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

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 ... 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. 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 ... more

Shelfie Tuesday: Double Gauze

26 Jan 2016

It's time for another #ShelfieTuesday! Today we're showing the lovely samples of Double Gauze sitting on our design room shelf. Have you ever sewn with Double Gauze? Lightweight and airy, it is the perfect material for swaddling babies. But that's not all - double gauze is perfect for summertime tops and dresses. It has a nice drape and is extremely breathable. Double Gauze is also great for quilting for people living in warmer climates. Soft and cuddly, you'll want to keep this one around all summer long. You can get the free tutorial for this blanket here ... more

Bloom Sew Along: Block 2

25 Jan 2016

 Today we're showing our version of Block 2 of Lori Holt's Bloom Quilt Sew Along!  I loved playing with the fun mix of prints in Lori's Calico Days collection! Aren't they charming? The applique shapes are made using Lori's Sew Simple Shapes templates. We have put together a great little video for you showing how to make these cute little applique shapes. You'll love Lori's easy instructions that will have you whipping up these blocks in no time! Jina from Jina Barney Desingz has put together another fabulous 1930's version of this ... more

Friday Finds 1.22.16

22 Jan 2016

It's time for Friday Finds and today we are highlighting some fun projects from the blogger world!  First up is this adorable Pippa Peplum top made with the beautiful Idle Wild jersey knit fabric. You can find out the details for this cute top over at See Kate Sew.  Next up is this lovely quilt block made by Nadra from Ellis & Higgs. Nadra made this block out of her very own Bloom & Bliss fabric collection. Follow along with her as she shares a new block each week.  If this winter weather has you dreaming of the beach, you aren ... more
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