Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Birthday Giveaway

Hey everyone!!
I'm SO excited to share with you a couple fun giveaways with you this week!!
Thursday is MY BIRTHDAY so to celebrate I want to give YOU some gifts!!
Today you have a chance to win this gorgeous zipper bag made from Anna Marie Horner's Folk Song fabric.

I'm so in love with her fabric designs and colors. 
She makes the most stunning collections. 

So for your chance to win this zipper pouch and key chain fob you have 3 chances to win.

#1. Follow me on Instagram @runningstitchwhit and tag a friend on this photo
#2. Like The Running Stitch on Facebook and tag a friend on the photo
#3. Share this photo on instagram or facebook

Good luck friends! I'll draw a winner tomorrow morning!
Be sure to check back because I have ANOTHER giveaway for you!!! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dresden Plate Baby Bibs

It's been awhile since I've had time to blog and share my life lately so I want to take a short time today and do just that.  If you want to know what I do with most of my time, I have an 8 month old and a 2 (nearly 3 year old)...Need I say more? They both keep me very busy playing or cleaning up messes. 
When I do find free time for myself, I try to sneak in a shower or sit down to sew and catch up on some orders. For those of you who have put in orders, thank you for your patience! 
I have many WIPs at the moment, countless quilt tops that need to be quilted and a drawer full of have done blocks or projects. 

After I'm finished with the orders, I hope to get to that drawer and finish those items! But  let's be honest, I'll most likely probably find myself starting on a new project to add to that drawer.

Anyways, today I want to share with you a short project I made a few weeks ago. 
I'm completely in love with it! It started by me rummaging through my drawer of half done projects and found this pink Dresden Plate I had made 2 years ago. 
I always planned to make it into a table-topper for Valentine's Day but I never got around to it. I'm not a huge pink type of girl so I was never drawn to it. But I LOVE Dresdens so I held on to it. 

Alaya was starting to run out of bibs so I thought it would be a great time to sew her a few new ones! So as I sifted through all my scraps and fabric and found this, it hit me-Dresdens would make the perfect bib!!! I didn't write up a complete tutorial for you but I'll give you a rough idea of how I made it in case you want to make one too! 
So as you can see I started with my already sewn Dresden Plate that had also already been sewn down to a white fabric block. If you don't know how to make a Dresden Plate you can find a great tutorial HERE!!
Next I grabbed an old bib of Alayas and traced around it for a template. 
 I chose to trace around this particular bib because I love the bibs that velcro/snap on the side because the velcro tends to rub and scratch the back of my baby's necks. You can also adjust the shape of the bib if needed. For me, I made the back strap a little longer (neck a little bit wider) since I have chubby babies. 
**Keep in mind that when you trace you need to trace wider than the bib template itself to make up for seam allowances.

Once you have it traced and the bib the shape/length you like it, cut it out.
Like so.
Next, lay it face down on a towel or terry cloth and pin around the edges.
Next sew all the way around the bib leaving a 4" open so you can turn your bib right side out.
Then sew along the edges of the bib once it is right side out and close the 4" that was once open.

Last but not least, add some velcro or snaps to the ends to complete the bib.
And if you find more scraps or lonely quilt blocks, turn those into a bib too!!
Talk about, ADORABLE!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!