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Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box – Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Applique By Terrie Kygar is a lovely book.  Using regular old crayons you can turn your quilts into brilliant works of art. “I have taught this technique to eight year olds and eighty year olds,” Terrie writes in her introduction to the book.

It’s time for new fun with an old favorite–crayons! Using the new Melt-n-Blend technique, anyone can create beautiful applique designs with a dimensional, hand-painted look that brings quilts to life.

  • Learn to tint and shade luscious fruits, gorgeous blossoms, and more–using crayons, colored pencils, and markers
  • Choose from seven inspiring projects of increasing complexity, with something for every skill level
  • Make one-of-a-kind applique designs that can be used in any project–simply fuse them into place

Watch the video to see how it’s done!

You can purchase a copy of this book HERE

 

Be My Valentine

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Here is a sweet project for your Valentine! Be My Valentine is a Kimberbell Bench pillow. Start by making one large “bench pillow” form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each season or holiday! Kimberbell has such super cute designs which easily makes them popular.  You can order a kit and get sewing right away by clicking here.

Happy Vanlentine’s Day everyone!

Kindred Spirits II Quilt Club

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Jelly Roll Shop is now taking registrations for Kindred Spirits Quilt Club II.

Join the Kindred Spirits II Quilt Club and make a miniature quilt top each month using fabric from the Kindred Spirits collections by Jill Shaulis for Windham Fabrics. The program will begin June 2016 and each month you will receive a pattern and fabric to complete a miniature quilt top plus the binding. How fun is that? You can click HERE for all the details.

Ever-After-Precuts

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and Ever After precuts by Deb Strain have arrived just in time.

Words of love and caring fill this romantic new line. Whether it be for a wedding, Valentine’s or that special someone, the receiver will know they are cherished. Need that special wedding gift? A beautiful quilt, pillow or table runner created from this group will be treasured for years to come. Valentine’s Day is even sweeter with a project using these romantic reds and passionate pinks! That special someone or special couple will always be reminded that Love truly is the key!

You can find Ever After precuts at Jelly Roll Shop HERE.

2016 Calendars

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If you haven’t already done so it is definitely time you change over your calendars for the new year. We have multiple to choose from for your purse or wall. Have a browse by clicking on the photo above.

A Year of Projects

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Well this is it, the end of 2015.  What did you manage to complete this year?  If you love to craft and decorate then consider a look at A Year in Crafts for 2016.

Here are 52 beautifully simple step-by-step ideas to get you crafting throughout the year. Start in January by making a handmade diary so you can start the year fresh and organized, while in March you can revamp your home for the annual spring clean with a new chair seat or a vintage-inspired embroidered tablecloth. In April there are Easter decorations to make, and you can start getting ready for the planting season with a container full of your favorite herbs for the garden. Get inspired in July with an outdoor garland and pretty paper butterflies and moths. If you’re going on holiday in August, prepare by making a recycled luggage label so you can spot your suitcase at the airport, and in September make a lunchbox or pencil case to keep those back-to-school blues at bay. In October, it’s time for Halloween again, and you can celebrate by carving mini pumpkins and squash to hang in a tree outside your house. November is the best time to start preparing for Christmas, so start making your presents now and you won’t have to be in a rush at the last moment. Make a beautiful gilded star for your tree in the first week of December, as well as unique decorations to make your home look festive. You’ll be truly inspired with Clare Youngs’ lovely projects, so whether you want to make each project as the year progresses, or dip in and out of the book, you’ll never be bored with A Year in Crafts.

Happy New Year everyone!

Holiday Jigsaw Puzzles

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Who doesn’t love jigsaw puzzles?  It doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that people are doing much of in these days of cell phones, high definition tv’s and tablets.  Growing up it wasn’t uncommon to have a puzzle on the dining room table for days at a time during the fall and winter seasons.   Although it might be uncommon to hear young people asking to bring out a puzzle as they seem like a pastime from the “old days” it would be strange if it didn’t draw their attention to the table if you set one out. Before you know it you can easily pass a few hours of quality family time together before the project is complete.  Even guest can’t resist adding a few pieces or sometimes many while visiting.  I challenge you to bring out a jigsaw puzzle this holiday season.  I trust you won’t regret it.  Click HERE to browse an assortment of jigsaw puzzles.