Button Lovers’ Club: Mint!

What better color to take us into spring than refreshing, lively MINT! April’s Button Lover’s Club
box contains 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles to bring your project to life! 
Pat Sloan has created this darling One Ringy Dingy! pattern to showcase these fun buttons
and it’s ready and waiting for you to download for FREE!
Head over to Pat’s blog for more photos and details on how to whip up this cute design!
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Button Lovers’ Club: Strawberry!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Well get ready because this month’s Button Lovers’ Club is extra sweet!
Not only do you get the monthly box of 86 hand-dyed buttons in a charming Strawberry color, but we’re also making the adorable Strawberry Bubblegum Mug Rug!
We love this design and could think of so many fun fabrics that this would work perfectly with! To make ours, we used the Sweet Marion collection! (Hint hint: if you are a Sew Sampler Box subscriber – this is the fabric that you got in February’s box!)
Let’s get to creating! We can’t wait to see what your bubblegum machine is filled with! If you’re not already a member of the Button Lovers’ Club, sign up today! Share your project with us on social media #buttonloversclub!
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February Button Lovers’ Club: Cornflower

February’s Button Lovers’ Club features a stunning shade of blue: cornflower! If you’re not already a member of the club, don’t worry! There’s still time to sign up! Each month, you’ll be delivered a variety of 86 hand-dyed buttons! No matter what you are creating you’ll always have the perfect button embellishment to bring your piece together.
Pat Sloan has created a beautiful flower tablerunner to perfectly display these beauties! Download the free pattern now!
Want to make yours just like Pat’s? She used a box of our February Button Lovers’ Club buttons, Aurifloss, her Sunday Drive collection and Bella Solids from Moda.
Are you ready to get started? Head over to Pat’s blog for a step-by-step tutorial! We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us on social media with the hashtag #buttonloversclub.

If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!

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    Button Lovers’ Club: Plum plus a FREE pattern!

    It’s time for our first Button Lovers’ Club of 2017! If you’re not already a member, you’re missing out! The club features a monthly present of 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of shapes and styles! No matter what project you have, you’ll always have the perfect button embellishment to finish your piece!
    January’s Button Lovers’ Club color is a stunning plum!
    We’ve whipped up a charming project to showcase these gems, and Pat Sloan has stitched along with us! We’ll walk you through it step-by-step, and you’ll come out with the cutest Butterfly Mini Quilt!
    Butterfly Mini Quilt
    Finished size: 12 1/2″ by 12 1/2″

    To start, download the free Butterfly Mini Quilt template! Next, select your fabric! We used Grunge Basics by Moda, and Latitude Batiks by Kate Spain for Moda! We finished the antennae details with Aurifil 40 wt.

    Fabric Specifics

    Cutting Directions

    • 1 – 8 ½” white square – use Grunge Snow White fabric
    • 10 – 3” white squares – use Grunge Snow White fabric
    • 10 – 3” aqua squares – use Latitude Batiks fabric
    • – 2 ¼” x width of fabric strips for binding – use Latitude Batiks fabric
    • – 16 ½” square for backing – use Latitude Batiks fabric
    • Cut the butterfly body from the Grunge Hot Cocoa fabric
    • Cut the butterfly wings from the Grunge Grape fabric

    Directions

    1. Applique the butterfly body and wings to the 8 ½” white square.
    2. Using the 3” white and aqua squares, make 20 HST using the 2 at a time method. Trim to 2 ½”.
    3. Assemble the mini quilt.
    4. Add buttons and embroidery floss.
    5. Piece the binding strips ends to end. Quilt and bind as desired.
    Pat used the fun prints in the Manderley collection by Franny & Jane to bring her butterfly to life!

    Will you stick with basics, or opt for a print? We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us on social media with the hashtag #buttonloversclub.

    If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!

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        Button Lovers’ Club: Scarlet + a FREE Festive Pattern!

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        This month’s Button Lovers’ Club features beautiful, hand-dyed buttons in a Scarlet hue, in so many shapes and sizes! What does this month’s color remind you of? We can’t help but picture drinking warm apple cider by a brightly lit fire! Have you signed up to get your monthly button delivery?
        Pat Sloan has an adorable template to showcase these buttons, and we can’t wait to get started! This Peppermint Patty design will be the perfect addition to your homes’ winter decor! All of your friends will be wanting one, too!


        Peppermint Patty

        Download the free pattern here and head to Pat Sloan’s blog for step-by-step directions! This template uses the Dresden Pie Ruler!

         Pat used the beautiful red Hometown Girl Batiks Rainbow-Cherry Circle Stamp, and our favorite new Aurifil 80wt to applique those darling holly leaves!

        This free template is so much fun and will bring so much holiday cheer into your home. What fabric will you select to make this a completely custom design? We can’t wait to see your finished project!
        If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!
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        Button Lovers’ Club: Brown plus a FREE fall project!

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        Fall is in full swing here at FQS! We’re feeling inspired by nature with warm golds, soft browns, and inviting copper colors everywhere you look! This month’s Button Lovers’ Club is a range of brown hues with so many crafting options!

        We have an adorable fall decoration for you this month that looks like it was plucked right from our backyard trees! This mixture of textures is such a fun way to welcome fall into your home.

        Ready to add this fall-inspired decor to your home? Use these simple instructions below!


        Acorn by Fat Quarter Shop

        Directions

        Pat Sloan quilted along with us! Here are her acorn template interpretations: 
        This block was made using the Le Marais Charm Pack and our favorite Aurifil 80wt thread.
        This acorn uses Prairie Coral Polka Dot by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics and Bella Solids Moda U Brown.
        This free template is so much fun, and can be made completely custom with the fabric of your choice for a different look and feel! We’ve shown you three versatile options, but the possibilities are endless! What color palette and fabric collection will you choose? We’re excited to see!

        If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss the upcoming collections and our FREE project ideas! 

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        October Button Lovers’ Club: Peach!

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        It’s that time again! Today we’re showing you some adorable designs using the October box of buttons featuring a fresh, new color: Peach! With fall inspiration everywhere you look – there are so many adorable designs ready for you to create with the variety of buttons in this month’s Button Lovers’ Club!

        This month’s free template is an adorable fall table decoration; the perfect addition to your next get together!

        Is this show-stopper your next “must-make” item? Follow Pat Sloan’s easy instructions below!

        Pumpkin Runner by Pat Sloan for Fat Quarter Shop
        Finished Size: 16″ x 48″


        Materials Used

        Cutting Directions

        • 16 cream squares 4.5” x 4.5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Bella Solid
        • 4 grey squares 4.5” x 4.5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Bella Solid
        • 10 grey squares 5” x 5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Bella Solid
        • 10 black squares 5” x 5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Spooky Delights polka dots
        • 22 oranges squares 2.5” x 2.5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack
        • 1 green square 5” x 5” for 3 stems – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack
        • 2 purple squares 5” x 5” for 2 stars – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack


        Directions

        Step One: Download the pumpkin table runner template here. 

        Step Two: Using the 5” grey and black squares, make 20 HST using the 2 at a time method. They will be 4.5” finished.
        Step Three: Make the pumpkin fabric by sewing a unit of 2 x 11 rows of 2.5” orange squaresCut the 3 pumpkins from this fabric.
        Step Four: Sew the center background of cream 4.5” squares in a 2 x 8 setting.
        Step Five: Applique the pumpkins and stars.

        Step Six: Assemble the table runner and quilt.

        Step Seven: Dress it up with peach buttons from your October Button Lovers’ Club!
        This free template is so much fun, and can be made completely custom with the fabric of your choice for a different look and feel! Pat’s table runner has a Halloween feel, while we see more rich, fall tones on the sample below! 


        This sample uses Just A Speck and Modern Background Paper. How cute is the spiderweb stitch detailing?! Each unique shade, size, and shape of the buttons in this Peach October Button Lovers’ Club pack adds an adorable, custom feel.

        What fabrics will you choose? We’re excited to see!

        If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss the upcoming collections and our FREE project ideas! 
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        Button Lovers’ Club: FREE Ocean-Inspired Project Idea!

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        Calling all Button Lovers! Have you signed up for the Button Lovers’ Club yet? The upcoming September box of buttons includes 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles. The color?  OCEAN! When your buttons arrive you’ll be ready to dive right into this fabulous project we created just for you: a Seahorse Mini Quilt with a FREE downloadable template!


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        SEAHORSE MINI QUILT
        Finished Size: 9 ½” x 9 ½”

        Materials Used

        Button Lovers’ Club September buttons: Ocean color
        White or off-white background fabric of your choice
        Aqua Fabric (behind Seahorse)
        Aurifil Thread
        Binding Fabric
        Batting
        Free Downloadable Template

        DIRECTIONS

         
        Step One: Download the Seahorse Template here. Select a solid piece of fabric – we chose an aqua color that coordinates well with the buttons (Bella Solids Caribbean). Fuse solid fabric to a sheet of Fusible Web. Once fabric has cooled, use a Frixion pen to trace the Seahorse template to the wrong side of the fabric. TIP: We used a light table to trace. Once you have your Seahorse drawn, cut out the seahorse shape along your traced line.
         
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        Step Two: Fuse your Seahorse template to a white piece of fabric. We cut our white fabric 12” square. First find the center of the white fabric then place your Seahorse in the middle and fuse in place with your iron.

         

        Step Three: Now the fun part: start laying out your buttons! You want to get an idea of which buttons fit where before sewing, using the blue seahorse area as a guide. Don’t worry if your buttons extend past the blue. It will look adorable regardless!

         

        Step Four: Move the buttons to the side while you sew on the buttons one by one. If you gently slide them off the fabric it will keep the seahorse shape nicely. Using two strands of AuriFloss, start sewing on each button (we used Jade AuriFloss). We suggest starting with the tail and the tiny buttons. 
          
        Step Five: Once you have completely filled in your seahorse, consider adding a few buttons near the mouth to represent air bubble floating to the surface of the water. (optional)
         
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        Step Six:  Trim your block. We used a Creative Grids 9 ½” Square it Up ruler. Trim slowly – you won’t have much grip because the ruler is on top of the buttons.
         
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        Step Seven: Trim your backing piece to 9 ½” square. Layer your pieces with some batting and baste. We used Soft and Stable for our mini quilt to keep it nice and firm when hung on the wall.

         

        Step Eight: Bind your Mini Quilt as desired.
         
        Step Nine: An optional step to show more Jade AuriFloss:  Hand stitch just to the inside of the binding. It creates a nice frame for your adorable Seahorse.
         
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        Step Ten: Hang and ENJOY!  

        If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss the upcoming collections and our FREE project ideas! 
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        Button Lover’s Club: Lime!

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        What’s light, colorful and a refreshing addition to these hot summer months? LIME

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        This month’s Button Lovers’ Club collection features beautiful hand-dyed buttons that are citrus-inspired. The August box of buttons includes 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles.

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        These beauties are sure to brighten your creative projects with both color and charm. What will you create with these lovely Lime buttons?

         
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        PSSST!  If you’re not already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today.  You won’t want to miss our September aquatic-inspired button collection and our FREE project idea with template! Coming soon!

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        Button Lovers’ Club Bonus: Simple Zipper Bag!

         
         
         

        Hello, everyone! We’re back with another fun project you can make with your buttons from the Button Lovers’ Monthly Club!  This darling bee applique was designed by Pat Sloan, and Kimberly combined a Simple Zipper Bag with some applique and the yellow buttons from July’s Button Lovers’ Monthly Club box to make her bee bag.  SEW cute!  Bee sure to check out Pat’s version of the bag, too!  She made it with some of her Hometown Girl Fabrics!

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        Is your quilter’s heart buzzing with excitement over this darling bee bag? Great! Then download our FREE template, get your July buttons, and start stitching. What’s that? Not a member of the club yet?

         
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         To make the Appliqued Bee Bag:

        1. Sew yourself a Simple Zipper Bag, after watching our Simple Zipper Bag video.
        2. Using the FREE Bee Template designed by Pat Sloan, trace the bee and scallop on your fabric. Templates are actual size and do not include a 1/4″ seam allowance.
        3. Assemble the bee on the scallop, using your favorite applique method.
        4. To add the antennae, use the template. Use three strands of embroidery floss and a backstitch.
        5. Applique the bee and scallop to your finished bag, using your favorite applique method.
        6. Add your fabulous buttons to the bee applique!

        Take a peek at Pat’s version of the bag. It’s nearly as sweet as honey!

         
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        We hope you love this bee-yootiful Appliqued Bee Bag as much as we do. Happy Sewing!


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