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This How To’s Day, we’re pleased as punch to introduce a brand new DIY! Find a little zen before your asanas and oms begin.  This ingenious little strap fits a yoga mat and adjusts in length to carry by your side or over your shoulder thanks to the slide adjuster construction.  Dress it up with ric-rac, ribbon and trim or add an extra tab for a caribiner or lobster clasp and never lose your keys.  It is designed to use the width of the fabric, so if you choose a fabric with a lengthwise pattern be aware that you will need additional yardage of the main fabric (1-1/4 yds instead of 1/2 yd).
Yoga Strap by Snapdragon Studios | in Kaleidoscope

Click more.>> to see the full tutorial!

23 February

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Happy Thursday! I hope you all are having a marvelous day!!


On to this week’s Thankful Thursday! Today we are sharing a project featured in the Sew Fabricated Quilt Shop – our Boxy Tunic sewn by the lovely Jess Zim. To showcase our Paradise by Alisse Courter collection, they chose our Boxy Tunic (a free pattern on our website!) as the front liner, and wow – does it look fantastic in person!! They chose the purple, medallion print for the bodice, the floral damask print for sleeve and hem details, and even added POCKETS!! An addition by Jess, that we absolutely adore. The dress is so cute, and makes for a wonderful walk-in to greet customers.


This dress definitely made us take a double-turn look when we saw it on Instragam!! Jess did an amazing job in creating the Boxy Dress, and we hope she had fun sewing with our pattern!






Thank you so much, Jess and Sew Fabricated, for the pattern and fabric love!! We want a dress of our own – pockets included!! ;) Have a wonderful day, everyone!





Happy Sewing!

15 October

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Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great day!!


Time for this week’s How To’s Day! Today we are featuring one of the projects from our Free Projects Program our Meadow Star Table Runner pattern by Meadow Mist Designs. This table runner is the perfect mix between classic and modern, with the triangle starburst design. It would be a beautiful compliment to your Thanksgiving table, especially with the feminine and cool colors of our Darling collection. We adore how the pink and grey contrasting prints work together in this table runner!




Want to design your own Meadow Star Table Runner? Click MORE to see the full tutorial.

06 October

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Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a fantastic, National Soft Ice Cream Day! Get yourself a delicious chocolate or vanilla soft serve (we love the duo kind!), kick back and relax, and enjoy today!


On to our How To’s Day! Today we are featuring our Baby Blocks Quilt by Larene Smith of The Quilted Button. Our Baby Blocks Quilt is a lovely block-by-block pattern of squares that create a clean and contemporary design, perfect for a modern nursery. The different “squares” allow for you to have fun with different fabric prints, to create visual interest. We chose to feature our feminine Emilia Collection, and chose like patterns in a diagonal design. The border is our darker medallion print, which gives the overall quilt a nice warmth.





Such a gorgeous, feminine quilt that would be a perfect gift for a mama-to-be! Want to make your own Baby Blocks Quilt? Click MORE for the full tutorial.

18 August

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Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a great day so far. If there’s a food holiday, you know we’re going to share about it. Today happens to be National Chocolate Chip Day. Well I guess we’ll have to eat some chocolate chip cookies then, in doing our part to celebrate the day ;)


Time for this week’s How To’s Day! Today we are sharing a beautiful tutorial for our Box Trot Quilt, designed by the incredibly talented Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs. The box-like pieces in our Box Trot Quilt are perfect for highlighting a multitude of different fabric patterns, overall giving a very fun and whimsical look. Each “box” is bordered, which we chose to keep neutral and uniform with the background in the quilt below. We chose to feature our Beach House by Jack!e McFee collection, mixing the coral and tide colorways for a relaxing ocean feel. We love how the bright colors pop against the white background; such a modern and feminine quilt!





Want to create your very own Box Trot Quilt? Click MORE to see the full tutorial.

04 August