Terrific Tip Tuesday: Embroidery Snap

 
I love embroidery, but I’m not always the best with detailed notes about what I’m doing. I’ve started snapping a picture of the project and the threads (with color numbers showing) to help jog my memory.

 
Now if I could just find the thread!

xo LC

PS: This design is by Patty Sloniger and part of her Into the Deep collection.

Color Inspirations with RJR

 
RJR Fabrics asked me to design a mini quilt pattern with their Cotton Supreme solids. I’d sewn with them a bit, but was excited to test out a whole quilt.

 

The collections were curated by Brenda of Just a Bit Frayed. She’s selected an entire year of color which translates to 12 free patterns! My pattern can be found here for download. My pattern is pretty simple using foundation piecing and I included an option for you to select your own color inspiration. 

  
I quilted this baby on my friend’s Tiara midarm which was fun to try out.  Regulating the stitches was easier than I expected because it’s so similar to quilting on my regular machine.

 
If anyone is interested in making one of these, comment below and I’ll pick a winner for my scraps. I’ll choose a winner on Sunday, February 7. There is more than enough to make a mini just like this! And you can check out the other free patterns here

xo LC

Terrific Tool Thursday: The Mini Iron

 
If you’re like me, you wish you could transport your entire sewing room when you take a class or go on retreat! One thing that makes me particularly crazy is using a not so strong mini iron or having to lug my regular big iron with me. Then I got this!

It’s the perfect size for travel! And the cord wraps up very neatly. The best part…it’s very hot! I don’t tend to use steam, but it does steam. I picked mine up locally Sew Original.

xo LC

500th Post Winners

It’s time to announce the winners of The Giveaway! I’m in Florida and Mack the Chihuahua is safely tucked away with The Guru and Mr Guru. Obviously I was not thinking. I had to use a substitute (but Mack approved) picker of random numbers…meet Lucy and Oliver (who I’ve nicknamed Scrapples).

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First up is the winner of the scraps!! Congrats number 238!

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It’s Laura!

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Next up is the winner of the charms! Congrats number 299!!

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It’s Paola!

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Plus I picked an international winner! You’ll get a free PDF pattern. I know it’s not a box of scraps, but I hated to leave you out:)

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Congrats Michelle!

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There were a few funny Snazzle comments, so I just randomly picked one! You’re also getting a free PDF pattern!

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Congrats to all the winners!! I’ve emailed you so that you can claim your prize!

xo LC

 

Terrific Tip Tuesday: Batting Scraps

 
It’s time for another Terrific Tip Tuesday! Today’s tip is something I’ve heard about from quite a few people; it’s such a goodie though, I had to share. Whenever I make quilts, I always end up with a bunch of random batting scraps. Label the scraps with the approximate measurement and you’re far more likely to use them!

 
Remember, it’s always better to label on the small side of the measurement. You don’t want to be short! Lucky me, The Guru did it for me!

xo LC

Happy 500th GIVEAWAY

This is my 500th post! I’ve been plotting it forever and life kept happening. But here we are. There are tons of new and exciting things to tell you about!! And loads of projects to catch you up on! But let’s start with some big (personal) news…I’ve moved! Same cute town; new (old) cottage:) Here’s a sneak of the new studio!

 

There will be a full tour soon! It’s a small space so I’m now full of tips to maximizing and organization. During the move, LOTS of fabric had to find a new home and I saved some good stuff for a GIVEAWAY! There are TWO prizes!! 

First up is 500 rainbow charms! Lots are from swaps; some I cut from my stash! There are definitely some hidden gems in there.

 

The other prize is 500 pieces of scrap! It’s A LOT of fabric!! The pieces range from small scraps to fat quarter with even a half yard or two.

 

Enter once or enter a bunch of times with all these ways:

1. Leave a comment about your favorite project from 2015. There might be points for creativity.

2. Follow my blog with Bloglovin or RSS feed.

3. Like me on Facebook.

4. Follow me on twitter.

5. Follow me on Instagram.

6. Follow me on Pinterest.

7. Subscribe to my blog via email. It’s on the right sidebar (or down at the bottom if you’re on a phone or IPad).

8. Post, tweet, blog or Snazzle about the giveaway for an extra entry. One entry for each time you do it! Snazzle is not a thing; I was just seeing if you were still with me.

Please post a separate comment for each entry! Sorry US only. But if you’re international, enter any way and there will be a separate drawing for you! Please put INTERNATIONAL on your entries. Entries open until next Tuesday, January 26! Mack the Chihuahua will select a winner using his magical powers (and/or the random number generator).

Happy sewing! xo LC