If you are building a new home or simply want to update your current home, start outside with curb appeal. Read more »
Here comes the bride — and the groom, the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen – plan ahead, practice a little, and then enjoy bring... Read more »
When you’re filling out your wish-list of wedding gifts, don’t forget to include supplies for the garden shed. With the right... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Pruner, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techn... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Lopper, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented-pending tec... Read more »
Making your own wedding invites and thank you cards is a delightful task when you a few versatile tools and simple techniques... Read more »
Nothing adds a special touch to a wedding like a handmade item. Read more »
Create a beautiful setting for your post-wedding brunch. Using these Fiskars tools will make the project even easier. Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Our unique Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter features an innovative design that makes it easy to create tags perfect for gi... Read more »
Choose our low-maintenance Photo Bypass Paper Trimmer to trim large quantities of photos with speed and precision. An easy-to-u... Read more »
Give your small outdoor space a mini makeover using a few simple tools to complete these fabulous projects. Read more »
Window treatments can turn a room from drab to fab, but if you’re on a budget sometimes hand-me-down curtains will have to do,... Read more »
If you’re not ready to fully embrace the trend for bold 70’s prints in your clothing, why not reflect it with a gloriously lou... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
Perfect for users with larger hands or anyone who needs to make long cuts through fabric, our RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears feature... Read more »
Our Classic Stick Rotary Cutter with a 45 mm blade is ideal for crisp, controlled cuts on a wide variety of materials. A symmet... Read more »
Make clean up time a fun game for the kids! It becomes really easy for toddlers and preschoolers to match their toys to their... Read more »
Funny Face Magnet Gift Wrap is simple to make and quite literally gives each gift magnetic personality. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
The most common complaint I hear when traveling is about soil quality for growing veggies. It may be too sandy, full of clay... Read more »
Creating a customized look is easier than you think - even when it comes to sewing up larger items such as this duvet cover an... Read more »
Introduced to the world as a quality fabric scissors, the Original Orange-Handled Scissors redefined the standard for cutting p... Read more »
Whether it is your go-to bag for shopping or a gift for someone, this simple and chic crossbody purse is a great bag for everyday of the year.
I always tell my boys I'll make them any costume they want until they ask for something gory and then they are on their own!
This year I decided to make a wall quilt that uses elements of a Halloween scene yet has none of the traditional color or scary feel to it. I was even able to incorporate the new Witch Craft Squeeze Punch and give her a sweet, harmless personality by using a pink tiny floral pattern and trail of pretty sparkles behind her broom.
I started by creating a patchwork background for my sky and ground. I used smaller blocks for my ground to make it separate better from the large block of the sky. This patchwork top (right side up) was layered on top of a layer of quilt batting and a background fabric (right side down).
Since I was going for a softer look, I decided to use the Woodland Tree Shape Template to create a scalloped top edge, cutting it out with the 8 inch Softgrip® Razor-edge Scissors.
Next I punched out some of my elements from paper using the new Witch Craft Squeeze Punch, the Extra Large Tree Lever Punch, and the Picket Fence Border Punch. I coated them with Matte Gel Medium to give them a bit of protection from moisture and dust. I laid everything out on the quilt where I wanted it. Elements that I cut from fabric were attached to the quilt using fusible web. The paper elements were stitched to the quilt but, to avoid the risk of creasing them, I waited until the end of the quilt making process to attach them.
After all the fabric elements were attached, I added decorative stitches. I repeatedly circled the moon with my sewing machine and added some hand stitching as well.
I satin stitched (just a narrow zig-zag stitch) around the cloud, which was created using the Woodland Tree Shape Template, and used a back stitch to embroider the word Halloween.
The pennant banner hanging from stars in the sky was stamped using the Fiskars 4 x 8 - A to Z Clear Stamps
Instead of binding the quilt the traditional way, I used inexpensive acrylic yarn and an overcast stitch. To finish the border I added a few red beads.
After adding a pink swiss-dot ribbon, my wall quilt is ready to hang and scare away the Halloween gore!
Ribbon for hanger