This week I was catching up on Stephanie Kendron’s podcast Modern Sewciety and I totally enjoyed her interview with Amy and David Butler. I enjoyed it so much, in fact, that I was inspired to pull out my Amy Butler Alchemy quilt top and get to work again! By the way she has interviewed me too!
I loaded it onto my Grace Frame and quilted it with long wavy lines. I’m still a total beginner at quilting on the frame. But it’s fun.
Then I found this blue-gray fabric in my stash (I think it’s hand dyed) and decided that it would be a perfect binding.
I’ve only started sewing the binding down. Snuggling up with a new quilt and finishing the binding is one of my favorite things. Hopefully I can show off the finished quilt soon. 🙂
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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I’m so excited about this amazing cross body bag… it’s my new favorite purse! My original sewing project idea was for a cross body tote only, but I usually carry my bags over one shoulder, so I made the strap convertible. I love the double- strap look! You don’t have to use clips like this or make the strap convertible… I’ll explain how to sew it both ways.
Are you ready to smile and be inspired? Last week I saw this adorable picture of a quilter stuck on the Grand Princess cruise ship (quarantined off the coast of California) because a few people on the ship had tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Belinda Dill was mentioned in part of an article from CNN about how people were coping in quarantine.
Well, that picture reached out and grabbed my heart – even though we had never met, I felt like we were kindred spirits!
What happens when two crafty gals who love to sew get together? They let their kids have a Star Wars marathon so they can make something! Last weekend my friend Heather came into town with her family and we were not lazy.
I really like your Amy Butler quilt, and the quilting lines are lovely with the pattern of the fabrics and design of the quilt. I thoroughly enjoy hand sewing down the binding on a quilt, especially this time of year!
Great job on the quilting Caroline! Your stitches are beautiful…..Deb
I chuckled when I saw this, I am just completing the quilt I made for my daughter with Alchemy fabrics. I just used the blues though, turned out lovely 🙂
Happy Saturday!! Your choice of binding really makes the quilt sing! 🙂
Thank you Carole!!! <3