Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DIY Decor for wall or centerpiece !!


Hey All,

I had taught this class and some of my students asked if I can come up with tutorial so they can share with their friends who cannot come to class..and I was of-course I can. I am so happy that I can reach and teach or help others who cannot learn from me directly.

So before we begin let me pls tell you that the tutorial I did was with Christmas  pieces on sale..I always buy those after Christmas 80% off stuff so I can make something for next year :). You can use the same technique for Valentines, Easter and other occasion. In-fact I will share small tutorial of those too with what supplies I used and what result I came up with.

The pictures are self explanatory..as I struggle explaining through words I have tried my best however if you get stuck just use the contact me form and I will try to reply asap.



Project: DIY Center/wall or window centerpiece
Expense: Less then $10 during sale
Difficulyt level: Easy
Time Spent: 1 hr or little more.

Supplies: This may vary what pieces you need for your center decor, glue gun or double sided tape, pliers, wire-cutters, led tea light.

How to: Take the 2 similar longest stems and facing each other opposite direction bend their stems about 5-6" and then twist to each other as shown in pic
Now use 2 similar pieces which ever you like and again facing both in opposite direction lay it on previous twisted piece and tie with the stems that is still left from 5-6" piece one at a time as shown in pics below.

This is how it should look when both are done.

Now add one piece in the center of your choice and twist it  stem 2-3 times  to the center. You can use pliers as it is easier and cut the remaining wire with wire cutter
It should look like below picture.


Now I used 2 led tea lights with double sided tape. You can use glue gun if you wish. Add the double sided tape small piece or glue gun on the other side of the on/off switch of led light...see below

Once you have both sides done it should look like the pic below when you on it.

or you can just leave it as is to display on table, wall or window panel

I did Valentine one in similar manner just changed the led lights and ofcourse used different decor pieces..pic below


Hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please do not copy any images or claim this tutorial to be yours. You can make your own and add link back to our page. Pls help us grow by liking us here anf our Facebook Fan page so we can have more followers which means more sponsorship for our free teaching and charity work :)
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Monday, February 17, 2014

DIY Flower Wreath Tutorial !

Hey Everyone,

Trust everyone had a great weekend and valentines day... :) . Today, I will be sharing my first tutorial for 2014. One of my students saw it somewhere and showed me a pic of a fabric wreath which was for $35 and asked if I could teach them that too spending less. Well we did make 1 for $15 or less. Infact, if you have left over scraps this is a great project to do saving more.
                                           
Project : DIY Fabric Flower Wreath.
Skill level:Easy
Time spent: 1 to 1 1/2 hrs
Money :$15 or less (ofcourse we used coupon for everything) even cheaper if you use scraps.
Result: 1 flower wreath (plus fabric left for 2nd one) and pleasure of creating something yourself :)

Let's get started:
Supplies: 6" metal wreath , 6" 1 flower, 7-8 different fatquarters or scraps, scissor/rotary cutter, ruler, mat, glue gun.

                                   

How to:-
Cut few 1 and 1/2 wide to 9" long strips. I used fabric which would blend with flower in the center.

                                     

Take one strip at a time. Fold it in half and pass it thru metal wreath frame as shown below to tie knot.

                                     


Pass the open ends of fabric through the loop to tie knots.
                                     


Keep repeating the above steps using different strips. I use around 9 strips in one section of wreath frame.


                                     

The wreath is divided in four sections with four rings. I did 3 rings and each section I used about  27 strips. So you need total 108 strips for 4 sections and to do three rings. If you decide to do even last ring add around 27 or so more strips. I did not as it is easier to hang the wreath plus I was happy the way it looked.
                                   


This is how it should look.. You can leave strips looking uneven or trim it around. I did trim it a little though out of habit as uneven things bother me :)
                                     
Add the center flower using glue gun. Add glue on flower edged and on inner circle ring and attach flower

                                       
Here is the final wreath...tada :)


                                                 

Hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please do not copy any images or claim this tutorial to be yours. You can make your own and add link back to our page. Pls help us grow by liking us here anf our Facebook Fan page so we can have more followers which means more sponsorship for our free teaching and charity work :)
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year and FaveQuilts Top 100: My tutorial made it!


Hello Everyone,

"Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year ahead". I have been busy with my little one whom I delivered in August so was not much active on my blog and had less teaching classes scheduled. I promise to be more efficient this year by posting tutorials ( I have one not sewing/quilting related though which will be posted in a day or 2) and reviews.

I also have a good news to share. My project, the Fabric Flower, made it onto our list of 2013's Top 100 Quilting Projects!  I am super thrilled and as said earlier stay tuned we will be having many more projects/tutorials in future.



Best Wishes!
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: Oliso® Pro™ Smart Iron with iTouch® Technology TG1600


I love Quilting and sewing and teaching in my community. It makes me always happy to see the finished project. Like every quilters/sewer fabric is my love and I love the look of neatly pressed fabric and especially when you are a quilter/sewer you would want no creases on your finished project or fabric. Also not to forget you need to press your quilt seams every time as it makes easier to quilt.

I am not a huge fan of ironing even though I have to do it. I don't like to stand next to an ironing board and wait for my iron to heat up or to pick up the heavy iron every time to press  (professional grades are so heavy) which is sitting up on my not so stable ironing board. So even though I share a hate-love relationship with ironing I must admit it makes me feel happy to see neatly pressed fabric. All I wanted was something that would make it easier and convenient for me to do the task. So when I came across Oliso steam Iron I had to give it a try (thanks to my students who wanted me to review it for them before they buy and kept pushing me to check it out) .

Now I used  Oliso® Pro™ Smart Iron with iTouch® Technology TG1600 in my class to test and I am so damn happy with this iron and the results. The iron works like magic. It actually is a "Smart" iron as the name suggests.




So here are few of the things I loved about this iron.
1) The Iron lifts up itself as soon as you touch so no more need for me to lift it up. It is designed with a feet so it raises up every time you touch. (Isn't that smart)
2) Love the sole-plate tip it is thin and can be inserted into hard to reach places.
3) I love the fact that it has large tank for water and you can pour water in the sprout easily.( Make sure to fill it till max level to get good results)
4) The cord is quite lengthy 12" so easy to move the iron because of 360 degree pivot.

5) Water doesn't drip while steaming which happened a lot in my old iron.


 6) It has 1800 watts and is a perfect iron for sewers and quilters like me.

I cannot point any issues at this moment as I never had any. If in future I come across any, I will update the same here.

You can purchase this iron for $199.99 at http://www.oliso.com or by clicking at here


Some pictures of Oliso in my class, not a good picture as was taken with phone by one of my students while I did demo. I know the ironing board needs a new cover..looks like next project :)






Disclaimer: This review is solely my opinion after the use of Oliso Iron. It is a honest review was not influenced by any means, even though I had received the product for review.
Copyright: Some images are are copyright of Oliso.com and us. Please do not copy any images.
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