Showing posts with label Charm pack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charm pack. Show all posts

Friday, January 25, 2013

A little Celebration Giveaway

*** Competition Closed***

To celebrate 595 posts, and 4 followers shy of 1000, I will be giving one lucky blogger a chance to win a charm pack from the new collection - 'Happy Go Lucky' from Bonnie and Camille.

All you have to do is follow me (Stalk me. That is mandatory because I am desperate to reach 1000. It just seems like a really cool number to me.) and answer this question:

"Do you own anything Navy? If so, what is it?"

It seems Navy is the colour for 2013 and is slipping into a few designer collections. I am a big fan of Navy and am glad it has resurfaced. It will be the neutral for 2013.

Open to everyone. Winner will be announced 14th February 2013.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sling It

If you run out of room in your cupboards to store your pre-cuts then why not 'Sling 'em'.

What you will need:
  • 1 - 5 1/2" x WOF strip of solid (remove selvages)
  • 1 charm pack ( Featured is Coquette by Chez Moi for Moda )
  • 1 length of twill approx. 50" ( I used a Moda ribbon from a F8 bundle)


  • Fold 5 1/2" x WOF strip in half and sew 1/4' seam around the folded piece. Leave a 4" gap for turning.
  • Trim corners and turn right way out.
  • Press and close in gap by folding raw edge under 1/4"
  • Topstitch 1/8" all around edge
Prepare strips from charm pack
(I took advantage of the serrated edge of the charm square to leave a raw edge. An alternative is to fold the strip lengthways, press and sew on raw edges, much like a peeper.)
  • Cut 1" strips from the entire charm pack
  • Start 1/4" from short edge of foundation. Using a 1/4" seam, sew each strip, exposing serrated edge.
  • Overlap the next piece by 1/4"
  • Continue until the foundation is covered ( I had to cut extra until I had enough pieces to cover my foundation)

Attach Ribbon
  •  Sew the ribbon down the middle of the piece leaving even lengths of ribbon on each end for ties. I sewed a few stitches inside the edges of the ribbon all the way around.
Fit 2 Jelly Rolls comfortably.
Hang it on a door knob, hook or curtain rail.

After thoughts : If I were to remake I would -

1. Insert the 5" cardboard packing from the charm pack into the foundation piece to act as a base.
2. Make a pieced sling using my favourite mini blocks.