I’m writing this post from my hotel room in Denver, Colorado – where I have had an amazing week! Yesterday I got the chance to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts and experience the most modern and fun quilt shop I have ever been in.
From the very start, I knew this was nothing like the sleepy quilt shops that I know (and love) from home. I mean, check out the adorable Cotton + Steel thread collection that greeted me!
The next thing I saw was Amy Gibson’s beautiful new fabric collection – sewn up in modern quilts!
This is more than just a quilt shop, though. They also carry a full selection of apparel fabrics and patterns, plus YARN! Yes, lots of beautiful designer quality yarn.
But what did I ‘walk’ out of there with? Quilty stuff, of course! I picked up Jacquie Gerings new book WALK plus the Supernova quilt pattern that I’ve been stalking on the Fancy Tiger Crafts website. When I actually had it in my hands, I couldn’t wait to buy it any longer!
Oh, and I bought more thread. Sigh. I’m such a sucker for pretty colors.
One more thing I have to show you – look at their class room! How I would love to take a class here.
But I couldn’t. I was way too busy. Doing what, you may ask???
I was filming another Craftsy class!!! I’m so excited that the filming is done (as of a few hours ago) and I can finally tell you that it’s coming! This is going to be so huge – I was totally stoked to be invited to be a part of something totally new for Craftsy. I can’t wait to tell you all about it, but I can’t share very much right now. I’ll just let you guess what it is from the picture above. 🙂
Ok! That was my very exciting week. What about yours? Any new sewing or quilty fun in your life? 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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When someone from Quarto Creates reached out to me recently and offered me the chance to review The Shirtmaking Workbook by David Page Coffin, I knew it would be perfect for our ‘Back to School with me’ series of book reviews and giveaways.
I’m so excited to share this bright and beautiful baby quilt that I sewed using a free quilt block pattern. In February I was invited to join a round robin quilt-along, and I contributed a tutorial for a quilt block that I named after Carol Van Zant’s bright and beautiful Pop Rox fabric.
Sew up a beautiful hobo bag – it’s easier than you think! As I designed the pattern for this bag, I wanted to keep it simple enough that it wouldn’t take more than a day to sew, and yet still have all the features that I want in an every day purse.
Yay, we’re almost there! I know you must be getting excited to see everyone’s gorgeous projects and see who the winners are. I sure am! Today I’m going to give your final assignment… you already know what it is. I’ll…
What a nice looking shop . . . but not as nice as the filming for Craftsy! WOWEE – that is super. All professional – I’m sure it will be a popular offering when you can talk about it. That classroom – holy moly – those floors, that fireplace – who wouldn’t love to take a class there or teach in it?!! That you for hosting the linky party, too! ~smile~ Roseanne