Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Shimmer 2 in Greyscale!

Hello Fabricworms! It feels as though it has been quite a while since we have given away a monochromatic bundle to satisfy the tastes of our more demure fabricworms. Elegant florals, geometric bubbles, tasteful trellises, and fanciful feathers all come together in perfect harmony in Shimmer 2. This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Shimmer 2 in Greyscale. Enter to win now!





For Inspiration....


Need another quilting project? Have no fear! We are always here to make great suggestions for your creative mind. Check out this free pattern using Shimmer 2, created by Better Off Thread. 



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This giveaway ends on Sunday 9/6 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen randomly by Gleam.




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of Butterfly Garden by Michael Miller

Hello Fabricworms! For most of you, summer has officially ended. As the kiddos go back to school, you may have just a bit less time on your hands to get all those projects you wanted to do, but don't fret! We will still be here enticing you with more and more beautiful colors and prints everyday. This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Butterfly Garden by Michael Miller. Enter to win now!




Get Inspired...


Free pattern for this beautiful quilt is available! Click here to get started today!


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This giveaway ends on Sunday 8/30 @ 12 am PST.  The winner will be contacted shortly after by email.  The winner will be chosen randomly by Gleam.




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Juicy by Monaluna

Hello Fabricworms! Bright and playful colors and prints are our bread and butter here at Fabricworm. It's definitely no surprise then that we give you just that for this week's giveaway. Juicy by Monaluna is a deliciously sweet and wonderful collection filled with summer time splendor! Enter to win a free fat quarter bundle of this organic collection!





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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fabricworm's 100k Giveaway!


We at Fabricworm would like to say thank you to all of our worms out there for getting us to 100k likes on Facebook! How do we do this? By doing a massive giveaway of course! Enter for a chance to win a prize valued at over $200 that includes a Fabricworm tote and T-shirt, a Birch/Aurifil Thread Box, two Birch Organic pre-cut Fat Quarter Bundles and a Kona Solid Fat Quarter Bundle!


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Friday, August 7, 2015

Madame Bobbins' Apron Tutorial by Melissa Bailey

Madame Bobbins' Apron Tutorial 

By Melissa Bailey

Recently we introduced Madame Bobbins to all our Fabricworms, and by popular demand we are now releasing her adorable apron! Melissa Bailey shows her creativity by using scraps to make a simple, elegant apron. Any fabric can be used for this delightful pattern but we recommend quilt weight poplin. The size of the fabric needed will depend on the size of your very own Madame Bobbins! Find our scrap packs here


So you have a Madame Bobbins, but she is lacking a certain something...perhaps an apron? No longer! This quick and easy tutorial will teach you how to make a simple apron out of the scraps you have lying around at home! 

First, as with any clothing item, you must know the measurements of your model. Measure the widest part of your chicken, this number is measurement A. Write down measurement A, then add 4" inches to it to get measurement B. 

Next, measure the height of your chicken from the base to armpit, this is measurement C. This is a good time to point out that if your chicken has wings that are tacked down, you can carefully rip the stitches and re-sew the wings to the body only across the top of the wing.  This will allow the wing to hang over the apron.  While this step is not necessary, the apron will work over the top of the wing, it does give the chicken a more finished look when done. You will also need to measure from the armpit up to the neck curve of the chicken for the bib (measurement D) and from the front of one wing across to the front of the other wing to know how wide to make the bib (measurement E).

You are ready to use the measurements you took to cut out the apron. The measurements you took are important here because the size of the apron depends on the size of the chicken you made.  First, take measurement C and double it.  This is the width of the skirt piece you will cut.  Next take measurement A and add 6" to 10" inches, depending on how gathered you would like the apron skirt to be, this number will be the length of the piece you cut.  For example, I will cut a 5" inch by 30" inch piece of fabric for my skirt based on the measurements of my chicken. 

Now it's time to cut out the bib of the apron.  I like to fussy cut this piece, which means that I will find a part of the fabric with an image on it I like and make that the center of the bib. To find the measurements for the bib piece, measurement E will be the width and double measurement D will be the length of the piece you cut.  

Finally, you will cut your apron tie and the neck band.  The apron tie will use measurement B for the length and be about 1 1/2" inches in width.  The neck band will also be about 1 1/2" in width, but only needs to be about 7" in length.  It just needs to be longer than you think you will need, as we will adjust this when it is on the chicken.

Good job!  You have all the pieces you need to make the apron!  Now go get your iron ready.  You will need to iron the apron tie and neck band in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.  Then open the fold and fold each side in to the center (again, lengthwise) basically creating binding.  Finally, iron the bib piece by folding 1/4" down, wrong sides together on each of the two short ends.

Take the bib piece and fold in half widthwise, right sides together to create the top of the apron.  Sew down each side using a 1/4" inch seam allowance, leaving the top open to tuck the neck band into later.

Once the two sides of the bib are sewn, clip the bottom corners, near the fold, to make turning easier.  Then turn the bib right side out and press.

Run a quick stitch down the length of your neck band piece, sealing it and giving it some stability.  Tuck one end of the band into the open top end of the bib piece and pin in place.  Hang the bib on the chicken where you would like it to fall.  This is where you can adjust the length of the neck band, if it is way too long, just snip off a bit here so that there isn't too much bulk in the bib.  
Tuck the second side in, pin and sew across the top of the bib, securing the neck band to the bib.

Now for the skirt! Take your skirt piece, fold it in half lengthwise with right sides together and sew down each short side with a 1/4" seam allowance.  Turn skirt right side out and iron.  You should have a piece that is sealed on two sides, has one long side with a fold and one long side that is open.  Here comes the fun part!  If you want, you can use a running stitch to actually gather the skirt.  I like to cheat this step and simply gather as I go.  So grab your skirt piece and your ironed apron tie.  Find the center of each and pin them together at this point by tucking the open side of the skirt into the open side of the tie.  Now measure 2" inches from one end of the tie and pin the edge of the skirt to that point.  Repeat this step for the other side of the skirt with the other apron tie.  Now simply gather and pin between one edge pin and the center, and the center and the second edge pin.

Now take your bib and center that behind your apron skirt.  Pin this in place, making sure that the bottom of the bib falls below the bottom of the apron tie so that the bib will get sewn onto the skirt when you sew it all together.

Take this bundle to your sewing machine and sew the apron tie closed.  Start at the folded edge of one side of the tie.  Sew down the short side, sealing the end of the tie, continue around the corner and along the length of the tie, sewing as close to the edge as you can but still catching the tie on both the front and back of the apron.  When you have sewn the entire length of the apron tie, turn the corner and sew up the short side of the tie.  Clip your threads and you are done!

You now have a one of a kind apron for your one of a kind chicken! Don't forget to 
post photos of your chicken to Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #madamebobbins so we can see all your wonderful chickens!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of Creative Thursday by Kokka

Hello Fabricworms! It has been a very long time since we have given away a Japanese Import bundle and we thought that because of the crazy amount of Japanese fabric that has arrived at our doorstep, today would be a perfect time to do just that! This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of Creative Thursday by Kokka. Enter to win now!






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Friday, July 31, 2015

15% off your entire order of $50 or more!

All week long until 8/7 at 8am you get to Choose-Your-Own sale! What does that mean? It means that for this week only you get 15% off your entire order over $50! That means the more you spend the more you save AND you can choose ANY fabrics or notions you want! Head on over to fabricworm.com today and check it out!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fabricworm Giveaway: Fat Quarter Bundle of the Entire Beyond the Sea Collection!

Hello Fabricworms! As many of you know, we received our shipment of Beyond the Sea by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Organic Fabrics last week. We've been absolutely ecstatic with excitement all week long and want to share some of that excitement with all of our wonderful fabricworms. This week we will be giving away a free fat quarter bundle of the ENTIRE COLLECTION! Enter to win now!


This adorable modern take on an underwater enchantment will have your mind racing with great potential projects for you and yours!


Some project inspiration...






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Friday, July 24, 2015

Beyond the Sea is Now in Stock!


Hello Fabricworms! Boy oh boy do we have a treat for you. Today, Beyond the Sea by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics has arrived and is now available! Not only are we super excited about the adorable prints and colorways featured in this beautiful collection, but we are also super excited for all the projects that have been made using these prints. Take a gander: 

Free Quilt Pattern from Birch Fabrics


This pattern is perfect for beginner quilter's and was designed by our very own Belén Sabi. It's a perfect way to showcase each of those beautifully illustrated prints. Get the free PDF now and get started!

Also available on our website is the Quilt Kit for Sea Square, for those of you set on using these exact prints for this quilt pattern. Check it out here! 

The Beach Cover Up Free Tutorial Coming Soon


Stay tuned for a free tutorial from our friends at Birch fabrics showcasing Kelp Dive from Beyond The Sea.

Patterns Available in Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden

This adorable quilt shown below, as well as that absolutely sweet octopus are both featured in our friend, Melissa Lunden's, book, Sew a Modern Home: Quilts and More for Every Room. Now available in paperback or on your kindle



Make a Shirt for Your Man...


This nifty shirt showcasing Bubble Brigade from Beyond The Sea was made using Colette Patterns Negroni Men's Shirt. Pretty spiffy ey? 

Now get started on your very own project and be sure to tag us at #fabricworm to have the opportunity to be showcased on our Instagram and Facebook pages :)