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!

11. June 2013 10:38
by tbev
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50 Things to Do With a Fat Quarter: #3 Beach Towel Pouch & Pocket

11. June 2013 10:38 by tbev | 0 Comments

4my3boyz Beach Towel Pouch & Pocket

Today's project came to me when I was sending my son to the pool with an armload of supplies: towel, shirt, sunscreen, sunglasses and wallet. As he walked out the door, I wondered how many of the items would actually make it back. If only the towel could hold everything he needed, I thought. And there you have it, an idea was born! The featured fabric today is Run Run Robot! Robots and Spaceships on Black from the shop at 4my3boyz Fabrics. (Because I was using an oversized beach towel, I used two fat quarters.) This is a simple sewing project that will make pool time stress-free!

Here's what you'll need:

1 beach towel
1-2 fat quarters, depending on size of towel
velcro adhesive 

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13. September 2012 12:09
by tbev
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Simple Fleece Scarves

13. September 2012 12:09 by tbev | 0 Comments

Cold weather and holiday giving are both around the corner, and our new supply of fleece fabric is a perfect match for both. Today I'm sharing two super simple fleece scarf ideas. The first is a no-sew fringe scarf and the second is a one-stitch eternity scarf—both adorable accessories for yourself or someone on your gift list. These also make great projects for kids or beginning sewers. 

No-Sew Fleece Scarf
(featuring Autism Awareness Fabric

4m3b No-Sew Scarf 1

1. Take one 12-inch strip of fleece fabric (58-60" wide) and trim the ends. 

4m3b No-Sew Scarf 2 

2. Place a strip of masking tape 7 inches from each edge of the fabric.

4m3b No-Sew Scarf 3

3. Make 1-inch slits across each edge of the fabric.

4m3b No-Sew Scarf 4

4. Cut each slit up to the masking tape line.

4m3b No-Sew Scarf 5

5. Tie a knot at the top of each fringe.

4m3b No-Sew Scarf 6

6. Repeat with the other side. 

  

One-Stitch Eternity Scarf
(featuring Canyon Southwest Pattern Turquoise)


4m3b Eternity Scarf 1

1. Take one 18-inch strip of fleece fabric (58-60" wide) and trim off the edges.

4m3b Eternity Scarf 2

2. Pin right sides of the two ends together.

4m3b Eternity Scarf 3

3. Using a wide zig-zag stitch, sew the pieces together with a back stitch at each end. Turn the fabric inside out and you're finished!

Check out our entire line of fleece fabrics:

Animal Fleece and Faux Fur
Character Fleece 
Children's Fleece
Pattern Fleece
Sports Fleece
Other Fleece

23. August 2012 09:50
by tbev
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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!