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A versatile addition to your wardrobe, a kimono is great for an evening event or a daytime outing. Plus, with breezy, sheer fabrics, kimonos also make a beautiful cover-up to wear at the pool or beach. Use our DIY how-to and make your own; a great piece for your upcoming Summer vacation!

TIP: If using a fabric that frays easily add some bias binding along the front and neckline edges instead of turning under for added strength.

Download printable step-by-step PDF here.

Download printable neck hole template here.

There are so many fabrics to choose from … here are some new examples.

Item #3495 658 Chiffon Dot | 100% polyester | 147cm
Item #3495 659 Decidedly Digital Chiffon Prints | 100% polyester | 150cm

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.

Jazz up your pup’s accessories with this adorable, functional and fun project. With so many trims to choose from you can create styles for every doggy personality … confident and classic, outgoing and sparkly or just laid back and casual; there’s a trim or embellishment for every look!

DIY dog collar examples

What you need:

  • ruler / measuring tape
  • fabric glue / needle & thread
  • scissors
  • webbing (1/2-1″ thickness)
  • D ring
  • parachute clip
  • slider
  • decorative trim
DIY dog collar supplies

What you do:

DIY dog collar instructions

Download instructions here

And why stop here … another great project for your furry friend is this super simple no-sew dog bed.

DIY dog bed and a cute dog named Sushi

Click here to learn how

No-sew fabric baskets are fun to make, are great for organizing all the little things around your home … and would be a pretty Easter basket too!

Choose fabrics to match your home, the holiday or to create a splash of pretty colour.

What you’ll need:
1.8 m non stretch cotton cut or ripped into 15cm (6″) strips for your center fabric
1.2m craft cottons of your choosing cut or ripped into 4cm (1.5″) strips for your coiling fabric

1. Bunch your center fabric together tightly at an end. Place an end of your first strip of coiling fabric right side out and at a right angle to your center fabric approximately 10cms (4″) from the bunched end and wrap around center fabric. Tightly wrap the coiling fabric around it’s own loose end and continue to wrap on an angle down your center fabric. Now you’re coiling!

2. Once you have approximately 15cms (6″) done, turn this coiled end toward itself and begin to coil around loose end of center fabric. After coiling 8cms (3″) coil one single time in the opposite direction you are wrapping through the hole you’ve created then continue to coil center fabric as you were doing previously. This is your first basket weave.

3. Continue to coil and weave through centre oval once every 8cms (3″) until it becomes a flat spiral shape. At this point you will be approaching the end of your first strip of coil fabric. To add another, simply lay the last bit of previous coiling fabric flat against center fabric and lay new coiling fabric flat in same position as previous. Coil around both pulling tightly to be sure they don’t come loose. Apply a similar technique when adding another center fabric strip: overlap the ends and coil extra tight.

4. Continue to follow this pattern of coiling and weaving until you’ve reached the desired circumference for the bottom of your basket. At any point you can now begin to hold your center fabric at a 45 degree angle as you weave to begin to build your sides. Continue on this angle until you’ve reached another point you’d like to change the shape again.

5. Coil and weave away! Continue on using strips and colour combinations in any pattern or order you like. Don’t worry about frayed ends, they add to the boho chic style of your finished product!

6. To finish your basket, cut end of last coiling fabric strip into two pieces and tie a double knot around last row of coil ensuring your center fabric in fully covered by the last wrap you’ve done. Now it’s ready to use!

Download instructions here

Need a quick gift? Or just want something new and fun to keep you warm? Make a back-to-back throw in under an hour using cozy, fuzzy chenille.

It’s super simple with a lot of pins!  You need 1.3m of both the chenille fur for the face and the micro chenille for the back.  Trim selvedges and straighten both edges of the micro chenille to have a 1.25×1.5cm (50×60″) rectangle.  Lay the micro chenille over top of the fur chenille with right sides together and pin every 7cm (3″). Trim the chenille fur to match the micro chenille.  Stitch 1.25cm (.5″) around the entire throw leaving a 15cm (6″) opening.  Remove pins, turn right side out and hand or machine stitch the opening closed.  That’s it!

Fabric suggestions:

Item 0271800 Waves Chenille Fur | 100% polyester | 150cm

Item 0271770 Rainbow Stripe Chenille Fur | 100% polyester | 150cm

Item 0242204 | Rainbow Stripe Micro Chenille | 100% polyester | 150cm

Check out these cute sweethearts! A rice-filled bear, cat and bunny – perfectly sized for your little one’s boo-boos.


From ear aches to growing pains; these special microwaveable stuffies will help comfort away the unpleasant feelings and turn frowns into smiles. Alternatively, these rice-filled animals can be placed in the freezer to create cold packs for bumped knees, tooth aches or other minor ouchies.

Download instructions here. | Download patterns here.

Fabric featured in this DIY is from the Bloomfield collection. See the full fabric group here.

Easy to sew grommet cushions make a stylish statement when updating your home decor.  Use a neutral fabric and change the ribbon often to update in a flash or match your decor with new fabrics and elegant ribbons. 

The new Around the World decor group with be sure to have the new look you’re searching for … see the complete group here.

Grommet cushion instructions

Download instructions here

Creating your own jewelry set for this year’s holiday or New Year’s party will not only make it special, but will allow you to co-ordinate with your outfit!

With the wide selection of chain, findings, beads and accessories available at your local Fabricland, you can create the exact jewelry piece you want.

Download a printable copy of the instructions here.

Check out this informative Beading Basics post filled with tips, tricks and knowledge!

Quick Coating

Keep warm with these easy and almost no-sew project ideas.  Chilly days are no match for cozy vests and capes. 

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Coatings of many different weights, types and styles are available for your next project.  Choose from plaids, textured boucles or solids in a wide range of colour and so much more.

Item 34435888000R Classic Plaid Coating | 98% polyester 2% other fibre | 150cm

Item 3421389000R Seasonal Boucle Jacketing | 65% polyester 35% rayon | 148cm

Item 3412889000R Seasonal Boucle Jacketing | 59% polyester 41% acrylic | 150cm

Item 3423888000R  Seasonal Coating | 80% polyester 20% wool | 147cm

‘Tis the time of year to start thinking about festive decor. The table tends to be the heart of the home whether for a family dinner or a holiday party. Pick your favourite craft prints and dress it up with a made-by-you Quilted Table Runner.

Download printable instructions here.

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