This is the last of my 3 part series on zipper pulls. These tassel like zipper pulls are super easy to make, so colourful and you can make them in 5 minutes!
The look awesome added to a new quilted bag or spring/summer purse because they add such vibrant colour and a big splash of happy.
What you will need:
6 Skeins of different coloured embroidery floss
Source for these:
How to make it:
4. Continue to tie and wrap other colours evenly on each side of the center wrap incorporating your tied ends into the wrapping until it looks like the picture below
5. Bend your skein in half and using about 10” of the last colour of floss, tie your wrapped loop, split the floss in half and use these split ends to tie it tight.
6. Cut the looped ends of your tassel so that they are even
7. Attach your lanyard hook onto the top of the wrapped loop and attach it to your zipper!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, that's the end of zipper pulls for now. Happy Tuesday! ?
Hi everyone, this past weekend I attended the Mennonite Relief Sale and Quilt Auction in New Hamburg with my friend Carol and it was awesome. Read all about it here
This has happened every year in this area for 50 years!
The quilts were gorgeous! So much talent! The food smelled delicious and it was lots of fun. I purchased the below, lovely paisley fabric from the Mennonite Relief Sale Tent.
I also purchased a used manly backpack from the Mennonite Thrift booth for my husband so that he would stop using his daughters old one! Lol
Later on... we attended a new quilt shop "Quilting By Design" in New Hamburg with Caroline (a quilting hostage we picked up) and Carol :
337 Waterloo Street
New Hamburg, ON
website link is here
This shop houses many wonderful modern fabrics
We also visited Hyggeligt Fabric in St Mary's - Home to many Kaffe Fassett fabrics! It was wonderful.
144 Queen St East
St Marys, Ontario
website link is here
My purchases from the above stores? Of course you know it! Some lovelies I just had to have. I see a modern Dresden and a Tipsy Tumbler in my future.
If you are in the area, these are all things I recommend. The Mennonite Relief sale in May and quilt shop hopping (any time) at the shops we visited above, a great Saturday activity!
My eyes are now happy and I am itching to sew, so Have a Happy Monday!😊
Photo above: Courtesy of Sue Parker
The quilt above is not the only IPM quilt on display, there is another one at the Silos in St Jacobs, make sure you look at it! Raffle tickets are also available at the Silo's
Today I am off to the Quilt and Fibre Art Festival, see the links and info below and try to attend, it is sure to be wonderful!:
PLAN TO ATTEND IN 2016!Tuesday May 24 to Saturday May 28, 2016
Each year in late May, communities come together to host a dazzling variety of events in celebration of Waterloo Region’s quilting and fibre arts heritage and culture. While you are here, enjoy the shopping, attractions and dining for which this area is renowned. Plan to stayfor more than a day and see all that the Festival has to offer! Read our Quilt Shows blog: http://stjacobsquiltshows.blogspot.ca/
For a Calendar of events, click on the link here
Also, Save the Date! IPM Quilt Show and Competition - August 19-20, 2016 Harriston, Curling Club. Check it out here
Have a Great Thursday!☀️
This one was pretty easy and only 12 pieces so done in short order! I used the fabric for the diamonds as my colour wheel for the rest.
Want to see this excellent book? The New Hexagon, 52 blocks to English Paper Piece. Check out your local quilt shop and/or purchase it below:
Check out our entire collection of blocks so far by clicking on Hexagon Quilt Along on the side bar menu to the right of this post.
Have a Great Wednesday everyone and bask in the sunshine!☀️
These are some easy zipper pulls made with dollar store letter beads, craft beads, wool and embroidery floss!
Easy to make, effective and you could customize them with names.
What you will need:
Wool, embroidery floss (or cord), lanyard hooks, small separating rings, 1/4"wooden letter beads(from the $ store), crochet hook 1.75 mm (US 4) and craft beads (big enough to fit a small crochet hook into them)
How to make them:
1) Cut out a 24" length of wool or embroidery floss and fold it in half
2) Tie the floss to a separating ring or a clasp using a slip knot.
3) Add a bead using your crochet hook to thread the floss through it, hook through your bead first and then hook the floss to thread.
4) Alternate with small beads and then letter beads until the word you want to say is spelled out, tie off the end and let the floss fray a bit if you like the look of it.
It looks very nice on the pocket of my new computer bag!
Add a zipper pull to a pencil case!
There appeared to be some vowels missing in the dollar store pack of letters, however I was able to make all of the above zipper pulls with one package.
Try this easy project and enjoy!
I am so excited to announce that Quilter's Connection Magazine has published one of my newest pattern designs on the cover of their magazine for the "Summer" issue and thats not all!!!!! Another of my designs is also published and in the magazine.
I joked with my daughters when I said:
"Does This Make Me A "COVER GIRL" ? LOL!
Seriously! The cover quilt is called "Hot Summer Fun", page 10 and the one featured in the magazine on page 36 is called "Summer is Gardening"
I was asked to create a summer quilt with lettering and so I was totally thinking hot sun and fun summer activities with a modern vibe when designing the quilts for the magazine. I hope you like both of them!
The magazine will be mailed out to subscribers very soon or you can purchase it at your local quilt shop. Check out www.quiltersconnection.ca to find a store near you.
Also, see the original story of how this came to be in this blog post here
So...... the first 5 people who can tell me what the primary "technique" is included in the quilt shown above on the cover, will get a free magazine!!
Please comment below and also give us your email address so we can contact you if you are the winner of this giveaway - we will contact you to mail it out to you.
Quilter's Connection Magazine is a great magazine for quilters by quilters, I encourage you to read all about it below or check it out for subscription information here
I can't wait to get this magazine in my very hot hands.
I really hope you enjoy reading it and are inspired!
Have a Great Monday, I hope your long weekend has been fantastic, the weather here was beautiful!☀️😊
Last weekend it was rather cold in Waterloo for May in fact we had snow! Yikes
I decided to roast some things in the oven because it felt like the beginning of fall rather than spring and so I made roasted carrots and parsnips (purchased at the St Jacobs Market).
The recipe is as follows:
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon of finely chopped fresh dill
Chop the carrots and parsnips and mix with all the other ingredients and roast for about 1 hour at 375 degrees (depending on your oven).
When fork tender and caramelized it's ready to serve. A Tasty Side Dish!
Enjoy and I hope you are having a great weekend!☀️☀️
Last Saturday, I was honoured to teach these lovely ladies free motion quilting at Hummingbird Sewing in Barrie.
After some very minor machine issues, they all caught on so quickly
and the learning curve was steep but they all accomplished a lot of practise and learning.
I have asked them all to keep on practising and I am sure in no time they will be excellent free motion quilters.
Thanks for attending the class Donna, Lois, Connie, Gwenda and Joanne.
You were all a joy to teach!
TGIF, Have a great weekend everyone! 😊
Click here to see Keepsake Quilting's 1/2 Price Quilt kits until May 22nd only or until supplies last!
Some really great deals!
Happy Thursday! ☀️
This block was a whole lot easier than # 19! Yeah, I think the author knew that those doing block 19 needed a break. Down to 12 pieces from 24 (with block #19).
Don't get me wrong the book is wonderful!
Just some blocks are easier than others.
I was wanting the star to pop so I chose orange, maybe I wanted to feel the heat as our weather has not provided it of late!
If you are interested in purchasing the book to follow along and complete these hexies, you can get it here or click on the link below:
Check out all the other blocks by clicking here
Have a great Wednesday! ❤️
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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