Scrap Bag/ Jelly Roll Lanyard
by Erin Blutt
- 2 strips from a Moda Scrap Bag or Jelly Roll
- Key fob/ lanyard hardware (1.25” dimension)
Select 2 strips from your scrap bag that are at least 2 ¼” wide. Since my strips were about 4 inches wide, I had to cut them down for this project. My bottom fabric (the brown) I cut down to 2 ¼” wide x 31” long.
Cut a piece of fusible interfacing (I use the one for medium weight fabric) that is 2 ¼” x 31” long. Mark a line down the center of the fusible interfacing on the NON-fusible side.
Following the instructions that came with the fusible, adhere it to the wrong side of your bottom strip. Then, fold each side into the pencil line and press, which will create a 1 ¼” strip. Press folds well.
Cut a second piece of fusible interfacing that is 1” x 31” long. Center this on the wrong side of your top fabric and fuse the two together. Press ½” in on each long edge. A quick way to do this is to use a piece of cardstock and line it up with the edge of the fusible interfacing, fold the fabric flush with the edge, and press.
Put the key ring on, and you know have a super cute gift for your favorite teacher! Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 2nd, so you have plenty of time to make a few of these up for your kids to take in!
Crazy Hunky Dory in Frames
by Tracey Jacobsen
What a happy day it was when I saw a little “Burgundy Buttons” link on another blog, and clicked it…
traceyjay quilts, and I love Burgundy Buttons (probably too much sometimes). Leah’s selection, prices, and fact that she’ll personally email you to let you know she has listed a particular FQ bundle that you’ve been waiting for makes her one of the best little shops to be found in that world-wide web.
- 1 Layer cake (Hunky Dory featured)
- 1 ½ yards sashing material (mellow yellow tonal blooms featured)
- 1 yard Bella solids in snow or white (frames)
- 3 ½ yards backing
- 8 ½” Square ruler
Cut sixteen 1 ¼” x WOF strips of white framing fabric
- Subcut in to thirty-two 8 ½” x 1 ¼” strips
- Subcut in to thirty-two 10” x 1 ¼” strips
Cut thirteen 3 ½” x WOF strips of sashing fabric
- Subcut five of those in to twenty 10” x 3 ½” strips
- You will always be moving the pieces from the narrow pile.
- Take care to keep fabric in the same order as you construct your blocks
Stack them neatly, and make a wonky cut about 1/3 of the way over from the left. Move the top piece (1) of fabric on the narrow pile to the bottom of the stack, and sew the cut pieces together. Press seams open (it will help with lining up and cutting through your piles later).
Each block with frames measures 10” square. Using your sashing pieces, sew a 10” x 3 ½” strip to the left of each block, and the right of the fourth block of the row. Join the blocks together. Each row should be: sashing , block, sashing, block, sashing, block, sashing , block, sashing; the numbers on the back of the blocks really helps for this step.
I used some of my left-over fabric squares and crazy-nine patch blocks to create a pieced back. The back is then joined with Moda Bella Snow and Aqua.
Quilt measures approximately 50 inches square.
I think it would look great in Botany, Chirp, Tweet Tweet, and any other fresh or fun fabric.
If you have questions about this tutorial, email me at TraceyJay@gmail.com