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Friday, June 19, 2020

Attaching them....

There's a tool that you can buy to attach the silicone adjuster that I just posted about.  It looks like a small crochet hook, but I came up with an easy way using a small paper clip. 



 
1.      Use a small paper clip. 
2.      Open it up. 
3.      The smaller loop will be the hook so give that a pinch, but don’t close it all the way
4.      Open up the larger loop 
5.      Put your silicone adjuster through the larger hole (first) on the larger loop.  
6.      Hook the elastic or cord through the smaller loop. 
7.      Push the adjuster through toward the elastic. 
8.     Pull it through 
9.     That's it!  You're done! 

You can also use a needle & thread like this:


Bobbie pins work great too! Happy Mask Making!  Be safe!

oxox,
Sunny


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Mask Making Mania!

Hey There!

Its been awhile.  I hope everyone is doing well and is safe.  I have been making nothing but masks since April.  I'm in Southern California so masks are required everywhere we go.  I have been making masks for family and friends and even sold a few online....

So I recently came across these.


A friend of mine has a supplier overseas and was able to find them for me.  If any of you are making masks, you'll know that these are a "GAME CHANGER".  You end up with a perfect fit.

I have 2 styles:  spiral & flat that work great with 1/4" elastic.  They don't work so great with 1/8" elastic.  It's too thin so they tend to slip off.





Sorry!  I set some aside for you guys but those are all sold out!  I'll post if I get some more.

Best,
Sunny



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Paperie Blog Tour


** sorry, this giveaway is officially closed!**

Hi There!  If you're here for the Paperie Blog Tour.... Welcome!!!  Thanks for stopping by!


 
I was super excited when Amy told me she was going to start designing fabric. I met her in person a couple years ago through our mutual friend Amy.  We are lucky to live closeby, so we've been meeting up ever since.

I got to work with Paperie earlier when I made Amy a couple things for her booth at last year's fall market.  Without question, I just had to make another quilt.  



I used every Paperie print as well as some solids. My favorite print is definitely Manuscript - the navy one.  The pattern is Cozies Flannel.  I chose this pattern because it reminds me of the Irish Chain pattern.  Irish Chain is one of my favorite patterns. So simple yet stunning.

This beauty finishes at 54" x 54".  A perfect quilt for late night TV watching.  :) 




quilted it using straight lines both horizontally and vertically. I kinda love it and I'm definitely going to make this quilt again.  This is also a great pattern if you are just learning to quilt.    

Be sure to check out other awesome Paperie projects by these amazing makers. 
 
January 25 ~ Heidi Staples of fabricmutt.blogspot.com
January 26 ~ Kerry Goulder of kidgiddy.com
January 27 ~ Cheri Lehnow of tinkerwiththis.blogspot.com
January 28 ~ Sharon Holland of SharonHollandDesigns.com
January 29 ~ Jemima Flendt of tiedwitharibbon.com
January 30 ~ Michelle Curtis of chellesquilts.com
February 1 ~ Christina Egner of onelittlepooh.net
February 2 ~ Ali Brorsen of BecauseofBrennaClothing.com
February 3 ~ Kristine Lempriere of townmouse.typepad.com
February 4 ~ Nicole Young of lillyella.com
February 5 ~ Lori Landenburger of sewpsyched.blogspot.com
February 6 ~ Jennifer Chon of sunnyincal.com - you are here! ;)
February 8 ~ Melissa LeRay of ohhowsweet.com
February 9 ~ Megan Jimanez of quiltstory.blogspot.com
February 10 ~ Faith Essenburg of saranaave.wordpress.com
February 11 ~ Renee Lange of sewnwithgrace.com
February 13 ~ Kristyne Czepuryk of prettybyhand.com
February 15 ~ Heather Andrus of quiltstory.blogspot.com
February 18 ~ Amy Sinibaldi of nanaCompany.typepad.com



Best part - Amy is giving away Paperie Love Letters. If you'd like to win one, leave a comment.  Let me know what your favorite quilt pattern is or what you enjoy sewing / making the most.  You have until Wednesday, Feb 10th, 7:00pm (PST)....  a winner will be picked randomly. 
 
 
 
Again, thanks for stopping by.  If you don't have Paperie yet, go get some now.  It's a limited edition and once it's gone, it's gone. 
 
oxox,
Sunny
 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Scrappy Attic Windows Pattern

Scrappy Attic Windows - I finally got around to finishing my 2nd pattern.  Sorry it took so long.  So many of you were asking for it so here it is!  It you love HSTs, then you'll love making this!  I included a bunch of alternate layouts.  A BUNCH! 
 
You can purchase a copy here at my Craftsy Store. 
 
 
 
A big thank you to my dear friend, Maria for helping me put this out.  Another thank you to all of you who patiently waited for this.  You guys are the best! 
 
oxox,
Sunny

Monday, September 28, 2015

Courthouse Steps - A Quick Tutorial

Here's another beauty I made for Lecien Fabrics for their spring market booth.

This Flower Sugar collection is mostly reproductions so I wanted to make something that was traditional but still modern. 


I decided on a courthouse step pattern. I've always loved this pattern so I was glad to be able to finally make it.  I especially love how each section ends up looking like a triangle. 


Here's my finished quilt. It measures 54" X 54". Each block finishes at 13.5". 


If you'd like to make one, here are the measurements.  I used 2" strips and 4 different fabrics for each block. 


Here's how you put it together. 




That's it!  Super simple and fun!  Happy Sewing!

Oxox,
Sunny 

Antique Tile Block - Quick Tutorial

Here's another quilt I made for Lecien's Spring Market booth. I was asked to work with their new quilter basics. This collection contains a large variety of colors. There's a mix of bright colors as well as darker traditional colors. I decided to use a traditional pattern and decided on crosshatch quilting. So I stuck with that plan and ran with it. 

 
I love the end result....  This is  my Antique Tile Quilt. 
 
 

These are 9" blocks. If you want to make one, here are the measurements. Just squares and rectangles. 



Here's how they're assembled.




That's it!  Super Simple!  

Happy Sewing!

Oxox,
Sunny


Scrappy X Block Tutorial

Hey guys!  I know it's been awhile...  Life has been crazy!  But I've miss you!  

Last spring, I did some sewing for Lecien Fabrics. They've been releasing some good stuff lately including a some awesome basics. 

Here's what I made using their L Modern Basics.  I call it "Scrappy X Quilt".  


Here's a tutorial on how to make these block. 

You will need 5" squares and strips = anywhere from 1.5" - 2" wide & 9" - 10" long. 

You will need 4 different 5" squares to start. With (4) - 5" charms - you will end up with 4 scrappy blocks. 

(If you want to make a baby quilt = 35" X 35" (7 X 7), you will need 49 squares.)

Begin by cutting your charms diagonally. 



Your strips need to be a little longer than the diagonal length.  Mine equaled around 9". 



Sew together and the grab a different half square triangle (HST) and sew it to the other side of the strip. 



Once you sew it, give it a good press.  Afterwards, it should look like this.



Cut it diagonally again. 


Now, make another Scrappy X block using different fabrics. Once you're done, cut it diagonally like you did previously.  Gather one side from each block to make a new block.  Your triangles should be 4 different fabrics. 



Sew and press. You don't have to sew it to make a perfect "X" unless you want to. I made mine slightly off because I prefer that look.  



Trim your block to equal 5.5".  

That's it!  You're finished. 

Here's how 4 blocks look together.  


Note:  You can make these any size you want. You don't need to use 5" squares. You can use 6", 7", 9", 12" or whatever you want. As long as your strip is 1.5" or wider, you are adding to your square. When you use strips that are less than 1.5" wide, it will make the square smaller.  

Here's a pillow that I'm working on.  I used my walking foot to create wavy lines. Hopefully, it will be done soon. ;)



If you decide to make one, please use hashtag #scrappyxblock. I'd love to see it!  

Enjoy and Happy Sewing!  

Oxox,
Sunny