Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Finally a winner

Hi Everyone,

Don't you hate it when you have an email miscommunication? I had one of those last night. It makes everyone feel bad all the way around... so while I have a sad morning I thought I would make it better by announcing the winner of the kit for this adorable mini:

The Random Number generator chose comment number 10 which was this:

It's a combination of 3 things: good photos of the fabric,good prices of said fabric, & photos of finished products entice me. If a place has at least 2 of those, it's a winner!

Thanks Jennifer! I am sending you an email right now :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I made a Pineapple and our 3 Heathers, Lizzy, and an Alison Sale

Yes, I made one this morning... so in love with this adorable block!

I can't wait to make more. Also I can't believe how tired I was from sewing one quilt block. Obviously this is going to be a long recovery...

Also we are continuing our National Sewing Month / Back to Crafting Month Monday sales:

Sale starts Sunday night at Midnight Eastern and continues until Midnight Eastern Monday 9/12. It will show up at the top of our shop page when it is time. Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. Don't forget you can purchase our new collections  and other clearance items at the same time and combine your shipping. Just a reminder. Our system does not save yardage that is in your cart. This means that you and someone else could check out at the same time with the same yardage. It happens when we have big sales but we will let you know if that happens before we send out your package. You can give us instructions.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday, a giveaway, and a tutorial.

Hey Everyone,

We are hosting a giveaway on Maureen's blog. A $30 gift certificate to purchase what you like from our shop. Head over there to enter to win.

In my many career incarnations (I am a restless soul when it comes to occupation) I once worked in the travel industry. I worked for a Hawaiian tour company. Ever since I have had a love of Pineapple motifs. Whenever I see a pineapple it gives me a feeling of welcome it is a symbol of hospitality. So the trend with pineapples that is showing up now is really up my alley and I have been wanting to make a pineapple quilt. I was planning on using the yellows and greens from my Liberty stash to make a mini quilt and I think I still might but more as a piece of art to put in a frame. I thought it would also be fun to make a multi colored pineapple quilt. I sat down the other day and started playing around using Paintbox Basics and came up with this:

 I am calling it Painted Pineapples. Would you like to make it with me? I will give you instructions for both a small size 32" x 40" and a large size 64" x 80". Also if you would like to buy the fabrics to make it I have created kits,one of the kits can be paid for in 4 payments and you can get a row at a time. I thought it would make the cost easier for those that have a limited monthly budget. This is a super simple pattern and quilt but I love the way the colors blend together in a rainbow wash.

You can find the tutorials here: (if you downloaded these first thing this morning, redo them, I made changes)

Small Version
Large Version

Ps. Keep in mind this is just a tutorial and was not meant to be a pattern so it is a bit more vague than you would find in an actual pattern. The numbers of squares to cut are approximate since it is meant to be a bit random. Keep your scraps in case you need extra squares of any of the fabrics.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor Day Sale and Back To Crafting Month

Hey Everyone,

We are having a sale today. You can find it here.

I was saying in the newsletter that I call September. Back to Crafting month ... when hopefully the temperatures are starting to cool and we are starting to think about fall and the kids are out of the house for a few hours. I always think of fall crafts as particularly homey. I wonder if it is because of the Holidays and remembering family times. Have you gotten your Pumpkin Spice Latte yet?

I didn't think about it until now but Maureen's new collection Nightfall fits perfectly with thoughts of Fall and homey crafting.

Since it is back to crafting month... keep an eye out each week for new deals on some of my favorite designer's fabrics. Let's make some beautiful projects for gifting and feathering our nests this fall!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Friday and a Giveaway

Hey Everyone,

I have been sewing... even though you haven't seen much of me lately. I feel like Instagram has ruined me for blogging... so much easier to take a photo and forget it, you know? Here is the makings of my next personal project:

Gotta love Liberty. Since I will not be able to use my machine for 4 weeks (after surgery) I am going to be doing a hand project with this.

For those still waiting for your sale packages we are working as fast as we can but we had about 4 times as many orders as usual during this sale and some of them are 3-4 pages long (meaning 60 or more fabrics) I promise we are cutting them in order they were received and we will have them done no later than Monday. I go into the Hospital on Tuesday for my big surgery and I will be pretty out of it for a week or so but the kids (who are grown ups if you were wondering) are going to be running the shop and I am still going to be cracking the whip from my bed :) So you shouldn't see an interruption in service at all. I am going to say one more time how proud I am of them... I have been training them for the last two months (so glad that I got to pick when to have the surgery) and they can easily do everything that I can do.

Here are a few things that I have made in the last 2 weeks (it is fun when you get your Sewjo back)!

I designed the pattern for this blouse to showcase the Wanderlust Lawn fabrics. I seriously adore this top it looks really good on as well as on the hanger (this pic was before I added the facing and hem but I think you get the picture). These fabrics are Sky and Dusk.

I also made a pattern for a t-shirt and did a sample out of Alison Glass Knits they are so soft to wear. Here is a little peek at it:

There are a few more projects I have been working on that I will show soon but this is the last one for today:

This was our last Mini for the "Maker's Mini Quilt of the Month" A cute little Flowering Snowball. I made it in Grand Canal by Kate Spain which we will have in the shop in October. I had just enough of my sample spree goodies to make kits for everyone in the Quilt of the Month group (I love to spoil my of the month groups with things that are special) plus a couple left over... So how would you like to win a kit for this quilt including the Mini Mania Book from which the pattern came, the 36 charms and everything else to make the top and binding? A little Grand Canal before you can buy it in shops...

Just leave a comment here letting me know what entices you to buy fabric most. Is it photos of finished projects, buzz, a certain designer you like, other? I will leave the giveaway comments open until next Friday but will likely not be able to do the drawing until the week after because I will be on pain meds and too loopy to be coherent LOL Also, it seems that more than half of the people that leave comments on the blog lately are no reply (meaning I can't contact you) so if you really want to win you need to leave me a way to contact you, I understand coded email like soandso at the big G dot com if you are worried about spam :)

PS. We are going to make an announcement about a new "...of the Month" program soon so keep an eye out.