Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tricks and Treats: May Arts Halloween Hop

Tricks and Treats: May Arts Halloween Hop
So what are the Tricks and Treats you may be wondering. Let me set your mind at ease; they are ALL good so relax and enjoy. The tricks will be tips on enhancing a pattern with fabulous May Arts Trims. The Treats are your chances to win! Ribbon Resource will be giving away 2 - $20 gift cards so don’t forget to head on back over and make a comment for your chance to win!

I found the cutest ruffley apron over at Skip to my Lou, so cute in fact I have scheduled a class to make such a cute apron for Thanksgiving break, I can’t wait to share the love of ruffles with all my students. I will have to say the instructions on this link are a bit lacking…in need of some extra info. BUT the fabric quantities and cuts work just fine. For today I just wanted to highlight the fun addition of May Arts Ribbons. Stay tuned for a tutorial to make the complete apron my way. ;)

For my apron I had the pleasure of making it for the Halloween season so I used my left over Spuctaular fabrics from Blend Fabrics. To enhance these fab fabrics with May Arts treasures this is what I used…
1/2 inch Jumbo Pom Pom Ribbon SKU: Ivory - 462-09, gray - 462-31
1/2 Inch Ric Rac Trim SKU: Black - ARR10
3 Inch Floral Lace w/Scalloped Edge 515-3-09 Ivory Lace

I trimmed the top and bottom layers with Pom Pom trims. TRICK: Using a Zipper foot makes sewing Pom Poms on a breeze.

For the lace layer that adds a fun soft dimension under a short layer (I only had a 6” piece of the ghosts left and I just HAD to use it). TRICK: Layer the lace on the top of a full size layer prior to gathering. This makes it part of that layer and easier to deal with.

Sewing on Ric Rac ribbon. TRICK: pin your trim in place and use a zig zag stitch.

There are my 3 Tricks don’t forget to head back to for your opportunities for treats!
Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy your hopping journey.

·        Gini Williams Cagle
·        Jen Shears
·        Jenifer Cowles
·        Jennifer Davey
·        Karen Baker
·        Karen Hanson

·        Latrice Murphy
·        Lori Williams
·        Michele Kosciolek
·        Tracy McLennon
·        Terri Burson
·        Emily Lanham


  1. How cute! Love the
    use of the ribbons
    and material of it.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Oh my, this is the cutest apron EVER! Awesome job! Love the pom pom ribbon on the bottom.

  3. Wow, this apron is beautiful! I would prance around in this all day!

    1. thanks so much! this apron makes me smile I am so pleased it incites joy in others....I think prancing definitely sounds like joy to me! ;)

  4. BOO-tiful apron Jennifer - LOVE IT!!!
    Apart from being SO CUTE with all the ruffles and dangling pom poms, it brings back SO MANY PRECIOUS memories of growing up and cooking with my Grandma and Mother => THANK YOU for sharing :)

    1. Thanks Tracy! This is seriously one of the sweetest comments ever!