Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Frameworks and Eclectic Elements Fabric…Serendipitous!

Hi friends! 
Back when I was sewing for Quilt Market, Tim challenged me to create some projects using his Frameworks dies. Hummm! 


The result was serendipitous!

I started by testing a few combinations. 

Then this happened…serendipitous right? Look at how those bottle caps line up in the centers. WOW it was meant to be. 

I was off and running. I covered several pieces of Phoomph with fabric (available at Joann fabric stores). Phoomph is sort of like a soft fun foam that is sticky on both sides and it doesn't gum up your needle. It comes in several colors like white, black, pink, blue and is available in soft and stiff. I used black, soft Phoomph. Cover one side of the Phoomph with the Black Worn Croc Eclectic Elements fabric. Cut down the pieces to fit the die. Die cut several pieces with the Courtyard Frameworks die. Once the pieces are die cut peel off the backing on the Phoomph and line up the Top Shop Eclectic Elements Fabric (bottle caps) with the die cut pieces. You will need to play with the fabric to get it to line up. I used my tweezers to help manipulate the die cut pieces to fit. 

After you have all the pieces positioned together trim off the fabric hanging over the die cut. 

Here is a peek at the back side. 

Pin the piece to the backing fabric and sew down the center of the die cuts. 

I used a contrasting thread for the topstitching so it would enhance the design. 

Not only did I make the pillow, I also made this fun zipper pouch to hold important stuff! 

Even the lining  on the inside is fun. 


I hope you will try some fun projects with Eclectic Elements Fabric. 
I would love to hear about what you thinking of making? 

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by….
See you soon!
Richele

34 comments:

  1. awesome info to know!!
    Your pillow and the case are both terrific Rachel!! TFS

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  2. You really are genius! This was the most amazing project that I saw on the web from the show! Love the pouch too! You rock lady!!!

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  3. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!
    That is all.....continue to rock!

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  4. Awesome pieces Richele! I was at Joann Fabrics the other day picking up a burlap panel and saw some of the new Tim Holtz fabric. My plan is to recover a couple of throw pillows, I just need to decide which fabric I want to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. You really make me want to get my sewing machine out!

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  6. Wow so clever, love your work

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  7. Love the pillow !!! What an awesome idea !!

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  8. Love this!
    You are amazing!!!
    I love your inspiration!

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  9. that is fabulous! I love how the bottlecaps line up.

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  10. Wonderful project, fab inspiration! Genius! barbarayaya

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  11. Oh my, that is what I call a marriage made in heaven! We have only just got the fabric on the roll here in the UK and I made my very crafty friend Rita a bag to store her knitting in. If you would like to, you can see it here:
    http://rmgcreations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/scottish-themed-birthday-card.html
    It was improvised but I was quite pleased with the result. Will definitely try your idea!! Anne x

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  12. Apologies, should have said - you can see it on her blog, if have not shown it on mine as yet..... A x

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  13. This is absolutely brilliant! WOW! LOVE it!
    Greetings from Vienna,

    Claudia x

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  14. Wow! What a fabulous piece of artwork! I should think Tim was quite impressed with what you did using his Frameworks dies. What an imagination and talent for sewing you have!

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  15. this is a wonderful use of these gorgeous fabrics ....if only i could sew! fab makes and a really cool idea x

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  16. Love, Love, Love these projects. Thanks for your sharing your amzing talents with us! xo

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  17. Wonderful how you worked your magic with Tim's die and fabrics. Love it!

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  18. :D Paula featured your purse and I was pretty sure I had seen this....well it's a good reminder of cool stuff I should make!!

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  19. WOW! That was a perfect fit! Amazing! The results are fantastic! The color choices with the fabrics and the thread are spot on...LOVE IT!

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  20. Wow!!!! fabulous..thanks for sharing this idea and technique!!!

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  21. Wow, this is beautiful. You are a real artist.

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  22. I love this little gem and your work is fabulous!

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  23. Love these prints....so pretty and vintagy! Thanks for sharing and love the inspiration and ideas. Happy Halloween! :)

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  24. Love your work, thank you for all the inspiration. This is beautiful.

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  25. As a seamstress and quilter who also paper crafts-I love the fusion of techniques!

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  26. Now I just need to have some of Tim cloth to do something wonderful.....your sewing skills are amazing! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  27. What an interesting technique with a great result. Such a great fusion of Tim Holtz tools and materials. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. Just love that zippered pouch! You worked magic with your sewing.

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  29. Thanks for inspiring me to use the dye in such a creative, innovative way. Love the stained glass effects!! Congrats on getting your project on the cover of the quilting magazine!! Also, thanks for sharing!

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