Small zippered pouches are SO popular! They are fast and fun to make (even with a zipper – more about that later). Make them for yourself, choosing your favorite colors and fabrics, or make a batch of them for gifts. I’m a fan of Atkinson Designs, and love their new pattern “Stowaways” (A29869). Besides offering six sizes in one pattern, Terry Atkinson always makes it easy to put in a a zipper. Really! I had hesitated doing anything with a zipper, until I discovered her wonderful methods. I chose two zippers for my first projects. Then I chose three fat ...read more
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One Fabric (plus background) Kite
Cut a 8-3/8” x 5-1/2” piece of the Kite ...
First, thank you to everyone who participated in my Spangled Stars QAL! Tomorrow is the big day to announce the winners and show off your quilts! If you haven't sent me an email with a picture, and any quilt details (your name, location, size, etc) please do so for the parade. I'll be posting in the afternoon, so send me your pics! Everyone would love to see them up close!
For me, this week has been crazy again! I have the alternate colorway Spangled Stars quilt finished,
which I'm calling Lily Pond. The quilting ideas came easily ... read more
I posted this design a year ago, and now have the pattern available for you all ($5).
Included is a one page picture, a color chart (but not sorted by shades), a paper piecing sequence map, a line drawing on one page for you to try out your own colors, (or to resize as you want) and a full size line drawing on a bunch of sheets, and more pages that have the paper piecing blocks in reverse that I suggest you print on freezer paper for using the fold-back method. There are ...read more
And A Whole Lot Of Shopping!!
I wanted to for a long time, and now I’m finally getting all of my digitizing done! I know it took a while, because I started talking about it months ago. Since my injury, I haven’t been able to sew much, but I started to use all of the other sewing stuff I have. I started to pound out embroideries, and then I also started to use my digitizing software. In fact, all through the summer, take 20% off my embroidery patterns with promo code: 20Emb. Click on the picture or here to visit the shop!
Tagged: embroider ... read more
For those that are on the east coast, a number of my quilts are on display at The Quilt Patch in Fairfax Virginia. Check out my quilts and patterns in person at the shop.
First there were Foxes and their Raccoon friends...
Then along came the Elephants. And a herd of ZebraZ.
Next came those long necked Giraffes. And then the fun lovin' Monkeys.
And some piggies... And crazy squirrels...
If a block pattern is more to your liking, we have WoW-E! and On Point...
And don't forget about those Pretty Butterflies and Little Blooms...
In celebration of Summer 2015, and due to the success of the Sweet Watermelon pattern sales, I am offering all my patterns for HALF PRICE. All you have to do to receive this 50% off discount price is ... read more
Check it out! I sewed a skirt!!
A few weeks back, I saw a call for testers for the new girl's Nina skirt/culottes pattern. You'll want to check out everyone's versions over at Compagnie M, so many cute skirts and culottes! This is my first time trying one of her patterns. I love the fact that she offers lots of information and tutorials on her site! Want to learn to do welt pockets on your Nina skirt? Hem without using pins? She's got you covered. I tried the no-pin hem and it worked great! They ... read more
Seems like ages since I've posted anything! Truth is, I just haven't had time to process pictures and write a post. So here's an update on my crazy quilty life!
Friday was devoted to preparing the backing for my second QAL quilt, Water Lilies. Sorry for the teaser picture - I'll post more when it's bound.
Now, I'm not a huge fan of pieced backs, but I had a Monet inspired water lily fabric in my stash that I just didn't know what to do with. But it went perfectly with the water lily ... read more
Bag Introduction Questions
1. What is the name of your company and what is the name of the bag ...
The Pacific International Quilt Festival will have a Modern Quilt Category in the Quilt Show! The theme is ‘mid-century modern’. Click HERE for entry information.
I’ll be teaching modern quilt workshops and registration is open now!
Here are images of what I’ll be teaching.
The post Pacific International Quilt Festival –Modern Quilt Workshops and Show appeared first on Carole Lyles Shaw.read more
This week I will share with you some of the highlights of the quilt show along with instructions for piecing two of the kite blocks.
MN Quilt Show
The ever talented Jeanine, customer service for Sis Boom Pattern Co and Scientific Seamstress Fan page made this gorgeous modified back maxi Angie with bold ric rac and long Gabriela Fae’s for her little girls. Maxi dresses have been a popular warm weather dress for a few years, and these are stunners!
Head over to the Scientific Seamstress blog to learn how to modify the Angie back. For the long Gabriela Fae dresses, Jeanine added a front panel and quilting details. Just darling.
Guys, I’m so excited. And nervous. But mostly excited! As I think you all now know very well, I love quilt maths. I love teaching quilt maths. I am a quilt nerd! But do you want to know a secret? Even though I have done several HST tutorials and maths charts, plus writing about maths for Make Modern, I still have to refer back to my blog post all. the. time! Because my brain is far too full already to keep these numbers and formula in my head.
But no more! I now have these beautiful HST math chart ...
Most of the patriotic quilts we see online are more traditional and use traditional fabrics.
So I wrote this short EBook that you can download HERE.
It’s FREE! No purchase is required. I hope it will help you adapt any pattern to a modern patriotic design.
And, here’s the link to my patriotic fabric and thread giveaway!
I’m thrilled to announce our Sew News collaboration is just around the corner launching on Monday, June 22! Carla Crim of the Scientific Seamstress and Sis Boom Pattern Co. designed and developed 4 new patterns for you. They include Bonnie’s Flouncy Skirt, the Peggy Party Runner, the Wendy Weekender Bag and the Shellie Clutch. Aren’t they darling?
All 4 pdf patterns will be available for purchase on Sew News starting on June 22. In addition to the patterns, you’ll be able to purchase and watch 30 minutes videos of Carla and I walking you through the ...read more
That nap, I've come to realize, was my only chance at getting some sewing time in during the summer. So we're off doing things like fishing, creeking, baseball and swimming at the pool. That was just ... read more