Skip to content

Winners and Work!

November 22, 2013

empty bobbin sewing studio pattern, sewing pattern, sewing machine cover pattern, quilt pattern for boys

I’m plugging away over here on several different projects, but wanted to pop back in to declare winners for the pattern giveaway!

The three winners are Sarah, Susan and Beth. They’ve been notified and will get their favorite from the new patterns!

Speaking of new patterns… they are shipped to stores and distributors, so be sure to ask for them at your favorite shop! If you’re looking for a specific pattern, they are officially all in stock at Pink Chalk Fabrics.

Empty Bobbin Patterns

Back to work for me!

Introducing New Fall Patterns: Somewhere Under, Cantilevers & Studio Stitches!

October 23, 2013

Fall13NewPatternCovers

It’s time to share the three new patterns for Fall 2013! I’ll be back next week to share more about each of these individually, so check back for many more images of the different samples made. As soon as they are in stock out there in the world, I’ll share some store links for you.

The first two patterns are quilts from Jessica Levitt, an Empty Bobbin Designer. You may recognize these if you attended QuiltCon this year! Each includes three different size options and Jessica’s detailed instructions and diagrams.

Somewhere Under can be pieced either wonky or straight and includes instructions for the optional flange binding and pieced backing, which uses scraps left from piecing the quilt top.

somewhere under quilt, modern quilt pattern, empty bobbin sewing studio, rainbow quilt pattern, modern rainbow quilt, little girl quilt pattern, jessica levitt

SomewhereUnder_BackCover

 

Cantilevers is such a great design if you’re looking for something that can be made in masculine colors/fabrics. And do you see the pieces of orange in the binding? I love that little detail Jessica worked in and she’s included very detailed instructions for placing them just so in your own binding for some added zing. The design on this pattern is scaled, so no matter if you make the quilt in the lap size or the queen size, it’ll have the exact same look!

cantilevers quilt, modern quilt pattern, empty bobbin sewing studio, guy quilt pattern, modern quilt for man, guy quilt design, jessica levitt

cantilevers quilt, modern quilt pattern, empty bobbin sewing studio, guy quilt pattern, modern quilt for man, guy quilt design, jessica levitt

 

And rounding out the slate of new patterns is an embroidery design from Lauren Hunt, another Empty Bobbin Designer. Studio Stitches marks the first in a line of embroidery patterns we will publish featuring Lauren’s art in her awesome trademark style. We’re calling the embroidery line “Stitchcraft” and you can expect some new designs in the coming year!

Studio Stitches is perfect for anyone who wants to show their love of all things sewing. Four different sewing machines, two spools of thread, scissors, a bobbin and needle and the “I am a maker” phrase. (More on the origins of that phrase next week!) All designs included for both an iron-on heat transfer and a traceable transfer.

studio stitches, lauren hunt, sewing embroidery, sewing machine embroidery, empty bobbin, stitch craft, stitchcraft, modern embroidery

studio stitches, lauren hunt, sewing embroidery, sewing machine embroidery, empty bobbin, stitch craft, stitchcraft, modern embroidery

There you have it! Three new designs that have us very excited over here (and stalking the UPS man!).

If you’d like a copy of one of these patterns, you can find a digital copy in my PDF pattern shop or a paper copy at many of the stores listed on the Patterns page under “Where to Buy.” If you’re looking for an online source, Pink Chalk Fabrics carries my whole line of patterns.

Care for a giveaway! Help me pass the time waiting for the final boxes of patterns to show up. Which has you most excited? Leave a quick comment (and be sure I have a way to reach you!) I’ll pick three winners a week from today to receive their favorite!

 

Busy City Sewing

September 6, 2013

Busy City quilt, truck quilt pattern, modern boy quilt pattern, empty bobbin sewing studio, teaginny designs

Carla, a MQG friend here in Kansas City, has sewn up some Busy City blocks. Did you see them on her blog?

Seeing her blocks inspires me to make some more. I’ve made the quilts and pillow for the pattern but am now thinking about making a couple of larger pillows for our boys. If you’re in the mood for similar sewing, be sure to check out the informal quilt along on Instagram (use the hashtag #busycityquilt in your caption) and Flickr. We’ll get started in a couple of weeks and I think it will be a great way to see how others choose to use all of the different blocks!

I love how Alex used her design to create the girly ice cream truck pillow above.

One bit of housekeeping… Lisa is the winner of the Pixel Pop giveaway! I’ve sent and e-mail, Lisa, so be on the lookout.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to play with Graham and one of his neighbor buddies. No big sisters allowed! I think there are a lot of cars, trucks and Legos in my future today.

Pixel Pop: A Quilt Pattern in Two Sizes!

August 20, 2013

pixel pop, modern quilt pattern, modern quilt, jessica levitt, empty bobbin sewing studio

Today I’m sharing photos and info about Pixel Pop, one of the new patterns available now.

Pixel Pop, designed by Jessica Levitt, comes in two size options. It is a fantastic way to show off treasured scraps as the pops of color. You can  cut those from a charm pack, too! Jessica’s original version was part of the QuiltCon quilt show, so if you attended, perhaps you remember her quilt.

pixel pop, modern quilt pattern, modern quilt, jessica levitt, empty bobbin sewing studio

 

Paula, a tester, made the large size in shades of pink. She loved this design so much that she made another version in purples, too!

pixel pop, modern quilt pattern, modern quilt, jessica levitt, empty bobbin sewing studio

 

The version I made is from Carrie Bloomston’s Collage line of fabric for Windham. I love how the newsprint works with this design and Jessica’s careful placement of the pops of color.

pixel pop, modern quilt pattern, modern quilt, jessica levitt, empty bobbin sewing studio

I think Jessica’s design for the pieced backing option is fantastic!

pixel pop, modern quilt pattern, modern quilt, jessica levitt, empty bobbin sewing studio

 

Pixel Pop has shipped to stores and distributors, so if you’re on the hunt for it ask for it at your favorite shop. If you’d like a copy of one of this pattern, you can find a digital copy in my PDF pattern shop or a paper copy at many of the stores listed on the Patterns page under “Where to Buy.” If you’re looking for an online source, Pink Chalk Fabrics carries my whole line of patterns.

How about another giveaway? Leave a comment telling me what color scheme you’d use for this quilt. I’m curious! I’ll select one winner a week from today who will receive a free copy of the pattern.

——-

The winner of the previous Busy City pattern giveaway is Hannah T . I’ve sent an e-mail, Hannah, so be on the lookout!

%d bloggers like this: