Friday, September 4, 2015

Hello Artisan!

Artisan is here!

"Capturing the expression of the maker’s heart and the objects created. Artisan is a celebration of the unstyled that links etching florals, wood carving and denim rustic textures in a handcrafted dance. It features a bohemian color palette with denim blue, lumberjack red & raw sienna as the notes that paint these textiles." 

From the moment I started designing Artisan, I knew that I will love it! And hearing the feedback I received at Spring Quilt Market with just a couple of projects and quilts at my booth, I was blown away and truly humbled. But now I can see the full effect of Artisan with the countless projects and outfits that are featured in this LookBook. I can honestly say that Artisan is perfect for both quilting and apparel, so lovelies visit your local quilt store, if you haven't yet, and get your hands on Artisan!
The versatility that Artisan have is what makes me love it even more, like I just stated, this collections works perfectly for apparel, quilting and home decor! And now lovelies, please make sure to check the #ArtisanFabrics Lookbook that the talented AGF team put together for all of you!

Loving this Starfold pillow? Well you can make it by just clicking here! You can get the detailed step by step tutorial, 

Lovelies, don't forget we are in September, which means sewing month, so lets sew and sew. Download the Heirloom Free Pattern here!

Make sure to visit the Art Gallery Fabrics Creative blog for a chance to win a Fat Quarter of #ArtisanFabrics

Words cannot express how happy I am, I hope you all love Artisan as much as I do, and I can't wait to see what you all create with it! 


Pat B. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gava Rug Tutorial

I am so lucky to have my Artisan LookBook out in Sewing Month! All of you will have enough projects for a whole month and as I promise you all! Here is the step by step tutorial on the Gava Rug that is feature on the #Artisanfabrics Lookbook ☺

Happy Sewing!

Fabric Requirements 

Fabric A  ART-43106 ⅛ yd.                                
Fabric B   ART-53106  ¼ yd.  
Fabric C ART-53105      1/₆yd.
Fabric D ART-53109 ½ yd.
Fabric E ART-43103  ⅜ yd.
Fabric F ART-53107  1/₆ yd.
Fabric G ART-53102 1/₆ yd.
Fabric H ART-53108 ⅜ yd.
Fabric I ART-43105 ½ yd.
Fabric J ART-43101 1/₆ yd.

PE-429 1 ½ yds. (Suggested)
ART-53106 (Fabric B) (included)


Make sure to download this template here

Cutting Directions

¼" seam allowances are included.
WOF means width of fabric.

Nine (9) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric A.

Six (6) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric B.

Fifteen (15) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric C.

Fifteen (15) 2¼" x 4" Rectangles from fabric D.

Six (6) 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric D.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric D.

Four (4) 2½" x WOF strips from fabric E.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric F.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric G.

Four (4) 2½" x WOF strips from fabric H.

Two (2) 2" x WOF strips from fabric I.

Six (6) 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric J.

Two (2) 3½" x WOF strips from fabric J.


Sew all rights sides together with ¼"seam allowance. 

In order to complete the quilt top you will need to make a certain amount of patched triangles.
There will be two different fabric arrangements for the triangles.
Start with combination a triangle by taking two 2½" x WOF strips from fabric E, three 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric D, one 2" x WOF strip from fabric F and one 2" x WOF strip from fabric G.
Start attaching the strips in the order EDFDGDE
Now, for combination b take two 2½" x WOF strips from fabric H, three 1¼" x WOF strips from fabric J, one 2" x WOF strip from fabric D and one 2" x WOF strip from fabric I.
Attach the strips in the order HJDJIJH
Make two patched strips pieces from each combination.
Using the provided template (on the last page) start cutting the triangles.
You should be able to cut seven triangles from each strip piece, four facing up and three down.
Cut a total of fourteen triangles for each combination.

There should be seven triangles facing up and seven facing down for each combination.

Group the triangles that are exactly alike, that means four groups of seven triangles.
Take the first group and arrange the triangles together in a row.
Place triangles in alternating order. One triangle pointing down the other pointing up.
Continue to sew the row.
Repeat the previous steps with the other group of triangles.

Take all the rectangles from fabrics A, B, C and D
Make three rows of fifteen rectangles each.
Stitch them together on the long side of the rectangle.
Follow the order below or attach them in random order it's up to you.

Now it's time to sew all the rows together 
Follow the cover picture as a reference for fabric placement..
Start with one rectangles strip following with one com b row, com a row, rectangles strip, com b, com a and end with a rectangles strip.

Trim the excess fabric for the sides to end up with a 26½ x 42½ rectangle.

Assembling The Top

Sew all rights sides together with ¼"seam allowance. Press open.
Take the 3½" x WOF strips from fabric J and attach each to one of the long sides of the quilt top.
Trim the excess fabric.

Quilt Assembly 

Sew rights sides together.
Place BACKING FABRIC on a large surface wrong side up. Stretch it with masking tape against that surface.
Place BATTING on top of backing fabric.
Place TOP on top of the batting with right side facing up. Smooth away wrinkles using your hands.
Pin all layers together and baste with basting thread, using long stitches. You can also use safety pins to join the layers. 
Machine or hand quilt starting at the center and working towards the corners. Remember that quilting motifs are a matter of personal preference. Have fun choosing yours!
After you finished, trim excess of any fabric or batting, squaring the quilt to proceed to bind it. 


Sew rights sides together.
Cut enough strips 1½" wide by the width of the fabric B to make a final strip 158" long. Start sewing the binding strip in the middle of one of the sides of the quilt, placing the strip right side down and leaving an approximated 5" tail. Sew with ¼" seam allowance (using straight stitch), aligning the strip’s raw edge with the quilt top’s raw edge. 
Stop stitching ¼" before the edge of the quilt (DIAGRAM B 1). Clip the threads. Remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Fold the strip in a motion of 45° and upward, pressing with your fingers (DIAGRAM B2). Hold this fold with your finger, bring the strip down in line with the next edge, making a horizontal fold that aligns with the top edge of the quilt (DIAGRAM B3). Start sewing at ¼" of the border, stitching all the layers. Do the same in the four corners of the quilt.
Stop stitching before you reach the last 5 or 6 inches. Cut the threads and remove the quilt from under the machine presser foot. Lay the loose ends of the binding flat along the quilt edge, folding the ends back on themselves where they meet. Press them together to form a crease. Using this crease as the stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding with right sides together (you can help yourself marking with a pencil if the crease is difficult to see). 
Trim seam to ¼" and press open. Complete the sewing. Turn binding to back of the quilt, turn raw edge inside and stitch by hand using blind stitch.

Congratulations everyone! You have successfully completed  the Gave Rug tutorial. Now place this beauty below your bed and used it for a fun picnicking ☺

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Starfold Pillow Tutorial

Tutorial time!

I cannot believe how happy I am that my Artisan Fabrics LookBook is out for all of you to see, I love every single project in it! And as always, the talented AGF team created another stunning LookBook. But now let's get to business, it's sewing month lovelies, and you all know what that means...sewing sewing and more sewing. I am going to show you how to make this beautiful yet easy 17 by 18 1/2 Starfold pillow case with an easy to follow step by step tutorial. With downloadable star pattern. 

1/2 Yard of ART-53105
1/2 Yard of ART-53109
5/8 Yard of PE - 460
Hand Sewing Needle
Auri Floss Thread 5009
Pillow Case

Cutting Instructions 
Cut (44) forty four pieces of central piece pattern with fabric ART-53105
Cut (44) forty four pieces of outer piece pattern with fabric ART-53109
Cut one (1) 17 1/2 by 19 square with fabric PE - 460 (including 1/2 inch seam allowance)
Cut two (2) 17 1/2 by 11 1/2 with fabric PE - 460

Step 1- Inner Star
Grab one of the (44) forty four pieces cut with fabric ART-53105 using Central Piece pattern and fold the outer laps towards the in and out as instructed on the diagram below.  Once its folded, stitch the top 1/4 of an inch to keep the fold together.  Repeat this same step with all  (44) forty four pieces from fabric ART-53105. 

Step 2
Once all the (44) forty four pieces are cut and 1/4 stitch at the top, grab four of them to begun creating the inner star. Place them as the image below and, this is the tricky part, start attaching the lower part of each piece together. Follow the arrows for directions.

Step 2- Outer Star
On this step repeat step 1 with the (44) forty four pieces cut from fabric ART-53109 using the Outer Piece pattern.

Step 2- Connecting All Stars 
Grab 4 pieces already connected into one star from fabric ART-53105 and 4 pieces from fabric ART-53109 and place them as the image below. Start connecting them by sewing the button part form fabric ART-53109 to complete star from fabric ART-53105. Follow arrows for guidance. Repeat this same step with the remaining pieces, giving you a grand total of eleven adorable stars! 

Step 4

Now it's time to start attaching the eleven stars to the front part of our pillow. Grab one complete start and fold the edges a 1/4 on an inch in and iron press. Take 17 1/2 by 19 square from PE- 460 and place one of the stars on the right side, start stitching around the star with an 1/4 seam allowance, as shown on the image below. 

Repeat Step 4 nine (8) times, follow image below for directions on star placement.  Hang in there...we are almost done. 

Step 5
Now we will leave our machine for rest and lets grab that sewing needle and thread! It's time to hand-stitch! Star hand stitching around 1/2 inch apart form the star.

For the top row, stitch the entire star except the bottom part.

For the middle row, only stitch the sides.

And lastly for the bottom row, hand stitch the entire star except the top part.

Repeat step 5 for all eleven (11) stars, use image bellow for further guidance.  Almost there lovelies, you are almost there of having the Starfold pillow complete!

Step 6
Now take the two 17 1/2 by 11 1/2 pieces and attach the remaining two (2) stars  by following Step 4 and hand stitched them as instructed on Step 5. Place one star on each  17 1/2 by 11 1/2

Once these two pieces are complete, fold de top edges under by 1/2 inch and iron press, so  they will not unravel over time.  After this, if desire, straight stitch the folded edge.

Step 7
Start by laying the front piece of the pillow with the right side (stars) facing up and place the back panels on top with right side (starts) facing down. Pin all the pieces together and sew around with an 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Fold it over and you will have your Starfold Pillow with a secret overlapping opening on the back where you insert your pillow body!

And it's happening everyone! Your Starfold pillow is complete, make sure to showcase this stunner where it will receive the attentions that it deserves!

Happy Sewing!

Pat B. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Society 6 Items

Hello Lovelies!

Due to Artisan's release, I am so happy to introduce some new items that are added to my Society6 page featuring some prints from Artisan. I decided to launch my new Society 6 products with Ad Lib Bloom Shout from the Denim palette. Even though, I adore all the prints from #ArtisanFabrics, this one in particular is one of my favorites. The flowers gave this print a romantic yet rustic allure perfect for your electronics and even home decor....cushions anyone! Society 6 has many new products this time around, for example, now you can purchase laptop covers which was something that Society 6 didn't have before as well as wall tapestries! I so excited with their new products! I am going to have some fun adding more products in a couple of days☺☺


Don't forget to visit my Society 6 page for more products!



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

From me with E-Love

Hello lovelies! 

Happy August! Isn't crazy how fast this year is going? I remember like it was yesterday when I uploaded January's wallpaper. Anyhow, this is a very special month for me because my newest collection, Artisan, is going to be available for the public. I want to show you all the great and innovating projects that can  be done with Artisan and of course I am so excited to see the lookbook that the talented AGF team will put together. Stay tuned lovelies because Artisan brings many surprises this month!

For this month's wallpaper, I decided to merge two prints from the Denim color pallet, Collar Ends Cooper and Pyrography Sinopia.  

Downloadable links are provided bellow ☺   

with calendar
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without calendar
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