Sunday, December 13, 2020

Essential Health Solutions: Truly Wise Gifts

Essential Health Solutions: Truly Wise Gifts: For many years, I have heard and loved the story of Christ's birth.  It is a time in history that continues to warm our hearts and ...

Monday, August 10, 2020

T-Shirt Quilt Tutorial -




And while we are on the subject of t-shirt, turn your t-shirt collection into a quilt! Above is a dance t-shirt quilt that I did for one of my daughters. I took her dance t-shirts, and basically cut the fronts/backs into same sized quilt blocks.

But before I cut the t-shirts into quilt blocks, I backed the shirts with fuseable interfacing, to have a bit more strength to them. Then used a plastic square for my guide, used my olfa cutter and mat and clear ruler, plastic square and cut out the blocks.

I used the techniques listed in Nancy Johnson-Srebro's book Rotary Magic book, for cutting out the strips that I put in between my quilt blocks.

I also used her techniques in binding the quilt (and my Mom's techniques too).

Here is a link to the craft stylish website, that allows you to put together a t-shirt quilt with non-square t-shirt logos. Be sure to take a good look at that site, if you have non-square t-shirt blocks to put together for a t-shirt quilt. Gail Pickens-Barger
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45413/how-to-make-an-out-of-the-ordinary-t-shirt-quilt-part-one

and part two of the t-shirt quilt tutorial: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/45990/how-to-make-an-out-of-the-ordinary-t-shirt-quilt-part-two

p.s. The other quilt pictured here, was one I made for Stanley School in Victoria, Texas. Took old t-shirts for the quilt, donated by teachers and students. It was a remembrance quilt, in that the students were moving to Chandler elementary school. This was part of a fund raiser for the PTA/School. Made pillows also, with the t-shirt fronts that didn't fit into the quilt.

P.s.S. Getting ready to do another batch of T-shirt quilts.  Here is a new website about it.  An Aggie T-shirt
quilt.   http://craftsbyabby.blogspot.com/2009/04/t-shirt-quilt-tutorial-planning.html 

enjoy!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Highland Park Elementary - Nederland, Tx Scholarship Pillows Rock!

Highland Park Elementary Rocks!  Got the Scholarship Pillows made for scholarship year 2015!  yea

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HobbyLock 786 Serging .... A serging question.....

My bestie from 2nd grade gave me her serger, when she upgraded!  How cool is that.....but it has taken me *ahem* many years to finally get it on the table and use it.

Sew, I'm making Aggie Mom scarves for our boutique.  We use the profits to fund scholarships.

Here's a couple of pics....

Question: Sew, if you sew strips of fabric together using the serger, then finish off the edges with serger, do you have to go back and fray back each strip that you've sewn?  Or just fray back where there are existing thread tails.

My serger experience is limited!  Y'all let me know in the comments or a phone call!

Thanks!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Texas A&M Aggie version of the pants!

Texas A&M Aggie version of the Shabby Mosaic technique!  Woo Hoo!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shabby Mosaic Jean technique on my kiddos jeans

So, getting tired of putting patches on her knees, so found the Shabby Mosaic Jean Technique, purchased the e-book, and tried it on her pants.

I used my Singer Featherweight sewing machine, and it turned out really well!  I wonder how this will work out with my hubs jeans (his rip is at the crotch), hmmmmm.

I bought the instructions from the Brassy Apple Etsy shop.  Love it!
http://brassyapple.bigcartel.com/product/shaggy-mosaic-jeans-epattern

Gaileee



Friday, July 26, 2013