Saturday, 31 March 2018

5D Diamond Painting "I Love it"



This is the one I am working on at the moment
Just recently I discovered a new craft for me to sink my teeth into 


and it is called 5D Diamond Painting...

So what is Diamond Painting?
Well put simply 
Diamond painting is an easy and enjoyable activity for crafters young and old.

 Based on the same concept as mosaics and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting uses tiny “diamond”-like facets to create colourful designs and patterns for finished designs that sparkle. 
Applying the diamonds is a simple three-step process that is meditative and relaxing, providing hours of enjoyment as you re-create your design. 
Diamond painting kits are available in a variety sizes and styles from simple to elaborate so crafters of all skill levels can find a project to enjoy. 

There are many different designs to choose from. 
This craft is very cost effective for the budget conscious crafter
You can click this Link here and it will take you to some of my Favorite 
places to purchase them...I have about 9 in my collection to do, and many more 
on my wishlist 


You can see this in action by clicking this link, and it will take you to
Video of a Kit being unboxed 

'Till Next time 
Happy Crafting ") N

Monday, 19 March 2018

Sewing Machine Needle Organiser









In this Step by Step tutorial, We show you how to make this gorgeous. Sewing Machine Needle Organiser. If you are anything like me, you use more than one sort of Sewing Machine Needle for your projects. I know I hate having to rummage around looking for the right Sewing Machine Needle. And that is how the Sewing Machine Needle Organiser pattern came to be...I was tired of searching for my packets of Sewing machine Needles...they would drop on the floor. Now with my Sewing machine needle organiser, you can see at a glance the needle that you are looking for, and you will have your Sewing Machine Needles at hand.

You will need the following supplies 
Supplies List
Outer Fabric
Lining Fabric
Pellon SF101
Fusible Fleece
Clear Vinyl
Craft Felt
Binding Fabric (Jelly Roll or scrap binding strips are good for this.)   
Tissue Paper or Teflon Presser foot to sew the vinyl
Snap Buttons (4 sets)
Snap Button Setting tool

Other Supplies
Sewing Machine and a New Needle (leather 90/14 or Universal 90/14
Quilting rulers
Pinking Shears
Matching Thread
Awl
Wonder clips
General sewing Supplies --pins, scissors etc.

and you can find the supplementary video to the pattern HERE



Friday, 9 March 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) March Block #3 2018


Block 3
Saw Tooth
                                                                                 

So let us get started!

What you Need:
1 fat Quarter White Fabric - Background (either plain or tone on tone)
1 Fat Quarter each light and dark pink Fabric ( Either plain or print)
Sewing Machine with ¼” foot
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting Ruler
Matching Threads
Thread Snips
Best Press
Iron and Ironing Pad

Cutting Instructions:

You can Find your printable cutting instruction HERE
and
a colouring page for you to use HERE
or you can use the table below


Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 2 ✂ 4⅞”  Squares then cut diagonal to yield 4 triangles.
Cut 10 ✂ 2⅞” squares of each colour, then cut them Diagonally once to yield
20 triangles of each colour.  

Dark Pink Fabric

Cut 2 ✂ 4⅞” Squares of Drak Pink, then cut diagonal to yield 4 triangles.  

Light Pink
Cut 5 ✂ 3⅜" Squares of the Light pink



Block Assembly
Now onto the Assembly of your Block
and Don't forget we have a Video Tutorial for you
to follow along with you can find the Video

*****Note****
We are using SCANT Quarter inch seam allowance throughout the pattern and pressing Seams Open.  Please Reduce your stitch length
2.0 or 1.8 depending on your machine.

First, we are going to create our Half Square Triangles (HST)

You will be creating 4 of these. Reduce your stitch length to 2.0 or lower to what
The machine will allow, We do this as we are opening up our seams. This action of lowering
Our stitch length will stop the block from coming apart.
To Create your 4 HST units, you will,
take your white and Dark Pink triangles
with right sides together sew an
Scant ¼" inch seam allowance from one corner
diagonal to the opposite corner.
Now Press open.
Your HST should now look like the picture below
Repeat with the remainder of the triangles.
You will now have 4 unit.s

HST

Next, we are creating our Light Pink Diamond Blocks
you will be creating 5 of these sets.
Take 5 of your White small triangles at a time
and your 5 light pink sqares and find the center
of both the Square and then on the longest side of the triangle.
Match these center points up, and place a pin and chaine piece
with a Scant quarter inch seam allowance. Press seams open.
Now repeat on the opistsite side
once you have done this, Press open again.
Next we do the same thing again to the remaining sides of the
of the square and repeat till you have 5 Diamond Blocks as
pictured below
Remembering to use aScant ¼” seam allowance and press your seams open
Not sure how to do this, Please refer to the Video
We have posted on YouTube.
You can find it HERE

And don’t forget to Subscribe while you are
There that way you won’t miss out on any
Of my future videos.

Diamond Block 



Step 1.
take 2 of your HST and 1 Diamond unit and assemble as pictured below


Step 2.
Take your 3 Daimnond Blocks, and assemble
as shown below.


Step 3.
take 2 of your HST and 1 Diamond unit  and assemble as pictured below


Step 4. now assemble all your rows and pictured below in
the order following the arrow Directions.

Sew top strip to 2nd strip
See image



Then sew the 2 you have just sewn together, to the next strip
to the 2 that you have just sewn.
nesting your seams

Your block is now assembled and ready to be set aside
do not trim your block until we have all 12 finished
Make sure that you have ¼” around the block we will not lose any points when it

comes to final Assembly of your quilt. Set this block aside.  


Finished Block
Called “Saw Tooth”

I hope you enjoyed your Third for the Block of the Month.
Please don’t forget to share your gorgeous blocks with our
Facebook Community.
We all love seeing what you are creating.
Join us again next Month for another Block


Happy Quilting ") N

Sunday, 4 March 2018

My Longarm Quilting Antics Quilt #6 for 2018

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My Longarm Quilting Antics Quilt #6 for 2018




My Longarm Quilting Antics -- Sixth Quilt on the frame for 2018.
In this video today, we are working on a gorgeous applique quilt. The customer has asked for several different techniques, we are using Q-bot for the borders, ruler work for some of the smaller borders and then finally some free motion micro stipple and ribbon candy around the applique. So join me as I show you what we get up to.

For those that don't know me, My name is Nicole Reed, and I am Longarm Quilter for hire based in Kingaroy Queensland Australia.
And I want to share with you what I do here at Darvanalee Designs Studio on a daily basis.

You can see all of what I got up to on this Quilt by clicking

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Friday, 2 March 2018

How to Install a Lace Zipper

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How to Install a Lace Zipper


Do you know what a Lace Zipper is?
Do you know how to Install a Lace Zipper?
Do you know where to start?
If you answered NO to the above questions, then this Video is
for you, So what will you learn.
 
In this Step by Step tutorial, We show you how to make this gorgeous Lace Zipper Pouch. We show you step by step, to get the best finish and also show you some tips and tricks for installing these decorative, but functional Lace zippers. So come along with us as we show you how.

Supplies Needed

2 Fat Quarters (outer and Lining) 
50cm of SF 101 by Pellon 
Matching Thread
Rotary Cutter
Thread Snips 
Pins
Pinking Shears
30cm Lace Zip
Quilting Rulers
Zipper Foot (optional)
Working Sewing Machine
Iron and Ironing Board

For all your Supplies Check out the links below. 😊
▶ Check out my gear on Kit:
https://kit.com/DDsFavoriteThings/lace-zipper-pouch-supplies

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Thank you for joining me today,
if you like this video give us a Thumbs.
Leave us a comment below and tell me what you think.
Share this video with your friends and Family, and
don't forget to subscribe, so you don't miss any of my future crafty
Videos. Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/c/NicoleReedQuiltingServiceKingaroyQueensland
Here at DDs, we Love, and I mean Love seeing what you are making off the channel. You can share your creations with a creative and supportive community on our Facebook group you can join here.
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'Till Next time 
Happy Quilting & Crafting ") N