New Products and Free Fabric Friday

on March 21 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 525 Comments

We have some gorgeous new groups in the shop!

Cake Rock Beach by Joelle Hoverson

This is a stunning, unique new collection that will lend itself well to everything from quilts to clothing.   

From the Manufacturer:  “This collection is inspired by 19th century naturalist science and art which celebrated the unique forms of natural objects as they were discovered and studied. These 7 distinctive prints are named after a type of rock formation found on the beaches in Joelle’s home state of Washington. Its coastal themes and uniquely vibrant palette combine to create an entirely original approach to modern textile design. “

Wee Play by Sandy Klop of American Jane

More playful, colorful prints from Sandy Klop!  The rulers are back, as are the ovals.  The colors, of course, will coordinate with many of the Building Blocks prints that you might have in your stash!


To qualify to win a yard ($9.10 or less) of free fabric from Sew,Mama,Sew!, simply tell us about a craft project you’ve been working on lately.  We’ll randomly select 4 winners Monday morning.  Happy Spring and happy Easter! 

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525 Responses to New Products and Free Fabric Friday

  1. I loved the fact that they streamed testing online. I had only 2 issues: 1. I just need 1 monitor at your workplace, so I couldn’t watch. We had to settle for listening and watching every now & then for a handful of seconds. 2. My co-workers wouldn’t leave me alone so I could consider it. For all seriousness … i thought this was a very good move. If only they’d take something like this for any practice sessions on race weekends.

  2. Cooks Source says:

    I am working on my very first project…. a pillow case, we shall see if it fits the pillow.

  3. My dear, what a wonderful blog! I wish, I’ve seen it earlier. Please, go on posting good articles.

  4. These are my fav – I want!

  5. anya says:

    my friend’s father passed away last week and I spent an entire weekend making her a quilt. It came out gorgeous with soft pink/green colors and she loved it! I know it eill not bring him back but I am glad I could make something special for her in his memory.

  6. Julie Blackburn says:

    I have been working on making baby quilts. I think the next thing I do is to start on a full size quilt.

  7. quenna says:

    I’m working on a new knitting needle case and a wristlet wallet…just for me!

  8. betsy says:

    did i miss this? this fabric is beautiful.

  9. Whitney says:

    I am making appliqued t-shirts for my children for summer. I plan on making matching shorts as well. I am also making baby bibs for some friends.

  10. Moonbeam says:

    Currently I’m working on making a cute bonnet-style hat from curiously crafty’s pattern, as well as pincushions from Last Minute Quilted and Patchwork Gifts. As for what I WANT to be working on – everything in aforementioned book and everything in Bend-the-rules Sewing 😉

  11. Deb says:

    It’s Monday morning….so I hope I’m not too late to enter! I’m gathering my fabric together to start a purple scrappy quilt.

  12. Stephanie M says:

    I am working on my very first project…. a pillow case, we shall see if it fits the pillow.

  13. Kelli says:

    I’ve been having so much fun making pillowcases lately. So fun, so fast 🙂

  14. Kerstee says:

    I’ve got a handful of things on the go, but mostly I’ve been working on embroidering some french knot sheep. baa!

  15. christine says:

    i just made an easter doll for my daughter from a ‘wee wonderfuls’ doll pattern and am making a ‘twin’ for my niece. also knitting a baby sweater – one more sleeve to go!!

  16. Arnikka says:

    I have been a little ambitious with my projects this time around. I am working on a full summer wardrobe for my son and daughter. For her: capri sets, sundresses, diaper covers, and coordinating hats. For him: jumpsuits, board shorts, tops, and coordinating hats, with a few matching brother/sister prints thrown in. In addition to that project, my closest friend from college is expecting in August, so in honor of the new arrival and our 10 year friendship I’ve decided to surprise her with custom made baby linens and accessories in her chosen colors and theme. The linens and accessories originate from two different Simplicity patterns that have been discontinued as well as my own little tweakings here and there. The entire suite includes: crib quilt, bumper, crib dust ruffle, coordinating tulle canopy, window treatment, diaper stacker, laundry bag, shopping cart cover, bibs & burp cloths. She plans to breastfeed so I might throw in a few modesty aprons for feeding in public. My timeline for my children’s wardobe is the last week of May and for the baby linens is the mid week of July.

  17. min says:

    I’m making a quick bag for a friend who’s newly in a wheelchair. He just needs a simple something to keep his things nearby, while he recovers from a stroke. Then, sadly, I have to put my sewing stuff away while I take a painting class for a quarter. I’ll sew again in the summer, but I’ll still check in with your sight! I think I’m going to keep my fabric stash in sight for painting inspiration. I’d still LOVE to be the big winner of FFF!

  18. Abby says:

    Working on an art quilt to practice all the skills I’ve learned lately. Some hand applique, some machine, some stack and whack, and I plan to use hand and machine quilting. Some planned, but mostly improvised.

  19. DeLinda Rose says:

    I am making a table runner with that “fun” green color and some “wild” orange “funky” circle fabric. I just quilted a blacks and brights baby quilt with curved piecing to make circles. SewMamaSew is so inspiring…love the fabric and need to order soon! You Rock!

  20. Stacy says:

    Working on a lap quilt for each of my children’s teachers as an end of the school year gift.

  21. Lindsay says:

    oh… so many projects spooling around in my mind. first up is a quiet book for a little friend of ours.
    i’d love a fresh new yard of fabric to add to my inspiration list. love, lindsay

  22. Brandy says:

    That Wee Play fabric set is so much fun ^-^

    I’ve been working on a few cute little pants for summer for my boys, just mixing and matching some fun patterns and cotton. Can’t wait to finish them up!

  23. Chris says:

    Oh my list is soooooooo long!

    A boys quilt with some Prints Charming fabrics
    a WeeElephant from WeeWonderfuls
    a playmat/little quilt for my youngest
    a big girl quilt for my oldest
    a little spring dress for my oldest
    and lots of knitting!

  24. Ann says:

    I just finished a floppy hat out of Amy Butler/Kaffe Fassett fabric. Now I’m working on a set of quilted placemats. Next is a patchwork quilted belt for my daughter…

  25. Wendy says:

    I’ve been making a quilt for my son. Just have to add the binding to finish it up.

  26. Rachael says:

    I finished my daughter’s “Easter” dress [on time] and it’s something she can wear all summer for more than just dressy events!! Goal accomplished!

  27. Melanie says:

    I am working on the Patchtwork handbag with zipper charm from Amy Butler In Stitches. I found some great fabric at Ikea. The pattern is pretty simple, but I will do it differently next time, only because I think there is too much hand sewing to do, and I’m lazy! But the bag so far turned out great, even though it’s not finished yet.

  28. Bailey says:

    My most recent craft project has been a shirt from the Sew U book. Is that pattern wrong or did I just make a big mistake? The collar stand is about two inches too short! Sigh. So Istashed that project on the shelf about two weeks ago. A combination of disheartening mistake and beautiful weather has kept me busy in the garden instead.

  29. Liz says:

    A quilt round robin swap – my first one and it is fun!

  30. Barbara G says:

    While others were out shopping for a new dress for Easter, I was home designing and constructing a new purse! It’s gorgeous – of course! LOL!

  31. Callie Appelstein says:

    I’m working on a finishing a set of mini quilts for my daughter’s bedroom – my first time hand quilting! Love it!

  32. ayumills says:

    Happy Easter!

    I’ve been working on patchwork plastic bag dispensers.
    I’ve made five of them so far but I never get tired of making it, because
    patchwork gives totally unlimited creativity. It is pretty at kitchen too.

  33. Lesley says:

    I made a Melly & Me ‘Freya’ doll with my six year old daughter this weekend as we both fancied doing a bit of sewing. My little girl then designed and made two toy bunnies, on my sewing machine, for Freya to play with 🙂

    Lesley xx

  34. Peacock Chic says:

    Thanks for all the inspirational months since I found Sew Mam Sew!! I remember seeing a list or at least a potential list of inspirational month ideas. Can you tell me which post that was and/or when and what the next one will be?

  35. Laney says:

    Just found your site – I love to sew! I just finished an apron. A red and white batik with black/white polka dot trim.

  36. Anna says:

    I just finished six placemats (two left to do) for our dinner table. I used a mix of different fabrics and on one side I have I have Amy Butler-designs.

  37. Carolyn says:

    I recently finished a spring wall hanging, picture at this link

    Happy Easter 🙂

  38. gardenymph says:

    My first quilt is almost finished! Yay! I have just a little more hand quilting to do around the border, and then I will be ready to bind it, I can’t wait to give it to my son.

    Thank you!

  39. Joyce says:

    Got to say I feel another summer dress coming on after looking at the Cake Rock Beach Fabrics! Just finished a dress, a banner for the church I work at, and my first paper-pieced quilt project.

  40. Melana says:

    I am working on the Montessori By Hand – Emmeline Apron. It is fabulously cute!

  41. susan says:

    I just cast on for a hat for my husband. I’m knitting in the round on double point needles and using a double strand of yarn to make it nice and thick. He’s requested a skull and crossbones design…we’ll see!

  42. Emma says:

    What lovely prints. I am currently working on a submission for the April Fool’s contest hosted by the Dabbled blog. It is a series of foolish (but furtive) fish disguising themselves frivolously as teapots, jesters and other fantastic things. I am using applique and embroidery on flannelet. Fun!

  43. Tara says:

    What beautiful fabric! Currently I’m working on drawstring project bags intended for knitters to tote around small projects. It’s fun to play with fabric combinations to make interesting bags.

    Thanks for the contest!

  44. Cecelia says:

    I’m working on some short sets for my little baby boy, and some Tube tops for myself for summertime

  45. Bonny says:

    I love those fabrics! I’m looking for some really fresh styles for a bag I have in my head. For now I’ll try them out on these easy change purses. see:

  46. hollie says:

    I am going to try and make a cute little pincushion. I have been wanting to for a while and the time is finally here!!

  47. madilyne says:

    I recently bought a ton of polyester at an estate sale, so I am now trying to make my daughter lots of groovey outfits out of them : )

  48. Glaucia says:

    I have a few WIPs to finish: two cushions, which are birthday gifts, one is CQ, and the other is embroidered, a knited afghan for my daughter and sewing some blocks for a swap. But I´ve just received a wonderful and irresistible book this week, with lots of japanese blocks and sashiko and I can´t wait to begin some work using that. As I like to make small things, it´ll probably be a needle book and pincushion for a friend. I´m also preparing a bed cover quilt for wedding gift to dear friends. Always not enough time for all the things I’d love to do! 😀
    I was looking forward Joelle’s collection. It´s stunning!

  49. I’m new to all these wonderful creative blogs and still enjoying looking around and getting inspired.
    I just started a crochet baby blanket for a cousin of mine who told me she was pregnant.
    I’m planning to finish it with fabric to the back of it, so it can be a blanket to wrap the baby in, but at the same time function as a playmat for when the baby becomes older.
    Very new to all this and feel like a beginner beginner, but I’m loving it and would love to win the gorgious fabric you will give away.

  50. Joanne says:

    Today I finally made time to finish a throw pillow cover that I started three weeks ago. My next project is new covers for my sisters couch pillows. Hopefully they won’t take as long. 🙂

  51. I’m about to go on a trip so I need to make a red sash to spruce up the cream and black dress I bought.

  52. Heather Sinkler says:

    Trying to finish a quilt for my nephew’s first birthday next month.

  53. Anna says:

    Lots and lots of dresses for my baby cousin! I recently purchased a Japanese pattern book and have been sewing up a storm. Would love some new fabric for more dresses!

  54. Kerri says:

    I have been making up vintage sewing patterns I found at thrift stores with new ‘retro’ fabric like you have at SMS! Sizing is a crap shoot, but it’s fun to see them come to life, and certainly one of a kind.

  55. liz elayne says:

    such gorgeous new fabrics in your shop! off to check out joelle’s!

    i am making some aprons out of linen and some vintage finds…i have finally mastered cutting linen after wrestling with it for a while!

  56. Karen aka Grammy Mac says:

    Finished 2 baby blankets for a church auction, also made a cute little pin cushion, 2 beach bags, and 4 dresses for 2 of my grandaughters. I have lots of ideas for next week, but that thing called work, I’m sure, will interfere with bringing my ideas to fruition. Love the Wee Play fabrics. Happy Easter to all.

  57. emily says:

    Just one? I finished several dresses by my own drafted pattern and successfully sized up the pattern to a 4t on my first try. It doesn’t get more satisfying than that. 🙂

  58. Christy says:

    I am working on two quilts for my best friends twins. Their birthday is this Saturday so I have to get cracken! I would like to make them the Wee wonderful dolls to match. We will see.

  59. Beth says:

    Twas the night before Easter……and I’m making an Easter Bunny!

  60. Annie says:

    I’ve been working on little zippered pouches to go into my everyday bag and organize my stunning amount of junk! Oh, and a little bit of work has gotten done on the hanging pocket organizer I want to make for my sister’s birthday.

  61. Tina says:

    LOVE Cake Rock Beach!

    I am doing my first official embroidery project – the Sweet Dreams baby pillow from Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray. The book is great. I was worried about transferring the pattern, but it was much easier than I expected. I had a question about the dimensions, so I posted a question in the author’s Flickr group, and she responded a few days later! I just love that! So helpful.

  62. Claire says:

    Oh boy, how do I begin to list the things that I have been working on?!?! I’m lengthening some pants for my sister, knitting some baby hats for some friends, cross-stitching a sampler for my daughter’s room, and sewing an Easter dress for myself. Lots of fun (and time) invovled!

  63. Marcia says:

    I am finishing up a throw for my kids to curl up under, also making some pin cushions for my daughter and mom and several baby items for a baby shower…a bag with wipe holder, bibs, little soft lamb and bunny and a cozy blankey. Seems I have more ideas of things I want to try to make than time to do them! Oh well, all in good time….

  64. Marcia says:

    I am finishing up a throw for my kids to curl up under, also making some pin cushions for my daughter and mom and several baby items for a baby shower…a bag with wipe holder, bibs, little soft lamb and bunny and a cozy blankey. Seems I have more ideas of things I want to try to make than time to do them! Oh well, all in good time….

  65. Cindie says:

    I just finished sewing a dress for a toddler last night. I have 2 quilts in progress, 1 little clutch bag that needs a button sewn on to be comlete and a drawstring bag…

  66. Becca says:

    I’ve been neglecting all other projects while I work on knitting the Gathered Pullover. I have a sleeve and a half to go and I can’t wait to wear it!

  67. Cheri says:

    I’m new to your site and love it! I”m making (18) poodle skirts for the teachers at my daughter’s elementary school. They will wear them for Teacher Appreciation week in May. I feel like a tent maker with all these yards of felt!

  68. Libby says:

    I am sewing my first purse using some Katie Jump Rope material in red for the outside and the same pattern in yellow for the lining.

  69. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been busy cutting strips and squares for a Lucky Stars quilt for my daughter.

  70. annie says:

    currently….a knitted shawl, curtains, a mini-scrapbook,and a wrap skirt. well, actually i just finished the wrap skirt last night. i have a ton more projects in the works….

  71. I am working on Amy Butler’s Lotus Tunic. I have it cut out and am going to start sewing tonight! Hoping this is flattering on me, I havn’t been having luck with clothes for myself lately.

  72. Alyson says:

    I am putting together the scrapbook of fabric samples that was used in my future Chinese daughter’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt. It will have over 140 scraps with corresponding wishes from everyone who contributed to the quilt (already made/completed).
    Alyson LID 01/27/06

  73. Jordan Durbin says:

    Just one project? Today I finished putting snaps on three littlie boys Easter outfits, hemmed my skirt, and pulled out the fabric for a new coverlet for my bed.

  74. I’m working on the wrap skirt that is in the new Craft magazine. This is my first try at printing the pattern in tile format and taping together, then resizing to fit me!! Hope it goes well. I’m going to use some bargain fabric I picked up at a mega store for the trial run…..if it works out I want some yummier stuff from sew mama sew!

  75. Kathy says:

    I’m starting some patchwork pillows as gifts. I’ve never made pillows so it should be fun! (I hope.)

  76. Kimber says:

    Working on completing my son’s and daughter’s summer wardrobe. Wouldn’t it be great if I found the time to make a little something for me?

  77. Amy says:

    Ooh! Lovely fabrics!
    This will be my son’s first Easter so he NEEDS a stuffed bunny! I’ve been working on the Big Footed Bunny from Wee Wonderfuls…I hope I can finish it in time!

  78. Gypsy says:

    Most of the people entering here are working on sewing projects but I can’t even sew a button back on my shirt, truth be told. Hopefully I’ll be learning to sew when we’re back in the States and my dear Mom can teach me – I’ve been wanting to learn. I am currently working on the beginning stages of a children’s book that will be the first in a series about our time here in Germany. I want the stories to be simple and about the lovely experiences my two toddlers have had living the day to day in a little German town. I am currently in Germany but will be using my sister’s address since we return in less than a month so it won’t be international shipping:) Hope I win! Maybe the fabric can be part of my first sewing project – in any case I think I’ll have to visit your shop either way.

  79. Dana says:

    I’ve been teaching myself to embroider. I hope to incorporate these bits into a quilt next.

  80. Lynne in Hawaii says:

    I just finished a bed quilt for my grandson’s 12th birthday. I appliqued a large sea turtle and it is all done in blues with a little white. Then I just yesterday quilted a baby blanket for a lady at church. Hawaiian themed. I am sewing down the last of the binding. I machine quilted this one. Thanks for keeping us posted on the new fabric. Looks good.

  81. Shelley says:

    Getting ready to start a reproduction quilt out of Aunt Grace fabrics for my little one’s eventual big girl bed.

  82. Lisa Clarke says:

    I’ve been away from the crafty blogs for the last few weeks, and I feel like I’ve missed so much! That new Cake Rock Beach line is so unique and “earthy” looking. I love it! Hope I win 🙂

  83. Tamerq says:

    I am making a dress – A GOLD dress for my golden birthday coming up next month. I’ll be 28! Ive never sewn clothes before and used a pattern of a tunic shirt, made it longer, added a zipper to the side, a ruffly bottom, and now need to put on the finishing touches. I cant wait!! The best part is it totally fits my huge belly (baby #2 is on the way in June!)

  84. Elizabeth says:

    I have been working on lots of little baby projects for #3 due this summer…receiving blankets, baby blocks, burp cloths, and bibs. I am gearing up to start working on his quilt next week. Love this site and check it constantly!

  85. Melissa says:

    I finished six fabric eggs last night for my daughter’s Easter basket. They’re so much fun!

  86. Kirsten says:

    I’ve been working on a crocheted afghan a little bit lately. I’m also plotting my next move on a quilt-in-progress: the border. Sometimes I like to let things percolate for a while in my brain before I actually execute it.

  87. norissa says:

    This morning I made a couple of the Secret-pocket Easter Eggs from your tutorial for my husband’s niece and nephew. Thanks for the tutorials!

  88. LisaAlso says:

    What cool new fabric! Count me in on the drawing! Lately, I have been making aprons and reusable shopping bags from thrifted materials, but this spring-like weather is making me think of skirts!!

  89. Somer says:

    I’m working on three Easter dresses, six nightgowns, two skirts, and one kimono. Al for three very busy little girls. Can you say too many projects.

  90. Keri says:

    Love the new fabric!!!!

  91. wendy says:

    Love the new fabrics!!!
    I’m doing some painting/collage right now.
    I WAS sewing dresses for myself and my 3yr old, but my sewing machine broke!!!
    How very maddening!!!

  92. I am on an apron streak, some are all from yardage but a few are just from dish towels. Loving the domestic bliss of it all.

  93. micki says:

    I decided I was done with buying plastic easter baskets year after year and losing them. I found some cute bunny fabric and put together five tote bags for my kids. Perfect for Easter morning goodies. Small enough that we don’t bother with pesky easter grass, either. They aren’t fancy but they were a big hit this morning. The bunny visits our house on Saturday. 😉

  94. Dorte says:

    This week I did my own bias binding – bias tapes. I never did before and dreaded it… but it came out really nicely, I am really chuffed and will definitely make more!!! They will liven up the bags and baby stuff the next coming months! They were a project on their own – I really had to take a deep breath to get going….

    but now – anyone out there reluctant to start; just go for it, it is not difficult!!!

  95. Zainab says:

    I’m working on yet another baby quilt. I really need to move on towards proper quilt.

  96. Maggie says:

    I’m excited to say that I finally finished my first quilt. It is a baby quilt I made for my new nephew. I used two Moda fabrics and a plain white to compliment a remnant of Winnie the Pooh fabric I found in a bin. I pieced the blocks using the squares in squares variation of log cabin patches. I tried the self-binding method for the border which is very cool but now wish that I had taken the time to hand sew it. I will be hand sewing the next one. Thank you for all the tutorials and sample blocks last month that encouraged me to give it a try. It was well worth it. I should have pictures up in the pool by tomorrow.

  97. Anne says:

    Thats some great fabric! I am working on a dress for my big girl to match her baby sister’s dress, soft shoes for the baby and a handbag for a friend who is down in the dumps and needs cheered up.

  98. Stephanie says:

    I am working on a quilt for my daughter. I have the top finished and the fabric bought to make the back. Can’t wait to give it to her

  99. Barbara says:

    I’ve been working on making my craft room a bit more user friendly and though it’s not finished I’ve unexpectedly found the space in the midst of it to play with paper. Covering eggs in tiny squares of spring themed paper was good fun yesterday and covering the letters HOME with some other beautiful papers to sit on my dresser.

    Happy Easter to you!

  100. Kathy says:

    I am currently working on ATC for a swap and also a Crazy Quilt block.

  101. Carolyn says:

    I’m working on Amy Butler Lotus Brick quilt and a taggy blanket for my daughter.

  102. karissa says:

    i am working on some bibs and shoes for newborn bayby boy.

  103. alison says:

    I’ve been on a fabric buying spree with ideas for each of the fabric I have bought. Now to get my butt in gear – 2 tops and a skirt for my daughter, a cape for each of my sons and nephew, a dress for me. But first I have to finish the doll quilt I started in January for my neice!

  104. Joy says:

    I’ve made a pile of baby bibs from the Bend the Rules book & almost have a baby quilt finished.

    The big project is making a 1740’s outfit for my 11 year old daughter. She’s involved in a re-enactment in St Augustine FL with Girl Scouts. I’ve made a lined, fitted bodice, a long chemise with drawstring closures and a skirt. it has been hard work but amazingly fun!

    I could use some fabric for fun work!

  105. Shannon H. says:

    Hmmm… A craft project? Which one? I’ve got the handspun sweater that I’m designing, a couple of knit socks, a couple of bags… Then there’s the two shirts that the Husband has been waiting for over three years for me to finish, and then there’s the myriad of beaded projects that I pick up once in a while…

  106. whitney says:

    Working on quilt tops for a baby boy and a baby girl – don’t know which it will be yet but I like to have a quilt ready for delivery! Also making baby slings, crib bedding, and anything else baby.

  107. Cecilia says:

    Hello, I’m working in my firts quilt …and I have time I’m crocheting.
    I love your blog…I’m from Sao Paulo Brasil, but I’m live in Idaho with my husband and my pets.
    Thank you.

  108. Stephanie says:

    Am working on a string quilt for DD, but have run out of blue rain fabric, so will need to punt–as get creative with borders.

    Also working on a baby rail fence quilt for a quick raffle item for March of Dimes. Gotta sandwich, quilt and bind it this week.

  109. Lindsey says:

    ohhh love the new fabric!

    I’m working on my own matching small mini-wallet to carry my ID and credit cards in and also a matching checkbook cover. I’m going to be sooo stylin’ this summer…:)

  110. Star says:

    I’m just finishing up on several of Amy Butlers ‘Lavender eye pillows’ (I love them!)and still working on a yo yo bed cover.That one,I’m sure will take some time.

  111. AnnaW says:

    Between a new baby and a puppy, and lots of paperwork lately to do during naptime, I haven’t really had the time to craft :u( But I’ve been scheming to make a baby quilt to hang in my angel’s room (kind of like the one in Aimee Ray’s book _Doodle-Stitching_…and maybe after that a duvet to spice up the comforter that we’ve used on our bed for the past 6 or so years (I really like the style of the one in Amy Butler’s _In Stitches_ book). Anyhow, I hope scheming counts? 🙂

  112. Maureen O'Neill says:

    I’m making a rail fence quilt.

  113. Jacqueline says:

    I recently finished a pair of sweet periwinkle mittens for a dear friend of mine. I felted a recycled/thrifted sweater and used it to make them. A little recycled fabric and buttons to embellish…loved the outcome…and so simple.

  114. Beth G. says:

    I’ve been learning to knit, making dish cloths. I’m also working on some table runners using a Darlene Zimmerman pattern. One table runner is using the new Moda Mary Engelbrite fabric, and one uses Darlene Zimmerman 30s prints. We had a quilt retreat last weekend, so they are a continuation of that. So many projects, so little time!!!

  115. E. Lorenzen says:

    I just finished craftyalien’s amigurumi fox – quick, easy, cute!

  116. Rebecca Ottensmann says:

    Great new collections. Love the Rulers, perfect for a cute skirt. I’ve been making clothes. I lost a couple of pounds, so I’m treating myself to a wardrobe update!

  117. Lori Kay says:

    I’m stitching down the binding on a baby quilt. I’m hoping to get it done this weekend, while watching HBO’s Rome on DVD.

  118. mary says:

    I am taking old bedspreads (in fun and fanciful patterns with great tassles and ball fringe) and turning them into dresses, skirts, wee purses, dolls capes, swing-swing smocks, zippered pouches…whatever I can fit in to use up just about every inch of it. Very satisfying to see a huge piece of fabric converted into so many cute and repurposed things!

  119. Molly says:

    I’m designing a tote bag that I will embroider on for my son’s giant guitar pedal. Must be cool!!

  120. Suzanne says:

    This week I made a couple “crayon” rolls – one with markers and the other pencil crayons. They make such an easy yet nice gift. I also made a headband and am working on a purple scrap quilt for my daughter. Lots of fun!

  121. Kristin Lawson says:

    I have been working on a crazy-patched needlebook. I have never tried crazy-patching or embellishing a quilt before, so it has been interesting 🙂

  122. Danna says:

    Baby bibs, pot holders, stuffed toys, picture books, it has been a craft crazy time here! Rulers are too cute!!

  123. Mommykatt says:

    Birthday season is almost here so I have planned out and started cutting out gifts to be sewn. My oldest will be 8 next month and wants “really cool clothes that no one else has.” She’ll be getting a twirly skirtand appliqued T to match, as well as a few pair of shorts to go with T’s I’ve already purchased. My youngest will be 4 shortly after her sister’s birthday and is very into babies and dollies right now. She’ll be getting a Molly Dolly (inspired by Big Comfy Couch), a doll sling, and a restaurant play set with mommy-made apron, name tag, and felt food. We’re taking the girls to Disneyland when school gets out in June. I’d like to make them each a princess dress (Aurora & Cinderella) for the trip, since that seems to be the thing these days.

    The real trick with all this is not the actual construction of the items, but finding time without prying eyes to complete them!

  124. Amanda says:

    A ribbon mobile for DD’s bedroom
    Birdies to hang from the baby’s room ceiling
    Little shoes for 6 *gasp* of my girlfriends who are having babies in April and May

  125. Dawn says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ve got multiple projects in the hopper: putting the binding on my Hop, Skip, Jump quilt, knitting up my Spring Shrug, and finishing touches on my Country Cousins knit and fabric blankie. I should get off the computer right now and get to work!!!

  126. I have been busy working on quilts. Quilt month inspired me so much that I decided to get over my fear and give it a go. I love the American Jane Prints and I have been waiting for these to come out because I already have an idea for a quilt for them. Love your blog!!! It is such a great resource to newbies to crafting like me.

  127. Christine says:

    Working on some coasters. I’m still a novice and keep hoping I’ll get better. Beautiful fabrics!

  128. megusta says:

    This week I have been making a kitchen mitten and a lot of pear shaped sachet (thanks to Sew, Mama, Sew!) for my friends.

  129. Paula Smith says:

    For years I have searched for an Easter Basket pattern and tried (unsuccessfully) different things I’ve found. I was so excited to find the boutique Easter Basket pattern on This week I have made baskets for my 2 daughters and 2 neices. I have one more to make today for another neice. I’m eyeballing that Wee Play fabric for a Twirl Skort

  130. Lisa says:

    I love those ovals! I want all of them.

    I am working on a quilt for my next baby (due May 10). I’m using the very very long strip method that I saw at SMS!

  131. tara says:

    My latest project is a recycled cashmere stuffed bunny for my daughter’s easter basket. I followed the instructions posted at Betz White’s website. I hope she likes it!

  132. Cara says:

    Today I hope to finish sewing down the binding on a T-Shirt quilt. I have a baby quilt that should be finished in a day or two (simple piecing and envelope style) and likely just in time. Next on my list? Believe it or not little birds from Last Minute Patchwork Gifts – the sound of the birds enjoying spring sent me to the fabric store yesterday with a flock of my own in mind.

  133. Kate K says:

    I’m working on finishing a pile of baby gifts for young’uns and young’uns to be. Most frustrating – that Martha STewart baby kimono pattern. Most satisfying – the Amy Karol swing smock.

  134. Jocelyn says:

    I am making five Wee Bunnies for Easter from Wee Wonderfuls free bunny tutorial.Happy Easter!

  135. Mette says:

    Great fabric! My latest project is a Matryoshka mini quilt, which I finished yesterday. It’s time for a new project! Happy Easter.

  136. Mel.J says:

    I’ve spent this afternoon drafting & making a skirt with my 8 year old god-daughter. Great fun!
    I love that ruler print fabric too, very cool.

  137. Amy W says:

    I’m working on a capelet with a little patchwork lining for my daughter’s Easter. When that’s finished it’s back to the quilt I’m making to go on my bed! Love the new fabric!

  138. Leah says:

    Latest projects – knitted bag and a new quilt for my son’s bed – it’s getting cold here!

  139. Ginger says:

    Working on a pair of ballet slippers for my daughter.

  140. Hedgehog says:

    Beautiful fabrics! I just finished up a drawstring backpack for a 6-year-old’s birthday – now I’m tackling a monster for the same 6-year -old. I’m not so confident with 3 dimensions, though!

  141. Pat says:

    Wow! Everyone has been so busy. I have several baby quilts to finish up and I am going to make some of the stuffed nesting dolls for my Godchild. She has several nesting dolls and I think that she will be excited about these. I am trying to pick out just the right combination of fabrics and embellishments for these dolls. She is an adult woman with four daughters, two of which have very rare skin conditions, requiring many applications of vaseline per day to keep the skin moist. She needs a just because this day is here and I thought of you and you are so special to me day.

  142. linnea says:

    I just finished Amy Butler’s Messenger Bag and now I am working on a couple of aprons and some Easter Bunnies! I think the Easter stuff may be a little late if I ever want to sleep!

  143. Jody says:

    I am knitting up some easter eggs for easter! They are coming out so cute! I’m using all different colors of yarn and adding crocheted loops to hang them on some branches for an “easter tree”

  144. FullertonRegan says:

    I have finished my daughter’s Easter dress. It’s exactly what I wanted it to be!

  145. Cindi says:

    I am making patches for my son’s 4 H club. They have been a real challenge. The fabric hairs are driving me crazy. I am on trying another idea to see if I can tame those hairs and they will not stick out of the satin stitching around the edges.

  146. BethieB says:

    Am so in love with those fabrics, especially the ocean themed ones!

    My projects are cramming for space in my sewing room right now, lol…just finished several patchwork pincushions, a simple dress for my six year old, a plastic bag holder and several beautiful eye pillows filled with rice and lavender I dried from my garden. Plus I have been on a bag rush – three tote bags in the last week alone! In between all of that I moved sewing “rooms” – from the center of my dining room table and every available surface nearby, to an enclosed porch. Now that spring seems to have sprung it’s warm enough out there, but my weekend project is going to be a big patchwork quilt for myself – the first thing I have made just for me, and it will be especially for that room. I’m also planning more eye pillows as presents for several friends and am going to sort through my scrap drawer – anything too small for my quilt will become a yo yo once I learn how to make them! All in all, it has been a busy week and will be an even busier weekend, since we are also supposed to lay new floors in the living room…I plan on disappearing into the sewing room as often as possible! :0)

  147. Liz R. says:

    I am sewing a skirt using Amy Butler’s barcelona skirt pattern. I am using a cotton print with bright green and navy blue on white- kinda looks mediterrean-ish. I was inspired by an email for The Gap’s spring line of kids clothes- it had alot of the same colors. Here is hoping it turns out! ( I have never sewed more than baby blankets and pajama pants for my son before!

  148. Nicole says:

    I am working on a few things, but first and foremost is a quilt for my niece’s birthday next month. It keeps hitting snags, but we are on the home stretch now! 🙂

  149. I am working on a bedroom collection for my niece, a dress for me, and several quilts in progress. I ADORE Sandy Klop. She is a delightful person!

  150. Katie says:

    I’m working on aprons for my chef and masseuse relatives–who knew the same pattern would work for both?!

  151. linsey says:

    Easter themed finger puppets and soft shoes for my baby boys feet for his baptism! After that, bunnies from wool felt.

  152. Joanna says:

    I just finished a tote bag, zippered pouch and tissue holder set for my aunt’s Birthday. I am going to start on a spring bag and wallet set for myself! woo-hoo!

  153. Julie Six says:

    I recently finished my daughters Easter dress and tomorrow am making a matching skirt for my youngest daughter and an embroidered neck tie for my little boy. This is my first real sewing attempt and I have been having a blast learning from my multiple mistakes! The seam ripper has definately become my companion in the sewing room.

  154. vicky k says:

    I have been working on the Robert Kaufman owl pillow, Its been a lot of fun, my first try at mixing patterns, with colors. I love how fat quarters really can change up a project when its a little bit of an awesome fabric.

  155. Julia M. says:

    The craft project I am working on is, organizing my craft supplies to, hopefully, move into a new space in my house. This is a desperately needed project, as I was having a hard time finding what I wanted to create with in my mess of supplies.
    P.S. Those new fabric lines look beautiful!

  156. lauren says:

    I just finished up hatching a batch of chiclets (little chick stuffies) for Easter. Check out my little tutorial for making on my blog. Happy Easter!

  157. Christina says:

    I have tons of projects in the works (quilts, bags, ironing board cover, “kidlet” bags, etc..) but I just finished a great lunch bag for a swap!

  158. Liz Reese says:

    i just got a box of ginger blossom fabric that i’m going to use to make a duvet cover for my bed. yikes! i’ve never made something like that before. do i dare cut that beautiful fabric?!

  159. Georgia says:

    LOVE the Wee Play – gorgeously gorgeous.

    Ummm…a project…I’ve been making pincushions for my mother-in-law and sisters-in-law, and appliqueing a big ‘2’ on a top for my daughter (who is almost 2 😉 ), and also making a quilt for her, although that has been at a standstill for a few weeks now…really must get back into it…

  160. Heather says:

    Well, I was making a baby blanket (crochet) for my sister-in-law but the yarn turned out to be too busy to look at and too rough to put near a baby. So as soon as I locate the perfect yarn I will start again, hopefully will be done before the baby gets here!!!

  161. lorena says:

    I’ve been working on items such as activity tote bags & clutches for an upcoming boutique I got invited to participate in. It’s the first one and I’m excited! 🙂

  162. Ruth says:

    I’ve been busy sewing an Easter dress for my 12 year old daughter, knitting socks, and crocheting edges on baby blankets. I have a million other projects in the works, too. Sigh…too little time!

  163. Amy says:

    Hi there! I have been working on a quilt top – I have pics posted on my blog. Love the new fabrics.

  164. mel says:

    I’m making little necklaces, jewelry, and TRYING to make clothing for blythe (12″ doll).

  165. orata says:

    I’ve been test knitting several lace moebius cowls from a pattern I designed and will be selling soon. (my blog has pictures…) I love those Cake Rock fabrics.

  166. loralie says:

    I’m counted cross stitching a Christmas stocking for my 11th grandchild-due the first part of May.

  167. I have been making headbands from the Heather Bailey Hooray for Headbands pattern and She loves me knot bags from YCMT for party favors for my Mary Kay business.

  168. Anne says:

    Making some small baby blankets to donate and to use up some of those remnants I’ve picked up.

  169. Sarah M says:

    I love that seaweed print!! So beautiful you could just frame it!

  170. Amy says:

    I’ve been making little people ala Sally Mavor’s Wee Felt Folks. I’ve kinda put sewing on hold at the moment. I enjoy drooling over the fabric here though 🙂

  171. LisaC says:

    Two projects on the go. I have a disappearing 9 patch quilt going and have nearly finished putting together the cut up patches and will start sewing them back together this week. I also tried my hand at some reusable shopping bags. I bought yucky fabric to make them so I wouldn’t be tempted to turn it into a good project instead. 🙂

  172. Carrie says:

    First of all I must say…I LOVE that wee play fabric!!! Must get some of that! I have actually been a very busy girl lately and have several projects going at the moment. I am working on my very first quilt (inspired, of course, by your quilt month!), fininshing a purse for my friends birthday, and working on an outfit for my little girl’s second birthday party next weekend. And once I finnish those then maybe I can get to something else on my rather long list…most of which is from your site!!!!

  173. Oiyi says:

    I am working on a crochet rabbit for my baby girl. But with her crying and being extra fussy this week, I don’t think I can finish it by Sunday.

  174. Michelle says:

    I finished piecing The Happy Zombie’s Jingle Jolly Runner. I’m now “free” piecing the back, and need to finish that. Then I need to get it pinned so I can quilt it, and then bind it.

  175. Becky says:

    First off I just want to say thank you for such a fun and informative blog! I really enjoy looking it over daily and reading about fresh new ideas!
    I have a king size quilt that I have pieced together, yet I am so hesitant to start the quilting of it! eek! Other than that, I have just finished lots of little lovies for a craft fair tomorrow. Happy Easter to you all!

  176. Elizabeth says:

    I am a sucker for seaweed – and it’s pink! That will inspire me to finish what I’m working on — a JULY wedding present — an embroidered, lace-edged linen small tablecloth. It was signed by everyone attending the couple’s engagement party and now I’m embroidering over the signatures… seemed like a good idea at the time!

  177. karen says:

    I made the top of a wallhanging for my son’s upcoming wedding today. It will be hung in my guest bathroom for the reception that is being held in our backyard. My best friend machine embroidered the wedding couple’s names and the date. I then machine appliqued the heart shaped embroidery to a square on point. It is in the colors of their wedding, black, white and fuchsia pink. (Now have to machine quilt it myself by the end of May!)

    I’ve also just finished a shopping cart cover for my granddaughter!!

  178. Ana says:

    My latest finished project was a doorway puppet theater for my little guy’s 4th birthday. (take a look! ) Next up, a purse and a backpack for my soon to be 2 year old twins.

  179. Annika says:

    Love the new fabrics! I just finished Emmaline today and am working on an apron of my own creation.

  180. Nicki says:

    I am working on assorted projects for everyone else in my family but me! I have just made an apron for my 1 1/2 y.o. daughter who is a big helper. She refuses to wear a bib, but loves aprons. My 5 y.o. son wants one too – trucks on his though. Also doing assorted projects for my husband’s upcoming art show – definitely some unconventional sewing for him!

  181. Megan says:

    I recently finished four Easter dresses plus cardigans made from t-shirts for my four girls: and would LOVE some new fabric!!

  182. drizzle says:

    I am working on pieces some quilt blocks, finishing up a new bathrobe for a (somewhat) patiently waiting 5-year-old and I just finished a Pleated Beauty Bag from Amy Karol’s Bend the Rules Sewing. I also am hostessing swap for the same bag at

    BTW, I love the Cake Rock Beach collection (the prints and the name).


  183. Shirley says:

    I’m working on my twelveth hospital charity quilt. It has a little baby setting in a tub of water.Turning out cute as can be. And also working on a paper pieced quilt from the Quilting Mavens quilting book, cant wait to get it done.

  184. Traci says:

    I just finished up two matching sister outfits for Easter! I think they turned out really cute!! Can’t wait to see them together.

  185. JM says:

    This week I made a crayon roll and two tea wallets.

  186. Carol says:

    Heh – I just got some Cake Rock Beach! Gorgeous in blue too! I’m still plugging away at my Habu kit knitted purse. Hope to start on knitted baby elephants from hansigurumi this weekend – the twins came early!

  187. Red says:

    I’n handsewing some felt eggs for easter.

  188. Kristal says:

    Yesterday I got hyper and finished all the little annoying projects that have been cluttering up my work table for ages. I finished hand warmers made from felted sweaters and stuffed with ceramic pie weights, gold leafed the inside of a wooden box, repaired a cloth sheath for a wooden bow, and altered a robe. Next up: cloth shopping bags.

  189. Tonya says:

    Just finished a scrappy quilt top in whites, greens and purples. So fun that I all I can do is take it out and pet it 🙂

  190. Tanya says:

    I’ve been working on Easter outfits … yes outfitS .. for my 1yr old. We have two functions to attend and I can’t imagine her wearing the same thing twice … lol.

  191. Alicia A. says:

    I’m going to make a few little picnic place mats for the kids’ Easter baskets. Does that count?

    Thanks, ladies.

  192. Toni says:

    I’m working on blankets for twin girls. Similar fabrics – but different.

    Also just covered my chairs – they look great!!!

  193. Debbie says:

    Today I’m making cloth baby shoes for my granddaughter, Jasmine (Jazzy). I’m using the pattern from Stardust Shoes ( One pair is a combo of pink-and-black paisley with black linen and the other is good old recycled denim. I like to trim with buttons.

  194. Mary says:

    I’ve been making headband s and hair bobbles for my teenage neices’ Easter baskets. I’ll finish tonight after the baby goes down. Also in the middle of a grab blanket for my baby….just the binding left. After that it’s going to be a bagsket for my Mom. Lastly in my dreamin’ spot is slippers or maybe a mock cathedral lap quilt.

  195. Heather says:

    Wow…look at all these post! I love hearing what everyone is working on!
    I’m just finishing up a new diaper bag for myself and creating a template for a new Zwei Diaper Bag to be available in my Etsy shop! I’ve got pictures here….

  196. Love that blue polka dot! It would be great as a rag quilted bag, which is one of my new addictions/projects. Also, learning to knit socks…easier to travel with than my mini quilting projects 🙂 I need more project time!!!!!

  197. Amanda says:

    I’ve been working on baby bibs from a vintage 1930s pattern I received from my husband’s grandmother. They made bibs a lot bigger back then. Now they’re so small that they don’t really do what they’re supposed to!

  198. Thursday Next says:

    This is my spring break- I’m an elementary school teacher- so I’ve had more time than usual in my workroom! I’m currently making a few curved gusset bags as shopping bags for friends. I got to that tutorial through your wonderful handmade holidays. I also made a simple quilt top, which will later become a very thin summer quilt… as you need in AZ during the summer!

  199. Alex says:

    I’m embroidering a scarf. I will add some beading too. It’s a prefab project, but you really personalize it with you choice of embroidery floss, and the beads are my idea. I hope it turns out to be elegant!

  200. Judy says:

    Is it Friday already?
    I knitted an adorable Cupcake Baby Hat from “Itty-Bitty Hats”. I’ve passed it on to my mom for the crocheted picot edging. Also working on a red-white-blue lap quilt, & bibs using the pattern in Bend The Rules Sewing.

  201. Emily says:

    Man – I’m still working on my Quilt-along by amandajean… cutting all of those little 2 1/2 inch squares… and I’m finally sewing them together – woo hoo! I did just finish some diaper covers for my boy though too… so I’m keeping busy! I’d love to add to my stash – you sure do have a lot of commenters though! People like the chance for free fabric!!!!

  202. i have been sewing bibs for our little guy. next project… a slip cover for his highchair pad. something to make his meal times a little brighter 🙂

  203. Valerie says:

    I just learned how to Navajo ply tonight! It will be fun to do it with my multi-color rovings!

  204. danna osen says:

    This week I finished a quilt top, made a hairbow and am starting on an Amy Butler frenchy bag.

  205. Korie says:

    I picked up a couple of charm packs in Lancaster, PA from the Wee Play line (& have been looking for yardage since!) a few weeks ago and just started a baby rag quilt. It is my first rag quilt & I am excited to see how it ends up. The fabrics in the Wee Play line are absolutely adorable!

  206. Katie says:

    Wow lots of great projects! I don’t have a current project but I do have fabric for a few different dresses and I need to get cracking on that! I recently finished a difficult vogue dress and then I moved and now I’m working up the motivation to start something new.

    PS: That wee play collection is adorable!

  207. Mellissa says:

    I’ve been crocheting Econo shopper bags and sewing my dauhter an Easter outfit.

  208. jessica mathew says:

    Wow! Lots of busy mamas! To those of you who showed your work, thanks! I just made the top of a quilt for a friends new baby. I am also making covers for journals and calenders I hope to sell at a couple of craft shows in the fall.

  209. Serena says:

    I’ve been working on a Jenny Bag for my sister-in-law. Lovely lavendars and greens in it!

  210. Laura says:

    I’ve been making stuffed Easter bunnies for my girls–my first attempt at making toys. It’s been quite fun! I’m also working on a tote for a friend’s birthday–bags have become sort of my default gift of late.

  211. Irene says:

    I’ve been working on binding 4 quilts that I had quilted by a wonderful longarmer. I have finished binding one quilt, have sewn the binding on #2 and hopefully, next week I can make binding for the remaining 2. I also have another queen size quilt to bind, but I may delay that
    for a while. I also have to complete a small quilt I made for the Clothesline Club group I joined.
    Really love reading your blog everyday and Quilting Month was awesome.


  212. Sara says:

    I’ve beginning to work on summer dresses for my 4 year daughter.
    Love Joelle Halvorsen’s fabric!

  213. Jody says:

    I am working on some blouse ideas–using Mexican hand-loomed textiles combined with more modern fabrics.

  214. Katherine says:

    Great fabrics!

    I’m working on a few gifts right now. Doll clothes for a niece, a kite for a nephew and a zip top organizer for a friend. On top of those goodies, I’m also hoping to squeeze in the time to machine quilt the quilt top I made from outgrown and thrifted plaid shirts for my oldest teenaged son.

  215. jennyy says:

    I’m making a tote for my daughter’s egg hunt.

  216. Jennifer Johnston says:

    I’ve been working on a fifty states bird and state flower quilt. Its my first quilt but right now I’m just embroidering each panel, I’m hoping that the simple square blocks aren’t to much for me when I get there. 🙂

  217. Sandra says:

    Since Easter is the weekend, I’ve been hurrying a dress for my 2 year old. At first I was thinking she has so many hand me down dresses that she didn’t need one more dress–but isn’t Easter all about new? So one puffed sleeve left to go…!

  218. Samantha says:

    I’ve been working on several quilts that will ultimately be birthday/graduation gifts. I’m also excited to start on some of the projects in Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts.

  219. Shannon says:

    I’m almost done piecing the top to a baby quilt for my new baby girl, which matches her sister’s, as well as the valence I made for the nursery. They will be sharing a room in a few years so I thought it would be nice if all their bedding matched up. Some color coordinated sheets, a bunk bed, and we should be in business!

  220. Sara says:

    I’m just finishing up an Easy Lap Quilt from bend the rules sewing for my niece and about to start a Hop-Skip-Jump quilt (from Denyse Schmitt) for my other niece.

  221. Bree says:

    Today I finished some toddler undies and pair of leggings for my daughter. I may just make something for myself next!

  222. coffeechris says:

    That fabric is really great! I have been knitting – cute cutie pie hats from Itty Bitty Hats for a wee one that will be born to my friend in May.

  223. RobinE says:

    I just completed a fabric Easter basket for my son. 🙂

  224. Leah says:

    I just finished some quilted coasters and matching napkins to spruce up the kitchen table.
    My next project is to tackle some kitchen chair cushions…

  225. Christy says:

    I’m currently sewing some RV cushion covers for a friend… I can’t wait to get back to something fun!

  226. Karen H says:

    Looking forward to your getting the new Jennifer Paganelli line! Thanks for the inspirational easter eggs, very very cute!

  227. Katie Mitchell says:

    I have been working on making some clothes for my daughter’s 4th birthday. She is into Dora so I made a really cute dora top. I’m also going to be sewing her a top with knit fabric. I haven’t attempted knit before so I’m anxious to try.

  228. Jill says:

    In the bedroom I have a bag of knitting/crocheting. There is a dishcloth and an afghan in the works in there. In the living room is a box of dishcloths waiting for embroidery, a rag rug just begun and some tatting that needs to be picked up. Let’s say my house is bursting with UFOs right now. 🙂

  229. Richelle F says:

    I just finished up a pillow with cute Easter fabric. Just in time!

  230. debra says:

    Oooooo….such pretty fabric!! I am in love with the Cake Rock Beach (Dots are my weakness)
    I have been working on some couch pillows for my sister, and soon will be sewing up a new wallet for ME! 🙂

  231. Andrea Heinz says:

    ooo I love that fabric with the shells. I wish it came in blue

  232. Crista C says:

    My little cousin just started losing his baby teeth, so I plan on whipping him up a tooth shaped pillow with a little pocket on it. I got the idea from some blog I read recently (I don’t remember which one because i read so many!). I have just been waiting for someone to lose teeth so I can make it. Yay!

  233. jen says:

    I’m working on another rag quilt 🙂 and I have 15 totes to embroider 🙂 and a tshirt, and a robe… and, i think that is all for now… or not!

  234. Lil_Birdie says:

    That Wee Play fabric is really nice .
    I’ve been making embroidered patchwork balls .

  235. Lissa says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ‘wee’ range of fabric its perfect!

    what I’ve been working on? well I do have a pic on my blog.. I thought seeing though its easter, I’d use a cute redwork stitchery I had done from a free stitchery BOM on the net, and add a couple of 1930’s reproduction fabrics that had rabbits or chickens on it.. and I made a needlebook, a pincushion and a cute scissor keep.. and I started AND finished in one day.. an easter miracle perhaps???


  236. Cami Paul says:

    love, love, love the fabric!!! Cami

  237. Sarah says:

    I have been busy making bags for my neices dolls, this lead me to start making cute little wine bags for gifts.

  238. Ruth Beaty says:

    I’m working on a pleated hip skirt (?) for my youngest daughter. I HATE pleats, but I will persevere and finish this skirt before she’s 30! It’s the kind that has the waistband that is about six inches wide and rides below the waistline. with a pleated skirt attached. She likes a specific size of pleats so I have to adjust the pattern some. Should look nice on her when it’s done–it’s something I would’ve worn at her age, many years ago!

  239. Alice Stephenson says:

    Just finished my first quilt top (baby size)! All thanks to Quilt Month at Sew Mama Sew for teaching me and inspiring me.

  240. Katherine says:

    I’m working on an octagonal baby quilt, 8 hills around the edges with a little house or tree on each an a sun in the center.

  241. Doris says:

    Hi from Connecticut! I,ve been working ona tulip table runner. I am hoping to finish it for Spring!!

  242. Kat says:

    I love the measuring tape fabric, and it’s fun to explore other sewing blogs you link to, keep up the good work and congrats on the coming baby!

  243. EmmyLizzy says:

    I’m gearing up for all of the local quilt shows by quilting my butt off!

  244. stephanie calkins says:

    I just got finished making pajams for my niece. 🙂

  245. Nada says:

    I’ve been building a fabric pile for a quilted tablerunner, and piecing random strips of patchwork for I’m not sure what…

  246. Phyllis says:

    I love that ruler fabric…too cute.

    Currently, I am making purses…lots and lots of purses. The newest one has a cut-out handle and I think it’s gonna be awesome.

    Thanx for having a give-a-way!

  247. jessi says:

    I just cut out some Purl Frogs to make for my boys for Easter. I’d better get going on them;)!!

  248. I am making a memory quilt for my Mom and Dad’s anniversary coming up. Can’t wait to give it to them!

  249. Amy says:

    I’m making an apron for my nephew. I wanted to use oilcloth but couldn’t find any I liked. Instead, I’m using an iron-on/fusible (not sure the proper term) vinyl over a cotton print…so far, so good.

  250. Katie Middlebrook says:

    I just finished making a color wheel quilt from Last Minute Quilted Gifts for my sister in laws birthday next month. I quickly whipped up the map pencil holder using the scraps for my other sister in law. It’s so fun giving them different presents made from the same fabric!

  251. i just finished 3 small quilts to enter in a local multi media art show – the one thta ws juried in has already sold! Yay!

  252. Kate says:

    I’ve been working on a whole lot of purses but I need to get some stuff done before easter… so we’ll see how that goes.

  253. Sharonnz says:

    I am trying to get two dolls finished today, really fun, and also a whole lot of material coasters which are a heap of fun to make, I also would like to start my first quilt shortly.

  254. heather says:

    I’ve got a few projects going right now. I’m altering an old duvet cover for my bed, I’m making some new curtains for my living room, and I’m making some patchwork pillow covers for my couch.

  255. Jen M says:

    I’ve just finished my very first pair of pants for my daughter. Of course they’re too small, but the concept worked! I psyched about trying again, next time with a real pattern though!

    BTW, I’m ADDICTED to your site. I just discovered it a week or so ago and I’ve read pages, and pages so far.

  256. Jess says:

    I just finished the Color Wheel Quilt from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts this week.
    What a relief!
    It took me 5 months and a lot of procrastination.

  257. Anne says:

    I’m about to start piecing a crib quilt for my new niece or nephew (due in September). I still need two more fabrics before I start cutting, so I’ll spend my weekend combing all the quilt shops in town for the perfect prints to coordinate with the 10 fabrics I already have (mostly mid-range values — I need more darks!).

  258. Cheryl says:

    Hi, My current craft project is a tee shirt quilt for a friend’s daughter. It’s been a challenge because of all the different sizes of tees, but I am pleased and hope she will be also. I use strips to build the tees out to a common width and then sew in to vertical rows. Love the new fabrics!

  259. Lindsey says:

    Im from Washington 🙂 Im working on ruffled skirts for my girls. I love the new vintage/modern fabrics that are coming out now. They make the neatest outfits! HAPPY EASTER!

  260. laura says:

    Hmm… lots of projects going on now. But *right now* I’m working on a few t-shirt dresses for my daughter.

  261. Lisa says:

    I’ve started my very first quilt ever! I’ve got all the blocks cut and ready. It will be a twin size for my 3 year old daughter’s bed. I’ve had no training; I’m only going by information I’ve found on the web, so I’m a bit (a lot, actually) nervous. I’ll appreciate all prayers and crossed fingers!

  262. Jane says:

    Cake Rock Beach rocks! Love it… must have it! Will place my order AFTER Easter… too much cooking to do, no quilting, boohoo. I’m working on several things… my disappearing 9-patch from Moda botanicals, batik framed 4-patch blocks for an online swap and my endless bargello quilt project… FINALLY finished cutting all the strips..yea! Can you tell I LOVE quilting!?

  263. Carolyn says:

    I’ve being trying to finish a sweater that I started almost 2 years ago from a pattern in a “RowanJunior” book (great patterns!). I’ve got the binding left to do on a quilt top and I sewed a scarf last week for a friend.

  264. Hello from Canberra Australia.

    I have just finished 50 patchwork glasses cases (see my blog) to give to people at a retreat I am a part of here. Also I am making a tiny log cabin coaster for a colleague at work who loves the one I made for myself as a part of February quilting month.

  265. nora says:

    Lately I have been working on two things – one is an idea I saw here, the other is my own design.

    I have been making soft bird toys for friends’ babies, using vintage embroidered fabrics paired with fun patterned fabrics. I’m also designing a spring dress for my daughter – spring is rainy here so it will be a bit warmer than the average “spring” dress.

  266. Concha says:

    I’ve just finished a “sewing kit for newbies” for my 10-year-old niece 🙂

  267. Desiree says:

    I am currently working on to many things at once:) First is an Amy Butler tunic and the second is the Amy Butler childrens skirts, finished one and doing another. The first one looks adorable,can’t wait to do another.

  268. Georgia says:

    I’m still in process of making fabric eggs and an easter dress for my daughter, but my machine is broken:( Must get it fixed soon!!

  269. Char says:

    I am finishing a baby quilt for a baby who is due next week! Better get going on that again… As soon as I’m done, next on my list is a baby bumper (baby’s mom insists on having one), two fabric bags, a fabric box, and then more quilts! And now that spring is here, maybe I’ll sit still long enough to finish a hat I’ve been knitting for myself…

  270. Tara H. says:

    I just finished making three matching skirts for my daughters for Easter. I used the Twirly Skirt tutorial. They turned out so cute!

  271. Lynne in NC says:

    Oooh… fabulous fabrics. Thanks for all of the inspiriational ideas.
    Lately, I’ve been sewing ahead several projects for birthday and yes, Christmas gifts.
    I am half way through my proposed list of Christmas presents for 2008 — 21 in all! Woo Hoo!
    Lynne in NC

  272. Olivia Joy says:

    I am busy making bags to sell on my Etsy shop. I am really excited, but also a little nervous, I was looking around on Etsy and realized EVERYONE sells bags 🙂 I hope mine are unique enough to set
    them apart from other bags.

  273. Jessica says:

    Yesterday, I pulled a dress out of the closet that was supposed to be the dress I wore to my wedding rehearsal–a year ago! I’m still working on it…zippers and hems…

  274. I am working at the moment on a wall-quilt with hebrew alfabet applique.
    I am making the quilt for my son. he is 2 years old and speaks 2 languages.
    Every letter is made of a different fabric decorated with black blanker stitch.
    luckily there are only 22 letters in the hebrew alfabeth. I have already 18 on and it is a party of colors and patterns. I am happy with it so far 🙂
    If goes wel I will make another one with the english alfabet (and them 26 letters… )
    happy friday and creative weekend!

  275. Beth says:

    Exactly what I need to brighten my day…free fabric!

  276. Deb says:

    This week I finished up a little St. Patrick’s day wall quilt, and now I’m rushing to get my little bunnies quilt done before Easter!

  277. shannon says:

    I’m working on a log cabin in solids. I just finished a little dinosaur softie for my son’s easter basket too!

  278. claudia says:

    I’m working on garments for my children, finally!
    I made 3 Easter dresses using a fun and simple German pattern.

  279. Sharon Gollman says:

    I just finished the Emmaline apron using the Ginger Blossom fabrics. It turned out so sweet! It is for my daughter’s birthday, and I cannot wait for her to get it! Next, I want to make something with the Cake Rock Beach fabric, but am having a hard time deciding what. Ideas anyone? I especially love the greens.

  280. Carrie Chilton says:

    I am in the midst of finishing a baby quilt for a friend’s etsy shop. For some reason it is more difficult for me to get things done when I don’t know exactly who it will be for. I find it easier and more motivating to complete a project for someone I know!

  281. Megan says:

    I’m simultaneously working on two heart-applique doll quilts, a tulip basket applique wallhanging, and a big huge scrappy quilt that doesn’t have to be done until October. Which is good because I’m mostly working on the other three right now.

    Beautiful fabric! Pick me! Pick me!

  282. Amy M. says:

    I’m working on an a-line skirt from Sew What! Skirts. The instructions for creating your own pattern in this book are fantastic!

  283. dodee says:

    I’m working on a bag that incorporates my child’s art work.

  284. trina says:

    I am still working on a friends wedding quilt.
    The wedding got postponed so I have been going slow at it.
    It is loud to, all red and purple!

  285. dianne says:

    I am making pincushions and trying to work up the courage to start a quilt.
    LOVE the new fabric collections!

  286. Beth says:

    I am making little Wee Wonderful Bunnies for the girls Easter Baskets. One bunny done-and loving her-almost done with the second, may have to go back to the first because I have new ideas as I have gained more confidence! The patterns were fun and well done! Love Wee Wonderfuls!

  287. Nancy says:

    I just finished an Easter Purse for my DD#2 and am working on a lunch bag for DD#1. Then off to fill baskets for the grandkids.

  288. My latest project has been making full twirl skirts for my 5 yr old. I made my own pattern and they turned out great! She wants to wear them everyday all day. That’s a success in my book.

  289. julie says:

    I just finished a recycled sweater tote bag for a friend and have two more to sew. I love the ruler fabric!

  290. Holly Elam says:

    I just finished making some cloth diapers the other day. You can see a picture of them on my site. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Now I need to make more. I only made 9.

  291. Amanda says:

    I’m working on a purse. I am going to try to make my own vinyl or leather handles.

  292. This week it is baby bonnets, baby blankets, and hopefully something Eastery for my husband!

  293. Eliza Baughn says:

    Today I started hand sewing a little fabric egg off the blog. My ongoing project is knitting a Bouton D’Or short sleeve sweater for my one year old. I’m using a yarn that is 80% bamboo and 20% wool so it has a lovely sheen and summery feel. I was inspired by a photograph in Gourmet Magazine of brown eggs in a shiny blue Styrofoam egg carton so the main color is a robin egg blue accented with brown stripes.

  294. denitza says:

    I have been trying to finish my first ever bag-I have to finish quilting it and then sew it together. I also have a twin size quilt to finish quilting. Hope I can finish the bag today or tomorrow. Wish me luck!

  295. Rebecca says:

    I just finished a apron for my 19 month old and now I am finishing up her Easter dress and my matching easter skirt. I also have to make our matching headbands.

  296. Kabira says:

    OK, I was so excited I forgot my craft project – I’m on the last rows and fringing of a multi-yarn knitted afghan in spring greens, purples, blues and some grounding brown!

  297. Kabira says:

    OMG! I Love the botanical illustrations on fabrice – brilliant!

  298. Cecile says:

    I’m working on a tunic for my little girl and one for myself, and also on baby shoes for my baby… for the sewing only ! I’m also knitting a bag and doing some embroidery… maybe I should finish one of those before looking at your wonderful new fabrics !

  299. Sam VanDerPuy says:

    I’m currently working on a pincushion for my mother in law. I’m hoping it will be the biggest pin cusion she has ever seen! Also, I’m slowly……..VERY slowly working on covering our favorite high backed arm chair. It become sadly outdated with its teal seashell upholstry. Some day it’ll be finished!!!

  300. Carol says:

    I have been working on a string quilt, a graduation quilt for my niece (happy hour pattern), a rag rug which I hope will be large enough to fit under the kitchen table, and a backpack. It feels good to be out of my slump.

  301. Jessica says:

    I’ve been making lots of bibs for baby showers! I love making things for showers – it makes me want another baby…

  302. Sarah says:

    I’ve been doing some cross-stitch…it’s slow going, but I can do it in front of the TV, and so far I’ve been pleased with the results.

  303. Lindsay says:

    I’ve been making the Amy Butler Lotus Tunic. I love it! Easy to follow instructions and it looks great.

  304. tammie says:

    I’ve been sewing baby bibs for gifts this last week, and knitting washcloths. Simple, easy projects as I am gearing up to do more home improvements!

  305. Marilyn says:

    I am trying to finish a quilt top that I started years ago..and then hopefully finish the quilt!

  306. heidi says:

    Lately I’ve been using some fabric (much of it from sew mama sew!) that I’ve backed with japanese paper to cover handmade boxes. I’ll be working on needle books and pincushions in coordinating fabrics, so eventually, the boxes will each hold a complete sewing kit.

  307. Sequana says:

    I’m working on organizing my scraps this week. I’ve separated them by color groups, and today I’m making string blocks from the red groups. So far I have 15 six-inch blocks and there will be at least 5-10 more I think. Makes me feel good to get this daunting job started.

  308. Andi says:

    I am just starting to baste together a pinwheel and whirligig baby quilt that was inspired by quilt month. It’s the first quilt top I have designed on my own and will also be my first try at free-form quilting. Wish me luck!

  309. Kristine says:

    I’m about to start working on two things: my graduation dress and a gift for my mom for buying me a new sewing machine. Exciting times!

  310. becky says:

    I am currently finishing #2 easter dress for my daughters. I am using a smocked dress my mother made and never hemmed for any of us girls, so this is it’s first showing! I made some pantaloons to go underneath. fun stuff!

  311. janet says:

    I’ve been making those cool reversible headbands for my daughter and her friend. They are easy enough for even me to sew!

  312. Jeanette says:

    I have been making little Lambs from Turkey Feather’s blog, and then yesterday I made a cute little bolster pillow out of my old pajamas. There is a tutorial on my blog =0) I am really happy with how it turned out.

    I have also been hunting high and low for a fabric egg pattern so I was thrilled when Blue Bobbin pointed me in this direction. I only wish I had seen it sooner so that I could have a whole basket full before Easter. Thanks for the pattern!

  313. melissa says:

    little stuffed easter eggs — which keep coming out like balls 🙁 i should have preshrunk my fabrics…

  314. CodeCrafter says:

    I am making a little hat and hopefully some shoes for a friends little boy who is due to arrive in the next couple of weeks! I also as always have many knitting projects on the needles.

  315. Judith Heinen says:

    I have been making some cute needle and scissor holders for each of the 7 members of my quilt group that I meet with monthly. Seems quilters just love little crafty items. I’ve also cut the ‘Two Of A Kind’ quilt that was shown in the latest BH&G Patchwork Magazine. It is made with 30’s fabrics and I hope to sew it up next week..

  316. Collette says:

    I’ve been working on making shoes for my son. The first pair got taken apart 3 times and still didn’t turn out quite how I wanted. But now it’s a quest. (More accurately it’s an obsession but quest makes me sound more noble and less crazy.)

  317. Christina says:

    I’m in the middle of three quilts–one is ready for quilting, one for backing and one is still being pieced. I love it!

  318. Anne says:

    Recently finished my first patchwork (using the chenille-backed baby blanket tutorial posted here). Next up are window seat cushions – a daunting task for me!

  319. Sharon says:

    In between sewing spring apparel for myself I’ve been busy working on some aprons as well as retro inspired stuffies for a friend’s children.

  320. Sonja says:

    I am just about finishing my first big quilt (but don´t ask me how many unfinished projects are around…)

  321. CaRho says:

    I’ve been working on little felt bunnies for Easter. I stitched up quite a few for my son’s classroom earlier this week. I’m also working on baby blanket’s for my 2 month old nephew 🙂

  322. Katherine says:

    I just moved and now I’m working on lots of home projects, first though are some drapes! I finally have nice big windows and I’m so excited about the projects that can bring! I can’t wait to finish.

  323. Amber says:

    I am a mom of 3. My youngest turns one tomorrow my middle is almost 3 and the oldest is 4 1/2. My life is just settling down enough to start sewing again. Last weekend I made 2 pillowcase dresses for my girls and today I am whipping out 2 more that they may even wear for Easter Sunday! They are nothing fancy, but it has been so fun to get a little creative and see the end product right away!

  324. Karen says:

    I’m working on a bag that I designed myself! It’s taking me ages because I am a total beginner so I am taking it veeeery slowly. But it’s almost done now, yay.

  325. upstatelisa says:

    love the polka dots from the Cake Rock Beach collection and the measurement tape from the Wee Play collection.

  326. Sarah says:

    I’ve been working on luggage tags, and dresses for my sister’s wedding. I love the new American Jane line!

  327. Kirsten says:

    I’m working on a surplice top that I had drafted from my favorite ready-to-wear tee-shirt pattern. Between that, I am knitting on my chevron scarf from Joelle Halvorson’s Last Minute Knitted Giftts.

  328. Kate says:

    I love that coral. Sooo summery!

  329. leslie says:

    I’ve been getting things ready to make some bedding and baby quilts for our daughter’s room (due in July)

  330. Cami says:

    I just got a new sewing machine so I have been practicing machine quilting. I have also been making some bibs, burp cloths, and baby blankets for baby showers. Love the fabrics!

  331. Abi B says:

    I am trying to teach myself to crochet. I’m working on a cupcake pattern at this time. You may see the pattern at
    Next I want to work on crochet granny square. My biggest problem is reading the pattern and knowing what they want me to do.

  332. Rhiannon says:

    After I finish up checking out my bloglines I’m going to get back to work. I’m making a scrappy log cabin baby quilt for my new nephew. All the blocks are done. I need to get started on the sashing ….

  333. Tracy says:

    I have finished cutting the fabric (Urban Chik Swell…I chose the reds) for my new flea market bag off the Grand Revival pattern. So far it’s going nice and smooth and I can’t wait to use it!

  334. Bean says:

    and oops, I’m working on a spring bag for myself, and a travel duffel for her first airplane trip next month!

  335. Bean says:

    ooh, beautiful new fabrics! A lot of the prints in the Cake Rock line will look fabulous as skirts!

  336. Christy says:

    I’m finishing up a scarf I’m knitting for my boyfriend (just a couple months too late). Then, I’m moving on to a purse using an Amy Butler pattern.

  337. Karmela says:

    I’m finishing some curtians for my living room. It took about 2 months to decide which fabric to use (two have been hanging from a curtain rod for that long, waiting for this moment), and now I’m actually going to put them together.

  338. carrie says:

    i’ve been working on getting some spring INSIDE because OUTSIDE doesn’t seem to be cooperating! i made a birds nest recently that was a lot of work – i feel for the birds now!

  339. Jenny says:

    I didn’t have to work today; but the kids were in school so I made:
    1. a shoulder bag, 2. lined zipper pouch for inside bag, 3. 2 skirts for myself, 4. 1 skirt for my daughter, 5. tank top for daughter, 6. long sleeve shear shirt for daughter, 7. capris for daughter, 8. cut out 2 more tops for her. I was busy!! Love the new fabric!

  340. Esther says:

    I’m knitting a hat! This weekend I’m planning to make a few 9-patches; I’m getting ready for a Machine Quilting “on your home machine” class at the local quilt shop.

  341. I’ve knitted one Potamous sock!

  342. Karen says:

    I’m working on some aprons to give some friends for Easter. They’re all cut out and waiting for me to get home tonight and sew them!

  343. Rebecca says:

    i have been working on a crazy quilt for my sister. that is on its second year. sigh. no more crazy quilts for me!

  344. Robyn says:

    Baby quilts galore! Using a modified log cabin square. Next up: new curtains for my living room.

  345. Michelle says:

    Oh my goodness!! Where shall I begin? Well, the start sounds like a good enough place. I’m currently working on a custom quilted dog bed, a baby quilt for my cousin, and an Easter outfit for myself! Of course, this is only the ‘short’ list of things I’m actually doing at the moment, but the list of ‘to dos’ keeps increasing with each day! There just clearly isn’t enough time in the day to get all this sewing done, but why in the world would anyone want to reach the end of their sewing to do list? Cheers!! Happy Easter & crafty sewing to you all!

  346. Alyssa says:

    I’m working on birthday gifts for some special kids – inspired by the post on whip up recently using purl frogs to make a lily pad game. I LOVE the Cake rock beach line!

  347. Rachel says:

    I am still working on the dining room curtains. Then I want to make some fun skirts for Spring/Summer.

  348. mary Connelly says:

    I made the mischievevous gnome messenger bag this week and am about to start an Emmeline Apron. Love your site!

  349. meg says:

    I’ve been wondering when Cake Rock Beach was going to come out! So pretty. As for what I’ve been working on, the focus has been on finally wrapping up some of the stuff gathering dust in the “unfinished” pile. The latest victory was a picnic blanket that I finished quilting yesterday. (The top had only been sitting in a box for, oh, 18 months or so.)

  350. Suzanne says:

    I’m working on pouches, pouches, pouches and totes for an upcoming craft fair!

  351. Melanie says:

    I’ve been making prefold diapers out of found fabric (old t-shirts, sheets, etc.) and trying to organize my sewing space. Next on the list is to finish a dress I have cut and some cloth napkins. Busy, busy, busy!

  352. Amy says:

    Making spring clothes for my little girl!

  353. Deirdre says:

    I just finished my first handbag using the Velma pattern by Amy Butler. It was so much fun that I cut it out & finished it all in one day! Of course, I brought it in to work and have been getting compliments on it all day.

  354. Carrie says:

    Love the new lines – it’s amazing the projects that come to mind by just looking at pretty fabrics. I am just completing a new diaper bag for my youngest using a jelly roll of “Look and Learn”. My oldest put the strips into just the pattern he wanted and I sewed them together. It is really colorful and a lot of fun! (I also just made a free hand suffed rabbit for my youngest – I handed it to him and he handed it back 🙁 – apparently that pattern needs some work.)

  355. jill says:

    Ironically enough, I’m just starting on two twin quilts made of the “Peas and Carrots” line by American Jane. They’re for my goddaughter and her sister. I’m also on again off again working on an i spy quilt for my son and a Freshcut wall hanging and some curtains and . .. well, you get the idea.

  356. brandy says:

    After all of your quilting posts, I am going to work on my first quilt blocks! I am planning some coasters. Along the way, I would also like to make some pin cushions and a knitting needle holder. Thanks for the inspiration!

  357. kate says:

    I’m optimistically sewing skirts for both my daughter and me (although it’s SNOWING right now…sigh) and this weekend I’ll start a couple of baby gifts out of Bend The Rules sewing (my first-ever baby blanket!)

    I love, love, love BOTH of those new fabric collections, and am already envisioning skirts and pillows and dresses, oh my!

  358. S.K. says:

    I love your shop and the blog (and, of course, free fabric friday!). I just finished a pair of lounge pants, and am planning on starting a Spring picnic quilt this weekend (hurray for the sun!) as well as a cute set of Japanese kimono-inspired baby pyjamas.

  359. k8sm0m says:

    I have just spruced up my kitchen with new oven mitts, potholders, kitchen towels, trivets, and an apron. All using this lovely modern print with brown, pink and mint green – there was only a yard and half of it at the store, I fell head over heels for it an decided to surround myself with it. Maybe it will help washing dishes seem pleasurable… I even recovered my fabric message board and hung it over the oven – I plan on tucking little reciepes there so I can see them as i cook. yeah for fresh spring colors.

  360. Alli says:

    I have so many projects jumping around in my head right now – spring has brought with it about a million ideas! I’ll be devoting the weekend to turning a super-soft cashmere sweater into some bunny stuffies for my neice and nephew. If I have time when that is done, I have some clothing reconstruction projects for myself. I ditto the above request for a 48 hour day!

  361. Judy D. says:

    I’m making a log cabin-ish horse blanket/doll quilt for a horse crazy little girl I know…and testing out my new walking foot in the process.

  362. Key says:

    I have been making stuffed gifts for kids, so far…a bummy, a kitten, and a camel (which turned out much larger that I expected).

    Very exciting to see the new Joelle Hoverson line.

  363. Erin says:

    I’m working on a crochet baby kimino. Not so sure it’s turning out according to the pattern, but we shall see!

  364. melissa f. says:

    i’ve got to start entering these things 🙂
    i found my childhood dolls in the basement yesterday… my son is fascinated and has ordered up new bedding and new clothing for them all. we’ll see how that goes…

  365. Kristin says:

    I am working on making my own version of the rice heat therapy bags to go to a Relay for Life fundraiser in honor of my uncle (who lost his battle with cancer right before Thanksgiving). They have been really fun to make and it make me happy knowing they’re going to a worthy cause…

  366. Shana says:

    I’ve been working on some sun dresses and tops for my baby because I am sure that someday summer will come to Iowa!

  367. Jessica says:

    I’ve been waiting for Cake Rock Beach to come out.
    I’m working on a few Dear Jane blocks by hand lately. And knitting a sweater. And a pair of socks.

  368. Sarah says:

    I just finished my first quilt! It’s the stacked coins quilt from Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. I’m really happy with how it came out and I can’t wait to make another quilt! Other than that, I have been spinning a lot of yarn and complaining that I have to stop spinning and start knitting!

  369. Lindsey says:

    I’m designing and cutting out the pieces for a doll quilt for my daughter. Her birthday is in a couple of weeks and think of her as my Persephone, so it has a spring blooming theme to it. I’m excited to make and give it to her.

  370. Stacy says:

    This is perfect because I just finished my most tedious and rewarding craft yet (I’m still pretty new). I did an etched design on an old window pane I found in the trash. It is beautiful!! I’m about to post about it on my blog if anybody wants to see it.

  371. Lia says:

    I’m working on making some spring headbands, and I’m finishing up my Weekender bag. I’m hoping to get a headband in every color, as well as a few fun patterns.

  372. Kathy says:

    Oh – I was supposed to tell you what I am working on – stenciling t-shirts or late. I have a whole pile to do this weekend (she says hopefully!).

  373. Thea says:

    I am working on sewing some dolls for a Mayfaire festival. I have just graduated to sewing some of them on my machine. Up to now, everything has been done by hand!

  374. Amy says:

    Stuffed animal bunnies and fabric easter eggs have kept me up sewing into the wee hours after the kids are asleep.

  375. Kathy says:

    I love the building block series!

  376. Sarah says:

    My current sewing project is working out the kinks on my quilted coaster pattern. After seeing a couple of these online, I had to figure out how to make them my own! The first batch got me some good practice with machine quilting; for the second, I am using fun Spring-inspired fabrics and hope to sell them on my (as-yet-empty) Etsy shop!

    My current knitting (TV-watching) project is a criss-cross drop-stitch scarf in a yummy kelly green color.

  377. Amy says:

    I just finished my first bagsket, and also made a fabric basket/cozy for a 9×9 baking pan — it turned out really nice, and was a gift to my Mom for her birthday today! I made by starting with a square (of fabric sewn to quilted fabric), and cut a 2 inch slot in two inches from each corner, like a windmill. Then I attached velcro so that it could fold up into a pan shape by closing the velcro. It was really easy, maybe I’ll make a tutorial sometime 🙂

  378. Kristin says:

    Oh wow! I love the cake rock beach collection. I will make sure to save some money in April to buy it (unless I win the contest **wink wink**). I am currently making a strip quilt using the Swell collection. Congrats on your pregnancy by the way!

  379. sharon says:

    i’m workinf on summer dresses

  380. Ritz says:

    I finally got my machine back!! I am finishing up a diaper bag for my cousin, another “man” diaper bag for my other cousin, and two baby dresses for another cousin and a friend. So many babies!

  381. Andrea says:

    Right now, I’m working on a baby hat for a soon-to-be-born baby boy. And I’m thinking about starting a small quilt.

  382. kathy says:

    Just finished the blanket for baby boy, now to start one for twin baby girl-in the middle of a whirlygig quilt-bought the fabric for burp cloths and trying to do a few stuffed easter pocket eggs. I wish I didn’t have to work! I have too much crafting to do;)

  383. Julia says:

    I recently bought myself a super-awesome craft table from Ikea and have been busying myself trying to perfect the fabric box so that I can creat deep, colorful dividers for the large drawers. It’s proving quite challenging and time-consuming!

  384. Courtney says:

    I haven’t done much crafting lately at all with my daughter’s birthday and Easter being this weekend, but I did create a flannel score board for my dad’s checker tournaments. He mentors some kids and plays checkers with them and he wanted a kind of “felt board” or something where he could keep scores (like tournament brackets) on so I covered a cork board in a few spare pieces of flannel and then cut flannel “name plates” that would stick to the board but yet still be movable.

    Love the new fabrics! Especially the beachy ones…

  385. Rossie says:

    I’m working on a big bold quilt with a lot of curved piecing.
    So far, I’m finding the curved piecing pretty simple to do!

  386. Stacy says:

    I have been working on making my daughter some skirts for spring. I used the tutes from the sewing for kids month. Next project will be a dress for her.

  387. Emily says:

    My current craft projects are a couple knitting projects I can’t seem to get completed. I’m looking forward to sewing some spring and summer clothes for my kids when I get the knitting done.

  388. Janice says:

    I made four “ugly” dolls this week. Next is several minky baby blankets.

  389. I’m new to sewing & have just made my first purse. I’m planning on working on a zippered pouch & another purse this weekend…I’m excited:)

  390. Amy says:

    I just finished my first patchwork projects (eggs & bird) mostly hand sewn and am looking forward to getting much better at it. Wish I had more time and space to keep my sewing machine out permanently.

  391. Megan says:

    I’m a sewing newbie, too, and love to see that I’m not the only one with lots and lots of projects going at once. Currently I’m working on some baby bibs and burp cloths to give as gifts and a tote bag for sewing class. I’m working up the courage to tackle the Amy Butler Lotus Tunic after my skills have improved a bit more!

  392. Katie says:

    I’ve been finished up a pair of legwarmers for my Little Miss and starting a Little Red Riding Hood jacket for her. I’ve also been ripping out seams from her first year of clothing for a sweet baby clothes quilt.

  393. Trisha says:

    I just finished a bunch of crayon holders to give all the kids in my son’s play group for Easter.

  394. Jacquie says:

    I working on machine quilting my disappearing nine patch quilt. First time machine quilting something this large. I’m giving it my best!

  395. Karie says:

    You always have the best and cutest fabric at your store!! Right now I am working on a diaper bag for my boyfriends sister, I like to make a diaper bag for all the new moms I know, its so much nicer to have a cute diaper bag than one of the boring store bags… I really hope she likes it… I am using the Joel Dewberry fabric for it, so its pretty springy looking and toally in fashon as well…

  396. SuziQ says:

    Mundane tasks on my to-do list: hemming jeans, fixing seams, refashioning sleeves for spring on a favorite shirt. I’d like to get to a rag quilt I’ve been putting off, but it’ll probably be a bit yet.

  397. Celeste says:

    An Easter bonnet for my daughter–hoping to start and finish it this afternoon!

  398. Karrin Hurd says:

    Yesterday I embroidered 2 T-shirts for my grandsons. I am also working on a stitchery for granddaughter. Am also working on an entry for the Crazy Quilting International purse contest.
    Am also working on several round robins, both sane quilting and CQ.

  399. Helen says:

    This week, I’m working on a bag with bamboo handles made from a print from the Moda Fresh air collection. I’m also knitting a cardigan for my daughter. Oh, and I’m midway through a quilt in Summer in the City fabrics (Urban Chiks), and a baby quilt for a friend who’s expecting. I like to have lots of things on the go at once so that I have something to pick up and work on whatever I feel like doing!

  400. Robin in New Jersey says:

    This morning I finished sewing a light pink baby dress for my first granddaughter who is due June 6th. She will wear it home from the hospital. Making baby dresses is my favorite thing to sew.

  401. Jen says:

    I just finished making my son a pair of pants, and I finished his baby blanket last night (chenille and flannel).

  402. NIKOLE says:

    I’m working on my daughter’s Easter dress along with making grocery sacks. I’m teaching the gals at church how to make them!

  403. DeerDominique says:

    Wow! That ‘Cake Rock Beach Collection’ is totally amazing!

  404. jennie says:

    I’m finishing a superhero cape for my nephew!

  405. Amy says:

    Oh my! It is just lovely fabric!
    Lately I have been making summer dresses and skirts for my 3 yr old and attempting to finish all things fabric for her new big girl bedroom.

  406. Becky says:

    My Christmas tree skirts are quilted. I just need to put the binding on. And I am starting a new line of softie dolls. I can’t wait!

  407. Pamela says:

    I am working on an Emmeline Apron with fabric from Moda. And still working (in spurts) on my posies, patches and puppies quilt. Happy Easter!

  408. Lauren says:

    Those are so pretty! And perfect for spring!

  409. Natalie Edwards says:

    I have been trying to make my daughter a quilt for her bed but I am so scared that I am going to totally screw it up that I am kind of paralized with fear that the moment!!!! I wish I had someone near me to get myself past it and just get it done!!!!

  410. lindamade says:

    I have been making lots of quilted baby bibs lately (there are so many spring babies this year!). Here’s a pic of one sleepy recipient:

  411. Lynn says:

    I am starting my baby jane! I’m so excited for this quilt.

  412. Aimee Davis says:

    I just finally finished my daughter’s Easter dress and need to get busy on an Easter blouse for myself. I am also getting ready to start making patterns for some rattle dolls that I want to make for my etsy shop. I absolutely love that new line of fabric! I am dying to get my hands on the Amy Butler Barcelona skirt pattern and start making some skirts for me…much of the fabric swatches above are screaming “buy me!”

  413. Wendy says:

    I just cut out the Amy Butler Yoga mat bag. I hope to get it all together this weekend.

  414. Hjordi says:

    I am quilting a quilt and making a birthday banner!

  415. Jeannine says:

    Ohh.. I have been waiting for the Joelle Hoverson fabric to be released.

    Currently, I am working on a painfully slow quilt for my mother-in-law. She requested a quilt a few months ago and I tend to work on it in fits and starts. I also have grand plans of beginning a Dear Jane quilt. We’ll see if that one ever comes into being.

  416. Elspeth says:

    I’ve been working on a Log Cabin Quilt, from Joelle Hoverson’s Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts, and a sweater using a pattern from Interweave Knits. They’re both going so well!

  417. kate l. says:

    yay! i’ve been holding my breath for joelle’s fabric collection for months!!!

  418. Christi says:

    I’ve been planning more than doing. Planning an apron, skirt, easter eggs, napkins and such. Can we put 48 hours in a day PLEASE!!

  419. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been a terrible mother. I’ve made baby quilts for all my friends and relatives within a month or so of the birth, but looked at the calendar and saw that my dear baby girl is turning 2 next month and I still haven’t made her a baby quilt! EEK! Shame on me. So I have been working on finishing one for her… and my brother and two other friends… Busy day!

  420. Zarah says:

    I’m working on a baby quilt based on Joelle Hoverson’s Stacked Coins Quilt. I just have one more edge of binding to attach, and I’ll be done!! I’m already scheming by next one in blues and greens. Hopefully one of my many preggers friends will have a boy. =)

  421. britt says:

    I am trying to finish the easter skirt that has been sitting in the corner, cut out for 2 months now. I best get working if it is going to make it to church Sunday.

  422. Kristi says:

    I’ve been working on baby/toddler bibs, baby blankets and burp cloths. I also have a few Block of the Month projects one is a baltimore quilt block, and two embroidery of the month blocks. Lots more projects to go. I really love that fabric from Wee Play!

  423. Angela James says:

    I’ve been working on an Amy Butler Nappy Bag for a friend of mine!

  424. Tammy says:

    I just finished a pair of spring pajamas for myself, and I’m working on a cute black skirt for spring.

  425. Robin says:

    I am planning my first quilt – a group project for a baby shower with an alphabet theme. Also working on Amy Butler’s Nappy bag and a quilted wallet.


  426. Terri says:

    I am finishing the second of a Mary Jane Slipper, a project from the Purl Bee. I just have to finish knitting the i-cord around the edge and the strap.

  427. Jessica C says:

    I’m working on a sock monkey quilt for my son, and also those cute fabric easter eggs that you guys posted! 🙂

  428. Alissa says:

    I have some good friends who are expecting twins. I’ve been deep in the midst of designing two quilts that somehow go together, but aren’t too matchy-matchy! Fun though. I also REALLY need to turn my quilt along blocks into a lap quilt!

  429. ariana says:

    working on a quilt and dress. we shall see which gets completed first!

  430. Collins says:

    I’ve just made coasters for a friend. I’m working on making spring/summer clothes for myself and my daughter.

  431. Heather W says:

    I am working on totes and embroidering linen for mobiles for my etsy shop update in April!

    *off to look at the new fabric…..*

  432. Becky says:

    I realized I have very few short-sleeved things I can wear for work (mostly what I had was T-shirts), so I’ve been working on my quasi-professional spring wardrobe. I finished one Asian-inspired tunic earlier this week, and now I’m working on a short-sleeved blouse from some really pretty floral cotton. Among the milion other things I’m plotting!

  433. Teresa says:

    With Easter just two days away I am doing all that I can to try and finish my daughter’s Easter dress. Hopefully I’ll be posting pictures of it tomorrow (that’s if the kids nap and I can get a good hour or two of sewing in today)!

  434. NIta says:

    The crafty sewing projects I have been working on lately have been limited to mending, mending and more mending. A while ago I created an Ipod cover for my son using a fancy cut to center a fish motive on the flap. I guess the most crafty I have been lately has been using stamps and punches to brighten a monthly newletter. I feel a great deal of satisfaction in punching stencils to use with a certain stamps and then making each newsletter unique. Planned projects? Finishing UFO’s and dreaming of sewing that magic tile quilt in my favorite colors.

  435. Kari says:

    Does making a baby count? I haven’t sewn a single thing since I found out I’m pregnant. However, I’ve got lots of plans, including finishing up a couple quilt tops and a diaper bag.

  436. Coralee says:

    I am working on an overnight bag/satchel McCall’s 5487.

  437. Diana says:

    I’ve been working on a serendipity quilt and trying to finish an old turning twenty project.

  438. rere says:

    I just finished a little messenger bag for my daughter out of re-purposed materials.Now I want to make one for her friend.

  439. Delaina says:

    I’m working on baby bedding for my niece’s arrival in July. It’s not as difficult as I thought it would be and I’m having fun doing it. I’m excited to walk in her room and know that I created the beautiful bedding that she’ll sleep on!

  440. Barbara says:

    I just finished an Easter dress for my granddaughter–all chocolate brown and icing pick, polka-dots and stripes. For my daughter, I made her a quick hat out of my stash to help hide the fact that she can’t blow-dry her hair while one arm is in a cast… Next up: t-shirts for my grandson.

  441. Ashley says:

    I’m making my boyfriend a custom laptop sleeve for his MacBook Pro. It’s lined with a fun robots cotton print. The outter fabric is a sturdy wool. I hope he likes it 🙂

  442. daria says:

    ooh, I’ve been waiting for Cake Rock Beach to come out!

    I have been all quilt, all the time lately, can’t wait to have some time to do some spring sewing for my girl.

  443. Amy says:

    I recently finished some polar fleece hats to be sold for charity. I also have some stretch knits I want to make shirts from, but haven’t found the time yet.

  444. Karin says:

    Eek!! Wee Play is so cute, but I love the skeleton-like coral in the Cake Rock Beach line. I would love to make a beach bag from that one. Or pillows, or a skirt, or…………..You never fail to delight the little fabric ho in me.

  445. Stacy A says:

    Hey Sew Mama Sew! I love reading the posts from free Friday questions. This week I am working on 2 blocks from the Dear Jane quilt I am making. Also, for fun, I took a few simple vintage designs and embroidered them on cloth diapers, I just need to add fabric to the back for a cute burp cloth. I tried to do an easy project this week, to lighten up the tougher ones. It worked great!

  446. Oh boy, where to start? I’m working on a tot-sized purse for my daughter to stash all her on-the-go toys in when we go out. And I’m thinking one or more of the Wee Play fabrics would make the perfect fabric for recovering the seat of our dining room chairs. Fun prints, but “busy” enough to hide the inevitable stains.

  447. mikawendy says:

    I’m working on a Big Zig (Denyse Schmidt) lap size quilt as a wedding present for cousins. The front is a deep brick red with two zigzag stripes of khaki fabric with black accents and red chrysanthemum-looking flowers on them. The binding will be black–I bought two different black fabrics to audition for the bindings. Whichever one I don’t use will probably become binding in a different project.

  448. Sarah S says:

    I just finished up some soft baby blocks, a tutorial from LondonMummy, except that I appliqued the letters of the baby’s name to the fronts. They turned out really cute!

  449. Jeanne says:

    Love the Wee Play line of fabric! I’ve been working on a notebook cover to the Clothesline Club at my LQS. It’s almost done.

  450. Anna says:

    I’ve been working on the messenger bag we are making in my sewing class. The flap is quilted. And Cake Rock Beach would have been perfect for it! Maybe the next one…

  451. danielle says:

    Oh I have been trying to finish this little fabric tree wall hanging I’ve been working on for my baby’s room. Its a little that has a little nest and a couple of birds. It’s hard to limit the fabrics on it because I have found so many cute ones to inspire me. I can’t wait to finish it!

  452. Katie says:

    I am starting a new bag tomorrow, I have seen a few that I want to make, so I might have a whole new bag wardrobe for the spring! Also some skirts and a built by wendy top.

  453. Jessica says:

    I’m itching to start on a baby boy quilt top. I ordered fabric from you for the first time on Wednesday, and am dying to get my hands on it!

    I’m also sewing a couple girly quilts from flannel. I plan to back them with vintage hobnail chenille bedspread and put them in my etsy shop.

  454. Terri says:

    I’ve been crocheting some sweet baby booties and recently finished a fun flannel baby blanket with embroidery and crochet accents. 🙂

  455. Kelsi says:

    I just finished baby blocks. Embroidered on each block is a letter spelling their name and then numbers. I am so excited to have finished a project!! So many started and then just laying around. Love your site!!

  456. Dana says:

    I have a quilt top finished and plan to start the quilting this weekend. It’s my first bed-sized quilt so it could be interesting wrangling it through my machine.

  457. Laurel says:

    I’ve been working on a bunch of tote bags this week, but I’ve been a wee bit distracted by my adorable niece, who’s been visiting for the week.

  458. Hi. I love this blog. I am working on quilt block pillow covers and a baby quilt. Thanks so much.

  459. Emily Ecklund says:

    I have been making a baby blanket for an upcoming baby shower…if only I had more time to get it done!

  460. Kate says:

    I’m currently working on several projects, including a Denyse Schmidt inspired quilt and a wet bag for those cloth diapers on the go.

  461. Michelle says:

    Oooh, I love that rulers print. So cute, I can think of a million things to do with it…

  462. Dayna says:

    I finished a pieced quilted bag and am getting ready to cut out several other bags to work on today.

  463. Michelle says:

    I’m working on a bunch of things but I’d say my primary project is the High Street Messenger Bag by Amy Butler. I’m using a deep red corduroy for the exterior and a beautiful brocade style fabric for the lining. I can’t wait for it to be finished.

  464. Christine says:

    I’ve been working on two things: clutch handbags made of corduroy and vintage fabrics, and vintage-inspired tulle hostess aprons!

  465. I hate to throw anything out, so finding exciting ways to turn remnants and old clothing from a burden to a boon is always satisfying. Lately I’ve been designing and mocking up purses meant to use up small pieces in as many different ways as I can think of.

  466. molly says:

    Haven’t started it yet, but I’m going to make a Waldorf doll for my little girl.

  467. Katrin says:

    I made a pair of potholders with a very nice cat fabric in the center.
    See them here:

  468. Grace Sheppard says:

    Just starting a birthday gift for a soon-to-be seven-year old. She wants a figure skating outfit, and chose magenta spandex with silver sparkles. It’s going to be really something, provided I can figure out how to sew with spandex.

  469. apple cyder says:

    I am just finishing two quilted pillows using the disappearing nine patch and log cabin blocks–inspired by SMS quilting month, no less!

  470. Annette says:

    LOVE that naturalist fabric – the fern green is stupendous. I have just finished sewing a dozen really cool costumes for our high school play – “Little Shop of Horrors”. Way fun. Also been working on some cute purses. Today i’m hoping to find some time to make nice hairbands for our girls to wear on Easter Saturday and Sunday! – after the house cleaning though…. kinda been neglecting that!!! A happy and blessed Easter to all.

  471. Liz says:

    I am in skirt and dress frenzy these days, in preparation for the upcoming warm seasons. We wear a lot of skirts and dresses over here, so I’m trying my darnedest to make our spring/summer wardrobes. So far, so good.

  472. CArol says:

    Love the new fabric lines. I made 10 or so “easter” aprons for my friends and family.

  473. Ellen says:

    I started the “Bend the Rules” Easy Lap Quilt for a soon to be nephew using “creatures and critters” fabric and am almost finished with the hating pad cover in brushed cottons from Denyse Schmidt’s book…
    It feels great to do something creative and hopefully I can get back to them this weekend.

    Love that beachy, naturalist fabric!

  474. renee says:

    Love those Wee Play ones! Working on some onesies for a friends new baby, a quilt for my son and working on his spring clothes (a knitted tank, summer beach pants, a few pairs of shorts). That’s my spring to sew list. 🙂

  475. Lorraine says:

    attempting my first skirt from a Valori Wells sole fabric GORGEOUS
    making for my holiday in vegas in August !!!!!!! nobody knows me there

  476. Christy says:

    I just finished a smaller hanging pocket organizer for the littlest kid’s room. I used an old valance that had coordinated with Will’s crib bedding set, and used some fabric that I purchased from your store, last month! It has four pockets and hangs from hooks on the wall. Abi, in particular likes to put her doll clothes, and my little pony stuff in it!

    Thanks for doing these drawings/giveaways every week. The anticipation is fun! Not to mention I love the fabrics that you carry in your store: I am LOVING the new Wee Play line!

  477. Tricia says:

    I’m finishing up some smocked sundresses (so optimistic, with the snow coming down) for my 5-year-old and some felted slippers for my husband. Then, many many sets of curtains.

  478. i am having fun figuring out small projects for my scrap stash- hair clips, postage stamp quilts, and today i’m making a patchwork spring banner.

  479. Ellen says:

    I’ve been working on a dress for the daughter of a friend – the baby is due in July. The parents are huge Alabama football fans and the dress features Alabama fabric, with crimson piping, and a pair of crimson bloomers. As a transplanted Northerner I am so far neutral regarding SEC football, but this dress is so cute that it might sway my emotions.

  480. Margaret says:

    i loves me some Wee Play!

  481. Julie says:

    I’m juggling a thousand things right now, but my attention has been turned most to a pleated skirt I’m making for my own birthday. I’m enjoying going slowly with all the little details.

  482. Marianne says:

    a mini-quilt for the wall, for a precious baby girl scheduled to be born on april 8th!

  483. Steven says:

    I’m just learning to sew and such. As you can imagine, I’m completely obsessed already. I’ve been making tote bags and boxy bags and a couple fabric wallets. Oh, and a set of those square coasters I found on a website somewhere. And I haven’t stopped knitting either – felted boxes and cabled totes and scarves out the whazzoo. I need to win the lottery so I have more time for crafting.

  484. angela says:

    I’m working on a quilt for my sister’s baby – due in May!! And a belly dancing costume for a performance in April.

  485. Chante says:

    I recently found this site and I am totally enamored by the plethora of sewign information.

    I am currently working on my first ever quilt. Its only about lap or crib size but I am really enjoying piecing it all together. I’m incorporating half square triangles to make one big star. I’m already thinking of ideas for my next project.

  486. zannestar says:

    ooooh, loving that Cake Rock Beach collection, I’ve been thinking of the ocean lately… I’m working on a wrap dress, spring coat and some summer sun bucket hats. Too many projects at once and just dying to finish them!

  487. Heather B says:

    I’m finishing up a (belated now) birthday present for a little boy – pjs & shoes to match! Plenty more projects are in the line behind!

  488. irene says:

    I have some more burp cloths, bibs and pj pants for the whole family that I need to get going on. I hope I can get it all done this weekend so I can start on my little girl’s quilt for her 2nd birthday. I’m very excited to make my first girly quilt. And yep, it will be all pink and green!

  489. Kim says:

    I made some felted wool balls for my little one’s easter basket yesterday… I used a combination of needle and wet felting …

    Im new here, but I LOVE this blog!

  490. Fran says:

    I’ve been preparing vintage cloth for mini quilt projects to give to my MIL for a gift. They were hand-embroidered by her mother and are very precious to her. I wanted a way for her to be able to display them so she can feel them, see them, and show them off. She doesn’t know what I’m working on, but knows something is in process, making it all the more exciting!

  491. Michele says:

    Last week I finished sewing the Olive doll from Wee Wonderfuls…right now I’m finishing up two more of the same doll/pattern for my daughter’s and niece’s Easter baskets.

  492. alicia says:

    I am working on my first block exchange. I have a long weekend of quilting ahead–I’m excited!

  493. Lily says:

    I just finished some placemats for Easter, and now am working on some fabric bunting (little strung flag garland thingy) to hang for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. It’s a great way to use up these scraps I have lying around!

    Lovely, lovely fabrics!

  494. Mara says:

    I have a number of projects going, each slowly progressing as my schedule and energy level allow but the one I am working on right now is curtains for my bedroom. I found ten yards of a smoky blue fabric for $1.00 at a yard sale (can’t beat that!) but couldn’t afford the corresponding fabric I had pictured in my head, so decided to create my own with inexpensive muslin and fabric paint. Very experimental and I can’t decide if they are fabulous or hideous.

  495. brianna says:

    a linen shirt for florida vacation next week : ) and a wallet too…

  496. Dee says:

    I’m knitting a pair of socks–just plain stockinette. Also, I’m sorting through my fabric to start a quilt out of blue fabrics.

  497. Therisa says:

    I am very new to sewing and am loving it! As my first project, I completed the baby quilt from Joelle Hoverson’s Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. What a great book!

  498. Kirsten says:

    I just finished a set of patchwork coasters for my ma’s birthday. And in the midst of a log cabin cushion cover. Fun!

  499. vonda petty says:

    I love the wee play fabric. I’ve been crazy about making totes, diaper bags, and summer purses and would love to use those great colors in my work.

  500. Susan says:

    I just love the measuring tape fabric! Sew Great!! LOL!


  501. Lorajean says:

    All the comments are so aggressive in getting giant projects tackled, very impressive! I had to take apart a quilt because I used a 1/2″ seam instead of a 1/4″ seam. It’s all taken apart and re-ironed. I now need to cut down most of the squares and re-lay it out. Then sew it back up. It is definitely going to be a tie-quilt now!

  502. katy says:

    I’ve been working on a quilt for my new niece, Renee (
    AND trying to make a decent fabric egg from Kristin’s pattern . . . think I’m egg challenged. ha!

  503. Alli says:

    I’ve been working on a bag for my SIL. I quilted the outside, and need to get a zipper so I can finish constructing it before I go visit in May.

  504. nettie says:

    I am currently working on a quilt for my sister’s baby. due in may. I love the american jane fabrics…now I am wishing i had used them instead.

  505. I’m starting a dress from Girly Style Wardrobe for my almost 3 girl.

  506. natalie says:

    I spent some time this week making patchwork pincushions. I really don’t need so many pincushions, but it became such an addictive habit, I couldn’t stop! I’m hoping to shift into finishing my quilted bag, which I have neglected since the summer! It’s the second bag I’ve made, and my first experience with making the lining and straps completely turned me off. I got all confused trying to turn the bag inside out and had to re-do the whole thing 3 (count ’em three!) times before I finally got it. I thought I’d give up on bag-making, but I really like the quilt I made and decided to turn it into a bag…except, I’ve been trying to avoid the dreadful task of lining it and putting on the straps…

  507. Melody says:

    i just sewed my first baby blanket.. really my first major sewing project! i love it..
    now.. I am going to try a little sundress for my 3yr old. 🙂

  508. Jessica Hood says:

    I’ve been embroidering baby bibs for all my friends who are having babies as of late!

  509. Breckster says:

    I’m working on a toddler bed quilt. 🙂

  510. Denise Powers says:

    I made a small bag for my granddaughter for Easter. It was a free pattern from Jennifer Casa called a “Kidlet”. It is a small bag with a pocket in the front and a handle in the back to be hung on a door knob or hook.

  511. Andrea says:

    I am about a day and a half away from finishing up my very first quilt, which I decided to hand-quilt! I am very excited to give it to my 5 year old daughter, as she has been admiring it for weeks!

  512. Kristin says:

    I’m working on finishing a maternity skirt. I just finished a mei tei and an Amy Butler Swing Bag.

  513. Jenn says:

    My projects lately have been more humble… serging washcloths to douse with a “green” cleaner and stick in an old Clorox wipes container. I’ve also done a couple of super easy drawstring bags for all the toys that have to come on day-trips with us. My big projects have been in crochet, though… do we talk about that here?? =) Next project: new pillows for the living room and a matching cover for the primary-colored toddler rocking chair.

  514. Andrea says:

    I am currently working on a crochet blanket for my sister-in-law birthday and one for my parents’ 30th anniversary.

  515. Tracey E says:

    I’ve been working on a cloth doll for a friend’s 4th birthday, and the hand sewing has been quite relaxing! I’m using a free pattern from Martha, and it includes the pattern for the doll (very basic) and clothes. I love the new fabrics, especially the Wee Play!

  516. Carrie says:

    I’m working on my first baby quilt — I’m ready to put together the patchwork strips for the top and am really nervous about it!

  517. Amy says:

    I’m working on a blouse from Simplicity 4077 as well as knitting the Enid Cardigan by Veronik Avery and Vinnland Socks.

  518. Liz says:

    I need to figure out how to do the binding on a fabric book I made using the “Funky Monkey” panel. And I’ve been buying vintage tea towels, with the idea to turn them into purses.

  519. Anary says:

    I just finished a Frenchy bag ( Amy Butler )…a cahir cover for my computer chair is next!
    Polka weakness..ay ay.

  520. Sally says:

    I just made an orange hooded pullover for my three year old and am super happy with the way it turned out! It was Kwik Sew 3150, with the raglan sleeve. The hood was from the zip up sweatshirt, but I added it to the pullover. For Easter, I try to fill his Easter basket with non-candy goodies. Last year the Easter bunny made him a blue sweatshirt that he has loved so much that he asked what the bunny would be bringing this year! I hope the orange hoodie delivers!

  521. jackie says:

    i love the wee play fabric! lately i have been working on felt crowns, capes and other dress ups for my kids and their cousins. i have also been making alot of nursing covers( like hooter hiders ) for new mamas.

  522. Susan F. says:

    This week I have been making baby bonnets, and burp cloths but am anxious to get started on a happy hour quilt, I need to get focused.

  523. Molly says:

    I am just starting a row quilt which I designed using EQ5. It is for my four year old niece to put on her bed in her new house. You can see my design on my blog These new fabrics would work great on my quilts!

  524. Meghan says:

    I’ve been working up the energy to finish my first project from a Burda World of Fashion Magazine. For some reason I’m finding it requires so much more mental effort than a pattern that is already prepared, with ample instructions.

  525. Valerie says:

    I finished one quilt top this week, and today I am hoping to finish up two more that were Christmas presents (yipes!).Wish me luck. 🙂

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