A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

6. November 2016 13:17
by CarSut
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It's Turkey Time!

6. November 2016 13:17 by CarSut | 0 Comments

 It's Turkey Time again so I thought I would share some Thanksgiving sewing projects and craft ideas I found to add a little warmth to this holiday season.

DIY Fall Scrap Wreath Tutorial from Making it with Danielle

 We have some wonderful fabrics at 4my3boyz.com that would work well for this project!

 

 

I love this tutorial from Rebekah Martin at eHow.com

 

These Patchwork Acorn Potholders would make a wonderful hostess gift! You can see how to make them with a tutorial from Amanda Niederhauser at the Therm-O-Web Blog

Here are some additional Holiday Fabrics that would be perfect to use for this project!

 

  This No-sew fabric project is a quick holiday decoration you just have to try! Get the tutorial from Jessica at the Living Chic on the Cheap Blog

Wouldn't they look sweet in these fabrics from 4my3boyz Fabrics?

10. March 2014 17:59
by CarSut
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50 Things You Can Do With a Fat Quarter - #16 DIY Fat Quarter Projects for your Electronics

10. March 2014 17:59 by CarSut | 0 Comments

DIY Fat Quarter Projects for your Electronics

I thought I would share with you some DIY ideas for your electronic devices using a fat quarter of fabric. I have included links to tutorials for each of them and some fabric suggestions from our unique collection of novelty fabrics available by the fat quarter at 4my3boyz Fabrics. Check these out!

E-reader, Nook or iPad Stand

What a cool E-reader, Nook or iPad stand by Rikka J.! She has a great tutorial in her blog Ricochet and Away.
This project uses 1 cotton fat quarter but could be done with a charm pack of 5" squares if you want to have more of a quilted look. You could use it to read recipes. For this purpose using oilcloth rather than plain cotton would work better.

This would look great with one of these fabrics from 4my3boyz Fabrics:

No-Sew Mouse Pad In need of a mouse pad for room-to-room roving with your laptop? This quick no-sew version can be made from fabric and cork. I found this tutorial at the blog Funky & Delightful.

How would it look with one of these fabrics?

Camera Cozy

I love this Camera Cozy. What a great idea to protect your point and shoot camera bumping around inside of your purse. Ashley has the tutorial on her blog Mommy by Day Crafter by Night.

I would love one made with one of these fabrics available in my store:

Cell Phone Case

Erin Erickson shares the tutorial for this awesome iPhone Sleeve in her blog Dog Under My Desk

Can you imagine how chic you would be with a phone case in one of these fabrics?

 

2. September 2013 19:11
by Liz Burton
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50 Things to do With a Fat Quarter: #15 Fabric Pumpkins

2. September 2013 19:11 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

Welcome to September! We hope that you had a nice Labor Day Weekend.  Fall is fast approaching and there are many great do-it-yourself projects for this time of year.

For today's project, we thought we would link you up to a few different tutorials on how to make these wonderful Fall decorations.  These are easy and fun and add a perfect touch of fall to your home decor.

 

1. These simple fabric pumpkins are brought to you by Craft Buds.

2. In this tutorial from the blog of Danielle Thompson, you can add embroidery and doilies.

3. Ruffles make the perfect touch in this tutorial we found in the blog My Blessed Life.

Have you seen the great selection of fall fabrics over at 4my3boyz Fabrics? These fall fabrics would make great pumpkins!

Here is Tiny Pumpkins from RJR Fabrics 2011 Farmer's Market line.

or Harvest Medley Sunflowers & Vegetables on Black a beautiful gold-laced cotton fabric from Quilting Treasures? 

Or maybe something Whimsical like Creepers Peepers Smiling Pumpkins on Black from Quilting Treasures

 

 When all else fails.....Chevrons!!!

 

 

Well we hope this post gets your creative juices flowing because here comes Fall!

19. August 2013 08:52
by Liz Burton
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Lunch Bag Tutorials

19. August 2013 08:52 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

Last week we did a great tutorial on pencil bags for back-to-school.  This week we bring you another back-to-school idea that also helps our environment.  We like that you can throw these in the washer instead of throwing out a brown paper lunch bag.  And they are so much cuter!   4my3boyz Fabrics has just about any novelty fabric you can dream of! Why not let the kids pick some out and make it their own.

 

Here are some great tutorials we found on making your own re-usable lunch bags. 

 

In the top left picture, Pink Penguin shares a great tutorial on a lunch bag with handles.

In the top right picture, Create Celebrate Explore shares a lunch bag with a button closure & a carrying handle.

In the bottom left,  Fiskars has a great tutorial for an insulated lunch bag.

In the bottom right, Bead & Needle share a tutorial for a simple lunch bag with a Velcro closure.

 

Here are some fabrics from 4my3boyz Fabrics that we think would make fabulous lunch bags.

Food Festival Breads Rolls and Bagels All Over Doesn't that make you hungry just looking at it!

 

Mary Engelbreit's Mottos Fabric Makes you want to "Put your heart in it!"

 

And I don't think you can go wrong with Schools Supplies fabric--be sure to check out all the other School Themed fabrics in this category.

 

And last, but certainly not least is Pizza!! Again, you need to be sure to check out all the food related fabrics! So much fun!

 

Happy Lunching!

22. July 2013 17:27
by Liz Burton
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50 Things to do With a Fat Quarter: #9 Baby Burp Cloths

22. July 2013 17:27 by Liz Burton | 0 Comments

 

 

Did you hear the news? A brand new bouncing-baby boy was born yesterday to the Royal Family! Now, were I a neighbor with the Royal Family, I would definitely take over a few of these fabulous burp cloths! They are made with quilters cotton fabric and a tri-fold cloth diaper which can be purchased from your local big box store.  I love the absorbency of the tri-fold diaper but I wanted to add a bit of fun and color. Today's feature fabric is Easter Little Bunny Floral on Light Blue (and although it is Easter-ish, it screams brand-new baby to me) from 4my3boyz.  These burp cloths are super easy and super fun to make.  And from one fat quarter, you can make three burp cloths!

 

 

 

 

 

 

All done! That's it! And if you are giving away as a gift, simply fold in thirds, roll & tie with a coordinating ribbon! I personally think a new mom can never have too many burp cloths...