318 Patchwork Patterns Quilt-a-long – My week 1

While my hubby is braving the freezing cold outside with our trick-or-treaters, I’m inside with the teenager handing out candy….And writing a blog post!  I almost forgot to share my finished blocks for this weeks 318 Patchwork Patterns Quilt-a-long!  I still have the tulip and heart to work, but I did finish these:   I decided to enlarge the patterns to 6″ as many others have, which I’m finding is easier to work with.  The ice cream block was machine stitched {Read More}

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WIP Wednesday = Lots of little projects & upcoming releases!

I have no wonderful long sewing stories to share with you today.  What I do have is a lot  of little WIP’s! It’s been a very productive week in the studio though which is a good thing. Here are a few shots of  what’s been going on: I finally finished another original EQ7 block this week.  I made it 18″ finished and will probably make it into a pillow.  The fabric is a favorite of mine, PB&J by Basic Grey for {Read More}

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New Pattern ~ Crimson & Clover Train Cases by Sew Sweetness ~

Happy Monday!  I am so excited to finally share with you The Crimson and Clover Train Case, a new pattern by Sew Sweetness!  I tested this pattern awhile back but  Sara held it back a bit so she could make a few cases in Tula Pink’s upcoming line Elizabeth! What is wonderful about this pattern is that you get 3 different size options included. Finished Size of each case:   Small 6” long x 4” tall x 5” deep.  Medium 8” {Read More}

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Writing Handbag Patterns

I have been pattern testing handbags for a few years now and love it. I have learned so many new techniques an for some reason, I really enjoy the editing and the process of how patterns are written.  So can somebody tell me why I am struggling so much with writing my own pattern!?!?!  I have a ton of ideas and samples in my studio, but getting through this first one is proving difficult. I have pattern pieces done and have {Read More}

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Moonshine Sew-Together Bag – Finally!

Several months ago I purchased the Sew-Together bag by SewDemented.  I may have shared a few WIP of this bag on the blog, but I got to the bias binding on the sides and zipper and stopped.  As many of you know, bias and I don’t get along quite well.  So I put it aside for a bit. Days later, after seeing many more of these beautiful bags over the blogosphere, I decided to finally bite the bullet and get {Read More}

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