quilting tutorials

I love a traditional quilting pattern all sewn up with modern or eclectic fabric prints.  This quilt along from Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet does just that.  The Great Granny quilt-along results in a lovely design that is vibrant and energetic.  This would also be a lovely project on which to use her latest Vintage Happy collection!

 

The Great Granny Along with Bee in My Bonnet

The Great Granny Along with Bee in My Bonnet

 

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The following photos are from the Amy Butler Designs inspiration website

Umbrella from Amy Butler Designs

Umbrella from Amy Butler Designs

 

Cushions from Amy Butler Designs

Cushions from Amy Butler Designs

 

Quilt from Amy Butler Designs

Quilt from Amy Butler Designs

 

Dress from Amy Butler Designs

Dress from Amy Butler Designs

 

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The following images are courtesy of Hawthorne Threads

Makeup Bag by Mon On Main VT

Makeup Bag by Mon On Main VT

 

Bag by Retrofied

Bag by Retrofied

 

Bag by Blue Calla

Bag by Blue Calla

 

Skirt by Buggabay Boutique

Skirt by Buggabay Boutique

 

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tutorial tuesday

Is anything cuter or girlier than a ruffled skirt?  Since you can always dress them over a pair of leotards or tights, it makes them super versatile for summer into fall.  And some of these tutorials look so quick and easy that you could easily whip up a couple for a warm summer Sunday and a few more for back to school (which is coming quicker than we realize!!!)

I love that a few of these are made by combining scrap fabrics or even just layers in which the prints may not coordinate perfectly but look lovely and bohemian when put together.

 

Ruffled Skirts from Grand Revival Design

Ruffled Skirts from Grand Revival Design

 

Layered Skirt from Dana Made It

Layered Skirt from Dana Made It

 

Tiered Ruffled Skirt by Mama Says Sew

Tiered Ruffled Skirt by Mama Says Sew

 

Scrap Fabric Layered Ruffled Skirt from Jessica Peck

Scrap Fabric Layered Ruffled Skirt from Jessica Peck

 

Little Ruffled Skirt from the 36th Avenue

Little Ruffled Skirt from the 36th Avenue

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This week we have another of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Blogger’s Choice bundles.  This grouping comes from blogger Amy Friend of During Quiet Time.  She has chosen a subtle and almost neutral palette of very soft pink, forest green, with just a hint of turquoise.  12 prints and 3 solids make up this lovely grouping that I might imagine as the color scheme for an airy nursery or for a quilt that adds just a touch of color and softness to any room.

 

Fat Quarter Shop Amy Friend bundle

Here’s what you will find in this week’s bundle:

  • Up Parasol – PWHB047.LODEN
  • 25th and Pine – 30364-13
  • Snowbird – 42172-11
  • 25th and Pine – 30150-199
  • Sausalito Cottage – LH-13039B-Pink
  • 25th and Pine – 30362-22
  • Up Parasol – PWHB050.LODEN
  • 25th and Pine – 30369-11
  • Up Parasol – PWHB050.PINKX
  • Up Parasol – PWHB042.TURQU
  • 25th and Pine – 30367-14
  • Up Parasol – PWHB046.PINKX
  • Kona – K001-1393
  • Pure Elements – PE-402
  • Pure Elements – PE-425

 

Mix It Up Monday aims to help you coordinate fabrics from multiple collections to take the guess work out of your fabric selections.  I hope this week’s bundle inspires your next project!

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Fabricworm – Check out these great deals on Designer & Custom Bundles now 10% Off thru July 24th at 8:00am PST. That also means quilt kits, pre-cuts, and scrap packs are 10% Off too!

The Intrepid Thread – We are having a Christmas in July Sale on Kate Spain’s Solstice Yardage, Kathy Davis’ Joyful Holiday Yardage, Kate and Birdie’s Autumn Woods Pre-cuts, and Heather Bailey’s Up Parasol Yardage. They are all marked down 20% until the 31st of July. No coupon necessary prices are reduced in the shop.

Canton Village Quilt Works – We are having 15% off on All Black and White AND All Kona Cotton Solids from Saturday, July 19 through Sunday, July 20.

Sew Modern – 20-40% off Textured Solids from Andover, Twice As Nice by Riley Blake, Boho by Urban Chicks and much more in our awesome SALE section!

Shabby Fabrics – We’re having a HUGE Christmas in July sale! ALL Christmas fabric—including brand new collections—is 30% off! Christmas patterns and kits are 15% off. Sale ends at midnight PST on Monday, July 21. No coupon code is necessary.

Sew Simple Fabrics – All Art Gallery Fabrics collections are on sale 30-45% off!  Includes new collections like Indelible by Katarina Rocella and Dreamin’ Vintage by Jeni Baker.  Ends Monday 7/21 @ 12pm EST

Check out the sale sections of your favorite shops for deep discounts on great fabric prints!

Canton Village Quilt Works – clearance section starting around $5/yard & up! Lots of Batiks for around $7!

Chit Chat Fabrics – sales section, right now, all reduced to $7/yard!

Crafter’s Vision – save an addition 15% on sale section & free shipping over $30!

Cuts of Cotton – find your favorite basics on sale, ranging $3.50-4.50 per half yard!

Fashionable Fabrics – lots of tempting fabrics in their sale section, ranging from about $4-$8/yard!

Fresh Squeezed Fabrics – sale section! All $6.50/yard!

Fabric Spark – sale section based in Canada!

Fabric Shoppe – sale/clearance section, diverse sale section for every need, lots of laminates!

Fabric Spot – sale section, with average $1-2 discount per yard!

Fabricworm – great weekly sales and sale section ranging from 10% – 60% off!

Fat Quarter Shop – lots of sales and weekly specials on bundles, notions, yardage beginning at $5.25/yard, kits, and much more!

Gorgeous Fabrics- take a look at the sale section! Lots of apparel fabrics!

Hawthorne Threads – huge sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Lemon Tree Fabrics – check out the great sale section, starting at $4.99/yard!

Marie Madeline Studio$6/yard section!

Mimi’s – Great finds in the clearance section, most $6.99 and under!

Owl & Drum – sale section! Most full yard clearance is marked at $7.99/yard!

Pink Castle Fabrics – sale section starting at $6/yard!

Pink Chalk Fabrics – sale section!

Sew Modern – epic sale section!

Sew Simple Fabrics – sale section, $6/yard and under!

Shabby Fabrics - sale section!

Skye Reve Fabrics – sale section!

Spiceberry Cottage – sale section with tons of selection!

The Intrepid Thread20-30-50% off sale sections!

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