Hello from Salt Lake City! I'm here having way too much fun with my dear friend Heather Kubiak from Craft As Desired. She taught an amazing seminar this morning on Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents as they apply to fabric, pattern, and quilt designers.. and quilt shops too. I had lots of fun being her 'wingman' (as she put it) and watching her wow the crowd.
Now back in our hotel room, I am really sad I didn't get more pictures of the quilts, the amazing booths, and the crowds of crazy quilters - my peeps! I was walking around on a cloud all day and didn't take very many pictures.
So I put all the haul I purchased today and at sample spree on the bed and took a picture of that for you. This is kind of like when you take a picture of your quilt block arrangement (hopefully not a finished top) and you see things through the camera lens that you didn't notice with the naked eye. Like you have too much of one color on one side of the quilt. Or... as I look at my fabric loot in the picture above, it is almost all fabrics made in Japan. Hmmm... what does that say? I could think about it but I'm too tired right now.
My two most treasured bundles are the Rifle Paper Company bundle from Cotton + Steel (floral fat quarters in the middle) and the Lecien Flower Sugar maison canvas (eeek - the big yard bundle in the back). Will you help me decide what to make with that half-yard bundle of Cotton + Steel double gauze that's middle front?
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
I have been wanting to sew something like this for so long! I guess I'm just really lucky that you voted for it for our March Un-Tutorials project. I'm not sure where this style of boxy tote came from, but it sure is cute, isn't it?
Finish your Chubby Lunch Tote.
My 7 year old son Connor has been nagging me for ages to sew him something for his bike. His sister's bike came with a little zipper case to carry things in, but alas, his did not. I did not feel particularly inspired by this request for a long time so other things got in the way. Finally I realized that I needed to make his bike bag pretty quick or feelings would be hurt.
It’s always so much fun for me to scroll Instagram and see something you made with one of my patterns.
Today let’s have fun checking out all the Fat Quarter Sized Fold Up Baskets that you have been sewing up!
A sewing machine cover is an obvious place for this lovable applique...but my mind is going crazy with all kinds of other ideas of where to use it:) A T-shirt, throw pillow, hand towels...basically anywhere!
Sew a quilt top in a day with my super fast new method!
Did I mention that this is a strip quilt?
That means you’ll cut strips, sew them together, cut, sew again, and be done!
By the way, the seams will nest at every single intersection. I’m an OCD quilter and I didn’t use a single pin so that might be my favorite part, lol.
I love cloth napkins. They are classy and impressive for any meal, and your friends don't have to know that you simply ran out of paper napkins. Or stopped buying them because you have a drawerful of beautiful cloth napkins that you made yourself, right?
With the holidays coming up, these napkins made from the beautiful Sweet Siesta Collection from Blend Fabrics will be perfect. Wanna make some yourself? Read on for both the regular method and my speed method...
Organize your home (and life!) with these fabric storage baskets. They fit perfectly in Ikea cubby shelves, and fold up when not in use!