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Some of you might be looking for a wedding gift, baby shower or just wanting something quick and easy to stitch up at your next quilt retreat. If so, you’re in luck! We’ve taken the guesswork outta the process and assembled fantastic kits for you. Take a peek below and if you see something you’re interested in, click on the kit name and you’ll be whisked away to the SewMod Etsy Shop.

Summer Tweets
Welcome spring and summer in with a fresh new quilt! Brighten up your decor, add to a girls bedroom or take it on a picnic. We have designed a quilt kit with the new fabrics from designer – Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. The fabrics feature fun fruit, flower designs and modern geometric shapes.

SewMod summer tweets

SewMod summer tweets

Little Wallets
The Little Wallet is perfect for carrying your cards and cash. A simple and fast kit…Make more for your friends or as quick gifts! Modern fabrics and a crochet flower make this wallet unique. Choose from a variety of kits.

SewMod Little wallet

Rosalie
This Artful quilt kit is assembled around the ever so popular quilt pattern, Rosalie by Valori Wells, using all quality, quilt store designer fabrics from Art Gallery. Art Gallery is known for their exceptional quality in cotton fabrics. We’ve gathered a collection of deep blues, grays and colorful prints for you to create a beautiful quilt for you to treasure.

SewMod rosalie

Boy Crazy
The focus fabric has everything boys love on it…submarines, robots, cars, baseball hats & more!
Kit includes step-by-step instructions to strip piece the quilt in no time for that special little one. Kit sews up fast for a baby shower or gift.
A great beginner quilt!

SewMod boy crazy

Owl Pals
Make these softie owls up for someone special. Makes a great gift for the little ones, whether it’s a holiday gift featuring Christmas or Halloween fabrics or to hang out with them as a room decor or an owl friend!
Owls can kitted up with any fabric combination from the shop.

SewMod owl kits

Pre-Quilted Fat Quarters
We’ve quilted fat quarters in a variety of designs and fabrics so that you could jump right in and begin working on all of those adorable Curby’s Closet patterns. Each fat quarter will make 1 pair of shoes.

Swemod curbys closet pre quilted fabric

YogaMod Yoga Mat Sling
The kit is pre-cut for you. We’ve cut the fabric and interfacing out so all you have to do is follow our step-by-step instructions complete with photos to create your own Mat Sling! Also available in a variety of kit fabrics.

SewMod yoga mat sling

Happy Shopping!

A big thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Pride Of The Prairie quilt show last weekend. It was a huge success and we really love vending there. We were so busy I didn’t even get a chance to see the quilts but I heard they were beautiful…bummer.

I worked my mad skills on the booth. I seem to enjoy that process a lot. I love seeing the transformation from a backdrop and a table to something that draws people over..smiling and shopping of course. I wish I had taken a before pic.

sewmod pride of the prairie

Did a little promoting of the Crystal lake Modern Quilt Guild, which by the way is growing tremendously. We now have 61 members and its only our 1st year! I’d say that is amazing, right!

sewmod CLMQG

Took this great shot of the Sassy Strollers Quilt. So sweet…

sewmod sassy strollers

And Paige managed to work her mad skills creating some more SewMod Stacks while we were there. You can find these and many more in the Etsy shop. I added about 12 new sets the other day. The SewMod Stacks pull from different fabric companies & different lines to mix & match. We like to show quilters that you can jump out of that pre-made bundle and mix it up. It’s ok to do your own thing! The SewMod Stacks tend to sell pretty fast. We offer them at a 15% discount.

SewMod Stacks

SewMod Satcks

It was really hard trying to keep Paige away from sneaking off with them for herself!

sewmod stacks

Next week were releasing a new SewMod pattern so stay tuned ya’ll. Until then have a great weekend!

We’re gearing up for the big show y’all. Madison Quilt Expo is only a few weeks away and were busier than heck getting things ready to make this years’ show a bigger success than last year. Many peeps have stepped up to help us make our goal. There is a mass frenzy of kitting and cutting. There’s so much fabric flying I thought we’d lose Daisy in the chaos..lol.

Our biggest seller is Art Gallery’s Oval Elements. The perfect filler & we have every color cut into fat quarters and bundled just waiting to find a new home. It’s a bundle of eye candy!….Take me please….

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Adorable right? These owls whip up in no time and we have about 30 kits made. Halloween or for a child’s room. Contact me if you’d like first dibs on one. They come with a free pattern and are only $7.25!

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And this baby bundle called Glimma will soon grow up to be a Cannon Beach quilt.

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I have lots more to show you but if you know me by now, you realize I’m a little OCD when it comes to showing y’all the quilts unless they are completely finished. So I’m working on a few bindings over the next coupla days and hopefully be back soon to tease you with more quilty love!

Hey friends! Hope everyone is swell:-)
We have lots of new fabrics in the shop which I’m very excited to share with y’all.

Pat Bravo from Art Gallery has been busy designing more wonderful prints. This new line is called Carnaby Street. Designed in mind with the “swinging London” movement of the 60’s. Her line reflects “groovy blooms, strong geometrics,and liberty-esque florals”.

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Check out this print called Brit Boutique Royal.

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Jeni Baker has designed her first line for Art Gallery Fabrics called Color Me Retro. You might know her as the blogger from In Color Order. Inspired by retro kitchenware from the 50’s and 60’s.

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Kitchens curtains come to mind….so cute!

Next up, new fabrics from Blend. Global Bazaar which features spice colored prints from a melting pot of destinations.

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And these two called Keiko Pink & Pine Stickers.

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Riley Blake sent up these adorable prints with coordinating fabrics and charm squares. This line is Happily Ever After. Perfect for that little happy princess of yours!

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All of these prints are in the Etsy shop. Head on over and check ’em out!

Almost.

I did get some work done this week. I managed to do some finishes and start a new Christmas quilt. Christmas.Shocking. I know:) Love me some Christmas and what better time than July with this scorching heat wave than to sit in an air conditioned studio and wish for cooler temperatures. So that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I’m going to make you wait for the newest one I just finished. I’m waiting for Paige to work her quilty magic on it before I reveal. But here’s what I’ve done so far this week….

I added this cute Alpine Wonderland Christmas Quilt kit to Etsy yesterday. We used the Summer Tweets quilt pattern that Paige and I designed because it showcases large scale prints and the main fabrics in Alpine Wonderland are so darn cute I couldn’t bear to cut it up. Kit comes with the free pattern.

Paige quilted it in an all over stipple.

Chain Reaction is finally ready and added to Etsy as well. This is one of my faves! Very modern looking. We used all of the Art Gallery prints we had in stock to create a scrappy modern quilt. Paige picked an excellent all over quilt design to enhance the look. Kona white and Kona Ash Grey are the coordinating solids.

And last, I hung the finished Sassafras quilt in my living room. Paige also did an all over design on this since it was so busy but added some special touches to the cone flowers.

Today I’m off with Shelley over at Elsie’s Girl for the downtown Crystal Lake Sidewalk Sale. I hope I come home with lots of good finds and bargains to share with you! Talk soon!

I haven’t been this excited about a fabric line in quite some time, except of course all of the Christmas fabrics we got in the shop. Lilly Belle is by Bari J. for Art Gallery fabrics. It’s her first design for them and I’d have to say she did a great job. I’m in love!

If I have to narrow it down, here’s some of my fave’s.

Also arriving was Vintage Summer by Little Yellow Bicycle for Blend fabrics.

We plan on using this line to make and kit up some from the pattern ‘Rome‘, which I showed y’all in a post from Market.

This would make a great summer quilt. We also have the Arbre de Noel quilt pattern which will soon be kitted with the Tinsel fabrics from Blend also.

Two more Christmas fabrics arrived yesterday. I just couldn’t help myself when I saw theses two available from Riley Blake. They would make great bidings and fillers that could be used with just about any Christmas line. They are part of the Santa’s Workshop line.

All of these fabrics can be found in the Etsy shop. Enjoy all of the beautiful weather everyone. Have a great weekend!

Paige just came back from Spring Market with tons of ideas, loads of flyers, books and magazines to pour over and lucky for us a lot of pictures! She had a very exciting trip and I’m so glad she got to experience it! I can’t wait till the next time so I can join her. Paige really knows how to work a room and was able to meet several designers and companies in the industry. We have lots to share, so let’s get these pics rollin’ shall we?

My fave of course has to be Riley Blake. Here are some of the booths from their designers..I’m in love with this quilt. We have some of this line coming in this week.

A cool quilt using their Chevron line..

And is this adorable or what?

Next up is Art Gallery Fabrics..This is Bari J.’s booth. She is Art Gallery’s newest designer, showing off her new line Lilly Belle. Which we have an order placed for. Beautiful fabric!

Adorable jumpers for girls..

And here’s a close up of the line…

If I ever go insane from all the fabric shopping and quilting I do, and I need to be locked in a padded room, I hope it looks like this:)

Art Gallery’s booth is a color explosion!

This pic is for my Okie friend Jeanne, who loves Dachshunds. This is the Blend booth.

Here are some beautiful fabrics from Blend…

I’m going to be posting all weekend with Market pics if you’d like to hang out with me this Memorial Day Weekend. See you tomorrow!

I spent some time this week working on a new project. Our order for Kona Ash Gray was finally filled so I figured I would take advantage of a couple of yards. I decided on this quilt pattern from Cluck.Cluck.Sew called Chain Reaction.

I’m using all of the Art Gallery fabrics that we have in stock for a modern, scrappy feel. I like it so far!

Not only did the Kona Ash arrive, but also several new patterns, including Who’s Place Owl Place Mats.

And On A Whim by Thimble Blossoms.

The Riley Blake Chevron‘s arrived in the shop but have literally flown off the shelf! We have a couple of the 1/2 yard bundles left until the new bolts arrive.

It’s supposed to be nice here this weekend, so I’m betting my patio will be calling my name for a couple of days. Hopefully, more progress next week on the Chain Reaction. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Where have I been? On my patio of course! It’s been in the 80’s in Chicago and I’m certainly taking advantage. I’m being very lazy! It’s hard to focus on working in the studio right now. The birds are singing, flowers are blooming. I’ve had my air on for about a week now. Is that crazy or what? It’s March!

I do already have unwanted guests though…mosquitoes. I have 5 bite marks on my feet from eating dinner outside the other evening. I kept swatting at bugs thinking they must be gnats because there’s no way mosquitoes would be out this early. Boy, was I wrong. They even got me through my socks! I’m afraid they’re going to be so big this year, they’ll be able to carry us away.

We did start a new quilt this past Sunday called Sassafras by Thimble Blossoms. It’s a new pattern we got into the shop last week. It takes a jelly roll but we decided to use some scraps and fat quarters with a lot of Kaffe fabrics. I’m very excited to see how this one turns out.

We also have this spring cutie called Wonky Little Houses Pillow Pattern.

And some new bolts from Art Gallery.

Delicate Duet Plum & Rhythmic Lilac from the Poetica Line.

And a couple of fun prints called Retro Harmony in Sugar & Cocoa.

BackYard Baby Kit is also available now. Kit includes everything needed to complete the entire quilt except your batting, including a FREE pattern. Quilt measures 40″ x 40″ and is only $32.99.

All of these are available on Etsy. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

The newest Oval Elements from Art Gallery arrived this week!

Smoke, Mist, Mustard, Vintage Blue, Parfait Pink & Beaujolais Wine. We Have almost the entire collection available in our shop. We can do any yardage or grouping you’d like. Give us a convo and we’d be happy to help you!

Also arriving were a few from the Poetica collection from Art Gallery.

Love this one!

Were expecting more in a couple of weeks so keep checking back with us.

I worked on a sample this week from the Hot Who! Hot Pads pattern and used this fabric for the body. These were simple and I completed them in an afternoon.

Next weeks to-do’s include baby shoes, cutting a quilt out and a bit of embroidery. But for now, I’m going to relax and pour over my latest issue of Mollie Makes.

Have a great weekend!

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