Monday, September 29, 2014

Kona Club Challenge Giveaway Winner!

The Winner of the Kona Club Challenge - Giveaway is:

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41. Colleen said...


I love those colours! Thanks for the tutorial.
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Kona Club Challenge - Flag Bunting by Adrienne

We're so happy to have Adrienne from Chezzetcook Modern Quilts take the Kona Club Challenge this month. We met Adrienne on Blogathon Canada last year and we absolutely love her blog and her work! Adrienne used the colors we sent out in July 2014 for Kona Club and made fun Flag Bunting! We hope you enjoy this tutorial and make one of your own. We are giving away the fat quarters that Adrienne used in this tutorial so be sure to leave a comment on this post to win!
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Flag Bunting




Well Hello! My name is Adrienne and I talk about my Quilt Journey over at Chezzetcook Modern Quilts. I was so thrilled when Sew Sisters asked me to take the Kona Club Challenge! Right away I had a million ideas. But when I received my four Fat Quarters in the mail I knew right away what I would make for you.

Kona Sky, Zucchini, Spring and Lapis were the July inspiration for Kona Club Members – they speak of summer! For me, flag bunting is all about summer.  And well, I am in complete denial about summer being over. So even though we are now at the end of September (how did that happen?!) I am going to tell you how to make your own flag bunting! The great thing about this tutorial is that a simple change of colors means you can make bunting for any time of year or occasion.

Supplies Needed


  • Four Fat Quarters of Kona Cotton
  • Thread – something that matches your fabrics
  • A package of Extra Wide Double Fold Bias tape – totaling 3 yards. (you can make your own of course, but I wanted to make this project as quick and easy as possible)
  • The regular stuff – scissors, pins, ruler, rotary cutter and mat, your sewing machine!


I love that each FQ came with it's own label!

Cutting

For each flag you need a rectangle measuring 6” x 7”. To get the most out of your FQ, start by folding the FQ selvedge to selvedge and cut three 6” strips.
Then sub-cut the 6” strips into 7” rectangles.


You will get 9 rectangles from each FQ.  You’ll need 2- 6″x7″ pieces per flag. This means that you will have one orphan rectangle from each FQ, but have no fear, you end up with 4 orphans, so put them together to make two flags. In the end, you will have 18 completed Flags.  
Now to cut your triangle, simply fold one piece of fabric in half so that it measures 6″x3.5″. 
Using your ruler, cut across from one corner to the other.



This turns your rectangles into triangles and each side of the triangle will measure approximately 7″. Cut all flag pieces this way.

Making the Flags

Take two triangles and put them together. If you were using a print, you would want to make sure you had right sides together.  



Take them to your machine and sew two sides of the flags with a ¼” seam. It does not matter which two sides you sew since they are all the same size!



Once the triangle is together cut the pointy tip off making sure not to cut your thread. This will help you get a sharper point when you turn the flag right sides out.


Turn your flag inside out and use any tool you have on hand to push the point out. Some folks swear by chopsticks for this, I used the eraser end of a pencil - it was what I had on hand!


Once your flag is flipped inside out, give it a press with your iron and trim off the little excess fabric from the seams at the top.


Repeat this process, making your 18 flags – you will have four of each color and two with the orphans flags

Turn Your Flags into a Banner

Get out your Bias Tape! Starting 5″ from the end of your bias tape, starting pinning the top {raw} edge of each flag  inside the crease in the bias tape and pin in place. Each flag should be about 1/2″ apart from each other so that it leaves you 5″ of bias tape extra on the other side so you can tie the banner up.



Once you have all of your flags pinned in place, take the whole banner to your sewing machine and sew across the edge of the bias tape to close it and secure each flag in place.


And Voila! You are done. Take your fancy new Flag Bunting hang it up and enjoy!





Giveaway!

You could win 4 fat quarters of the Kona Cotton Solids Adrienne used to make her Flag Bunting!
Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win.


If you are no-reply/Wordpress blogger please leave your email id in the post.
We will leave the giveaway open till Sunday, September 28.
Winner will be announced Monday, September 29.

Good luck everybody and enjoy making your very own Flag Bunting!
Many thanks to Adrienne from Chezzetcook Modern Quilts for this lovely tutorial.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Get Ready for our Kona Sale!!!


Are you excited about the Kona Sale??!
We are! 

If you've been to one of our sales before you'll know that we have a high volume of shoppers - both online and in the store. We will do everything we can to fill out your orders quickly and efficiently. You can help us do this by keeping a few things in mind when you shop online:

  • Orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please be sure to provide specific instructions in the box titled : If we do not have the full quantity of an item on your order. For example you might say: " If you do not have the full 6 metres of the blue fabric please cancel that item but send the rest"; or "If you do not have the full 6 metres of the blue fabric cancel the whole order";  or "If you do not have the full 6 metres of the blue fabric please send a similar fabric of the same price. "
  • Please note that we will send what we have if you do not add specific instructions on your order.

We will have all hands on deck to ship your orders out to you as quickly and accurately as we possibly can.