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Forest Frolic Apron Project & Tutorial

Forest Frolic is one of those collections that captures our imaginations time and time again. From quilts to home decor to apparel for any age, a new project idea pops into our heads every time we see it!

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Leigh Headington of The Sweet Tea Girls recently whipped up a fun version of her Modern Slant on Retro apron using fabrics from Forest Frolic. The pattern is fat-quarter friendly and features a removable pinafore. Leigh also has some smart tips to help create perfect 1/4″ hems on your apron!

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This apron pattern is perfect for the kitchen or the garden!

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Removable pinafore

How to Turn Perfect 1/4″ Hems

To make a perfect 1/4″ hem on your apron project, use Washaway Wonder Tape. The tape is a double sided, wash-a-way 1/4″ wide tape that gives you the ability to turn the perfect 1/4″ hem without burning your fingers with the iron.

Step 1.  Prepare your project to the point where the raw edges need to be turned.

1 Beginning

Step 2.  Stick a piece of Washaway Wonder Tape to the entire length of the raw edge you want to turn. Finger press the tape firmly to the fabric.

2 Add Tape

Step 3.  Peel off the cover paper, leaving the top side of the tape exposed. Turn the fabric an exact 1/4″ with no effort. Finger press the fold to secure the turned seam.

3 Turn Quarter

Step 4.  Turn the edge another 1/4″ to cover the raw edge; press the hem flat with an iron.

4 Turn another quarter

Step 5.  Top stitch the hem for a beautiful, clean finish.

5 Top Stitch


Can’t get enough Forest Frolic? Check out Osie Lebowitz’s free pattern here.

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Sizzix shared a free quilt tutorial by Nicole from Modern Handcraft:

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Free pattern by Modern Handcraft for Sizzix

See our ad for this collection in the following magazines, on newsstands now:
Quilts & More, Winter issue
Stitch, Winter issue
Modern Patchwork, Winter issue

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Look for our ad in newsstands now. Click to view retailers carrying this line!

Also look for Forest Frolic in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting!

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