A Romance Between the Line It Up Tote and Liberty

What happens when the Line It Up Tote meets Liberty lawn fabric? Perfection.


I made the panel go from light to dark in value with some tiny Liberty scraps. No piece of Liberty is too small to be treasured and saved. The grey is Robert Kaufman Essex yarn dyed. It plays well with the colors of Liberty.


This tote has piping so I used a dark piece on the dark edge.


And light for the light edge.


For the lining (and piping), I used some faux-berty. Robert Kaufman’s London Calling and Moda’s Regent Street are both lovely lawns that play well with Liberty lawn. Plus I actually remembered to put in a label.


This little tote is for my friend Pam! I hope it will go on many great adventures with her.


xx LC

A Scrapalicious Sewing Month

National Sewing Month Special Guest

It’s National Sewing month and Heather over at The Sewing Loft has put together an awesome series of posts about scrap sewing. Today is my stop on her hop and I decided to focus on my favorite scraps…Liberty! In case you’re not familiar, Liberty of London makes the most delicious lawn weight fabric. It’s been a staple in sewing rooms for years and the prints are both vintage and modern. The fabric is notoriously pricey, so I am careful to save every last scrap.

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I wrote a tutorial about making scrappy Liberty over on Ellison Lane which you can see here. I used that method to make 3/4″ finished squares on this panel. Because the prints are busy and small, I don’t worry too much about perfect intersections.

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A scrappy panel is a great use for my Clutched pattern! The Clutched PDF is on sale for only $8 through Friday in honor of National Sewing Month!

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I used Essex Linen for the back and added my adorable new labels (courtesy of a contest from CustomLabels4U).

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I think that making just the front or an accent panel scrappy actually makes it stand out more than when it’s allover scrappy! Having something to set off the scrappy area makes it look great!

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xo LC

Georgia’s Dresden & the Grand Opening

Yesterday was the Grand Opening of Trailer Stash! It was such a great day!! I revealed one of my new patterns (coming out at Spring Market). It’s called Georgia’s Dresden. I’m going to be doing a workshop for this pattern on May 4 with Trailer Stash. There is still space, contact Gina to register! Make sure you sign up for their newsletter so you’ll know about upcong events!

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The workshop will be a great day. We will learn all about making dresdens, baby border dresdens and balance in scrappy quilts. Plus, you’ll learn options for appliquéing.

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Gina will have the trailer parked at WinMock and we will be in the barn. It’s a gorgeous space with lots of room for sewing and laying out the projects. Plus, a yummy lunch is included. 

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I had a little trunk show highlighting my patterns and upcoming classes. Remember, you can see my full teaching schedule here.

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The trailer is adorable! Basically, there’s cuteness everywhere.

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Anywhere that has boxes of Liberty is a happy place.

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Love these Cotton + Steel basic bundles!

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She’s carrying Flatter and Soak, two of my go-to products!

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Check out the adorable (and delicious) cupcakes!

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And loads more of pretty Liberty on rolls!

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Congrats Gina on your opening! I’m so proud of you and happy to be a part of it!

xx LC

Trailer Stash

Have y’all seen the new Trailer Stash photos popping up over on Instagram?! My dear friend Gina Allen (of Ginabean Quilts fame) has remodeled a Shasta trailer and made a mobile fabric shop full of the most hard to find treasures: from Liberty to Yuwa to Merchant & Mills. Seriously, she’s gathered up all the loot that usually requires scouring the internet!

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She’s having a Grand Opening! It’s Sunday, March 15 from 1 to 5. It’s at WinMock at Kinderton (168 East Kinderton Way, Bermuda Run, NC 27006). Everyone is welcome!

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I will be there with all my quilts and patterns (and a surprise or two up my sleeve!) And she will have the trailer bursting with all the fabric goodness that you could ever need! Look how adorable it is and it’s not even stocked yet!

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She’s going to be doing workshops at WinMock. I will be teaching Georgia’s Dresden on Monday, May 4! I’ll be revealing the pattern during the Grand Opening. Gina is also opening up a Sewing Studio and I’ll be teaching there as well! I have a Color Study Workshop scheduled for Friday, May 1 and my Clutched class on Thursday, April 9. You can register for these classes during the grand opening or by contacting Gina directly.

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See you there!

xo LC

Liberty Love Mini Quilt

Do y’all have the book Liberty Love? If you don’t, you need it! I asked my quilty friend Gina to get it for me when she went to Quilt Con!

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Gina got it signed for me:)

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It’s full of tons of great projects!! I made these pinnies with Briar Rose from my friend Amanda. I can’t wait for Briar Rose to arrive at The Little General!!

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But my favorite quilt in the book is this spool quilt! I just love it!! The full quilt is definitely on my someday list.

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For now, I made a mini! She has directions for a mini in the book. I modified them a bit adding a white border before my print border. I used the blue and white prints from the Liberty Stile collection.

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Check out the quilting!! My friend Colleen did it!! (I met her at the retreat in Nebraska.) She is AMAZING!

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Here is a picture of Colleen and me with the mini!! (Photobomb by Leslie Main.)

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This cute mini is going to be a class at Sew Original! It is August 17, 12-4.
I’m also planning to teach the Mad Plaid Quilt at The Little General in the fall! Liberty Love is a must buy!!

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I’m entering the Liberty Spool Mini in the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge by Ellison Lane!

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xo LC