Fabric Friday- A Mother’s Day Bouquet with Therm O Web


Hi friends, happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by! Today I’m switching gears from paper crafts to share a little fabric project with you that I made for the Therm O Web blog this week. Easy-sew fabric tulip flowers. Something different for a Mother’s Day gift idea. Or just some spring flowers for your home decor since Mother Nature seems to be hiding on us this year.


These polka dotty flowers do make me smile, I have to say. They remind me of when my kids were little and had a play kitchen with pretend food. All those puffy items they could “buy” at the grocery store in their oversized plastic cart and bring home to their little kitchen. These flowers would fit right in there. Happy memories!


I think these look really sweet arranged in a vase like real flowers, and the best thing is, they will never fade. Those are my kind of flowers! Better yet, these “easy-sew” fabric tulips are truly just that… easy to sew. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


Enjoy your weekend, friends! See you all soon!

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Fabric Friday- A Fairy House Pillow Tuck


I know many of my paper peeps out there can relate when I say that I have a pretty big stash of paper scraps that I have a hard time throwing away. And just like my mountain of paper scraps, I tend to collect, and keep, and hoard my fabric scraps, too. Because you just never know when that tiny sliver of fabric may come in handy!


You may remember this orange ticking print that I used recently on those shabby fabric carrots in my spring shop. After cutting all of those, I was left with quite a few scraps… too small for anything new, but too pretty to end up in the bin. So I challenged myself to find something to do with them…. and the other ten gazillion scraps I have lying around. And I came up with these. Sweet little fairy house pillow tucks.

I very much enjoy adding stitching to my projects, so I created a small fairy scene from a variety of bright and happy fabric prints, and embellished it with hand-embroidered details. The raw-edged applique gives that lovely frayed shabby look I love so well.

Of course, I barely made a dent in my mountain of fabric scraps, but I was pleased with some of the teensy details I was able to squeeze out of the tiniest of pieces. My clunky fingers could barely hold onto the center of those flowers, but I did it. So I’m calling that a win… even if I still have a ton of scraps to go!

I’ve added both of these pillow tucks to my shop page, and you can find them here if you’d like to take them home. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a super fabulous weekend!

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Pumpkin Parts Pillow Tucks with Sizzix- a Tutorial

Hello, Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!

It’s still awfully hot outside, but I am in full-on fall crafting mode here at my house. Once school starts, it seems rather official…. summer is over, and fall has begun. Regardless of the temperatures outside. 😀

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As hard as it is to see summer come to an end, I always welcome the arrival of fall. My most favorite season of all. I love everything about the fall, from the holidays to the leaves and colors and crisp air. And pumpkins… ohmyword, how I love pumpkins.

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Some of my happiest memories involve going to the pumpkin patch in my small rural town when I was a child. Yes, a real pumpkin patch, several acres wide, filled with pumpkins as far as the eye could see. Picking the right pumpkin was a serious process in my family. No hasty choices were allowed. You had to survey the field, narrow down the possibilities, and then make the final decision. My mom always wanted us to pick the oddballs, the weird, and the unusual. But me, I always wanted the perfect round orange beauty.

This weekend, I crafted up some sweet little pillow tucks, topped with the most perfect round orange pumpkin of them all. Such an easy process when you have a die to do all the work for you. I’ve got a quick tutorial to share with you, so let’s take a closer look.

AudreyPettit Sizzix PumpkinPartsPillowTucksTut11. Gather your supplies. You’ll need fabrics for the pillow backing, as well as the pumpkin, and the Pumpkin Parts Bigz die by Sizzix and Tim Holtz.

2. Die cut the pumpkin shape from orange and green fabrics. I used my favorite fabric from the Crossroads Denim collection by Indygo Junction. Since the Pumpkin Parts die is a Bigz steel-rule die, it cuts through heavier materials, like fabric, like a dream. Simply place your fabric pieces on top of the die, sandwich the die between two Standard Cutting Plates, and run the die through your die cutting machine.

3. Here are all the individual pieces from the die. The stem from green fabric, and the body and sections of the pumpkin from orange.

4. Assemble the individual pieces. I like to place a small amount of tacky glue on the back of the pieces to hold them in place.

AudreyPettit Sizzix PumpkinPartsPillowTucks Tut21. Fold the pillow backing fabric in half, with the right sides facing. Pin pillow pattern to the fabric. I created a simple rectangular pattern that was slightly larger than the size of the pumpkin from a piece of copy paper. Cut out the pattern.

2. Adhere or pin the pumpkin to the center of the front of the pillow backing. Blanket stitch around the edges of each section of the pumpkin.

3. Using the pillow pattern, cut two pieces of Therm O Web Stitch n’ Sew fleece. Put the pillow front and pillow back together, with right sides facing. Sandwich the pillow pieces between the two pieces of fleece, and pin together. Machine stitch around the edges of the pillow, leaving an opening ~ 2″ wide for turning.

4. Turn the pillows right side out. Add a button and a small piece of curly-q twine to the top of the pumpkin. (To get your twine to curl, dip a length of twine in tacky glue and then wrap it around a straw or skewer. Once the glue dries, the twine can easily be removed, yet retains its shape.) Stuff the pillows with poly-fill fiber, and whip stitch the openings closed.

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Happy Monday, Friends!

P.S.-   my Fall Shop opens this Thursday, September 1st at 12:00 noon EST.
I’m sharing sneak peeks all week on my AudOnes Prims Facebook Page! Hope you’ll come join in on the fun!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Tim Holtz Sizzix Die PUMPKIN PARTS Bigz 660031*May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapStitchnSew Fleece Sew-In High Loft (White 45 in. d/f x 1 Yard pack) pictureSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

Fabric for pumpkins: Crossroads Denim Collection by Indygo Junction
Floss: DMC
Other: Buttons, Burlap Fabric, Poly-fill Fiber Stuffing, Tacky Glue

The Sweet Life Bunnies with Therm O Web

Hello, hello, and happy Friday, Friends! Today I have another fun fabric project to share with you.

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This week, the Therm O Web team has been playing with a brand new fabric collection by designer Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics called The Sweet Life. This fabric is bright and beautiful, in a warm and happy color palette filled with Pat’s signature bold floral and geometric prints.
We are super excited that Pat has offered a fabulous prize package to give away of not only her new fabric collection and favorite Heat n’ Bond products, but her latest book on sewing appliques, as well. Read on to learn more.
AudreyPettit Thermoweb HowdyDoodyBunnies2Many of you know by now that I love to make rag dolls, so for my project, I made a pair of silly bunnies to add to my spring collection. Rag dolls are one of my favorite types of projects to make because they are fun and quirky and are super easy to make, even for beginning sewers.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb HowdyDoodyBunnies3 I call these little cuties “tube” bunnies, as they are basically a rolled tube of fabric, stitched closed at the top and bottom. I made my “tubes” into bunnies for the spring, but you can easily change out the shape of the ears to create any number of animals or creatures, and change out the fabric to suit any style or theme. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb HowdyDoodyBunnies4The rest of the team has been busy creating lots of adorable The Sweet Life projects to share with you all this week and next, so be sure to stop by the blog often to check them out. And don’t forget to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway while you are there, for your chance to win a The Sweet Life prize package.

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B1284_Pat_Sloan_Teach_Me_FINALThanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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The Sweet Life Bunnies

Supplies:
Therm O Web Heat n’ Bond® Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™Glue
The Sweet Life fabric collection by designer Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics
Crossroads Denim collection by Indygo Junction (Pistachio and French Vanilla)
Floss: DMC
Chalk Pastels: Stampin’Up
Polyfill Stuffing