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celebrate your pet w/the cricut maker...

gotcha day?

birthday?

or just because?

these pawesome projects are puurrfect for celebrating your pet, especially with the cricut maker. you can make this adorable mini quilt and snack containers in a snap with several of cricut’s handy-dandy tools!

and since there are over 60,000 images in cricut’s design space, if you can dream it, you can make it! the maker cuts through just about any material and their premium vinyl, makes this project especially cool!

here’s what i made the mini quilt with:

  1. the hey mister fabric collection from riley blake designs.

  2. confetti cottons and stripes basics from riley blake designs.

  3. the flying geese foundation paper piece template i designed in cricut’s design space.

  4. the dog house foundation paper piece template i designed in cricut’s design space.

  5. the sashing is 6 1/2’’ x 3 1/2’’ and the cornerstone blocks are 3 1/2’’ square.

  6. auriful invisible thread for quilting.

start by sewing the flying geese and doghouse blocks. then starting at the top, sew the sashing to the blocks until you have finished the quilt top. baste, quilt, and bind as desired. it came together in a snap and the checker board quilting really made it pop! i love it. and let’s give a shout out to cricut’s bright pad, it’s great for FPP!

*this project uses 1/4’’ seam allowances. press your seams to one side.

**use 90/14 sewing machine needle when FPP and a 1.4 stitch length. this will make removing the paper easy!

here’s what i made the snack containers with:

  1. clear plastic pails from your local arts and crafts store.

  2. container with lid from your local arts and crafts store.

  3. cricut’s premium vinyl-removable in white. i purchased a sampler pack. you need about 6’’.

  4. cricut’s stronggrip transfer tape. the stronggrip worked the best.

  5. the puppy party artwork i pulled together in cricut’s design space.

remember, vinyl doesn’t need to be “mirrored” in design space. i learned that the hard way. haha. the stronggrip transfer tap will make applying the artwork to the snack containers pretty darn easy!

edie and edna would love to celebrate their birthday’s with these adorable projects!

the snack containers would also make the perfect gift to give to another pet-friend. if you don’t have a dog, don’t worry, there’s plenty of cricut artwork for a wide variety of pets too!

don’t forget, march 23rd is national puppy day and april 11th is national pet day. and if you want to celebrate for an entire month—may is national pet month! but let’s be real, every day at my house is pet day! hehe!

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

this is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of cricut. the opinions and text are all mine.













st. patrick's day handmade w/the cricut maker...

today’s your lucky day!

this diy st. patrick’s day project, using the cricut maker will bring you good luck for years to come!

did you know that any holiday can be handmade with the rotary cutter from cricut? the rotary cutter cuts through just about any fabric and makes decorating for the holidays a snap. want to expand beyond fabric? there’s a knife blade and scoring wheel too. oh, yeah!

there are also now over 60,000 images in cricut design space to help you enhance your handmade holidays. from simple shapes to intricate designs, and even text, there’s something for every project.

to save me from getting pinched this st. patrick’s day, i decided to spruce up the table with this adorable table runner and plate charger. who wouldn’t want to come to this party? so cute!

*unless otherwise noted, use a 1/4’’ seam allowance.

here’s what you need to make the table runner:

  1. confetti cotton basics from riley blake designs.

    1. for the rainbow and cauldron, you need a fat eighth of each color

    2. for the inside border, you need 1/4 yard of white

    3. for the outside border, you need 1/4 yard of green

  2. crayola kalediscope basics from riley blake designs for the binding.

    1. for the binding, you need 1/4 yard of shamrock

  3. swiss dot basics from riley blake designs for the backing.

    1. for the backing, you need 1/2 yard of white swiss dot on orange

  4. the rainbow foundation paper piece template i designed in cricut’s design space.

  5. the cauldron foundation paper piece template i designed in cricut’s design space.

  6. the st. patrick’s day table art i saved in cricut’s design space.

  7. cricut’s bright pad, a great tool for FPP.

  8. basic sewing supplies, including cricut’s sewing tool kit.

here’s how you make the table runner:

  1. using your cricut cutting mat and acrylic ruler, pre-cut the following:

    1. rainbow fabrics to 2 1/2’’ x 12 1/2’’

    2. cauldron fabric to 8’’ x 8’’

    3. cauldron background to 2’’ x 2’’

    4. inside white border to (2) 20 1/2’’ x 1 1/2’’ and (2) 6 1/2’’ x 1 1/2’’

    5. outside green border to (2) 24’’ x 2 1/2’’ and (2) 8 1/2’’ x 2 1/2’’

  2. foundation paper piece the cauldron and the rainbow.

  3. sew the cauldron and rainbow together, RST, press seam to one side.

  4. sew the inside white border, RST to the cauldron/rainbow.

  5. sew the outside green border, RST to the cauldron/rainbow/inside white border.

  6. baste, quilt, and bind as desired.

i tried aurifil invisible thread for the first time and i think i’m in love! so easy to work with too.

the gold coins were attached with fabric glue, but you could also stitch them down.

*using the shape tools in design space, you could also use your cricut maker to pre-cut your fabric.

here’s what i made the shamrock plate charger with:

  1. felt from benzie design.

  2. st. patrick’s day table art i saved in cricut’s design space.

  3. cricut rotary cutter.

i pre-measured my plate so i knew it would fit perfectly! layering a smaller plate on top really ties it together.

here’s what you need to make the silverware/straw holder:

  1. felt from benzie design.

  2. st. patrick’s day table art i saved in cricut’s design space.

  3. cricut rotary cutter.

  4. cut (1) 7’’ x 10’’ rectangle from the crayola kaleidoscope shamrock.

    1. fold back 1/4’’ on the top and bottom and sew.

    2. fold the rectangle in half, RST, and sew.

    3. turn the tub inside out and fold in half. press.

  5. using fabric glue, attach the leprechaun beard and hat.

  6. insert silverware/straw/decorative element.

okay, well, i better go eat these cookies before they’re all gone. i hope you enjoyed this fun st. patrick’s project as much as i enjoyed making. stay tuned for an awesome pet adoption project!

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

this is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of cricut. the opinions and text are all mine.