Thursday, April 25, 2013

Christmas in July in the works

Recently got my fabric for a new post for the Moda Bake Shop as part of their Christmas in July plans. So excited! This one will be for my mom. (Remember that runner I made for her? My great grandmother loved it so much that my mom let her have it, haha. So *this* had better really end up being for my mom!) :)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Diaper Elastic

Most of my cloth diapers are 2 years old now and just as everyone on the interweb claimed would happen, my elastic needs replacing. I bought a bunch of elastic from Joann's (it wasn't expensive at all, I think $6 worth finished up 11 diapers). 

I used three pieces of elastic for each diaper (a piece for each leg and a piece across the back). All three pieces measured 5 1/4" but if I was to do it again, I'd do more like 4 3/4". This is still allowing for room to make your seam and cut off the excess. 

I cut into the fleece at each end of where the old elastic was. Fleece doesn't fray, so I never even bothered to sew it back together. I did this a few weeks ago, the diapers have been through the wash quite a few times now, and they work exactly the same as they did before, but better because the elastic is tighter, of course. So don't be afraid to cut that fleece!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cowboy Quilt

I am very excited about this quilt. I concocted the pattern myself and am very pleased with how it turned out! My fabrics are far too busy, which is unfortunate, but now I know and I won't do it again. :) Hoping to come up with a pattern some time soon. Ish. Ahem. 

I skipped the batting and used a super soft fuzzy backing and I really love how that turned out. I just folded it over to the front as my binding as well and I think it turned out great that way. Definitely want to do this more often. Especially since we're in Texas and batting is hardly necessary down here.