Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Haertland Blog Tour Recap

Hello everyone! 

I am so happy with the great response that the Heartland lookbook received, thank you so much to all the lovely makers that send me lovely comments about it. I want to also give a massive thanks to all the creative makers that were on The Heartland Blog Tour. You guys are so talented, I was overwhelm with all the creative projects that I saw in the blog tour☺☺

As you all know, we are in a video era ☺☺ so I put together this little video with all the amazing projects from the tour, enjoy everyone and I can't wait for my next call for makers, you guys rock!



Friday, October 14, 2016

The Heartland Fabrics LookBook is here!

I am so happy that the Heartland lookbook is out! I was waiting for it for the longest, but I am so thrilled with the result! The AGF team did an amazing job as always. For Heartland, my heart traveled to the inland forests throughout Scandinavia. There, my signature flowers have blossomed and are complemented with delicate homey designs in soothing colors.

Click here to take a Scandinavian journey into the Heartland LookBook, which is filled with countless projects for all of you to create and enjoy. I see some of you spending this upcoming weekend working creatively and what a better way than by making one of these projects. 

Lots of you have been asking me about my Trekanter quilt, and lovelies it is up and ready for purchase at my Crafty shop, click here to start making this beauty!

 My lookbook is filled with so many projects, I am so happy! I want to remake some of them in different color ways...can you imagine?! If it wasn't for Fall Quilt Market.....I would be glued to my sewing machine! Maybe I will make something fun and will share it with all of you in Social Media ☺

I find this picture so cozy, it makes me want to snuggle in those pillows and quilt, don't you? Click here if you want to make the Gladden Free Quilt Pattern!

I want to give thanks to the wonderful AGF team for creating this outstanding LookBook, and to all of you my lovely readers for the sweet comments about the LookBook and my collection. Your thoughts and comments truly puts a big smile on my face.


Pat B. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gådeå Tote Bag

Tutorial time,

So excited that the Heartland Fabrics lookbook is out and ready for all of you to enjoy! now it is time to show you the simple steps of creating the adorable Gådeå Tote Bag. Follow the steps below and have fun sewing, that's the most important instruction ☺

Fabric Quantities
1/2 yard of DEN-S-2006 TEMPLATE A
1/4 yard of DEN-OYD-6003 TEMPLATE B
1/2 yard of HRT-85304 TEMPLATE C
2 yards of DEN-S-2002 TEMPLATE D backing and straps.

Cutting Directions

Print out templates ABCD which are color coded for easier understanding (image below) and cut
DEN-S-2006 TEMPLATE A (Pages 1 2 3 4)
DEN-OYD-6003 TEMPLATE B (Pages 1 2)
HRT-85304 TEMPLATE C (Pages 1 2 3 4)
DEN-S-2002 TEMPLATE D (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Cut one 18'' by 18'' square of DEN-S-2002
Cut two 1'' 1/4 by 23'' 1/2 stripes of DEN-S-2002


Step 1- Creating the Frontal Panel
Sew together TEMPLATE A and B as explained below.

Now set aside, and take C and D and attach them together

Now, lets connect both pieces together and voila! We have our Frontal Panel completed!

Step 2- Backing a Frontal Panel Attachment  plus lining

Take the 18'' by 18'' square of DEN-S-2002 and attach it together with the frontal panel.

Step-3 Box Corner 
We want to box the interior corners to get a really nice flat bottom on the bag; this way the bag will have more body.Take the exterior of the bag (wrong side out) and pinch apart the two layers of the bag to get a little triangle on one corner. Flatten it down a little bit and make sure the top and bottom seams are lined up. Hold it tight. Place the bag flat on the table. Take the acrylic ruler with the 45° angle and lay it on the corner so that the 45° line is right on the edge of the triangle corner. We want to do a 4” gusset for this bag, so draw a line 4″ long (with the air-erasable marker) right across the bottom of the 45° corner. Stitch on top of the marked line. Trim excess fabric if desired, or leave it to add more body to the corner. Repeat these steps for the other bag corner and for both lining corners as well.

Step 4-Attaching the straps

Now take the 1'' 1/4 by 23'' 1/2 stripes of DEN-S-2002 . Fold it in half with right sides together and sew long sides.

Sew at 1/2". Turn right side out using a safety pin to inch your way through. Press flat

Press strap so the seam is in the back of your strap. Pin the ends of your straps 3 1/2" in from each side seam and stitch in place at 1/4". Next place exterior of bag inside lining making sure right sides are touching and that the straps are out of the way. Pin lining to the exterior of the bag and sew all the way around the top of your bag at 1/2" seam allowance. Pull exterior of bag through the unsewn portion in the lining. Handstitch or machine stitch unsewn portion.

And voila! You have the  Gådeå Tote Bag ready to use!!


Pat B

Bjørke Pillow

Hello lovelies!!!

Here it is, a fun and quick tutorial, follow these steps and have fun creating the Bjørke Pillow.

Fabric Quantities 
Fat Eight of Heartland Fabrics (all 20 prints)
1/2 yard of PE-436

Cutting Instructions 
Cut 24 (twenty four)1 1/2 by 1 1/2 squares of all 20 prints of Heartland Fabrics. The repetition of fabrics is explained in the image below.

Cut 1 (one) 5.5'' by 10'' of  PE-436
Cut 2 (two) 21.5'' by 10'' of  PE-436

Step 1- Attaching squares and frontal panel

Start attaching the 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 squares as explained below.

Once this is complete set aside. Now, take the 5.5'' by 10'' and attach it together with the previous completed piece.

Step 2- Quilting, optional

In my case, I free motion quilted the pillow imitating my Pine Tree print, for more information about free motion click here where I explained everything about it.

Step 3-  Backing

Get the two 21.5'' by 10'' of  PE-436and fold the side edges under by 5'' inch and iron press, so  they will not unravel over time.  After this, if desire, straight stitch the folded edge.

Lay the front piece of the pillow with the right side (pines and squares) facing up and place the back panels on top with right side (backing) facing down. Pin all the pieces together and sew around with an 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Fold it over and you will have your Bjørke Pillow  with a secret overlapping opening on the back where you insert your pillow body!


Pat B.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Heartland Blog Tour

The time has come and I couldn't be more excited! #TheHeartlandBlogTour has officially started! I can't wait to see the awesome projects that these talented bloggers are going to create. They are so creative and unique, I am so thrilled and happy to have all 20 of you in my tour. The idea for this tour was...think Quilty Scandinavian, and the ideas that these ladies submitted are beyond wonderful. All of you are going to love it! Make sure to follow The Heartland Blog Tour from today until October 21st. Bellow you will see my awesome timelines with these AWESOME bloggers!

Blogger Timeline

Monday October 10                                            
Alicia Steele                                                           
Paola Baker                                                               
Tuesday October 11                                            
Marija Vujcic                                                        
 Lisa Chavez                                                   

Wednesday October 12                                            
Lisa Serino                                                                                                                   
Aimee Leptick                                                  

Thursday  October 13                                            
Jessica Elliston                                                              
Veronica AM                                                      

 Friday October 14                                            
Katie Skoog                                                                     
 Karen Foster                                                       

Monday  October 17
Haley Anderson                                                             
 Kim Prows                                        

Tuesday October 18
Sarah Overton       
 Dorthe Niemann                                           

Wednesday October 19
Shannon Fraser                                                  
Ali Borsen                                                         

Thursday October 20
Mariana Diaz                                                            
Elise Baek                                                              
Friday October 21
Alexis Wright                                                         
 Elina Temmes