One Yard Wonders Sew Along – Week 38 Finished Projects

on Sep 23, 2011 in One Yard Wonders Sew Along | 38 comments

Welcome to Week 38 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!

Week 38 – Project 82
Festive Flag Banners – designed by Sue Ainsley page 230

Diana chose to use a Sweetwater Countdown to Christmas charm pack as the main fabrics for her banner.

Materials Needed:

1 package of 1/2″ double-fold bias tape (3 1/2 yards)

3 craft felt squares (9″x 12″)

fabric glue

Diana loves Charm Squares. What a great way to get all the patterns in one collection of fabric! A frugal sewist’s dream.

Diana’s Tips and Thoughts

  • A charm square is 5 inches square. The pattern calls for a 6 inch wide triangle x 8 inches long. Some alterations had to be made.
  • Decide which 16 (oops the pattern calls for 14)  charm squares will be the upper triangle. Set those aside. Now pick 8 for the lower portion. Cut those in half.  With right sides facing, center your 2 1/2 inch strip on the center of a charm square and sew them together.
  • Find the center of the charm square and measure down 8 inches. This is the center of the point. Cut off the sides to form the triangle.
  • Use one of the front triangles as a template for the backs. Diana used 2 fat quarters in coordinating prints to form the backs.
A customer question from Malisa, inspired the mini banner as a way to use only the charm squares. Diana just had to try it out.
The mini triangles measure 3 1/2″ wide x 5″ long. The edges were left raw and then sewn to the pre-made seam binding.
Imagine the mini banner on the Christmas tree!!!

Week 38 – Project 83
Beanbag Booster Seat
– designed by Ellen Baker page 232

Carrie selected Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi Curated Bloom Fun Blue – LAMINATED.

One 12 x 12 x 2 foam insert

3 pounds of buckwheat hulls

Carrie’s Tips and Thoughts

  • Simple and useful project.
  • Step 2, Make the Body of the Seat, When folding the laminate in half to keep it secure Carrie used binder clips to hold it in place.
  • Be careful to follow the diagram and measure the 5 1/2″ marking along the open edge of the triangle. Carrie made the mistake of measuring from the folded side on one corner.
  • When stitching on the bottom piece she found it easier to stitch one side at a time. Starting and stopping a 1/2″ before the end and then turning the corner.
  • On the side left open for inserting the foam Carrie used masking tape instead of pins to hold it together so she could sew it closed.
  • Carrie elected not to use the buckwheat hulls. She had two 12 x 12 x 2 pieces of foam so she used both of them. If she had used the buckwheat hulls enclosing them in a 12 x 12 piece of muslin and attaching it to the top of the foam would keep them together.

A booster seat for your toddler and a fun way to add color to your kitchen. Easy clean up laminated fabric!

How to participate: One Yard Wonders Sew Along Details

pink chalk fabrics ~*~ new arrivals ~*~ free patterns ~*~ on sale