I’m so excited to share with you the pattern for our first mini quilt of 2018… Flora! This beautiful little quilt was designed by the very talented Lauren of Molly & Mama. I am enchanted by her blog and all the lovely things she makes!
About the Flora Mini Quilt Pattern, Lauren writes:
This darling mini quilt design embodies everything I love about sewing; tiny florals, pretty details and hand sewing hexies! Made using my favourite fabric, Liberty tana lawn, it features simple patchwork borders accentuated with hand quilting. The precious flower in the centre also gives an easy introduction to the process of English paper piecing. It’s always such a pleasure to design something that suits all sewing levels. You can keep it simple with the included instructions or try something new and different to give the Flora Mini Quilt your own special touch. I can’t wait to see all the different versions you create!
When she gave me the pattern, Lauren provided comprehensive step by step instructions with LOTS of photos. I can’t show them all here, but I didn’t want to hold anything back from you, so I prepared the pattern for you as a PDF.
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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Big circles of fabric can come in handy for so many things, including pillow forms (you can see I made a bunch), quilt patterns, skirts, and tablecloths. In this installment of Sewing 201 I will show you an easy way to cut big round circles of any size.
My sister and I went on a Machine Embroidery Cruise to Alaska!
This was my first time to take a sewing themed cruise and while it wasn’t exactly what I expected, I had a fabulous time.
In this post I’ll share a brief review of how it was organized and what was included in the cost. This is for anyone thinking of taking a cruise with the Sew & Sail folks, since I don’t have experience with any other sewing cruises. Yet – hopefully in the future!
Vinyl pouches are the best! I love them for organizing, sorting, storing and everything in between. Grab this FREE tutorial to make your own! Thanks so much for being part of this fun linky party! I’ll…
Sewing these chair pockets is so much fun… and fast and easy too! This time I used home decor weight fabric to streamline my chair pocket sewing pattern even more. The chair pockets fit over the back of a classroom chair and have two clever pockets for school materials. I’ve also seen these called seat sacks online.
This is so cute! I really like the colors and it looks like it would be a quick mini!
I really love all the soft colors in this mini-quilt; so calming and sweet. Thanks for another great mini quilt pattern.
dear Caroline, Happy New Year
Thank you so much for everything you share. A special thank you to your sister that helps you, Beka.
I love receiving your emails every day.
I hope your whole family and all of your loved ones have great success and happiness this year.
I’ve just begun receiving your blog and want to tell you how much I appreciate it. I’m looking forward to a year of new mini quilts, as well as possibly tackling some from 2017. Your sweet family picture tugs at my heart, a beautiful family reminding me of my younger days with three beautiful children, a handsome husband (as yours is). Closing in on 82, I cherish my memories and love seeing young families such as yours, giving me hope that all is still right with the world despite current challenges. Bless you and all those you hold dear.
Looking forward to trying this lovely little quilt – love the choice of fabric, very well named.
I don’t know which I love more: Lauren’s sweet embroideries or the Liberty fabrics! Combining them just melts my heart.
Thank you for your kind words Barbara. It was such a pleasure creating this design!
This is so sweet!!!
NEAT GIVEAWAY! THANK YOU!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to design a monthly mini for your readers, Caroline! I hope they enjoy making the pattern their own. Happy sewing everyone!
I started hand stitching this during my monthly infusion treatments. You inspired me! I finally finished the border yesterday! So happy!