So many FREE PATTERNS!

Did you know that we do a free pattern for every collection we do? We work with a variety of very talented pattern designers, machine quilters & piecers, and pattern testers. That’s right, our patterns are tested for accuracy, meaning that we actually have someone make the pattern up when the fabric comes in to make sure that the pattern is correct.

Here is the European Taupe IV free pattern. European Taupe IV is from our Japanese distributor Kinkame, and is available in shops starting in late summer. The quilt design is by Bonnie Mitchell. Machine quilting is by Laurie Gustafson in Woodinville, WA, who can be contacted at lgustaquilts@gmail.com.
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Here is the Shades free pattern. Shades is also by Kinkame. Quilt design is by Anita Peluso of Bloomin’ Workshop, and machine quilting is by Laurie Gustafson (lgustaquilts@gmail.com).

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…and last but not least is the Urban Landscapes free pattern. The Urban Landscapes collection and free pattern were both designed by Kathy York and are in shops now. Leslie Aflatooni machine quilted this beauty.
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Tis the Season…Extra FREE Pattern!

Believe it or not the ‘ol holiday season is creeping up slowly…so time to get going on those holiday projects! I’ve got just the thing for you! One of my favorite pattern designers, Bev Getschel, designed this adorable table runner and napkin set for the Tis the Season collection by Johnny K Studio. Isn’t it CUTE?!
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For a free PDF download of the pattern, click here.
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Thanks for looking, and Happy Sewing!

Going Crazy for The Nappies!

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I picked up this new pattern from Favorite Things at Quilt Market and just fell in love! It’s called The Nappies, and I made a couple in the Toy Poodle fabric by Kinkame for Clothworks. Both September and I are new mammas and use cloth diapers on our babies, but I had never seen a pattern to make my own cloth diapers before–how cool! So now I am addicted to these adorable little things…can you resist??

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Ok, I know I went a little nuts with the photos, but they are so cute I just can’t help it! If you are expecting, or need a perfect baby shower gift, check out The Nappies pattern here. They are super quick, easy, and fun to make once you get the hang of it. Warning: may be addicting!

Happy Sewing!

Lucky #16 Wins!

Random.org gave me #16 for the winner today for the New Collections for December 2010! blog post. So congrats to Brandy, who said, “I love the baby fabric the colors are so bright, i make lots of baby quilts for the kids hospital and kids in need the bright colors make them smile.” Brandy was referring to the Best Friends collection by Diane Knott…so lovely!

Thank you to everyone who commented, and stay tuned for next month when I preview the January 2011 collections. Have a great weekend filled with plenty of sewing, and be sure to check out our YouTube Channel for some great project ideas and sewing techniques!

How to Sew Mitered Corners!

Have you ever wondered how to sew mitered corners? I know, it seems really tricky, right? Well once you see how it’s done in this video, you’ll be amazed at how simple it really is! I used some leftover scraps from the Moon Dancers panel to make some little Halloween mini wall hangings, and used mitered corners to show you how to do this truly simple trick!

New Collections for December 2010!

There are 2 lovely collections delivering in December that are sure to charm and romance you…let me show you why!

Best Friends by Diane Knott…look at these cute little characters…aren’t they charming? Wouldn’t this fabric make the cutest baby quilt?

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Be sure to check out the entire Best Friends collection on our website. There is also an adorable panel and stripe.
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Here is the free pattern to go along with the collection. It comes in two colorways; green and blue. Pictured below is the blue colorway. The instructions will be live on our website in December when the fabric ships to a quilt shop near you!
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Now for the romance…Hydrangeas by Sue Zipkin. I describe this collection as romantic because it’s simply luscious and dreamy. Isn’t it? The colors are just delicious!Hydrangeas3Purples, greens, blues, oh my! Just heavenly! It will be a nice little slice of summer and cheerfulness in cold December when it comes out…Hydrangeas1And check out this free pattern!
hydrangeasquiltWe’d love to hear what you think…so give us your comments and earn the chance to win free fat quarters of your favorite collection! One comment per person, pretty please. Winner will be announced this Friday, July 9th at 4pm!

Thanks for looking, and Happy Sewing!

An idea in Bloom

Tuesday afternoon I ventured from my computer out to the warehouse in search of some fabric to fulfill my latest sewing crave, a quick and easy baby dress.  24 hours later (just under two of those behind the sewing machine) and…

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The fabric I chose was Luna Blooms by Sue Zipkin and I just love how they turned out. The prints just scream “Hey sun, come out and play!” Now if the sun would just listen. We still have a bit of this fabric left so come and get it before it’s gone!

Ok, I’m going back to patterns, ads and fantastic new fabric collections coming your way soon!  So take care, and Brandi thanks for letting me visit 🙂

-Sep