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Charming Candy

By April

These little charm packs are called Candy, by Moda. Cute and versatile at only two and a half inches square. We have about six different pack groups, with more to come. They are a nice way to preview an entire line of fabric. One to two of each print and color way are included in each pack.

 

The pinked edges make for a ready to use fabric bundle. Kids would have a great time making little doll clothes or blankets. Think tiny patchwork with sweet squares.


I made two bunting strands with one pack of Candy.  The square format makes them look more like flags. They can really liven up a beige corner of the house. I gifted one half of my flags as a house warming gift. They were hung on the front porch for summer time flare. 


I used this strand of flags to add some movement and fun to my dining area.  Oh yeah….. I didn’t sew a lick. Just used some iron on bonding web with yards of twill tape.  Quick and easy! 


Product Spotlight: Heat n Bond 

by April

I wanted to share a some info about a great product called heat n bond, a paper backed iron on glue. It is technically a bonding web, or fusible web. There are many products out there that do the same thing, heat n bond is the no sew variety that is great for crafting. It’s name is pretty self explanatory but here is the process for it’s use.  Simple steps: Press, Cut, Peel, Fuse. 

This product is versatile, it can be used with fabric of all types, felt, suede, leather, wood and cardboard.

The first step iron on the glue.

Cut out the paper backing to fit your shape now peel back the paper.

This next photo is showing the glue you can see it has stuck to the cardboard.

Now you want to attach your fabric. Place the piece of fabric over your areas with glue and iron.

The shape on the left is showing the fabric attached. The last step is to cut your fabric to fit the shape.

The details…

Osnaburg is the background fabric.

The letters are a wool blend felt.

The pattern for the letters is from Your Banner Pattern written by our neighbor Autumn.

Heat n Bond the adhesive used in this project.

The banner disks are hanging from twill tape.

All of these products are available here in the shop.

Little clothes pins available at Collage.

There is a banner hanging in the window right now. Stop by and see what it says.

Stay tuned for future posts on other types of bonding webs and their uses.

Weekend Project : Make it over with Oilcloth

by April

Spring is creeping up here in Portland, time for spring cleaning and a little make over in the pantry.

This is a great project to spruce up a blah space and add a pop of color in the kitchen.  Oilcloth wipes down easily, all you have to do is cut it to size and lay it down.

I am not getting new counter tops any time soon and the thought of painting the cupboard is daunting. I opted for a quick cover up that was easy and fun. My scraps doubled as bookmarks for the most used recipes in my go to cookbook.

 

In minutes I was able to make over my pantry. If you want to make this cover up more permanent, try folding the oilcloth over the edge of the shelf and taping or stapling it underneath your shelving.

Oilcloth is also great for table cloths, instant gratification, no sewing needed. A new batch of patterns arrived in the shop this week, some funky and a few more traditional patterns.  Stop in, shop, chop, voila!