Shelfie Tuesday: Calico Days

16 Feb 2016

 

Happy #ShelfieTuesday! Today we're sharing a peek at our Calico Days and Ardently Austen shelf. Calico Days was designed by Lori Holt and features charming prints in mint, blue, yellow, brown, red & pink. You can use our free downloadable quilt pattern to follow along with Lori's Bloom Sew Along, which features the collection and incorporates her darling Bloom Templates.  Ardently Austen, designed by Amanda Herring, features cameos, teacups, lovely florals and Austen text, this collection is perfect for Austen fans everywhere. Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash and share with us via Instagram ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 5

15 Feb 2016

 

Welcome to Week 5 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We have been sewing along each week with Lori, and today we're excited to share our cute little blocks with you. We love the simplicity and sweetness of this little block. The circle shapes were easy to work with, and they make adorable little flowers! The blue and green colors in this block are peaceful and soothing, don't you think? If you have been following along with us, you know that Jina has been making the blocks out of our fun, vintage inspired Penny Rose Prints. The ... ...read more

Friday Finds: 2.12.16

12 Feb 2016

 

  It's time for Friday Finds, where we round up our favorite projects of the week! Today we have a fun assortment of projects made by talented bloggers and talented sewists all over the world wide web, so take a look and enjoy! The force was definitely with Sweeter Than Cupcakes when she created this fabulous costume out of Riley Blake Double Gauze! The flowing drape of the gauze looks perfect for this little jedi! We literally squealed when we found this darling romper from Ellie's Handmade. The sweet bunny prints comes from the Wonderland fabric collection designed by ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fabric Bookmarks

10 Feb 2016

How to Make Fabric Bookmarks // SmashedPeasandCarrots.com

Hi! It's Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots again! Today I wanted to share a quick and easy tutorial for how to make your own Fabric Bookmarks. I typically have at least 3 books on my nightstand at any time that I am reading through and lately I have been asking myself why I don't have cuter bookmarks. Usually I grab any scrap paper or receipt I find laying around and use that…well, no more! Starting now, I am going to have pretty bookmarks that make me happy to find my page again :-)   Here is what you ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday 2.9.16

09 Feb 2016


Shelfie: shel·fie /shelfē/ noun informal: A photograph one has taken of one's shelf, typically used to expose/share one's fabric stash and WIP's (works in progress) via social media. Happy #ShelfieTuesday! We've just unpacked these fabulous rolls of Greatest Adventure cottons designed by Cinderberry Stitches! This darling boy line features friendly rain clouds, adventure maps, tents, critters, text and arrows - perfect for the adventurous and imaginative little boys in your life! Greatest Adventure is scheduled to hit stores in March so pre-order yours today! Be a part of #shelfietuesday! Share pictures of your fabric stash ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 4

08 Feb 2016

 

 Welcome to Bloom Sew Along: Block 4! Each Monday we are featuring several versions of a block. The full tutorial for the block can be found, also every Monday, on Lori Holt's blog.  Block 4 features this adorable little applique flower made with fabrics from Lori Holt's Calico Days fabric collection, perfect for chasing away the winter blues!  Andy, from A Bright Corner, made the same block with different prints from the Calico Days collection.  It's always amazing how changing the color can alter the entire look of a block! You can read more about this block ... ...read more

Friday Finds: 2.5.16

05 Feb 2016


 It's time for another Friday Finds! Today we are excited to share several lovely projects we have pulled from the world of sewing blogs! As we muddle through the dog days of winter, the theme lately seems to be all about spring! Take a look at these fun projects and get inspired! We are "delight"-ed to show you this dreamy mini quilt created by Sachiko of Tea Rose Home.  Featuring fabrics from Carina Gardner's Apricot & Persimmon collection, this mini quilt would make a sweet wall hanging or table centerpiece. Head on over to Tea Rose Home for ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Circle of Fun Delight

03 Feb 2016


Hello I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home! I am in love with Apricot & Persimmon by Carina Gardner. I love her use of colors and the beautiful timeless designs. Today, I am going to share a mini quilt I have created using her gorgeous fabrics! Before you begin, print out the templates I provide in a PDF. I traced them onto clear plastic to make template. It is so much easier and quicker to use those templates and cut out the shapes with small rotary cutter. You can also trace the template onto the fabric and cut them out with ... ...read more

Shelfie Tuesday: Wonderland!

02 Feb 2016


It's #ShelfieTuesday! Today we're spotlighting these adorable rolls of Wonderland cutely nestled in their bin, just waiting to be stitched up into something fabulous! Wonderland is the creative brainchild of Melissa Mortenson, author of The Polka Dot Chair blog. Melissa has already made up some lovely projects with Wonderland, such as this sweet little Earbuds Case. Be sure to check out her free pattern on her blog!  And how charming are these pillows? Melissa dishes the scoop on these and more on her blog, so head on over and read all about them!  Wonderland ships to local and ... ...read more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 3

01 Feb 2016


It's time to reveal Block #3 of the Bloom Sew Along! By now, you should be expert at making these cute little appliques. However, if you are just getting started, scroll to the bottom for link's to a helpful video and Lori's tutorials. This block was fairly straight forward, with simple oval shapes for the flowers. We used fabric from Lori Holt's Calico Days collection for our block. How fun is this Valentine block? Amy, of Ameroonie Designs, used the Lovebug fabric collection to make this cute block. Just look at the adorable little envelopes on ... ...read more

Jedi Craft Girl: Surf Report Quilt Pattern

29 Jan 2016


We always love to see what the talented Jedi Craft Girl has up her sleeve! Today, she is sharing a free pattern download for this very beach-worthy Offshore Quilt! We love the nautical themed Offshore collection designed by Deena Rutter. With tiny sailboats, surfboards, cabanas and lobsters, these fabrics will have you dreaming of the beach in no time! Check out the pattern for this lovely quilt here.  ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Knit Infinity Scarf

27 Jan 2016

An infinity scarf is the perfect sewing project for kids!

Hi there! It's Stef today from Girl. Inspired. and I am excited to be here today, mostly to gush about how much I love the Idle Wild fabric line designed by Pattern Anthology for Riley Blake. But, also, to encourage you to get your kiddos sewing if you haven't already! When my stack of Idle Wild knits arrived, my girls tore open the package and staked their claim on their favorite design. I could've been happy just staring at the stack for the next few years, but my girls have been under the weather and have missed ... ...read more
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