Project Design Team Wednesday: 20 Minute Tunic

05 Aug 2015


Hey y'all - Melissa from Melly Sews here. I don't know about the weather where you are, but here in Texas it's still hot, hot, hot, and I don't care if the stores all have fall clothing, I won't be able to wear that for a couple months still. So I made this transitional tunic, which also happens to be a super easy sew. To make this, you'll need two pieces of knit fabric that are about 30 inches long and 1.5 times your hip measurement. (*Note: if you are very busty and your ... ...read more

Color Stories: Lime Green

04 Aug 2015


Left Photo (Back L-R): Green Circle Dot, Green Matryoshka Stripe, Green Bloom Diamond, (Front L-R): Green Bloom Floral, Green Bloom Main, Green Bloom Wreath Top Right Photo (Top - Bottom): Lime Honeycomb, Lime Swiss Dot, Lime Houndstooth, Lime Quatrefoil, Lime Small Dot, Lime Solid, Lime Small Chevron, Lime Medium Dot Bottom Photo: Lime 1" Dot Buttons, Lime 1" Chevron Buttons, Lime Riley Blake Basics Aurifil Thread, Lime Gathered Grosgrain Ribbon ...read more

Quiltscapes: Odd Angle Binding

03 Aug 2015


Deonn, from Quiltscapes always has the best sewing tips & tricks! Today, she shows us how to add binding to those odd angles that are always throwing us for a loop! Head on over to Quiltscapes for the complete tutorial! ...read more

Friday Finds: Chevron

31 Jul 2015


1. Blue Moon Design 2. Chevron Pillow 3. School Colors Pajamas 4. Chevron Pencil Case 5. Chevron Key Fob 6. Chevron Squares Quilt Kit 7. Emmaline Sewing Pattern 8. Birthday Candy Skirt 9. Toddler Pouf 10. Toddler Boy Neck Tie 11. Chevron Teether 12. Tufted Pincushion 13. Girls Birthday Outfit ...read more

Elastic Waist Shorts with Riley Blake Designs Waistband Elastic

30 Jul 2015


 Our 2" Waistband Elastic has arrived! We are having so much fun playing with it and we know you will, too! Today, we whipped up several pairs of Elastic Waistband Boxer Shorts to show you. By using our 2" wide Waistband Elastic, you save loads of time and frustration by skipping the traditional technique of sewing a channel and inserting elastic through it. Riley Blake 2" Waistband Elastic is super soft and stretchy. No scratchy, stiff elastic here!  The comfort level of this Waistband Elastic is a 10! Because of the 2" thickness, this elastic won't roll or pinch ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Binder Pouch Tutorial

29 Jul 2015

Make a Binder Pouch

Back to school is approaching! Time to stock up on notebooks, binders, pencils, paper, etc...the list goes on and on, right?! Have a little fun while adding to the stockpile of school necessities by creating a fun and personal Binder Pouch. I had to make a science one...mainly because I designed the fabric, but also because we are a household of science geeks! This tutorial is super easy to follow with step-by-step pictures. The whole thing from start to finish (with a 3 kids) was 2 hours. You can totally make this binder pouch with a little time ... ...read more

Color Stories: Sparkle

28 Jul 2015


Left Photo: Hot Pink Sparkle Chevron Skirt with Hot Pink Sparkle Damask Waistband Top Right (Left to Right): Hot Pink Sparkle Damask, Hot Pink Sparkle Crowns, Hot Pink Sparkle Dot, Hot Pink Sparkle Chevron, Hot Pink Shimmer, Lime Sparkle Damask, Lime Sparkle Crowns, Lime Sparkle Chevron, Aqua Sparkle Damask, Aqua Sparkle Crowns, Aqua Sparkle Dot, Aqua Sparkle Chevron, Aqua Shimmer, Gray Sparkle Damask, Gray Sparkle Crowns, Gray Sparkle Dot, Gray Sparkle Chevron, Gray Shimmer Bottom Right: Shimmer Pink Princess Bunting ...read more

Jedi Craft Girl: Scripture Cover Tutorial

27 Jul 2015


Jedi Craft Girl is at it again with creative cuteness! Today she shows us how to make this darling quilted Scripture Cover Tutorial. Featuring fabrics from Tasha Noel's Vintage Market Collection, this is certain to become a much loved heirloom.  Get the full tutorial here! ...read more

Disappearing Pinwheel Five

24 Jul 2015


We just love Jenny Doan.  She can create magic from a classic quilt block by adding an extra cut or two.  Her new tutorial over at Missouri Star Quilt Company is the Disappearing Pinwheel Five and features our Extravaganza Collection!  Check it out here! ...read more

Friday Finds: Nautical

24 Jul 2015


1. Harlow Peplum Top Pattern 2. Zippered Throw Pillow 3. Wesley the Very Big Whale Free Pattern 4. Mason Jar Tumbler 5. Handmade Rag Doll 6. Summer Beach Bags 7. Cloth Diaper Cover 8. Top Knot Headband ...read more

TBT Modern: Hourglass

23 Jul 2015


Today is Traditional Block Thursday at Penny Rose and Bonnie is showing us how to make this fun Hourglass quilt block! She teaches us a quarter square triangle technique here, so we get to take the half square triangle to the next level - yes, we're walking on the wild side! My points weren't all perfectly lined up and I had to unpick one section when I forgot to flip the direction of a block, but this learning process is so much fun! You can find more of my TBT Modern blocks on the blog. It's fun to ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday: 15 Minute Square Maxi Skirt

22 Jul 2015

DIY Square skirt tutorial

Hello, Marissa here from Rae Gun Ramblings. I am super excited to be sharing a speedy 15 minute skirt tutorial with you today. I don't know about you but I feel like Summer is all about go go go. I'm constantly running around and I just want clothes that are comfy and easy to wear. I have a ton of maxi skirts, but I wanted something a little different so I came up with this fun twist on the traditional maxi. What You Need 58 inches of knit fabric or whatever length you need to make it a ... ...read more
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