Saturday, December 17, 2011

precuts = love

These precut fabrics arrived in my shop this week.  And who wouldn't love finding one of these wrapped up under their tree this Sunday!

Good Fortune jelly roll (2 1/2" strips) from Kate Spain 

Reunion charm pack (5" squares) by Sweetwater 

Sassy charm pack (5" squares) by Sandy Gervais 

A Stitch in Color fat eights by Malia Dubrowsky

craft days

 I have just added 2 new classes to my schedule for next week that I wanted to be sure that you knew about.  Both classes are made especially for your kids.  I wanted to help keep them busy during their first week of winter vacation.  And to help parents keep to their budget, each class is $10. plus $5. for supplies.

Rag Wreath
Tuesday, Dec. 20
10:30 am - 12 pm

Fabric Ornaments
Thursday, Dec. 22
10:30 am - 12 pm

I will also have a few cookies for them to munch on while they are here!  This will be a fun time for your crafty kids, ages 6 and up.  Just call Sew Katie Jean to sign them up, 209-3930.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

shop sale

This weeks fabric sale features Dazzle by Melissa Averinos from Andover Fabrics.  I first fell in love with this collection when I saw all of these beautiful citrus colors together.  I then made this super fast and fun string quilt using the orange fabric for my middle strip.  I even added 3 other bolts to this sale that I used in this dazzling quilt!

Dazzle Collection
20% Off
Monday, Dec. 12 - Saturday, Dec. 17

To see more of this collection, look here and here.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

my latest

OK, can there ever be too much of a good thing?  Well, I don't think so.  Especially when it is fabric related.  So I have to share with you this latest bit of quilting from the Children at Play collection.

Something for the boys.  This quilt only took me 2 days to finish. It could have been done quicker, but you know how life gets in the way of our sewing!  I modified the pattern #001 from Zan Taylor Designs, just a bit.

I did it in the quilt-as-you-go style.  And sewed my binding on totally by machine. I actually missed sewing it by hand.  But it was finished sooner.  I think I set a new record for myself!  How do you like to put on your binding?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

sewing day

I was inspired by looking up pictures to inspire you using the Sarah Jane fabrics.  So this is what I have made so far...

A sweet apron, using my all time favorite fabric in this collection.  Not really a practical color for an apron, since I do use it to wipe my hands on while I cook, but super cute none the less.

Two pillowcases behind my mannequin (which I named Bridget).  And a sweet posy pin using my fabric scraps and a vintage button.

And here is the bottom portion of a simple quilt for a baby boy.  I am doing the quilt as you go technique and should finish sewing it this week.  I also have a bit of vintage navy ric rac that I will be sewing on, the perfect touch!  I cut up extras of this fabric as a kit - if you're interested.

What have you been working on this week?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I wanted to share with you a few things that I found on flickr and Pinterest, from the Sarah Jane, Children at Play fabric line.  You can visit both of those sites and search for these Sarah Jane images.  I hope they inspire you to sew!

 All Sarah Jane fabric is 20% off until Saturday, December 10.

Monday, December 5, 2011

in shop sale

20% Off fabric from Sarah Jane Studios - Children at Play collection from Michael Miller.
Sale Dates: Monday, December 5 - Saturday, December 10

Friday, December 2, 2011

make your own

I adore this bag and this sweet fabric!  It has 6 pockets inside to make storage of your keys, phone, camera, sunglasses (yes, it's 71 degrees here today!) all easy to find.  Plus there are two sizes of the pattern a tote and a mini version. Cute mini!

Make your own version of the Bow Tucks bag tomorrow, at Sew Katie Jean of course!
Saturday, December 3
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. / $30.00 class
taught by: Becky Rogers

Then stay in town for the parade starting at 4:30, and the Christmas tree lighting to follow.  Doesn't it sound like a charming day!