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

 

Every Which Way But Loose – April 24th

Join Louise and Terry for this fun technique to make any size quilt you like!  You’ll love how this simple form of flying geese just flies together! Many layouts to create so many looks!

Class is this Thursday, April 24th with a morning class (10:30-1) and evening class available (6-8:30)

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

Morning Class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-27-14-bramble-baskets-part-1-10-30-1pm

Evening Class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/04-24-14-every-which-way-but-loose-6-8-30pm

Every Which Way But Loose

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 14 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! The Summer Banner is pictured, but there will be a Patriotic and Birthday banner to choose from too 

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

{BIG} Here’s Your Sign – Tomorrow!

A great {BIG} decor image to have on display in your home.  Finished sign will fit a 20×30″ frame. Choose between aqua and red color schemes and between the word “family” and your last name! Just let the girls at ETC know!

{BIG} Here’s Your Sign is tomorrow Thursday, April 17th at 6pm! Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS!

{Red} Sign - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-23-14-mini-heres-your-sign-easter-6-30-8-30pm

{Aqua} Sign - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-04-17-14-big-heres-your-sign-20×30-family-or-family-name-red-6-8-30pm

BIG Here's Your Sign

 

BIG Here's Your Sign

Late Niter – April 20th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, April 20th}

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/04-19-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

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Tutorial Tuesday – Minky Easter Baskets

If you love minky and all things cute and Easter-y, you’ll love today’s project! We’re showing you how to make a minky Easter basket! Today you’ll learn how to make the chick version AND the lamb version. Both can be made for a boy or girl, depending on the fabric you choose for the lining and  handles :) And there’s still time to finish these before Easter! Here’s how you make one…

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Supply list for ONE basket:

*The finished size for these baskets measure about 6″ wide and 4 1/2″ tall*

-3/8 yard of minky

-1 roll (9″x12″) of yellow or brown felt

-Scrap piece of pink felt for nose on lamb basket OR orange felt for beak on chick basket

-Fat quarter for basket lining

-Fat quarter for basket handle

-2 small black beads for eyes (we used our leftover beads from the Bottle Brush Chicks we made last week!)

-3/4 yard of fusible interfacing

-Coordinating thread

-Frixon pen

{ALL items above (excluding the black beads) can be purchased at ETC!}

Cut a 13″ x 9 1/2″ rectangle with your minky and interfacing. Iron the fusible side of the interfacing onto the backside of the minky. Fold the minky in half lengthwise, with right sides together, and sew a 1/4″ down each side.

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

And now we’ll box the corners of the bag…This link is helpful if this your first time sewing boxed corners (Box Corner Tutorial) With right sides of the back still together, you’ll measure 1 3/4″ up from the point of the corner and draw a line marking from end to end where to sew. After sewing from edge to edge, you’ll trim the corner off a 1/4″ away from the seam.  And now it’s officially a basket :)

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Turn basket right side out and now we’ll add the chick or lamb features! First, print the the file below and cut out all the pieces for the corresponding basket.

Minky Basket Pattern Pieces

-If you’re making the chick basket, you’ll need your orange & yellow felt, beak and wing pattern pieces. Fold the orange felt in half and trace the beak pattern piece with a Frixon pen on the fold of the felt. Cut out along the traced lines. We then pressed our beak in half with an iron to create a line to sew over in a minute and also so it looks more like a beak :) Pin the beak center on the front of the basket and then sew along the pressed fold of the beak with yellow thread. Next, mark where you want the eyes to go with a Frixon pen and then sew the beads in place with some black thread. And lastly, trace the wing shape on the yellow felt, cut two wings out, and sew along the top of the wing on both sides of the basket using a zig-zag stitch. We centered our wings along the center side seam and about an 1 1/2″ down from the top.

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

-If you’re making the lamb basket, trace the face shape onto the felt and cut out. Now, with black thread, sew a straight line going from the bottom center of the face about 3/4″ of an inch up. Using a coordinating thread, sew the face shape center onto the front of the basket using a zig-zag stitch. Cut out the nose with your pink felt using the nose pattern piece and hot glue directly above the black line you just sewed. Sew on the black beads for the eyes and the face is done :) To make the ears, you’ll cut out 2 ear pieces out of the felt and two ear pieces out of the minky. Sew one felt and one minky ear piece, right sides together, about a 1/4″ away from the edge, leaving the top of the ear open. Turn right side out, fold part of the ear over, and then pin on each side of the face and stitch in place on the basket.

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Now to make the handle…Cut out two 2″ x 11″ pieces out of your fabric for the handle. With both pieces right side together, sew 1/4″ along one long edge. Press that seam open and then press the sides of the handle towards the middle. Then fold/press the handle in half, like you would with bias tape, and then sew about an 1/8″ away from each edge.

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

We then centered the ends of handle along the center side seams of the basket and pinned both ends in place. Sew, with a basting stitch, along both ends to keep them in place.

Minky Easter Basket

Now we’ll make the lining of our basket. Cut out a 12″ x 9 1/4″ rectangle out of your fabric for the lining and with your remaining interfacing. Repeat the same steps we did with the basket by adhering the interfacing and fabric together, folding them in half right sides together, sewing along both ends (leave a 2″ opening on one side so you can later turn your basket right side out through that opening), and then boxing your corners.

Minky Easter Basket

Turn your basket and lining  inside out,  place the lining inside the basket so that right sides are together. Pin the lining in place (the more pins when sewing with minky, the better!)  and then sew 1/4″ all along the top of the basket. Back stitch at the beginning and end.

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

Through the opening in the lining, turn the basket right side out. Sew that opening close by either using a blind stitch or use a top stitch, close to the edge, with your machine, like we did.

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

You might need to then iron out the wrinkles of the lining and we also  found it helpful to also use the iron to press the ears of the lamb so they laid down a little better. Same goes for the beak of the chick. We <3  the difference an iron can make to a finished product :)

And here they are ready to fill with Easter goodies!

Minky Easter Basket

Minky Easter Basket

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

 

 

 

Upcoming Classes

Classes coming up at ETC this week {4/14-4/19}!

Monday, April 14th-

Beginning Quilting

Tuesday, April 15th-

Simple Albums: Mom 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Wednesday, April 16th-

Card-ology 10:30-12:30

Card-ology 6:30-8:30

Open 10-4

Thursday, April 17th-

Open Lab 10-4

Here’s Your Sign {BIG} 6-8:30

Aqua Family Sign 

Red Family Sign

Friday, April 18th-

Open Lab 10-4

Saturday, April 19th-

Late Niter 5-11

Open Lab 10-4

 

Sew Crafty Kids – Tomorrow!

Designed for children 7 and older, this class will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project. Parent participation is encouraged but not required. Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

Next month, students will be making a super cute Circle Skirt! Sew Crafty kids will be tomorrow, April 12th from 1-4pm. Sign up online and save 10% when you enter the discount code CLASS!

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

Sew Crafty Kids

Late Niter – April 11th

Friday Late Niter! {April 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/copy-of-04-05-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

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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

{BIG} Here’s Your Sign – April 17th

A great {BIG} decor image to have on display in your home.  Finished sign will fit a 20×30″ frame. Choose between aqua and red color schemes and between the word “family” and your last name! Just let the girls at ETC know!

{BIG} Here’s Your Sign is on Thursday, April 17th at 6pm! Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS!

{Red} Sign - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-23-14-mini-heres-your-sign-easter-6-30-8-30pm

{Aqua} Sign - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-04-17-14-big-heres-your-sign-20×30-family-or-family-name-red-6-8-30pm

BIG Here's Your Sign

 

BIG Here's Your Sign

Memories in a Moment – Tomorrow!

Memories in a Moment – April 10th

Join Joey for Memories in a Moment this Thursday, April 10th from 6 – 8:30pm. Visit www.joeyotlo.typepad.com for details.

Be sure to enter “class” in the promo code to receive 10% off the $30 class fee. http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/04-10-14-memories-in-a-moment-6-8-30pm

Memories in a Moment

Up Sew Late – April 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, April 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/04-11-14-up-sew-late-5-30-11-30pm

Late Niter – April 11th

Friday Late Niter! {April 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/copy-of-04-05-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

fridaylatenitera

Sew Crafty Kids – April 12th

 

Designed for children 7 and older, this class will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project. Parent participation is encouraged but not required. Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

Next month, students will be making a super cute Circle Skirt! Sew Crafty kids will be on Saturday, April 12th from 1-4pm. Sign up online and save 10% when you enter the discount code CLASS!

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

Sew Crafty Kids

 

 

Sew Pretty – April 8th

Sew Pretty with Louise and Theresa on Tuesday, April 8th at 5pm! Learn how to make The Abbey Bag pincushion!

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-03-11-14-sew-pretty-5-8-30pm

Abbey Bag

Late Niter – April 5th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, April 5th}

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-03-28-14-friday-late-niter-5-11pm

Saturdaylatenitera

Tutorial Tuesday – Bottlebrush Easter Chicks

Today we’re making another Easter project…Bottlebrush Chicks! These are SUPER easy to make and are quite possibly the cutest things ever.

Bottlebrush Chicks

To make one, you’ll need:

-1 medium to large sized bottle brush tree (ETC sells Tim Holtz trees already bleached and ready to spray paint!)

-Yellow Spray paint (or you can use a yellow Glimmer Mist or Heidi Swapp sprays)

-Hot Glue gun and glue sticks

-Small black beads

-Orange felt

-Wooden disc about 2 1/2″ in diameter

First you’ll need to cut the wooden base of the tree off. (Set this aside to use later).

Bottlebrush Chicks

Now bend your tree slight forward at the middle and trim the top of your tree off. About one to one and a half inches from the top.

Bottlebrush Chicks

In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the chick all over.

While it’s drying, take your orange felt and cut out a triangle shape on a fold; so that when you open it open, it looks like a diamond. We then used our iron to press the beak in half so that it would have a permanent crease in it. You’ll also need one wooden disc and two small black beads for the eyes to make your little chick.

Bottlebrush Chicks

Once it was completely dry, we first glued our wooden disc to the bottom of the the chick so it could stand up straight.

Bottlebrush Chicks

We then hot glued along the fold of the beak and then placed it center on the top of the cut off tree.

Bottlebrush Chicks

Place a dab of hot glue on one side of the chick’s face and stick one of the black beads on top. Repeat on the other side.

And it’s finished!

Bottlebrush Chicks

Oh! We almost forgot! Remember the tree base you cut off earlier? And the top of the tree? Well, you can hot glue those two together and you now have a mini tree that you can save for a future Christmas project! Zero waste with this project :) Happy Tuesday everyone!

http://scrapbooks-etc.com/2014/04/01/tutorial-tuesday-bottlebrush-easter-chicks/

{First class is Monday, April 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. Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays. April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th.

Sign-up for AM class – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/04-07-14-beginning-quilting-1-10-30-1pm

Sign-up for PM class – http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/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

Do Me a Favor – April 1st

Do Me a Favor – April 1st

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, April 1st 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/04-01-14-do-me-a-favor-6-8pm

Do Me a Favor

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.

POW Heidi

Shabby Seams – Tomorrow!

Need a fun way to use up some of your scrap stash? Join Jenny for “Shabby Seams” on Saturday, March 29th from 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. “McKinley’s Maze” is a great project for beginners and non-beginners alike! Pattern is included in the class fee!

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-02-28-14-shabby-seams-5-30-11-30pm

Shabby Seams

Sew Pretty – April 8th

Sew Pretty with Louise and Theresa on Tuesday, April 8th at 5pm! Learn how to make The Abbey Bag pincushion!

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-03-11-14-sew-pretty-5-8-30pm

Abbey Bag

{BIG} Here’s Your Sign – April 17th

A great {BIG} decor image to have on display in your home.  Finished sign will fit a 20×30″ frame. Choose between aqua and red color schemes and between the word “family” and your last name! Just let the girls at ETC know!

{BIG} Here’s Your Sign is on Thursday, April 17th at 6pm! Sign up online and save 10% on the registration fee when you enter the discount code CLASS!

{Red} Sign - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-23-14-mini-heres-your-sign-easter-6-30-8-30pm

{Aqua} Sign - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-04-17-14-big-heres-your-sign-20×30-family-or-family-name-red-6-8-30pm

BIG Here's Your Sign

 

BIG Here's Your Sign

Bramble Baskets – March 27th {Tomorrow!}

Ready for some fun? Make these delightful baskets in the fun, easy Buggy Barn way! This technique class will teach you how to do a buggy bard quilt, a different block each class!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

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

Bramble Baskets

Late Niter – March 28th

Friday Late Niter! {March 28th}

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/copy-of-03-22-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

fridaylatenitera

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” purchases or holds for this limited item!

March 17 Joey

Wonderful World of Washi – March 27th

Just two of the cute projects you will choose from during your next adventure into the wonderful world of washi with Sandee and Nicole! Fifteen fantastic techniques and ideas showcasing the many uses of this trendy tape!

Next class is on Thursday, March 27th at 6:30! Enter the discount code CLASS and save 10% on the registration fee.

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

Wonderful World of Washi

 

Wonderful World of Washi

Sew Crafty Kids – April 12th

Designed for children 7 and older, this class will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project. Parent participation is encouraged but not required. Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

Next month, students will be making a super cute Circle Skirt! Sew Crafty kids will be on Saturday, April 12th from 1-4pm. Sign up online and save 10% when you enter the discount code CLASS!

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

Sew Crafty Kids

Beginning Quilting – April

{First class is Monday, April 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.  Beginning Quilting classes are held on Mondays. April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th.

Sign-up for AM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/04-07-14-beginning-quilting-1-10-30-1pm

Sign-up for PM class - http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/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

Shabby Seams – March 29th

Need a fun way to use up some of your scrap stash? Join Jenny for “Shabby Seams” on Saturday, March 29th from 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. “McKinley’s Maze” is a great project for beginners and non-beginners alike! Pattern is included in the class fee!

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-02-28-14-shabby-seams-5-30-11-30pm

Shabby Seams

 

Bramble Baskets – March 27th & April 17th

Ready for some fun? Make these delightful baskets in the fun, easy Buggy Barn way! This technique class will teach you how to do a buggy bard quilt, a different block each class!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

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

Bramble Baskets

Late Niter – March 22nd

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, March 22nd}

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/03-22-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

Saturdaylatenitera

Tutorial Tuesday – Stitch & Flip Carrot Table Runner

Today we’re showing you how to make a stitch & flip carrot table runner! This a quilt-as-you-go project, so <we promise> it couldn’t be easier! And we think it’s the perfect addition to your Easter decor too!

Carrot Table Runner

To make one you’ll need:

-1/2 yard muslin for the backing

-1/2 yard of two orange fabrics

-1/4 for binding

-Frixon pen

-14″ x 45″ Batting

-Coordinating thread

-Basting Spray

-1 roll of green felt OR (1) 9″x12″ piece of green felt

{All of the above supplies can be bought at ETC!}

Carrot Table Runner

Ready to make this?? Here we go!

First cut down your muslin and batting to 14″ x 45″ (or WOF). Taking your basting spray and adhere the two together.

Carrot Table Runner

Take your orange fabrics and cut 2″xWOF” strips and then trim those in half so they measure about 22″ long. You’ll need (16) 2″x22″ strips of each orange fabric.

Now find the center of your runner and mark it with your Frixon pen. Take one strip and place the strip to the left or right (up to you!) of that center line.

Carrot Table Runner

Take a second strip, and with right sides together, place it on top of the first strip.

Carrot Table Runner

Sew along one long edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance. This is where the “flip & stitch” comes in to play…after you’re done sewing along that long edge, take the top strip, flip it over, and press!

Carrot Table Runner

Take another strip of orange fabric, lay on top of the strip you just pressed and repeat by sewing a 1/4″ down the long side of the strips. Flip that top strip over and press again. Repeat till you have the whole runner covered in strips of orange fabric.

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

After all the strips are sewn on, you’ll then want to cut the runner in the shape of a carrot! Here’s how we drew our carrot shape. Mark the center of your runner at one of the ends with your Frixon pen. From the opposite end, make a mark on one side that’s 13″ from that end.  You’ll want to draw a gradual curved line going from that point to the center mark at the other end. We made the point of our carrot curved or scalloped looking, so if you want that look as well, make sure to create a curved point at the end before you cut out the carrot shape.

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

Next, we folded the runner in half width-wise so that the line we drew was visible on top. Now using a sharp pair of fabric scissors, cut along that line. When you open it up, you’ll have a symmetrical carrot shape!

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

We took a 3″ circle and rounded the corners at the top of the carrot by tracing the circle shape on our runner and then cutting it out with our scissors before we added the binding.

Carrot Table Runner

Now it’s time to add the binding! Almost done!

Take your binding fabric and cut it into 2 1/4″ x WOF strips. Join each strip, trim the excess, and then press open those seams. Now press the binding in half so the right side is facing out. We sewed our binding to the backside first, with the raw edge of the binding facing towards the raw edge of the runner. Sew a 1/4″ from the edge all around the carrot shape, leaving  a about an 8″ opening so you can join your binding ends next. You’ll then join your binding ends and flip the binding over to the top side of the carrot. Using a zig-zag stitch, we sewed our binding in place. Here is a couple binding video tutorials that will help you out even more! (1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vCWpxBRs20 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUEy9NXOK5c)

Carrot Table Runner

To add the green felt carrot top, you’ll take your felt and fold in half lengthwise and cut strips about an 1″ wide and stopping about 1/2″ from the fold. Open it up and place center at the top of the carrot. Pin in place and stitch along the middle of the felt. Backstitch at the beginning and end. Flip the green carrot top over so that’s it’s folded in half again and your runner is finished!

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

Carrot Table Runner

Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

Page of the Week!

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

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!

March 17 Joey

Spring Yard Sale! {Tomorrow!}

ETC will be having it’s semi-annual yard sale on tomorrow, March 15th from 10-7! Bargain shoppers, this is your dream come true. Shop early for the best selection!

If you dare, products leftover will be half price on the following Monday, March 17th.

YardSale

Bramble Baskets – March 27th & April 17th

Ready for some fun? Make these delightful baskets in the fun, easy Buggy Barn way! This technique class will teach you how to do a buggy bard quilt, a different block each class!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

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

Bramble Baskets

Spring Yard Sale

ETC will be having it’s semi-annual yard sale on Saturday, March 15th from 10-7! Bargain shoppers, this is your dream come true. Shop early for the best selection!

If you dare, products leftover will be half price on the following Monday, March 17th.

YardSale

Totally Pages – Tomorrow!

Join Heidi tomorrow, March 12th 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/03-12-14-totally-pages-6-30-8-30pm

Totally Pages

Page of the Week

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

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!
March 3 jamie andersen

Spring Yard Sale!

ETC will be having it’s semi-annual yard sale on Saturday, March 15th from 10-7! Bargain shoppers, this is your dream come true. Shop early for the best selection!

If you dare, products leftover will be half price on the following Monday, March 17th.

YardSale

Sew Pretty – Tomorrow!

Sew Pretty with Theresa and Louise tomorrow, March 11th at 5pm! Learn how to make this vintage wool bunny pin cushion!

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

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/03-11-14-sew-pretty-5-8-30pm

Sew Pretty

 

Upcoming Classes

UpcomingClasses

Monday, March 10th-

Open Lab 10-4

Tuesday, March 11th-

Open Lab 10-4

Wednesday, March 12th-

Sew Pretty 5-8:30

Totally Pages 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Thursday, March 13th-

Open Lab 10-4

Friday, March 14th-

Saturday, March 15th-

Yard Sale 10-7

Bramble Baskets – March 27th & April 17th

Ready for some fun? Make these delightful baskets in the fun, easy Buggy Barn way! This technique class will teach you how to do a buggy bard quilt, a different block each class!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

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

Bramble Baskets

Circle of Friends – Tomorrow

Sneak peak for Terry and Louise’s *NEW* class! Circle of Friends is paper piecing made simple. In this technique class, we show you tips and tricks to make this block run smoothly. Perfect for the confident beginner and beyond.

Class is on Thursday, March 6th @ 10:30

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/03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

circle of friends

Banner Mania – Tomorrow!

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!

Banner Mania

Next class is, tomorrow March 6th @ 6:30! -more detailed pics below-

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

OH HAPPY DAY: http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-6-30-9pm-1

EASTER: http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-oh-happy-day-6-30-9pm

CHALKBOARD {Engagement/Graduation}: http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/03-06-14-banner-mania-6-30-9pm

Banner Mania

Banner Mania

Banner Mania

Banner Mania

Late Niter – March 8th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, March 8th}

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/03-08-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

Saturdaylatenitera

Tutorial Tuesday – St. Patrick’s Day Pillow {with reverse applique!}

Today we’re making another St. Patrick’s Day project AND learning a new sewing technique: reverse applique!

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

This pillow measures 18″x18″ features houndstooth canvas fabric and the cutest pom-pom trim!

To make one, you’ll need:

- 5/8 yard of canvas

- 5/8 yard of green fabric

- 3 yards pom pom trim

-18″ pillow form

- Black – or- green thread

- Frixon pen and white chalk pencil

- Scissors

^^^All sold at ETC!^^^

Let’s get started! First, cut out a 19″x19″ square and (2) 15″x19″ rectangles with your houndstooth canvas fabric.

Also, cut out a 19″x19″ square with your green fabric.

Print out the two numbers below…

stpattypillow1

 

stpattypillow7

Either tracing on a brightly lit window or with a light box, trace the two numbers center on the canvas square. We used both a Frixon pen and white chalk pencil  to trace our numbers with. If you’re not familiar with a Frixon pen, you NEED one in your life. We use them ALL the time! They’re so great for sewing because you can write on  fabric with them and then use your iron or any heat source to make the pen markings disappear.

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

After you have your numbers traced on the fabric, you’ll then pin that and the green fabric together. Right sides both facing up, with the green fabric underneath the houndstooth. We avoided pinning over the numbers so we wouldn’t have to worry about removing the pins while we sewed.

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

Now, you’ll sew 1/4″ outside the traced line of the numbers with your black (or green!) thread. We went around the numbers once, but then decided later to sew around them three times in a kinda messy style (sorry- best way to describe it haha).

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

{Back side of the front so you can see stitching better. We also trimmed down the excess green fabric after we sewed the numbers}

After you’ve sewn around the numbers, you’ll take your scissors and carefully snip a hole just in the houndstooth, in the middle of one of the numbers, so you can fit your scissors through and start cutting out the inside of the number. You’ll cut about an 1/8″ away from the sewn edge. If you want a more shabby look, cut farther away from the edge OR if you want a clean look, use a zig zag stitch around the edge of the numbers after you’ve cut them out. And whatever you do, DO NOT CUT THE GREEN FABRIC. You’ll repeat this with the other number so now both numbers are in the green fabric. You’ve just learned how to reverse applique!

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

So now you’ll take your two 15″x19″ houndstooth rectangles and hem one long side on both rectangles by pressing the fabric over a generous 1/4″ and then pressing it over a 1/4″ again and then sewing it down along the edge.

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

Set those aside, now you’ll want to pin your pom pom trim on your pillow top along all four edges and sew in place in a counter clockwise direction.

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

Now take your two hemmed houndstooth rectangles and pin them to your top, right sides together. The two rectangles will overlap. This will create your pocket to fit your pillow form into later when you turn it inside out.

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

Sew a 1/2″ along all four edges, backstitching at the beginning and end. Clip your corners, turn your pillow cover inside out, and stuff the pillow form in and you now have a super cut St. Patrick’s Day pillow!

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

St. Patrick's Day Pillow

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

 

 

 

Spring Yard Sale!

ETC will be having it’s semi-annual yard sale on Saturday, March 15th from 10-9! Bargain shoppers, this is your dream come true. Shop early for the best selection!

If you dare, products leftover will be half price on the following Monday, March 17th.

YardSale

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” purchases or holds for this limited item!
March 3 jamie andersen

Quilty Fun Row Along – Kits Available!

The finished top for Quilty Fun Row Along is complete! And we have kits still available to make this super cute quilt!

You pick up your kits on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

The registration fee is $165.00 (non discountable).  This will include all of the rows and borders (everything for your quilt top). You will still need to purchase the book, backing, binding, and batting for your quilt.

If you finish your quilt top by December 31st you will receive a one-time 15% off backing fabric discount.

**Finished quilt will measure 68.5” x 86.5”**

Quilt Fun Row Along

SCRAPFEST – March 1st

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, March 1st! 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/03-01-14-scrapfest-10-10pm

 

SCRAPFEST

Circle of Friends – March 6th

Sneak peak for Terry and Louise’s *NEW* class! Circle of Friends is paper piecing made simple. In this technique class, we show you tips and tricks to make this block run smoothly. Perfect for the confident beginner and beyond.

Class is on Thursday, March 6th @ 10:30

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/03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

circle of friends

Bramble Baskets – March 27th & April 17th

Ready for some fun? Make these delightful baskets in the fun, easy Buggy Barn way! This technique class will teach you how to do a buggy bard quilt, a different block each class!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

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

Bramble Baskets

CREATE 2014

Thanks to everyone that attended Create last weekend. We had a great time crafting with you! Here are some fun pictures!

ETC would also like to thank our GENEROUS class sponsors:

American Crafts

Bazzill Basics Paper

Demis Products, Inc.

Simple Stories

My Mind’s Eye

Pebbles

Crate Paper

We couldn’t have done it without YOU!!! Thank you!

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Late Niter – February 28th

Friday Late Niter! {February 28th}

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/02-28-14-friday-late-niter-5-11pm

fridaylatenitera

Banner Mania – March 6th

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!

Banner Mania

Next class is March 6th @ 6:30! -more detailed pics below-

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

OH HAPPY DAY: http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-6-30-9pm-1

EASTER: http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-banner-mania-oh-happy-day-6-30-9pm

CHALKBOARD {Engagement/Graduation}: http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/03-06-14-banner-mania-6-30-9pm

Banner Mania

Banner Mania

Banner Mania

Banner Mania

 

Yard Sale Signup

Spring Yard Sale Sign-Up!

Looking for a way to buy new, fresh, and fun crafting items? If you said YES, sign up to sell your unwanted treasures. The $25 sign up fee includes a one hour appointment. Should you need more time you will be billed $25 for each additional hour. You will receive 85% of your sales in store credit. Call the store {480.854.2303} to reserve your spot now and Julie will contact you in the middle of February to schedule your appointment. Spaces fill quickly!

**Just a note: Our calendar brochure mentions that the yard sale is on March 31st. That is a typo and is actually on March 15th**

SCRAPFEST – March 1st

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, March 1st! 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/03-01-14-scrapfest-10-10pm

 

SCRAPFEST

Page of the Week

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

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!

Feb. 17 Susan Mast

Upcoming Classes!

UpcomingClasses

Monday, February 24th-

{Beginning Quilting}

Open Lab 10-4

Tuesday, February 25th-

Double Dip 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Wednesday, February 26th-

Basically Bazzill 6:30-8:30

Sew Help 10-3

Open Lab 10-4

Thursday, February 27th-

Burlap or Bust 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Friday, February 28th-

Late Niter 5:30-11:30

Open Lab 10-4

Shabby Seams {FULL}

Saturday, March 1st-

SCRAPFEST 10-10

Shabby Seams – February 28th

Just a few spots left! Join Jenny on Friday, February 28th from 5:30-11:30 and learn how to make this shabby quilt! Sign up online and save 10% when you enter the discount code CLASS! http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-31-14-shabby-seams-5-30-11-30pm

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CREATE 2014 – February 21st and 22nd

We are doing it again! Did you miss Create in 2012? You will not want to miss this exciting in-store event! Plan to spend a fun creative weekend with us, February 21-22nd. This in-store extravaganza is $299. Class fee includes 5 craft inspired projects, lunch and dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, snacks and giveaways throughout the event. Do not delay, this WILL fill up quickly!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/02-21-14-create-2014-registration-no-discounts

CREATE 2014

Tutorial Tuesday – Confetti Garland

Today we’re making a super quick and easy project that is extremely versatile. We chose rainbow colors for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can change up the colors of this garland to fit any holiday or occasion!

First, to make the rainbow version, you’ll need the following:

-6 rolls of 9″x12″ felt (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, & purple felt – ALL sold at ETC!)

-Embroidery Needle (Sold at ETC)

-4 yards of floss/twine (Sold at ETC)

confetti garland

We took our felt and cut out our circles at ETC’s die cut lab using a 1 3/4″ circle die cut. This will speed up the process a ton, since you can cut 8 circles out at once. Otherwise, you can cut out a circle template and then using a Frixon pen (sold at ETC!), trace the circles onto your felt and then cut out with scissors and then, if needed, use your iron to erase the pen marks from your circles.  You can also mix it up and cut out different shapes for this garland, such as: triangles, rectangles, or squares would be really cute too!

Once all your circles are cut, you’ll thread your floss/twine, grab a circle, fold in half and then center just about an 1/8″ down from the fold, string each circle onto the floss/twine. We bunched ours up a tiny bit as we went too.

confetti garland

confetti garland

confetti garland

Repeat this process till you have all the circles strung on.

Then you’ll tie a knot at both ends to prevent the circles from coming off later.

confetti garland

confetti garland

And you’re done! We originally strung our circles the way you see above, but then changed our minds and ended up re-stringing them like below! Great thing about this garland is, if you’re not happy with how it looks, you can easily take your circles off and restring them :) Total time to make this garland was less than an hour and cost under $10! Not bad :)

confetti garland

Hope this inspires you to make you’re own confetti garland!

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” purchases or holds for this limited item!

Feb. 17 Susan Mast

Party Headquarters – February 20th

There is a party going on at ETC, and it’s hosted by Sandee and Nicole! You’re all invited! Come and be amazed by the party ensembles they have created, just for you! Three full party themes showcased at every class. Take home some samples from each theme. Great handouts too!

This month watch for Birthday Party, Baby Shower, and fantastic Neutral Chalkboard Kraft Theme! Don’t miss it! It’ll be the party of a lifetime! {Class is on February 20th at 6:30pm}

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

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-30-14-banner-mania-6-30-9pm

Party Headquarters

CREATE 2014 – February 21st & 22nd

We are doing it again! Did you miss Create in 2012? You will not want to miss this exciting in-store event! Plan to spend a fun creative weekend with us, February 21-22nd. This in-store extravaganza is $299. Class fee includes 5 craft inspired projects, lunch and dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, snacks and giveaways throughout the event. Do not delay, this WILL fill up quickly!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/02-21-14-create-2014-registration-no-discounts

CREATE 2014

Circle of Friends – March 6th

Sneak peak for Terry and Louise’s *NEW* class! Circle of Friends is paper piecing made simple. In this technique class, we show you tips and tricks to make this block run smoothly. Perfect for the confident beginner and beyond.

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/03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

Circle of Friends

Spring Yard Sale Sign-Up!

Spring Yard Sale Sign-Up!

Looking for a way to buy new, fresh, and fun crafting items? If you said YES, sign up to sell your unwanted treasures. The $25 sign up fee includes a one hour appointment. Should you need more time you will be billed $25 for each additional hour. You will receive 85% of your sales in store credit. Call the store {480.854.2303} to reserve your spot now and Julie will contact you in the middle of February to schedule your appointment. Spaces fill quickly!

**Just a note: Our calendar brochure mentions that the yard sale is on March 31st. That is a typo and is actually on March 15th**

Valentine’s Day Sale – Tomorrow!

Let’s celebrate the hobby we love! Join us for 14% off your entire purchase on Valentine’s Day!  *Some restrictions apply*

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Party Headquarters – February 20th

There is a party going on at ETC, and it’s hosted by Sandee and Nicole! You’re all invited! Come and be amazed by the party ensembles we have created, just for you! Three full party themes showcased at every class. Take home some samples from each theme. Great handouts too!

This month watch for Birthday Party, Baby Shower, and fantastic Neutral Chalkboard Kraft Theme! Don’t miss it! It’ll be the party of a lifetime!

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

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-30-14-banner-mania-6-30-9pm

Party Headquarters

Memories in a Moment – February 13th

Join Joey for Memories in a Moment this Thursday, February 13th from 6-8:30pm. Don’t forget to enter “CLASS” in the discount code to receive 10% off the $30 class fee.

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-13-14-memories-in-a-moment-6-8-30pmMemories in a Moment

Late Niter – February 14th

Friday Late Niter! {February 14th}

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/copy-of-02-15-14-saturday-late-niter-5-11pm

fridaylatenitera

CREATE 2014 – February 21st & 22nd

We are doing it again! Did you miss Create in 2012? You will not want to miss this exciting in-store event! Plan to spend a fun creative weekend with us, February 21-22nd. This in-store extravaganza is $299. Class fee includes 5 craft inspired projects, lunch and dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, snacks and giveaways throughout the event. Do not delay, this WILL fill up quickly!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/02-21-14-create-2014-registration-no-discounts

CREATE 2014

Page of the Week

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

You must visit ETC to get your POW.

NO “call-in” purchases or holds for this limited item!

February 3 Amy Totty

Upcoming Classes

 

 

 

UpcomingClasses

Classes coming up at ETC this week!

Monday, February 10th-

*Beginning Quilting*

Tuesday, February 11th-

Sew Pretty 5-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Wednesday, February 12th-

Totally Pages 6:30-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Thursday, February 13th-

Memories in a Moment 6-8:30

Open Lab 10-4

Friday, February 14th-

Friday Late Niter 5:30-11:30

Open Lab 10-4

Saturday, February 15th-

Saturday Late Niter 5-11

Open Lab 10-4

Totally Pages – February 12th

Totally Pages this Wednesday at 6:30! 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-01-08-14-totally-pages-6-30-8-30pm

Totally Pages

CREATE 2014 – February 21st & 22nd

We are doing it again! Did you miss Create in 2012? You will not want to miss this exciting in-store event! Plan to spend a fun creative weekend with us, February 21-22nd. This in-store extravaganza is $299. Class fee includes 5 craft inspired projects, lunch and dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, snacks and giveaways throughout the event. Do not delay, this WILL fill up quickly!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/02-21-14-create-2014-registration-no-discounts

CREATE 2014

Quilty Fun Row Along – STARTS TODAY!

Quilty Fun Row Along starts on February 6, 2014!

You pick up your kits on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.

The registration fee is $165.00 (non discountable).  This will include all of the rows and borders (everything for your quilt top). You will still need to purchase the book, backing, binding, and batting for your quilt.

If you finish your quilt top by December 31st you will receive a one-time 15% off backing fabric discount.

**Finished quilt will measure 68.5” x 86.5”**

quilty fun book

Bramble Baskets – March 27th & April 17th

Ready for some fun? Make these delightful baskets in the fun, easy Buggy Barn way! This technique class will teach you how to do a buggy bard quilt, a different block each class!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-03-06-14-circle-of-friends-10-30-1pm

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

Bramble Baskets

 

 

NEW at ETC!

A TON new product at ETC this week!

SCRAPBOOKING:

-Simple Stories

1. “Hey Mom”

2. “Hey Pop”

3. “A Charmed Life”

4. “Homespun”

5. “Fresh Air”

6. “Summer Paradise”

**”Charmed Life” and “Homespun” are both large lines with paper and embellishments. Other lines are smaller and come with paper and stickers only.**

-American Crafts

1. DIY Shop

2. Dear Lizzy “Daydreamer”

3. Amy Tangerine “Plus One”

4. Chalkboard Paint

-Imaginesce

1. “My Baby”

-Crate Paper

1. Maggie Holmes “Style Board”

2. “Boys Rule”

3. “Oh Darling”

-Pebbles

1. “Special Delivery”

2. “Americana”

3. ” Garden Party”

-We-R

1. 4×4 Instagram Albums

2. “Game Day”

 

FABRIC:

-Quilting Treasures

1. “Zoe & Zack”

2. “A Nation’s Song”

-Adornit

1. Chamberry Fabric

 

Late Niter – February 8th

Saturday Late Niter! {Saturday, February 8th}

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-01-31-14-friday-late-niter-5-11pm

Saturdaylatenitera

Tutorial Tuesday – Gingham Sewing Machine Cover

Today we’re making a gingham sewing machine cover! This cover not only will help protect your sewing machine from dust, but will turn your sewing machine from boring to the cutest thing in the room ;)

Sewing Machine Cover

To make this cover you’ll need:

- 1/8 yard for binding

- 1/2 yard of medium to dark tone solid fabric

- 1/2 yard of medium to light tone solid fabric

- 3/8 yard of white fabric

-  1 yard of muslin for lining

- 1 yard of 60″ wide batting

- Basting Spray

-Frixon Pen

First you’ll need to measure the dimensions of your sewing machine. Measure the length, width, and height. You’ll then you’ll need to figure out your measurement A and B. Below is how we determined those two numbers…

Sewing Machine Cover

 

Measurement A will be how tall your cover is and Measurement B will be how wide. So based off of our measurements, we need ours to measure 28″ tall x 24″ wide.

We took our white, light aqua, and medium aqua fabrics and cut them into 3.5″ x width of fabric strips. And then cut those down into 3.5″ squares.

To make the gingham pattern, you’ll have one row that is white & light aqua repeated. And the second row will be dark aqua & light aqua repeated.

Sewing Machine Cover

*We made our top slightly bigger than the 24″x 28″ size, and then once the top was finished we trimmed it down* More directions on that later…

For our sewing machine cover, we needed 9 squares across and 10 squares tall.

We took our piles of 3.5″ squares and pieced them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance and pressing all our seams towards one side.

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

Once we had 4 sets of squares pieced together and pressed, we then pieced those sets together again with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

You’ll now have 2 sets of 4 blocks each. Piece those together and then at the end, piece your final block to the end of the row. We had 9 blocks total for each row (Yours may vary depending on your measurements)

Sewing Machine Cover

We repeated that till we had 11 rows total (Again, you might have less or more rows depending on the size of your sewing machine)

We joined the rows together in pairs. And then joined those pairs together and then again till all 11 rows were joined.

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

After we finished piecing all our rows together, we trimmed it down to the 24″x28″ size. We wanted our top to stay symmetrical, so we took the difference between the finished size and actual size and divided it by two and used that measurement to trim 2 of the four sides. For example the finished height measured 31″ so the difference between that and the finished height (28″) we wanted is 3″, divide that by 2, and that equals 1.5″. So we trimmed that amount from each side of our height measurement. And repeated that with our width, which ended up being 3/4″ on each side.

Sewing Machine Cover

We then took our basting spray and batting and adhered the two together. We adhered the muslin to the other side of the batting with the basting spray too. So you’ll have three layers: top, batting, and muslin sandwiched together. Make your batting and muslin at least a few inches larger than your top. Do not trim the layers till AFTER you’re done quilting them together.

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

We chose not to pin our layers together before we quilted them together, but if you’re worried about your layers moving around and bunching while you’re sewing, we recommend taking the time to safety pin them together.

We quilted all our layers together, following the lines from the seams on our top. Once we were finished quilting the top, we trimmed off the excess batting and muslin from the top.

Next, we took our yellow binding fabric and cut it into 2 1/4″ x width of fabric strips. We pressed them in half lengthwise and sewed each on to the shorter backside of our sewing machine cover with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Exactly how you would add binding to a quilt.

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

Flip the cover over and sew the binding to the top of the cover. Trim off the excess binding to meet the edge. Repeat on the other short end of the cover.

Sewing Machine Cover

Now with right sides together and bound edges at the bottom, we sewed 1/2″ along both sides of the cover, from the fold to the binding (backstitching at the binding)

We’re almost done!

Now to figure out how much to cut from each corner of the top, you’ll need to subtract 2″ from the machine’s width and divide that number in half. This is the size square you’ll cut from the two corners. Our measurement ended up being 2.5″. Mark the square with a Frixon pen from the seam line and cut out with scissors. Very important to measure your square from the seam and not the raw edge of the fabric.

Sewing Machine Cover

Now we opened the cut out parts of the cover, pressed our seams open, and lined up the edges together, with the center seam lining up with the fold on the top. Sew edges together with a 1/2″ seam allowance. (Ignore the binding in the picture. We added ours originally to the wrong sides of the cover. The finished cover should have raw edges on the inside of the cover NOT binding – fyi)

Sewing Machine Cover

Turn your cover inside out make sure corners are turned out nice and square too. And you’re finished!

Sewing Machine Cover

Sewing Machine Cover

*This isn’t a reversible cover so the inside will have raw edges. But since that part isn’t visible to anyone, we weren’t worried about it :)
Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone!

 

 

Yardsale Signup

Spring Yard Sale Sign-Up!

Looking for a way to buy new, fresh, and fun crafting items? If you said YES, sign up to sell your unwanted treasures. The $25 sign up fee includes a one hour appointment. Should you need more time you will be billed $25 for each additional hour. You will receive 85% of your sales in store credit. Call the store {480.854.2303} to reserve your spot now and Julie will contact you in the middle of February to schedule your appointment. Spaces fill quickly!

**Just a note: Our calendar brochure mentions that the yard sale is on March 31st. That is a typo and is actually on March 15th**

Sew Crafty Kids – February 8th

Designed for children 7 and older, this class will teach basic sewing skills while students complete a fun project. Parent participation is encouraged but not required. Pattern/Instructions included in class, materials NOT included.

Next month, students will be making a Fabric Valentine Card Box! Great for home or your desk at school! OR use non-valentine fabric for a cute storage box that would be perfect for hair accessories, nail polish, desk items, ribbon, fabric scraps, etc. Sew Crafty kids will be on February 8th from 1-4pm. Sign up online and save 10% when you enter the discount code CLASS!

http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/copy-of-01-11-14-sew-crafty-kids-1-4pm

Sew Crafty Kids

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” purchases or holds for this limited item!

February 3 Amy Totty

CREATE 2014 – Project #5

And last, but not least, the final project for CREATE! Today we’re featuring subway art by Heidi Lynn! This project measures 8″x10″ and includes 7 embellished holiday themed prints!

CREATE will be held on Febraury 21st-22nd. This in-store extravaganza is $299. Class fee includes 5 craft inspired projects, lunch and dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, snacks and giveaways throughout the event. Do not delay, this WILL fill up quickly! You can sign up for CREATE here —> http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/02-21-14-create-2014-registration-no-discounts

If you’ve missed the other 4 CREATE projects we’ve featured, you can view Kelli’s mini banner HERE, Joey’s travel journal HERE, and Terry’s spring wreath HERE, and Amy’s snap album HERE :)

Create - Heidi

Create - Heidi

 

CREATE 2014 – Project #4

Today we’re featuring a Snap album by Amy! This album measures 6″x8″ and has a bunch of interactive pages with cool techniques and she’ll show you different ways of using page protectors!

CREATE will be held on Febraury 21st-22nd. This in-store extravaganza is $299. Class fee includes 5 craft inspired projects, lunch and dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, snacks and giveaways throughout the event. Do not delay, this WILL fill up quickly! You can sign up for CREATE here —> http://shop.scrapbooks-etc.com/collections/classes/products/02-21-14-create-2014-registration-no-discounts

If you’ve missed the last 3 CREATE projects we’ve featured, you can view Kelli’s mini banner HERE, Joey’s travel journal HERE, and Terry’s spring wreath HERE :)

Create - Amy

Create - Amy

 

SEWFEST – Tomorrow!

Do you love to sew? Have unfinished projects? Would you like to get a jump start on Christmas projects and gifts? 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 the first ever SEWFEST at ETC in Mesa, TOMORROW on Saturday, Feb 1, 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/copy-of-04-26-14-scrapfest-10-10pm

sewfest