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One Hour Triangle Quilt

Yes, you read that right! ONE HOUR triangle quilt! I made this triangle quilt in a little over an hour. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE??, you ask. Read on.

One Hour Triangle "Quilt" Tutorial

One Hour Triangle "Quilt" Tutorial

Triangle Quilt Tutorial

I really really love my original pink ombre triangle quilt. And it is also one of those tutorials that lots of you have loved also and made quilts from. That warms my heart, by the way. I really love seeing them!

We use ours daily, it was my daughter’s special baby quilt that I made for her before she was born. It’s been puked on, pooped on, spit on, snuggled with, washed, washed, washed and carted all over the place. It’s still as good as new though. We have just really loved it.

(Yesterday I finally shared a follow-up post on getting sharp triangles with a new pattern piece, in case you missed that!)

So, I wanted to make it even easier to make your very own triangle quilt, just in case you are intimidated by piecing and sewing a quilt. Or, in case you just don’t have the time!

 

Here’s the big secret: I designed a special Spoonflower fabric that has FULL SIZE triangles! Yes, you just buy 2 yards, cut it up a little, sew on a backing, bind it up and VIOLA—a triangle “quilt”! So literally, after you wait a few days for your fabric, it will take you 1 hour to sew. With me?

 

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I am not sure that it is really a “quilt” since it isn’t pieced. It is really just be a “quilted blanket” but, technicalities aside, I assure you it has ALL the love and thrill of a normal triangle quilt sewn into it. Plus, the points are all perfect and the lines are all straight. No guesswork here!

I used metallic gold bias tape to bind it, fun right?! And I added one of my new little labels (more on these later).

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Let’s make one!

Here’s the rundown on Spoonflower fabric, if you’ve never tried it. You can purchase any amount in yards. You can print your own fabric, so I created this design and had them ship it to me and then I made the design available for anyone.  You can get as many yards as you want, or as little as a swatch or fat quarter. It’s really fun!

TRIANGLE QUILT SUPPLIES

Materials:

-2 yards Triangle Print Fabric, available at Spoonflower
-2 yards backing material, any color cotton
-batting
-2 packages 1/2″ double fold bias tape (or make your own binding)
-thread to match backing and bias tape
-Spray baste*

UPDATES:

  • My gold binding is 1/2″ polyester bias tape. It is Wright’s Brand from Joann Fabric. Don’t iron this :)
  • I used basic combed cotton for the Spoonflower fabric base. Others will work, but the measurements may vary.

Triangle Quilt Pattern

*It was my first time using spray basting. Changed my life. Thumbs up!

 

Here is a break-down of the 1 hour you will spend sewing:

15 minutes : Lay out fabric, cut to size and baste.

30 minutes: Quilt layers together

15 minutes: Machine bind quilt.

 

First, lay the fabric out and cut it at 53.5″. This quilt is a crib quilt measuring about 54″ by 42″. The width is 42″ and the length will be 72″ if you buy 2 yards. So you just trim a little bit off.

This should slice one column of triangles directly in half.

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Use spray baste to stick the triangle fabric to batting. Spray it on and smooth it out.

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Triangle Quilt Tutorial

Spray baste the backing fabric to the other side of the batting.  Then trim the quilt edges.

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Triangle Quilt Tutorial

Now quilt it by sewing in between all the triangles. It will create a triangle pattern on the back and disguise your plain printed fabric as a quilt! Bind the quilt with any 1/2″ bias tape (or create your own binding with fabric.)

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Once your blanket is quilted, it really looks like a quilt!

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One Hour Triangle Quilt!

 

 

 

More triangle quilt posts:

-The Original Triangle Quilt Pattern

-Sharp Triangle Point Tutorial

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Triangle Quilt Pattern Update: How to get Sharp Triangles http://seekatesew.com/triangle-quilt-pattern-update-get-sharp-triangles/ http://seekatesew.com/triangle-quilt-pattern-update-get-sharp-triangles/#respond Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12698 I think I’ve been promising this post for about 2 years…oops! This is a follow-up to the original Modern Ombre Triangle Quilt Pattern! The original pattern has lots of info in it, but this post will fill in all the gaps to make it super easy to achieve a triangle quilt that you will be […]

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I think I’ve been promising this post for about 2 years…oops! This is a follow-up to the original Modern Ombre Triangle Quilt Pattern! The original pattern has lots of info in it, but this post will fill in all the gaps to make it super easy to achieve a triangle quilt that you will be proud of! I also updated the pattern piece so there is less guess work!

Not all of my points are sharp in my original quilt. By the time I finished the original triangle quilt I had figured it out. So don’t worry if you’ve made one and it wasn’t perfect. We still love ours.

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This post includes:

-An updated pattern piece to make crisp tips easier
-photographed tutorial to make sure you get pointy triangles
-a few extra tips for sharp points
-and a full illustrated tutorial for the triangle quilt

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Ahh! Baby fever is setting in.

 

UPDATED PATTERN PIECE//

TRIANGLE QUILT PATTERN PIECE

The updated pattern piece is just tweaked slightly, but it will make a big difference in getting those sharp point that we all want.

Download the pattern piece HERE.

HOW TO GET SHARP TRIANGLES//

The new pattern piece has blunt edges instead of sharp edges and a slightly different point to make achieving sharp edges easier. With the old pattern piece, you had to stagger the triangles slightly to get it right. But with this one you can just line up the edges perfectly and use 1/4″ seam allowances and everything will work out. There is less guess work with the new pattern piece! Yay!

Here’s how:

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Here is the same process in photo form:

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Here’s a little close up of where the point meets the blunt edge. You can see that the blunt edge is flush with the edge of the fabric.

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Getting the points sharp in each row is the first step. When you sew the rows together, you have to pay extra attention to the points to make sure you don’t cut off the tip or leave too much space so the tip is floating too high above the seam. The best way to do this is to use a pin to keep the points aligned.

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Push the pin through the tip of the triangle.

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Then match it to the other one.

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Sew it up.

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And press, press, press!

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Get it, tips! Tips for sharp tips. Hah.

 

THE TRIANGLE QUILT- START TO FINISH

  • Cut out all your pieces and arrange them in rows. See the original post for a pattern if you want a good random quilt.
  • Cut outer triangles in half to make a flat edge.
  • Sew triangles into rows using instructions above.

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  • Sew rows together. Match the points together and pin each one carefully to line up points. (See Above)
  • When all the rows are sewn together, press the quilt well so seam allowances are flat. You don’t have to press them open, just press them flat.
  • Now, lay out your backing fabric and lay batting on top. I love the natural cotton batting. It isn’t as high loft, so it’s a little easier to work with.
  • Trim backing fabric and batting so it is the same size as the quilt top
  • Use spray baste to stick them together. This is really easy, but I’ll share photos tomorrow. It’s just like spray adhesive. Spray it on the batting and then smooth the fabric over it. Then flip it over and repeat with the quilt top.
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  • Quilt fabric by sewing in the ditch of all the triangle lines, or 1/4″ away from them. You can choose how you want to do this for different effects. You can also make random patterns. Whatever you want!

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  • Bind the edge. Use a binding foot to make this easier!

 

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That’s it! This quilt is fairly easy, it just takes a little time!

 

Tomorrow I will show you how to speed up this process and share more pictures of my pastel/striped triangle quilt. It has gold binding!

 

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Last Chance for the Ultimate DIY Bundle http://seekatesew.com/last-chance-ultimate-diy-bundle/ http://seekatesew.com/last-chance-ultimate-diy-bundle/#respond Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12573 Today is the VERY LAST DAY to snag your copy of the Ultimate DIY Bundle! Over the last week I’ve shared lots of sewing projects, all from the Ultimate DIY Bundle! Here’s a recap: A bags, some vests, a top for me, a dress for my girlie, and there are even more included in the […]

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Today is the VERY LAST DAY to snag your copy of the Ultimate DIY Bundle!

Over the last week I’ve shared lots of sewing projects, all from the Ultimate DIY Bundle! Here’s a recap:

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A bags, some vests, a top for me, a dress for my girlie, and there are even more included in the bundle! Plus many of you have taken advantage of my FREE kid pattern bonus offer! Just use my link to purchase then forward your confirmation to seekatesew1 (at) gmail.com with your choice!

Here are just a few of the options you can choose from for your bonus pattern!

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The Olivia Dress:

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The Viewfinder Tee:

 

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The Avery Top:

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The Maia Top:

 

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The Surfer Slacks:

 

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The Explorer Hoodie:

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Don’t miss out!

 

Want the FULL list of what is included in this bundle? See Below

Sewing

  • Aztec Hooded Vest by Kate @ See Kate Sew ($8.00)
  • Color Plus Quilt by Alison @ Alison Glass Design ($12.00)
  • Lucky the Elephant by Virginia @ Gingercake ($7.00)
  • Parisian Top by Andrea @ Andrea’s Notebook ($12.00)
  • Seasonal Stitching Club Collection by Mollie @ Wild Olive ($32.00)
  • Sew a Skirt by Caroline @ Sew Caroline ($10.00)
  • Sewing School 101 by Nicole @ NicoleVBennett.com ($12.50)
  • Sleep Over Tote by Virginia @ Gingercake ($7.00)
  • Spectrum by Alison @ Alison Glass Design ($12.00)
  • Sugar Pop Top by Caroline @ Sew Caroline ($14.00)
  • The Norah Dress and Tunic by Hayley @ Welcome to the Mouse House ($9.00)

Crafts

  • Chalk Pastels Through The Seasons by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge ($9.99)
  • Easy DIY Crafts for Every Season by Amy @ Mom Advice ($10.00)
  • Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge (FREE)
  • Handmade Gifts for Every Occasion by Kim @ Everything Etsy ($10.00)
  • How to Sculpt Miniature Breakfast Foods by Mo @ The Mouse Market ($39.95)
  • Infarrantly Creative Printable Collection by Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative ($10.00)
  • Make Believe by Andrea @ Andrea’s Notebook, Kate @ See Kate Sew, Melissa @ Melly Sews, and Shauna @ Shwin & Shwin ($9.95)
  • Nurturing Creativity by Renee @ FIMBY ($3.00)
  • Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by Kristen @ The Frugal Girl ($3.99)
  • Stackapals by Sean @ The Modest Mom ($9.99)

eCourses

  • 30 Days of Prompts by Elora @ Elora Nicole ($25.00)
  • Artful Adventures Art Journaling Basics by Kristie @ Artful Adventures ($20.00)
  • Family Writer’s Club by Mariah @ Playful Learning ($27.00)
  • How to Scan and Digitize Photos & Memorabilia by Mary @ Be Photo Wise ($30.00)
  • iScrap-N-Snap by Beth @ Scrapping Wonders ($12.99)
  • Photography 101 by Josh and Kevin @ Shoot Fly Shoot ($67.00)
  • Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners by Melissa @ Digital Scrapbooking HQ ($30.00)
  • Story 101 by Elora @ Elora Nicole ($127.00)
  • Use Your Stash by Elise @ Elise Blaha Cripe ($8.00)

Holidays & Seasonal

  • 101 {More} Days of Christmas by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($4.99)
  • 101 Days of Christmas by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($4.99)
  • Floral & Stripes Party Collection by Amy @ Living Locurto ($21.95)
  • Gift It From Scratch by Kathie @ Homespun Seasonal Living ($3.99)
  • Gifts Kids Can Make by Cindy @ Skip to My Lou ($4.95)
  • Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas by Melissa @ Melissa K. Norris ($2.99)
  • Stress-Free Baby Shower by Sara @ Your Thriving Family ($5.95)

Home & Garden

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Homemade Personal Care Products by Shaina @ Food for My Family ($10.00)
  • Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate by Kristen @ Wicked Goodies ($9.99)
  • Clean & Simple by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($2.99)
  • Cookies for the Seasons by Bridget @ Bake at 350 ($10.00)
  • DIY Herbs At Home by Karon @ Larder Love ($12.00)
  • DIY Organic Beauty Recipes by Heather @ Mommypotamus ($24.95)
  • Empress of Dirt Garden Art & Ideas by Melissa @ Empress of Dirt ($3.99)
  • Simply Canning: Survival Guide for Safe Home Canning by Sharon @ Simply Canning ($12.99)
  • The Cottage Mama’s DIY Guide by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.95)
  • Natural Beauty Guide by Wellness Mama @ Wellness Mama ($10.00)

Home Decor

  • 21 Inspiring Thrift Store Transformations by Jami @ An Oregon Cottage ($4.99)
  • 31 Days to a Staged Home by Leslie @ Goodbye House, Hello Home ($7.49)
  • Autumn Inspired: DIY Home Decor by Myra @ My Blessed Life ($10.00)
  • Easy Mod Podge Decor for Your Home by Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks ($10.00)
  • How to Choose Paint Colours: It’s All In The Undertones by Maria @ Maria Killam ($37.00)
  • Interior Design for Real People by Sarah @ The Yellow Cape Cod ($10.00)
  • Make It! Hardware Store Decor by Curbly @ Curbly ($9.99)
  • The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting by Allison @ Refunk My Junk ($9.99)
  • The Ultimate Tassel Guide by Myquillyn @ Nesting Place ($10.00)
  • Thrifty Decor Chick’s DIY Handbook by Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick ($10.00)
  • Updated & On Trend Tassels by Myquillyn @ Nesting Place ($4.99)

Photography

  • Printable Photo Checklists by Rebecca @ Simple as That ($5.00)
  • Say No to Auto by Kristen @ Kristen Duke Photography ($10.00)
  • Snapping Shelter Dogs…and Cats! by Angela @ Angela Hunt Photography ($4.99)
  • The Spaghetti Shots by Courtney @ Courtney Westlake ($4.99)

Scrapbooking & Art Journaling

  • Animals Coloring Book by Samantha @ Doodle Art Alley ($5.00)
  • A Year of Art Journaling: A Beginner Course in Artful Discovery by Christine @ Bare Branch Blooming ($20.00)
  • Kimberly Kalil Designs Collection by Kimberly @ Kimberly Kalil ($17.00)
  • Life, According to Me by Stephanie @ Somewhat Simple ($5.97)
  • Scripture Memory Cards by Melissa @ The Lovely Words ($10.00)
  • A Year of Mandalas by Samantha @ Doodle Art Alley ($5.00)

The Business of DIY

  • Act on Your Craft by Renee @ MadeOn Hard Lotion ($3.50)
  • Make & Sell Your Own Skin Products by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($5.97)
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($8.00)
  • Pinteresting by Tabitha @ Meet Penny ($2.99)
  • Getting Started with Social Media by Jessica @ Create & Thrive ($25.00)
  • The Social Spread by Prerna @ Social Media Direct ($129.00)

Writing

  • 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, Volume 2 by Bryan @ Build Creative Writing Ideas ($2.99)
  • A Summer of Stories by Tsh @ The Art of Simple ($4.00)
  • On Becoming a Writer by Denise @ Denise J. Hughes ($2.99)

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The Norah Dress in Japanese Cherry Fabric http://seekatesew.com/norah-dress-japanese-cherry-fabric/ http://seekatesew.com/norah-dress-japanese-cherry-fabric/#respond Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12513 I previewed this dress on Instagram, so if you follow me there you may recognize this fabric combo. I used the Norah Dress Pattern by Mouse House Creations for this dress. I’m so in love! Isn’t it the sweetest? That collar! I’m kicking myself for not making this dress sooner. I went for an unexpected […]

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I previewed this dress on Instagram, so if you follow me there you may recognize this fabric combo.

I used the Norah Dress Pattern by Mouse House Creations for this dress. I’m so in love! Isn’t it the sweetest? That collar! I’m kicking myself for not making this dress sooner.

I went for an unexpected fabric combination with a Japanese Cherry Print that I found in Nashville and grey chambray. I figured that grey goes with anything and I didn’t really feel like using a bright pink or bright yellow fabric to match the fabric. I love how it turned out. The back has a little white scallop button and loop. Instead of lining it I made a facing. I didn’t have enough grey fabric for a partial lining, so I improvised there.

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New favorite baby dress! I felt like pink tights and polka dot shoes were the only way to finish this outfit ;) .

You’ve probably noticed a running theme in my last few posts, this is also a part of the Ultimate DIY Bundle! But today is the VERY LAST DAY EVER to purchase it. You’ll get 11 awesome sewing patterns (with over 75 resources total, ebooks, printables, etc) , a free Craftsy class, some online gift cards, PLUS you can pick an additional See Kate Sew kids pattern as a thank you! Just email me your receipt and pick a pattern! Grab the bundle HERE!

 

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sleepover bag http://seekatesew.com/sleepover-bag/ http://seekatesew.com/sleepover-bag/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12514     I’ve been sewing up a storm with the Ultimate DIY Bundle! This is another one of my projects, the Sleepover Tote by Gingercake patterns. This is a perfect weekender bag, which is something I’ve been wanting! I made this tote two-toned with a leather bottom and grey/white polka dot top. The polka dot […]

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I’ve been sewing up a storm with the Ultimate DIY Bundle! This is another one of my projects, the Sleepover Tote by Gingercake patterns. This is a perfect weekender bag, which is something I’ve been wanting! I made this tote two-toned with a leather bottom and grey/white polka dot top. The polka dot fabric is a Japanese fabric. I also used leather for the handles! I love how sturdy the leather makes the bag, but the shape is also just perfect for packing for a weekend trip.

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I made one modification to the pattern. The top calls for a drawstring but I used elastic in the casing instead. I didn’t have any good drawstring material on hand but I have lots of elastic! The end result is very similar and it stretches to open.

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I used a floral print for the inside.

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This was super fast and fun to make and I’m excited about my new sleepover bag!

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the last day to buy the Ultimate DIY Bundle.

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navy + polka dot parisian top http://seekatesew.com/parisian-top/ http://seekatesew.com/parisian-top/#respond Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12510   Sharing another make from the Ultimate DIY Bundle today! This is the Parisian Top by Go To Patterns. I love this pattern! I made a yellow on about a year ago and wear it all the time, so I was excited that it is included in the Ultimate DIY Bundle. You’ll love this top! […]

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Sharing another make from the Ultimate DIY Bundle today! This is the Parisian Top by Go To Patterns. I love this pattern! I made a yellow on about a year ago and wear it all the time, so I was excited that it is included in the Ultimate DIY Bundle. You’ll love this top!

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The main features are a peter pan collar, puff sleeves and sleeve bands. The pattern also calls for a hem band, which I left off this time, but included in my yellow one. I like it both ways.

This top took me about an hour to sew, it’s fast! I had just a little scrap of the polka dot knit fabric, I thought it would be fun on the collar and sleeve bands! The navy fabric is a nice ponte from Girl Charlee. The polka dot is also from Girl Charlee.

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Here is my yellow version:

 

Here are all 11 sewing patterns you’ll get with this bundle:

 

The bundle includes a total of 75+ ebooks, patterns and DIY resources! You also get a FREE Craftsy class just for purchasing the bundle, plus some other great bonuses! And if you buy through my link right now you’ll get an ADDITIONAL SEE KATE SEW PATTERN (any kids pattern!) for FREE! Just forward me your email confirmation and your pattern selection! I have a few more projects to share from this bundle! But tomorrow is the last day it is available!

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sewing 101: how to quilt fabric + quilted hello kitty vest http://seekatesew.com/sewing-101-quilt-fabric-quilted-hello-kitty-vest/ http://seekatesew.com/sewing-101-quilt-fabric-quilted-hello-kitty-vest/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12511 Hello Kitty on one side…. Cotton + Steel on the other! I’m sharing another Aztec Hooded Vest today, this one is reversible! The Aztec Hooded Vest pattern is actually made to be fully reversible, all you have to do is make sure you have a reversible zipper and you’re golden! I found this Hello Kitty […]

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Hello Kitty on one side….

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Cotton + Steel on the other!

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I’m sharing another Aztec Hooded Vest today, this one is reversible! The Aztec Hooded Vest pattern is actually made to be fully reversible, all you have to do is make sure you have a reversible zipper and you’re golden!

I found this Hello Kitty fabric at Joann. I usually don’t love character prints, but nostalgia got to me. I used to spend all my allowance at Sanrio. The colors worked really well with this blue/pink/white Cotton + Steel print that I had laying around, so I used that on the other side.

Hopefully you can see the texture quilting produces. It just gives the fabric a little more dimension and interest. This is a quick and easy technique that you can apply to a variety of sewing projects!

 

And don’t forget: The Aztec Hooded Vest pattern for sizes 18M to 8 is a part of the Ultimate DIY Bundle, which is over 75 awesome creative resources for all types of makers. The bundle includes 8 high quality sewing patterns that I know you’ll want! Grab the bundle here for 97% off, ends in a few days! See all the eBooks and patterns that are included HERE. (And don’t forget when you purchase from my link, you get an EXTRA free pattern of your choice from the kids section of my shop. Just forward your confirmation email to me with your selection!)

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how to quilt fabric for a dimensional, textured garment// seekatesew.com

 
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Materials:
-Batting
-Thread

You can do this with most sewing patterns. Just cut out your fabric as you normally would and cut out a layer of batting for each pattern piece.

Place the batting on the backside of the fabric.

Then sew diagonal lines across the pattern piece.

Turn the fabric and sew diagonal lines going the other way to make a diamond or square pattern.

You can really use any pattern you want when quilting fabric, so be creative and have fun!

 

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BOY SEWING // cotton + steel hooded vest with fur http://seekatesew.com/boy-sewing-cotton-steel-hooded-vest-fur/ http://seekatesew.com/boy-sewing-cotton-steel-hooded-vest-fur/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12512 This is a hack of my Aztec Hooded Vest pattern! I’m showing you how to add an amazing faux fur trim to the hood. It’s fairly simple but there are a few things you have to do to adjust the pattern to make this method work! The Aztec Hooded Vest pattern for sizes 18M to […]

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FUR HOOD TUTORIAL

This is a hack of my Aztec Hooded Vest pattern! I’m showing you how to add an amazing faux fur trim to the hood. It’s fairly simple but there are a few things you have to do to adjust the pattern to make this method work!

The Aztec Hooded Vest pattern for sizes 18M to 8 is a part of the Ultimate DIY Bundle, which is over 75 awesome creative resources for all types of makers. The bundle includes 8 high quality sewing patterns that I know you’ll want! Grab the bundle here for 97% off, ends in a few days! See all the eBooks and patterns that are included HERE. (And don’t forget when you purchase from my link, you get an EXTRA free pattern of your choice from the kids section of my shop. Just forward your confirmation email to me with your selection!)

I love how the back of this hood looks:

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I lined this vest with a bright yellow knit fabric, from a Target sheet set. The open welt pockets are lined with a similar color of cotton.

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I added quilt batting to the middle of this vest, for warmth. And then I quilted the top layer to the batting with a diagonal stitch pattern. I think that boy sewing can be so fun, you just have to think of ways beyond a ruffle to make your items more interesting. And stitching lines is one of those things!

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I made one for my daughter, too. I will show you that tomorrow! Her’s doesn’t have fur, but it is reversible!

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Hooded Vest with Fur Trim Tutorial

Materials:
-Aztec Vest Pattern, or other hooded item
-Faux Fur
-Walking Foot for sewing machine (optional but very handy)

 

To add the faux fur, cut out both the hood main and hood lining pieces on the LINING piece line.

Sew the hood main together around the curve with right sides together. I recommend a walking foot when sewing the faux fur since the layers will get very thick. The walking foot will help your machine “walk” over them with ease.

Repeat with lining.

Measure fur fabric against the length of the hood opening and cut a piece as long as the opening and 4″ wide.

Sandwich the folded fur in between the hood main and hood lining with the right sides together.

Sew it up.

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The only other modification you need to do is to add two small pleats to each side of the hood so that it matches up with the neckline correctly. Since you added a bunch of fur, the pleats will take in some of the excess fabric without reducing the hood size. This pattern is all about the oversized hood!

 

 

 

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And you’re done! All ready for a freezing cold winter!

 

 

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the ULIMATE DIY sewing pattern bundle! + a FREE pattern! http://seekatesew.com/ulimate-diy-sewing-pattern-bundle-free-pattern/ http://seekatesew.com/ulimate-diy-sewing-pattern-bundle-free-pattern/#respond Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12509   YOU GUYS! The AZTEC Hooded Vest (one of my most loved sewing patterns for BOYS and girls) is a part of the Ulimate DIY bundle, a super great deal for anyone who loves to sew! And as a bonus, if you purchase from my link right now I will give you a second kids […]

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YOU GUYS! The AZTEC Hooded Vest (one of my most loved sewing patterns for BOYS and girls) is a part of the Ulimate DIY bundle, a super great deal for anyone who loves to sew! And as a bonus, if you purchase from my link right now I will give you a second kids pattern of your choice FREE! Just forward your confirmation email to seekatesew1@gmail.com with your pattern selection!

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STYLED BY VIVIAN // the dreamer top http://seekatesew.com/styled-vivian-dreamer-top/ http://seekatesew.com/styled-vivian-dreamer-top/#respond Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:00:29 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12550 I’m excited to introduce a new feature post today! Vivian has been a contributor for a year now and she’s got the cutest personal style. So for the next few months she will be sewing up some patterns and showing us all how to style them for everyday wear. I hope you enjoy! -Kate //////// […]

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I’m excited to introduce a new feature post today! Vivian has been a contributor for a year now and she’s got the cutest personal style. So for the next few months she will be sewing up some patterns and showing us all how to style them for everyday wear. I hope you enjoy! -Kate

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Written by Vivian of Vivileen.
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Pattern: The Dreamer Top
Fabric: Hacci Sweater knit c/o Girl Charlee

 

For my first “styled by” post I sewed up the Dreamer top.  This is one of my favorite patterns of Kate’s.  I picked this top because I love the simple loose style.  I don’t make clothes for myself very often, and when I do I usually stick to skirts.  They just seem less intimidating to me.  This was a great top to start with!

The pattern instructions are simple and easy to follow.  This top is also perfect if you’re new to knits.  I’ve never sewn with knits before and I didn’t find this pattern too difficult.  (It’s only 4 pieces!)  The most difficult part for me was making sure I didn’t stretch the fabric as I sewed.  I think I did stretch some in the neckline and sleeves, and they both ended up a little looser than I wanted, but I still love it.  I already want to sew this again in a different thicker fabric or use the lace yoke pattern hack!

I’ll probably wear this most often with leggings and flats for a cute comfortable look, and with heels and a statement necklace if I want to look a little more dressed up.

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