Thursday, 15 December 2016

Modern Bamboo Strip Quilt is in Issue 14 of Make Modern

Have you seen the current issue of Make Modern that came out today?! I am so pleased that my Modern Bamboo Strip Quilt pattern is now out in the world in issue 14.


I enjoyed looking at all the beautiful photos of bamboo that came up on Google when I was finding inspiration for this quilt. Many of them had a green luminescent glow in the background from the sunlight coming through the bamboo leaves so that drove my decision to use Anna Maria Horner's "Loominous" fabric for the background strips.


The quilting really made the design in this case. I love the back as much as the front. I chose Cotton + Steel's double gauze for the backing and it is so soft and cozy!


The pattern includes templates for the optional appliqued stacked stones on the border. I chose Cotton + Steel's Panda fabric for the binding because Panda's eat bamboo!

This is a companion quilt to my "Modern Grass" strip quilt which is a free PDF pattern download when you sign up for my newsletter.


Grab your copy of Make Modern's Issue 14 to make this modern zen quilt that won't have you losing your zen as you make it.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Free Shipping at Spoonflower for 24 hours!

Spoonflower has free shipping until noon tomorrow (Dec. 13) this includes international! It's a great time to buy Grumpy Cactus Pincushion fabric!


Or my "Grandmother's Home Ec" notes fabric which is fabric printed with photos of handwritten pages from my Grandma's Home Economics notebook circa 1930's.

Click over to my Spoonflower shop to see!



Sunday, 11 December 2016

Craftsy 12 Days of Christmas Sale (almost over)

Craftsy has kits and supplies up to 60% off! This is the last chance to order for shipping for Christmas delivery. Their top 200 classes are also on for $20.

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Friday, 9 December 2016

Sew Sampler Box Winner!

The winner of the Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler Box is Vicki Hill of USA! Vicki, I sent you an email. :) Thank you everyone for entering and for giving me so many great money saving ideas that I can use throughout the year and at Christmas time! I heart all of you! I tried to write back to everyone but there were a lot of comments! I read them all though. xo


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Craftsy Quilt Kits on Sale!

Craftsy's Top 25 Quilt Kits are on SALE for Under $50!

These are some amazing prices for Quilt Kits! Head over to Craftsy and check them out. Affiliate Link below.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sew Sampler Box Giveaway!


Hi Everyone! I have a giveaway for you today. So here's the story behind this... I went up to the post office to get the mail on Monday and the post office clerk handed me TWO Sew Sampler Boxes! "TWO!" I said. "Yup," she said. "Uh-oh," I said.

So I came back home and emailed Fat Quarter Shop that I somehow had two boxes (both addressed to me) when I had only ordered and paid for one. "What Should I do?" I asked. "Would you like me to host a giveaway on my blog?" They wrote back and said, "Tis the season of giving so yes, please host a giveaway."

Wasn't that nice?! So the postage for shipping this to you will be on me but the box is courtesy of Fat Quarter Shop.

What's in the box? Well, here is what was in the one I opened.


The Sew Sampler Box is currently my only subscription. I find it is the most affordable of all of them and it's great value! All of this came to me including shipping for about $50 CDN after the exchange. I do highly recommend it if you are looking for a fun monthly gift to yourself. You can sign up here.

Okay, so as usual at this time of year I am feeling stressed out about how to make Christmas happen and still get all the bills paid so please leave me a blog comment telling me your best thrifty tips for saving money during the holidays. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter as it makes it so easy to pick a random winner and there's no concerns about not having an email address to contact the winner this way. :) This giveaway will close at midnight Mountain Time on December 8th and the winner will be contacted by email.




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