Bloom Sew Along: Block 6

22 Feb 2016


Welcome to week 6 of Lori Holt's Bloom Sew Along! We hope you are having fun creating your blocks each week and look forward to seeing everyone's finished quilts! For those of you who are new to the sew along, you can download the FREE PATTERN here. Stop by Lori's blog for lots of great tutorials and information about the sew along. This week's block is a sweet daisy. Cindy hand-stitched the applique pieces to her block. This can be time consuming, but if you prefer to have the stitches hidden, this is the way to ... more

Friday Finds! 2.19.16

19 Feb 2016


Happy Friday!!! Every Friday we round up our favorite RBD finds - project ideas, finished goods, patterns and more! We have a stellar line-up for you today. Read on!   First up, we have this fantastic Teardrop Trivet made with Andrea Muller's fabulously retro Vintage Kitchen line. Samelia's Mum has the FREE TUTORIAL for this little square of cuteness on her blog! You can also find the FREE DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN for the matching table runner here. Speaking of cuteness, this one is killing us....the dress, the face, all of it! You can hop on over to Craftniess Is Not ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Vintage Petal Table Runner

17 Feb 2016

Hi there! My name is Anorina and I blog over at Samelia's Mum. I'm an Aussie mum, who loves to sew and design projects. You'll often see me hanging around Instagram (@SameliasMum) - sharing little teasers of new projects. Today, I'm introducing my Vintage Petal Table Runner project. I really hope you like it! If you saw my Teardrop Trivet post (and free pattern) yesterday, you'll know that I've been playing with Vintage Kitchen by Andrea Mueller for Riley Blake Designs. Oh my goodness, this range is such fun! The Vintage Petal Table Runner is ... more

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fabric Bookmarks

10 Feb 2016

How to Make Fabric Bookmarks //

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... more
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