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Liberty SS16 Painter Meadow and Posy Landscape

Liberty SS 2016 Collection The Artist

I am so excited the new Liberty Spring/Summer 2016 fabric collection are available in a number of online shops now! This new collection named ‘The Artist’ is inspired by the world of fine art. You can see more here.

I love this new collection and managed to get 2 of these lovely prints when it was first released. The top print is Painter’s Meadow and the bottom print is Posy Landscape. I’m sure I’ll be going back for more from this divine 52 piece collection.

Liberty SS16 Painter Meadow and Posy Landscape

I just saw Jones & Vandermeer has a 10% off their site that applies to Liberty fabrics. They currently stock some of the new SS2016 prints including Painter’s Meadow.

Liberty also released some of their classics in new colorways. I love the new Tresco and Wildflowers colors.

What are your favorites?

Wishing you a fantastic holiday season! Happy “mad” Liberty shopping =)

 

Mad For Fabric - Tufted Pincushion in Christmas Colors

DIY Pincushion Ideas

I’ve been on a pincushion making craze lately. This is such a great project for small scraps and is quick to sew. I thought I’d share a few variations I made using my pattern. To get the instructions and free pattern on how to make this pincushion check out my previous post.

I made a slightly smaller pincushion using Christmas color fabrics in red and green including bits of Liberty Hello Kitty fabric. I scaled the pattern to print at 75% and used a 3/8″ inch seam allowance. The points for the top didn’t match exactly so I suggest not trying to scale it unless you’re okay with some inaccuracies.

Mad For Fabric - Tufted Pincushion in Christmas Colors

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Liberty Patchwork Pincushion

DIY Pincushion Tutorial With Free Pattern

I posted this Liberty patchwork pincushion on my Instagram feed recently and wanted to share the instructions and a free pattern so you can make one of your own. This is such a great project for small scraps and would make a lovely gift to a sewist!

Mad For Fabric - DIY Liberty Patchwork Pincushion
Mad For Fabric – DIY Liberty Patchwork Pincushion

I didn’t take pictures when I made my Liberty cushion but I made this one using my vintage feedsack fabrics to show you how. The finished pincushion measures a little over 5″ in diameter.

Mad For Fabric - DIY Vintage Feedsack Patchwork Pincushio
Mad For Fabric – DIY Vintage Feedsack Patchwork Pincushion

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Mad For Fabric - Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch

DIY Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch

If you read my blog, you know how much I love Liberty lawn. I got these tiny fabric scraps of Liberty Betsy from Ava and Neve and wanted to find a way to turn the tiny scraps into a usable piece of fabric for a project. I decided to experiment using iron-on vinyl that I talked about here to tack down my fabric so I didn’t need to stitch down all the raw edges. I am so pleased with how this laminate pouch turned out.

Mad For Fabric - Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch
Mad For Fabric – Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch

If you want to try this out, here’s how you do it.

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