A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

6. November 2016 13:17
by CarSut
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It's Turkey Time!

6. November 2016 13:17 by CarSut | 0 Comments

 It's Turkey Time again so I thought I would share some Thanksgiving sewing projects and craft ideas I found to add a little warmth to this holiday season.

DIY Fall Scrap Wreath Tutorial from Making it with Danielle

 We have some wonderful fabrics at 4my3boyz.com that would work well for this project!

 

 

I love this tutorial from Rebekah Martin at eHow.com

 

These Patchwork Acorn Potholders would make a wonderful hostess gift! You can see how to make them with a tutorial from Amanda Niederhauser at the Therm-O-Web Blog

Here are some additional Holiday Fabrics that would be perfect to use for this project!

 

  This No-sew fabric project is a quick holiday decoration you just have to try! Get the tutorial from Jessica at the Living Chic on the Cheap Blog

Wouldn't they look sweet in these fabrics from 4my3boyz Fabrics?

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!

22. July 2013 17:27
by Liz Burton
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50 Things to do With a Fat Quarter: #9 Baby Burp Cloths

22. July 2013 17:27 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

 

 

Did you hear the news? A brand new bouncing-baby boy was born yesterday to the Royal Family! Now, were I a neighbor with the Royal Family, I would definitely take over a few of these fabulous burp cloths! They are made with quilters cotton fabric and a tri-fold cloth diaper which can be purchased from your local big box store.  I love the absorbency of the tri-fold diaper but I wanted to add a bit of fun and color. Today's feature fabric is Easter Little Bunny Floral on Light Blue (and although it is Easter-ish, it screams brand-new baby to me) from 4my3boyz.  These burp cloths are super easy and super fun to make.  And from one fat quarter, you can make three burp cloths!

 

 

 

 

 

 

All done! That's it! And if you are giving away as a gift, simply fold in thirds, roll & tie with a coordinating ribbon! I personally think a new mom can never have too many burp cloths...

 

 

 

 

11. October 2012 13:25
by tbev
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Fabulous Pillowcase Superhero Capes

11. October 2012 13:25 by tbev | 0 Comments

If your boys are anything like mine, they love a good superhero disguise. This simple project transforms a regular pillowcase into a crime-fighting cape, perfect for jumping from bed to bed! This is a fun Halloween project or anytime project for a beginning sewer.

Here's what you'll need to get started:

1 standard pillowcase
1/2 yard character fabric (I used this Batman and Superman pattern)
1 sew-on snap (I used size 10 for little fingers to manage)

Instructions

Turn pillowcase inside out and press. Lay fabric out and pin to match pillowcase.

Trim the fabric to match the pillowcase, allowing a 1/4 inch excess on the end of the opening. (HINT: If making more than one, cut each piece of fabric to its own pillowcase. I found a fair amount of variance in the two pillowcases I bought.)

Next, sew the fabric (right side in) onto the inside of the pillowcase, following the seam of the pillowcase, on the three closed sides. (Don't sew the opening!)

Turn the fabric inside out and press. 

Take the 1/4 inch excess fabric at the end of the opening side of the pillowcase, folding and pressing it to match the end of the pillowcase opening. Then sew it to that side of the pillowcase opening. (Remember, only sew the character fabric to one side, unless you want a non-functioning pillowcase.) 

Finally, sew the snaps by hand onto one corner of the character-side fabric and the other to the pillowcase-side of the non-opening end, careful to sew through only one layer.

To kick up your costume a notch, cut a simple mask out of black felt and attach a band of elastic.

If only fighting crime and saving the world were this easy! Explore all our Superhero Fabrics at 4my3boyz.com and see which ones suits your little hero best.