Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

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Hey everyone! The secret is finally out and I’m so excited to join Altenew showcasing the brand new Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release (ALT)! If you are following the blog hop order, you should have just seen Hussena Calcuttawala‘s amazing projects. Did you know that most of us card makers/paper crafters have a second love for fabric and sewing? I am a beginner novice at best. My imagination far surpasses my sewing skills. I did not let that stop me from using the fat quarters and making things to personalize my home with a few fabric projects.

Before I share my beginner friendly projects, hopefully you have caught a few inspiring makes from my crafty friends. However, if you want to relive the amazing project ideas from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog or keep reading to find the complete blog list. Don’t miss the wonderful giveaway opportunities as well–more on that down below!

Dreamy Bouquet Fat Quarter Release

Shop the ENTIRE Fat Quarter Collection
Dreamy Bouquet Fat Quarter Fabric Swatches

HUGE Begonia maculata Pillow

Begonia maculata Pillow with Live Specimens for Inspiration

On my blog, I’ve mentioned my indoor jungle as a source of inspiration for many cards. This time I used my Begonia propogates as inspiration to make my own pattern for a Begonia pillow. I love Begonias for their asymmetric and wavy leaf borders, so I was sure that my sewing pattern did not have to be perfect.

I also recently purchased the Cricut Maker. I used this machine to cut my fat quarter according to a pattern I designed myself. Once I cut my fabric pieces and sewed them together, I applied white heat-transfer vinyl for the characteristics Begonia spots. I upcycled an old standard size pillow by using the polyfiber filling to fill this Begonia pillow.

I used two fat quarters from the Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Collection to make the Begonia pillow itself. I LOVE how this pillow turned out and it is the perfect addition to my (sub)urban jungle!

“Hey, Google. Water the Plants” Throw Pillows

Perfect Envelope Pillows

Again, my sewing skill set is novice at best. Making these envelope pillows was the perfect way to add even more color to my indoor garden…and with a little personality. There are so many free patterns for envelope pillows. I went to my local big box store to get cheap 18X18″ pillow forms which are perfect for the fat quarters.

I also upcycled an old bedsheet to make the actual envelope part of the back of the pillow. Before adding the envelope back I used black heat-transfer vinyl to add a little sentiment and flare to my pillows. So far, this the previous three projects account for four of the fabrics in the Dreamy Bouquet Fat Quarter Collection. Let’s take a look at the last project.

Fat Quarter Plastic Bag Holder

Fat Quarter Plastic Bag Holder

I cannot take credit for this pattern. I found it HERE.

This pattern was perfect for what I needed around my crafty space and home. I do not have an extensive supply list of sewing materials. In fact, I upcycled a fitted sheet this time for this project instead of using an elastic band like the pattern above uses.

I now have a place to store some of my grocery bags that I use for what little non-recyclable waste I generate from card making. The pattern PERFECTLY uses ONE fat quarter from the Dreamy Bouquet Collection. If I would have known that this was in my skill set, I would have made one for my kitchen as well. I hope Altenew comes out with fabric again soon so I can make more of these plastic bag holders.

Shop the Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Collection
Find out my personal recommendations at Altenew

How to Enter the Giveaway

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/23/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2022.

Thank You for Visiting My Blog

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Please Visit Arjita Singh‘s Blog Next

Altenew Card Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Michelle Short
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jaycee Gaspar
Arjita Singh
Bridget Casey
Terri Koszler
Keren Baker
Norine Borys
Nichol Spohr
Linda Westfall
Jenny Colacicco
Colleen Balija
Nandini Karmarkar
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Maryam Perez
Erum Tasneem
Tenia Nelson
Virginia Lu
Rosie Neustaedter
Natasha Davies
Sande Woodson
Nenette S. Madero
Teresa Litchfield

34 thoughts on “Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

  1. Great job on your sewing projects JC. I’m a former seamstress myself, even made my wedding dress long ago. I left sewing when my kids grew up and would no longer wear the handmade matching clothes I made. I then discovered card making and have been doing that ever since. Thanks for inspiring me with some great ideas and good job on your pillows!


  2. I used to sew a lot but haven’t done any sewing for years now. Your projects are so nicely done, Jaycee. The plastic bag holder is definitely worth the time it took to sew it up.


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