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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!

Napkins SewMod

I’ve used cloth napkins so long, I feel GUILTY when I reach for a paper towel. My Grandma made me some for Christmas about 15 years ago with matching place mats and after I moved away from OKC to Chicago I thought about her every time I used them. So not only are cloth napkins the “green” way to go but I’ve also developed a sort of comfort attachment in some way I guess.. I tucked those napkins and place mats away for safe keeping and I’ve just gotten around to replacing them and I’m going to give you an easy tutorial on how to make some for yourself.

Over the years, I’ve used several methods for making napkins. From one-sided to the fancy ones that are doubled-sided with mitered corners..these are reserved for the holidays,

sewmod DIY cloth napkin

but today we are just going to make double-sided with a top stitch.

SewMod glimma napkins

The pic above is from the “I Glimma All Over The Place”   blog post about a month ago and those napkins have been tried and tested through many washes and I am here to tell ya that they look and feel like new! So don’t hesitate on going green yourself… let’s get started on your own set!

I used fat quarters for mine but you can use up some of that fabric from your stash by cutting 18 ” squares. You will need 2 per napkin.

SewMod diy cloth napkin tutorial

Place your (2) 18″ squares right sides together. Pin so it doesn’t shift while sewing.
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance sew all the way around the fabric, leaving a 3-4 inch opening for turning.

SewMod diy cloth napkin tutorial

Clip the corners, being careful not to cut through the stitches.

SewMod diy cloth napkin tutorial

Turn right sides out through the opening. I used this handy little thingamajig to poke my corners out nicely. Just make sure you don’t push too hard. You’ll push right through your seams.

SewMod diy cloth napkin tutorial

Press, making sure to turn in the openings raw edges.

SewMod cloth napkin tutorial

Top stitch close to the edge on all sides to secure the opening. This helps keep the fabric from shifting and will help it lie nicely over time.

SewMod diy cloth napkin tutorial

And you’re all finished! Now go make a nice meal for your Babe or Sweetie to compliment your pretty napkins!

SewMod cloth napkin tutorial

SewMod diy cloth napkin tutorial

Make sets for your holiday table..

SewMod diy cloth napkin tutorial

Or gifties for your friends. They’re sure to be impressed!

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!

As of 12/15/2011 All Anthology sets have sold out! Thanks so much everyone!

Looking for a great gift for your sewing buddy? All Anthology box sets are 50% off this week at SewModDesigns and the Etsy shop!

High Society includes 12 fat quarters. Now on sale for $12.00.

Assortment of 8 fat quarters from the “Bonjour” collection, $10.00.

Mod Charm includes 12 fat quarters, $12.00.

Tropical Fruits Story Strips (40 strips/pack, 2-1/2″ wide x 44/45″ long), on sale for $17.00. SOLD OUT

Sale runs 12/11/2011 thru 12/17/2011.

Bespoken by Art Gallery Fabrics arrived this week in the Shop. I’m a huge fan of Art Gallery Fabrics. The fabric is high quality and always beautiful and unique. This line is full of vintage florals and retro prints.

Here’s a few of my fave’s..

And the oval elements we received from Art Gallery for fillers coordinates perfectly with Bespoken.

And, yes, yay, hoot and holler, I got my cast off! Doc says I’m healing nicely. Now I’m off to physical therapy today @2. I’m a little nervous. I think it’s gonna hurt, but I’m ready to get back to normal. I have lots of catching up to do:)

Ok, not a penny, but how about some fat quarters from Joel Dewberry’s latest line…Heirloom? I thought you’d like that better!

We are going to pick 2 lucky winners. One will receive 7 fat quarters in the Amber collection and one will receive 7 fat quarters of the Sapphire collection.

We’ve got the NSQG quilt show coming up this September and we’d like some feedback on what you look for when you’re at the shows.

Here’s how it works….you can have up to 3 entries by doing the following:

  • Take the poll and leave a comment stating that you’ve voted
  • Follow the blog by becoming an email subscriber by clicking on Email Subscriptions on the left sidebar of the blog. Leave another comment on the blog confirming you’ve subscribed or are an existing subscriber.

The giveaway starts today 8/8/2011 and ends midnight on Sunday 8/14/2011. We will announce the winner Monday morning 8/15/2011.

We love our international customers too, so feel free to play along:)

Good luck everyone!

Just look at this yumminess that arrived the other day!

Art Gallery Oval Elements

Modern, geometric blenders that are perfect by themselves or added to that favorite project.  I was surprised to find that they coordinated well with many of our existing fabrics.

This is Golden with Plum Victoria by Anthology Fabrics.

And Crocus with a Wrenly fabric, Ingrid in Gypsy.

We bundled them in 1/2 yards and fat quarter stacks. I may have to sneak this one into my personal stash:)

Have a great weekend everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. I was finishing up the studio. I gotta tell ya…I love it! Just a few  more things before I show you the pics though.

We have lots more exciting things coming to the Etsy store and we want to share them with you! So today we’re giving away one of the delicious fat quarter sets from Anthology.

Sweet Tooth

So, leave us a comment…tell us what your favorite candy is that makes you have a sweet tooth and you’ll be entered to win!

Mine is  Good & Plenty:)

The giveaway runs from Wednesday, June 1st – Wednesday June 8th and is open to everyone, including our international friends. I’ll post the winner June 9th.

Our first official order..from a human, not a computer! It was exhilarating, exciting, scary and hopefully one day will be just another day at the office.

The Rep from Westminster/Free Spirit was at the house yesterday. With the rep, you get to touch the fabric, see the samples. The computer just doesn’t do the actual colors justice.We did have to pick some of the newer releases from the printed swatches because they hadn’t made it to the states yet. Which is why it’s so important to be at market.They have all the fabric samples there.

Now, I’m a planner. I was prepared for this meeting.

Printout out the products we were interested in..check.  Ballpark range of the money we were going to spend…check. Ok, I can hear you snickering now.

You definitely get caught up in the moment. So you wanna see what we got a little caught up with?

A few of Honey Child by Jennifer Paganelli

Heirloom by Joel Dewberry

Wrenly by Valorie Wells

And Taza by Dena Designs

We also ordered Kaffe fat quarter sets. And I promise not to bore you with every meeting we have with the Reps:) But I just couldn’t help myself. I had to share our newest fabric adventure. We should also promise our Rep. that we’ll be more decisive next time. There might have been a little too much…”I don’t know, do you like that, do we need that, should we?”

Paige is going to be at a retreat this weekend. Check back on Monday to see what she’s been up to.

Thanks for hanging with us this week and have a great weekend everyone!

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