Comfort and Joy Wall Hanging

Happy First Friday in August!!!
This week we are taking a look at a Christmas Wall Hanging done by the Blog Sew Mod

                                         Photot Taken from sewmod.wordpress.com

This wall hanging is done using the Holiday Wishes book. 

Photo taken from sewmod.wordpress.com

You can find this book on the Fat Quarter Shop Website

Lorrie from SewMod does a great job at showing you all about this beautiful quilt she has created using the fabrics from Tasha Noel's line Pixie Noel (July's CottonCrates box)

                                                                             Photo taken from sewmod.wordpress.com

Go check out Lorrie's blog post about this beautiful quilt, and get other great ideas from their as well!

Hope you have a wonderful day. Check back next week for another Christmas themed blog tour. 


Mod Corsage

We found this beautiful mini on
 Anna Marie Horner's blog.

                                            Photo From annamariahorner.blogspot.com

It's a free pattern and is created from
her Mod Corsage line. 
Try it out and then
be sure to show us your creations.
@cottoncrates & #cottoncrates

EPP

Quatro Colour Quilt Block

Happy Friday everyone.  July's box is shipping
this afternoon and we are working hard today. 
Have you seen this gorgeous quilt? 
I love how the background fades from the
black center to the white outside border.
It's super scrappy!!  This is my favorite quilt
from Spring '16 quilt market. And I couldn't wait
to learn to do English paper piecing.
I don't know if I'll get one made, it has 100 blocks,
but it was fun learning a new technique and
experimenting with the fabric layout.
For me, it would be one of those lifelong projects.
If you, like me, have never done
English paper piecing, aka epp.
Jump online and watch Sue Daley's
videos.  She has several and does an
excellent job explaining how to do it and
she has the fastest most efficient way of
doing epp.  She also has the very
best products available. 
I stitched sections together, and then
joined these rows.  I felt like this gave
me a longer seam to stitch in the final steps. 
I would also jump from piece to piece
in spots that were not too far away. 
Love love love the gluing method. This makes
it faster and I think the papers will come
out easier in the end. 

Give this technique a try and tag us 
with your creations.  We love to see
what you've created with the fabric
we send you. 
Up next Friday is the surprise project on the blog.
Hmmm, what shall we create?  Any ideas?  Let us 
know what you'd like to see us feature. 





Envelope Clutch Pattern

Happy Friday!
This weeks blog post is a Pattern from See Kate Sew's blog.
 An easy Envelope Clutch

All you need for this pattern is:
Favorite Fat Quarter from your CottonCrates box
Fat Quarter for Lining
1/2 yard Mid-weight Fusible Interfacing
1 Button (Any Size)
 Free Pattern from the See Kate Sew Blog HERE



Kate does an amazing job of giving instruction on how to make this adorable clutch.
The pattern is great as well. 



Here are some tips I found that are also helpful:
1. For a stiffer clutch, use a decobond weight interfacing
2. Fuse the interfacing to the Main Fabric piece before cutting 
(Just makes the process easier and faster)
3. If you don't want a large button hole, you can sew Velcro on and 
then sew the button on top for looks.
4. Top stitch around opening 



We absolutely love this pattern and how the clutch turned out. It is large and we love that about it.
Can't wait to start using ours!!



If you try this pattern make sure to tag us on social media and also tag See Kate Sew, the pattern designer.

@cottoncrates     @seekatesew

Thanks for stopping by.. see you next week!!

Double Striped Half Square Triangle


Happy Friday again everyone!!

This weeks blog is a fun and pretty simple quilt block. The Double Striped Half Square Triangle.


This is a great block to use up those Fat Quarters you have been dying to do something with.

Lets get started.
Pick 4 of your favorite FQ's from your current CottonCrates box.
Cut 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 18"


Sew the strips together


You will now need to measure the height of  the strips. Mine are 8 1/4". So cut two squares that are 8 1/4 x 8 1/4. 


You will now place one square right side up and the other directly on top right side down, but with the strips in the opposite direction.


Pin and stitch around all 4 sides with a 1/4" seam allowance.



Cut across the stitched square diagonally so that you have 4 triangles


Trim the corners of each triangle


 Press open seams so you have 4 squares


Sew together 2 squares


Then sew together the two strips


That's it!!! Isn't it lovely. I just love the fabrics from June's box. They are so pretty!!
Now I just need to make the other blocks to make an adorable quilt.

Join us next week for an Envelope Clutch with this same line of fabrics.

Have a great weekend everyone, thanks for stopping by.

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