I am excited to be participating in the Blog POP that Jo of the Fat Quarter Gypsy has organized! Have you been to the other blogs? I have really enjoyed the other blog posts, I hope you have too!
Have you seen a Pop Up in action? Click here to see it on the Fat Quarter Gypsy FB page. (and while you are there, "like" the page, too!)
I couldn't wait to get my hands on a Pop-up pattern and kit! I knew just what I wanted to make with it! A baby themed Pop-up! Nurseries decorated in a jungle theme or Noah's Ark are classic.
I used several animals for my Pop-up. The dies I used for the appliques were purchased from Accucut Education. Visit there site here. I used the "Zoo Friends" set of dies. Mine is an older set that includes a hippo as well. (For GO! owners--Studio dies do NOT work in your machine. Sorry)
As you can see, I filled it with all sorts of goodies. Just perfect for a baby shower gift. The new mom can then use it to store all sorts of goodies within arms reach of where ever she needs it! I think it would be great to store some cotton balls, wipes and diaper creme in. Another idea is to fill it with small baby toys such as rattles and teething rings. The ideas are endless!
I do my applique by hand, but the appliques are able to be applied by machine as well. Where I have used a back stitch, the appliques are perforated to make this easier. All my appliques come with paper backed fusible already applied. I like Heat N Bond featherlight. It does not "gunk up" a machine and is very easy to sew by hand. If you prefer needle turn applique the shape is cut out with freezer paper and ironed onto fabric for you to cut around.
Have you been to my website to see all the applique shapes I have available? You can visit it here. You can send me your fabric to cut into specific shapes or you can order shapes in a certain color and I will use fabric I have on hand. I am a "pre-washer", so any fabric I use of mine will be pre-washed. I have better success with the fusible adhering to the fabric if all the chemicals have been washed out. I also treat the fabric with Retayne, so I know that bleeding will not be an issue.
I also pre-cut pieced quilts. I have hundreds of dies and can cut most patterns. I do require, however, that you OWN the pattern. Copyright is very important.
Email me today to get started on your pre-cut kit!
To enter the Blog Pop contest--all I need is for you to comment below on how you would decorate your pop up. Would you use appliques? A pattern? What colors would you decorate with?
Also, if you can't find the Pop up spring and pattern at your LQS, you can order from Jo's website. This project was quick and easy and I highly recommend you give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!