I wasn't going to make this quilt. I was originally planning to use the gorgeous Soiree quilting cottons that QT Fabrics sent me to make a totally different quilt. But then I decided to set up a little poll to see which design you (my cute readers) thought the fabrics would look best in. You picked this one!
And I'm so glad you did. My 'Sparkle' quilt design turned out to be perfect for these fabrics. Don't miss your chance to win your own bundle of Soiree fabrics. It's my current SewCanShe giveaway that ends Monday night!
In order to eliminate the need for Y-seams in this quilt, I designed it to be sewn in vertical rows. There are two templates - a rhombus shape and a triangle. The pieces are large, so the quilt top comes together so quickly!
I'm writing up the pattern this weekend so I can post it here on Monday. I can't wait to share it with you! Make sure you get my newsletter so you won't miss it. :)
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 must admit that I have made some pretty silly, downright dumb projects before. But sometimes my projects turn out so amazing that I am simply in awe. This is one of those projects. I LOVE this handy pouch!
Did you know that animal shelters often use small quilts or blankets (called cage comforters) in the animals' cages to provide a soft bed and a sense of security? It's a great way to use up leftover pieces of fabric and batting and make something to help our furry friends at the shelters. It's kinda funny how I learned about this project...
You had 3 fun ideas to choose from… a clever drop in tote bag organizer, a modern fanny pack/sling bag/hip pouch (or whatever they call them these days!), or a comfy bed for your favorite pet.
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I decided to sew myself a new little card wallet using all the same steps that I share in my free Designer Zipper Bags Video Course.
I also decided to use my serger machine for quilting and embellishing the sides of the pouch and for finishing the seams. A serger isn’t necessary for this project, but I had fun using it.
The Huddle Quilt is a fast and easy pattern that’s perfect for large prints because it makes them the focal point. Plus there is plenty of negative space to let the eye enjoy your favorite fabrics even more.
Sew yourself (or a friend) a cute tote bag that has a unique braided strap and a cell phone pocket on the inside! This free tote bag sewing pattern includes the pattern pieces and a step-by-step photo tutorial so anyone can make it.
And… here’s my favorite part: My sister Kat is coming with me to be my assistant and we are enrolled as students for all the other classes!
How could I go otherwise? I refuse to be left out of the fun just because I will be teaching two days.
What's a tea towel? Can you use it in your messy real life kitchen? I think you should be able to. So last year I made my own version using some of my favorite fat quarters (only because they come pre-cut to the perfect size) and I love them! The two layers of cotton are not too thick, which I really like, plus the more I wash them the softer and more absorbent they become. Not to mention that I get to brighten up my kitchen with beautiful fabric!