Friday, October 5, 2012

Quick & Cheap Halloween Decor

Witch's Brew!

I got this witch's caldron from JoAnn's, on sale, for $1.49. It's original use is for candy on Halloween night but I needed to fill it up until then. (Let's face it, if it was full of candy it wouldn't stay filled until Halloween!)
So what looks like witch's brew? Ripped up batting! I always have batting leftover from quilts that I keep around for such occasions. I got my daughter involved too, and she loved it. I'll bet you could use batting for spider's webs, too! 

Anyway, let your imagination run wild with options. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quick Baby Quilt

I don't have a ton of time on my hands with two kids, but I have enough time to make a cute baby quilt like this! 
 I made this by cutting fabric into 2 1/2" strips, sewing together three strips, then cutting those into 4" blocks (looks like a rectangle). Put blocks together end-to-end and you make one long block like the three above! Add some 6" sashing and whala! A quilt :) For the back, I put soft cozy fabric (like baby flannel). I DID NOT put batting in this quilt because mommy's want blankets to easily wrap around their babies! With the thickness of the back fabric and it's softness it will be just fine without batting. I wouldn't recommend that option for quilts using 100% cotton fabric/quilting fabric.