Charm Pack Quilt for a New Prince Charming

A dear friend of mine was expecting her first baby.  So of course, I HAD to make her a quilt!!!  Her and her husband decided to go “old school” (which I love!!!) and not find out the gender of their little miracle.  While I decided to do the same with both of my children, you probably know just how hard it is do find the perfect fabric for a great gender-neutral quilt.  Well, of course I turned to Moda, the greatest fabric manufacturer in my opinion.  And anytime I can use precuts, I am a happy girl.  Even though I have been sewing for awhile, I am still one of the worst cutters of square fabric in the world!!!

Armed with 2 charm packs (which I didn’t use completely) and some jelly roll strips, I came up with the simple quilt design.  It is just 6 vertical rows of 9 squares with strips in between.  And my favorite backing for a baby quilt is our 100% Cotton Chenille – it get softer every time you wash it.
Here is the mama-to-be with the classic “tummy shot”… doesn’t she look adorable!!!
And just the other day, this adorable little man made his entrance into the world.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this little guy and cuddle him up 🙂  But knowing how life goes after bringing home the baby, I’ll give mama a few weeks before I show up 🙂
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Honor your Teachers with this Cute Gift Idea!

“A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils.”  ~Ever Garrison

As National Teacher Appreciation week fast approaches, I find myself, yet again, scouring Pinterest for ideas to make for my girls’ teachers.  As they get older and have more teachers, I find myself looking for gift ideas that help me stretch a buck.  After looking through my stash of school supplies (yes, I am addicted to them) and came across my extra composition books.  My search then turned to ways to cover them with fabric.  My favorite came from one of my favorite fabric designers, Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.

I used her tutorial to make this adorable cover for my oldest daughter’s teacher – I hope see likes it 🙂
It’s amazing what you can do with some fabric scraps, a sewing machine, and a little time.  I used some jelly roll scraps that I had lying around.  Check out our collection of pre-cuts on our website!

Jelly Roll 1600 Lap Quilt Tutorial

Do you know how to get this….
To look like this?

With this!!!   Check out this tutorial that Kristin adapted from www.heirloomcreations.net.  It’s the perfect way to use some of the jelly rolls you have in your stash.  Or check out our website for all the jelly rolls that we offer!  I used our new Windsor Lane Junior Jelly Rolls by Bunny Hill Designs – it took just one of each the blue and the green.

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We have also gotten some new chenille in our inventory, which makes a perfect backing for these quilts!