Sunday, October 19, 2014

Machine Sewn Mini Pattern!

Hey there!

I am so excited to share that we have a brand new pattern available!  The Machine Sewn Mini is the a fast and easy-to-piece mini quilt.  

I also made a cute pouch with a block because the blocks were just so addictive to make! 

Download your PDF pattern today and start sewing!  Or get the pattern free with a mini quilt or pouch kit purchase!

Happy Sewing!  :-) 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Anniversary Clearance & New Collections

Hey there! 

October is our Anniversary month and we're so thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of your sewing and quilting adventures!  We have a few things planned to celebrate this month, including a Clearance Event this weekend! 

Save an extra 15% on all items in our Sale Section!  With over 400 items (many newly reduced!), there is something for every stash!  Check it out and use coupon code "4YEARS" during checkout to save big!

We added some new FQ Frenzy Short Stacks earlier this week - these are one time bundles to help clear out our precut FQ bins.  Take a look and grab your favorites fast!

Persimmon by Basic Grey is here ... its just soooo pretty!  I can't wait to put together a fall quilt with this line.  The colors are delicious and so are the names (crumb cake, for example!) and the prints just play so nicely - florals, ikats, geometrics, low volumes ... did I say it's pretty?!

Kate Spain ... she's done it again with another gorgeous palette of colors and prints.  This collection, Horizon, was inspired by bits of sea glass.  Blues, aquas, greens, and even purple and grey mix together in this beautiful collection. Yardage, bundles, and precuts now available.

What can I say?  Rustic Weave is a gorgeous rainbow of tonals that will play nice with so many prints and collections in your stash.  Pick up a rainbow bundle or order yardage of your favorites! See them here.

Whew!  I think you're all caught up now ...

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Curated Collections - Duos Bundles

We're been having some fun the in shop this month pairing up colors in a Duos bundle series. 

This week, I couldn't resist the Pink & Aqua combo!

Earlier this month, we introduced Sunshine & Berry ...

...and Navy & Coral.  All available while supplies last. 

Suggest a combo by sharing an inspiration photo on Instagram and using #sewluxduobundle

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Perle Club : Tiger Tape Tutorial

Hey there!

This month, all of our Perle Club members received some Tiger Tape and needles along with their shipment of threads.  I'm going to show you a quick how-to for using the Tiger Tape to help guide your hand quilting.

Basically ... if you're a pro at hand quilting, you probably won't need Tiger Tape.  But for those of us who are new or it isn't our best skill yet (ahem ... like me), its a great tool to help you practice sewing consistent stitches.

Start with something small to practice ... I have a little Mini Dwell block.  I spray basted mine really well, but a hoop is also really helpful and I would definitely use on a bigger project.

 Place a strip of the Tape along the line where you want to sew.

Thread some perle embroidery floss on your needle.

Knot the end of your thread and come up from the back. (If you are starting in the middle of your quilt, knot the end of your thread and pull the knot through the backing to bury the knot in the batting.)

Coming up from the back, sew straight down at the next line.

Then come back up at the next line.

And repeat.  As you get more comfortable, you can load a few stitches on your needle.

Once you finish your line, you can usually reuse the tape once or twice more and continue stitching in the same manner.

Of course, there are some great hand quilting tutorials online in several places. Here's a helpful video and post on the Craftsy website.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mini Medallion Series - Border 3

Hey everyone!

I have been having so much fun sewing this Mini Medallion the last few months ... and maybe even more fun checking out all the versions you all have been making!

Here's the latest ...

You can see the brief tutorial and download the pattern over at Clover & Violet here.

Don't forget to tag me on Instagram - or leave a comment with a link so I can see what you're making!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014