Now in Stores | To Market, To Market by Emily Isabella

Within the designs of “To Market, To Market”, a nostalgia filled story was woven about an everyday trip to the market. Emily Isabella playfully depicts the canopy of trees that covers your head as you journey along, carefully avoiding the buds that pop out of the sidewalk. The fruits and foliage acquired at the market are put in bowls and vases in your home, all while whispers of a childhood rhyme run through your head.

Whoa, Nelly pattern from Simply Sewing issue 33

Lounge Pants & Tank Top patterns Simplicity 8022 & Simplicity 6039 (variation)

Pleated Tote pattern by The Long Thread

Drawstring Pouch pattern from Simplicity Sewing issue 33 (variation)

Willow Tank pattern by Grainline Studio

Tote with Zip Pouch pattern by Cloud9 Fabrics (available on our website)

Gertie Skirt pattern by Blog for Better Sewing

Diagonal Zip Pouch pattern by Cloud9 Fabrics (available at the Marketplace)

Now in Stores | Glimmer Solids

Glimmer Solids are a lovely twist on our basic yarn-dyes. Gold and silver metallic yarn work harmoniously with some of our existing Cirrus Solids to create something pretty and fresh.

Around the Block Quilt (variation) – Free pattern available!

Soft and luxurious, this collection will work great for any of your projects. From quilts to garments, to bags, and so much more.

Audrey Skirt – Variation of the Audrey Dress by Simply Sewing

 

Cocktail Dress pattern by DKNY Vogue V1421

Sparkle in the Rain Quilt (variation) – Free pattern available!

Diamond Pillow – variation of Diamond Tote Bag by Misusu Patterns

Marigold Jumpsuit pattern by Tilly and the Buttons

Now In Stores | Stay Gold by Aneela Hoey

Stay Gold by Aneela Hoey evolved from the classic line in the novel “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. The phrase conjures up a feeling of hazy days, picnics, sun drenched flowers and the prettiest of summers. This was used as a starting point to create a modern version of a prairie look.

Portside Duffle by Grainline Studio

Vintage McCall’s 4889

Western Collar Shirt from Little One Yard Wonders

Holding Horses Quilt by Michelle Engel Bencsko free pattern available

Hurdles Quilt by Aneela Hoey

Pleated Tote by The Long Thread

Pinata Stuffed Animal by Hen and Chick

Phoebe Bag by Artsy-Crafty Babe

Patchwork Rug

Vintage Butterick 4761

Wall Hanging

Now in Stores | Underwater by Elizabeth Olwen

Market Tote pattern by Noodlehead and Bermuda Shorts Butterick 6061

Underwater is inspired by a love of the ocean and the world that exists under its surface.

This is a tightly balanced range of cool pink, blue and citron – with a nice patternly mix of what we’ve come to love from Elizabeth. They mix well with a number of our Cirrus Solids and We Are All Stars, too!

Underwater is sure to be a spring and summer favorite and as winter hails upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, working on a project with this pretty bunch will get you readied for the warmer days.

Poolside Tote pattern by Noodlehead

Fish Pouches – Free pattern and Tutorial!

Emery Dress pattern by Christine Haynes

Sea Glass Quilt – Download this free project! Visit the COLLECTION PAGE for details.

Charlie Dress pattern by Olive Ann Designs

Waves Quilt based on Lily’s Quilts “Out on the Ocean”

Starfish Pillows pattern by Sew4Home

Make It Sew | Unicorn and Stars Wall Hanging

unicorn_quilt_blogWe have had a great response to our Holding Horses quilt for Aneela Hoey’s Stay Gold collection and there was more than one request/suggestion to make it a unicorn. And here it is! We modified the silhouette a little and we think this version, appliquéd expertly by Linda Spiridon and quilted magically by Sue Papalia sparkles in We Are All Stars.

This is only a template. You can scale it to any size you like but this is printed at 100% the size you see in the photo.

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Use whatever appliqué methods you like best on whatever size panel you care for. You can also make an entire quilt by piecing blocks together. For a more whimsical wall hanging, try some fancy trims. Sky’s the limit! Enjoy.

Download the 4 page template here.

Make it Sew | Harness Boot Christmas Stocking

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Print pattern and assemble pieces. Download here.
Cutting Directions:
Boot: Cut 2 Outer Fabric (Print)
Boot: Cut 2 Lining Fabric (Solid)
Cuff: Cut 4 on the Fold of Lining (Solid)
Harness Ankle Piece: Cut 2 on the Fold of Lining (Solid)
Harness Arch Piece: Cut 2 of Lining (Solid)
Hanging Loop: Cut 1 rectangle 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ of Lining (Solid)
Batting: Cut 2 of Main Boot
Use 1/2″ seam allowance on boot. Use 1/4″ seam allowance on cuff and harness pieces.
Instructions:
1. Pin batting to the wrong side of each of the boot outer fabric. Baste together with 1/4 ” seam allowance. Trim away any excess batting around the edges.
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2. Top stitch quilting rows from top of boot to bottom (vertically) To determine even rows, fold the boot in half and mark center row with pins.  Stitch this row.
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3. The rows will be 1 1/2″ apart.  If you have a width gauge on the machine foot, you can use that or, mark with pins. Repeat for other side of boot.
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4. Cuffs:  Fold right sides together, length wise. Sew both short ends closed. Clip corners, turn to right side and press.
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5. Place raw edge of cuff on the right side of the top of the boot, matching the center of the cuff to the center row of quilting stitch. Stitch in place with 1/8″ seam allowance.
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6. Hanging Loop:  Press in half, wrong sides together, along 6 1/2 ” length. Press each side into center.  Fold that in half & press.  This should measure 1″ x 6 1/2″  Top stitch along the long length of the loop, closing the folds
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7. Fold tab loop in half (matching raw edges together) Place raw edge of loop along the raw edge of the cuff.  This will be the back so it should be to the left side, toward the back of the boot, above the heel.
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8. Outer Boot: With boot pieces right sides together, ( be sure cuff and tab are free from seam) Use a 1/2 ” seam allowance to sew together, but at the bottom of the heel & tip of toe switch to a 1/4 ” seam to lengthen them. Leave top open. Clip curves and into corners. Turn right side out and press.
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9. Boot Lining: Pin boot lining pieces right sides together.  Mark a 6 ” opening along the calf seam (this will be left open for turning )  Sew along sides, leaving the 6″ area open and the top of the boot open. Clip curves and corners.
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10. Without turning the lining (still wrong side out)  slide it over the outside of the boot. Line up the seam at the top of the boot, matching the side seams. With a 1/4 ” seam allowance sew all the way around the top of the boot, through all layers.
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11. Pull outer boot through the 6″ opening of the lining. Pull the lining to the right side and press the lining flat.  Top stitch close to the edge of the 6″ opening to close it.  Push lining inside of boot and press.
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12. Harness Arch Piece:  With right sides together, sew with 1/4 ” seam across point of arch piece, repeat on other set.
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13. Open both pieces and press seam flat. Match the two sets right sides together and stitch along the long edges (leaving the short edges unfinished). Turn right side out and press.
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14. Harness Ankle Piece:  Open fold of both pieces and lay right sides together. Sew with 1/4 ” seam along the V.  Trim seam and clip the center of the V.  Press seam flat. Fold right sides together and sew 1/4″ seam along the long unfinished edges. Turn inside out and press.
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15. Constructing the Harness: You will want to “fit” the harness before final assembly.
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a. Wrap Harness Ankle Piece around the boot ankle. On the front side of the raw edged opening, tuck under the raw edge into the tube of the harness. On the back side of the raw edged opening, slip the raw edge into the front side tube. You may want to trim some of the excess fabric. When it fits nice and lays smooth, pin well in place. (You will remove the harness to sew, so do not pin it to the boot itself)screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-8-58-31-am
b. Wrap Harness Arch Piece under the arch and lay over the Harness Ankle Piece, pinning in place for marking (on both sides). Using erasable fabric marker/chalk, mark points A, B, and C.screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-9-01-02-am
c. Unpin the Harness Arch Piece and then slip the Harness Ankle Piece off the boot without removing pin.
d. Topstitch the Harness Ankle Piece to secure the back and front.
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f. Slip the Harness Arch Piece into the slots you created and slide in up to mark C. Pin in place (on both sides). Topstitch the arch to Harness Ankle Piece.screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-9-11-01-am16. Slip Harness back onto the boot and sew a large button onto the ankle through
all layers on the front side of the boot👢😊
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Now In Stores | Bird’s Eye View by Sarah Watson

Indulge in Sarah Watson’s exotic new collection, Bird’s Eye View, full of intricate patterns and vivid color.

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Geranium Dress by Made by Rae

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Butterick B6390 (coupled here with our Tinted Denim)

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Pleated Tote – tutorial by The Long Thread

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Download this free project! Visit the collection page for details.

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Full skirt

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Maker’s Tote by Noodlehead

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Improv wall hanging

Limited Edition | Ribbon Box Quilt Kits

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Grey Abbey was our first collaboration with Elizabeth Olwen who has gone on to produce some our most beautiful and popular fabrics. The Ribbon Box quilt is also our most downloaded Make It Sew project. Furthermore, we get more requests for this quilt kit than for any other we’ve developed (and it’s worth noting that we do not even sell kits). So, it made sense that we bundle up some kits while we can.

But hurry, this is a limited edition kit (38 to be exact!) and once they’re gone, they’re gone – sadly, a number of these fabrics are no longer in stock.

To order, follow this link. The cost is $74.95 + shipping. International orders welcome. The kit includes a hardcopy of the pattern, the prints for the topper and the binding, but it does not include the white and backing.

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Ribbon Box Quilt Closeup

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Make it Sew | Stitched Valentines

KB_VD4This is a simple idea that’s full of possibilities. They could be made for any holiday or occasion. What’s really wonderful though is that it’s perfect for scraps and your little sewists. The directions are vague which is nice because it leaves room for interpretation. We had 4″ envelopes so we worked backwards from there.

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1. We printed out some sayings for a computer onto a stiff paper stock. This isn’t necessary, since you can always handwrite your Valentine’s Day wishes. As for size, we made the paper portion smaller so we could use fabric as a frame. So in this case, the finished size is for a 4″ envelope and the paper squares are about 3″ leaving 1″ in fabric border.

2. We cut fabric scraps roughly at about 5″ squares – enough so we didn’t have to line things up too strictly before sewing. Layering fabrics wrong sides together and placed the paper on top. We did not pin things because we didn’t want to leave a mark in the paper, but you could use spray glues if thought it would help for littler hands.

* We took the extra step in adding a layer of white fabric between the prints so they wouldn’t show though.

KB_VD33. Using any stitch you like and sewing with the paper facing up, stitch around the edge of the paper. Trim loose ends.

4. Finally, trim the fabrics to the desired size with pinking shears.

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