Pattern Anthology: Idle Wild

18 May 2015


We are so excited about this brand new collection of knits we debuted at Quilt Market! The colors and prints are just dreamy! And we are super excited to introduce you to Pattern Anthology; a collaboration of four very talented women. Be sure to stop by each of their blogs for introductions, learn a little about the design process, and, best of all, a preview of Idle Wild! Melly Sews Shwin & Shwin Andrea's Notebook See Kate Sew Previous: Becky Marie Designs Next: Carina Gardner   Be sure to follow along as we introduce you to our talented designers and give ... ...read more

Science Equations: Becky Marie Designs

18 May 2015


Did you see our fun little pins being passed out at Quilt Market? Yes, we think nerds are pretty cool and we think our friend, Mr. Einstein is looking pretty dapper in our Science Equations fabric! Today, we are excited for you to meet Becky Vandenberg of Becky Marie Designs, creator of these fun novelty science prints. Hop on over to her blog for lots of inspiration while getting a peek at more of this fantastic little collection! Previous: Where Women Cook Next: Pattern Anthology Be sure to follow along as we introduce you to our talented designers and give ... ...read more

Halle Rose Dress with Machine Applique Tutorial

18 May 2015


We just LOVE this darling dress and beautiful applique made from our Halle Rose fabric collection. Hop on over to A Bit of Stitch for pattern info. and some very helpful tips on sewing those curves just right! ...read more

Friday Finds: Wiltshire Daisy

15 May 2015


1. Criss Cross Pinafore & Bloomers 2. Wiltshire Daisy Doll Panel 3. Fabric Eggs & Basket 4. Traveler's Notebook 5. Triangle Quilt 6. Crib Sheet 7. Little Girls Sundress ...read more

Where Women Cook: Ooh La La Fresh & French

15 May 2015


Welcome to our 2015 Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour! Our first stop is with Jo Packham of Where Women Cook. Scheduled to arrive in August, Jo's brand new collection, "Ooh La La Fresh & French" features culinary motifs and pre-printed apron panels with a definitive classic french flair. We asked Jo about the inspiration behind her collection. She told us, "As Editor-in-Chief of Where Women Cook, I believe that food is our new frontier. Other than technology, food is the fastest growing market today. I believe the foodies can share much with the quilters, the fabric lovers and the DIY ... ...read more

TBT Modern: Jacob's Ladder

14 May 2015


It's time for another TBT Modern #tbt! I am having a blast sewing along with Bonnie's Traditional Block Thursday tutorials. Today I am showing off my modern version of Bonnie's Jacob's Ladder tutorial. If you have been following along with me, you know this is my first go at quilting. Up until now, I have always sewn clothing. Bonnie's tutorials have progressively been getting a little more challenging each week, so I must confess, at first glance, I was a little nervous about trying this one. I can tell you I had nothing to be ... ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Easy Fabric Ruffle Flowers

13 May 2015

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These fabric flowers are so fun and easy to make. They add such a fun finishing touch to so many projects. Here are the quick and easy steps! Material (12 in x 3 in strip). Love the happy colors of these Riley Blake Designs fabrics! You can cut your fabric longer for more ruffles:) Thread & needle, and something for the center, (jewels or buttons)  Step 1:Cut a 12 x 3 in strip from your fabric. Iron the strip folded in half the long way. Fold right sides up. Step 2: Thread your needle. Double knot at the bottom. Then ... ...read more

Color Stories: Orange

12 May 2015


Left Photo (left to right): Happy Haunting Orange Stripe, Summer Song 2 Orange Song Petals, Modern Mini's Orange Modern Texting, Happy Haunting Orange Haunting Damask, Summer Song 2 Yellow Summer Stripe, Play Ball Orange Ball Geo Top Right Photo: Orange Houndstooth, Orange Gingham, Orange 2 inch Stripe, Orange Quatrefoil, Orange Small Chevron ...read more

2015 Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour

12 May 2015


Join us for our annual Spring Quilt Market Blog Tour! Can't make it to Quilt Market? No worries! Follow along as we introduce you to our fabulous designers and get a sneak peakat their latest collections 5/15 - Where Women Cook5/18 - Becky Marie Designs8/18 - Pattern Anthology5/19 - Carina Gardner5/21 - Lori Holt5/21 - Tasha Noel5/22 - Lori Whitlock5/22 - Cinderberry Stitches5/23 - Eleanor Dugan  5/23 - Deena Rutter 5/26 - Simple Simon   5/26 - The Quilted Fish   5/28 - Melly & Me   5/28 - Elea Lutz   5/29 - Zoe Pearn   5/29 - Doohikey Designs   5/30 - Samantha Walker ... ...read more

Friday Finds: Military Max

08 May 2015


Need ideas for weekend sewing? Each Friday, we'll show you some fun projects and photos that will be sure to get you inspired! Today's feature collection is Military Max, designed by Bella Blvd. 1.FQ Bundle 2. Military Max Quilt 3. "In the Army" Free Quilt Pattern 4. Baby Blanket & Bib Tutorial 5.Daddy Diaper Clutch 6. Vendor/Half Apron ...read more

HMQS 12th Annual Quilt Auction

07 May 2015


Join us this coming Saturday, May 9th for at the South Town Expo Center! You will have the chance to view some amazing quilts which have been lovingly handmade for a great cause! Don't miss out on the auction for your chance to purchase one of these gorgeous quilts! ALL proceeds go to Family Promise of Salt Lake. www.fpsl.org. ...read more

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Fat Quarter Baby Bonnet

06 May 2015

Make a baby bonnet from two fat quarters

One of my very first sewing projects after my little girl (almost 10 years ago...sniff...sniff) was born was making some little baby bonnets for her...they were always a simple sew and they were so cute for a special occasion. They are still a favorite sew of mine for baby gifts, since they are handmade and not something that most mamas would make for themselves. And the best part? THEY ONLY TAKE TWO FAT QUARTERS to make! Yep, 2 fat quarters and some ribbon and you have a darling little bonnet. This size that I am giving the ... ...read more
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