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Thanks to our good friend Tori Thompson over at Totally Stitchin' for this adorable Vintage Made Modern Quilted Hair Bow Holder! Love it! Don't forget, Baby Lock is giving away a Rachel sewing machine in our National Sewing Month Giveaway - enter here!
VMM_QuiltedHairBowHolder_Hero This quick-to-sew project features three fabrics from the Vintage Made Modern line and makes a great gift, especially for a baby shower! I have four friends that either have baby girls or are expecting them soon, and I plan to make this hair bow holder for each them. Add a few hair bows, and this is an easy gift with a special handmade touch! VMM_QuiltedBowHolder1 copy Supplies:
  • Fabric for the front and back, cut to 5" x 22"
    • I'm using Vintage Made Modern style #2476-002 for the front and style #2471-003 for the back
  • Fusible Fleece, cut to 5" x 22"
  • Fabric for binding and bow holder strip, cut and pieced if necessary
    • Binding: 1 1/4" x 56"
    • Bow holder strip: 1 1/4" x 22"
    • I'm using Vintage Made Modern style #2477-003 for both of these pieces.
  • Baby Lock Ultra Soft Fusible Stabilizer (BLC204), cut to 1 1/4" x 22"
  • Hanging supplies:
    • 2, 2 1/2" squares from backing fabric, pressed in half to make triangles
    • Small dowel rod cut to 4"
    • Nail(s) or thumbtack, hammer
    • Optional: coordinating ribbon
  • Coordinating thread
  • General sewing supplies:
    • Sewing machine, iron, ironing board, pins/Wonder clips, rotary cutter and mat, scissors, etc.
    • Zigzag "J" foot and Walking foot with Guide
Instructions: 1. Prep fabric for sewing. Iron the fusible fleece to the backing fabric, making sure to follow the package instructions. Set aside. Fuse the Ultra Soft Stabilizer to the 22" piece you cut for the bow holder strip. Follow the next couple steps for both the binding piece and the bow holder piece:  Iron your fabric in half, lengthwise. Open, then fold and press each long raw edge in toward the center. Fold in half on the original crease and press again. Set the pressed binding piece aside. 2. Top stitch down the open side of the bow holder strip and set aside. 3. Quilt your bow holder. With wrong sides together, place the front piece on top of the back piece. Baste these layers together with your preferred method. I spray basted mine using this product. Attach the walking foot with guide to your machine. I want my quilting lines about 1" apart, so I will slide the guide to be 1" from the center needle position, since that's the position that my needle will be in while sewing. Line your guide bar up with the right edge of your quilt sandwich and sew a straight line from top to bottom. VMM_QuiltedBowHolder2 copy Repeat this step, but lining up the guide bar with your new stitch line. Continue this until you reach the left edge of your quilt sandwich. This is the method I used to quilt my bow holder. Let your creativity run wild and quilt as desired :). 4. Prep your bow holder for attaching the binding. Grab your bow holder strip, the triangle hangers, and some pins. With the front facing up, pin your bow holder strip in the center of the bow holder. VMM_QuiltedBowHolder3 Flip over, and pin the triangles into the top corners of the bow holder. These two things will get sewn down when the binding is attached. 5. Tack down your bow holder strip. Reattach your zigzag or "J" foot. In order to stabilizer the holder strip, you will want to tack it down at three different places: 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 of the way down the bow holder. I just used a simple straight stitch and sewed across the strip at the points mentioned previously. 6. Attach your binding. I am not going to walk you through attaching your binding because there are already tons of tutorials out there, and to be honest, I'm not so great at it, and I need to follow these tutorials for mitering the corners. I reference this video tutorial regularly! 7. Finish and hang! Clean up your bow holder by clipping any threads and pressing one last time. Once your binding is attached, your quilted hair bow holder is technically finished. But, I don't think it's finished until bows are added and hung on the wall :) Slip the dowel rod into the pockets you created with your triangles. VMM_QuiltedBowHolder4 copy At this point you can hang the dowel rods on a couple nails or thumbtack. Or, you can attach coordinating ribbon to the dowel rod and tie into a pretty bow that can hang from a single nail or thumbtack. VMM_QuiltedBowHolder5 copyOne last note... The length of this hair bow holder can be easily adjusted depending on how many bows you want it to hold. I chose my length based on 10  bows I had already purchased and wanted to create a holder for. Happy sewing! VMM 241x130 WIN BIG a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Janie on

What a great project. Thank you.

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