Saturday, June 14, 2014

THE AMAZING BRICK PEOPLE BLOG HOP

I'm am just tickled pink that you have come to visit today!  The Brick People blog hop is fantastic. 



You should be arriving from Angie's Blog

I have been challenging myself to step outside of my card making and create new and unusual projects.  (i get in a rut and just stay there if i don't)  So today's post has sewing and an applique made from a Brick People file.  Let's get started!

First, here are the lyrics:

McCall's pattern #2947
Kona Cotton fabric in Black~1 yard
Wright's Black Hem Tape
Egyptian STAR Cotton Machine Quilting Black Thread
Many assorted color cotton scraps (from my quilting projects)
Heat and Bond Lite

The very first step to this project is making the apron.  Get that out of the way first.  You need to have this completed so that you can iron on the applique pieces.  

The next step is importing the Brick People file into your cutting program and making it the size your want.  Then, measure each piece and cut a square of fabric and apply the Heat and Bond according to their directions.  Next cut out the file piece using your cutter.  I used my Zenith Zing with a force of 80, 3 passes and just a regular blade.  I found that a really sticky mat is the key.  Also place the paper side up, just seems to work better.



After you have ALL the fabric pieces cut, you can start to assemble your Brick Person.  

All pieces cut out on to appliqueing


Now, just start piecing together the Brick Person just like normal except instead of glue you are using your iron.  Position the first piece where you want it and follow the Heat and Bond directions.  Sorry I don't have pics of applying each piece (this would be a very long post indeed).   

And now here is the finished apron!  


The spatula is from the Grilling Dad file over at Scrappy Dew


I hope that you give this a try.  It's a great way to make a very special 
gift for that someone special.  

Now how about some blog hop prizes!!!  Scrap Factory is offering a package which includes the Scrap Factory Program, Brick People, Divas, Seasons, Sports and Grad expansion packs.  An $81.00 prize package!!!  

ScrappyDew is offering a $20.00 store certificate good on pattern files!


Susan of Susan Blue Robot is offering the winner their choice of a Scrap Factory Expansion pack designed by Susan Blue Robot! You MUST enter on her blog!!!


What do YOU need to do to be eligible for these prizes?  Follow these simple rules...



  1. Leave some love on each of the blogs in the hop.
  2. Become a follower of each blog!

For an extra chance to win, stop by the ScrappyDew Creations facebook page, and click the "LIKE" button.  You'll be glad you did!  June 14-15 there will be games, giveaways and awesome coupon codes!!!

Winners will be selected on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.


Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous MELISSA!  



Here is the complete line up for the Brick People Blog Hop!













I hope you enjoyed your stop on the Brick People blog hop. Be sure to visit each blog, the team have amazing projects to share with you today!!


Until next week, Bright blessings!!!  Jana



28 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is amazing. What a fantastic project and amazing use of the Brick People. Superb!!

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  2. love the apron - it's great to us files,o a different way

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  3. Wow, what a clever idea :) love it :)
    Chris

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  4. Love the apron. Awesome idea.
    Marcia
    mvanhoosan@gmail.com

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  5. That is soo cool I want to make aprons now .

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  6. I came back to take another look! Not sure how to follow this blog Jana? Xx

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  7. What a cute way to expand the use of the Scrappy Dew patterns and Scrap Factory! Love the apron idea. Shirl

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  8. I love the Brick People. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  9. Wow!! Never thought of using with fabric. I love it, thank you.

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  10. Wow what a cool project! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Yummy! You did awesome! Congrats!

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  12. I understand about getting stuck in a rut. I think it happens to the best of us. :) You have done a great job of getting out of it though! This is very cute. I think it would be a great Father's Day gift. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  13. I would love to something similar for my son but as a t-shirt. thank you for the tutorial of how to layer the vinyl. its awesome

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  14. Wow Jana!!!!! This such a great idea!!!! I must try this

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  15. Very clever project - and it turned out great!

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  16. What a great Father's Day Gift! Super cute!!!

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  17. You apron is wonderful! How fun!
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

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  18. What a sweet idea! Love this Jana. :)

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  19. What an adorable idea.

    Hugs Diane

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