Saturday, December 3, 2011

Occupying my sewing room . . . and a question

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Today is the first day of the Occupy Your Sewing Room campaign! Personally, I think this is a movement that should catch on like wildfire across the nation, and perhaps the globe! I'm camped out here, with my trusty Studio Cat and my snacks, and a meal already prepared for the rest of the clan, in the upstairs fridge! They'll never miss me! (Wink)

Here is what I am working on --- it's a tabletopper made from Accuquilt chisel shapes. Remember when I posted these on the blog?  This is the layout I decided on:

I'm searching for names for this . . . Streak of Santa, Lightning Santa, Cinnamon ZigZag . . . Nah! Gotta work on that some more!  Y'all got any suggestions?

Anyway, I think my sis is too busy to be checking my blog, so I'm showing all of you what I'm working on. She really liked the two color combo when I posted it, and I decided to make this for her, for Christmas!

I trimmed each end like so:

So now, I'm going to work up a border from HSTs. That will happen when my Studio Cat moves off of my feet --- right now I can't move without waking him! Good thing I have other projects within arm's reach, huh?

While I am waiting for him, I'd like to invite you to jump over to Three Cats Ranch, the headquarters for our movement, and check out the other quilters who are participating in this grassroots campaign! There are some inspiring projects going on!

Now, here is the question: has anyone got any experience with the little sparklies that you can heat and bond to a project? I was thinking about beading some snowflakes on this, but I am pressed for time. I have seen some sparkles (crystals?) that can be added for some bling --- but I don't know what they are called, or where to get them. If anyone can comment, I'd sure appreciate it; and if you have some tips for easy application, be sure to holler!



  1. Oh Dear, I don't have an answer to your question, but wanted to let you know that I love the pattern of the topper. Is it hard to sew? I was hoping to do some toppers for the holiday, but haven't gotten to them yet. =(

    Have a great Saturday. I'll be spending the day out with my family. =)

  2. Here is one from JoAnn's. I hope this helps. They are fun to play with. I have one and really enjoy embellishing with it. I have to say though, I don't have this one. The company I bought mine from has since dissolved...Purple Tree.

  3. Those crystals are a blast...I don't recall where I got mine but if you get them...get the little iron for application too. They catch the light on your projects and add that bling :)

  4. Hot fix crystals

    (I hope that whole thing shows!)

    I love your Peppermint Popper Table Topper.

  5. Here's where I get my hot fix crystals. I love them and I've had good luck with this site. They ship fast too.

    Love your project. How about "Racing Reindeer Games" or something like that. I'm so glad you're joining in for the Occupy campaign! We shall oversew! Revolution!

  6. How about Cinnamon Lightning. I also like Gene's suggestion of Peppermint Popper. Cute pattern. Wish I had time to occupy my studio today. Tomorrow I will definitely be there.

  7. I only know of this type of heat n' stick glitter for paper crafting... I'm curious now, too!

  8. I bought mine at the local sewing machine store but I think I've seen them at Hancock's and Hobby Lobby both. I've used them several times and love them! blessings, marlene

  9. Lucky Sis! That table topper is going to be quite pretty when you're done. Red and white is so fun.

  10. Someone is going to be VERY happy with this beautiful gift.

    TY for joining me. I look forward to many wonderful moments in sharing.
    Have a great week.
    TTFN ~

    PS You may wish to view my 3,600 vintage feedsack fabrics. I have shown a few of my fav's on sidebar.


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