Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Mug Rug Blog Hop - Pleated Tree

Hey there!  When Jennifer of Ellison Lane asked me if I'd like to participate in her Merry Mug Rug Blog Hop I was happy to oblige!

I thought it would be fun to make a smaller version of my pleated tree block.

The original block is 8" x 10", but you can make this block pretty much any size and even a little wonky if you like!  I'm including some pictures from my original tutorial below - feel free to check out the complete tutorial here

For the smaller version, I pleated a 4" x 10" strip off a layer cake square.  Your pleated piece should look something like this ...

In my original tutorial, I used a solid white background.  If you are using a print, you'll need to cut two 6" squares.  Cutting each one on opposite diagonal angles to get triangles for the sides.

Sew the sides on one at a time and then add a trunk section along the bottom.

Trim to the size you want and add a border if you like.  I chose to add a scrappy-ish border of red prints from Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille.

I used a red layer cake square for the backing and self-binding of my little mug rug.  It's quick and simple!  Check out this tutorial here that shows how I do this binding technique.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  If you make a pleated tree project, I'd love to see it!  Link it up or tag me @sewlux on Instagram.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Daysail Precuts

Hey there and Happy Monday!

We're really excited to report that our first round of Daysail precuts have arrived in the shop!

I was very lucky to get a layer cake early, which I used in my Sewvivor bag project and the collection is so great!

Snag a charm pack, layer cake, or jelly roll while they last!  We'll get our second round in late January/early February.

We also got precuts of Color Theory and Fresh Cut as well!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Sale - 20% Off Storewide!

Just popping in to share our holiday sale with you all - tis the season for making!  We're making the making a little easier with 20% off storewide now through 12/4/14.  

Use coupon code "HOLIDAY20" at checkout (after the payment screen).  All in stock items are included (presales & reservations are not included in this sale).  

Monday, November 24, 2014

Introducing the Snow Tires Mini Pattern

Hey there!

I've been obsessed with making Sew Together bags the past few months and have cranked out quite a few.  One of my favorites was one where I mini-sized my Snow Tires pattern.

This past weekend, I was working on assembling a few more bags and went back to this fun and quick to piece pattern.  After several comments on IG, I thought it would be fun to go ahead and make the mini-sized pattern to share.

So, I give you the Snow Tires Mini ....

This particular pattern is sized to 18" x 18", but you can easily make it longer or wider to fit your needs.  The 18" x 18' size is perfect for pillows like the one shown here using Folk Art Holiday.

Paper patterns, PDF patterns, and kits for this particular pattern are available while supplies last and you can get one free this week (offer ends 11/30/14 - see above for details)!

Hope you all are having a great week!

Happy Sewing! :-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Persimmon 16-Patch Quilt

This past weekend I had the chance to get away and sew for the weekend with some friends. And I managed some pretty fun finishes including a quilt top!

With the holidays fast approaching (and also wanting some easy sewing while chatting with my friends), this quilt was the perfect quick & easy project.

The more I use the Persimmon collection by Basic Grey for Moda the more I love it.  The colors are beautiful and its perfect for fall and the Thanksgiving season!

This top turned out at 48 x 56 and can be made with just one layer cake!  (You'll need 3 yards backing and a 1/2 yard for the binding.

All layer cakes are 20% off this week in our shop - just use code "CAKE20" and we'll throw in a free pattern sheet for this quick and easy quilt with any layer cake now through 11/23/14!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Priory Square is Here!

Priory Square by Katy Jones for AGF is here!  These prints are so soft and the colors are stunning!  And did we mention that the rose print is metallic?!  Shop the collection here.

Are You Ready for Christmas?!

Only SIX Saturdays left until Christmas!  I don't know about you, but I've got to get my sewing elves started! :-)   It's time to get your holiday fabrics and we're having a sale - save 20% on all Christmas yardage and precuts AND all of our Last Chance pieces this week.  See them all here. Enter HOLIDAY2014 after the payment screen at checkout to apply the discount.

Happy sewing!