I've been watching all the entries i n our Show Off Saturday linky party and they were all fantastic this week! Now we finally get to see who the winner is...and it's Ella and Nesta's cute boxy pincushion! And...as an added bonus they wrote a super tutorial to show you how make your very own. (I love it when they do that:)Read More
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Our Just For You 'Sewlebrity' Sewalong made January a bit warmer!
And now I get to show off some fan projects. :)Read More
Today I get to be the first stop on the Birch Fabrics Circa 52 blog hop! Our friends at Birch sent me a yard of the adorable Circa 52 Space Rockets in soft and yummy organic knit (designed by Monaluna) plus some coordinating solid organic knit available only from Birch Fabric... so I decided to re-release one of my old patterns as a free download!
In addition to the free pattern, Birch Fabrics is also running a Circa 52 fabric giveaway so make sure you scroll allllll the way to the bottom of this post to enter. :)Read More
Today, January 24th, 2015 is Local Quilt Shop Day! Take a break from your normal Saturday chores and head on over to enjoy some fabric, why don't you?Read More
I'm so happy to be introduced to another wonderfully talented quilter through our Show Off Saturday linky parties!Read More
It's Wednesday, time for another update for our 'Sewlebrity' Sewalong! This week our Sewlebrity is Deanna McCool of SewMccool.
Just For You has two projects every month... the perfect excuse to carve out some selfish sewing time all year long!
Deanna stitched up our second project in the January chapter of Just For You, my Chevron Shrug. That's right, I designed it. And it's one of my favorite things to wear. I love layering but here in Florida it's kind of hard to stay comfortable in layers, especially in the summer. The Chevron shrug is a comfy little jacket made with striped jersey knit fabric so it's cool and comfortable all the time.Read More
Every quilt you make needs a label.
Years down the road who will remember who made that quilt? Who did they make it for? And when? You might not even remember.
Plus if you decide to show a quilt, it will definitely need a label to ensure you get it back. Quilt labels are easy to make and there are lots of different ways. It's basically a piece of fabric with information on it that is attached to the back of the quilt, usually in a bottom corner.Read More
Time sure gets away from me! The deadline for sending quilts to QuiltCon is fast approaching so I spent time this week getting my dear little Starry Eyed baby ready to go. I wish I were going too, but that's another story that I already shared here.
Anyway, there was lots to do to make sure my quilt can be hung and will come back safe and sound.Read More
Hello world! Last week I was invited my my friend Heather of The Sewing Loft Blog to be in the around the world blog hop. How fun! She participated in the blog hop last week here.
Heather is a huge source of inspiration for me. We have been emailing and skype-ing for I don't know how long, and we finally met in real live at Quilt Market two years ago. Every time we get the chance to connect I come away with a zillion ideas.Read More
The bag is super simple to construct and the instructions are well thought through. I love how detailed Delia is in the directions for the welt hidden pocket and the divided pocket - lots of room to organize in this bag - hurrah! If I had not delved into the world of fabric pattern matching it would have been finished within a couple of hours - cutting included.Read More
Do you dread darts? Don't! I love sewing them. I love the way that I can change the shape of fabric... make a blouse feminine, make a tote bag roomy, and make pants flattering, all with darts!
And if you follow two tricks then sewing darts is foolproof and easy. You need to mark it accurately and end it professionally. That's it!Read More
It's a new year, time for new WIPs right? I don't feel bad about building up a huge pile of works-in-progress because I imagine someday I'm going to be really bored with nothing to do and no more fabric to sew with, and then I'll be so grateful for a pile of things to work on, right? LOL, sometimes my jokes really make me laugh.Read More
Have you made a New Year's Re-sew-lution to sew for yourself more this year? The Just For You ‘Sewlebrity Sewalong’ is your chance to do just that!
And it's my chance to invite some of my favorite celebrity sewing bloggers to make projects from my book, Just For You, and to giveaway some super cool Sewing Sewlebrity’ buttons (that I designed - eek!).Read More
Last year over the holidays I basted together over a hundred hexies. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but we spent a bunch of time in the car road-tripping and I made them along the way.Read More
I love ribbons! According to Deanna McCool of SewMcCool.com, 'Once ribbons were reserved for nobility and given as special gifts. Now - long available to everyone - ribbons are looped, folded, braided, glued, and manuplated into beautiful accessories.'
If I lived in those times I think my ribbon stash would make me a Queen!Read More
The Fold and Stitch Wallet has two card slots and a money pocket on the inside.
There's a small coin pocket on the outside. Both the money pocket and the coin pocket have a velcro closure.
It's a great way to use up scraps and the wallet is a super little gift. This is exactly the same wallet, I'll just be showing you how to make it with your own fabric. And I've given instructions for using snap-setter snaps (such as Kam Snaps) instead of sew-on snaps. But you can still sew on snaps if you want. Or no snaps at all. :)Read More