Isn’t this block fabulous!? We made it using a few new tools that we are carrying & loving! We think you will like them too! So we have created a quick tutorial on how to use the Apliquick products. These tools will help you turn the edges over,with ease,for fabulous applique on even the tiniest of shapes. Whether your are doing Applique by machine or hand, when the edges are turned under accurately, it looks just beautiful, and your Quilts will last long enough to become heirlooms. And who doesn’t want beautiful applique results!? Follow the link below to download out tutorial:
With a little bit of practice, tiny applique images like the ones we made above from the Story Quilt Books will be simple for you. We are making a Winter Theme applique quilt that incorporates this little girl & dog. Stay tuned! We think its going to be fabulous!
We sell the Apliquick products online, they are less expensive in a set that includes everything you need to get started or we also sell everything separately. Click here to order.
I have been having so much fun making these little scarves! They are simple and quick to finish, perfect knitting while on a Netflix marathon. I also think they are quite stylish, and look great on everyone! I made the one shown above using Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed. Once I finished it, I started one in a beautiful white, made from her Cashmerino Aran Yarn. This pattern will knit wonderfully in any Aran weight yarn you love. Of course , we would love for you to purchase some yarn from us, so you can do that through the links below. But we are giving you the pattern for FREE.
Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Aran in Charcoal
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Off White
Click the link below to download a PDF version of our pattern:
The Penny Scarf
If you are having trouble getting the pattern, I am sorry and I am not sure why. I can tell that it is working for most people because I can see how many times it has been downloaded. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat so you can open a PDF. If you still have trouble. please leave me a NICE comment and I would be happy to email you a copy directly.
and just for good measure here is another copy of The Penny Scarf pattern.
We hope you enjoy making them as much as we are!
Here is a sneak peek of the white one I am working on now, what do you think?!
It’s that spooky time of year again! This year I have a 4 year old who is crazy for Halloween and cannot seem to get enough of decorating. So we are going a little overboard with the decor this year. And since we are fabric enthusiasts, we wanted to make a little something with some of our favorite prints. We ended up with was this adorable Trick or Treat Banner. We love it, and thought you might too, so we decided to give you the pattern in an easy to make tutorial. This can be made “no sew” if you would prefer or you can stitch a little if that’s what you enjoy. We are also selling kits with all of our same fabrics & felts, to make it easy for you. Our kit gives you lots of variety, with out having to purchase large quantities, plus you know it will be as cute as ours! There is a link below to download the Free Pattern in a PDF as well as a link to purchase kits. Enjoy!
I hope your little one likes it as much as mine!
Click below to Download the FREE PDF Pattern for the Trick or Treat Halloween Banner :
Trick or Treat Halloween Banner
Click Here to purchase Trick or Treat Banner Kits
We are going to share with you our favorite method to get perfect circles when you applique. The ones above, look pretty perfect, don’t they?! This is the method we use, to prepare the circles to be stitched down, whether it is by hand or machine. We like methods that have some sort of helper, we call them “training wheel” methods, they give you a GREAT result, with some help. For this method our helper is going to be vellum. Vellum is a see through, paper, but it actually isn’t a paper, its made from a different substance. You will need a sheet of vellum, a hole punch, some fabric, a glue stick, hand quilting thread, a straw needle and some scissors to do this.
Here we go!
You will need to get a hole punch that is the exact size, that you want your circle to be. Punch a circle from your vellum and adhere the circle to the wrong (back) side of your fabric with a fabric glue stick.
Thread the needle with your quilting thread. Stitch a tiny running stitch around your circle a scant 1/8” from the edge of the vellum circle with the wrong side facing you.
When you have gone all around, bring your needle to the right side. Trim the excess fabric to 1/8” from stitching line.
Pull the thread tight and do a little back stitch to hold your hand stitching in place.
That’s it! Now you can glue your circle into place on your background and either hand stitch with an applique stitch or use a machine applique stitch. You will just leave the velum in, it helps to keep your circle looking perfect and as the quilt is used and washed it will just soften and you won’t even notice it’s there.
See with “Training Wheels” Applique is not so scary! We LOVE Applique and want you to as well!
I 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
When 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.
This 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