A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

6. November 2016 13:17
by CarSut

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?

25. September 2012 06:04
by tbev

Fabulous DIY Table Runners

25. September 2012 06:04 by tbev | 0 Comments

As the seasons change, I'm always ready to change up the decorations in my house, and a fresh new table runner is one of my favorite ideas. What better way to put that stash of fat quarters to use? I found three great DIY ideas for every skill level.

Easy: Lovely Crafty Home shares simple instructions for this quick table makeover, perfect for a beginning sewing project. Customize width and length for your table.

Medium: This quilted runner from Polka Dot Chair requires a bit more skill, but can still be put together in an afternoon or two. 

Expert: Four fat quarters and quilt-as-you-sew instructions make this runner a simple project for a confident seamstress. Pattern from Quilt Warehouse.

I love to see what fabulous fat quarters can do, don't you?

21. August 2012 11:36
by tbev

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


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?