Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oops...I Scrapped My Pants! A new free paper piecing tutorial!

That's another one done! I just uploaded "Oops...I Scrapped My Pants!" to my Craftsy shop, and it's another FREEBIE!! This one is a paper piecing primer, using the freezer paper method, and a simple block I designed to look like a pair of pants. With enough of these blocks, you can make a cute scrappy quilt. But most importantly, you can learn to paper piece if you don't already know how!

It's a nice simple block that finishes to 6" square. Just four straight seams and some trimming, and the block is done! And you can arrange them a lot of different ways.

Here's a few, but the ladies that tested the pattern came up with others :)

Here's a great mini by Kitty Wilkin over at The Night Quilter. I love how even the scraps are scrappy!

Gwen Denluck made a mini as well, using some hippie fabric scraps she had. I love these!

Here's another awesome mini from Tracey White at The Quilted Cricket. And how about a close up of this recycled jeans block she made??

I love this block so much!

Thank you to everyone that tested this pattern!

As I said, this is a free tutorial, so you can head on over to my Craftsy Shop to add it to your library!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Games To Go is a go! Get your pattern today!

In case you don't follow my Craftsy Shop, the pattern for Games To Go is now available for purchase! I have it posted for $8 through March 23, after which the price will go up to $10. So if you've been waiting, head on over while there's a price break. And if you're not following my shop, follow me while you're there!

Make it in traditional checkers or chess colors, or make a set for that couple that loves rival football teams or colleges. It's a great way to customize the game for the player!

The pattern is available HERE.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Games To Go Chess and Checkers Game/Pillow!

It's finally done!

Games To Go: Checkers & Chess Game/Pillow!

This is a 34 1/2" square checkerboard quilt with a quillow-style pocket sewn to the back for storing both the game pieces and the board itself.

 There are 32 reversible game pieces, with chess pieces on one side, and checkers on the other.

And when game time is over, the board folds up and flips into the pocket on the back, and the pieces fit into the zippered front of the pocket, keeping it all nice and neatly together. And it's mostly soft materials, so it doubles as a little pillow (zipper side down, of course). The best part is you never have to worry about stepping on that game piece that got left out because these won't feel like stepping in a bear trap (you know what I mean if you've ever stepped on a Lego in bare feet!)

I'm trying to step out of my comfort zone. Yes, it's still a quilt! But it's got a zipper, so that's a start, right?

What do you think?

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