Bake Sale 2 Sew Along – Block Party – Stop 1!

Hello Everyone!

I was asked again to participate in a blog hop sponsored by Riley Blake Designs. This time we’re blogging along with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet’s Let’s Bake Sew Along!  If you aren’t sewing along there is plenty of time to get in on the fun!  (It just started last week..yay!)  Here’s a link to her sew along so you can see what she is up to,

In her sew along she uses templates and various methods of sewing to create a very fun sampler quilt.  Today we’re going to use some of those templates and methods to create 3 alternative projects so you can keep the fun going!

First up…let’s bake some pies!  Don’t worry no messy flour here, just a few crafty ingredients and super cute Shine Bright Fabric by Simple Simon & Company!

Here’s what you’ll need for this project –

  • Fusible Fleece
  • Scraps of fabric at least 9″ x 5″
  • Vinyl Letters
  • Large Photo Shadow Box Frame or Floating Picture Frame (For 5″x7″ photos full size is 9.8″x 25.8″)
    • Here’s an unsponsored link  to the one I used – Frame
  • Sticky Dots
  • Lori Holt’s Sew Simple Shapes – Let’s Bake Series (Templates E-14 & E-15)









Okay, let’s get started. I should note that for these three projects I’m not going to go through the process step by step, but will show you some photos along the way.  I want y’all to see the thought process so you can let your imagination run wild!  That’s what these shapes are all about…the possibilities are endless! Plus, Lori has made a great tutorial for many of these steps.  I’ve embedded the video at the end of this post so you can watch, pause and rewind whenever you need a second look.

1)   Iron the fusible fleece to whichever fabric you would like to be the top of the pies, then trace the shape












2) Carefully cut around the shapes –












3)  Use the template from Lori’s free download guide to cut out and trace the ‘steam vents’ on the top of the pie.












4) Embroider along the pencil marks to finalize the look.

5) Now for the fun and tedious part. Layout and measure where you would like your pies and your words on your glass frame.  It is important to remember to breath during this process.  Trust me, many times I forgot!

6) Once you have measured and remeasured follow the manufacturer’s instructions to adhere the vinyl to the glass. Then, use your sticky dots to adhere your pies to the glass as well and voila a fun new masterpiece for your kitchen, pantry or even dining room is ready for ‘oohs and ahhs’!

Yay! One project down two lovelies to go!  Dust off your embroidery skills, it’s time to cross-stitch!

We just got Derby Day by Melissa Mortenson in the shoppe and I just love the derby horse print and when I was brainstorming ideas for this post I was thinking about Southern style and how we like to monogram pretty much anything.  We also really like to add a fancy twist whenever we can…then it hit me why not embroider a can koozie! That just sounds like an oxymoron when I type it, but trust me these are cauuuute!

Here’s what you’ll need –

  • 8.5″ x 10″ Felt where one side is sticky
    • I used a light felt for the light print and a darker felt for the darker print.
  • A solid piece of fabric.
  • A print piece of coordinating fabric.  We used Derby Day by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake
  • Fusible Fleece
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Buttons
  • Print-stitch-dissolve Paper
  • Pattern from Lori’s free printable  (Stitched Flower – Page 15)
  • Koozie Pattern – Get it here

Let’s get started –

  1. Print the pattern on the dissolvable paper.
  2. Cross stitch the flower onto your solid piece of fabric

  • Wash away the paper per the manufacturer’s instructions.  I found using my sink spray nozzle helps immensely.
  • Add the button to the center of the flower
  • Cut around the flower leaving 1/4″ on all four sides.
  • Attach the iron on fleece to the back of the flower.
  • Pin your flower to your coordinating fabric with the pattern facing the opposite of the flower (e.g. flower up then pattern down) BIG truth moment! I did not do this, but rest assured will be doing on the next ones..why you ask? well when you stitch the koozie together you will have half of your print upside down so you will want to make sure to cover that side up…and the applique will do just that!  (See if you can spot my mistake in the final shot photos…I tried to hide it well.
  • Applique your flower to your coordinating print. (you’ll want to do this close to an edge (leave at least 1/2″) and in one corner.

  • Attach your fabric to your adhesive felt.
  • Pin your koozie pattern over the applique and then cut out the pattern leaving 3/4″ on each top (we’ll fold it over and create a rolled seam to finish the top edges)
  • Remove the felt from those top edges. It will create too much bulk to leave them.

  • Create a rolled hem where you end 1/4″ over the top of the felt.  This will finish the top.

  • With right sides together stitch up the side seams and you’re done and ready to enjoy a very stylish beverage!

Last, but certainly NOT least is our final embroidery project. This one is a little bigger, but just as simple as the koozies.  In fact, it uses mostly the same technique except you don’t have to cut out the koozie shape. You just have to measure your vase and your fabric ahead of time..what are we making?  We’re making what I’m calling a ‘Vase Case’.  For this project we used Riley Blake Basics Solids and Swiss Dots.

  • Using the same methods above download and print Lori’s 8″x 8″ embroidery flower pattern onto the disappearing paper.  (Tablecloth Page 16)
  • Measure your vase adding 3/4″ to the top and bottom.
  • Cross-stitch your pattern and follow the steps above.
  • Roll hem the top and bottom
  • Stitch the sides together using a 1/4″ seam.
  • Fill a vase with flowers and put your ‘Vase Case’ over it! Simple as that!

Here’s the finished look! I think it sets off these hydrangeas nicely…

I hope you’ve enjoyed these three super easy and fun projects.  Can you think of other things you can use these patterns and shapes for? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

Until next time; happy quilting!

Don’t forget to check out the other bloggers participating as well!

2/8/18 Melissa Mortenson Polka Dot Chair
2/15/18 Carol Swift Just Let Me Quilt
2/22/18 Karen Pratt Creamcraftgoods
3/1/18 Amy Smart Diary of a Quilter
3/8/18 Bev McCullough Flamingo Toes
3/15/18 Nicole Scott Made for Mermaids
3/22/18 Heidi Staples Fabric Mutt
3/29/18 Karly Nelson Paisley Roots
4/5/18 Lindsey Weight Primrose Cottage Quilts
4/12/18 Deanna Wall Stitches Quilting

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