Amazon Warrior Quilt Pattern

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The team of Nicole and Toni released a new Quilt Pattern this week, the Amazon Warrior.

 

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a Sewing Machine
  • Use a Rotary Cutter and Straight Edge
  • 1/4″ seam

Pattern Description: Created by the gods, the amazon warrior shows compassion but that doesn’t stop her from annihilating her enemies.

Learn how to sew strips, nest seams, and piece efficiently to save time.

Sizing / Finished Measurements: 36″ by 48″

Materials:

  • 1/2 Yard Tan Fabric
  • 1/4 Yard Blue Fabric
  • 1/2 Yard Yellow Fabric
  • 3/4 Yard Black Fabric
  • 1/4 Yard Red Fabric
  • 1 Yard Purple Fabric (or background of choice)

You Will Also Need: Sewing Machine & Preferred Thread Rotary Cutter & Straight Edge Pins Scissors Iron & Ironing Board

If you would like to see more information on the pattern, or purchase it, head over to Craftsy to take a look!

 


Happy St Pattys Day!

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Happy St Patty’s Day!  I figure today is a good day to look at one of my favorite quilt patterns, the Celtic Knot.

Ancient-Symbols.com explains the significance behind the Celtic Knot.

Interwoven patterns first made an appearance in the handicrafts of the Roman Empire. In the third and fourth centuries AD, knot patterns were first seen—an art form that was soon adapted to mosaic floor patterns too.  In or around 450 AD, before the Celts could be influenced by Christianity, Celtic culture took the form of knots, spirals, plait, braid, step and key patterns to depict richly symbolic seven creations.

Celtic Knots are complete loops with no beginning and no end.  So of course it was natural to make them into quilts!  Here are a few patterns I found so you can make a Celtic Knot of your own.

 

 

There are many different ways to make a Celtic Knot Quilt.  If you have made one, share it with us!

-Toni

 


Ghee’s Zipper Tutorial

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While I was in Vegas I met a very talented amazing person, Linda McGehee.  She is known for her unique designer-styled handbag patterns and accessories.  A lot of her patterns include zippers and use them in innovative ways, such as her new Zip to Shape Handbag Pattern.

In order to make this pattern you need to know how to sew a zipper.  So Linda gives you a free tutorial!

You can find more tutorials and free projects at Ghee’s website.  Want to buy some of her patterns or materials?

Linda has given us a discount code just for Craft Hacker readers!!

Enter code cos315 at the checkout and receive 20% off everything in the store!!

Are you making one of Ghee’s patterns?  We want to see it!  Show us your pictures in the comments we may feature you on the blog.

-Toni

 


New Quilt Pattern and Quilt Kits

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Yesterday Nicole and I launched the next quilt pattern in our series, Dark Mage.

 

We are excited for this latest addition to our pattern line.  The goal is to release one every 2-3 months.  You can see the entire pattern line on Craftsy.

I also started selling Quilt Kits!  These are kits that contain all of the fabric you need to make a quilt top just like my samples!

To see the quilt kits available, check out my Etsy shop.

The next pattern we have planned I am super excited about.  If you follow my Twitch you already know what it’s going to be!

-Toni

 


Quilt a Long – NES Sampler

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Has it been a year already!?  We are almost done with the Quilt a Long!

Time for the eleventh block of the NES Sampler Quilt a Long, Ice Climber

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To remind you, this is what the entire NES Sampler Quilt will look like.

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The NES Sampler quilt will have a finished size of 51″ by 67″.

For those not familiar with a Quilt a Long we will be releasing the pattern for one block each month on the 1st.  You then have the entire month to make the block.  Don’t feel rushed though.  The patterns will always be free and available in the forums so you can join and catch up at any time.  You can pick and choose which blocks to make and in what order you would like to arrange them on the quilt.  You just don’t get the instructions for the next block in the series until the following month.

This quilt can be made by experienced quilters, or those new to quilting.  You only need to know how to use a sewing machine and a rotary cutter.  New quilting tips will be highlighted so experienced quilters can skip over them.

You can find the pattern to Ice Climber here.

Please let us know if there is anything in the patterns that are confusing or need to be explained further.

Happy Quilting!

-Toni


Know Your Resources: Craftsy

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Craftsy provides education and tools that help you bring your creativity to life.

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That is mission statement for Craftsy.com.  Craftsy has four areas that help you as a crafter and maker: Online classes, Supply shop, Pattern Shop, and a community.  I will go through each of these areas and show you how they can be utilized.

Online Classes

I haven’t personally taken any online classes yet, but have been told they are great.  Hundreds of classes include quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking, and more.  The classes can be taken at your own pace, never expires so can be re-watched as you like, and your instructor answers questions whenever you have them.

Supply Shop

The Supply Shop has all of the tools you need for the classes and patterns.

Pattern Shop

The Pattern shop allows you to buy and sell patterns for all sorts of crafts.  I have two quilting patterns for sale right now through Craftsy.

 

As a designer, it is super easy to have your patterns available for sale.  The best part I like is once you make the pattern, you can upload it and show it off to the Craftsy community and the pattern designer!  I have bought a LOT of Craftsy quilt patterns including the ones I am using for my rainbow quilts.

Community

The community is a little different than some craft websites.  Craftsy allows you to share your projects, whether they are based on a pattern or class on the site, or not!  It is a great way to talk about what you have created.

The blog shows tutorials in all sorts of Crafts and include free patterns and tutorials.

So check Craftsy out.  Share your work, sell your patterns, and get inspired!

-Toni


Little Lady Tea Cosies

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There are very few things that we take quite as seriously over in Ireland and England as tea (and after the fact, apparently, Brexit). It is a way of life, a life saver, and the very fabric of most of our social interactions. I carry tea with me on foreign trips, because no, you cannot get good tea everywhere and it is necessary for life. Happily, today’s post is about that most marvellous of things that you get to play with when not travelling, tea cosies.

Mary Poppins tea cosy

I can’t tell you how adorable I think these are. HandMadeAwards on Etsy has patterns for these incredibly precious tea cosies.

Alice in Wonderland cosy

HandMadeAwards and their tea cosy patterns, toy patterns, and much more can be found on Etsy.

Now I need to find the time…

~ eliste


What to make with all of this character fabric! – Part 3

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A few weeks ago I talked about Camelot Fabrics new line of character fabric that was released at Spring Market.  If you are a sewer or quilter, the biggest struggle is always what to do with it.  In addition to the new fabrics, Camelot released a few free patterns as well!  Over the next few weeks I will show you some of these special patterns.

This week I will feature the patterns that were released with Star Trek and patterns from previous collections, Batman V Superman, Finding Dory, and Jungle Book.

The Quilt patterns include:

Star1   Star2 Star3  Batman2

Dory2

The Sewing patterns include:

Star4  batman1

Dory1  Dory3

The last 3 weeks have given you a ton of patterns to keep you busy all summer long but I am not done!  I will scour through other sewing patterns in more traditional fabric lines and will share them with you next week.

-Toni


What to make with all of this character fabric! – Part 2

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A few weeks ago I talked about Camelot Fabrics new line of character fabric that was released at Spring Market.  If you are a sewer or quilter, the biggest struggle is always what to do with it.  In addition to the new fabrics, Camelot released a few free patterns as well!  Over the next few weeks I will show you some of these special patterns.

This week I will feature the patterns that were released with Nightmare Before Christmas and The Jetsons.

The Quilt patterns include:

night4 night5   night6 night7

jetsons3   jetsons4

The Sewing patterns include:

Night2   Night1

jetsons2   Jetson1

Next week I will finish off the character collection patterns with Star Trek and patterns from previous collections, Batman V Superman, Finding Dory, and Jungle Book.

-Toni


What to make with all of this character fabric!

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A few weeks ago I talked about Camelot Fabrics new line of character fabric that was released at Spring Market.  If you are a sewer or quilter, the biggest struggle is always what to do with it.  In addition to the new fabrics, Camelot released a few free patterns as well!  Over the next few weeks I will show you some of these special patterns.

This week I will feature the patterns that were released with the Frozen, Disney Villains, and Alice in Wonderland lines.

The Quilt patterns include:

pattern1  pattern2

pattern9  pattern11 pattern12  pattern10

 

The Sewing patterns include:

pattern3  Pattern4 Pattern5   Pattern6

pattern7 pattern8

Next week I will share the patterns for Nightmare Before Christmas and the Jetsons.

-Toni