February 26 ~ FQ Project of the Day

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Fabric Mobiles
Pinwheel Mobile by Juliette, Chickpea Sewing Studio

Juliette made this mobile for last year’s mobile swap hosted by Elsie Marley (this year’s swap participants are mailing their mobiles by the end of the month; see them here). Juliette has a tutorial for her pinwheel mobile here, and Amy from Badskirt has a fabric mobile tutorial for our blog later today (stay tuned!).

Other mobiles we love. Make a mobile with yo-yos or fabric flowers, wee girls, felted balls, woodland ornaments or try out the ornament tutorial links from February 14th.

Share your mobile link in the comments below, or point us to related tutorials and inspiration.

Have some fun with Fat Quarters! We’re giving away fat quarter packs all month long. Comment anytime this week to win one of 8 fat quarter packs (6 fat quarters per pack). This week’s FQ giveaway pack prints are predominantly… Green!

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83 Responses to February 26 ~ FQ Project of the Day

  1. Aimee says:

    such a great baby project…..I love how baby stuff looks great in non-baby fabric!

  2. Em says:

    Now I need to find somewhere to stick a proliferation of pinwheels… I love the wee girls tutorial, as well. Adorable!

  3. ReneeH says:

    These are great! I work in a daycare center and think I may have to try this for the cribs. Thanks!

  4. Lisa says:

    Love the colors

  5. Helena says:

    Too cute

  6. Sarah Richer says:

    What a striking mobile! I’m expecting in July and have put this on my must make for baby list. Thanks for the tutorial! I’m off to the fabric store now on to see what I can find to make this! :)

  7. Heather B says:

    Very cute & fun! Such great ideas to use up my bits & pieces.

  8. Leanna says:

    I have been debating making one of these cuties. Just need the right inspiration, I think!

  9. Kathy R. says:

    These pinwheels are adorable. They will look great hanging in my windows individually. My cats will love them too!

  10. Laura says:

    Creative idea. Could perhaps find interesting home-dec uses for this.

  11. Amorette says:

    i love the mobile idea. does anyone have a good tip for how to easily balance one? there is also an awesome bird mobile on the spool site made from the birds that were posted above.

  12. Heather says:

    I’ve been looking for a mobile to make my baby girl-to-be. Thanks for the great idea!

  13. Bette M. says:

    I love this! My best friend is due to have her 2nd child in April…this would be a great gift, AND fun to make!

  14. allison says:

    i love that depending on the fabrics you choose, you could actually make this quite grown up and decorative! it’s definitely something that would draw your eye!

  15. annalea says:

    i am a bit mobile addicted – this is a great one! thanks!

  16. jackie says:

    i really like that idea!

  17. Serena says:

    So cute! WHAT a great idea!

  18. Anna says:

    Oooh, I can see a mobile in one of the fat quarters I just got in the swap (which I am enjoying tremendously, btw)!

  19. tara boos says:

    love the pinwheels they always make you smile!

  20. JaneR says:

    This is incredible. Wow, I’d love to make one with yo-yo’s in black and white fabrics. Off to the shop…

  21. Laura says:

    I just love reading about all these ideas. Everything is so cute and colorful!

  22. Mary says:

    I plan on making a mobile for my sisters baby. Thanks for the tutorials!

  23. Amy Hachem says:

    Thank you for posting this! I actually made all the pinwheels already (they have been in my W-I-P pile for several months)… just have to get the things together to assemble it now :) And, for what its worth, i think pinwheels would look great hanging from a (straight) dowel in a window in a playroom too! Thats where mine are headed!

  24. suzi says:

    Great colors any baby would have to love having one of those in their room.

  25. Rebecca says:

    I love this – it would be great for the scraps from a baby quilt!

  26. Haley says:

    Such an adorable idea!

  27. Libby says:

    I love the idea of a mobile swap. The mobile you pictured is quite lovely.

  28. Nova says:

    I love this, so fun. Thanks for linking us to all this inspiration yet again :)

  29. Valerie says:

    That is cute, I love it!

  30. Auntie Pete says:

    I love pinwheels! I love mobiles! What a great idea to combine the two!

  31. Joan Burkhart says:

    That is just beautiful! I wish I had started crafting before I had kids.

  32. DebbieKL says:

    very nice! Love the fabric choices too.

  33. Ramona says:

    All cute mobiles. Thanks for the link to the yo-yo tute. I missed that one before.

  34. Mary says:

    I wish I had a baby so I could make this!!!

  35. Shellyfish says:

    That’s such a neat idea. I’ve been thinking about some fun ways to decorate my daughter’s room. This is cute!

  36. Kelli says:

    I am planning a baby gift now and I think this may go in it. Thanks!

  37. alisha says:

    So lovely. I love the red/black/white combo.

  38. Ellen Ban says:

    I’ll be sad to see February end! But I can keep buying fat quarters, as you can never have enough!!!

  39. meg says:

    Such perfect timing! My girl’s nursery needs a mobile, and I just have not been feeling inspired. Thanks for the much-needed boost!

  40. Toby says:

    wishing for a baby to make this for. love, love the red and black too!

  41. Liz says:

    These are too cool! When you think of mobiles you typically think of ones for babies, but I like that some of them are simply decorative and chic. What a great idea to showcase some of your favorite fabric collections.

  42. Tammy :) says:

    What great colors for a learning baby!

  43. Mary Ann M says:

    Such a variety of mobiles. Where do you ladies get all these great ideas? I’m so inspired.

  44. Deb V says:

    I wish I had this tutorial around when my boys were little.

  45. Shawna says:

    I actually made a heart mobile for a friend for Valentine’s Day. It turned out so nice!

  46. Jaime says:

    The Spool Sewing Birdie is perfect for a mobile too!
    http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/2008/05/16/bird-mobile/
    It’s such a fun little bird to make!

  47. Elaina Sharp says:

    Love the pinwheels!!

  48. Clara says:

    Those pinwheels are awesome. I can think of so many uses.

  49. lesley says:

    this is so cute! what a great idea for small scraps.

  50. jodie says:

    Lovely!

  51. Becky says:

    I love the color combos. Well thought out and pretty.

  52. Anya T. says:

    very cute. Thanks.

  53. Keilah says:

    Green is my favorite color, I hope I win. I have really enjoyed all of the projects and it has my mind spinning on what I can do next. Thanks

  54. sarah says:

    OMG!! this is adorable! My mom totally has a thing for pinwheels, i shoud pass it along. Would be great for that new baby my bro is having!

  55. Miss Behave says:

    pretty!

  56. Emily S says:

    Yea! I’ve got a baby coming this august and this will be perfect!

  57. I love pinwheels…..I just might have to make these for myself. Thanks for sharing.

  58. Laura says:

    So cute

  59. miss v says:

    i’m so glad i found this site – such awesome ideas.

  60. tjesa says:

    Yet another clever use of a fat quarter! i spent a fortune on a baby mobile for my oldest child… wish this tutorial had been around then. Thanks.

  61. Shannon says:

    Although my children are not in baby beds anymore, great idea for hanging from the ceiling for their playroom! Love it!

  62. Debra says:

    Perfect colors to inspire the baby. Really cute.

  63. Alice S says:

    This is spectacular! Thanks for sharing!

  64. Darci says:

    Oh the mobile looks so fun. I might try it out for my next baby. Totally fun.

  65. Suzy says:

    I love this. And the colors are striking.

  66. Heidi says:

    Oh wow. Just when I thought you ladies couldn’t out do yourselves. This is so amazing!

  67. Danielle says:

    Thank you!

  68. amy says:

    Wow! That is one awesome mobile!!

  69. Stacey says:

    That’s a great idea! I am going to a Baby Shower next week and all these ideas are wonderful!

  70. Southern Gal says:

    That is such a neat idea.

  71. Kara says:

    This is such a fun idea! Also, thanks for the links to the fabric yo-yo tutorial. I have been trying to figure out how to make these and I’m sure this will help.

  72. Heather A says:

    Wow. Super cute!

  73. Allison says:

    This is such perfect timing! I was just thinking yesterday about making or finding a mobile to put above the changing table for the entertainment of Baby-to-be. Thanks for reading my mind!

  74. Bethany says:

    I’ve decided I need more mobiles in my life. I love the red, black, and white one. I’d like to make one in greens and blues I think…

  75. Ellen Lamb says:

    That is so sweet! My best friend is having a baby . . . I can’t wait to make one for her!

  76. BCQuilter says:

    I know of a baby that is due in a couple of months, I think this would be a great gift idea for the new parents, and baby too!

    -Alice

  77. Katie says:

    Oh cute!

  78. Martha Merriman says:

    Erin Go Braugh (or something like that). Perfect timing for the green color. Thanks!

  79. julia says:

    This is so pretty! I’ve had this printed for a while…It’d make a lovely baby gift.

  80. Sara says:

    That looks great! And the black and red and white that little babies are said to enjoy!

  81. Carol says:

    Love it!

  82. Valerie says:

    How pretty, and the red and black contrast would be striking for a baby room.

  83. Stacy says:

    how cute! I don’t have any babies though…

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