Welcome to the first stop on Shabby Fabrics 2015 Blogger Challenge!
Shabby fabrics has a released a new line of pre-fused laser-cut appliqué shapes called Shabby Shapes! These fun designs are perfect for crafters and quilters of any skill level. To use them all you need to do is peel off the backing, iron them on, and add your finishing stitch of choice…. and that’s it….So easy and the possibilities are endless!!!
Here are just a few of their super fun options…..
They have so many fun designs and size options in solids, pin dots, and prints….and don’t forget letters!!!
Sooooooo……. Shabby Fabrics has asked a few bloggers to come up with some fun projects using these awesome Shabby Shapes.
You want to see what I made???
This “Not So Shabby Hearts” quilt finishes at 30″ x 38.5″ and is an easy baby quilt project.
I used these super cute X-Large 5″ pin dot hearts!
(and I am giving away a set so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!!!)
Here is how you can whip up this super cute baby quilt in one day alone….
What you will need:
(12) 10″ squares of your background fabric….I used a white layer cake.
(2) packages of the X-Large 5″ pindot hearts. They come 12 in a package.
(4) 2.5″ x WOF strips for your binding….I used 4 Jelly Roll strips.
1.5 yds for backing fabric.
Peel your heart away from the backing film. Gently so you don’t fray the edges.
Line your hearts up, 2 to a square about 1″ from the edges on the right and top/bottom sides. Then press with a dry iron for 5-7 sec to fuse the hearts to your background fabric.
To keep the line up the same for each block, I stacked mine on top of each other so I could see the hearts on the previous square to help me line it up quick and easy!
Once you are done with all your squares, you need to top-stitch down your hearts(if you don’t they will eventually fall off). I used a simple straight stitch about 1/8″ around the edges, but you can use a blanket stitch or a zig-zag if you like.
Next, sew all your squares together in a 3 across x 4 down lineup.
Bam! Your top is done.
I used an all over stipple for my free motion quilting design.
My backing was a simple gray pin dot.
Using 4 white jelly roll strips I made my binding and applied it using THIS TUTORIAL.
Easy peasy! Give these Shabby Shapes a try, you won’t be sorry:)
Be sure to check out all the other stops on Shabby Fabrics 2015 Blogger Challenge!
Monday, March 16:
Challenge introduction post on The Shabby
Tuesday, March 17:
Paula at The Sassy Quilter
Monday, March 23:
Blog challenge summary post on The Shabby
Want to win your very own set of these 5″ hearts???
How to ENTER the Giveaway>>>>
Check out all of Shabby Fabrics new fun pre-cut and laser fused shapes HERE.
Then come back and let me know by leaving a comment on this post!
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Contest ends Sunday, Mar. 22, midnight/EST. Open internationally.
(Update)And the Winner is….. Chris!
Keep it Sassy♥