New Pattern - The Sadie Quilt

The Sadie Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting
This is a pattern that I have been wanting to write for a very long time. It is called The Sadie Quilt and it is on sale for 20% off in my shop for the rest of the week.

The Sadie Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting

About 3 years ago I made this quilt as a custom order and have had several requests for a pattern, but I knew that it would not be an easy pattern to put together. I was right - writing this pattern just about drove me nuts. But the things that made it difficult to write are also the things that make it faster and easier for you to make the quilt.

  • Fat quarter cutting diagrams - these allow you to efficiently use fat quarters (though of course you can use any cut of fabric to make your quilt).
  • Partial blocks - instead of making full blocks that go around the edge of the quilt, the pattern has you make partial blocks. This saves a lot of time and a lot of fabric and makes trimming the finished quilt top much easier.
  • Cutting instructions that are written for per block to help you individualize your quilt - this helps a lot if you want to rainbow-ize your quilt like I did ;)

Sewing Room Update #1

Progress is being made! If you missed my post a couple weeks ago, I came clean about my disastrous sewing room and I am on a quest to make the room more functional.

Sewing Room Update1
This is going to take me a little while, and if you want more frequent updates you can follow along with my Instagram stories.

The first task was to replace the shelving. The black shelves were ok, but they had a few limitations and I didn't love that they were black. I decided to get the Billy Bookcase shelves from Ikea with the extension that utilizes all of the vertical space in the room. They are also a couple inches more shallow and make the room feel a lot bigger.

The bookcase on the right is also from Ikea and called Gnedby. It is just under 8" wide and is the perfect size for fat quarters.

I have a few more plans for the room:

  • Shelving inside the closet to store solid fabric
  • Pegboard above my cutting table for tool and notion storage
  • Magnetic boards above my sewing machine table 
  • Increased lighting at my sewing and cutting tables

I would have loved to also replace the flooring to something other than carpet, but it just wasn't in the cards right now. Now I am going to get back to organizing so I can get back to sewing!

Pixel Love Scrap Quilt

I talked a little in my last post about my scrap goals for the year: one scrap quilt each month until my scrap bin is (more or less) bare.

Pixel Love Scrap Quilt

In February, I started this quilt with ambitions to finish before Valentine's Day and I finally finished the sewing down the binding last week. Scrap quilt number one took a long time, but it's done!

Sewing Room Confessions

I have a difficult thing to admit: my sewing room has become unmanageable. There is way too much stuff crammed into a tiny little room and I can't take it anymore.

2019 Sewing Room

You might be thinking that it doesn't look THAT bad. Obviously, it could be a lot worse, but it is worse than it looks. If I try to pull fabric off my shelf, everything falls down. The closet is stuffed with batting scraps. My scrap bins are overflowing everywhere. This room should be my happy place! But it's not. 

The 6 Quilting Rulers You Need to Make Just About Everything

I-Spy Olivia Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting
There are about a million different quilting rulers out there. I am a bit of a minimalist when it comes to supplies, so I thought I would share a list of what I consider to be the essentials.

The 6 Quilting Rulers You Need to Make Just About Everything

For most of the rulers, I am going to list a less expensive option and a more premium option. When I first started quilting, I bought the cheaper option but have been upgrading them over the past couple years. If you are a new quilter, buying supplies can be overwhelming! And expensive! The cheaper option here is perfectly adequate and functional; if you are looking for something a little nicer, the Creative Grids rulers are non-slip and really great quality.

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