Liberty Scrap Challenge – November Edition & Tutorials!!!

by Nova on November 16, 2012

Super excited about this month in the Liberty Scrap Challenge! Eep!

Jo & I  have a BUMPER edition for you this month as we are joined by not 1, but 4(!)  fabulous guest challengers, each giving a Holiday/Christmasy  twist to their packs of Liberty scraps courtesy of The Organic Stitch Co … without further ado lets say a big Holiday Hello to Penny, Siobhan, Rachel & Anna!

Make Merry Tree Cards image & tutorial courtesy of Rachel

Snowman Flex Frame Pouch image & tutorial courtesy of Penny

Joyeux Noel Wall Hanging image & tutorial courtesy of Siobhan

Tiny Tree Decorations image & tutorial courtesy of Anna

Fabric Tape & Scrappy Gift Tags by me – just scroll down for the tute

wow!!! Now go make yourselves a cup of tea & have a browse through all those wonderful tutes  – feeling festive yet….?!

Click on the links below to find the full Tutorials for all the above projects …

Make Merry Tree Cards by Rachel
Snowman Flex Frame Pouch by Penny
Joyeux Noel Wall Hanging by Siobhan
Tiny Tree Decorations by Anna
Fabric Tape & Scrappy Gift Tags by me…just scroll down for the tute…..

Thank you so much to a such wonderful bunch of Holiday Guest Challengers! :) x

For all the tutorials in the challenge over the past 11 months go here :) & for even more Liberty Scrappy Inspiration pop in to our flickr group  here!

Fabric Tape Tutorial

What you will need:

  • A roll of double sided sticky tape – I got mine at the $2 shop, it’s the spongy kind a bit like insulation tape I guess  & I like how it looks a bit quilty, though regular double sided tape without the spongy but will do the trick too. Make sure its the kind in a roll, not  a dispenser as you want to have it with the shiny backing stuff on.
  • Fabric Scraps – cut to the width of your tape – eg. my tape was 3/4 of an inch so I just trimmed up the scraps to this width. Different lengths is ok, perfect in fact – all the more scrappier!

How to:

Lift & pull back the shiny backing tape from the top of the double sided tape a little way.

Line up one end of your fabric strip with the sticky end of the tape & carefully roll it down onto the tape, pressing as you go to ensure there are no wrinkles. Pull  the shiny backing tape away as you go to reveal fresh sticky, don’t pull too much away at once or you might get into a bit of a sticky muddle.

Once you have stuck down your first fabric strip, grab another, align the end of it flush with the end of the first piece and stick it down in the same way, then repeat with another!

As you make your first complete ’round’ as it were, You will have a fair amount of the backing  tape hanging about at the start of your tape. You can chop this off if you like.

Now you’ll notice as you continue adding fabric strips that the shiny backing strip stays on your fabric tape and you expose more sticky as you work your way around.

I probably made that sound more complicated than need be but it works out, trust me ;)

Carry on adding fabric strips until you have filled all the sticky up, then you can roll your tape back into a roll :) or chop it into into bite size pieces ready to tape anything down that doesn’t move!

Scrappy Gift Tags Tutorial

What you will need:

  • Blank gift tags of choice  – I like these ones from the local Newsagent, usually available in different sizes, take your pick! Or you could make your own with a nice bit of card & a hole punch.
  • Little triangular snippets of Liberty – trimmings from a quilt block will do!
  • Sewing machine

How to:

Sitting at your sewing machine (so you don’t have to travel far with tiny, flighty bits of scraps)  lay your triangles in a Christmas tree shape on the gift tag – pop a blunt needle ( I save a few old needles just for such occasions) in your machine, set the stitch length a bit longer than normal if you want, I set mine to number 3, and sew a line down the triangles.  Trim excess thread. Job done.  Thread a bit of festive twine through the hole in the tag & adorn your gifts!

I also want to say a giant thank you to the very sweet Danielle of ‘Itchin to Get Stitchin‘ – she kindly sent me a huge bag of Liberty scraps to play with & thus save them from ‘going up the vacuum’ as she put it!  More than happy to oblige ;) !  Thank you Danielle xxx You should definitely take a peek at Danielle’s Liberty quilts – i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e! Now there is a girl who loves her Liberty & if that lot doesn’t inspire a flurry of Liberty quilts then I just don’t know what’s what.   If you are not lucky enough to  have a Liberty fairy godmother then you can find scraps galore over at Jo’s shop, along with charm packs, fat 1/8th & more!

I can’t believe we are almost at the end of the Liberty Scrap Challenge for 2012! Just one more month to go, jeepers. What a fun scrappy year it has been, I for one have loved taking up the challenge each month from Jo at The Organic Stitch Co & I really hope you have enjoyed the projects & tutorials along the way from myself & all our wonderful guest challengers & all the giveaway guest challengers.

It’s been a blast but all good things must come to an end & due to other commitments I shall sadly be stepping down as host of the challenge at the end of the year :(  HOWEVER….. the challenge will continue on so if you think you are up for hosting it then drop me a line & I can pass your details on to Jo – thanks so much! I’m also hopeful the lucky candidate will invite me back as a guest challenger at some point during 2013, hint hint ;) !!!

See you next month for the final Edition of the Liberty Scrap Challenge 2012


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

anna November 16, 2012 at 5:31 am

yay! what a cool round up. I love your tape and tags, yes will be making those!!!


Flying Blind November 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

Brilliant – I love the tape and tags, and have loved the whole year of pretties xxx


Katy November 16, 2012 at 6:21 am

Ooh, loving that tape idea! Hmm, hosting sounds like it could fun…


Camilla November 16, 2012 at 8:27 am

Thanks for hosting all these amazing ideas so admirably! I recently been given some liberty :-) and now I only have to choose what to do!


Nina November 16, 2012 at 8:51 am

Aha, nice to see tutorials for using up the genuine scraps! You know, the bits that my mum says I’m silly for keeping…


Veronica AM November 16, 2012 at 11:19 am

WOW!! These are awesome!!! LOVE :D I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for all these great ideas ;D


Siobhan November 16, 2012 at 3:31 pm

WOW! They look great, Thanks again Nova & Jo Xx


Emmanuelle November 28, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Joyeux Noel et très bonne année 2013!


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