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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weighted Blanket

I made this weighted blanket for an 8 year old to help him sleep at night. It was made with steel BB's and had to be 10% of his weight. It was a workout but was totally doable.  I sewed the front and back right sides together on 3 sides turned it right side out and turned the 4th side under and basted it down.  I proceeded to sew vertical lines every 4 inches. The math of how many bb's in each square depend on how much it needs to weigh and how many squares you end up with....I had 187 squares to fill with bb's and a little bit of batting or polyfil. My hubby cut me the perfect sized pvc pipe to stuff the stuffing in, then you sew horizontally after each row is filled, and so on.  I really hope this little guy is completely Blessed with sweet dreams and rested days in his future endeavors. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Stitched Along

Here is my finish for a stitch along on Jenny of Elefantz that she hosted...Her tutorials were great and I enjoyed the pace of her 5 day stitch along.  I couldn't quit after this one so I started and finished a pillow also, of a butterfly.
I got the pattern for the butterfly on pinterest and I already had the black butterfly fabric. I just love incorporating my two loves of stitching and quilting together in one project.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pillowcases and felt

 My 7 and 8 year old sewing girls made pillowcases last week for their project. It depended on how much fabric we had as to what technique I had them use. We used the tube pillowcase tutorial and then my favorite pattern from Quilt Taffy. Arent the monkey's cute?

My projects for the week were to get some things ready to send off in a box for my Granddaughter's Birthday. So I made her and her brother capes out of felt. The batman pattern came from here. The lady bug was just felt strips stacked just right and sewed together with binding. I satin stitched the dots on. Felt is so soft and easy to sew up.

Kiwi's crown was the funnest of all. She loved everything. Her crown is the first thing she puts on in the morning and the last thing she takes off. She calles herself Queen Kiwi Ladybug. So cute.

So without further ado:  Presenting Queen Kiwi