Welcome to the BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP! All of the fabulous designers
on this hop are showing you a BACK TO SCHOOL project using the
Fabulous and versatile eCraft.
Contest ends 8/22/2011 at 6 AM PDT time...any post after don't count! But check back on the 5th of September for another chance!!!
If you just arrived here from Carley Carter’s blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please start at the beginning over at Raven’s Blog http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/. That way you will be able to see all of the amazing projects and you will have more ways to win.
Here is my project for the hop!
I am a sewing junkie and love quilt blocks and mug rugs. This is my project! I am celebrating Back to School for my friend! I am so excited about all of the wonderful projects that the eCraft is helping me make!
Here is a list of all the designers on the hop in case you get lost
along the way.
Raven Baca http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Carley Carter http://the-real-icarley.blogspot.com/
Debi Tullier http://fabric-ecraft.blogspot.com/
Denise O'Connor http://purplepaperparadise.blogspot.com/
Erika Valdez http://www.craftysprouts.com/
Lyssa Zimmerman http://bornagaincrafter.blogspot.com/
Faith Freeman http://faithfulecreations.com/
KimberlyRae Forde http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog/
Rosa Ahrens http://www.for-micaela.blogspot.com/
Zeni Pradel http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/
Craftwell USA http://craftwellusa.com/
Okay so you probably want to know what you can win, right? As some of
you may have heard from this hop this amazing eCraft machine that we
are all using is created by CraftwellUSA.com. This company is really
amazing, their customer service is fabulous and the products are top
notch. Well when they heard about our hop they decided to giveaway
One eCraft to One lucky winner (color may vary).
1.) Please leave one comment here on my blog (Only one comment will be
qualify per person additional comments will not count.)
2.) Stop by eCraft’s facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ecraftbycraftwell to
see more awesome projects and tutorials.
3.) I would love it if you’d become a follower of my blog but it isn't necessary.
Remember, We are also having another blog hop on September 5th. ALL comments
left today and on the September 5th blog hop will be eligible to win
the eCraft so this will give you more chances to win. (1) One lucky
winner will be announced on Raven’s blog http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/ on September 10th. The winner will also be listed on the eCraft Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ecraftbycraftwell (see why it’s a good idea to like eCrafts facebook
All are welcome to hop, however the eCraft giveaway is only open to
U.S. entries. Thank you so much for your understanding.
Thanks for stopping! Your next blog is Denise O'Connor http://purplepaperparadise.blogspot.com/
I decided to make a quilt block, will probably become a mug rug, or a front tote panel. I am just excited to share how easy it is to cut fabric with an Ecraft machine. I love it so!
Here we go:
First I found that using my Ecraft was a joy to complete this project. I experimented with a new method for cutting fabric with the Ecraft. I used freezer paper and also "Heat-N-Bond" light to stabilize the fabric.
SVGCuts Version 3. I also looked into my files and decided to use my text wingdings to create the images that I wanted for this project. I decided on a bus front, then found a wingding to represent the occupants and also to show how delicate the cut is on the ecraft I also cut some pencils to creat a fun border. You can download many symbolic text files and images from free font sites.
So now I apply it to both sides. Next I placed the pieces where I wanted them and then took out my mini iron and pressed the "Heat-N-Bond" items in place.
Then came the fun embellishment part. I used black thread to make the grill and also to frame the windows.
I forgot to mention that before I cut the items out that I used my drawing pens to see how the cuts would place on the material. The Ecraft has a pen that stays in place while the blade is also attached so that you can set it up in the SCAL program to only draw the item versus cutting it. That way you can see how to place your freezer paper encased material in the machine.
I then stipple stitched around the bus and the crayons. I love this stitch and get relaxed as I sew it.
I am very pleased with the outcome. If you would like more information please feel free to contact me.
Sneak preview of my next cut out for a cool design.
Also working on some Trick or Treat goodies..
Thank you for coming by!