Sew Fun Quilting Weekend

Thanks so much for everyone who helped me to earn the Sew Fun Quilting Weekend.  I had a blast and learned so much.  I would love to show all of you how to make these awesome quilts.  If you want to learn let  me know.

So here’s the first quilt.  It’s the one I made for my husband.  It’s made with 10 by 10 square and then I cut out the small squares with the Big Shot Scallop Square Die.  This is the same die I used to make the baby quilt and the rag bags.  I will post more pictures after I get it quilted.  When it’s done and you wash it then the ends come up and and frey a bit like the rag bags.

This is the second quilt that I made.  This one is for me.  As you can see I tied in several of the same patterns.  They are both green, brown and white and then I added the pink to mine and the blue to his.  Mine is made with the Scallop Circle Die and Scallop Circle #2 die.  This one is really pretty when it’s quilted because all the circles just pop.  It’s also really easy to make and not very much sewing.  I just sewed the outside boarders and then glued on all the scallop circles.  I also found out that there’s something in the chemical make-up of our glue that makes it so that it doesn’t gum up the needle for the quilters and then washes out.

I made both these quilts on Saturday at the event, that’s cut sew and glue plus time to visit and eat.  I think what took the longest was deciding which patterns to put where.  I also made a quilt Friday Night and a baby quilt on Sunday.  I will post those later.

If you want to see the fun projects in person, be sure to stop by my booth at the Hyrum Star Spangled week on July 5th.

Sew Much Fabric Fun

For those of you who missed it I’ve been asked to repeat my Fabric Open House.  Hopefully this day will work for you.  I know it short notice, but please let me know ASAP it you can make it.  I’m going to keep is short so try and stop by if you can.

Date:   Thursday June 24th

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Place: My house

Cost: Free

Come and make a quick project and check out what you can do with the Big Shot and fabric.

Remember if you bring a friend both of you will receive a free gift.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

Candice

435-245-5321 Home

435-232-2655 Cell

andersoncandice@hotmail.com

Check out my Baby Quilt

I just had to share.  I made this cute quilt for my friend that’s having a baby (I’m going to have  hard time giving it away though.)  I made it with our scallop square die cut for the big shot.  It was so easy I couldn’t believe it.  This is coming from someone who hadn’t sewn in 14 years and I often claimed that I couldn’t sew a straight line if my life depended on it.  I’m amazed at how easy it was and how much I love it now because of a little bit of instruction.

Remember if you want to learn more you can come to my Open House on Saturday from 10:00 – 2:00.  You can find more details in an early post or give me a call.  Please feel free to bring a friend.

Check out my Rag Bag

I talked a little bit about using the Big Shot for quilting and sewing when I got back from Leadership in January, however since I’m not that great at sewing I haven’t been able to peruse it much further.  In April I was able to attend a meeting held by my up-line Amy Johnson and was finally able to learn how to make one of these awesome Rag Bags.  Can I just say it was way easier that I thought it was going to be.

So here’s me sewing my bag.  It was so easy to cut out.  I just cut the fabric in strips and then I was able to cut out 8 scallop squares at once.  I loved it.  We also made this awesome flower to go on the back.  I was surprised at how easy it was and that I was able to do it thanks to the help of my awesome Stampin’ friends.

Then here’s the finished project.  It’s awesome because you can make the bag any size that you want.  You can totally customize it for your needs.

They have also been making quilts, hair bows, clothing and more.  You really need to check out all the things you can do with our fabulous Big Shot.

So now I’m excited to share this with you.  I’m going to be having a

Stampin’ Up! Sew Fun Fabric Open House

and your invited to come and check it out.  Even if you don’t sew come and check out all the fun things you can do with paper as well as fabric.  There’s even no sew ideas that you can check out.  So here’s all the details.

Date: Saturday May 8th 2010

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Place: My House 330 W 400 N, Hyrum

You will even be able to come and make a cute fabric flower to take home.

Please RSVP: 435-245-5321 or 435-232-2655

This is going to be so much fun so be sure to tell all of your friends and plan to come.  Remember if you bring a friend I will have a free gift for both of you.

I will also have a sign up where you can come and make your own rag purse.  If you can’t come on Saturday but are interested in making a rag bag please let me know so I can put your name on the list.

See you there, Candice

Be watching for more project ideas that I got from the event.  You will love them.

Calling all Quilters

OK so you must be thinking this is a papercrafting site why in the world is she calling for Quilters.  Well while I was at Leadership they showed us something that I just had to share.  Quilters have discovered that our Big Shot is perfect for cutting out designs to make beautiful quilts with. 

I can’t sew a straight line if my life depended on it, but wow do I wish I could.  I was just in love with these beautiful quilts.  The great thing about the big shot is that it can cut through several layers of fabric at once so it saves time.  Plus it can cut out all the fun fancy stuff like curved edges that quilters usually cut by hand.

I’m really new to this stuff and just learning, but if you know of anyone that quilts and would like to save some time please tell them about this great product.  You could even host a party and receive all the great benefits for helping them out.

So here are some of the samples of the awesome stuff they had on display at Convention.  They also gave us each a quilt square and I have some more pictures I just have to find so I will post those later.  Enjoy!

Here’s a close up of the Star from above.  It uses the 5-point 3D star Die.  The one they gave us uses this same die to create a flower.  I would love this quilt for my son’s room or just a fun one for the family room.

This one uses the Pennant Die (a Stampin’ Up! exclusive.)  I think they fold the fabric in 1/2 before cutting for this one.

Here’s another one using the Pennant Die.

I believe the small circles in the center are the Scallops from the Pennant die.  you can also see them on the edges.

This is just a perfect baby blanket.

I love this one with the hearts.  I think it was done with the  Petal Card Die.

Another fun thing they have done is these flowers.  This one was done to clip on a bag.  IT uses the Flower Folds die (another Stampin’ Up! exclusive.)

Here are some more flowers.  I’ve seen them on bags, dresses and ever in little girls hair.  They also use the Scallop Circles and the Flower daisies #2 to create these I believe.

This pirate one is one if my favorites.  It uses the Stampin’  Up! exclusive Top Note Die.

I want this one for my mom so bad.  She loves patriotic stuff.

Once again the stars were created with the 5-point 3D star die.

So if you know anyone one that would love this stuff or you would like to here more contact me today.

Candice Anderson
435-245-5321 (Home)
435-232-2655 (Cell & Messages)

andersoncandice@hotmail.com

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