I Love Cats Halloween Wallhanging

 

DSC_0858

I had a leftover kitty pumpkin quilt block from my “I Love Cats Quilt” so I came up with this fun little wallhanging!  It measures 20″ square so you could turn it into a pillow if you wanted to.

IMG_3664

I love hanging little quilts all over my house – they make everything so cozy!  Below are the instructions to make the mini quilt.  The center block measures 10 1/2″ unfinished.

i love cats cutting

DSC_0847

I love fall so much!

IMG_3679
DSC_0856

I Love Black Cats {Roundup}

It’s that time of year!  I’ve gathered up all my patterns and tutorials that involve black cats so you can find them easier!    Click on the photo for the link.

black-cat-pillow-tutorial

heart quilt block

IMG_3710-1024x1024

october-stars-quilt-pattern-8-1024x1024

happy-haunting-halloween-quilt-cover

spooktacular-eve-halloween-quilt

spooky-halloween-pillow-

halloween-1024x705

spooky-mini-quilt-tutorial

little spooks quilt

 

I Love Cats {Quilt Pattern}

pumpkin quilt cats

DSC_0676

I am so totally super excited to be sharing this pattern today!  Meet “I Love Cats” – the quilt pattern!  This quilt has been a labor of love and has been a long time in the making!  I was first inspired by this amazing bundle of Cotton + Steel woven gingham fat quarters.  I knew I wanted something to totally show my love for gingham.  Then my love for cats creeped in and I knew this was the perfect quilt!IMG_1923

Then I started decorating for fall and I knew this quilt would look amazing in a Halloween version!

black cats and pumpkins quilt

The pattern is available in my Etsy shop and it includes instructions on how to make both versions of the quilt.

Screen Shot 2017-10-03 at 11.24.40 PM

 

halloween cat quilt 3

I can’t decide which version I like better

cotton and steel gingham

Mufasa was an integral part of the design process, as you can see 🙂

IMG_1961

i love cats quilt 2

There are 3 rows of cats and 4 rows of hearts.  This is such a fun way to show off your favorite fabrics!  and who doesn’t love gingham!!  More gingham please!!
DSC_0630
DSC_0653

cat quilt
cats and pumpkins quilt

For the Halloween version, I had so much fun making these scrappy pumpkins!

IMG_3593

Each black cat is from a different fabric – no two are the same!  I think I will name each one 🙂

IMG_3595

Mufasa, again, always so helpful!

IMG_3576

pumpkin quilt block

This is my new favorite Halloween quilt!  I can’t wait to get it off to the quilter!

black cats and pumpkins

 

i love cats quilt halloween

I hope you love this pattern!  Join in the fun on Instagram and use the hashtag #ilovecatsquilt and be sure to tag me @jedicraftgirl!!

heart quilt block

Little Spooks Quilt {a Five Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

5 fat quarter fun logo

It’s September 1st and that means a 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt!!!  Yay!!!!

little spooks quilt

Amber and I have been doing some spooky sewing and we are ready to share this fun little quilt with you!  It is a great size for a wall hanging or to put on a table!  Finished it measures 34″ square.  I also love that you can use theme prints in the centers – I’m always looking for ways to use my theme prints….especially HALLOWEEN CAT prints!!  Don’t you love these spooky felines!  The fabric is from Blend Fabric’s Boo Crew line.

IMG_1889

It is highly recommended to sew with your cat…..like you ever have a choice…hehehehe!!!  Mufasa is loving this little quilt – the purrrrrfect size for him!

IMG_1901

The quilt is made of 4 large blocks.  Wouldn’t these blocks be great in a larger quilt!!

IMG_1905

A little sashing and you’re all set!

DSC_0328

You can download the PDF quilt pattern by clicking HERE.  Make sure to tag @gigis_thimbel and @jedicraftgirl and use the hashtag #fivefatquarterfun and #littlespooksquilt so we can see your creations!!

DSC_0319
By the way…..it is so NOT fall here in Southern California….the last 3 days have been 114 degrees!!!!!

DSC_0350

Happy Haunting Halloween Quilt

This is one of my most favorite Halloween Quilts and I thought I would give it a little shout out this year!  It’s a great pattern to use up all those Halloween scraps you’ve been saving for years.  You can find the full pattern HERE.

http://www.jedicraftgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/happy-haunting-halloween-quilt-cover.jpg

Mufasa is a huge fan of this quilt too!!

img_6152

I love how each of the blocks turns out different depending on which version of the block you choose and which fabric you choose.  It’s scrappy yet not too scrappy!!

happy haunting halloween quilt 2

Trick or Treat Table Runner

trick-or-treat-runner

Just when I thought Halloween sewing was over, these cute fabrics jumped into my cart at Michael Levine!  I got out all my scraps of Halloween fabric and started cutting!  Before I knew it I had made this super fun table runner!  I added a variety of black lace and ric rac trim to give it more interest!

img_5137

Project Supplies:

Scraps of orange prints and black prints – at least 20″ long

Black fabric for applique

Heat n Bond® EZ print sheets

SpraynBond® Basting Spray

Trick Treat PDF pattern

Scraps of black trim, ric rac, and lace

1 1/2 yards backing

1/2 yard black fabric for binding

batting

img_5138

Begin by cutting your strips into random widths: 2″, 2.5″, 3″, 4″, 5″, etc.  No need to plan – they are all going to get sewn together.  Once you have a nice assortment of fabrics, cut them all to be 20″ long.  (If you prefer a narrower runner, you can adjust this measurement.)

Begin sewing the strips together – I didn’t plan it out – I just did the grab and go method – which makes this project super fast.  Keep sewing strips until you are happy with the length.  I have a super long farm table so mine measures 92″ long!

img_5139

For the applique section…..

Cut (2) 6.5″ x 20″ white or off-white rectangles.

Sew an orange or black 20″ strip to each white rectangle.

Print out the letters onto the HeatnBond® EZ print sheets.

img_5140

Iron the letters to the wrong side of the black fabric.  (The letters will be reverse)

Cut out each letter, peel off the backing paper.  Position the letters like this and heat set in place:

img_5141

Sew around each letter in black thread. Confession: I didn’t sew around each letter – I quilted over the letters pretty good and caught most of the edges.

img_5142

Sew the “trick” section and the “treat” section to opposite ends of the table runner.  Press all seams in one direction.

img_5143

Once the runner top is complete, use Spray n Bond® Basting Spray to baste the top, batting, and back, just like you would a quilt.

img_5146

Next measure your desired trims 20″ and cut.  Position them throughout the table runner.  Some I placed over the seams and others I placed on the fabric.  I used different widths of lace and large ric rac.

img_5145

Once you have the trim how you like it, use the Spray n Bond® and spray the back of each piece of trim and re-position it.  This will hold it in place while you sew.

Tip: I like to use old wrapping paper to spray my lace on.  You need something behind the lace or the spray will go through onto your work surface.  The wrapping paper works great because it it large and then easy to throw away!

img_5150

Once the trim is in place, use a walking foot and sew with black thread along the edges of the trim to secure.

img_5183

I switched to cream thread and quilted random wavy lines throughout the quilt, even over the letters.  Square up the runner after you’ve quilted it to get it nice and even.

img_5188

Once the quilting is finished you can bind the runner as you would a quilt.

img_5179

I am so in love with this little project!  And it was a quick too!

Save

Black Cat Pillow Tutorial

black-cat-pillow-tutorialI need another pillow like I need a hole in the head!!  hahahaha!!   Who doesn’t need this silly cat pillow on their couch during the month of October!  I love looking into the family room and this kitty face is always smiling at me 🙂  Want to whip one up?  You only need about 1 hour!!

Supplies:

Heat n Bond® Lite (may use EZ print sheets)

(2) 20″ squares orange ticking for pillow body

Fat quarter solid black

scraps of white fabric, green fabric, and orange fabric

2.5 yards pom pom trim

zipper

20″ pillow form

Cat Pattern, click HERE

Project Instructions:

Begin by printing or tracing each of the pattern pieces to the Heat n Bond® Lite fusible applique. Cut around each piece about 1/4″ away from pattern.   Press the pieces to the wrong side of the desired fabrics with hot, dry iron.

img_4381

Peel off backing paper and position the cat head and face pieces on the right side of one of the 20″ orange ticking squares.  Center the cat.  Heat set in place.

With black thread, straight stitch around each of the applique pieces 3 times.  I only stitched around the cat head once because you can’t see the stitching.  Following the picture, add detail stitching for his teeth.

img_4383

Sew black buttons for the center of his eyes.

img_4389

He needs whiskers!!!!  I used a shiny light gray thread to stitch the whiskers.  You can draw them with a pencil first so you don’t mess up 🙂

img_4388

I only stitched the whiskers once and used a stay stitch to start and stop.

To finish the pillow, baste the pom pom trim around the pillow front, starting and stopping at the bottom center.

To finish the pillow, cut a 3″ strip off of the remaining 20″ square.

Sizzix Tutorial|Fish Bubbles - Nautical Throw Pillow by Amanda Niederhauser

This is where the zipper will go.  (If zippers make you run for the hills, you can finish this pillow using your favorite method. This just happens to be my favorite way to finish a pillow!)

Simply sew the zipper in and press.  This is now the pillow back!  With the zipper part way open, pin the pillow front to the pillow back, right sides together.  Using a 1/2″ seam, sew around the entire pillow.

IMG_8939

Turn right side out.

img_4405

I love silly black cats!!!

img_4421

Save

Spooky Town Wall Quilt

img_5949

I love the adorable artwork panels by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics!  This line is called Spooky Town.  It seems each season Cori comes out with beautiful new designs!  I came up with this fun way to add borders and create a wall hanging!  This tutorial can also be adjusted to fit other panels of fabric .

img_5958

Let’s get started:

Fabric Requirements:

1 panel

1/3 yard white fabric

1/4 yard black print

fat quarters or scraps for each of the 6 pinwheels

1/4 yard binding

1 yard back

img_5939

Cut the panel so it measures 13.5″ x 23.5″  img_5919

Make 6 pinwheels.  Each pinwheel is made up of (4) 3″ half square triangles (HST).  You can choose any method you like – I always use my Sizzix to cut the HST – they come out so perfect!  You will need 24 triangles of orange and 24 triangles of white.img_5920

Sew the orange and white triangles together.  Press seams open.  You don’t have to square up with the Sizzix either!img_5921

Lay out four HST and sew together as a 4-patch, pressing seams open each time.  You will have 6 pinwheels measuring 5.5″ square.img_5922

To make the strip sets, cut (4) 1.75″ x WOF of the white.  Cut (2) 3″xWOF of the black.  Sew the white strips on both sides of the black strip.  Make 2 strip sets.  Press toward the dark.  Cut the strip sets in (4) units of 9″ and (2) units of 13.5″.img_5926

Sew the 9″ units onto both sides of a pinwheel.  Make 2 of these side units.img_5929

Sew a pinwheel onto the ends of both 13.5″ strip set unit.  Press.  Below is a diagram with the measurements.

panel-diagram

Sew the side units on first.  Press open.  Sew the top and bottom units on next.  Press open.img_5935

Now it’s ready to quilt and bind!  You will love having this to hang in your house!  I made one for me and one for my sister 🙂  img_5945

img_5955

Save

My Favorite Halloween Sewing Projects

my-favorite-halloween-quilts

I Love looking back at the fun Halloween projects I’ve made – I think it’s my favorite holiday to sew for!  I’ve collected my most popular and put them in this post for quick viewing.  Click a picture to be taken to the pattern.

halloween_quilt_disappearing_nine_patch

ghost-windows-halloween-quiltspooky mini quilt tutorial

spooky halloween pillow

october-stars-cover

img_3710

halloween

IMG_3433

spooktacular eve halloween quilt

IMG_9978

Halloween Towels and Pillow

treats-bag-tutorial-600x800

Halloween-skirt-and-shirt-tutorial

halloween_applique_pumpkin_tutorial_7

halloween-table-square-tutorial1



Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Ghost Windows Wallhanging Quilt

ghost-windows-halloween-quilt

I love sewing with traditional orange and black fabrics – don’t you!  This little quilt measures 24″ square and is perfect to hang on a wall or put on a table.  All you need is a little yardage and the Sizzix Ghost Die and you’re set!  I love that each of the ghosts have their own personality!!  All seams 1/4″.img_4255

First press the Heat n Bond Ultra onto the wrong side of the off-white solid fabric.  I choose Ultra because it requires no-sewing.  I didn’t want to spend time sewing around each ghost!img_4258

Die cut 9 sets of ghosts.  Make sure to die cut ghosts going both ways to give more variety to the quilt.  Cut (9) 4 1/2″ solid black squares for the ghost windows.img_4260

Peel off the backing of the ghosts and position them as desired.

ghost-cutting-guide

For the 9 blocks, cut 5 orange fabrics and 4 low volume fabrics according to the above dimensions.  Sew the side portions on, press, then add the top and bottom pieces.img_4265

Make sure to rotate the ghost windows are in a different loceation, it makes the quilt look a little more random.  Sew the blocks together in rows, press, and sew the rows together.  Press.img_4268

Spray baste, quilt, and bind!  img_4279

I really love these cute little Sizzix ghosts!!!!!img_4291

I have the perfect spot to hang it!!img_4293

img_4297

Supplies:

1/4 yard off-white  fabric

1/4 yard solid black fabric

5 fat quarters or quarter yard cuts orange print

4 fat quarters or quarter yard cuts low volume black print

1/4 yard binding

1 yard backing

Heat n Bond Ulatra

Sizzix Fabi

Sizzix Ghost die

Save

Save