Tuesday, July 26, 2011

new jaybird

I have been ordering some fantastic new quilt patterns for my shop. Which means they really are for you! I love each one of these patterns because they are unfussy. They are fun, graphic, and it shows off the fabric! My favorite part.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

fab up

Isn't this a gorgeous little chair? My mom was going to through it out, and thought I just might like it! It was covered with different fabric of course. Very 80's country looking.

I had a bit of Amy Butler fabric that was just the right amount to cover it all nicely. And the colors just popped, when I put it by my newly painted shelves. Later it will be moved to sit by my cutting table. But I love it where it is just right now.

My shelves are beginning to fill up with new fabrics. This is DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket. I have made a few crafts with this, that are already up in my shop. Remember the embroidery hoops?

And this is Spring Street by Carolyn Gavin of P&B Textiles. I am in for some sewing fun! Soon I will be opening my doors and you can have some fun with me :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

this is a class

Learn how to make the String Quilt! All you need is your sewing machine and a bag of scraps. I made these 4 squares just going through my fabric stash looking for all hues of aqua and orange. I then decided to use the orange fabric as my center strip. This is just the beginning of this fun quilt. Perfect for first timers too!

Sew Katie Jean
Saturday, July 23
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

603 5th Street
Lincoln, CA
(916) 209-3930
just call or email me to sign up!

Monday, July 11, 2011

market monday

Quilt Market has fun booths! And Kona was one of them. They were taking pictures of everyone with these YUM signs. Aren't we cute sisters!

And isn't this quilt just that, yummy! I love quilts like this, modern and something I would totally love to make.

And they even mentioned the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge that our Sacramento Guild participated in. Everyone received one charm pack and designed our own quilt with the pack as the main focus. I was so happy to see it was mentioned!

You can look here to see what everyone made for the challenge. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


These pictures were taken over a week ago of my shop. And I am so happy to be sharing them with you. Plus it really shows me that I have gotten some work done! Things have changed and been added since then.

I hope you can tell right away, that this isn't going to be a normal sewing and fabric shop. I want Sew Katie Jean to be an inspiration to sewers and non sewers. I want my customers to feel comfortable bringing fabric into their homes for fun no sew projects like these embroidery hoops. Which is covered in Delovely by Cosmo Cricket and my fun collection of vintage doilies.
I also will be selling some of my favorite vintage finds. Plus using them for display. This green cabinet once held tools in a garage. Now it will hold my extra sewing patterns.

The vintage carriage is not for sale, but is just perfect for showing off my vintage fabric. The little bird cage has 3 birds in it also made with Delovely. It is such a pretty fabric collection. Right now it can all be seen in my store front door.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

a little bit after

There is now an opening in my wall. The carpenter did such a great job! And look at those shinny floors :)

This is the front of my shop. My cutting table is going to go right here by the window. Lots of great light.

And these little embroidery hoops are going up on the wall. Just in case you need a little non sewing fabric inspiration.

And the very back of my space. Don't the white walls look great! Such a big difference. The fireplace doesn't work. But offers a great space to decorate year round.

Thanks for looking! More to come.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

family funnies

Recently we spent some time in the emergency room. Trying to keep the kids occupied is always a trick. So out comes my camera to take a pic of my girl's first lost tooth.

And then the boys get to play with my handy hot pink post its. This boy likes angry eyes and wolf fangs.

Then a wee mustache and a scruff of a beard.

Finally some fancy earrings for my boy who is almost thirteen! Who knew post-it's could be such fun. Never leave home without them.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I wanted to share with you a few before pictures of my new fabric shop!

It used to be a beauty shop. That's why it is so colorfully painted.

This big pink wall now has a pass through in it and links the back space to the front. The door shown here, is a side door that will remain closed.

And this is part of the bathroom. You know how I love this color! But every little bit of my new shop is now painted white!

My days have been filled with my new venture (and keeping my 3 kids happy during their summer vacation). So more photo updates will follow! Thanks for looking :)