A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

30. August 2012 09:51
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Fabulous Customer Creations

30. August 2012 09:51 by tbev | 0 Comments

As we measure, cut, and package fabric orders each day, it's fun to imagine the projects that each piece of fabric is destined for. It's kind of like sending your kids off into the great wide world, wondering what wonderful things they will do out there. I'm always excited to have my curiosity satiated with photos of the wonderful things my customers have created.

This blog will now feature a dedicated page called, "Share Your Fabulous Creations," a place to show off your mad skillz (stole that phrase from the kids), and get inspiration for future projects! Check it out and be amazed.

If you've created something you'd like to share, please contact me. I'd love to add your creations to our gallery and put your talents on display! 

28. August 2012 12:15
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Giveaway Winners

28. August 2012 12:15 by tbev | 0 Comments

Our first giveaway was a huge success! Thank you for all the kind comments and well wishes for this new blogging endeavor, as well as the "likes" and "follows" on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We have a lot of fun ideas planned for the coming weeks and months, and we're ever so grateful that you're along for the ride.

We received over 550 entries for our big giveaway, and three lucky people have been randomly chosen to win! Congratulations to the following winners (who have already been notified):

Winner of the EQ7 Software Suite: Sybille R.
 

 

 

Winner of the Hinterberg 14" Lap Hoop: Kathleen H.
 

 

 

Winner of $50 worth of fabric from 4my3boyz Fabrics: Kim W.
 

Congratulations, ladies, and thanks again to everybody who participated! Stick around for more novel ideas and giveaways coming up soon.

23. August 2012 09:50
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5 Fabulous Fabric Pencil Cases

23. August 2012 09:50 by tbev | 0 Comments

It's back to school time around these parts, and I've been surfing the Interwebs for fun ideas to add some punch and personality to school supplies. I fell in love with these ideas for fabric pencil cases. From no-sew to a little more intense, all of these ideas would make fun projects and incredible gifts for your back-to-schoolers. Check them out!

This idea from Family Fun is a no-sew project that teens or pre-teens could do themselves. Cute and simple!

I love the coordinating fabrics on these pencil cases from The Monkey Basket. The zipper adds extra security and I love the cute ornaments added as a zipper pull.

Find great, detailed instructions for this pencil case (which also makes a great makeup bag) from Say Yes To Hoboken

I love the quilted details and variety of fabrics on this pencil box from The Cuckoo Bee. Great, detailed instructions here too!

For the child who enjoys organization, this pencil holder from My Decoupaged Life is brilliant (though I'd love to see it in some amazing fabric). 

These are the ideas I like, but what about you? Do you have a favorite pencil case idea? Let me know!

21. August 2012 11:36
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Homemade Napkins and Tablecloth

21. August 2012 11:36 by tbev | 1 Comments

4m3b Homemade Napkins

Homemade napkins are a favorite of mine. They are fun and easy to make for yourself or for a priceless gift. Find a pair of coordinating fabrics and create your own mix-and-match napkins and even a tablecloth too. Bias tape makes an eye-catching and easy contrast for the hem, and also keeps the edges from curling and wrinkling in the wash. I loved the look of this Soup Fabric for a tablecloth and this Utensil Fabric for napkins. Makes me want to make a big pot of chicken soup, slurp it up, and dab the corners of my mouth with a fabulous homemade napkin!

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

1 fat quarter per napkin
2 yards of extra wide, double fold bias tape per napkin
thread 

Directions

4m3b Homemade Napkins

1. Begin by cutting fabric into 16 x 16 squares.

4m3b Homemade Napkins

2. Pin bias tape around the perimeter of each napkin.

4m3b Homemade Napkins

3. Sew around perimeter and trim threads. 

For tablecloths, use this helpful tool to calculate how much fabric you'll need for your table depending on size and length. Cut to size, then pin and sew coordinating bias tape to the perimeter of the tablecloth.

Have you made homemade napkins before? Which fabrics would you choose?

16. August 2012 11:58
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5 Fabulous Ways To Organize Your Fabric

16. August 2012 11:58 by tbev | 4 Comments

When it comes to your home supply of fabrics, are you blissfully organized or a hot mess? I love these five ideas for organizing fabrics in your home. Check them out:

1. Tiered hangers are a genius way to have easy access to your fabrics and utilize closet space.

2. These Fabric Organizers are so clever and a perfect for small or large quantities and they come in several different sizes. Just think, your craft room can look like a fabric store! (Swoon!)

3. Modern office supplies like these labeled wire trays make a striking display, especially when fabrics are organized by color. 

4. Why not file your fabric? Simple file folder dividers make a perfect hanging rack for your fabrics. They'll be right at your fingertips whenever you need them.

5. My favorite idea for storing scraps is in mason jars organized by color! Not only can you see what you have at a glance, they make a darling display.

What are your favorite fabric organization ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

By the way, I found all these ideas and images on Pinterest. Are you pinning yet? Follow me and I'll follow you too!