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Quilt Fabric Storage Idea with the Big Shot

Sewing, Diy, How to, Quilting, Crafts, Storage, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone! I just started using my Sizzix Big Shot to cut fabric and I had an epiphany. I'm a modern quilter and I love jelly roll quilts. I was cutting some fabric last night and decided to "kit" my jelly rolls. 


Cutting 2.5" strips

Cutting 2.5" strips

Strips galore! 

Strips galore! 

Then I put them into groups I would probably use together. 


I tied the rolls with scrap strips from cutting.

I tied the rolls with scrap strips from cutting.

Then I can just stack them up and save space! This would make an awesome gift for a fellow quilter as well. Hope this helps organize your stash, happy crafting!

Meta-crafting? Scrapbooking about Quilting

Gabriela SimsComment

Hello everyone, Gabriela here with a scrapbook layout using the Anchors Aweigh Collection.  I wanted to make a page today that was personal, but I didn't want to use a photo of myself, instead I used my latest project, a baby quilt. This is my first quilt and I wanted to make a page that expressed believing you can do something and that showcased the project. I started with my background sheet and sewed my borders onto it with a zigzag stitch.

Next I added some fabric to a 5" x 7" rectangle and I did some sewing on that using the same stitch as the background border.

I mounted my photo on a 4.25" x 6.25" rectangle that I chalked with Navy Ink.  The next step was adding some embellishments and journaling.  I also decided to do a different type of photo for this since I wanted to show the progress.  Here's a look at the collage style photo I used to show some of the quilt progress to date.

Today's page allowed me to use a variety of my tools including my Minc, my Big Shot, and my sewing machine, it was nice to blend so many crafts to make one thing. To make the "Dream" and "Believe", I die cut the shapes from toner paper and then from fun foam. I ran the toner paper cuts through my Minc using two colors and then glued them to the fun foam for some dimension. This was a very fun page to make and the colors worked perfectly with the fabric I was using for my quilt. I hope this inspires you to scrap a hobby or interest as well.  Thank you for stopping over.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Anchors Aweigh - 101, 105, and 104.
Powder Puff Chalking Ink - Navy
White Mesh