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If you’re a quilter you always need quilting blenders. New tone-on-tone burlap and crosshatch designs in a wide colour range are just the right mix for your next project.

Item# 0649112 | 100% cotton | Width 112cm

Well la-di-da! In sweet colours of soft blue, pink or yellow, these coordinating cottons are perfect for a quick quilt.



Check out these easy sew block quilt instructions: http://blog.fabricland.ca/?p=3138

Make extra cozy using matching soft chenille as a backing and to add some extra flair, use a co-ordinating colour of yarn and hand sew tufts in the seam intersections.

Item #0649111 | 100% Cotton | 112cm (cotton)
Item #0242203 | 100% Polyester | 150cm (chenille/polyester)

Make a quick, last minute DIY greeting card for a holiday party host, a neighbour or that special someone.  It’s a simple no-sew project that the kids can help with … perfect for your new favourite holiday fabric.

Featured Fabric: Christmas Elegance (#0111345 | 100% cotton | Width 112cm)

What you need:

  • Blank card/envelope set or cardstock
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Silhouette image
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • HeatnBond Ultrahold (Item#3041600F)
  • Optional: Trim, sequins, ribbon & glue

For this project we are creating a greeting card, but the same steps can be used to create gift tags or jazz up a plain gift bag.

What you do:

Download tree silhouette image here.

Pre-heat dry iron to silk setting. Cut your material and section of HeatnBond to match the size of your silhouette image.

Place HeatnBond Ultrahold paper side up on wrong side of material. Glide iron across paper side of HeatnBond Ultrahold lightly for 1-2 seconds. Allow material to cool. Trace the silhouette image onto the paper side of the HeatnBond Ultrahold and cutout.

Peel off paper backing. Adhesive should appear milky in colour. Note: shiny clear adhesive is a sign of overheating which will cause an insufficient bond, at which point you’ll need to reapply HeatnBond Ultrahold.

Place material right side up in desired position on card and iron for 4-6 seconds (Note: adjust ironing time for heavier materials/using several layers).  Remove any adhesive from your warm iron easily with a dry cloth.

Once cooled, now it’s time to add flare to your card. Get creative with ribbon, trim, sequins or fabric embellishments!

Download instructions PDF here.

 

Keep your outfit fresh with this simple reversible apron. Easy-to-sew using cotton craft prints or lightweight canvas … the combinations are endless. A great gift for cooks and gardeners too!

Featured Fabrics:

  • #0952111 Christmas Story | 100% cotton | 140cm
  • #0650318 Dots n Stripes | 100% cotton | 112cm

Visit our blog post from last week to see the full festive Christmas Story group of fabric.

Download instructions here.

Safety First

Have a baby boy on the way? He’ll likely be obsessed with big trucks as he gets older … start the fascination with fun panels and coordinates featuring his favourite things.
Item# 0349054 / 0349055 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Get creative with this Leather Cuff DIY and add a little stylish accent to your next outfit. Whether for a night out on the town or a statement piece for the workday, this fashionable item can be worn by both men and women.

Download a printable PDF here.

 

Tired of Tie Dye? Try ICE DYE!

Materials Needed:

• Choose up to three colours of Dylon® Natural Fabric Dye.

• Have a bucket or bin, a grate, a garbage bag and lots of ice handy.

• PLUS one plain, light coloured cotton item to dye, like a t-shirt or tote bag.
Step 1:

Wet the article to be dyed. Place grate on bucket and bucket atop the garbage bag, which will protect the table surface from any dye splashes. Scrunch up the damp item and place on the grate with the front facing up.

 

Step 2:

Cover the item in ice, as shown.Step 3:

Sprinkle dye crystals directly over the ice, in a colour design of your choosing. More crystals will give you a darker colour and greater saturation, a light sprinkling will give a lighter, more subtle colouring.

Tip to Remember: colour rules apply when dyeing. For example: pink sprinkled with yellow will create orange.To Finish:

Leave overnight. Rinse thoroughly, then air dry.

Tropical trends are super hot right now! Realistic parrots and bird of paradise flowers combine with palm fronds in vivid colours for a bright summer project.

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