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With so many options available now for non-plastic produce bags how do you choose? You don’t! You make your own!

This super simple DIY is not only fun, but also makes great enviro-gifts! Which fabric will you choose? Before deciding, check out the full collections of Vegetable Garden & Fruit Stand here.

What you need:

.35m fabric (cotton, netting or mesh)
.75m cord

Bag sizes:

SM approx 6 x 9” (15 x 23cm)
MED approx 9 x 12” (12 x 30cm)
LG approx 12 x 15” (30 x 38cm)

What you do:

1.  Add 1” (2.5cm) to the width and 2” (5cm) to the height of bag dimensions.  For the large size bag cut 2 pieces 13” (33cm) x 17” (43cm).

2.  Fold the top edge of each piece down 1/2” (1.25cm) and press. 

3.  Pin the 2 pieces right sides together.  Mark 1.5” (3.75cm) from the top edges and stitch around sides and bottom between markings.  Zigzag stitch or serge sewn edges to prevent fraying.

4.  Clip seam at markings and press open.  Fold top down 1” (2.5cm) and topstitch along the bottom folded edge to create the cord casing.

5.  Using a safety pin, thread the cord through the casings and knot both ends together to secure. 

Optional:
Add a cord stopper to keep your bag tightly closed and cord end caps for a more polished look.

From apples and avocados to peppers and pineapples; the new Vegetable Garden and Fruit Stand digital print collections are fresh fabrics now ready for harvesting!

photo of yellow fruit and vegetable digital prints

Vegetable Garden

Item# 0649124***D | 100% cotton | width 112cm

Fruit Stand

Item# 0649125***D | 100% cotton | width 112cm

photo of red fruit and vegetable digital prints
photo of green fruit and vegetable digital fabric prints
photo of purple fruit and vegetable digital fabric prints

Red is an energizing, intense, dynamic colour. It captures attention and is the colour of love. Is red your favourite colour?

Fleece, Flannelette and Brushed Fabrics

Sewing a fuzzy jacket, cozy blanket or some comfy PJ pants? … make it red and make it bold. A red buffalo check is a must-have look for any project.

Feature Fabric:
0374304 True North Flannelette | 100% cotton | 110cm
0264000 Fleece | 100% polyester | 100% polyester | 150cm
0242300 Dimple Chenille | 100% polyester | 150cm
0760000 Plaids | 65% polyester 35% cotton | 150cm

Fashion Prints and Solids

Show your confidence, be courageous and make a powerful statement with a new outfit in this great all season colour.

Feature Fabric:
3381359 Cotton Lycra Knits | 90% cotton 10% spandex | 160cm
3478459 Poly Peach Prints | 100% polyester | 147cm
3472889 Crepe Solids | 95% polyester 5% spandex | 162cm

Craft Prints

There are so many options for your next quilting or crafty sewing project. Red can make a statement or be a fun accent colour.

Feature Fabric:
0649121 Just Basics | 100% cotton | 112cm
650038 Sparkle Blender | 100% cotton | 112cm
0649125 Fruit Stand | 100% cotton | 112cm

Feature Fabric:
0649127 Cara Mia | 100% cotton | 112cm

Notions

Accent an outfit with trim, beads, tassels and more or colour it your way with fabric dye. Stock up on zippers, thread and buttons to add a pop of colour to your next project.

Home Decor – Indoor

Whether in the living room, bedroom or kitchen; stimulate your decor with a pop of red!

Feature Fabric:
0906200 Luxe Velvet | 100% polyester | 145cm
0111522 Renaissance Jacquard | 55% cotton 45% polyester | 150cm
0973 Rosedale Coordinates | 100% cotton | 140cm

Home Decor – Outdoor

Prep now for some new patio decor and bring red outdoor this summer!

Feature Fabric:
0951000 Gallery Decor Solids | 100% polyester | 140cm
0943204 Capri Outdoor Solids | 100% olefin | 140cm
0943 Outdoor Prints | 100% polyester | 140cm

Adding colour to your life is fun and easy with Rit! Now available in-store; their non-toxic dyes are full of possibilities, whether you’re dyeing something new or refreshing something well loved.

All Purpose Dye

The All Purpose Dye is used for natural fabrics like cotton, wool and silk as well as synthetics like nylon and rayon.

DyeMore

The new DyeMore for Synthetics allows you to take your dyeing adventures to the next level and can be used on polyester, acrylic and acetate, plus blends that contain those fibres.

ColorStay Dye Fixative

Want your newly dyed item to stand the test of time? ColorStay Dye Fixative is a solution recommended to end every project as it helps lock in colour. It reduce bleeding, fading and enhances the colour of your project.

Color Remover

Color Remover makes it possible to remove the existing colour from yet-to-be dyed fabric, giving you a dye-ready canvas for spectacular results and true colour. It’s also the perfect solution for removing dye stains (washed by mistake with coloured items) and even food stains (such as fruit juice, ketchup and tea) from whites.

General Info on Dyeing

Interested in learning more about dyeing with Rit? Click the link for some general tips. https://fabricland.ca/howto/rit-dyeing.php

Dyeing for More?

Want to try your hand at a fun project? How about some beautiful Marbled Pillow Cases to spruce up the guest room or have the kids choose their favourite colours for some cool new bedding!

Flannelette fabric is perfect for cool winter months and warm, fuzzy comfort year round. Always a favourite for pajamas, but it’s great for crafts too!

There are prints for everyone and every season … new prints include monsters, dinosaurs, pretty flowers and cute characters. There’s so much more in stores now!

An easy project and a perfect gift for new babies and kids alike is a simple blanket made using back-to-back flannelette with rick rack edging for a sweet finish.

Easy Baby Blanket

What You Need:
1.2m each of two fabrics
4.8m of 1/2″ or larger rick rack
thread

  1. Cut two pieces of fabric 110cm (43″) x 110cm (43″). Round corners, if desired.
  2. Sew rick rack to the right side of one the fabric pieces along the edge, stitching down the middle of the trim.
  3. Place fabric pieces right sides together and sew, using previous rick rack stitching line as a guide and leaving a small opening for turning.
  4. Turn right sides out and press.
  5. Topstitch close to the edge, being sure to close the opening used to turn right sides out.

With so many flannelette prints available, there’s no end to the fun you could have.

Mary Jane 2.0

Due to the popularity of the first Mary Jane collection of prints in 2018, we’re supplying you with more legal fun!

Coming in early 2020, roll on in and enjoy the newest additions to the collection of hip creative craft cottons. Perfect for all your crafting needs!

Item# 0647091 | 100% cotton | Width 112cm

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!

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