Welcome to Week 38 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!
Week 38 – Project 82
Festive Flag Banners – designed by Sue Ainsley page 230
Diana chose to use a Sweetwater Countdown to Christmas charm pack as the main fabrics for her banner.
1 package of 1/2″ double-fold bias tape (3 1/2 yards)
3 craft felt squares (9″x 12″)
Diana loves Charm Squares. What a great way to get all the patterns in one collection of fabric! A frugal sewist’s dream.
Diana’s Tips and Thoughts
- A charm square is 5 inches square. The pattern calls for a 6 inch wide triangle x 8 inches long. Some alterations had to be made.
- Decide which 16 (oops the pattern calls for 14) charm squares will be the upper triangle. Set those aside. Now pick 8 for the lower portion. Cut those in half. With right sides facing, center your 2 1/2 inch strip on the center of a charm square and sew them together.
- Find the center of the charm square and measure down 8 inches. This is the center of the point. Cut off the sides to form the triangle.
- Use one of the front triangles as a template for the backs. Diana used 2 fat quarters in coordinating prints to form the backs.
Week 38 – Project 83
Beanbag Booster Seat – designed by Ellen Baker page 232
Carrie selected Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi Curated Bloom Fun Blue – LAMINATED.
One 12 x 12 x 2 foam insert
3 pounds of buckwheat hulls
Carrie’s Tips and Thoughts
- Simple and useful project.
- Step 2, Make the Body of the Seat, When folding the laminate in half to keep it secure Carrie used binder clips to hold it in place.
- Be careful to follow the diagram and measure the 5 1/2″ marking along the open edge of the triangle. Carrie made the mistake of measuring from the folded side on one corner.
- When stitching on the bottom piece she found it easier to stitch one side at a time. Starting and stopping a 1/2″ before the end and then turning the corner.
- On the side left open for inserting the foam Carrie used masking tape instead of pins to hold it together so she could sew it closed.
- Carrie elected not to use the buckwheat hulls. She had two 12 x 12 x 2 pieces of foam so she used both of them. If she had used the buckwheat hulls enclosing them in a 12 x 12 piece of muslin and attaching it to the top of the foam would keep them together.
A booster seat for your toddler and a fun way to add color to your kitchen. Easy clean up laminated fabric!
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