Month: May 2014

Date Night Clutch

Caroline Hulse has a free Date Night Clutch pattern and tutorial featuring her new Gleeful AGF Limited Edition fabric collection. You can also enter to win a Gleeful fat quarter bundlel!…

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Quilt Market Snapshots: Art Gallery Fabrics

Art Gallery Fabrics has become a more significant presence at Quilt Market every season. At the Pittsburgh show, the big news was the three new lines of Limited Edition Fabrics by Caroline Hulse, Sara Lawson and April Rhodes. They were also welcoming Katarina Rocella to the design team. All of the collections are beautiful and the new faces are excellent additions to Art Gallery’s impressive lineup of designers. Take a look at some of the beautiful samples in the Art Gallery booth…

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Brookfield Bag Free Pattern

Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness designed the Brookfield Bag to highlight prints from her new AGF Limited Edition Jungle Ave. fabric collection! Download the PDF pattern and comment for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Jungle Ave.

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Tips for a Professional Finish

Nicole Mallalieu from You Sew, Girl! shares tips and tricks for a professional finish from her latest sewing book, The Better Bag Maker. Nicole’s new book focuses on bags but these tips apply to all types of sewing; her advice ranges from important info about cutting and seams, to a focus on machine features, topstitching tips and more.

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Quilt Market Snapshots: Cotton + Steel

Over the past week, I’ve been trying to think of a good way to describe the atmosphere of the Pittsburgh Quilt Market. There were new credential requirements, so there were fewer people on the floor, but the thing I noticed most was the feeling of buoyancy that the presence of Cotton + Steel brought to the floor…

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Kanzashi Wall Clock

Erin Currie from Seamstress Erin is on a Kanzashi flower kick right now! Erin turned her great obsession for folding and sewing fabric flowers into this fun floral clock project featuring the Serafina fabric collection…

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May Giveaway Day

Giveaway Day lasts through today, Friday 5/16 @ 5 p.m. PST. We have reminders for hosts, and we’d love your feedback about how to improve our next Giveaway Day…

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Quilted Fabric Tray

Sherri from Thread Riding Hood designed this Quilted Fabric Tray that can be used for serving or as a decorative organizer for any room in your home. The tray has a hard base that works for food and drinks, making it perfect for outdoor entertaining. The trays would also make a great hostess gift!

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Giveaway Day Tomorrow!

Giveaway Day is tomorrow! Visit Monday @ 6:00 a.m. PST or later to add your giveaway and find new blogs to love. Check out our guidelines and tips for success…

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Pink Peony Bag Pattern

Anna from Charmed Liebling designs bags and bag sewing patterns, and she also sells bags in her shop. Anna is sharing her latest pattern here as a free tutorial and PDF download. The bag converts from a shoulder bag to a clutch or wristlet; it’s both versatile and pretty!

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Top 10 Tips for Beginning Free-Motion Quilters

We asked Elizabeth Dackson from Don’t Call Me Betsy to join us for a series of posts on free-motion quilting, to help us gain confidence and new techniques. If you’re just starting out you’ll love Elizabeth’s Top 10 Tips for Beginning Free-Motion Quilters!

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Susan Beal Log Cabin Quilting Series: Video

Susan Beal of West Coast Crafty debuts her new four class Log Cabin Quilting series on Creativebug next week! Watch exclusive footage and comment for a chance to win one of two six-month subscriptions to Creativebug (good for access to Susan’s classes and every other class offered through Creativebug!)…

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Giveaway Day May 12

Giveaway Day is May 12! Are you ready? You can give away either handmade goods or sewing and craft supplies. Mark your calendar for May 12 for a chance to enter hundreds of giveaways…

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