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#OpenHeartSewAlong

I am so happy that so many have joined in on our Open Heart Sew Along.  If you missed the details don't worry, there is still time to join. For the next few weeks we will be sewing the Open Heart Quilt.  (If you hurry fast the pattern is still on sale on Vanessa's website for just $5.) I have been wanting to make this quilt for as long as the pattern has been available. When Vanessa of Lella Boutique released this pattern I was instantly drawn to the title and design.  Some of you know I travel to Africa as often as my time and money will allow with an organization called Mothers Without Borders.  While there we practice principles such as being present, being intentional, and having an open heart. Many have also suffered from various heart conditions.  I hope this sew along will in a small way bring recognition...

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Knot and Thread Design, Pattern, Soft and Stable

Camden Street Satchel

I am beyond excited to be releasing this pattern!  It has been in the works for (dare I say it) years!  I am so glad that I can finally set it free. This bag made with one of my favorite products of all time, ByAnnie's Soft and Stable, that gives it great shape, and helps with ease of construct.  I quilted straight lines on my striped fabric.  And just to answer your questions now, the strap is made from a cotton fabric, and covered with a polypro strapping.  It is not leather, but give the appearance of leather, (which I love!) Includes a zippered pocket inside, to secure all your valuables. I love the opportunity to add a pop of color on the inside! Also a back slip pocket for easy access. It is available now as a PDF pattern that you can download.  But don't worry, if you are a paper pattern...

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Knot and Thread Design, Olivia's Baskets, Pattern, Soft and Stable, Uncategorized

Olivia’s Baskets

I am so excited to finally share this pattern with you!  It has been a long and exciting process to release my very first pattern, but it is at the printers as we speak and will be arriving very shortly. However, I didn't leave you hanging - the PDF version of this pattern will be available during my Cyber Monday special!  You will also receive 20% off in my shop using the code CYBERMONDAY.   My Olivia's Baskets pattern is being released just before the arrival of my 2nd niece, Olivia.  My oldest sister is due with her first baby in just over a week! Yippee! I crafted these sweet fabric baskets for her nursery.  They are made with Soft and Stable, which offers a perfect construction, and, most importantly, a design that's safe for babies. The baskets on the cover feature Lella Boutique's fabulous new line, Sugar Pie, that will be available in...

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Long Arm Quilting

Machine Quilting

I am SO excited to be offering quilting services to my quilting friends!  I have been quilting on a Gammill Statler Stitcher for about 10 years now.  I did all the machine quilting for Quilted Works for about 6 years.  Since I moved away from St. George, I have missed being able to quilt my quilts, and my bag fabric! AND NOW... I have a machine of my own!! I feel beyond lucky and blessed to have a machine and to be able to offer services to others!  Shout out to all in my life who have supported me and believed in me to get to this point!  I love you all forever! So if anyone has questions about machine quilting designs, pricing, batting, etc. Please send me and email at kaitlyn@knotandthreaddesign.com or DM me on Instagram @knotandthread Would love to help you finish your quilts! I am working on getting a...

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Art Gallery Fabrics, Blog Tour, Bonnie Christine, Hello Ollie Fabric, Open Wide Bag, Patterns by Annie, Uncategorized

Hello Ollie Blog Tour

So excited to be apart of this wonderful blog hop featuring Bonnie Christine's fabric line Hello Ollie.  I feel so privileged to sew for Bonnie for Spring Market just a few months ago, as she debuted Hello Ollie for Art Gallery Fabrics.Hopefully you got a chance to check out Lisa's beautiful post yesterday. There have been come incredible posts already from the #HelloOllieBlogTour so hope you will continue to join us!  Here is the schedule for past and future posts!If any of you follow me it is no surprise to you that I sewed up one of Annie's fabulous designs.  Her Open Wide! pattern is one of my most favorites.  I love making it and especially find great use for these bags everyday!  I had a hard time picking which prints to use from the line (because they all are so great) here are the prints I ended up with!I quilted these...

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One hour baskets, Pattern Tutorial, Soft and Stable, Uncategorized

One Hour Basket

Hello!! I have been major absent from my blog for quite sometime.  But I am excited to start a new beginning.  This fall is a new beginning for so many things.. new HUSBAND, (I've been married just over 6 weeks now, the happiest of my life.) New apartment, new sewing space, new semester at school.  I have many "new" things and hoping to make blogging regularly apart of all that is new. I am also a new "aunt" as I inherited many many nieces and nephews when I married my husband. I will also be be gaining 2 nieces this October and December from my own siblings. I thought I would share one of my most recent projects. The "One Hour Basket" has been a favorite for awhile now.  I really love the simplicity and ease of this pattern.  Of course its fabulous that its a FREE tutorial. (All...

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Cystinosis

Many of you may be fans of Annie, and follow her blog, and Facebook.  You are probably aware of our deep love for sweet little girl named Emma Grace.  If you haven't heard about Emma Grace yet please let me tell you about her.  Emma Grace is the sweet daughter of a dear friend of mine, Shelly.  Shelly's mother Kathleen Starr of Starr Fabrics, has been a long time friend of Annie. They often team up and help each-other at Quilt Shows all across the country.  I met Kathleen while I worked the rounds on the Quilt Show with the ByAnnie team.  Shelly and her girls often accompanied there mom, and grandma and helped at the shows as well! We have become great friends. So you can believe that we were so sad to hear about the diagnosis of sweet Emma Grace.  This was taken from the GOFUNDME page...

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Design Yourself

So I started another semester of college this week.  It's been a couple years since I've been in school, so it's definitely been an adventure. My first assignment was to create a collage that tells about "Who you are."  Which I actually kind of dislike, I don't believe that what we do, or what we are interested  in really make up "who we are."  I believe we are much more than the things that happen to us, or the activities we do each day.  Regardless.  I did manage to figure out how to incorporate some sewing and fabric into my project. I wanted to make a small quilt block to show my passion for creating, sewing, quilting... etc.  So I found one of my mini quilt patterns.  This one happens to be Rise and Shine by Camille Roskelley. I just made one of the quilt blocks instead of the...

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Patterns by Annie, Soft and Stable, Stash and Dash, Uncategorized

#StashAndDashBag

So... if you haven't heard already, there is a lot of hype about this little bag!  The Stash and Dash Bag is a pattern that Annie wrote for her 2nd Annual summer sew-a-long.  It a fabulous pattern and even better... it's FREE for a limited time. So don't wait to snag a copy for yourself.  (Until Oct. 1)I had so much fun making this bag and especially loved brushing up on some of the best bag making tips I've seen! They are all posted on Annie's blog.  If you have never made one of Annie's patterns try out this one. Then go crazy with the rest of them.  The tips presented in her blog series will help you become a #patternsbyannie master! Pictured above are some of the tools I used while making the Stash and Dash bag.  These are bag making necessities in my opinion. I wouldn't be...

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Goody Goody Binding Kit, Goody Goody Sew Along, Gooseberry Fabric, Lella Boutique, Moda, Uncategorized

Goody Goody Binding Kit

I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet Vanessa while attending quilt market in Pittsburgh last year! She is adorable, and I'm grateful that we have become friends!  I am excited to share with you today this sweet little binding kit that she has posted a tutorial for on her blog! The instructions were fabulous and very easy to follow!  My fabric pick came from a few different lines. I mixed a a few Moda prints with some lovely Gooseberry fabric, which Vanessa designed and will be shipping to stores in October!  I was so excited when Vanessa asked me before Market to make her a bag for her booth!  I made this Carry-On Travel bag.  It is one of Annie's patterns!  It just so happens, that I had just enough quilted fabric left over to make my Goody Goody Binding Kit!  So the first thing I did a...

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