Red and Yellow Table Runner

Red and Yellow Table Runner

Special thanks to my sweet friends at Online Fabric Store for sponsoring this post and providing me with some beautiful fabrics for Spring!  As always all opinions are 100% my own!

This Spring, my mission is to bring color back into our home.  Long gone are the days of pretty Christmas decorations that once filled the bare spaces in the house, and I honestly haven’t had a ton of time since then to really decorate the house.  All of our furniture is dark brown leather or wood, and I LOVE it, but we need to add pops of color in our decor to keep our house from looking so, well…brown!

In our living room and kitchen {it’s pretty open concept and the two rooms just sort of flow into each other}, my husband and I have decided on two colors we’d like to add.

Red and Yellow

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Pictured top to bottom/left to right:

Premier Prints ZigZag Lipstick .. Premier Prints Sydney Corn Yellow Slub

Premier Prints Embrace Corn Yellow Slub .. Premier Prints Gotcha Lipstick Twill

{and I’m talking BRIGHT red and BRIGHT yellow…no dark tones allowed!!}

So, I decided to take on a simple project with some of the fabrics shown above, a brand new table runner for our farmhouse kitchen table .

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Obviously sizes will vary, depending on your table length.  I choose to not let my runners hang over the edges of my table because with two little ones under two, that’s just asking for them to get pulled off the table every five seconds.

I used five blocks of red and white prints and 4 strips of a yellow and white print.  Each red block is approximately 19″ x 10″ and the yellow strips are 19″ x 2″.  With those measurements, my runner ended up being about 18″ x 56″ after you consider seam allowances.

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I simply alternated between the red/white fabrics and sewed a yellow/white strip of the Sydney print between each block.  The back of the table runner is one solid piece of the yellow/white Embrace print.  To assemble the entire table runner, place the top and bottom pieces together, right sides facing each other, sew around the entire edge leaving about a 3 inch gap at one corner in order to flip the runner right side out.  I then sewed a top stitch around the entire runner to finish it off.

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Make a pretty spring table runner with beautiful new prints from Online Fabric Store's awesome fabric selection with Wait Til Your Father Gets Home. #tablerunner #sewing #spring #fabric

I’ve had a long running relationship with my favorite fabric store around the world wide web for over a year now.  Online Fabric Store is seriously awesome and such a customer-centered, high quality company.  And TODAY they are launching a HUGE Spring Sale that will include some fun goodies with your order.

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Every order will receive FREE burlap and flower seeds!

Hourly order giveaways {you could get your entire order for FREE}

Social Media Deals such as Gift Card Giveaways and Coupon Reveals

What are you waiting for?!  Go check out the sale NOW!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

DIY Yoga Tote

DIY Yoga Tote

I was provided with materials to create this project by my friends at the Ribbon Retreat.  As always I only work with companies that I adore and ALL opinions are 100% my own!

In case you missed it a few weeks ago, I shared a super easy tutorial to create this beautiful tote bag over at the Ribbon Retreat blog.  Make sure to pin this one…you can create a lined tote of any size with this tutorial!

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Materials needed:

1 yard main {outside} fabric

1 yard lining {inside} fabric

interfacing {optional}

1/4 yard coordinating fabric for straps 

sewing machine

cutting mat

rotary cutter

iron

ironing board

Fabric Cuts:

Main/Outer Fabric {2} 15×12 inches

Lining/Inside Fabric {2} 15×12 inches

Straps {2} 26×5 inches

Interfacing {optional} {2} 13×10 inches–smaller to avoid bulk in seams

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Step One

Make all of your cuts using a rotary cutter and mat.  Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of both pieces of the main/outer fabric following package directions.

Step Two

Sew main/outer fabric together.  Place both pieces, right sides together and pin along the two long sides and one short side, making sure to leave the top open.  Stitch around all three sides using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Make sure to back stitch at both ends to strengthen.  Trim the corners, but do not turn it right side out yet!

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Step Three

Follow the same steps to sew the lining pieces together, but on the short end that you pin, leave a gap so you can turn it right side out later.  Make sure to back stitch at both sides of the gap to strengthen the stitch.

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Step Four

In this step you will “box” the corners of your bag, essentially giving it a base.  Taking your main bag piece first {still inside out}, pinch one bottom corner.  Then use your fingers to line up the bottom seam with the side seam and make a triangle.

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Lay your bag corner flat on your mat and use an acrylic ruler to measure 1.5 inches from the tip of the triangle you just created.  Draw a line at the base of the triangle, stitch along that line with your sewing machine.  {You might want to back stitch the entire line for extra strength}.

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Repeat this with the other corner and then use your cutting mat and rotary cutter to trim the excess.

Repeat the entire process of “boxing” the corners for your lining piece.

Step Five

Now it’s time to make the straps.  You can choose to use leftover pieces of either your lining fabric or main fabric or choose a new, coordinating fabric for your straps.  I went with a colorful chevron print for mine.  To make each strap, lay it out, right side facing down and fold it lengthwise down the middle.  Use your iron to press the seam and then open it up.

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Now fold each long edge to the middle seam that you just created and press both seams.

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Fold the entire strap piece in half lengthwise and press the seam.  Stitch along each long edge, as close to the edge of the fabric as you can get it.  Then repeat this process for the other strap piece.

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Turn both your main fabric and lining fabric pieces right side out.  Press all seams so that they are nice and flat.

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Step Six

Take one of your strap pieces and measure 2 inches in from each side of your main fabric. Make sure your pins are below your seam allowance, so they don’t get in the way when you’re stitching the top of the bag.  Repeat this for the second strap and make sure they are both equal.

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Step Seven

Turn your lining piece inside out once again.  Place the main bag piece {with the straps pinned to it} INSIDE of your lining bag piece.  The RIGHT SIDES of the main and lining pieces should be facing each other!

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Pin AROUND the top of the bag carefully.  Make sure you are not pinning the top of the bag shut!  Then stitch AROUND the top, making sure to go back and forth a few times over the straps for extra strength.  You may even want to stitch around the entire bag twice for even more strength!

Trim the excess strap fabric and any stray thread.

Now find the gap in the bottom of the lining and pull the entire bag through!

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Stitch the gap of the lining closed once the entire bag is turned, and push the lining into the main bag piece.  Press the entire bag so the seams lay flat and admire your handy work!

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You can also choose to add cute flower embellishments on one side if you’d like.

To make mine, I cut a long piece of the lining fabric, about 24×3 inches, folded it down the middle and pressed the seam.  I then sewed along the raw edge and fringe cut the folded edge.

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To create the flower, simply roll it around itself and hot glue around the base of the flower.  Once the entire flower is formed, hot glue a piece of felt to the back for support and attach a safety pin to easily secure it to the tote.
Follow this simple tutorial to sew a lined yoga tote for your latest trip to the gym via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #tote #linedtote #tutorial #sewing
Follow this simple tutorial to sew a lined yoga tote for your latest trip to the gym via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #tote #linedtote #tutorial #sewing
And there you have it!  A fresh, finished tote, perfect to take as you head to the gym for a yoga class!
Follow this simple tutorial to sew a lined yoga tote for your latest trip to the gym via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #tote #linedtote #tutorial #sewing
Follow this simple tutorial to sew a lined yoga tote for your latest trip to the gym via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #tote #linedtote #tutorial #sewing
Happy sewing {and namaste}!
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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

DIY Yoga Tote at The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I’m sharing a very easy {yet very detailed} tutorial for a cute yoga bag tote over at The Ribbon Retreat Blog today!  I used some of their fabulous fabrics for the project and LOVE how it turned out.

Why do I call it a yoga tote you ask?

I’m hoping it will motivate me to attend a yoga class or two!  You can obviously use it for anything that requires a cute tote bag!

Head over to The Ribbon Retreat blog today to check it out!

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Happy sewing {and namaste}!
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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Fat Quarter Boy’s Toys Quilt

Fat Quarter Boy’s Toys Quilt

Some materials for this quilt were provided to me by OnlineFabricStore.net.  They are a fabulous company to work with, and as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

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Before sharing my finished Fat Quarter Boy’s Toy Quilt, I wanted to take a moment to once again thank my friends at OnlineFabricStore.net for so generously sponsoring my quilt along endeavors.  I had a blast working with them and their fabulous products.

For a recap of my quilting experience, you can check out my previous posts:

Week One: Gathering Materials

Week Two: Cutting the Fabric

Week Three: Piecing the Quilt

Week Four: The Quilt Sandwich

Week Five: Binding the Quilt

I’m just going to cut right to the chase.  Here’s the finished product…my very first quilt!

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I’m in love with it!  I obviously started the quilt before Henry was born.  I told myself that this quilt would be for the baby, but at the time I didn’t know whether we’d have a boy or a girl.

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So, in case I didn’t have a girl, I chose boy-ish fabric.  That way, if Henry did turn out to be a girl then the quilt could go to big brother.  Lucky for me, I’ve got two sweet boys and my littlest now has his very own Boys Toys Quilt!

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Clearly, he’s a fan!

Thank you all for sticking with me on my quilting journey.  I had a blast and already have plans to make a couple more as Christmas gifts.  If you’re interested in starting your first or even your fiftieth quilt, I highly recommend this pattern.  It was so fun to put together, and a super easy first quilt to tackle for all you beginners out there!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Quilt Along Week 5: Binding the Quilt

Quilt Along Week 5: Binding the Quilt

Some materials for this quilt were provided to me by OnlineFabricStore.net.  They are a fabulous company to work with, and as always, all opinions are 100% my own!

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I’ve unofficially declared this week, the week of the quilt!  I’m FINALLY sharing with all of you the finishing touches to making my first ever quilt with the help of my totally awesome friends at OnlineFabricStore.net.

In case you missed any step along the way, here are the previous posts:

Week One: Gathering Materials

Week Two: Cutting the Fabric

Week Three: Piecing the Quilt

Week Four: The Quilt Sandwich

During Week Five, I took a stab at my first experience making binding.  Let me tell you, this part was so fun!  I was finally able to start to see the quilt really come together {and there was light at the end of the tunnel}!

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Remember those binding strips that I cut many weeks ago?  Luckily I didn’t lose them or throw them out!  To make the binding, sew the strips end to end to make one LONG strip.  Press open the seams and then iron the entire strip in half, lengthwise.  Once ironed, roll it up so it’s more manageable.

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After the binding was prepared, I still needed to trim the extra backing and batting on my quilt.  This is where my cutting mat, rotary cutter, and acrylic rulers were once again my best friends.

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To begin pinning my binding strip to the quilt, I flipped the entire quilt so that the quilt top was face down.

I pinned the binding strip to the BACK of the quilt.  The unfinished edge of the binding tape should meet up with the unfinished edge of the quilt back.  At the corners, I pinned the binding tape at a 45 degree angle and folded the fabric to continue pinning along the next side.

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Once I reached the point where I started, I opened the binding and pinned the edges of the binding tape together.  I sewed the two ends together, trimmed the extra fabric and pinned in place.

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I sewed the binding to the back of the quilt using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  When I got to a corner, I lifted the sewing needle and foot, VERY carefully turned the quilt, and flipped the corner over.  Once this was done, I put the foot back down and continued to sew along the next side.

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Binding a Quilt via www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #quilt #sewing

Next was the actual binding of the quilt.  I flipped the entire quilt over so that the quilt top was facing up now, folded the binding tape over to the front, and pinned it in place around the entire quilt.

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Here’s how I pinned the corners:

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I sewed around the entire edge of the quilt, as close to the edge of the binding as possible.

I’m SO excited to finally share my finished quilt with all of you later this week!  Check back on Friday to see my finished Fat Quarter Boy’s Toys Quilt.

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.