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fleece lap quilt pattern tutorial

By Hatun Comak → Thursday, July 26, 2018

Today I am excited to share with you a cute and fun to make fleece lap quilt pattern and tutorial. I made this lap quilt using my fleece fabric scraps.

I made this lap quilt years ago and it is so useful and keeps warm while we are lying on the coach watching Tv. What especially I like about this quilt is the donkey appliques. So here is how I made it. I hope it inspires you, too to make a fleece quilt.

I cut the fleece fabric into squares measuring 10"x10". There are 13 squares and  12 HSTs at the sides. I placed the squares making diamond pattern. I did not sew the squares together but did some crochet work to put them together. I used the orange color for crochet, same with the donkeys.

Once the lap quilt come together I drew a donkey and heart which are easy and simple shapes to draw. You can draw your donkey also, or it can be a cat or a dog. I did some crochet work around the  heart and donkey patterns. It was easy because fleece wont fray. Then I appliqued them to the fabric. I added ordinary fabric for the backing and it is complete! I know that it is not perfect but I used all my fleece stash and the quilt is quite useful for me ( not in summer time of course).

10 english paper piecing tutorials for beginners

By Hatun Comak → Thursday, July 19, 2018

English Paper Piecing is a suitable way for beginners to start since it gives you little chance of mistakes as long as you follow the steps. What's more you will be quite satisfied with the results and it is fun to work by epp. You can carry it everywhere because you sew by hand and also sew by using your scraps in small projects. Here I collected some of my favourite epp projects which are easy and fun to make. Those may be inspiring for someone who would like to start but do not know from where to.
These are small projects to learn more about english paper piecing. While learning it is important to enjoy what you are doing and you have something cute,useful in the end.

1- Hexagon Pincushion by Mypatchworld (that's me :-))

Hexagons are great for beginners and they are so popular nowadays. Especially I like hexie flowers. What you can do with hexie flowers is limitless. Why don't you start with a pincushion.

2- EPP Patchwork Playball by Mypatchworld

Your kids will love playing with it. It is completely a harmless toy.

3- Fruity Grapes Quilted Placemat by Wild Olive

This irresistibly cute Fruity Grapes Quilted Placemat is made by using the English paper piecing technique and your favorite purple fabric patterns to create this fun and fruity design. With both grapes and leaves featured, creating this craft is a lovely and funny. You can give it as a gift or keep it for yourself in the kitchen.

4 - Pineapple with Hexagons Quilt by Mypatchworld

Pineapples are so popular nowadays and I like seeing them around. Have a look at this pineapple made by using hexies.

5- Mini Quilt by Modern Handcraft

This would be great as a wall hanging. 

This tote bag is super cute and can be a great gift. I like the color combinations of the hexies.

7- Hexagon Clock by Owen's Olivia

8- Quilted Zipper Pouch by Michael Ann

9 - Snowflake Epp Cushion

Cushions are always fashionable and useful. The snowflake looks gorgeous.

The bright colors of the hexie coasters reminds me of the summer. Yay!

basic quilting abbreviations

By Hatun Comak → Friday, July 13, 2018

Quilters use many abbreviations when they use basic quilting terms. These are practical to use; you may not want to use "half-square triangles" again and again while giving quilting instructions. Instead, you may prefer to use HST; since it is easier. When you come across UFO in a quilting instruction or talking, it doesn't necessarily mean that there is an alien in the sewing room!

For beginners, it may be confusing seeing all these abbreviations which probably make no sense. So here I'd like to share some popular quilting abbreviations that you may come across in quilting instructions and conversations. When you are learning quilting, it helps you save time to know the terminology.

BOM : Block Of the Month
BSS    : Basic Sewing Supplies
Charm Pack : Package of pre-cut squares
Charms : Small pieces of fabric, either squares or sometimes hexagons, all different fabrics
EQ  : Electric Quilt
FQ  : Fat quarter of fabric (18” x 22”)
GFG: Grandmother’s flower garden
HST: Half-Square Triangle
Jelly Roll : 2 1/2″ x 42″ fabric strips rolled and sold in a set
LQS : Local Quilt Shop
PHD: Projects Half Done
SID: Stitch in the ditch
STASH : Special Treasures All Secretly Hidden
WIP : Work In Progress
WISP : Work In Slow Progress
WOF : Width of Fabric
WOMBAT : Waste of Money, Batting, and Time

house block pattern

By Hatun Comak → Saturday, July 7, 2018

I am new to foundation paper piecing and I just love it. I know it takes time to finish one with all these tiny pieces but it does not matter for me. I have no hurry. I like the process itself. To me it is like solving a puzzle and I like it most when I see the result. It comes out perfect as long as you follow the steps right. I've made some other fpp before and the more I make the more I like it. So I will continue finding free patterns on the net, making my own and sharing the links with you. This house block belongs to Wombat Quilts. I like the trees near the house especially. They are super cute and I will be making some more in different colors, because I plan to make a lap quilt with these house blocks. If you want to make this below is the link to the free pattern of the house block.

                    House Block Pattern

The house block have 13 seperate parts, you sew each of them and then join them together. It finished at 10 " wide. So easier to handle compared to these 5" butterfly blocks I have made before.

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Whatever you do, you should be enjoying the process and absolutely I do. Enjoy your sewing!

10 free foundation paper piecing patterns

By Hatun Comak → Monday, July 2, 2018
Lately I've been busy with foundation paper piecing which quickly became my favourite. It is a great way of making pictures, images with fabric. At first it may seem challenging but once you learn the principles of foundation paper piecing it is not as hard as it seems. Besides, it is adorable when you come up with the result. The results are perfect. You get at the fabric exactly the same image as on the paper. There are dozens of patterns available on the net. I see many many geometric patterns but I prefer other shapes with flowers, house blocks, animals, plants, etc.

I've searched through google and pinterest to find some free patterns available. It may sometimes be time consuming to find those. I've collected here some of these free foundation paper piecing patterns. I have tried some of these and got perfect results. I haven't made all of them yet but believe me they are on my list. So below are the free foundation paper piecing patterns for you and me. Some of these are super easy to make even for beginners, some are more complicated. If you are new to fpp, you may start with the simple ones and then go trough those more complicated. FPP takes time to finnish but it worths it.

1-  Rose Pattern by Jitka Design

I love this rose pattern. It looks perfect with ombre yellow and I made one for myself with pink colours.

2- Butterfly Charm Block Patterns by Lillyella

There are three different butterfly blocks here. I tried two of them and I absolutely loved them. They are planned to be sewn with a zipper pouch which will be  in my blog soon.

3- Cow pattern by Piecemeal Quilts

The finished pattern measures 12". So it will be easier to work with. This cow is super cute.

4- Paper pieced lipstick pattern by I Am Lunasol

5 - House Pattern by Wombat Quilts

Wombat Quilts shares many free fpp patterns. This house pattern with trees looks lovely.

6- Kite Pattern by Polkadotchair

This kite pattern is super easy for beginners. You may want to start fpp with a simple pattern ıf you are a beginner. This pattern may be turned into a wall hanging or a baby quilt.

7- Hexie Bee Pattern by Badskirt

8- Fish Pattern by Love patchwork and quilting

9- Dancing ribbons by Cindy Round Richards

10- Circle of flying geese by Piece by Number

For now this is all, the second part will be coming soon.