilts, check out the adorable little bunny tails.

So what do you think? We just finished spraying this with 505, now we can start the Hand Quilting. We can’t wait to finish it!

B is for Bunnies patterns and kits are now available. You can purchase them through the links below:
B is for Bunnies Kit

B is for Bunnies Pattern

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