Madame Fleur Lavender Sachet Tutorial (& quilt market)

Hi there! I wanted to share these cute lavender sachets I made using fabric from my 5th collection called Madame Fleur. As I was typing this post and upon mentioning that I gifted these sachets to my quilty friends who helped sew projects for my booth at quilt market,Β  I then realized I never shared photos from Fall Quilt Market 2019 – so I’m going to squeeze that in here too! In addition, I have the sachet pattern for you all! It will make the perfect homemade Christmas gift.

The little charms I beaded myself and are made using vintage glass beads (except for the cameo brooch – those I got from Michael’s craft stores!).

I only wish you could smell these! They smell heavenly!

Madame Fleur Sachet Tutorial

Here’s how to make them. You will need the following pieces of fabric cut, plus some lace trim (optional), ribbon for the loopy-loop handle (also optional) and lavender.

First, take some lace and align it along the 3″ x 3.5″ rectangle as shown in the first image below. Next, take the 4″ x 3.5″ piece and align it on top of the smaller piece (lace in between) with right sides facing together (RSFT). Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance as shown.

 

Press open. It will look similar to the first image below. If you decide you want your sachet to have a little beaded charm, this would be the time to tie it on. If you want a little loopy handle, then take a few inches of ribbon and fold it in half to create a loop. Place on the left side (with the curve of the loop facing inwards & raw edges of the ribbon sticking outside). Pin in place.

Lastly, align the backing fabric on top with RSFT. Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance around the perimeter as shown in the 2nd image below. Be sure to leave a 3-4″ opening. Remove pins as you go and start and end your stitch with a back-stitch. Turn right side out through the opening, press, then fill with lavender. Sew the opening closed (I hand-stitched it).

 

That’s it! These make wonderful Christmas gifts.

I gifted the sachets to my friends that helped make projects for my Madame Fleur booth at quilt market which took place in October 2019 in Houston, TX. With that prompt, I will jump right into market and share my booth!

Here’s a Before picture of my booth….

And the After!!! As you can see, it takes a village to fill up a booth!

The lighting inside the convention center is awful, but I managed to take a few more brighter photos here with my fancy camera πŸ˜‰

You can read more about Madame Fleur fabrics in THIS POST.

The two big quilts hanging on the back wall will be free patterns coming soon. If you follow me on instagram, you will have seen lots of WIP photos of these beauties. πŸ™‚

Anyway, as mentioned these sachets were made specifically for the ladies who helped sew projects for my booth as a small gesture of my thanks. I couldn’t have done it without them!

Oh! And in case you didn’t know, Madame Fleur fabric will be available in stores April 2020!

What started out to be a short post to share my lavender sachets became a super lengthy post, LOL. Hope you found some inspiration =)

As always, thanks for reading me!

hugs,

Jera

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Woodland Rose bundles at my shop

Hello friends! Just some quick news so you don’t miss out πŸ™‚

I just put the last of the last Woodland Rose fat quarter bundles up on my shop! This collection was my 3rd and came out Fall 2018 so it is hard to come by now. If you love it, this is it! Pick up a bundle HERE.

And while you’re there, get yourself some matching Woodland Rose embroidery scissors. These come in 4 different colors!

And in case you didn’t know, I have this beautiful free Woodland Rose quilt pattern for you all. πŸ™‚ So gift yourself a bundle of fabric and make something beautiful!

It’s been like Santa’s workshop at my home cutting and preparing these bundles!

Even my oldest son helped fold some of these! Don’t worry, it wasn’t like child labor.Β  I paid him by the hour and forced him to take lunches. πŸ˜‰ haha!

Happy holidays everyone!

Hugs,

Jera

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Halloween Quilt!

Quick but picture-lengthy post to share this Halloween quilt that I made for my son! We are both obsessed with Halloween so this way, Simon can have Halloween year round. πŸ™‚ I don’t have an official pattern for you, but I do have a summary of what I did if you scroll down.

All fabrics are from Joanne Fabrics! They have so many fun choices and they always seem to be 50% off. You can’t really tell from my photos but some of the prints have a silver sparkle to them. Simon helped me pick them out!

Sewing for my kids is seriously my favorite kind of project! I sewed this quilt in one night (i was up until 3 am!). But Simon’s big smile the next morning made it all worth it. This was one of those projects that I’d never get done if I didn’t just sit down and do it!

I listened to the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole book series on audio book while making this – it’s a post apocalyptic story-line so it was perfect for this project! lol.

For the back I used fleece to make it extra cozy.

I don’t have an official pattern for you all today, but here’s a quick summary of what i did:

The squares measure 6″x6″ and the strips are 2″ wide. I did a 7×7 formation for the quilt (49 squares total).

– You can cut six 6″x6″ squares from one 1/4 yard. This quilt has a a total of 49 squares, so you would need at least nine 1/4 yard assorted Halloween prints for the squares.

– You will needΒ  1 1/4 yard for the black strips. Just cut them into 2″ x WOF strips, and then trim as needed.

– 1/2 yard for binding

– The quilt measures about 51″ x 51″. (I used fleece which has a 60″ WOF as opposed to the normal 42″, so I only needed 1 1/2 yards fleece for the backing).

Happy Halloween! πŸ™‚

-jera

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Meet Madame Fleur, my latest fabric collection!

Hello friends! I’m so excited to introduce to you my 5th collection for Lecien Fabrics called Madame Fleur.

A recent holiday to Victoria B.C. admiring the Victorian architecture and lush gardens while sipping on high tea inspired this collection, Madame Fleur. Look closely at the toile print and spot a subtle ode to my faithful furrball and quilting buddy, Paige. She was my little flower, my Madame Fleur.

I also snuck Paige in the selvage πŸ™‚

You may notice that these colors are much richer than my last collection, as I had Autumn in my heart when I designed this.This just might be the most elegant collection i’ve created so far. What do you think? πŸ™‚

I will be showing Madame Fleur at Fall Quilt Market in Houston two weeks from now. Be sure to let your favorite quilt shop know so that they can order some! It will ship to stores for all you lovely people in Spring 2020.

Like my past collections, Madame Fleur has metallic gold shimmer in some of the prints. Do you see it? πŸ™‚

I adore these cathedral window pin cushions made by my friend Lisa (@thecurvyquilter on instagram). She made these Madame Fleur pin cushions to put in my booth at Fall market, lucky me!

As with all of my collections I gift free quilt patterns for all of you! πŸ™‚ These following two quilt patterns will be available on my blog for free in Spring 2020 when Madame Fleur comes out. Thanks for your patience!

This quilt (below) uses all 36 prints from the whole collection!

Anyhoodles, as always thank you for catching up on my quilty-endeavors πŸ™‚ I’ve been busy working away on collection number 6 already, plus a 3rd book! Lots of fun things coming your way next year!

I hope you all have a wonderful Autumn ahead!

hugs,

Jera Brandvig

p.s. did you see the Halloween quilt I posted on my instagram? πŸ™‚ I’ll do a post on it soon!

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Sweet Dreams Quilt

I’m late posting about this, but one of my quilts was featured in the July/Fall 2019 issue of Quilts and More Magazine! =) It’s currently available at your local craft shop or Barnes and Noble. However, if you missed it, you can order it HERE.

Inside this issue on page 62 you will find the pattern for my Sweet Dreams quilt. It makes an excellent baby quilt, or depending on the fabrics you use, it can also make a beautiful wall hanging.

The fabrics I used are from my 4th collection for Lecien Fabrics called Loyal Heights. I used the blue, peach and red colorways.

Long arm quilting was done by my friend Charlene over at www.TheCottonFarm.com – whenever I need long arm services, I ship my quilts to her and she always does a fantastic job!

If you love this pattern, pick up a copy of the magazine!

 

With some other news, I have my 5th collection on the way. It will be revealed in a couple of weeks so stay tuned. Sneak peek was on instagram! Did you see it? πŸ˜‰

Hope you all had a lovely Summer! Mine went by too fast. My eldest son went back to school as of today (2nd grade already!), and my littlest starts preschool on Monday. I had a wonderful Summer with my boys with lots of good memories made. It went by too fast.

xoxo

-jera

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