Sundressing (30 Days of Sundressing)

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Today as we are wrapping up our book tour we are happy to be a part of our friend Melissa’s Sundressing book tour!

Every year Melissa hosts a series on her blog (Melly Sews) that consists of 30 days of Sun Dresses.  (So fun right?)

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And this year that series is celebrating the sundresses featured in Melissa’s first book which just happens to be all about…..SUNDRESSES!

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Book Tour–The Tattoed Quilter

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Today we have a ig friend that we stalk often for his aaaammmmaaazing aesthetic and quilting skills!  If you aren’t following The Tattooed Quilter—you should be!  

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Chris is reviewing our book today and you won’t believe what he made…go now to see them all.  I love what he did with the churndash block and his modern approach to the pattern.  See you there!!!

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P.S.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to win one more signed copy of our book (and some other goodies) that we are giving away!  And if you still haven’t bought the book you can find it HERE or HERE (and it’s on sale 😉

Book Tour–Amy Smart

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Today we feel so lucky to have an absolute gem as a part of our book tour.

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Amy Smart is the woman behind Diary of a Quilter…not only is she talented and an excellent instructor but she is also kind and genuine and I feel blessed to call her a friend.

Her blog is all dreamy so hop on over, check it out, and see what her amazing brain did with our book!

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10 Tote Bags to Sew for Summer!

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One of my sewing goals this summer is to sew a few more tote bags.  I have really liked bag making and want to get back into it.  Today I put a round up of some FREE tote bag patterns to sew this summer! Wait until you see some of these….you won’t believe that they are free patterns. And the best part is that all of the directions are clear and the bags are simple to make…

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Common Threads 2016

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Common Threads 2016

Earlier this month, liZ and I were able to attend one of our very favorite yearly events called Common Threads.  It is hosted by…

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and we do so love them.  I have said it so many times but it deserves so many more…..baby lock specializes in investing not only in  a great sewing machine, but they invest in the people who sit behind those machines.  And at this event we are always reminded of that.  We feel so grateful to be working with them and for their support of us.  We are always talking about how we think they picked the wrong girls because we are such small potatoes in the sewing world, but we feel so incredibly lucky…even if it was a mistake ;).  They are a family company who holds that near and dear and treats their employees (and even littles like us) as family. If you are ever in need of a machine, be assured that they will take care of you.

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Zipper Pouch Tutorials

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Zipper Pouch Tutorials

Because I am always last minute for teacher’s gifts these days….I whipped up some easy zipper pouches and then filled them with some summer essentials and sent them off to school. I love zipper pouches for that very reason….they are the perfect thing to sew up in an hour or so and everyone can always use another make-up or small pouch! There are several Zipper Pouch Tutorials on our site and they are a great sewing project for all ages….

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Pillowcase Dress Pattern for an 18″ inch doll

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Today we are so lucky to be a part of Amanda Herring’s Desert Bloom Tour!  We love Amanda and her fabric collections are always just as joyful as she is in real life.  She is such an amazing designer and friend.

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Today we are sharing our popular 18″ Doll Pillowcase Dress Pattern that fits both our muslin dolls as well as American Girl Dolls.  I really do love these little dresses because they are so simple to make that they make a great mom-and-me or grandma-and-me sewing project!  And once they have made one with you….they can be off and rolling to make a ton more by themselves.

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Book Tour—Amy’s Creative Side

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Today on our book tour we have another friend that we have been lucky enough to meet through blogging.  She is funny and kind and a GREAT person to sit next to on a flight.  (And I should know…I’ve sat next to her more than once…and would choose to sit by her any day.)

So who is this awesome lady and perfect seat mate?  Well, it’s is non other than the super crazy talented Amy Ellis.

 

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Amy blogs over at Amy’s Creative Side but aside from blogging Amy also designs fabric for Moda and has written and been featured in a number of her own books!

We feel super lucky to have on our book tour so hop on over to her site and enter to win one of our books!

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Sundressing (30 Days of Sundressing)

Today as we are wrapping up our book tour we are happy to be a part of our friend Melissa’s Sundressing book tour! Every year Melissa hosts a series on her blog (Melly Sews) that consists of 30 days of Sun Dresses.  (So fun right?) And this year that series is celebrating the sundresses featured in…

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Book Tour–The Tattoed Quilter

Today we have a ig friend that we stalk often for his aaaammmmaaazing aesthetic and quilting skills!  If you aren’t following The Tattooed Quilter—you should be!   Chris is reviewing our book today and you won’t believe what he made…go now to see them all.  I love what he did with the churndash block and…

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Book Tour–Amy Smart

Today we feel so lucky to have an absolute gem as a part of our book tour. Amy Smart is the woman behind Diary of a Quilter…not only is she talented and an excellent instructor but she is also kind and genuine and I feel blessed to call her a friend. Her blog is all…

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