Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sew A Long

I have to have some encouragement to sew right now. I don't know why but I just can't push myself to sew. I think it is because I feel so busy with work that I just can't seem to focus on sewing. But this morning I ran accross this sew a long and so it is perfect timing for me. I bought these patterns a month ago and they are still sitting on my cutting table. I just couldn't decide which one to start with. Now I know I will start with this one. I'm so excited! I just love all the patterns and now will just have to decide on some fabric to use.

Monday, April 4, 2011

I love this baby!

I made this faux chenille blanket for my niece. Ugh, she's adorable. You can barely see the quilt through all her cuteness I know! These faux chenille blankets are so easy to make. I took five one yard cuts of flannel. All are layered up except for the backing which is layered face down. Then you pin the heck out of it and sew diaganolly every 1/2". Surprisingly, it goes pretty fast. I think I finished the sewing in about an hour. Then I have a chenille cutter and it just zips right through. I only cut the top 3 (leaving the fourth layer and backing uncut). Next I rounded the edges and attached binding. I think I want to make more and more and more. So simple and they just look so soft and fuzzy.