Last week I had a dinner to go to (which we will write more about later ;) where the dress code was gold and when I went to find something gold that I owned…the only thing I found in my closet was a gold belt. Probably not what they were looking for.
The tutorial will walk you through how to turn a T-shirt into a skirt for your little one.
And as for the warning it’s a two parter….Part one: If you make one of these skirts you will end up making a dozen of them. They are addicting. Which leads me to Part two: Because they are addicting I have several more posts coming where I make and embellish skirts that are made from T-shirts.
Alright. You’ve been warned. Now let’s get down to the business of the day.
Today we are over at Riley Blake Designs with the full tutorial to make this Modern Baby Quilt. So head over there to get the instructions to make one this afternoon! Plus quilts are simple and a fast sew….and the fabric combinations are endless
How to Bind a Quilt Tutorial
Today we are going to talk about how to bind a quilt. Once you have been doing this awhile you will find that everyone binds their quilts a little bit differently…so don’t be alarmed if you do it differently–we all have our quirks
The tutorial today is for a straight-binding on a quilt. You can bind your quilt with bias binding (I do both depending on the quilt) but I have found that straight bindings are easier if you have never done it before. In a bias binding you can sometimes pull the binding too tightly (because the bias stretches ) and it can get mis-shapen on the quilt. So, we will do a tutorial for how to cut bias binding…but for today, let’s stick to straight binding.
There are also different camps of which bindings quilters like better—so I say do whatever works best for you! Quilting is supposed to be fun, so no stress about which is the better way (at least in my book)!
I love quilts that are simple to make but still look great. And this is one of those quilts. If you are a novice quilt top maker or have been wanting to try your hand at a quilt top this may be a great way to ease into quilting.
First of all it’s a bubble skirt…which I love…and it’s grey and white polka dot…another love…and I get to show you my cheater way to make fun colored exposed waistbands…AND…my favorite part…it was also the first project Ruth has “helped” me with.
We had a family party this last weekend and we had such a fun time. Everyone brought delicious food and treats, games and we had a ball. I did a craft for the kiddos while the adults were finishing up dinner (do you remember as a kid how long it would take adults to eat
And you still have time if you are looking for something to do to keep your kids or grandkids busy next week! These would also make the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors or anyone that is still on your list…
We did a melted snowman ornament that the kids of all ages could make and hang on the Christmas tree. I think it makes the perfect keepsake ornament to see their artwork every year…I love handmade ornaments like that.
I printed out the tags the day before with white paper and some fun scrapbook paper, punched a hole and had those ready for the ribbons.
And here’s how we made them…
Take the cap off of your glass ornament about fill 1/3 of the way up with salt. Add 2-3 tablespoons of glitter.
I did use a hot glue gun to permanently affix the cap on so that the salt and glitter would NOT accidentally get opened up later. (I know my four year old!)
The kids then decorated with permanent markers and some black paint pens.
We added the ribbons and tags and your little melted snowmen are done!