Monday, March 12, 2018

Let's Bake Sew Along - Week Eight!!

Good morning!
Are you ready for a few more block recipes?

I hope you're having fun
 baking each block with

Bake Sale 2!

And the Let's Bake 

Today let's start with
 this cute little
 vintage hand mixer:)

You will need 
E-8   E-15   E-19
Sew Simple Shapes
and the small Vintage Trim 
in red for the cord.

Run the strip through the 
1/4" bias tape maker 
and cut it 5" long.

Measure 3/4" up from the bottom 
of your mixer fabric
 and glue baste the strip 
right above it like this.

Now you can sew your shape 
just like you normally would
 and the trim is already sewn
 into the side seams...easy peasy!

After sewing these pieces...
measure in 2 1/2" from the 
bottom marked line and 
1 3/4" from the top 
and then draw a diagonal line 
from each point like this.

Also measure 1" in from the sewn line 
on the oval and draw a line.

Now sew across these newly drawn lines...
backstitching on each end to secure.

Trim...turn...shape and press!

Place your mixer 3/4" in from the left 
and 3/4" down from the top.

Pin or glue baste the inside handle space... taking note that it's 
not in the center of the mixer
 but over to the right more:)
Use the pattern on page 12 
to trace your beaters and the
 pattern on page 14 for the cord.

After tracing you can see
 where to place the plug.

Do the cord first...
it's done in the exact same way 
that we did with the large mixer. 
I used all 6 strands of my Aurifloss.

Leave a little extra on each end 
to tuck underneath the mixer...

And the this!

Now for the appliqué and embroidery!
I used all 6 strands of my 
gray Aurifloss as well.

I used a red 
Cute Little Button from the 
pink jar for the knob:)

Super cute!!!

You will need to trim your block down to
 6 1/2" square BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt.

Use the lines on the ruler 
to make sure that you trim it straight 
and also use the 1/4" aqua frame
 around the outside of the ruler 
(that represents your 1/4" seam allowance) 
to see what the block will look like 
after you sew it into the quilt!

Now let's mix up 1/2 dozen cupcakes!

You will need the 
E-21 and E-24 
Sew Simple Shapes 
for this block.

Before sewing the cupcake papers...
measure in 1/2" from the bottom
 of your traced E-21 shape 
to make them a little shorter:)

Just sew all the way around 
like you normally would...
using your newly traced line
 for the bottom:)

Trim...turn...shape and press!

The small Vintage trim should be
 slightly shorter than the top edge
 of the cupcake papers...
so just under 2" long.

Place the cupcakes on the top row 
3/4" down and 1/2" in from the sides.
put a few drops of glue 
onto the bottom edge like this...

And place the cupcake paper on top...
overlapping it a little and 
then "sandwich the trim in between.

Here's a side view of the "sandwich"

Continue baking each cupcake!

When laying out the rest of the cupcakes...
 keep in mind that on the bottom row
the cupcake papers should measure
 3/4" up from the bottom edge of your background fabric.

All of the cupcakes should measure
 about 1/2" in from the sides 
and be about 
1/2" apart from side to side 
and top to bottom:)

Ready for appliqué!!!

If you are worried about the 
ends of the tim fraying...
just place a dot of fray check onto
 each end but only AFTER you appliqué.

I chose Cute Little Buttons 
for the cherries from these two jars:)
Your cupcake block should measure 
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt...

And looky how cute your block is in the quilt!!
Makes me want to have one of mom's cupcakes 
with a fresh glass of milk!

Now let's move onto 
cute kitchen storage 
and make some canisters:)

I know I have already told you this
 in the cutting but just in case...
for each canister you will need to
 trace onto the interfacing:
3" x 4 1/4" and 3 1/2" x 5"

You will also need the
 E-17 and the E-18 
Sew Simple Shapes 
for the labels.

Sew the red strips on top
 of the canister fabric pieces 
using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Press the seams open for less bulk.

Keep in mind that you want 3/4" 
of the lids to show
 AFTER sewing and turning.

You will have some fabric 
leftover at the bottom...
just trim it away:)

Trim all of your pieces...
turn...SHAPE and press!

Use the Light Box and the 
pattern on page 13 to 
trace your stitching lines. 

Prepare your vintage canisters 
for appliqué 
by placing them 
3/4" in from the top...
as well as bottom and sides. 

As you know...
I like to do the embroidery first:)


Now you have a place to 
keep your flour and sugar:)

Your block should measure 
6 1/2" x 8 1/2" BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt:)

We are making great progress...
I love how these new block recipes 
fit into the quilt perfectly:)

Be sure to post your pictures on
 and use the hashtag
it's sew fun to look at
all the inspiration there!

Next week we will be making 
a stack of cute mixing bowls...
doing the spoon blocks 
and baking some donuts!!!

Until then...happy baking!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Let's Bake Sew Along - Week Seven!!

Tie on your aprons cute people
 because it's baking day!

Also known as 
Let's Bake Sew Along:)

if you are just joining us 
and need more information

We are making a lot of
 progress on the 
Let's Bake Quilt
and today we are adding even more blocks:)

First up are the 3 Spatula Blocks.

You will need 
and will need to trace one in reverse.

Run your strips through the 
1/2" bias tape maker for the handles.

Sew your traced shapes to the fabric...
take note that it's the 
green one that is reverse:)

After trimming and turning...
shape and press!

Press one end of each handle strip under.

Now cut off the other end 
so that they each measure about 5" long.
The unpressed end will 
tuck under the spatula top.

Center each spatula onto the 
background fabric and 
prepare for appliqué.

The top of the spatula should be 
3/4" down from the top edge 
and the bottom of the handle 
should be 3/4"up 
from the bottom edge.

Each spatula block should measure 
2 1/2" x 8 1/2" BEFORE 
you sew them into your quilt.

Easy peasy  and cute!

Now it's time for the Oven Mitts:)

You will need 
 for this block.

Run your strips through the 
1/4" bias tape maker.

You will need 2 pieces of the 
small red Vintage Trim...
about 3" for each one.

Trace and sew...
but take note that I did NOT sew 
on the top traced line...
but backstitched where I 
started and stopped 
on each side like this.

Then I cut across directly on
 the top traced line.
Now trim like usual but 
instead of cutting an X 
in the back for turning...
you can just turn it 
through the top opening.

But before turning...
 you will need to make one clip
 in the cleavage area like this.

Shape and press!

Lay them out onto the background fabric
 to prepare for appliqué.
They should be  3/4" away
 from the top and bottom edges
 of the background.

Tuck the edges of the 
Vintage Trim under the mitts.
Press one end of the strips under...

Then you can see where you 
need to press the other end under 
before glue basting it down...

Like this. 
There is less bulk across the top 
because we don't have a 
seam allowance on the mitts there.

Appliqué into place.

I did not appliqué my Vintage Trim 
down but you could if you want to:)

The Oven Mitts Block should measure 
6 1/2" x 12 1/2" BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt.

Now that we have Oven Mitts 
we can bake some cookies!

You will need the 
for this block.

You will need to sew an 
Easy Corner Triangle 
onto each side of the 
cookie sheet handles.

If you do not have a 
you will need to draw 
a diagonal line 
down the center of 
each background square.

Make sure you stitch in 
opposite directions on each side
 to get the angles that you need.

Trim away excess and 
press towards the triangles.

Now you will need to sew the
 background rectangles to each side...

Like this:)

Now sew them onto each end 
of the cookie sheet center.

It's time to whip up a batch of cookies!

Make 1 dozen:)

Nice and golden brown.
These are sugar cookies or 

I used a button for the holes
 on the cookie sheet handles:)

Freshly Baked!!
Your block should measure 
8 1/2" x 12 1/2" BEFORE 
you sew it into your quilt.

And guess what?!?
I'm so excited because 
you can now 
sew these blocks together:)


 And now add this row on top to complete section two of the quilt center:)

We are getting there cute people!!
Keep on baking and I'll sew you
 back here next Monday 
for even more block recipes:)

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