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...
I was more than thrilled when Shayla from Sassafras Lane asked if I would participate in her Foundations Fabric Blog Tour. Foundation is a fabric line designed by Shayla for Windham Fabrics with the perfect rainbow palette.
Ever since I released my Hello Pouches pattern I have wanted to do a little improv piecing work on the base of the pouches. These fabrics gave me the perfect opportunity. I especially loved quilting my pouches with these prints. Each hand drawn print created the most perfect quilting lines to follow.
I accented the rainbow patchwork with mini pipping which highlighted the colors so nicely.
I am also hosting a Sew-A-Long through the year of 2018. #12minisin12months A mission to create more mini quilts for my sewing space while connecting to other creatives and improving and learning new skills. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to create my February Mini from this Foundation fabric. Here...
I'm so excited to have you all along for this mini creative journey this year. I have already been so inspired by your incredible mini quilts! Part of the reason why I wanted to plan this mini quilt sew along was to share simple tips to help improve your quilting and sewing skills. For this first "tips and techniques" post, I want to go over how to choose fabric for your mini quilt projects.
Choosing your fabric is, in my opinion, one of the very best parts of any project! Whether you're at the quilt shop or digging through your fabric stash or scrap bin, you are working with a fresh canvas and taking the first step in bringing a new creation to life. Have fun picking your colors, prints, and textures for your creation!
Here are my four tips:
Choose high-quality fabric. This may sound obvious, but there is a difference...
Hello quilty friends,
I've outlined below what tips I'm going to cover this year as part of my resolution to create more often with mini quilts. Each month, as I post new tips, I'll link to the post from this page, so you can always come back to this page if you need help finding a post.
February: Choosing fabrics
March: Cutting tips
April: Needles and thread
May: Piecing & pressing tips
June: Quilting tips
July: Binding Tips
August: Pattern favorites
September: Paper piecing tips
October: English Paper piecing tips
December: Final post
I want to give special thanks to the generous sponsors of this sew-along—they are the reason I have so many great items to give away to you every month! You can look forward to fabulous giveaways from:
Quilters Dream Batting
Patterns By Annie
Cluck Cluck Sew
Riley Blake Designs
It's that special time of year full of new beginnings and fresh starts. I've got some new plans of my own, and I'd like you to join with me on this new year's resolution: to connect more, and to create more.
My friend Kelsey (Instagram @spoolsandspice) moved across the country this past year, and we wanted to do something that would help us keep in touch. Sewing quilts and sharing them with each other is the perfect reason to reconnect and remember our dear friendship. However, we are both busy working to support our husbands in school.
Since, for most of us, finding spare time is like trying to find a dropped needle in a shag rug, we wanted to plan something that would be more digestible and less overwhelming than a full-size quilt. I also live in a tiny two-bedroom apartment that still lacks decorations in a few of the rooms....
Join in on this sew-along for sewing tips and tricks, product reviews, and exclusive giveaways from some of my favorite designers and notion suppliers!
Throughout 2018, I’ll be leading a sew-along in which followers will sew a new mini-quilt each month. For those who follow along and enter their monthly mini quilts, I’ll be giving away a new prize package at the end of each month. For those of you mini quilt junkies who are particularly prolific, and who sew at least six new mini quilts during the year, I will be giving away a massive grand prize package. Oh, and just now, when I said “massive,” what I meant to say was
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Throughout the year, I’ll also be featuring my favorite mini-quilt patterns, reviewing my favorite notions,...
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...