modern churn dash w/FQS

the churn dash is an awesome traditional quilt block and today i’m sharing a modern twist with you.

last year i made the “merry go round” mini quilt in some of my favorite Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cotton Solids and in this updated version, i used Blossom, my basic for RBD. so fun, right?

what’s the modern twist you ask?

well, traditionally, churn dash blocks are one color. however, i went wild and crazy and used two. each block is unique and if you wanted to get super scrappy, you could use up to four. the churn dash block is also an easy block to scale up and down, because you’re essentially making a nine-patch block. remember to keep your block measurements on the odd-size so it works out mathematically.

this mini quilt is beginner friendly and can be sewn together over a weekend. Fat Quarter Shop has both a kit and pdf pattern available, so hop on over and purchase it today!

you can also check out the video i made with fat quarter shop about this fun mini quilt here:

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

crafting maker box from nancy's notions

do you love receiving a box of awesome goodies in the mail? i know i do!

[i’m guilty of forgetting what i ordered, so it’s like christmas morning every time something arrives! haha!]

let me introduce you to nancy’s notions maker box!

this non-subscription box contains all the essentials you need to finish one project. how rad is that?

there’s even a variety of boxes: crafting, quilting, machine embroidery, and sewing.

my friends at nancy’s notions sent me the crafting maker box which centers around the fabric folded star. you can follow along with the pattern book or watch the instructional video online. i watched the video and only referred to the pattern book when necessary.

the fabric folded star project is great for beginners. i was able to make 7 medium fabric folded stars in one afternoon. they’re addicting to make!

if you wanted to make this project again, its quite simple! buy additional pellon decor bond and pull from your own fabric stash. these fabric folded stars make great home decor accents, gifts, or fashion accessories.

[update: Nancy’s Notions also recommends BS336 from Bosal as an alternative to pellon decor bond.]

i wanted to highlight riley blake designs, shades basics, so i didn’t use the fabric they provided. however, the fabric is gorgeous and i love the scrappy look from the sample fabric folded stars.

i used hot glue to adhere my buttons to the fabric folded stars, but you could easily hand stitch them in place.

don’t these rainbow fabric folded stars look great?

head on over to nancy’s notions and purchase a maker box for yourself or as a gift for someone else. try something you’ve never done before! trust me, the crafting maker box was a lot of fun!

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

RBDNotSoBasic...carrot treat bags

my latest #RBDNotSoBasic project is quick and easy!

this carrot treat bag is perfect for easter and spring alike.

several years ago, i made Stitched By Crystal’s adorable bunny shaped candy bags and when i discovered she wrote a carrot treat bag tutorial for Make It & Love It, i just knew i had to make them!

the tutorial is extremely easy to follow without any additional templates or supplies. this is also a great project for scraps. dig through those bins and start growing your own carrot treat bag garden!

i wanted to showcase several of Riley Blake Design’s awesome basics including the following:

  • shades

  • blossom

  • swiss dot

  • kisses

  • 1/8’’ stripe

there’s something so cute about this little range of prints, they’re so darling! what’s your favorite?

these little carrot treat bags sew together pretty quickly and with the help of jack, i was able to make five in one afternoon. they’re perfect for easter baskets, on their own, or as spring-themed home decor.

be sure to check out the other RBDNotSoBasic blog posts and follow the #rbdnotsobasic hashtag to see more awesome projects.

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter