The SewMod inventory sale is winding down. Don’t miss out on all the great savings going on in the shop!

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Woodland Deer in pink from Cinderberry Stitches $6/yard
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Girl Crazy fat quarter sets $10.80
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Get your spooky on with these cute trick-or-treaters $6/yard
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Most patterns are marked at $7.20
SewMod inventory sale

And don’t pass up the cute quilt kits we still have in stock $28
SewMod true blue baby quilt kit

I worked on a birthday present for my nephew. Another Minecraft Creeper…sSSSSsss BOOM! This time I used a variety of greens instead of solids. I like it. It looks more like grass:)

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

I drooled over a Janome Hello Kitty turquoise:) I would love to teach little Zombie Girl to do machine work. She’s showing great improvement on her embroidery skills. Maybe next year for Christmas Santa will bring us her this cute Janome:)

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

I worked. I did some blogging, cut some fabrics and prepped for a guild meeting. My embroidery demo is all ready to go. Can’t wait to see everyone again. Wow the months are just flying by! I’m starting to feel a bit pinched for time with the holidays creeping up on me…sSSSSsss BOOM!

Friday Finishes...sssSSSss BOOM!

There are a few things I’d like to check off my list before the end of the year… 2 t-shirt quilts and our CLMQG BOM, not including other crafty things that I want to do too! So I need to get busy…
We had a sewin/sleepover on Saturday and we made some good progress on the BOM.

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

I only have 1 block left to complete and my printer is unable to print the template…figures…

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

Paige is working on the layout and, hopefully soon, I’ll be able to get it ready for quilting.

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

Then, us girls went out to celebrate and unwind at the Blues Bar for dinner. The Bluesmobile is actually in the bar y’all! Very cool place with some tasty BBQ.

Friday Finishes...sSSSSsss BOOM!

So tell me, …what projects would you like to complete before the holidays roll in? Christmas will sneak up on us before we know it! sSSSSsss BOOM!

Yes. I’m a couple of months late on this beachy keen post. Even as I write this I’m thinking of fall, pumpkins, what to dress up for Halloween & wearing my Uggs, oh and apple cider doughnuts! Yumm..

So let’s take it back a bit. All the way to the middle of July. Schools out, the sun’s shining & the weathers warm. All we wanna do is hang out for lunch, have margaritas and enjoy the lazy afternoons….and it’s time to celebrate Paige and Wendy’s birthday!

I wanted to make their gifts this year…well, my mom did most of the making. I mostly did some attaching:)

Something fun & colorful was a must! I found these totes out shopping one day and scored big time with the robins egg blue handles. I bought them, a lot of them, and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

It's Just Beachy

From that to this…nailed it, right?!

It's Just Beachy

I embellished them with some bright and modern crochet doilies and flowers handmade for this project by my mom.

It's Just Beachy

A bag to use as a purse for a day out shopping or to use as a tote for a fun take-along project! Wouldn’t these make great bridesmaids gifts too?

It's Just Beachy

I didn’t stop with the totes. I took dollar store flip flops, crocheted flowers, and a bit of blue yarn..

It's Just Beachy

and turned that into a sweet pair to be worn with white capris or a sundress.
All I did was wrap the flip flops with the blue yarn and hand sew the flowers on…easy peasy!

It's Just Beachy

Toes to match;) of course!

I took so many feet pics I’m convinced my neighbors thought I’d lost my mind for sure this time.

It's Just Beachy

A huge thank you to my mom for doing the crochet. She’s always eager to help with all my ideas! Even as I write this blog, she’s working on another project for me. I get so excited when we can collaborate. We need-2-create!

Keep checking in to see what we come up with next…

We will be at the Crystal Lake Modern Quilt Guild this Sunday, September 14th. If you’re in the area come see us! I will be giving a demo on a few hand embroidery techniques and I will also be vending so everyone locally can take advantage of all the great sale prices we have going on.

I will be bringing all of the half yards, which are just $3/each.


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Samples of all the new arrivals and kits are coming along too!

And we have a little shop game for everyone to participate in and win some fat quarters.

If you are coming and see something on the shop site, like extra yardage, just convo me and I’ll be happy to bring it with me. No one will blame you…I mean who can resist yardage at just $6/yard and new arrival fabrics at $7.20!

So bring a friend and make a list and expect to have a fun time on Sunday! Meeting is from 1-4 p.m. A few of the member techniques include..embroidery, half square triangles, machine binding.

Guests are also welcome for a nominal charge..$5.

We hope to see you there!

During the Inventory Reduction Sale, we have all of our kits on sale. The newest arrivals are 20% off and all of the others are 50% off! Don’t miss out!

Our latest kit is Girl Crazy. Girl Crazy is Riley Blake’s newest fabric line. The line features all things girly!..roller skates, balloons, bubble gum, scooters, & so much more. And it’s pink!

girl crazy quilt

Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of….

Looking for an adorable girls quilt that is quick and easy to put together? Then the Girl Crazy quilt kit is just right for you!


The border fabric has pink, yellow & blue daisies and the backing is fun bicycles!

Quilt is a perfect for the beginner & measures 40″ x 40″ .
Everything is included with your quilt including, backing, binding, quilt front and a free pattern!
The only thing needed is the batting.

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Girl Crazy has complete step by step instructions to ensure you have a great time creating a one of a kind baby heirloom that’s handmade by you! this kit is on sale for $27.99

Folk tale and Rosalie are going at great prices. We have about 3 left of each one. Folk Tale is only $22.50!

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And Rosalie is on sale for $31.48. Those are seriously great prices!

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Check out the rest of our sale here!

Literally..I still have so many quilts tucked away and keeping them buried in plastic tubs in the garage makes me cringe..

So I’ve put my beautiful little Tea Cup Quilt on eBay to see if it can find a good home. Where it will be loved. Where it can be displayed. Where it won’t be stuck in a tub!

My Cup Runneth Over

I made this quilt while I belonged to my Tea Buddies Flickr group. While I was a member, I met lots of ladies I still keep an eye on and a share a sweet word with every now and then.

My Cup Runneth Over

I had a lot of fun in that group. I was a part of something where I created and my Buddies supported my efforts. I would strongly encourage anyone to get involved. Jump in and join a group. Join a block exchange. Join a swap. Make friends y’all…Yes, online friends!

My Cup Runneth Over

I designed this quilt myself. I hand appliquéd the tea cups and hand embroidered the flowers. I can’t remember if I used the embroidery designs from a CrabApple Hill or Black Cat Creations pattern. I believe I adapted them a bit to fit in a tea cup.

My Cup Runneth Over

I was inspired by my collection of tea cups I displayed on my kitchen hutch…flowers, cups and doilies.

My Cup Runneth Over

Originally, my design was supposed to incorporate my moms crochet doilies but once I finished the quilt, it was a little too busy with the crochet. But no worries mom..I kept the doilies:)

My Cup Runneth Over

So tell your all your tea buddies that there’s a special quilt top out there for sale!

My Cup Runneth Over

All it needs is a quilter to finish it off, or instead, just add the backing and make it a table topper. It’s small enough to even use as a wall hanging or a throw.

My Cup Runneth Over

Don’t let quilts live in plastic tubs! Adopt one today:)

Help us make room for new ideas and fabric!

We’re having an Inventory Reduction Sale! All fabrics, kits, and supplies on sale including the new arrivals! New arrivals are 20% off. All other fabrics are $6/yard. Half yards $3. Patterns & books 20% off. Select kits are up to 1/2 off.

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Let’s get to know each other better. I’ve met lots of wonderful people through social media and I’d like to get to know you too!

My favorite pastime these days is, of courses, Pinterest. You can find me as Lorrie McKey if you search by name for pinners. I love to collect and add to my boards. It’s like shopping, without the commitment. I have lots of quilt pics to browse through and hopefully we can inspire each other. My favorite thing to pin is crochet ideas and retro bikes!

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Do you Instagram? I find instagram to be lots of fun and it’s not only a great way to share ideas, but know each other on a more personal level. Instagram is the fun of the social media world. You can post food, what you’re working on that day, your puppy, whatever you want..even the goofy pics! You can me here as @SmorieLorrie.


I know y’all are on Facebook! So let’s hook up there. I post frequently and showcase what’s coming up and going on at SewMod. You’ll find great ideas and hopefully we can start being ‘friends’. Now head over and push that ‘Like’ button for ‘SewModDesigns‘!


Send me a tweet @SewModDesigns. Here’s where I like to tweet out tutorials from different designers, links to special deals, or trending stories.


And finally, what about Flickr? I’m SmorieLorrie here too. Lots of pics to inspire you to create! And I love collecting others pics in my favorites.


Let’s not forget about the blog. You’re here. I’m here. Now don’t be shy! Leave me a comment to let me know what you’re working on, if you’ve learned a new technique, or if you just wanna chat. Give me a shout out and let’s be friends. I look forward to getting to know you!

Two new pattern books

Art To Heart Curiosities & Mischief Check out that adorable butterfly pillow!

“Full of curiosity, mischief, wonder, energy and love. Kids are the best! These projects will make their lives more bright and fun. Children’s theme projects include: quilts (68″ x 68″), wall quilts, pillow shams, pillows, nap mats, tooth fairy pillows. Pull out section of patterns included. Uses Benartex fabric from the Mischief and Curiosities lines.”

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Little Quilts 4 Little Kids by Heather Mulder Peterson is a book featuring 10 fun quilt patterns for babies on up. It contains a range of skill levels as well as traditional to modern styles. Visit Heathers blog to see all the photos of the boy quilts and girl quilts that are in this book.

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Oh Boy! From Riley Blake has arrived and it’s adorable!

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Kona in Lipstick is back in stock!

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More new patterns…

Cape Cod Baby from Bunny Hill

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Radio Way Radio Way is a great project to use pre-cut 2-1/2in strips.

SewMod Fabric Friday

And Henrietta Turtle Make a new friend in Henrietta turtle (or skip the flower corsage and make a Henry Turtle). Henrietta will gladly house your pins & needles or entertain your baby or pet – but not at the same time!

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SpongeBob SquarePants ain’t got nothin’ on the cute sea creatures featured on Riley Blake’s newest fabric line. Dive In The Ocean to find octopus, squid, sea horses and schools of colorful fishes.

When a new fabric line arrives, the first thing I ask myself is…“What can I make with this?”…besides a quilt?

I think we all like different options when it comes to sewing, whether it’s making bags, skirts, or gifties for the special ones in our lives.

So I chose to make a cute accent pillow for a baby’s room!

Splash! In The Ocean SewMod

I like projects that I can embellish and use different techniques like appliqué & embroidery. A chain stitch for the Splash really made the words ‘pop’ and adding the accent French knots to the anemone gave that some extra dimension too.  

Part of the fun of embellishing is searching for the trims and buttons. I came across tiny fish buttons and dug around my scraps for the ribbon. I even had some leftover Riley Blake jumbo red rick rack! Don’t throw those extra scrap pieces away. You might be able to use them on your own pillow!

Splash! In The Ocean SewMod

And check out those little fishes swimming through the ocean stripes. My mom is the crochet artist in the family, so we have to thank her for that bit of cuteness!

Splash! In The Ocean SewMod

I couldn’t forget the back of the pillow. It deserves something just as special. I fussy cut the selvage since the fishes were representing the color codes. A simple zig zag to tack it down and now it’s done!

Splash! In The Ocean SewMod

After I finish something, I can’t wait to show it off. I didn’t hear..”It’s adorable”, or “That’s so cute”. The first thing I heard was…Who’s Alex?!?

Lol I don’t know who Alex is! I just needed a shop sample and we have no babies so Alex was a name I came up with!

Does anyone need an Alex baby pillow?…..

Splash! in The Ocean SewMod

You can find all of these ‘In The Ocean’ fabrics and many of the newer baby lines in the SewModDesigns Etsy shop!

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