Thank you to all who have sewn along with me the past couple of weeks. I hope it's been a relaxed sew-along that has taught new skills and brought joy into your sewing life! I loved designing these baskets and hope they bring fun, creativity, and functionality to your life!
Based on your Instagram posts, it looks to me like you quilted your Soft and Stable beautifully! I try to always have it in stock so if you ever need more, you can always find it here!
This week we will finish assembling our baskets. We will attach the exterior and interior fabrics and bind the bottom basket base. If you haven't worked with bias binding, this will give you a little healthy discomfort and a great opportunity to try something new!...
I am so excited for all of you who have joined in to sew Olivia's Baskets with me.
Now that we have everything cut out, we are going to do some quilting! These baskets feature an unquieted exterior and a quilted lining (no loose lining here). That means we will only quilt the lining fabric to the Soft and Stable.
I made a YouTube tutorial with tips for quilting Soft and Stable, so give it a watch if you're feeling hesitant or unsure. In the video, I share easy tips for creating 1'' crosshatch quilting on some Hello Pouches I was making, but the tips are still the same for any quilting project. Check out that video here.
Soft and Stable Quilting Tutorial
Be sure to follow the information shown in the pattern to trim...
Thank you to those of you who have subscribed to join in on my Olivia's Baskets Sew-along. I am so excited to have you along! If you haven't already subscribed to the Sew-Along newsletter, you can do that here. I'll be giving away fabric and some of my favorite notions, so you won't want to miss it.
I've split up the sew-along into three bite-sized parts so you can do a little bit at a time and more easily fit it into your busy schedule. Here is the timetable:
Week 1: Announce your participation in the sew-along using the #oliviabasketsewalong hashtag and a photo of your fabric pull. Cut out your fabric pieces.
Here's the fabric pull for my own baskets.
Week 2: Quilt your Soft and Stable and...
I am so excited to be participating in the Prairie Sisters Farmhouse Fabric Tour. I love the connections I've made in the quilting community, and I was so pleased when I crossed paths with the talented Jina Barney. She asked if I would be willing to make some of my Olivias Baskets and Hello Pouches as samples out of her new fabric collection—Prairie Sisters by Poppie Cotton, which is a new fabric company started by her and Lori Wood Studios. I happily agreed, and got to sewing with these darling prints.
I made my Olivia's Baskets in all three sizes included in the pattern. Olivias Baskets is a great beginner pattern and a perfect match with these springtime prints. These Baskets are also reversible!
Side note: I am also hosting a Olivia's Baskets Sew along...
The bright blossoms and blooming buds of springtime always feel so refreshing and invigorating to me. They remind me of new beginnings, of starting over with a clean slate. I’ve gained a new appreciation for this feeling since I’ve moved to Utah County, where there’s actually snow (I’m originally from Saint George, Utah, where there’s rarely ever snow)! The snow melts, and green grass and colorful blossoms take its place. As I ponder the newness and purity of spring, I am reminded of something else that’s pure and clean—babies!
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that my pattern—Olivia’s Baskets—is named after my second niece (the pattern for my first niece Truvy will be in the works later this year). For me, these baskets represent the freshness and stillness of a new baby and a dewy Spring morning. When I designed this pattern, I wanted to create something that was useful and simple...
Welcome to the Wonderful Things Blog Tour. What an inspiration to see what so many have created with this beautiful collection of fabric. If you haven't had a chance to check out all that has been shared already, here is the full schedule. Stay tuned because there is more beauty coming your way through the end of August. Did you get a chance to see Sari's beautiful table runner from yesterday? If not, you must check it out!
Bonnie's collection for Art Gallery Fabrics will once again bring inspiration and beauty to your homes. The collection contains 20 beautiful cotton prints along with select prints in knits, voile, and canvas.
When I spotted the sweet floral border print, I knew I had to use it to make my Olivia's Basket Pattern. When I...
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...