Pinnies Parade

Who doesn’t love pinnies?! I have quite an extensive collection! You can really never have too many. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself as I continue to hoard carefully curate my collection. Today I’m showing my Pinnies Parade pattern.

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This little cutie is designed to hang out in front of your machine and tilts a bit for easy usage. Because pinnies are not just for display, we get to use them too!!

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The pattern includes a few optional embroidery designs. You can “Stick It” or “Make It”. Or there’s a flower that you can add a button to.

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Pinnies Parade is part of the Mini May series, so you can complete it in just a couple hours! It’s in the shop; don’t forget FREESHIP17.

xx LC

A Scrapalicious Sewing Month

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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

Charleston in a Clutch GIVEAWAY

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Today is my stop on the Charleston Blog Tour! Charleston is a new art deco line by Revive from Timeless Treasures. I used my Clutched pattern and did some alterations to make a few different sizes. Make sure you read on for the TWO giveaway chances!!

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I love art deco shapes and thought this print was perfect. The metallic is subtle and really pretty. It would make a great background for a quilt. The line is full of art deco inspired prints in blues and oranges with lots of metallic accents. You can see the full collection here.

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I lined the clutches with a print with a hint of blue. There is something weddingesque about the clutches so I thought “something blue” made sense. These will be a gift for my next friend to get married;)

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Clutched is written for an 8×3 hard frame. I bought a 6×3 and 4.5×3 frame to test out. I removed 2″ for the 6×3 frame and 3.5″ for the 4.5×3 frame. I buy my frames here.

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I removed the inches from the center of the pattern and left everything else the same. I tested out altering the boxed corners, but ended up not altering it. I was quite happy with the shape as is.

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Timeless Treasures is giving away THREE fat quarter bundles of Charleston. You can enter and read more about that here.

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Also make sure to check out the rest of the blog tour:
Monday, July 20: Shayla Wolf, Sassafras Lane Designs
Tuesday, July 21: Leslie Meltzer, 50 Sq Ft Studios & Kim Buffington, Make Something/Dritz
Wednesday, July 22: Rebecca Silbaugh, Ruby Blue Quilts
Thursday, July 23: Kim Brackett, Magnolia Bay Quilts & Me!
Friday, July 24: Jessica VanDenburgh, Sew Many Creations/The Straight Stitch Blog

GIVEAWAY time! One person will win one yard of Charleston fabric of their choosing AND a PDF of my Mini May Clutched pattern! It’s simple, just leave a comment and Mack the Chihuahua will choose a winner on Sunday at 6 pm est. Good luck!

xo LC

Mini May Clutched Pattern

It’s the final highlight of the May Chappell pattern extravaganza! Today I’m showcasing my Mini May Clutched pattern. Mini Mays are a new series of patterns that are designed to be completed in a three hour class. I love teaching and one thing that I hear over and over is that students would like to leave class with a finished product. Some of the patterns will include add-ons such as embroidery or appliqué. I’m quite excited about this series and the first one is Clutched!

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Clutched is a hard frame purse and includes easy to follow step-by-step directions.

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I made a sample with the pattern for Tula! She was pretty excited so I was basically beside myself. That face was meant to be a clutch.

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I’ve taught this class quite a few times. Here are a few made by my students.

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Here’s Cydney & Cynthia with theirs!

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I made a bunch for holiday presents.

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And this fun version with a Gardenvale mini charm pack.

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I’m teaching it again this week on Tuesday at Knit One Smock Too in Winston Salem and Wednesday at Studio Stitch in Greensboro. Check out the schedule here and contact the shop directly to sign up. You can find the PDF here and the printed pattern here. Remember all PDF patterns are on sale through tomorrow!

xo LC

 

The New Shop SALE

I’m sure you’ve been hearing about all the VATMOSS situations with downloadable patterns. (If you haven’t heard, google it.) It’s an annoying situation and nobody seems to have a really good answer on what to do. I decided to make my PDF patterns available here on my site! As an added bonus, they’re all 30% off through Friday, January 16! Check it out here.

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Unfortunately, I blocked EU buyers due to the new tax regulations. You can still shop for printed patterns in my Etsy shop. EU shoppers should go here. Worldwide shipping available.

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My patterns are also available through your local quilt shops! I’m a huge supporter of shopping local and would love for you to ask them to order for you! They can contact me directly or place an order with distributors. (Tell them to mention this post and I’ll hook them up with free shipping.) I’ll be highlighting each of my patterns this week in a series of posts! It’s going to be fun!!
xo LC