A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

26. August 2013 14:54
by Liz Burton
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50 Things to do With a Fat Quarter: #14 Mini Tissue Pack Cover

26. August 2013 14:54 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

For our fat quarter project this week, we thought we would sew this handy tissue pack cover. You can throw one in your purse, your diaper bag, or a child's back pack.  These are really simple and fast.

I am using a fun Bicycles, Scooters & Wagons fabric from the Dress Up Days collection designed by Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs.  It is available at 4my3boys Fabrics.

Let's get started!

Step 1:  Gather your materials; a favorite fat quarter, rotary cutter, ruler, pins, and a tissue pack.

Step 2:  With rotary cutter and ruler, cut three rectangles 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Step 3:  Take two of the pieces and place them right side down. Then fold the fabric over 1" and iron it flat.

Step 4a: Place the back piece right-side up on the table.  4b: Take one of the front pieces and place it right-side down on top of the back piece, making sure to line up the top raw edges.  4c:  Take the other front piece and place it right-side down on top of the other two pieces, making sure to line up the bottom raw edges.  4d: Then pin it.

Step 5: sew! Using 1/4" sew allowance, sew around the entire rectangle.

Step 6: Turn the fabric right-side out and insert the tissues!

19. August 2013 08:52
by Liz Burton
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Lunch Bag Tutorials

19. August 2013 08:52 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

Last week we did a great tutorial on pencil bags for back-to-school.  This week we bring you another back-to-school idea that also helps our environment.  We like that you can throw these in the washer instead of throwing out a brown paper lunch bag.  And they are so much cuter!   4my3boyz Fabrics has just about any novelty fabric you can dream of! Why not let the kids pick some out and make it their own.

 

Here are some great tutorials we found on making your own re-usable lunch bags. 

 

In the top left picture, Pink Penguin shares a great tutorial on a lunch bag with handles.

In the top right picture, Create Celebrate Explore shares a lunch bag with a button closure & a carrying handle.

In the bottom left,  Fiskars has a great tutorial for an insulated lunch bag.

In the bottom right, Bead & Needle share a tutorial for a simple lunch bag with a Velcro closure.

 

Here are some fabrics from 4my3boyz Fabrics that we think would make fabulous lunch bags.

Food Festival Breads Rolls and Bagels All Over Doesn't that make you hungry just looking at it!

 

Mary Engelbreit's Mottos Fabric Makes you want to "Put your heart in it!"

 

And I don't think you can go wrong with Schools Supplies fabric--be sure to check out all the other School Themed fabrics in this category.

 

And last, but certainly not least is Pizza!! Again, you need to be sure to check out all the food related fabrics! So much fun!

 

Happy Lunching!

12. August 2013 22:07
by Liz Burton
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50 Things to do With a Fat Quarter: #12 Pencil Case

12. August 2013 22:07 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

It's the most wonderful time of the year...Fa la la la la! I hear this is a holiday song, but I sing it at this time of year! Don't get me wrong, I love my children and I love summertime but there is something to be said for routine and time away from each other. To send our little ones off to school, I thought I would share a fun tutorial on a pencil case. 

Have them pick out their favorite fabric & get sewing! I am using Rainbow Peace Signs from 4my3boyz Fabrics.

5. August 2013 23:15
by Liz Burton
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50 Things to do With a Fat Quarter: #11 Potluck Bowl Cover

5. August 2013 23:15 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

It's August! I can hardly believe it. Soon we will be ending our summers and getting back into the routine of school. Do you have end of summer parties coming up? Well, if you do, you could take your potluck salad in a bowl with a fabric cover made from a fat quarter! I based this project from a tutorial found at The Cottage Home.

 

So easy to make! I am using the Better Gnomes & Gardens Mushrooms on Pink from 4my3boyz Fabrics. Let's get started!

 

For the length of the elastic, I simply took my elastic and measured it around the bowl, pulling it snug. 

And there you have it! Cute & fun!

 

4. August 2013 12:26
by CarSut
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4my3boyz Fabrics Giveaways - July Winners and August Contests!

4. August 2013 12:26 by CarSut | 0 Comments

Congratulations go out to these wonderful women and a Fabulous Thank You for your patronage and involvement in the world of social media with 4my3boyz Fabrics!

 

 

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