JABC Stitch School is in session with this special Saturday edition! We wanted to share a closer look at one of our favorite techniques, Button Appliqué. Button Appliqué is a fun way to add color and texture to appliqué shapes with buttons. Check out the video below as Cecile shows you how to arrange your buttons and shares her favorite technique for holding them in place as she stitches!
Handmade and from the heart. We can’t think of a more perfect gift than a little something made with your hands and a heart full of love! With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we have the perfect answer, our Hearts & Flowers Buttons Box! It is the perfect quick stitch project to share with your favorite Valentine or Galentine! And right now, you can get the Hearts & Flowers Buttons Box for a sweet deal that we think you will love!
Oh friends! You are going to love the pure sweetness of our February Pin Lover’s Club! Our club exclusive Mini-Pinnie pattern this month is called “Sweet Strawberry”. It features an adorable foundation paper pieced strawberry. The pin trio for February is called “Take a Bite”. It includes an ice cream cone, a strawberry, and a yummy pink cupcake!
The best thing about creating the HOME Button Lover’s Club box was working with a very dear friend. Created to include in the HOME box, the Home Sewn mini quilt shows off the rich colors and playful florals of the brand new Home Grown fabrics—designed by Nancy Halvorsen. We’ve been working with Nancy since 1997, making buttons to match the delightful images she’s drawn to fill over 60 books and patterns. And quilters know that Nancy also uses her own fabric, printed by Benartex, to make those images come alive. Fabric and patterns make Nancy’s designs special, but each fabric line also inspires other projects–including our new mini quilt. The HOME box gave us the perfect reason to create with the lovely blues, aquas and greens, and add splashes of whimsical floral prints. We named our mini quilt Home Sewn in honor of the Home Grown fabrics.
Seed catalogs are starting to arrive in the mail and it has us dreaming of spending time in our gardens. These spring daydreams inspired us to create something fun to share with you, the Pot Full of Posies pincushion. It is a fun and easy project to craft while you wait for spring to arrive. Add in a few sweet hearts and you have a fun creation for Valentine’s Day too! And even more fun, the Pot Full of Posies pattern is free with the purchase of our new Love Mini Pin-mini set! (More details and a link to purchase below.)