Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Bitty Goody Baskets

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com
Greetings friends! It is new project tutorial day - time to share my March project created for Therm O Web with you! I always enjoy putting on my Fabric Education Designer hat and creating new projects/tutorials to share with you on the Therm O Web blog. Each month, I share a new project and you give you my tips and tricks for using their wonderful line of fabric, craft, and sewing products. For the month of March, the blog is focused on early-start gifts (baby, kids, grads), scrappy solutions, projects with dimension, and springtime makes. I created a brand new project that was posted yesterday - it is a complete project tutorial for my "Bitty Goody Basket." My comprehensive tutorial contains a complete supply list, printable pattern with template, and step-by-step directions with color photos. This is a fast and easy project, perfect for using up scraps and great for beginners. I chose to use some cheerful fabrics from the Garden Party collection by Sheri McCulley for Poppie Cotton. I hope you will stop by the Therm O Web blog and check out my project and tutorial...

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

This is an easy, springtime project that can definitely be a scrap buster! It uses minimal supplies and is perfect for Easter, May Day, or a special gift. Fill it with treats and/or treasures...I can even see this as a little mending basket filled with needles, tiny scissors, and spools of thread. For this post, I used HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Fusible Interfacing, HeatnBond Medium Weight Non-Woven Fusible Interfacing, and SpraynBond Pattern & Stencil Spray...plus, I give you tips for using each of these items. I also used two 8.5" squares of fabric and one 2" x 9" strip of fabric and a couple buttons. Visit the tutorial post for a complete and detailed supply list.

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

To find the buttons I used, along with other supplies/tools listed, visit my Bitty Goody Basket Supply List on Amazon (full disclosure: as an Amazon Influencer, I earn from qualifying purchases - I only share products I actually use - and I truly appreciate you shopping from my links, thank you!).

If you have questions on any Therm O Web or HeatnBond/SpraynBond products or would like to see a specific type of product in one of my projects, drop me a comment or email.

You will have to visit the ThermOWeb blog for my complete tutorial and pattern, but I am posting a few photos here...

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

Here is a direct link to the project tutorial:
https://blog.thermoweb.com/bitty-goody-basket-featuring-heatnbond

I hope this project gets you excited to create something special and unique...

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

Bitty Goody Basket ©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

I am creating monthly projects for the Therm O Web Blog and I will be sure to post here when I have a new tutorial available. My next project will be available in April (I don't have a date as of this posting)...and I am working on something fun with a unique fabric panel...

Thank you for stopping by for a visit today - I always enjoy sharing with you. Have a great week and make time to work on something creative...

Friday, March 8, 2024

Finding Wonder Fabric Tour

©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com
Happy Friday - welcome to my stop on the Finding Wonder Fabric Tour - thank you so much for dropping by for a visit. I am thrilled to be sharing such bright and happy fabrics from Poppie Cotton today! I have some very special projects lined up...all created with the new Finding Wonder fabric collection designed by Sheri McCulley for Poppie Cotton. I enjoyed putting on my quilt designer hat and playing with these songbird prints. This brand new fabric collection (shipping to quilt shops this month) has truly wonderful focal fabrics with the cutest, sunshiny birds....plus butterflies, bugs, blossoms, hearts, twinkles, stripes, and florals…all done in a soft, muted color palette. These pretty pastel prints make my heart smile!

I recently designed a new large tote bag pattern that I will be releasing later this year and I thought it would be fun to test it out with this fabric collection and give you a little peek! I already have an oversized tote bag pattern (Forty-Five Tote Bag) and a medium-sized tote bag pattern (Mini-Medi Tote Bag) in my current catalog...and this one fits in-between as a large tote. It has a fun shaped pocket on the front and on the back...and has large pockets inside. I had fun creating the patchwork and putting this extremely useful bag together. Look for this pattern to be released in August 2024, created with an upcoming Poppie Cotton fabric collection.

©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

...and as I do for most Poppie Cotton fabric tours, I created a unique project bag (to carry in my coordinating tote) and a pretty little pincushion. I made a large patchwork project bag - that measures approximately 12.5" x 12.5"...and for a cute little embellishment, I used a Poppie Cotton selvage with butterflies for a bag tag. I incorporated a heavy-duty metal tooth zipper and a fun zipper pull to finish it off...

©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

For my pretty little pincushion, I used small triangles (1-1/2" finished half-square triangles) to create the tiny patchwork...then, I fussy cut and appliqu├ęd one of the bird motifs from the Tweeting Yellow print. I enjoyed picking out some coordinating specialty stick pins from my collection...don't the little tulip pins match perfectly?! This petite pincushion measures approximately 2.75" x 5.5".

©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the fabric tour and are feeling inspired - thank you for visiting with me today. For more creative projects using the Finding Wonder fabric collection, visit the Poppie Cotton Blog. If you love this fabric collection, be sure to check out your favorite quilt shop - Finding Wonder is shipping to shops this month.

I am already working on project ideas for future Poppie Cotton fabric releases - just wait until you see what they have in store for the next few months! Plus, I will have a new ThermOWeb project tutorial posted in a few days (on the ThermOWeb blog on Monday, March 11th)…so, be sure to stop back soon...

©Copyright 2024 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC http://www.blueribbondesigns.blogspot.com