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DIY Kitty Kase

Little (and big) kids will love this adorable and easy to make case to hold all sorts of things. Pens, pencils and markers are safely stowed, but the kitty kase is a purrfect travel size for little toys, cords and chargers, makeup and more…

What you need:

  • .25m wool or wool blend
  • 1 x 6″ (15cm) zipper
  • embroidery floss
  • seam allowance = 1cm
photo of boiled wool, zipper, embroidery thread and scissors needed to make the kitty case

What you do:

Download and print pattern. With right sides together, cut 2 pattern pieces then cut along the zipper placement line on one of the pieces for the front. Mark eyes and nose placement.

photo of the kitty case pattern cut out in boiled wool

Embroider eyes, nose and whiskers if wanted. OPTION: use buttons and/or beads and sew or glue on eyes and nose embellishments instead of embroidery for your own special look.

photo of the embroidered face for the kitty case zippered bag

Using your zipper foot, stitch the zipper along the zipper line as shown and topstitch in place.

photo showing zipper position to sew onto face of kitty case
photo of final zipper placement with topstitching for kitty case

Open the zipper halfway and pin front to back right sides together. Sew all the way around. Clip corners and curves and turn right side out through the zipper opening.

photo illustrating front and back of kitty case sewn together

Using your wool setting and steam, press flat. Enjoy the cuteness!

photo of finished kitty case being pressed.

For another fun project using boiled wool, 100% wool or wool blends, check out this easy to sew bag.

It’s that most wonderful season again and a great time to make your own homemade gifts and holiday decorations.

Deck the Halls

With the ornamental Deck the Halls group, tablerunners, placemats, napkins and more add elegance to any table setting and is sure to impress friends and family alike.

Item #0111400 | 100% cotton | 112cm

photo of the Deck the Halls Christmas cotton collection

Country Christmas

Get crafty with the Country Christmas collection and make handmade tree ornaments and stockings for a warm, cabin-y look.

Item #0111707 | 100% cotton | 112cm

photo of the Country Christmas cotton fabric group in traditional reds and green with wood and pinecones
photo of the Country Christmas cotton group in soft neutrals and greys

Christmas Basics

Or for a more novelty fun look, use classic Christmas Basics for all your holiday projects.

Item #0111501 | 100% cotton | 112cm

photo of the Christmas basics cotton group featuring dots, stars, snowflakes, light strings, reindeer on top of a jellyroll rug

A fun and satisfying idea is a mat for either a table center or the floor using strips of fabric and jelly roll batting strips.

Holiday Cushion Covers

If you run out of time to make festive decor for your home, there are loads of holiday cushions to choose from… just stuff with a cushion form and toss to add a special holiday feel.

photo of Christmas holiday cushion covers in a red/white theme featuring santas, snowflakes, wreaths and winter characters
photo of novelty holiday cushion covers in grey, white and neutrals featuring cute bears, penquins and llamas
photo of holiday cushion covers with smiling snowman, santa and novelty snowflakes in red and white

Bring home all the best of the wilds of Canada with the Canadian Wilderness craft cotton collection.

The iconic beaver and moose aren’t just for nickels and quarters! Bring these prints home for your next themed sewing project.

images of the Beaver Dam and moose print In the Woods from the Canadian Wilderness craft cotton collection
BEAVER DAM & IN THE WOODS

Why not get a head start on a Christmas gift for the family chef?!

Aren’t these “trash pandas” the cutest? Especially when they’re paired with the beauty of a forest landscape in your next quilt!

images of the raccoon and treetop designs from the Canadian Wilderness craft cotton collection
RACCOON & TREETOP

Why not use them with some simple blenders in your own Strip Quilt? A great project for the colder months!

fabric photo of the Canadian Wilderness print collection

Item# 0649123 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Be inspired by beautiful fall flowers, fruits and vegetables and the changing colours of the season AND use your quilting skills to make this quilted Thanksgiving tablerunner. The autumn theme will not only enhance your table decor, but will also add a welcoming look for the entire season.

complete photo of finished Thanksgiving table runner

What you need:

  • Fabric A – 40cm
  • Fabric B – 20cm
  • Fabric C – 50cm (includes binding)
  • Fabric D – 30cm
  • Backing – 1.8m (or 1m if pieced)

Instructions:

Cut pieces as follows:
Fabric A cut 4 (4 1/2 x 4 1/2” ) squares
Fabric B cut 4 (3 x 4 1/2”) and 4 (3 x 7”) strips
Fabric C cut 4 (3 x 7”) and 4 (3 x 9 1/2”) strips
Fabric D cut 4 (3 x 9 1/2”) and 4 (3 x 12”) strips

illustration of how to create the quilting blocks for this project

Measure finished block size and add 5/8”. Cut 3 squares Fabric A to that measurement and cut each square in half diagonally point to point. Place as photo and sew allowing the points to extend beyond the block.

photo showing added pieces to finished blocks to complete table runner

Arrange pieces as shown and sew pieces together.

arrangement of all pieces to finish table runner top

To finish:

Using basting spray, layer top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired, trim excess and bind edges.

photo of finished Thanksgiving table runner

The fabrics used are from the Autumn Harvest quilting cotton collection. To see the complete group of prints and colours check out this previous blog post.

And if you didn’t have time to make this quilted Thanksgiving tablerunner for fall, it’s a great pattern to use with holiday fabrics for Christmas too!

Halloween Craft Fun

Fall is here so that means Halloween is just around the corner. Get a head start on the fun with easy Halloween crafts using Craft Fun Solids.

With some fun shapes and your imagination, the possibilities are endless. Grab your scissors or rotary cutter for these 3 simple projects to start.

Halloween images of ghosts, bats, lightening and stars.
Ghost banner photo and title image

Ghost Banner

With just a small strip of white craft fun solids, some black twill tape and a little bit of Fabri-Tac glue you can make this super cute ghost banner. Cut out the shapes from the pattern, draw a scary face with a permanent marker and glue to the twill tape. Easy and fun!

Photo of finished ghost banner
Halloween trick or treat bag with bat applique photo and title

Make this easy trick-or-treat bag with 2 rectangles and some appliques. Craft Fun Solids don’t fray so there’s no need to finish any raw edges!

Trick-or-Treat Bag

  1. Cut one rectangle 17×40″ for the bag and another 4×36″ for the handle.
  2. Cut out a circle using a large plate as a pattern and some bat motifs from the pattern below. Place in the center of one half of the bag rectangle as shown. Attach either by machine stitching, Fabri-Tac glue or even a spray adhesive.
  3. Fold the bag rectangle in half right sides together and stitch 2 side edges. Turn right side out.
  4. Fold the top edge down 1″ and topstitch in place.
  5. Fold the handle rectangle in 3 and topstitch along the 2 folded edges.
  6. Pin and sew the handle to the inside of each side seam.
photo of finished trick or treat bag

All little boys and girls love to be superheros …and capes are essential for fighting the bad guys! Craft Fun Solids are so easy to use to make and customize all kinds of things.

Superhero Cape

  1. Cut a rectangle 15×28″. Fold in half lengthwise and mark 7″ along the top edge. Draw a line from the 7″ mark to the outer point of the bottom edge and cut along the line.
  2. Keeping the rectangle folded, mark 2″ from the bottom of the outer edges then draw and cut a curve from the bottom centerfold to the 2″ mark.
  3. Cut out the lightening and star patterns and attach to the center back either by machine sewing, using Fabri-Tac glue or adhesive spray.
  4. Cut a strip 1×40″ for the tie. Pin the right side top center of the cape to the center of the tie along one edge. Stitch the cape to the tie piece using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
  5. Fold the tie strip in half and pin. Edge stitch around entire tie.

Item #0004300 Craft Fun Solids | 100% polypropelene | 145cm

A colourful palette of the change in season; including crunchy leaves, beautiful sunsets and a bountiful spread of seasonal florals and vegetables. This is Autumn Dreams.

With names like Harvest Basket, Fall Garden and Forest Floor, these speak of the cornucopia of beauty that Autumn provides each season.

photo of fabrics in the Autumn Harvest print group with leaves, florals and vegetables.

Pick your favourites and bring home the bounty for your next craft project!

Item #0649122 Autumn Dreams | 100% cotton | 112cm

Coming in October, our DIY of the Month project is a tablerunner featuring this festive group that will be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Watch for it!

Are you interested in getting creative now? Why not use Autumn Dreams to make your own reversible apron. Check out that DIY here: https://fabricland.ca/DIY/reversible-apron.php

Just Basics

Do you need dots and stripes? Of course you do! We all do! The backbone of any basic cotton collection is a classic dot and stripe in different sizes and a wide range of colours. These never go out of style and are great for so many projects:

  • quilts and crafts
  • retro decor projects
  • fun and flirty dresses, skirts and more
.5 cm dot and stripe fabric stack photo
3 mm dot and stripe fabric photo

An oh-so-fun project just in time for back to school is this oh-so-fun backpack. Kids will love this little carry-all that can be customized in so many ways. Add extra pockets inside or out in a contrasting colour or make it special with appliques & trim. Simply add these extras to the initial pattern pieces before you begin sewing everything together!

photo of a drawstring backpack made using the .5cm dot in colour royal
Photo of a young boy using the drawstring backpack at school.

Check out the complete colour range in the .5cm dot and stripe…

.5 cm dot and stripe colour card

and all the same colours in a smaller 3mm dot and stripe.

3 mm dot and stripe colour card

Super versatile cotton blender prints are the foundation of any quilting project. Quilt designs use blenders for sashing, backing and binding. By definition, they’re tone-on-tone small scale prints that read as a solid and coordinate with or accentuate larger focal prints. These basic prints come in a wide colour range making them great for all types of projects beyond quilts; like pillowcases, little dresses, crafts and more.

Linen and Ditsy blender print fabric photo in peach, pinks, reds and purples
Linen and Ditsy fabric photo in turquoises and greens
Linen and Ditsy fabric photo in blues
Linen and Ditsy blender print fabric photo in greys, charcoal and wheat colours

Colourful block patterns using blenders make for a fun and easy blanket project.

See the complete colour selection in stores now.

Linen blender colour card
Item #0650035 | 100% cotton| 112cm
Ditsy blender design colour selection
Item #0650036 | 100% cotton | 112cm

Soft, watery floral cotton prints inspired by romantic afternoons in a shady garden feature fresh tulips and poppies with a coordinating shadow vine and paintbrush texture. Pretty patterns for dresses, crafts and quilts.

Watercolour garden cotton collection fabric photo

Classic opal colours of mauve, periwinkle and blue are peaceful and pretty…

watercolour florals and coordintating texture cotton print group in colours mauve, periwinkle and blue

mint julep mixes green and turquoise blues for a refreshing combination…

watercolour florals and coordintating texture cotton print group in colours turquoise and green

and petal pinks mixed with peachy tones offer a sweet and innocent look.

watercolour florals and coordintating texture cotton print group in colours pink mixed with peach

item# 0649117 | 100% cotton | width 112cm

From the Pacific to the Atlantic and North to the Arctic Ocean; Canada has so much to see. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the provinces and territories with the Canada Postcard panel prints.

Canada postcard cotton print with provinces and territories
2nd Canada postcard print with provinces and territories
Item #0649120 | 100% cotton | 112cm

These panel prints are fun to make into a Canadian themed quilt in just the right size to cozy up at the cabin or use as an afternoon picnic blanket.

What you need:

1x each Canada Postcard panel
.8m of 112cm solid cotton for sashing
2.5m of 112cm cotton blender for border
2.5m of 112cm cotton blender for backing
Quilt batting of your choice

Panels, cotton quilting fabrics and materials needed to make the Canada Postcard quilt.

What you do:

1. Cut the squares apart leaving the 1/2” border around each. (total 15 squares needed)
TIP: use the border of each square as the guide for cutting.

Single Canada Postcard square from panel print

2. Cut 20 sashing strips 2.5 x 11.5” and 6 strips 2.5 x 46.25”.

3. Arrange the blocks in the order that you’d like.
Then, working left to right, sew on the vertical 11.5” sashing strips = sashing + square1 + sashing + square2 + sashing + square 3 + sashing.
Continue with other 4 rows.
TIP: If you turn the square to the wrong side you can use the border as your seam allowance.

Panel square example with added sashing

4. Sew the horizontal 46.25” sashing pieces to the top and bottom of the 1st row, in between all rows and along the bottom.

Complete panels squares with added sashing for quilt

5. Cut 2 vertical border pieces 6 x 60” and attach along side edges.

6. Next cut 2 horizontal border pieces 6 x 46” and attach along the top and bottom edges to complete your quilt top.

Panel squares with added borders for final quilt top.

7. Measure backing as fabric width x 72” length and layer backing (face down), quilt batting and quilt top (face up). Pin securely and trim. Baste close to edge.

8. To finish, quilt as desired and bind edges.

Close-up photo of quilting stitch and binding
Quilt front
Quilt back

Download instructions here.

Finished Canada Postcard quilt.

With the leftover square, why not craft an easy-sew bag to store and carry your Canada Postcard quilt for your next adventure?

Carrying bag for Canada Postcard quilt

If you’re wanting a more rustic look there’s a second colour choice in both panel designs with grass greens, deeper blues and burgundy colours.

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