Now in Stores | Sidewalk by Rae Hoekstra

There’s still a little time for holiday making! Sidewalk, by Rae Hoekstra, is an ode to the sunny afternoon walk home from school, when the weather is warm and the air smells of freshly cut grass. This colorful collection of interlock prints depicts the sights of a carefree amble through the neighborhood.

Here’s a whole lot of inspiration from the Made by Rae team – check out her blog for details and pattern info.

Art Class in Astoria Top (Seamwork Magazine)

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Lawn Ornament in Skinny Flashback Tee with Skirt (Made by Rae)

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Prize Garden in Isla Dress (Made by Rae)

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Bugs Life jammies

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Red Rover in Just Hatched Baby Leggings (Made by Rae)

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Fancy Steps in Isla Top (Made by Rae)

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Lawn Ornament in Just Hatched Baby Leggings (Made by Rae)

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

Now In Stores | Around the Block by Skinny laMinx

Around the Block is a flower-filled walk around some of Heather Moore’s favourite block prints, made in her studio after a trip to India, where she learned about traditional Indian woodblock printing. We’ve been stitching up lots of inspiration for you, too!

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The Around the Block quilt – free project – click for download.

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Clockwise starting top left: Zip Pouch from Weekend Sewing book by Heather Ross, Roll Up Placemats from Simple Sewing book by Lotta Jansdotter, Half and Half pouch free tutorial Skinny laMinx (website), Geranium Dress by Made by Rae.

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Vintage Simplicity halter dress #6385 and top #1365.

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Variation on our Secret Garden quilt – pattern available on our Projects page.

Fresh Start | New Releases for 2016

It’s a great time to sew for spring – here’s two different but equally inspiring collections to get your creative juices flowing.

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Park Life by Elizabeth Olwen
Love Bird Swans project in Sew Magazine

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Spring Walk by Little Cube
Ambling Quilt by Michelle Engel Bencsko and made by Linda Spiridon

Cirrus Solids BOM Challenge Winner | July 2015

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It might be 100 degrees out, but luckily for us Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl designed a cool block that has us dreaming of the ski slopes as we sew up July’s winning design for the Cirrus Solids BOM Challenge. Yvonne even has a quick tutorial on how to design your own blocks on her blog, as well as a ton of other inspiration, so now is a great time to escape the heat, stay inside, and get sewing. Download instructions for the On a Slope Block here.

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Each month we’ll be highlighting a new block winner. Might the next one be you? What’s the Cirrus Solids BOM Challenge and what can you win? Read up on it here.