Monday, October 28, 2019

Scrappy String Crayons Tutorial

It's been a very busy month, trying to get myself set up for the winter, but I also managed to get this fun project done...

After several string quilts I've been left with a large amount of short string pieces.
I've been thinking about what I could do with this collection of tiny strings, and this fun idea came to me!

These String Crayons were 'sew' fun to stitch!
I had more than enough of the shortest/tiniest scrap strings to make two sets of 12 crayons.

My plan was to make them into a 12" block, quilt & back with an envelope pillow cover (my favourite kind), to make them into pyjama pillows for my two Grandsons!
Shhhhh...don't tell them yet.

If you have a huge collection of scrap strings, you could also make them into really long crayons - lap quilt size, stitched side by side.
How awesome would that be!

String Crayons - Sew Fun!

This quilted up so quick, (I got both of them done in one afternoon) - and that's even counting all the thread changes I made to quilt each crayon with a matching thread.
Yes - I do sometimes machine quilt.

The pillow back panels next & then the binding.

The final corner of the binding, for the first String Crayon pyjama pillow.
I'm loving that sunshine!

Here's my finished String Crayons pyjama pillow #1 - Adorable!!

I took lots of pictures to process for the tutorial, including the basics of layering, basting, quilting & binding.
Seemed a perfect project to use for those details, as they're the same for quilts of any size.
Scrappy String Crayons Tutorial

The Scrappy String Crayons Tutorial is now available - You'll find it on my site here.

Happy Scrappy Stitching!

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Meet & Greet Round Up News

'Sew' Exciting...
The winner of the Great Grand Prize from the
2019 Online Quilters Meet & Greet has been chosen!

~Great Grand Prize Winner~

Kathryn Parry

The Meet & Greet list will continue to be available for you to visit any blogs you've not yet had a chance to explore.
Thanks for being part of this second year of fun!


I so enjoyed organizing the 2019 Online Quilters Meet & Greet.
I'd like to give an extra big Thank You to all of my special guests and the wonderful, generous companies that helped me put this event together!

Be sure to look for the 2020 event next year!
If you're a quilter & have a blog (or a company with a prize) and would like to be part of the 2020 Meet & Greet, please email me and let me know you're interested.

And Thanks for your interest!

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