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If you’ve read my Moody Monday blog featuring our Disney•Pixar Cars Collection last June than you know how much I love the movies.  Now you were probably wondering why it wasn’t followed by a How To Tuesday right?  That’s simply because I had to make it!  It’s now ready and the timing couldn’t be more perfect since we have to get these kids ready for back to school!  So without further ado, here is a cute pencil case!


16 August

When I first joined Camelot Fabrics, they asked if I could help by making one of the DIY projects for Spring Quilt Market.  Of course I said yes!  I have another excuse to go in my quilt cave and leave my husband alone with the three kids: This is for work!

Imagine my surprise when I saw that the pattern was designed for templates!  I am not a template enthusiast.  As a matter of fact I am more the lazy quilter type who enjoys simple strip piecing projects.  So I put my thinking cap on and figured out how to make this project without using templates.  And I thought: Why not share this on a How To’s Day post? The pattern is called Saybrook Island Pillow by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter .

02 August

We have made many projects with the Rose Quartz & Serenity collection for the Spring Quilt Market not to mention the ties and handkerchiefs that look stunning (You have to look at the picture Fave Quilts took).  So it is difficult to pick out just one project to feature.  But I am opting for the great Butterfly quilt pattern as it’s a relatively easy Queen Size quilt to make.

Please remember that I DO NOT recommend you starting your quilting journey by making a Queen size quilt!  Although I have heard many stories starting like this.  The fact is that quilting is not necessary the easiest hobby to have.  And starting on a big project might mean a very short lived dream of becoming a quilter.  Quilting combines many disciplines: the cutting, the piecing, the sandwiching, the quilting and the binding.  All very challenging!  I tend to call them pitfalls.  So ensure that you kind of master all of these before contemplating a Queen Size quilt.


You can download the free pattern on our website AND you will be happy to know that the pattern has been tested and all corrections have been made to ensure that you really enjoy making the quilt.

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Happy sewing!




26 July

Hi everyone,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having an amazing one.

Remember our Moody Monday blog?  I mentioned I wanted to make a special quilt for my sister in law who loves Mickey Mouse?  As I am sure many of you are going to have to make a quilt featuring the Mickey Mouse & Friends  collection. I thought it would be best to have the quilt featured in today’s How To’s Day.

Quilt project

The quilt pattern is from one of our quilt designers, Christa Watson of Christa Quilts. The Herringbone Quilt is a very classic and clean design.  Christa has great tips to help you make the quilt on her blog, including how to work with directional fabric!  We love this post because it really helps fine-tune the details of a finished quilt’s look.

You can check out the free printable PDF of this quilt pattern on our website. We hope you enjoy!



Happy sewing

26 April

Hi everyone,

Happy Tuesday! Time for our How To’s Day!

And why not make it a How Two To’s Day as I can’t seem to decide which project I like most.

Looking at our Equestrian Collection for the Moody Monday blog got me looking at the fun DIY projects we made with the fabrics.  There are two that I really like.  They are quick to make and perfect to give to someone who loves horses.

Let’s start with the Soft Shell Tablet Case.  This lovely project was designed by Michelle Lopez from Hypernoodle and is just perfect for people on the go.  My mini I-Pad with keyboard fits perfectly inside.



Then, there’s the adorable Elevation Pillow.  The pattern was designed by Kristy Daum.  I just love how this pillow looks.  You can even use one of our fleece to make the back of the pillow to add more softness.  I remember that my son’s fourth grade teacher absolutely loved horses, this would have been a perfect gift at the end of the school year.


How about you? Which one would you make and for whom?


Let us know and happy sewing!

12 April