Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Road to (Sunny) California - Here We Come!


Next week is a big week for us. We are headed to sunny California for the Road to California Quilt Show.  January 19-22. We are vending and will have all of our new patterns available...


Our new block of the month pattern, Urbanologie






and, Mod Pineapples, which happens to be one of the two classes we are teaching. The other class is Mini Kites.


We look forward to being together once again and to, hopefully, seeing many of you there, booth 816/818.

Its been so fun to see many Mod Ornaments (free pattern) completed on IG.  We wanted to share a few of them.


@stephiepeterson


@stephiepetersen


@shanschlosser


@danicawillig


@rochellerosales5


@quiltingismybliss


@kareylouw


@jkimr


@denisebest


@juliasernova

They are just beautiful!! Nice job everyone!

And, each one of us made a few for Christmas gifts. To say the least, we each had a lot of fun with this great pattern!





We are off to a great start for the new year and hope all of you are as well!

Happy Quilting!:)

Sew Kind of Wonderful

Jenny, Helen, and Sherilyn

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Tip - Hanging Sleeve


Our Mod Owls wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!! 
These owls are stunning, dressed in gorgeous Island Batik Fabrics!

As this quilt needed a hanging sleeve, we decided to share a picture tutorial for hanging sleeves.


Begin with an 8 1/2 inch wide piece of fabric. The sleeve should fit right inside the binding edges.

Simply lay the strip on the back of the quilt with one edge just inside the binding and cut the other edge an inch beyond the inside of the binding.


The extra inch allows for a double 1/4 inch folded hem on each end. Stitch each hem.


Press the strip in half, lengthwise with wrong sides together.


Then open and press each lengthwise edge into the middle.


Sew the raw edges together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.




Carefully press this seam open without pressing out the original side pressed folds.


Pin the sleeve to the back of quilt, within the binding and about a 1/2 inch from the top binding.

Secure the sleeve with a few pins where the pressed folds are. There should be a pucker in the top of sleeve to allow for the hanging bar.



Secure sleeve with a hidden stitch.  These stitches are quite large.  This doesn't need to be too neat or fancy.  Just securing it is the object here.


And there you have it, your hanging sleeve - just that simple! :)



We experienced comfort and joy over the holidays and hope you did too! 

It's back to work for us here at Sew Kind of Wonderful and looking forward to our upcoming trip to Cali for Road to California! Yay! Hope to see many of you there! :)

Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~
Jenny, Helen and Sherilyn 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Free Mod Ornaments Pattern and Give-away Winner!

We are very excited and happy to share with you our brand new and totally free new pattern, Mod Ornaments! Our gift to you this Christmas season! :)

But first, we're happy to inform Nancy Otto
that you are the winner of the Hand Maker Fabric
fat quarter bundle! Congratulations!
Please contact us at sewkindofwonderful@gmail.com
to claim your prize.



Jenny's fun Mod Ornaments wall hanging turned out gorgeous! She forced herself out of her comfort zone and incorporated some fun bright jeweled colors!


All three of us have had a lot fun with this new block. A great pattern to play with color and incorporate those fun bright fabrics we all have in our stash!


Helen is currently getting her blocks quilted and Sherilyn's will be done this week. :)


We've already been noticing Mod Ornaments popping up on IG.  Here are a just a few fabulous blocks!



@stitchintimequilts created this one. Lovely!


@stephiepeterson created these two beauties. 



@sewjul is this fun block's creator


And, @judiakagreenfairy made these awesome blocks and is even having fun coming up with some of her own ornament creations! Yay Judi!

Our FREE Mod Ornaments block can be found here.

We're excited to see many more Mod Ornaments popping up on Social Media! Keep them coming! They work up fast and make great Christmas gifts!

Happy Quilting and Merry Christmas!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Jenny, Helen and Sherilyn

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Natalie Barns Hand Maker Fabric Blog Tour - Giveaway!

We are excited to be a part of Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef  blog tour and share her beautiful Hand Maker Fabric by Windham Fabrics!

Earlier this year Jenny made a beautiful wall hanging using Natalie's Hand Maker Fabric and our Chic Country pattern.


 This is our version of the traditional Winding Ways pattern.  It's fun to play with light and dark fabrics to create the circular movement in this pattern.


Jenny kept the quilting simple by just doing straight lines and it worked out perfect!


These beautiful fabrics can be found at your local quilt shop and is a "must have" to add to your everyday..."go to" fabric collection!  

Make sure to check out the other blogs participating in Natalie's Blog Tour and the many giveaways too!!

Saturday 03 December 
Natalie Barnes + beyondthereefpatterns.com 

Saturday 03 December 
Ann Shaw + annshawquilting.com 

Sunday 04 December 
Angela Walters - quiltingismytherapy.com 

Monday 05 December 
Amy Ellis + amyscreativeside.com 

Tuesday 06 December 
Julie Herman + jaybirdquilts.com 

Wednesday 07 December 
John Q. Adams + quiltdad.com 

Thursday 08 December 
Latifah Saafir + latifahsaafirstudios.com 

Friday 09 December 
Rose Hughes + rosehughes.com 

Saturday 10 December 
Jenny Pedigo + sewkindofwonderful.com

Sunday 11 December 
Cheri Leffler + cherilefflerdesigns.com 

Sunday 11 December 
Scott Hansen + bluenickelstudios.com

 Now for the Giveaway!!


This beautiful Hand Maker Fabric fat quarter bundle!!

To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment and make sure we have a way to contact you if you were to win.  Winner will be announced Monday, December 12th.

Good luck and have a great weekend!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Free Sew Kind of Wonderful Patterns!


We want to remind all of our fabulous costumers that we have several fabulous free patterns always available on our website and make great gifts at this time of year! :)

This pattern is "Mini Trees" and it uses the QCRMini. 



(made by @shanschlosser)

(made by @imfeelincrafty)

This is "Fun Poinsettia" and it continues to be a favorite! This pattern uses the original QCR.




(made by @theunlikelyquilter) 

(made by @thesnarkyquilter)

"Chic Stars" pattern, another great 
Christmas pattern using the original QCR.



(made by @scrappynhappy)

And for those Spring and Summer projects here's our popular "Spring Fling"...


 (made by @quiltingismybliss)

(made by @quiltingismybliss)

...and our fun "Twisted Blossom"! These both use the original QCR.





(made by @troyviewquiltstu...)

 (made by @uhenique_quilting)

(made by @visaliaquilter)

Our brand new free pattern for this holiday season takes the form of an awesome ornament and uses the QCRMini. It is currently in the works and will soon be available! We think you're going to love it! Stay tuned for this great free pattern! :)


All of our free patterns can be accessed here. They work up quickly and make great gifts!

We hope you're all enjoying this fabulous time of year and are, of course, finding plenty of time to do what we all love, QUILTING! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~