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Christmas is fast approaching but there’s still time to whip up a special handmade gift for the baby in your life.

The Equilateral quilt kit that I kitted for the boys is a popular seller so why shouldn’t the girls get as just a cute quilt as the boys? The Wildflower Meadow line from Melly & Me and Riley Blake Fabrics is perfect for the triangles.

SewMod equilateral quilt kit

Comfort baby in all the goodness of theses adorable nature friends. The focus fabric in this line features hedgehogs, sweet little bluebirds and playful squirrels all tossed amoung the pretty wildflowers! Aren’t these little hedgehogs adorable!?!

Wildflower Meadow fabric

The quilt top colors of this KIT are bright pink, blues, and yellows. The backing is blue wildflowers on white with tiny pink birds tied all together with a hot pink binding.

SewMod equilateral quilt kit

Complete KIT comes with enough fabric to make the quilt top, binding, backing and free quilt instructions. Batting NOT included. Quilt measures approx. 35″x 42.5″. $42 plus shipping.

SewMod equilateral quilt kit

Pattern includes step-by-step instructions for assembly. Equilateral triangle quilts are fun and fast to make. After you make one using the pattern, you’ll want to make more! The quilt can either be cut using the template provided in the pattern or using the Creative Grids 60 degree triangle ruler found here. The Equilateral tutorial can be found here if you’d like more info on how to assemble it.

Now…a new one for baby boy…Dino-Roar!

SewMod Dinosaur quilt kit

Dino-Roar is made using Riley Blake’s Dinosaur fabric line in a traditional Road To Tennessee quilt layout. A Road to Tennessee block is basically a Snowball block with only two of the corners replaced with a coordinating fabric instead of all four. So easy and perfect for any fabrics and especially scraps.

Dino-Roar uses 8 different fun prints in oranges, greens, browns & blues. There are Dinos tossed in different sizes, a sweet little leaf print and other coordinating Dino ‘egg’ prints. Kona Snow is used for the white. The binding ties it all together with Kona Chocolate.

SewMod Dinosaur quilt kit

Dino-Roar measures 45″ x 45″ and is a complete kit as well including the backing, binding and free pattern. $55 plus shipping.

The backing is available in any of the Dinosaur prints and can be selected here at the time of checkout.

SewMod dinosaur quilt kit

Kit comes with bonus instructions for an 18″ pillow using your Dinosaur scraps! Check back tomorrow when I’ll be doing the step-by-step tutorial using a 3-1/2″ Road to Tennessee quilt block.

Dinosaur fabric 18" pillow tutorial

Easy, fast & fun and just in time for Christmas! Feel free to convo me if you have any questions.

SewMod’s latest quilt kit is made using Lila Tueller’s fabric line Halle Rose from Rikey Blake. It has all my favorite colors…the teals, oranges and pinks of course!

Lucky Stars Quilt Kits

I used the quilt pattern from Atkinson Designs called Lucky Stars. You can’t go wrong with this one ya’ll. It’s so versatile. All you need is some background fabric and a bunch of beautiful fat quarters!

The great thing about Lucky Stars is that you can chain piece almost the entire quilt. I’m not kidding. And that means a quicker finish:) OK, so there’s several great things about this pattern aside from chain piecing…it’s simple with very little seams to match up, an entire line looks and works great with it so there’s no thinking about what fabrics to choose, it looks great with the star points scrappy(like mine) or all the same fabric, and the pattern has all of the different quilt sizes and fabric requirements. That means you can use it over and over. One for baby, one to keep your lap warm and one for your bed!

Paige quilted this one in a pretty, all-over design.

Lucky Stars Quilt Kits

I do have a a tip & short cut on trimming your blocks down to size. Trimming for me is so cumbersome and it never fails…I always screw up at least one block trying to figure out how to trim without having a lopsided block!

SewMod Lucky Stars quilt kit

Start by cutting a 9-1/2″ square from freezer paper, fold it into fourths and mark the center with a x.

SewMod Lucky Stars quilt kit

Fold your pieced block in fourths and finger press.

SewMod Lucky Stars quilt kit

Place your freezer paper on top of the right side of the pieced block, shiny side down, lining up your ‘X’ in the center. Lightly press to keep it from shifting.

SewMod Lucky Stars quilt kit

Trim the block using your rotary cutter and ruler to the 9-1/2″ square.

SewMod Lucky Stars quilt kit

Remove the freezer paper and repeat with all of your blocks. Easy peasy! Perfectly trimmed 9-1/2″ squares.

SewMod Lucky Stars quilt kit

To find the Lucky Stars KIT and/or pattern, visit the SewModDesigns Etsy shop. Kit includes fabrics to piece the lap sized quilt top(60″x75″), binding and the pattern, $68.75 plus shipping. There is also yardage available in the shop as well.

Lucky Stars Quilt kits

“Strawberry Vintage Market” COMPLETE Baby Quilt Kit is here. I spent some time this week kitting this cutie up.

Vintage market quilt kits

 

Looking for a sweet & adorable baby girl quilt that is quick and easy to put together?

Vintage Market is Riley Blake’s newest fabric line and we’ve taken all the sweetness of this much awaited line from Tasha Noel and designed it just for baby in our most popular quilt kit.

Vintage Market quilt kits

 

Take baby on a stroller ride to the local market, where vintage quilts are hung for sale, sweet strawberries and homemade jam are sold at the farmstand and fresh flowers are in bloom.

Vintage market

The center fabric is framed with the red strawberry scalloped vines and carried over to the binding.

Vintage market riley blake

The border fabric is a navy tossed bouquet of flowers and the backing is your choice of a fun bike ride or pink strawberries. You get to choose to make it your own!

Vintage market quilt kits

This quilt is perfect for a new baby, the nursery, as a wall hanging or a blankie for the carrier or stroller.

Quilt KIT 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.

 

Vintage Market 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.

Vintage market quilt kits

If you’re looking for Vintage Market fabric, we have FQ stacks and some yardage left. Visit the SewModDesigns Etsy shop.

vintage market fabric

Vintage market quilt kits

Timeless Treasures new fabric line is here. Stroll through Paris and see the sights without even leaving your sewing room.

Timeless Treasures bonjour SewMod

This line has just a bit of a sparkle to make it extra girly…the landmarks, the bicycles and even the bras! And btw, these bras look just like some of my Victoria Secret bras. Fancy!

Timeless Treasures bonjour SewMod

I added to the collection with Quatrefoil, tiny black hearts, and some pink hearts too, just for the heck of it. You can’t have too many hearts!

Timeless Treasures bonjour SewMod

Timeless Treasures bonjour SewMod

My idea is to make the Train Cases in this line. How cute would that be?

SewMod patterns

If you’d like your own bit of Paris this summer, head over to the SewModDesigns Etsy Shop. We have it bundled in fat quarters and by the yard.
Timeless treasures bonjour SewMod

Bonjour!

Riley Blake’s “In The Ocean” is back in stock and I spent the good part of a day making more kits. This is another fun part of my job at SewMod. I think I could make kits all day!

In The Ocean baby quilt

So are you looking for an adorable quilt that is quick and easy to put together? Click on the cute quilt above to begin your project. Kits are currently available!

“In The Ocean” is Riley Blake’s underwater adventure featuring all things Beachy!..schools of fishes, octopus, starfish, seahorses, bubbles and more!

The center fabric is a panel, which takes all the time out of the piecework required for a fast, adorable handmade baby quilt.

In the ocean SewMod baby kits

The border fabric features all the little sea friends and the backing is your choice of fun multi color bubbles, blue ocean waves or orange fish. When you visit the Etsy shop, you get to choose to make it your own.

In the ocean SewMod baby quilt

This quilt is perfect for a new baby, the nursery, as a wall hanging or a blankie for the carrier.

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.

“In The Ocean” 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.

Please convo me if you have any questions.

And don’t forget to pick your favorite backing during checkout!

If you love this fabric but want to make your own designs with it, we also have it available in yardage and half yards. Visit the SewModDesigns Etsy shop and I’ll be happy to help you!

In the ocean SewMod

SewMod retro fabrics Geekly chic

Retro, vintage, or fashionably nostalgic, Riley Blake has brought the Chic to Geek with old school records, cassettes, and TV’s.

SewMod retro fabrics Geekly chic

I thought we’d revisit these shop favorites at SewMod and add a few of their newest novelties to the mix. Cat eye sunglasses and 50’s style dresses have me swooning.

SewMod retro fabrics Geekly chic

I have this romanticized vision of what it would be like to buy Pyrex for my robin’s egg blue kitchen, do all my household chores in a dress and heels, and bake cakes all day.
I’m almost certain I was born in the wrong decade. I’m over 40 years late for a 50’s date! But that’s ok, a girl can still dream. I can collect my vintage Pyrex, bake cakes, and vacuum, although, it’s not as fun while I’m in my yoga pants:)

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If you’re having a tough time visualizing what modern projects can be made with the retro prints, let’s see if I can help.

How about picking two and making some Gum Drop Pillows for someone heading to college? They’d be cute in a dorm room!

SewMod gum drop pillows Amy butler

Maybe a few fabric baskets? Here is a free tutorial from Birch Fabrics.

Fabric baskets

Or a cute apron, like the one from the Etsy shop Boojiboo will have you baking sweet treats for your love in no time!

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Visit SewModDesigns for more patterns, project ideas and all of the retro Riley Blake fabrics!

New patterns have arrived and are in the SewModDesigns Etsy shop.

SewMod new patterns

1.Lunch Boxes by LakeHouse Dry Goods 2.Icicle Days by Bunny Hill Designs 3.Deep Blue Sea by Sarah Jane 4.Effie & Ollie by Heather Bailey 5.Crimson and Clover by Sara Lawson 6. Scrap Happy Purse by Crazy Mom Quilts 7.Social Tote by Carolyn Friedlander

SewMod art gallery oval elements

And…I’m restocking Art Gallery’s Oval Elements. Check the shop often for updates and new listings. Art Gallery released 4 new colors coming this June!

SewMod oval elements

Be sure to Like us on FaceBook. I’ve been posting some pics of potential fabric choices. I like to hear your opinions on the fabric I stock in the shop. Or if you have suggestions, I’d love to hear that too.

But until all those newbies arrive, there’s plenty of patterns and fabrics in the shop…so let’s get sewing!!

As you know, Wendy and I get together during the week to work on projects. Sometimes they end up in the garbage after a hard days sewing..and no, not just because we might be day drinking…and other times the universe smiles upon us and we each walk away from the day with a little something special that we can pat ourselves on the back for.

Yesterday was just that sort of day! We’ve been wanting to make this Lollipop Bags pattern from Atkinson Designs for a while now and since we have the pattern available in the shop, then there’s no better time for a pattern review for everyone who’s thinking of purchasing it.

Lollipop clutch pattern sewmoddesigns

I assured Wendy that, as with any Atkinson Design I’ve tried, the pattern would be easy to follow and have clear instructions with photos. I was right. Her signature zipper instruction was good…step by step and at NO time did I think to myself…how’s this gonna work!?! You will never fear another zipper again.

Lollipop clutch pattern sewmoddesigns

Even the cute fabric flower was a snap to make. The hardest part of the pattern was just taking the time to turn the flower strip inside out.

The only thing I think I’d do different, is add a light weight fusible interfacing to the clutch strap for more stability and I might mix it up a bit by quilting my next one. You could even personalize it with a charm zipper pull, especially if you’re going to leave the flower off.

Other than that, I’d give this pattern an A+. It’s cute. It’s easy. We finished two in one day!

Lollipop clutch pattern sewmoddesigns

What are the other treats besides Lollipops, you ask?

We have lots of new patterns to add to your to-do’s for this year in the shop. Click HERE to view all of the patterns we carry in the SewModDesigns Etsy shop.

Sewmoddesigns patterns

Sewmoddesigns patterns

 

I’ve made a resolution this year to hand make at least one shop sample a month. This can work out one of two ways…I’ll either be super prepared for quilt shows or I’ll be all sold out…either way it’s a win, right?!

January’s hand made cuteness is a baby quilt made from the Riley Blake line called “In The Ocean“. Schools of fishes,  seahorses , smiling jellyfish, and mulit-colored bubbles will make baby’s room bright and playful.

In The Ocean baby quilt

I used the panel fabric for the center. It features all the main characters for the quilt and framed it with a border and a flange in a Kona red called Lipstick.

In The Ocean Quilt

Multi bubbles are on the backing, and it’s bound in the red. I quilted it with a wavy stitch…wavy, like the ocean

In The Ocean quilt

If this quilt kit actually makes it to the shows, It will be sold with the sand pail, but as for now, that’s just a shop display..it would be kinda hard to get that pail to the customers with cost effective shipping! Kit price is $40. That includes everything to make it, including top fabrics, binding, backing, pattern and is available in the SewModDesigns shop. If you’re looking for something simple, this one’s for you. I used one day to make it and one day to quilt it!

In The Ocean quilt

This kit makes a perfect snuggle blankie for baby. Use it to throw on the floor for playtime or decor for the nursery. It’s small enough to take with you for a stroller blanket or use with the carrier. Have a baby shower to attend? Bring handmade!

Or if you’re interested in purchasing the handmade quilt, it can be found in the SewModMakes shop!

 

 

Did you hear? SewMod has a new sister!

Sewmodmakes

Because sometimes you just gotta get your quilty craft on and make something.

SewModMakes is your online boutique for handcrafted items designed by a variety of artists.

We all Need2Create & I am blessed to be surrounded by many talented friends & family members who have joined me to share their handcrafted items in this shop.

Alpine Wonderland quilt

We specialize in hand embroidery, crocheted items, quilts and yoga accessories. You’ll also find some of our shop samples there too.  We love to sew and craft and being creative for us is a way to express ourselves, reconnect with our creative spirit & share it with you.

Pick a bunch quilt

Look for more craftiness coming soon. Check out the site and our about page for more details and let us know what you think!

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