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ribbon spools featuring Nancy's Notions...

i’m back with another awesome project featuring one of Nancy’s Notions templates.

i’ve always been a huge fan of 2 1/2’’ strips and the Tube-Tacular Template makes it easy to create dynamic projects with a few quick cuts! and since i’m in the holiday spirit, i decided to create another holiday themed project. i love this version, where the red forms a spool. so cute right? well, guess what? you can make your own!

here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 2- 1/2 yard solid green fabrics (i used a light and a dark)

  • 1- 1/2 yard solid red fabric

  • 1- 1/2 yard solid green fabric for the border

  • 1- 3/8 yard solid fabric for the binding

  • 1- 26’’ x 26’’ solid fabric for the backing

  • 1- 26’’ x 26’’ batting

  • tube-tacular template

  • matching thread for piecing and quilting

  • misc. sewing supplies

unless otherwise noted, a 1/4’’ seam allowance was used.

i used riley blake designs confetti cottons and 1/8’’ stripe basic for this project.

here’s the cutting instructions:

  • follow the tube-tacular template instructions for cutting

  • cut (2) x 2 1/2’’ x 20’’ green rectangles

  • cut (2) x 2 1/2’’ x 24’’ green rectangles

  • cut (4) x 2 1/2’’ x WOF rectangles for the binding

here’s the piecing instructions:

  • follow the tube-tacular template instructions for piecing

  • make 16 blocks

  • trim each block to 5 1/2’’

  • sew 4 blocks together (should finish at 10 1/2’’ square)

  • sew 4- 10 1/2’’ blocks together to make the quilt top

  • sew on each border rectangle

here’s how you can finish your mini quilt:

  • layer quilt top, batting, and backing together

  • baste as desired

  • quilt and bind as desired

ta-da, wasn’t that so much fun? and easy too, especially with the Tube-Tacular Template!

want a freebie (besides this awesome tutorial, haha!)? you can get free shipping on my faves like wonder clips, my riley blake designs pin bowl, and my go-to olfa trimmers and rotary cutter. use code 189501-1130 for free shipping over $49.00. how awesome is that?

can’t wait to see what you make with the Tube-Tacular Template! i’m already planning on making another version in different colors. it’s very versatile! =)

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter

*this is a sponsored conversation between myself and Nancy’s Notions. all opinions are mine, including the text and photographs.

ombre holiday tree featuring Nancy's Notions...

several months ago my friends at Nancy’s Notions asked me to create a modern project using one of their many awesome templates. of course, i couldn’t say no!

i saw the Split Tumbler Template in their catalog and fell in love. and since the holidays are right around the corner, I wanted to create a holiday project! introducing the ombre holiday tree mini quilt. isn’t it just the cutest? and guess what? you can make your own!

here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 4- 3/8 yard solid green fabrics

  • 1- 3/8 yard solid red fabric

  • 1- 1/2 yard solid white fabric for border

  • 1- 1/4 yard stripe fabric for binding

  • 1- 20’’ x 22’’ solid fabric for backing

  • 1- 20’’ x 22’’ batting

  • split tumbler template

  • matching thread for piecing and quilting

  • misc. sewing supplies

unless otherwise noted, a 1/4’’ seam allowance was used.

i used riley blake designs confetti cottons and 1/8’’ stripe basic for this project.

here’s the cutting instructions:

  • follow the Split Tumbler Template instructions for cutting

  • use the 5’’ square lines on the Split Tumbler Template

  • cut (2) x 2 1/2’’ x 18’’ white rectangles for the border

  • cut (2) x 2 1/2’’ x 16 1/4’’ white rectangles for the border

  • cut (3) x 2 1/2’’ x WOF stripe rectangles for the binding

here’s the piecing instructions:

  • follow the Split Tumbler Template instructions for piecing

  • make 4 x light green blocks

  • make 4 x medium green blocks

  • make 4 x medium dark blocks

  • make 4 x dark green blocks

  • trim each block to 4’’ x 4 1/2’’

  • sew each column together

  • sew each row together

  • sew on each border

here’s how you can finish your mini quilt:

  • layer quilt top, batting, and backing together

  • baste as desired

  • quilt and bind as desired

ta-da, wasn’t that so much fun? and easy too, especially with the Split Tumbler Template!

if you’re looking for some of my favorite tools, like wonder clips, my riley blake designs pin bowl, or the pink olfa rotary cutter i use, you can grab them from Nancy’s Notions! they’re offering free shipping to my readers! how fab is that? use code: 189501-1131 for free shipping over $49.00.

can’t wait to see what you create with this awesome template! and guess what? i’ll have another tutorial with another template very soon!

cut, sew, repeat..

the tattooed quilter

*this is a sponsored conversation between myself and Nancy’s Notions. all opinions are mine, including the text and photographs.