Mother’s Day Gift Idea and Free Printables!

Mother’s Day Gift Idea and Free Printables!

You know how I keep blathering on about how much I like giving quilted fabric frames as gifts.  Well, here I go again!  I made a new frame and a set of mother’s day quotes to share . Above is the one I am sending my mom.  But I made 2 more for you to choose from!  These will make great mother’s day gifts for you too!  If you don’t want to sew the frame, you could buy a 5” x 7” frame and still use the printables...

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Modern Folksy Bunny 2017 Sewing Kit

Modern Folksy Bunny 2017 Sewing Kit

  I can’t resist making Modern Folksy Bunny Sewing Kits!  It’s something I look forward to every spring.  My youngest, Marion, loves the Peter Rabbit stories.  My others were only moderately interested but she loves them.  Something about being naughty I think!  Although she is interested in the stories about Peter, Benjamin, (and that very naughty Squirel Nutkin), she likes how the very sweet Flopsy Mopsy and Cottontail look....

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Sew Can She Llama! Sew Sew Adorable

Sew Can She Llama!  Sew Sew Adorable

Caroline from Sew Can She is the guest blogger today on the Holiday Gifts Sewing Series.  She made the cutest llama!  Head over to her blog to check it out and see the rest of this furry friend. Caroline runs an amazing sewing blog that features free sewing tutorials from around the web everyday!  She also has a craftsy class (which I took and highly recommend!), has written a book, and has a pattern shop on etsy herself.  She is a true...

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Gingercake’s Gifty Frames and Free Printables!

Gingercake’s Gifty Frames and Free Printables!

This is my stop on my own Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series!  I knew immediately that I wanted to share the Quilted Fabric Frame pattern!  It is my new favorite gift to give When I created the new frame pattern this past summer, my oldest was immediately smitten.  She is into decorating her room and accessorizing (like many 12 year olds I know!).  Giving a frame can be a little tricky since you either need to have a photo already in it or...

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Kitty Backpack by SweetKM and Week 2 giveaway of The Holiday Gifts Series!

Kitty Backpack by SweetKM and Week 2 giveaway of The Holiday Gifts Series!

You all know how I fawn over Kristy of Sweet KM, right?  Such talent!  I was so pleased when she agreed to be part of my Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series.  I knew she would sew something unique, useful and gorgeous!  I was certainly not disappointed  Her Day off Backpack is amazing! Kristy is an accomplished garment sewer- working her magic at making a stylish and practical wardrobe for herself one piece at a time.  Her simple, chic...

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Remembering Camp Quilted Fabric Frame

Remembering Camp Quilted Fabric Frame

Unlike the last frame I shared a few days ago, this frame was super quick!  My girls went to camp last week and had a great time with their cousins and new friends too.  My sister in law, Maureen, took this photo of them on the steps of the dining hall on the last day. Camp is all about being yourself and I think this photo sums it up  To make the Laurel logo, I used my printer and Lesley Riley’s TAP paper.  You can get some here.  My...

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Quilted Fabric Frame Wedding Gift

Quilted Fabric Frame Wedding Gift

I love getting a beautiful wedding invitation in the mail.  That crisp paper and seeing the names of the bride and groom in beautiful fonts is just so special.  My cousin Marin was married last month and her invitation was just lovely.  Simple yet romantic.  I wanted to frame it for her with my new sewing pattern. I knew that linen would be a great base fabric.  I searched through my fabric stash and found these other pieces to enhance the...

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Divided Zipper Pouches in Priory Square Fabric

Divided Zipper Pouches in Priory Square Fabric

I like to mess around with my sewing patterns and see if I can find other uses for them.  You all know this about me, right?  I think it fun to expand on one concept in sewing and find new uses for it.  Fun for a sewing nerd like me! I loved working with Chio from Llama Fabrics!  She sent me a beautiful set of FQs from her shop and I was excited to make something fun.  These beautiful Art Gallery fabrics are from the Priory Square line by Katy...

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Notebook Slipcover to the Rescue

Notebook Slipcover to the Rescue

At our elementary school, when they become 4th graders, the kids are allowed to start using a 3 ring binder to keep their papers organized.  For my girls, this is a big deal (I don’t think my son is going to care all that much).  It’s like a big kid rite of passage or something- add style to your school stuff and be cool! Last year, my Anne was just going into 3rd grade and I made this binder slipcover for her from my Notebook...

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Flamingo 200% -a pretty bird

Flamingo 200% -a pretty bird

My oldest turned 11 last month.  Such a big girl going to middle school!  I made this flamingo for her room.  Last year I made her a more grown up quilt for her bed and she told me recently that none of the old pillows I made her match anymore.  In other words- “MOM, can you make me something new??” This is the Flamingo from my book, Pretty Birds, enlarged to 200%.   I find the easiest way to enlarge pattern pieces is to use PSE or...

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Simple HST Quilt in Solids

Simple HST Quilt in Solids

    Last month my oldest turned 10.  TEN!  Hard to believe ten years have passed since she was a little tiny sweet baby.  She is a great girl and into style and trends and all things bright and beautiful (like most 10 year olds!).  I made this Half Square Triangle quilt for her gift and it is a big hit.  It is similar to this picnic blanket I made last year. I used this technique to cut my HSTs and I used bella solds from Bloomerie...

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Leather Accent Fold Over Pouch for the Sew Fab Sale

Leather Accent Fold Over Pouch for the Sew Fab Sale

More sew fab bundle sewing over here!  This one is actually for my mom for mother’s day so I made it last week to get it in the mail in time.  I think it will be a really useful gift for her.  Have you checked out all the patterns in the sew fab bundle?  It really is a great collection at an amazing value. This pattern is the Leather Accent Fold Over Pouch by Vanessa of LBG studio.  It’s a great staple to have in your collection...

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holiday Gifts Sewing Series: The Southern Institute (daughter!) sews a Penguin

holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  The Southern Institute (daughter!) sews a Penguin

I am so please about my guest sewer today!  Jenny from the Southern Institute is one inspirational lady.  She is a go getter with a big heart and her creativity is limitless.  Today on her blog she shows off her daughter's version of Annie's Penguin.  YES!  Her 10 year old daughter sewed this and it was her first complete sewing project on her own.  Head over to Jenny's blog to hear about this...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: Welcome to Mouse House sews up some Lolas

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  Welcome to Mouse House sews up some Lolas

Today, Hayely from Welcome to the Mouse House sewed up some extrememly cute Lola Owl Pillows.  Seriously, I never get sick of different versions of Lola and these are so so adorable.  Hayley is a super talented lady with so much happening over on her blog.  She is a blogging star for sure!  And her sewing and crafting talent is amazing too!  Head over to her blog to see all the beautiful photos and leave a comment...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: Endlessly inspired sews a Waste Free Tote!

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  Endlessly inspired sews a Waste Free Tote!

The sewing inspiration continues!   Jennifer Young of Endlessly Inspired brought her sewing machine out of the closet and sewed up an adorable Waste Free Lunch Bag for her 2 year old.  Jenn's blog is more about crafting and parenting than sewing, but we may make her into a convert after this adorable creation!  She can do it all!  Head over to Endlessly Inspired to see more of her cute bag and leave a comment...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: Lots of Pink Here Takes on the Art Caddy!

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  Lots of Pink Here Takes on the Art Caddy!

Today we have Amy Dunn of Lots of Pink Here.  Amy is a great friend and very creative sewer.  Her choices in fabric are always amazing!  In fact, Amy has her own adorable fabric shop called Pinked Fabrics that I love!  Amy took on the Art Caddy Sewing Pattern which makes a wonderful gift.  Head over to her blog to see how she made sewing the Art Caddy Easier AND leave a comment for your chance to win the...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: Lego Lunch Box from Girl Like the Sea

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  Lego Lunch Box from Girl Like the Sea

I am having so much fun with this sewing series!  Today we have Tara Fauls from Girl Like the Sea.  Her blog is fresh, natural, a little bit funky.  I have really enjoyed looking at all her sewing lately!  Tara is crazy talented.   She made the coolest lego Love Your Lunch Box pattern for her husband.  Go over to her blog and check it out!  Leave a comment for a chance to win your own copy of the the...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: If Only They Would Nap sews her boy a Penguin

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  If Only They Would Nap sews her boy a Penguin

You may not even know that I have a boy in my house with all the girly things I show here on my blog.  But today's sewing guest is all about boys and she does a beautiful job.  Jess of If Only they would nap has FOUR boys and she is all about stitching up fun and unique things for her little guys.  She chose to make an Annie's Penguin for her lower middle (I can say that because I have a lower middle too!).  Go...

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Holiday Gifts Series: Messy Jesse sews a Bunny!

Holiday Gifts Series:  Messy Jesse sews a Bunny!

Have you ever visited Messy Jesse?  I love her blog so much.  Her quilts are bright and sweet and simply beautiful.  She also has a fantastic fabric shop called QuiltandSew which has lots of unique and high quality fabrics.  Go check it out! For the gifts series, Jessie sewed up a modern Folksy Bunny.  Here is a sneak peak!   So great!  Do you see that adorable bunny fabric?  Guess what?...

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How Bunny got a Pocket

How Bunny got a Pocket

Since I am having the bunny sale this week, I was trying to think of a way to make more versions of the pattern.  In the past I made the bunny smaller by printing it at 65%.  You can read about those here.  Very cute!  I have gotten lots of emails by sewers saying they are excited to use the pattern to make bunnies for the easter basket.  I thought, why not make Bunny the easter basket?! This was surprisingly easy...

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