Monday, August 13, 2018

One Thimble, Issue 20 Blog Tour

It's that time again!  This time around we are celebrating five years with One Thimble's 20th issue.  Happy birthday One Thimble, I'm so glad I got to come along for (part of) the ride! 💗

First up is the Big Ocean Appliques by Swoodson Says.  Aren't they adorable?
The directions are very clear~she goes through each step very thoroughly and everything is crystal clear.  As suggested in the pattern, I dug through my scrap piles to find bright fabrics I thought would be fun for this project!
I couldn't decide what to make with these appliques~usually I make a pillow with my FMA samples (I'm sure my niece loves getting them, lol!).  I wanted to do a something a little different this time. Luckily, there is a great tote bag tutorial on page 71 by Libby and Mae!  It has easy to follow directions and tons of illustrations to help you along the way. I'm so glad I *may have* procrastinated just a little on this one, lol! ;)

Next up was the Piccolo Beach Blanket by Piccolo Studios.  I had so much fun "creating" fabric for this quilt! The pattern gives you directions for using a solid piece of fabric or piecing strips together.  I took it one step further (because I am on a mission to use up as many scraps as I can!) and pieced together as many pieces of fabric as I could. I loved that this pattern tells you how to cut your fabric into circles based on the width of your fabric, so my pieced together fabric simply grew until I needed a break, lol!  As my newly created fabric wasn't a standard size, I used a flat sheet for the backing and I love how it turned out!   Pardon the waviness, I hadn't given it a good final pressing at the time of the photos. :/

What else is in this fabulous issue?  Oodles and oodles of patterns, tutorials, and articles of course!
As witnessed by my sewing choices, this issue is jam packed with beachy sews for the family. We are heading into Fall soon here, but I definitely have my eye on that cute kaftan for next summer!

As always, the articles cover multiple topics from trending fabrics (some really fun summer ones!) to business advice (helpful hints on staying positive!).
Need advice on shirring or how to work with finicky fabrics?  This is the issue for you!
There are also great articles on creating your own piping and tips on using bias tape.  
I could go on and on, but trust don't want to miss a single word!!

Be sure to stop by and see what others have sewn up from this issue!




GAAF Machine
That's Sew Kari
Candice Ayala

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