Shabby Seams – July 25th

Jenny’s been playing in her scrap stash again! Here’s a sneak peek at the next Shabby Seams project, “Nixon’s Get-Away”. Make this scrappy log cabin quilt, Friday, July25, 5:30am-11:30pm.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-30-14-shabby-seams-5-30-11-30pm

Shabby Seams

Triple Punch Card Thursday – July 31st

For a greater discount on the last Thursday of each month {July 31st!} redeem your full punch cards! 1 full card = 10% off, 2 full cards = 15% off, and 3 full cards = 20% off.

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NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

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Upcoming classes!

UpcomingClasses

Monday, July 21st -

Beginning Quilting (class #3 of 4)

Open Lab 10-4

Tuesday, July 22nd -

Open Lab 10-4

Wednesday, July 23rd -

Open Lab 10-4

Thursday, July 24th -

Open Lab 10-4

Friday, July 25th -

Friday Late Niter – 5:30-11:30

Open Lab 10-4

Saturday, July 26th -

Shabby Seams – 5:30-11:30

Open Lab 10-4

Shabby Seams – July 25th

Jenny’s been playing in her scrap stash again! Here’s a sneak peek at the next Shabby Seams project, “Nixon’s Get-Away”. Make this scrappy log cabin quilt, Friday, July25, 5:30am-11:30pm.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-30-14-shabby-seams-5-30-11-30pm

Shabby Seams

Late Niter – July 19th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, July 19th}

Work on your projects with our Jamie available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Saturday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-19-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

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Shopping Bag Sale – Starts July 21st

Shopping Bag Sale!

July 21st – August 2nd, earn one bag with every $50 purchase at ETC! *Receipts can not be combined* Shopping bags can be used August 4th-16th. Everything you can fit into the bag will be 20% off. *Original receipt/coupon must be present. All merchandise must remain in original packaging. Some restrictions may apply*

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Beginner Modern Quilting – Tomorrow!

Beginner Modern Quilting – 3 part class on July 17th, 24th, and 31st from 5:30pm-9pm

Join Alyssa as she takes you through every step of the quilting process from choosing fabrics to labeling your finished quilt. Along the way you will learn some very important tricks and tips which will help you build a strong foundation, giving you greater accuracy and quality in your quilting projects. In this three-part class you will be making a crib size version of the Concerto Quilt.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9pm-1

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Tutorial Tuesday – Embroidery Hoop Organizer

This month we’re going to show you how to make an embroidery hoop organizer! This is the perfect (and most importantly – cute!) solution to organizing those sewing essentials. And you’ll have it done in only a few hours!

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Ready??

To make this, you’ll need:

-1/2 yard of fabric (We used Joel Dewberry’s Antler Damask print from Birch Farm for all three hoops)

-(2) 6″ embroidery hoops

-(1) 8″ embroidery hoop

-1/2 yard of lace trim

-1/4 yard of Mochi Linen

-1/2 yard of double sided fusible Peltex

-Frixon pen

-Hot glue gun/Glue sticks

-Small sewing pins or t-pins

{ALL sold at ETC!}

 

First lay each hoop on top of the Peltex and using a Frixon pen, trace the inside of each hoop, and then cut out each circle with a pair of fabric scissors.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Next, repeat the above steps on your fabric (don’t worry about the placement of the hoops since this will be covering up the backside)

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Take one Peltex circle and one corresponding fabric circle, and iron the two together. Repeat with remaining Peltex and fabric circles.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Now, trace the hoops on the fabric again. This time we took a little extra time with the placement since this will be the front of the hoop and we wanted to highlight certain areas of the fabric.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Take a ruler and measure 1″-2″ out from each traced circle, making a mark every few inches or so. You will then cut out along the dashed line on the fabric.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Take those circles and center them on top of the other fusible side of the Peltex circles and iron in place.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

For the pocket embroidery hoop, you’ll cut out a 6″ x9″ piece out of your Mochi Linen. Press the long side over a 1/4″ and sew in place. We then trimmed our lace so it was 2 1/2″ wide, leaving the wider scallop as is on the bottom.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Layer the linen and lace on top of the fabric circle and pin in place.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

We then made our pockets by sewing two vertical lines about 2 1/2″ apart from the top of the linen to the bottom of the circle, back stitching at the beginning and end.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Take apart your 8″ hoop and place the fabric/Peltex circle on top of the inner hoop. Take the outer hoop and place on top. Adjust the fabric as necessary and then tighten the hoop as much as possible. You’ll then trim the excess fabric around the hoop so it’s 1″ wide. Take a hot glue gun and glue the raw edges to the inside of the hoop. Because the larger hoop has 3 layers of fabric, you’ll need to glue down the patterned fabric first, then go back and glue down the mochi linen, AND then, very carefully, glue down the lace.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

For the 2 smaller hoops, you’ll first, take apart your embroidery hoops like we just did above and place the Peltex/fabric circles center over the inner hoop. Place the outer hoop on top, adjust the fabric as needed, and then tighten the outer hoop in place. Trim your excess fabric so it’s 1″ wide and, once again, hot glue the raw edges to the inside of the hoop.

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

And done!

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

Embroidery Hoop Organizer

So easy! We love how the little hoops become mini bulletin boards to help organize things like bobbins, sewing notes, or pictures too. Or you can leave them totally empty for decoration :)

We hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

Sew Pretty – July 15th

Join Theresa and Louise on Tuesday, July 15th at 5pm and learn how to make the Christmas in July Block Party Quilt! Theresa and Louise will also have pre-cut kits available for $50. Includes the blocks and sashing.

Sign up online and save 10% on the $20 registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-15-14-sew-pretty-5-8-30pm

Sew Pretty

Up Sew Late – July 11th

Up Sew Late is a perfect opportunity to work on your own sewing projects, while chatting and laughing with sewing friends! No interruptions from husbands or children. Jenny is on hand to help with questions or problems and there is always a yummy treat! Sign up for Up Sew Late now…space is limited!

Next class is Friday, July 11th, 5:30 pm -11:30 pm $15

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-06-13-14-up-sew-late-5-30-11-30pm

Sew N Go – July 15th

Still a few spots left for this fun “Christmas in July” project! Join Terry on Tuesday, July 15th at 11 and learn how to make this adorable Christmas tree! Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-15-14-sew-n-go-11-1-30pm

Sew N Go

Late Niter – July 11th

Friday Late Niter! {July 11th}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-11-14-friday-late-niter-5-30-11-30pm

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Beginner Modern Quilting – July 17th

Beginner Modern Quilting – 3 part class on July 17th, 24th, and 31st from 5:30pm-9pm

Join Alyssa as she takes you through every step of the quilting process from choosing fabrics to labeling your finished quilt. Along the way you will learn some very important tricks and tips which will help you build a strong foundation, giving you greater accuracy and quality in your quilting projects. In this three-part class you will be making a crib size version of the Concerto Quilt.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9pm-1

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NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

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Beginning Quilting – July

{First class is Monday, July 7th}

Learn the fundamentals of quilt making in this four-part class with Louise Haley!

This beginning quilt project has morning and evening classes available. You can choose between a modern or traditional style with this class (Pictured below).

Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays, July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Sign-up for AM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-06-02-14-beginning-quilting-1-10-30-1pm

Sign-up for PM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-07-14-beginning-quilting-1-6-8-30pm

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class fee.

Beginning Quilting

Waffle Crush – July 15th

Stop by on July 15th from 9am – 12pm for the BEST combo ever…Gourmet waffles and shopping at ETC! Too good to miss!

waffle crush

Sew Pretty – July 15th

Join Theresa and Louise on Tuesday, July 15th at 5pm and learn how to make the Christmas in July Block Party Quilt! Theresa and Louise will also have pre-cut kits available for $50. Includes the blocks and sashing.

Sign up online and save 10% on the $20 registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-15-14-sew-pretty-5-8-30pm

Sew Pretty

 

Shopping Bag Sale // July 21st – Aug 2nd

Shopping Bag Sale!

July 21st – August 2nd, earn one bag with every $50 purchase at ETC! *Receipts can not be combined* Shopping bags can be used August 4th-16th. Everything you can fit into the bag will be 20% off. *Original receipt/coupon must be present. All merchandise must remain in original packaging. Some restrictions may apply*

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NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

June23Angie

Beginner Modern Quilting – July 17th

Beginner Modern Quilting – 3 part class on July 17th, 24th, and 31st from 5:30pm-9pm

Join Alyssa as she takes you through every step of the quilting process from choosing fabrics to labeling your finished quilt. Along the way you will learn some very important tricks and tips which will help you build a strong foundation, giving you greater accuracy and quality in your quilting projects. In this three-part class you will be making a crib size version of the Concerto Quilt.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9pm-1

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Beginning Quilting – July

{First class is Monday, July 7th}

Learn the fundamentals of quilt making in this four-part class with Louise Haley!

This beginning quilt project has morning and evening classes available. You can choose between a modern or traditional style with this class (Pictured below).

Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays, July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Sign-up for AM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-06-02-14-beginning-quilting-1-10-30-1pm

Sign-up for PM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-07-14-beginning-quilting-1-6-8-30pm

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class fee.

Beginning Quilting

Sew Fest – Tomorrow!

Do you love to sew? Have unfinished projects? Would you like to make new sewing friends? How does 12 hours of uninterrupted sewing sound? Bring your own projects and join Jenny and her fabulous sewing friends for SEW FEST tomorrow Saturday, June 28th, from 10am – 10pm. Sign up online at scrapbooks-etc.com or by phone at 480-854-2303… cost is $45 and includes lunch, prizes and lots of fun!! Sign up soon, spaces are going fast!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-28-14-sew-fest-10-10pm

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Triple Punch Card Thursday – Tomorrow!

For a greater discount on the last Thursday of each month redeem your full punch cards! 1 full card = 10% off, 2 full cards = 15% off, and 3 full cards = 20% off.

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Late Niter – June 27th

Friday Late Niter! {June 27th}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-27-14-friday-late-niter-5-30-11-30pm

fridaylatenitera

Cross Stitch Quilting – TOMORROW!

Cross Stitch Quilting – Tomorrow!

You love the look of Cross Stitching, but not the handwork? Well, get out your rotary cutters and fabric to learn “Cross Stitch Quilting”. In this class we will make the Cross My Heart mini quilt. I will show you multiple different ways to piece the cross stitch block along with some tips to help speed up the process. I will also be sharing some inspiration of other design you could make with this fun block.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9pm

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Sew Fest – June 28th

Do you love to sew? Have unfinished projects? Would you like to make new sewing friends? How does 12 hours of uninterrupted sewing sound? Bring your own projects and join Jenny and her fabulous sewing friends for SEW FEST on Saturday, June 28th, from 10am – 10pm. Sign up online at scrapbooks-etc.com or by phone at 480-854-2303… cost is $45 and includes lunch, prizes and lots of fun!! Sign up soon, spaces are going fast!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-28-14-sew-fest-10-10pm

sewfest

Cross Stitch Quilting – June 25th

Cross Stitch Quilting – June 25th

You love the look of Cross Stitching, but not the handwork? Well, get out your rotary cutters and fabric to learn “Cross Stitch Quilting”. In this class we will make the Cross My Heart mini quilt. I will show you multiple different ways to piece the cross stitch block along with some tips to help speed up the process. I will also be sharing some inspiration of other design you could make with this fun block.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9p

cross-my-heart-web

NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

June23Angie

Sew Fest – June 28th

Do you love to sew? Have unfinished projects? Would you like to make new sewing friends? How does 12 hours of uninterrupted sewing sound? Bring your own projects and join Jenny and her fabulous sewing friends for SEW FEST on Saturday, June 28th, from 10am – 10pm. Sign up online at scrapbooks-etc.com or by phone at 480-854-2303… cost is $45 and includes lunch, prizes and lots of fun!! Sign up soon, spaces are going fast!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-28-14-sew-fest-10-10pm

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Beginner Modern Quilting – July 17th

Beginner Modern Quilting – 3 part class on July 17th, 24th, and 31st from 5:30pm-9pm

Join Alyssa as she takes you through every step of the quilting process from choosing fabrics to labeling your finished quilt. Along the way you will learn some very important tricks and tips which will help you build a strong foundation, giving you greater accuracy and quality in your quilting projects. In this three-part class you will be making a crib size version of the Concerto Quilt.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9pm-1

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Cross Stitch Quilting – June 25th

You love the look of Cross Stitching, but not the handwork? Well, get out your rotary cutters and fabric to learn “Cross Stitch Quilting”. In this class we will make the Cross My Heart mini quilt. I will show you multiple different ways to piece the cross stitch block along with some tips to help speed up the process. I will also be sharing some inspiration of other design you could make with this fun block.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9p

cross-my-heart-web

Beginning Quilting – July 7th

{First class is Monday, July 7th}

Learn the fundamentals of quilt making in this four-part class with Louise Haley!

This beginning quilt project has morning and evening classes available. You can choose between a modern or traditional style with this class (Pictured below).

Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays, July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Sign-up for AM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-06-02-14-beginning-quilting-1-10-30-1pm

Sign-up for PM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/07-07-14-beginning-quilting-1-6-8-30pm

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class fee.

Beginning Quilting

Sew Fest – June 28th

Do you love to sew? Have unfinished projects? Would you like to make new sewing friends? How does 12 hours of uninterrupted sewing sound? Bring your own projects and join Jenny and her fabulous sewing friends for SEW FEST on Saturday, June 28th, from 10am – 10pm. Sign up online at scrapbooks-etc.com or by phone at 480-854-2303… cost is $45 and includes lunch, prizes and lots of fun!! Sign up soon, spaces are going fast!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-28-14-sew-fest-10-10pm

sewfest

Cross Stitch Quilting – June 17th

You love the look of Cross Stitching, but not the handwork? Well, get out your rotary cutters and fabric to learn “Cross Stitch Quilting”. In this class we will make the Cross My Heart mini quilt. I will show you multiple different ways to piece the cross stitch block along with some tips to help speed up the process. I will also be sharing some inspiration of other design you could make with this fun block.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9p

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Up Sew Late – June 13th

Up Sew Late is a perfect opportunity to work on your own sewing projects, while chatting and laughing with sewing friends! No interruptions from husbands or children. Jenny is on hand to help with questions or problems and there is always a yummy treat! Sign up for Up Sew Late now…space is limited!

Next class is Friday, June 13th, 5:30 pm -11:30 pm $15

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-16-14-up-sew-late-5-30-11-30pm

Late Niter – June 13th

Friday Late Niter! {June 13th}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-13-14-friday-late-niter-5-30-11-30pm

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Scrap Buster – Tomorrow!

Do you have a massive amount of scraps? Well its time to start using them up! In this class you will be making the Scrap Buster sewing machine cover. The class includes instructions on how to customize the cover to fit any size sewing machine, instructions on how to foundation piece the improvisational strip blocks, full assembly instructions, and quilting suggestions for your own Scrap Buster sewing machine cover/mat. Also includes an extra quilt idea! Alyssa will also be sharing a few tips and tricks as you go.

Scrap Buster is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11th from 6-9 pm. Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9pm

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Totally Pages – Tomorrow!

Join Heidi tomorrow, June 11th at 6:30 for Totally Pages! Use the latest and greatest products before you buy them. Three 12×12 pages are included in class with several additional ideas for purchase.

Sign up online and save 10% when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-14-14-totally-pages-6-30-8-30pm

Totally Pages

Tutorial Tuesday – Liberty Sundress

Today we’re showing you how to make the Liberty Sundress! It’s a self-drafted pattern (we’ll show you how – no fear!) and features an empire waist, two cute shoulder tie straps, and a gathered *ruffle-y* skirt! You can dress it up or down – Perfect for any Fourth of July Party!

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*We recommend making this dress in a 2T-10 size. Size 10 is pictured*

All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise noted.

To make this dress, you’ll need:

(Please read through instructions BEFORE purchasing your supplies)

-Tank top in desired size

-Butcher paper or wrapping paper

-1/2 yard of fabric for bodice

-1/2 yard of fabric for bodice lining

-1 1/4 yard of fabric for skirt

-1 button (no larger than 5/8″)

-4″ piece of ribbon for button loop closure – optional

{All supplies can be purchased at ETC!}

^^Above fabric increments were used for a size 10. You might need less depending on the size dress you make, but we recommend getting what’s listed above to give you a little wiggle room^^

First, lay your tank top, folded in half, on the edge of a piece of large paper (The back of wrapping paper would work great if you don’t have anything else on hand!)

Liberty Sundress

Tuck the top of the backside fold into the tank top to conceal it and make it easier to trace the neckline of the tank top.

Liberty Sundress

Using a pencil, carefully trace the outline of the tank top. We used a Cherokee brand tank top from Target, fyi :)

Liberty Sundress

Measure 3 1/2″ – 4″ down from the under arm seam (We started with 4″ and eventually trimmed it down to 3 1/2″ to give the dress more of a baby doll appearance)

Now measure 3″-4″ out from the top of the should strap (keep the strap width the same throughout – Ours was 1 3/4″) and then draw a pointed scallop shape at the top.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

You’ll then measure 1 1/2″ from the side seam and then 3/4″ from the arm, shoulder straps, and neck seams. Connect all those dots and you now have a finished top bodice and lining pattern piece! Not too bad, right? ;)

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

To make the back pattern piece, you’ll measure up 3″ from the bottom. Draw a curved U shape from the shoulder strap to that mark. Make sure it’s more U shaped than V, very important!

Liberty Sundress

Now, like we did previously, measure 3/4″ out from that line to compensate for seam allowance. You’ll also want to cut out a 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of paper to later attach to the back pattern piece. Set it aside for later.

Liberty Sundress

**NOTE: The reason we measured out 3/4″ and 1 1/2″ instead of 1/2″ and 1″ is because, after doing some testing, we realized that you have to factor in stretch when tracing a knit top for a woven top. Otherwise your bodice will be too tight. We recommend making a muslin version first, if possible, to test out before cutting into your other fabric. If it’s still too tight, just add another 1/2″ onto the side seam of your pattern (So 2″ total). It’s safer to add extra to your seam allowances, because you can always take it in later if needed.

Now that our pattern top is complete, you’ll cut it out following the lines for the top bodice/lining. Place pattern piece on the fold with the grainline, pin in place, and cut out. Repeat one more time so you have two front bodice pieces.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

You’ll then cut out along the U-shaped line we made earlier for the back bodice/lining piece (Save this in case you need to tape it back together later – trust us! haha). Tape the 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of paper to the back side of the pattern. This does not need to be cut on the fold, just make sure you’re cutting along the grainline. Place the back bodice pattern piece on fabric, pin in place, and cut out. Repeat one more time so that you now have 4 back pieces total.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Take one back bodice piece and one back lining piece and with right sides together, sew 1/2″ along back seam, armhole, shoulder straps, and neckline. IMPORTANT: If you’re choosing the button loop closure, before you sew your two back pieces together, you’ll want to (on your left back bodice piece) create a small loop with your ribbon, place in between the two fabrics on the back seam, about a 3/4″ of the way down with the loop facing inside the bodice. Using a washable glue (Tombo Aqua is our fav) place a small dab of glue along the seam allowance and adhere the ribbon in place. Now pin your back bodice pieces and sew together like normal. Just make sure to trim the excess ribbon ends before turning right side out and pressing.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Cut notches into the curves, making sure not to cut through the stitches. Or, our preferred method, use pinking shears instead! Reduces bulk and makes it easier to press!

(Side note: We made our pattern pieces slightly too small, therefore our seam allowance in the picture is 1/4″. Ignore this and sew the 1/2″ like suggested. You can always go down to 1/4″ if needed or make your pattern pieces slightly bigger)

Turn it right side out and press. Repeat with remaining back side pieces.

Liberty Sundress

Place the front bodice piece and front lining piece right sides together, and sew 1/2″ around the arm holes, should straps, and neckline. Clip along curves or use pinking shears. Turn right side out and press.

Liberty Sundress

To join the under arm seams, without any exposed raw edges, you’ll open up one of the side seams of your front bodice and lay flat right side up. Open up the side of one of the back bodice pieces and, with right sides together, place on top of the front bodice piece. Make sure if you have the left side of the front bodice open, that you also have the left back bodice piece with the button closure on top. Line up your edges and side seams and pin in place. Sew 1/2″ from beginning to end. Press open your seams and repeat on the other side.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

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Now’s the time, if possible, to have your little girl try on the top for fit. It’s not too late to make adjustments if needed! If all looks good, continue on :)

To add your button with the button loop closure, you’ll now want to take a pencil, overlap the two back pieces by 1/2″, and make a mark towards the end of the loop. This is where you’ll want to sew your button on.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Keep the bottom of the bodice in place by sewing a basting stitch like pictured below.

Liberty Sundress

If making a buttonhole, you’ll want to follow the instructions on the manual for your sewing machine. This is our preferred method, but we know buttonholes seem kinda scary so choose the closure you’re most comfortable with!

Your bodice is complete now! Time for the skirt…

First you’ll want to figure out your measurements…To figure out the width of the skirt, measure your bodice from side to side. Take this measurement and multiply by 6. For example: Our finished bodice was 13″, multiplied by 6 and that gives us 78″.  To determine the length of your dress, you’ll want to measure from just below the breast bone to the top of the knees (You can make it longer or shorter – up to you!). Take that measurement and add 1 1/4″. Our finished length was 23″. (*NOTE* If wanting the length longer than 23″, you’ll need more fabric for the skirt)

Liberty Sundress

We cut our yard and a quarter for the skirt along the fold with selvages lined up to give us two long pieces. We cut each of those two pieces into a 39″ (Your width divided in half) x 23″ piece. With right sides together sew 1/2″ along both short sides. Press your seams open. Now you’re ready to gather!

Liberty Sundress

Since we didn’t have to trim our fabric for the length of our skirt, we utilized the selvages and sewed our basting stitch 1/2″ away from the selvage. We loved this method because there was no fraying of the fabric while we ruffled. After you have your basting stitch in place, you’ll want to gather your skirt until it is as wide as the bottom of your bodice.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

To avoid having any raw edges where the skirt and bodice meet, we used a french seam to join the two together. We put WRONG sides together, matched up our side seams and sewed a quarter inch. Be extra careful to make sure the edges of the skirt are lined up with the bottom edge of the bodice. Those ruffles can be sneaky and hide below your seam allowance.

Liberty Sundress

Now turn your dress so it’s right side out (will look like picture below when you do). Now place the bodice and skirt RIGHT sides together so that the 1/4″ seam allowance is sandwiched in between the bodice and skirt. Sew 1/2″ along the edge. If needed, pick out any exposed basting stitches.

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

To finish the dress you’ll need to hem the bottom of the skirt. Press the edge over a 1/4″ and then over another 1/4″. Sew close to the top folded edge of the hem all around.

Liberty Sundress

And you’re done! You just drafted your own pattern and have this cute new patriotic dress to show for it!

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

Liberty Sundress

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Think we’ll be making more versions of this dress in other color schemes. It’s great for any occasion in warmer weather ;) So if you run out of time to make this for Fourth of July, make it in something your little girl can wear year round!

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone!

NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

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Cross Stitch Quilting – June 25th

You love the look of Cross Stitching, but not the handwork? Well, get out your rotary cutters and fabric to learn “Cross Stitch Quilting”. In this class we will make the Cross My Heart mini quilt. I will show you multiple different ways to piece the cross stitch block along with some tips to help speed up the process. I will also be sharing some inspiration of other design you could make with this fun block.

Sign up online and save 10% on the class registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/products/copy-of-06-11-14-scrap-buster-6-9p

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Late Niter – June 7th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, June 7th}

Work on your projects with our Jamie available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Saturday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

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Subway Art – June 5th

Join Heidi Lynn on Thursday, June 5th at 6:30 and make 7 different 11″x17″ subway art prints! Class comes with board and velcro, but frame is not included.

Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

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Subway Art

 

Subway Art

NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

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Scrap Busters – June 11th

Do you have a massive amount of scraps? Well its time to start using them up! In this class you will be making the Scrap Buster sewing machine cover. The class includes instructions on how to customize the cover to fit any size sewing machine, instructions on how to foundation piece the improvisational strip blocks, full assembly instructions, and quilting suggestions for your own Scrap Buster sewing machine cover/mat. Also includes an extra quilt idea! Alyssa will also be sharing a few tips and tricks as you go.

Scrap Busters is on Wednesday, June 11th from 6-9 pm. Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS.

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Do Me a Favor – Tomorrow!

Do Me a Favor – June 3rd (TOMORROW!)

Join Kelli to create favors perfect for special occasions or everyday occasions. You will leave class with 4 completed favors ready for gifting or the idea to reproduce 100 more just like it!

Class is on Tuesday, June 3rd from 6-8pm. Sign up online and save 10% on the class when you enter the discount code CLASS!

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Do Me a Favor

Do Me a Favor

Do Me a Favor

3 Day MEGA Sale! – June 19th-21st

The biggest sale at ETC yet! You don’t want to miss it! Stop by the store June 19th-21st and receive 20% off your entire purchase, an extra 10% off clearance items, and 30% off any 3 classes!

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SCRAPFEST – Tomorrow!

Here’s the deal: We will feed you a fantastic lunch and all the chocolate you could hope for!

In addition, Sandee promises to show up with at least 250 Cricut Cartridges and 2 Cricut machines,  as well as several other cool gadgets!!!

Your job: Get signed up and show up tomorrow, Saturday, May 31st! All of this excitement starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m.! Don’t miss it! Save 10% on the $50 fee by signing up online!

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SCRAPFEST

Beginning Quilting – June

{First class is Monday, June 2nd}

Learn the fundamentals of quilt making in this four-part class with Louise Haley!

This beginning quilt project has morning and evening classes available. You can choose between a modern or traditional style with this class (Pictured below).

Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays, June 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.

Sign-up for AM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-05-14-beginning-quilting-1-10-30-1pm

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Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class fee.

Beginning Quilting

 

Beginning Quilting

Fancy Pants Make and Take – Tomorrow!

Stop by ETC tomorrow on May 31st from 10am-12pm and learn how to make one of these cute tags from Fancy Pants! This make and take is FREE, so stop by while supplies last! *Only one tag per customer*

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Shabby Seams – Tomorrow!

Join Jenny on Friday, May 30th at 5:3pm for Shabby Seams where you’ll be learning how to make the Kaden’s Combo quilt!

Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

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Triple Punch Card Promo – TODAY!

For a greater discount on the last Thursday of each month redeem your full punch cards! 1 full card = 10% off, 2 full cards = 15% off, and 3 full cards = 20% off.

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New teacher at ETC!

ETC would like to welcome the newest addition to our teaching staff…Alyssa Lichner!

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Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric.

Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her classes, with quilters around the world. She always encourages her students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.

Along with her husband, she owns a modern sewing pattern publishing company called Aria Lane, which publishes and sells a variety of modern quilt and embroidery patterns by independent designers.

Alyssa, her husband, and two young children live in hot, sunny Gilbert, AZ. Outside of teaching and quilting, Alyssa enjoys homeschooling her daughter and spending time with her family.

**Upcoming classes taught by Alyssa are listed below**

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SCRAP BUSTER
June 11th
6-9pm
$30
Sign up HERE

Cross Stitch Quilt

CROSS STITCH QUILT
June 25th
6-9pm
$30
Sign up HERE

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MODERN BEGINNING QUILTING
July 17th, 24th, & 31st
$75 (Includes Pattern)
Sign up HERE 

To stay updated on classes taught by Alyssa, follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Here’s Your Sign – Tomorrow!

Join Heidi tomorrow, May 29th at 6:30 and learn how to make these 10″x20″ seasonal home decor signs!

Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

4th of July - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-24-13-6-30-8-30pm-heres-your-sign-cherish

Sunshine - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-29-14-heres-your-sign-sunshine-6-30-8-30pm

Welcome - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-20210-16-honeysweet-autumn-rose-pond-fabricHere's Your Sign

Scrapfest – May 31st

Here’s the deal: We will feed you a fantastic lunch and all the chocolate you could hope for!

In addition, Sandee promises to show up with at least 250 Cricut Cartridges and 2 Cricut machines,  as well as several other cool gadgets!!!

Your job: Get signed up and show up tomorrow, Saturday, May 31st! All of this excitement starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m.! Don’t miss it! Save 10% on the $50 fee by signing up online!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-31-14-scrapfest-10-10pm

 

 

SCRAPFEST

Late Niter – May 30th

Friday Late Niter! {May 30th}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

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Do Me a Favor – June 3rd

Do Me a Favor – June 3rd

Join Kelli to create favors perfect for special occasions or everyday occasions. You will leave class with 4 completed favors ready for gifting or the idea to reproduce 100 more just like it!

Class is on Tuesday, June 3rd from 6-8pm. Sign up online and save 10% on the class when you enter the discount code CLASS!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/06-03-14-do-me-a-favor-6-8pm

Do Me a Favor

 

Do Me a Favor

 

Do Me a Favor

Tutorial Tuesday – Felt Flower Wreath

Today we’re going to show you how to make three different types of felt flowers and then how to make a wreath out of those flowers!

Felt Flower Wreath

Ready??

To make a 12″ felt flower wreath, you’ll need:

-12″ embroidery hoop

-4 9″x12″ rolls of 3-4 different colored felt (sold at ETC!)

**We used 2 in coral, 2 in peach, 1 in ivory, and 1 in navy blue**

-1 roll of mint felt for the leaves (optional)

-Frixon pen and white charcoal pencil if using dark colors (Sold at ETC!)

-Small scissors and fabric scissors (Sold at ETC!)

-Hot glue gun

-Embroidery needle

-Coordinating embroidery floss

-1 yard of small yellow pom-pom trim (Sold at ETC!)

-2-3 yards of wide ribbon

-White cardstock for pattern

 

First, print out your felt flower pattern (image below) onto white cardstock. We used cardstock instead of printer paper because it will make the pattern much easier to trace.

*For our wreath, we made 13 Flower A’s, 7 Flower B’s, and 7 Flower C’s total*

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Cut out both A and B patterns.

Felt Flower Wreath

To make Flower A, cut a 2″x12″ strip of felt. Using your Frixon pen, trace the pattern onto the felt. The pattern piece will be slightly shorter than the strip of felt, so just line up the pattern piece with your markings to trace the rest of the pattern on the strip of felt.

Using a pair of small scissors, cut out along the traced lines. On the top of each petal, you’ll want to cut in a random wavy motion to give your flower a more realistic appearance. Or if preferred, just round the tops of each petal, but we do not recommend cutting straight across like on the pattern. The fun part about this is you can totally customize each flower. Don’t worry about it being perfect. Cut some petals taller or shorter, wavier, less wavy…We found the more random we were, the prettier our flower turned out :)

Felt Flower Wreath

Now, using an embroidery needle and coordinating floss, sew a running/basting stitch along the bottom straight edge of the flower pattern. Gather the felt strip, and very tightly tie the two ends of the embroidery floss into a knot so that the center of the flower is small enough to be concealed later with a pom-pom. The two ends of the felt pieces will overlap slightly. This gives the flower extra dimension and, again, a more realistic look. Play around with it till you’re happy with how it looks!

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Trim the embroidery floss and then cut off one pom-pom and hot glue onto the center of your flower. This part is optional, but if you’re wanting to add leaves, you’ll now want to cut out a leaf shape with your mint felt and hot glue it on the underside of the flower (not pictured).

Felt Flower Wreath

Make Flower B following the same instructions above, except cut out a 1″ x 9″ strip of felt for each flower. Just like we did with Flower A, you’ll then trace the pattern, cut the felt, stitch, gather, hot glue a pom-pom on, add a leaf, and you’re done! Refer to picture above to see what FLower B looks like when it’s finished.

Felt Flower Wreath

To make Flower C, you’ll cut out a 1″x6″ piece of felt. Cut out the felt, like pictured below. No pattern for this flower, we cut this out free hand – super easy! Just make sure to leave at least 1/4″-1/8″ border of felt on the bottom so you have enough room to add hot glue to it later. Take one pom-pom and hot glue to one end of the strip. Roll the felt around the pom-pom, hot gluing as you go. Now you have your third flower complete!

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Take your embroidery hoop (at this point you can either spray paint your hoop or leave it plain like we did), and then loosen it up so you can then place the ribbon you want to hang your wreath with in between the two hoops. Make sure your ribbon is now center on the top of your hoop and covering up the metal screw on the hoop also. Tighten the screw on the hoop as much as possible to keep the ribbon in place (We forgot to add our ribbon until we had already started gluing our flowers on. But to make it easier for you, do this step BEFORE you starting gluing anything down.)

Felt Flower Wreath

Now, using your hot glue gun, start gluing your flowers to the embroidery hoop. We glued directly on the hoop and then placed the flowers on top of the hot glue. You can, alternately, glue the bottom of the flower and then place on the hoop. Whatever is easier for you!

Felt Flower Wreath

And here it is finished!

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Felt Flower Wreath

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

 

 

Here’s Your Sign – May 29th

Join Heidi on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30 and learn how to make these 10″x20″ seasonal home decor signs!

Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

4th of July - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-24-13-6-30-8-30pm-heres-your-sign-cherish

Sunshine - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-29-14-heres-your-sign-sunshine-6-30-8-30pm

Welcome - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-20210-16-honeysweet-autumn-rose-pond-fabricHere's Your Sign

NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

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Triple Punch Card Thursday – May 29th

For a greater discount on the last Thursday of each month redeem your full punch cards! 1 full card = 10% off, 2 full cards = 15% off, and 3 full cards = 20% off.

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Shabby Seams – May 30th

Join Jenny on Friday, May 30th at 5:3pm for Shabby Seams where you’ll be learning how to make the Kaden’s Combo quilt!

Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-04-25-14-shabby-seams-5-30-11-30pm

shabby seams

Scrappin Sampler – May 24th

Scrappin Sampler is back! This is a fun, fast paced way to sample the style of some of our best teachers. Sign up for a 1.5 hr session and meet the teachers of ETC. Cost is $3.00 in advance (you can sign up for either or both time slots below). You will create 3 mini projects. Sign up for one of their classes and receive $3.00 off. All classes will be 15% off for in-store customers.

AM SLOT- http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-24-14-scrappin-sampler-10-30-12pm

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Late Niter – May 24th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, May 24th}

Work on your projects with our Jamie available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Saturday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-24-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

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Here’s Your Sign – May 22nd

Join Heidi Lynn on May 22nd at 6:30 and learn how to make these mini 6.5″ x 12″ signs.  A great {mini} decor image to have on display in your home! Choose one all three signs to make!

Sign up on line and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

“FREE” sign – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-free-6-30-8-30pm

“HELLO” sign –  http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-hello-6-30-8-30pm

“SUN” sign – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-sun-6-30-8-30pm

{mini} Here's Your Sign

NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

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{mini} Here’s Your Sign – May 22nd

Join Heidi Lynn on May 22nd at 6:30 and learn how to make these mini 6.5″ x 12″ signs.  A great {mini} decor image to have on display in your home! Choose one all three signs to make!

Sign up on line and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

“FREE” sign – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-free-6-30-8-30pm

“HELLO” sign –  http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-hello-6-30-8-30pm

“SUN” sign – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-sun-6-30-8-30pm

{mini} Here's Your Sign

Up Sew Late – May 16th {Tomorrow!}

Up Sew Late is a perfect opportunity to work on your own sewing projects, while chatting and laughing with sewing friends! No interruptions from husbands or children. Jenny is on hand to help with questions or problems and there is always a yummy treat! Sign up for Up Sew Late now…space is limited!

Next class is TOMORROW Friday, May 16th, 5:30 pm -11:30 pm $15

Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-04-11-14-up-sew-late-5-30-11-30pm

Friday Late Niter – May 16th {Tomorrow!}

Friday Late Niter! {May 16th- Tomorrow!}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-16-14-friday-late-niter-5-30-11-30pm

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Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy 15th Birthday to Us! As a way of saying thanks for supporting us through the years enjoy 15% off your purchase TODAY and every 15th of the month in 2014! *excluding March*

{We are open from 10-7 today}

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Scrappin Sampler – May 24th

Scrappin Sampler is back! This is a fun, fast paced way to sample the style of some of our best teachers. Sign up for a 1.5 hr session and meet the teachers of ETC. Cost is $3.00 in advance (you can sign up for either or both time slots below). You will create 3 mini projects. Sign up for one of their classes and receive $3.00 off. All classes will be 15% off for in-store customers.

AM SLOT- http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-24-14-scrappin-sampler-10-30-12pm

PM SLOT- http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-24-14-scrappin-sampler-1-2-30pm

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Tutorial Tuesday – Scalloped Pillowcase

Today we’re tackling the dreaded scallop! But no fear! ETC currently sells the Quick Points scalloped ruler to make this sewing technique WAY easier! Here’s how we made our scallop pillowcase using this ruler…

Scalloped Pillowcase

Supplies:

1 yard for pillow body

1/2 yard for scalloped band

1/8 yard for trim

1 1/2″ Quick Points Scalloped Ruler

Scallop Pusher

Frixon Pen

{All of the above sold at ETC!}

Scalloped Pillowcase

Cut the fabric for the main body of the pillow into (2) 20 1/2″ x 27″ rectangles. Take the 1/8″ of trim and cut into (2) 2 1/4″ x 20 1/2″ strips. And lastly, take the fabric from the scallop band and cut into (4) 6″ x 20 1/2″ strips.

One of our favorite parts about the scalloped ruler is the instructions are written on the ruler. No misplacing them! So following the instructions on the ruler, you’ll take 2 of the pieces of fabric for the scallop, put them right sides together. You’ll want to line your ruler center on the strips by folding the strips in half and finger pressing the fold. When you open it back up, you’ll see a crease to line up the ruler with.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Now trace the scallop shape with your Frixon pen, making sure to mark your endpoints.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Using the traced lines and end points as references, you’ll trace the rest of the scallops on the right and left side of the strip.

Scalloped Pillowcase

We then pinned our two strips together and sewed the scallop shape following the directions on the ruler. We found THIS VIDEO helpful in figuring out how to sew the scallops too.

Scalloped Pillowcase

We then trimmed our seams down to 1/8″ around the scallops and clipped, as close as possible, each end point.

Turn your scalloped band inside out and, using the scallop pusher, iron each scallop.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Now take your 2 1/4″ x 20 1/2″ trim piece and lay it on top of your scalloped band, WRONG sides together. Sew a 1/4″ seam along the raw edges.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Trim that seam down to about an 1/8″.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Turn the trim piece over to the top of the scallop band, so right sides are now facing together. Press the seam, and sew a 1/4″ along the top of the 2 1/4″ strip.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Now press that seam towards the trim and you just made a french seam :) Which means your raw edges are now enclosed.

Take your completed scalloped band and place the RIGHT side facing the WRONG side of one body piece of your pillowcase.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Sew a 1/4″ and then flip the band over so that it is on top of the right side of the body of your pillow and then press the seam. Optional: You can top stitch the pink strip in place after pressing if you prefer. We chose to leave it as is. Totally up to you!

Scalloped Pillowcase

Repeat all the above steps  so you now have 2 completed pieces for the body of the pillow total.

Take those two pieces and pin them right sides together. Make sure to line up your pink trim and scalloped bands together. Sew 1/2″ around three edges, leaving the top open, and back stitching at the beginning and end. Then go back and zig-zag stitch your raw edges (or if you have pinking shears, trim your raw edges so they don’t fray when you wash the pillowcase) and clip the two bottom corners too.

Scalloped Pillowcase

Turn the pillowcase right side out and press the pillowcase one more time, and TA-DA you now have a cute scalloped pillowcase!

Scalloped Pillowcase

Scalloped Pillowcase

Scalloped Pillowcase

Hope this tutorial makes scallops look less intimidating and inspires you to add scallops to your next project :)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Fancy Pants Make and Take – May 31st

Stop by ETC during convention week on May 31st from 10am-12pm and learn how to make one of these cute tags from Fancy Pants! This make and take is FREE, so stop by while supplies last! *Only one tag per customer*

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NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

May12Heidi

Mother’s Day Gift Card Promo – Last day!

Mother’s Day Gift Card Promo! Treat yourself or your Mom with an ETC gift card! May 1st -10th buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 gift card FREE! *No limit to how many you can buy*

 Gift Card Promo

Late Niter – Tomorrow!

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, May 10th}

Work on your projects with our Jamie available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Saturday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-22-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm-1

Saturdaylatenitera

Sew Crafty Kids – Tomorrow!

Join Lisa tomorrow from 1pm-4pm and learn how to the the Grab and Go Swim Towel! A cute project that’s perfect for summer!

Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-04-12-14-sew-crafty-kids-1-4pm

Sew Crafty Kids

Banner Mania – Tomorrow!

Banner Mania – May 8th

Come see what all the excitement is about! Choose from 1 of 3 creative banners each time! Or, choose them all if you’d like! All supplies for one banner are included in the cost of the class! Come experience all of the different mediums that make an absolutely amazing banner including paper, fabric, burlap…etc! Possibilities are endless! Prepare yourself for tons of fun with Sandee and Nicole!

Next class is on Thursday, May 8th at 6:30! There will be a birthday, patriotic, and summer banner to choose from! 

Sign up online and enter the discount code CLASS and save 10% on the registration fee.

Birthday Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-patriotic-6-30-9pm

Patriotic Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-summer-6-30-9pm

Summer Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-chalkboard-6-30-9pm

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

Late Niter – May 10th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, May 10th}

Work on your projects with our Jamie available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Saturday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-22-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm-1

Saturdaylatenitera

Mother’s Day Gift Card Promo – May 1st-10th

Mother’s Day Gift Card Promo! Treat yourself or your Mom with an ETC gift card! May 1st -10th buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 gift card FREE! *No limit to how many you can buy*
 Gift Card Promo

Do Me a Favor – Tomorrow!

Do Me a Favor – May 6th

Join Kelli to create favors perfect for special occasions or everyday occasions. You will leave class with 4 completed favors ready for gifting or the idea to reproduce 100 more just like it!

Class is on Tuesday, May 6th from 6-8pm. Sign up online and save 10% on the class when you enter the discount code CLASS!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-06-14-do-me-a-favor-6-8pm

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Banner Mania – May 8th

Banner Mania – May 8th

Come see what all the excitement is about! Choose from 1 of 3 creative banners each time! Or, choose them all if you’d like! All supplies for one banner are included in the cost of the class! Come experience all of the different mediums that make an absolutely amazing banner including paper, fabric, burlap…etc! Possibilities are endless! Prepare yourself for tons of fun with Sandee and Nicole!

Next class is on Thursday, May 8th at 6:30! There will be a birthday, patriotic, and summer banner to choose from! 

Sign up online and enter the discount code CLASS and save 10% on the registration fee.

Birthday Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-patriotic-6-30-9pm

Patriotic Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-summer-6-30-9pm

Summer Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-chalkboard-6-30-9pm

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

National Scrapbook Day – Tomorrow!

Celebrate with us tomorrow for National Scrapbook Day! Spend $50 or less and receive 10% off, $51-$100 receive 15% off, and over $100 receive 20% off. *some exclusions may apply*

{mini} Here’s Your Sign – May 22nd

Join Heidi Lynn on May 22nd at 6:30 and learn how to make these mini 6.5″ x 12″ signs.  A great {mini} decor image to have on display in your home! Choose one all three signs to make!

Sign up on line and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

“FREE” sign – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-free-6-30-8-30pm

“HELLO” sign –  http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-hello-6-30-8-30pm

“SUN” sign – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-22-14-mini-heres-your-sign-sun-6-30-8-30pm

{mini} Here's Your Sign

Mother’s Day Gift Card Promo – May 1st – 10th

Mother’s Day Gift Card Promo! Treat yourself or your Mom with an ETC gift card! May 1st -10th buy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 gift card FREE! *No limit to how many you can buy*
 Gift Card Promo

Late Niter – May 2nd

Friday Late Niter! {May 2nd}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-02-14-friday-late-niter-5-30-11-30pm

fridaylatenitera

Tutorial Tuesday – Lemonade Quilt

Today we’re showing you how to make this summer-y Lemonade Quilt!

Lemonade Quilt

Lemonade Quilt

Supplies:

-1/4 yard of 3-4 yellow prints for the lemons

-2 yards of white fabric for sashing and borders

-1 yard of mint fabric for scallopped border

-Variety of mint scraps that total 1/8 yard for lemon leaves

-1/2 yard for binding

-3 1/2 yards for backing

 

**Finished quilt measures 50″x 53″**

All seam allowances are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted

WOF = Width of Fabric

RST= Right Sides Together

 

Cutting Instructions:

From white fabric – Cut (48) 3″ x 3″ squares, (9) 2 1/2″ x 12″ strips, (7) 2 1/2″ x WOF strips, (72) 2″ x 2″ squares, (4) 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ squares, (5) 3″ x WOF strips, (48) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″squares

From mint fabric- (24) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares for lemon leaves, (16) 5 1/2″ x 4″ rectangles for horizontal scallop border, (16) 5 3/4″ x 4″ rectangles for vertical scallop border, (4) 4″ x 4″ squares for corners on scallop border

From yellow fabrics – (12) 8″ x 10″ rectangles

 

**Instructions are for top only, but we’ll link you up to several other tutorials to explain how to add your backing and binding.**

 

Take (1) 8″ x 10″ yellow rectangle and (4) 3″ white squares and place (1) 3″ square in one corner of the yellow block, RST. Pin, and sew along pencil line (represented by gray line in diagram), from corner to corner. Trim off each corner leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seams towards corners. Repeat with the other 3 corners of the yellow fabric.

Step1

Block will look like this after corners are done. Repeat this 11 more times so you have 12 blocks for your lemons total.

Step2

To make the lemon leaves, you’ll take (1) 2 1/2″ white square and (1) 2 1/2″ mint square and layer them together, RST (1), draw a pencil line from corner to corner and sew along line (2). Trim off each corner leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press seam towards the mint fabric (3).

 Step3

Repeat one more time. Take (2) 2 1/2″ white squares and piece all 4 squares together RST, press seams open, finished strip will look like diagram below.

Step5

 

Repeat 11 more times, so you have 12 lemon leaves total.

Now, with RST, join the body of the lemon to the lemon leaves, press seams towards the yellow. Block will look like this when you’re finished. You now have one completed lemon! Repeat 11 more times, so you have 12 lemons total.

step6

Take (3) 2 1/2″ x 12″ white strips of fabric and join with 4 lemon blocks to make one row. Repeat two more times so you have 3 rows total.

Step7

 

To join your rows, you’ll take a 2 1/2″ x WOF white strip of fabric and sew to the bottom of rows 1. Trim off your excess.

Step8

 

Sew another strip to the top of row 3, trim excess, and then join all three rows together.

Step9

 

Next add your inner border with the remaining 2 1/2″ x WOF strips.

Step10

 

For the scallop border, we’ll first start with the horizontal sides with our 5 1/2″ x 4″ mint rectangles. You’ll take one mint rectangle and and place (2) 2″ white fabric squares in the two top corners. Sew from corner to corner, trim off corner leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press your seams towards the corners.

Step11

 

Step12

Sew together 8 scallop blocks per side and then pin and sew the borders on to each horizontal side.

Step14

 

You’ll repeat that process with your 5 3/4″ x 4″ mint rectangles for the vertical sides, but before joining the borders to your quilt top, you’ll first want to join the corners to the ends of the borders.

To make a corner, you’ll take a 4″x4″ mint square and place (2) 2″ white squares in the top left and bottom right corners. Sew from corner to corner and trim off corners leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance on both sides. Press the seams towards the corner. Take your white 1 1/4″ square and place in the top right corner and, again, sew from corner to corner, trim off your corner leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Step15

 

Step16

 

Step17

Repeat 3 more times so that you have 4 corner pieces total. Then join those corner pieces to the ends of your horizontal scallop borders. Pin and sew those borders to your quilt top.

Step18

 

To add your outside borders, you’ll join two of the 3″ x WOF strips together. Pin and sew onto one side, trim off excess. Join excess strip with another 3″ x WOF strip and pin and sew to opposite side of quilt top. Trim off excess again and repeat with remaining sides on the quilt top.

We chose to take our quilt to a long arm quilter, but if you want to quilt it yourself, HERE’S a great tutorial explaining how. And HERE is a tutorial for adding binding on a quilt.

Lemonade Quilt

Lemonade Quilt

 

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

NEW Page of the Week!

NEW Page of the Week (POW) is now available!

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

No call-in holds are purchases for this limited item.

April 28 Amy Totty

Banner Mania – May 8th

Banner Mania – May 8th

Come see what all the excitement is about! Choose from 1 of 3 creative banners each time! Or, choose them all if you’d like! All supplies for one banner are included in the cost of the class! Come experience all of the different mediums that make an absolutely amazing banner including paper, fabric, burlap…etc! Possibilities are endless! Prepare yourself for tons of fun with Sandee and Nicole!

Next class is on Thursday, May 8th at 6:30! There will be a birthday, patriotic, and summer banner to choose from! 

Sign up online and enter the discount code CLASS and save 10% on the registration fee.

Birthday Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-patriotic-6-30-9pm

Patriotic Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-summer-6-30-9pm

Summer Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-chalkboard-6-30-9pm

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

Do Me a Favor – May 6th

Do Me a Favor – May 6th

Join Kelli to create favors perfect for special occasions or everyday occasions. You will leave class with 4 completed favors ready for gifting or the idea to reproduce 100 more just like it!

Class is on Tuesday, May 6th from 6-8pm. Sign up online and save 10% on the class when you enter the discount code CLASS!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-06-14-do-me-a-favor-6-8pm

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Waffle Crush is coming to ETC! – May 2nd

Mark your calendars! Waffle Crush is coming to ETC on Friday, May 2nd from 10AM-12:30PM! You don’t want to miss it!!wafflecrushad

Beginning Quilting – May

{First class is Monday, May 5th}

Learn the fundamentals of quilt making in this four-part class with Louise Haley!

This beginning quilt project has morning and evening classes available.  Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays, May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Sign-up for AM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-05-14-beginning-quilting-1-10-30-1pm

Sign-up for PM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-04-07-14-beginning-quilting-1-6-8-30pm

Online sign-up and supply list available in our Class Registration System.  Enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class fee.

Beginning Quilting

SCRAPFEST – Tomorrow!

Here’s the deal: We will feed you a fantastic lunch and all the chocolate you could hope for!

In addition, Sandee promises to show up with at least 250 Cricut Cartridges and 2 Cricut machines,  as well as several other cool gadgets!!!

Your job: Get signed up and show up tomorrow, Saturday, April 26th! All of this excitement starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m.! Don’t miss it! Save 10% on the $50 fee by signing up online!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/04-26-14-scrapfest-10-10pm

 

SCRAPFEST

Late Niter – TONIGHT!

Friday Late Niter! {TONIGHT!}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

You can sign up by calling ETC at 480.854.2303.

fridaylatenitera

Shabby Seams – Tomorrow

Join Jenny tomorrow, Friday, April 25th and learn how to make the Easy Weave Market Tote! Class is from 5:30pm-11:30pm.

Sign up online and save 10% when you enter the discount code CLASS

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-29-14-shabby-seams-10-30-4-30pm

shabby seams

Late Niter – April 25th

Friday Late Niter! {April 25th}

Work on your projects with our Sandee available to assist (and entertain) you. Candy, prizes and Make N’ Take for $15. Crafting and lots of fun too!

Sign-up online for the Friday Late Niter and enter the discount code CLASS during checkout to receive 10% off your class signups.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/04-25-14-friday-late-niter-5-11pm

fridaylatenitera

Banner Mania – May 8th

Banner Mania – May 8th

Come see what all the excitement is about! Choose from 1 of 3 creative banners each time! Or, choose them all if you’d like! All supplies for one banner are included in the cost of the class! Come experience all of the different mediums that make an absolutely amazing banner including paper, fabric, burlap…etc! Possibilities are endless! Prepare yourself for tons of fun with Sandee and Nicole!

Next class is on Thursday, May 8th at 6:30! There will be a birthday, patriotic, and summer banner to choose from! 

Sign up online and enter the discount code CLASS and save 10% on the registration fee.

Birthday Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-patriotic-6-30-9pm

Patriotic Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-05-08-14-banner-mania-summer-6-30-9pm

Summer Banner - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-chalkboard-6-30-9pm

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

 

Banner Mania

SCRAPFEST – April 26th

Here’s the deal: We will feed you a fantastic lunch and all the chocolate you could hope for!

In addition, Sandee promises to show up with at least 250 Cricut Cartridges and 2 Cricut machines,  as well as several other cool gadgets!!!

Your job: Get signed up and show up Saturday, April 26th! All of this excitement starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m.! Don’t miss it! Save 10% on the $50 fee by signing up online!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/04-26-14-scrapfest-10-10pm

 

SCRAPFEST

Here’s Your Sign – May 29th

Join Heidi on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30 and learn how to make these 10″x20″ seasonal home decor signs!

Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS

4th of July - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-24-13-6-30-8-30pm-heres-your-sign-cherish

Sunshine - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/05-29-14-heres-your-sign-sunshine-6-30-8-30pm

Welcome - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-20210-16-honeysweet-autumn-rose-pond-fabricHere's Your Sign