FALL SALE + Christmas Favorites

Suburbs Christmas

It’s that time of the year again (can you believe it?)!   

All patterns and Diagonal Seam Tape are 25% off in my shop this week, discount is automatically applied in checkout.  If you’ve wanted to try Diagonal Seam Tape, now is the time while it’s on sale.   Scroll down for a quick video of me using it to see how it can speed up your sewing.    

Suburbs Christmas Quilt with a Free Tree Block add on

I thought I’d post a few of my favorite past Christmas projects, starting with my favorite…the Suburbs quilt from last year, mixed with the free tree block pattern I made for it.   The quilting by Kathy really makes it. 

If you love making these easy trees there is also a free pattern (found here) for a tree quilt...wouldn’t these trees be cute in fun bright colors? 

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

Evergreen Tree Quilt Tutorial

Of course if you haven’t made this No Point Stars pattern…put it on your list!  The free pattern for 5 sizes can be found here.  

No Point Stars, a Free Printable Pattern in 5 sizes

Here is a quick video I made of me making a star block with Diagonal Seam Tape…it makes quick work of the diagonal seams without drawing lines (if you’re reading this in an email you may need to click this link to view the video).  

Christmas Stars, Free Printable Pattern in 5 sizes

Christmas Stars, Free Printable Pattern in 5 sizes

Lastly the Christmas Village table runner pattern from this pattern booklet has been on my table for a few days and already it’s been washed twice (kids and markers!).   I need to re-make it with a dark background asap.  

Modern Holiday Table Runners Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Modern Holiday Table Runners Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

That’s it!  I hope you have a fun quilt to work on this season, and I’ll share my newest Christmas quilt next week that I’ve been slowly working on this fall.  

Patterns and tape are 25% off in my shop through 12/2, and the discount is automatically applied at checkout. 

Oh and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!  




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Playground Quilt + Life

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt, easy beginner pattern for fat quarters

Well hi! 

I didn’t mean to take such a break from blogging, but life caught up with me as it often does.  So to make up for it….this is the longest blog post ever (sorry!).  

First about this cute quilt: 

I begged (bugged) Windham Fabrics to send me their newest line Playground by Dylan M ,it comes to stores in January.    It’s a soft, almost neutral color scheme with darling prints like those hand drawn animals.  

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt, easy beginner pattern for fat quarters

I used the Fat Quarter Friday pattern (this is the extra 2nd pattern in it) to make a fast quilt for a family member.  

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt, easy beginner pattern for fat quarters

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt, easy beginner pattern for fat quarters

The family I’m gifting it to has 4 small kids, so I backed it in the softest minky wideback 108″ and sent it to Kaitlyn for quilting (this is the Sashiko Clamshell design).   

I machine bound it using this tutorial

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt, easy beginner pattern for fat quarters

Jane is getting so tall…and I can’t cut her hair because then she won’t be my baby anymore (right?!!). 

I wish you could feel how heavy this quilt is, the denseness of the quilting, batting, and a heavy backing make it the perfect weight for snuggling.  

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt, easy beginner pattern for fat quarters

Other fall thing we’ve been up to: 

Harvesting SO many pumpkins this year!  Over 100 big/small/orange/white pumpkins.   

We had another crazy-but-fun Halloween with 1000+ trick or treaters and two pink/purple/blue haired princesses.  

My kids have been begging for a dog since ours passed away a few years ago…and NO WAY was I getting another dog.

I’ve held my ground for three years…and last Saturday I folded like a lawn chair.  

Seriously though… how could I not?!  My oldest is almost 13, and I knew I’d always regret not getting him a fuzzy best friend.

He’s a Golden Retriever, and he’s had about 5 different names, but for now I think it’s Finn.  

Golden Retriever Pup

Basically I have another baby now. 

Even though he’s the kids dog…we alllllllllll know he’s really Mom’s dog.

So far I’m surviving puppy-hood, but if you have any tips for what to give him for the chewing and biting I’d love them.  His vet recommended some little teething bones but he hates them…he much prefers our shoes/arms/clothes/hair/feet/furniture/pillows/remotes/couch/books/baskets/Jane.    :)





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Floral Trellis Quilt (and Seam Tape is BACK IN STOCK!)

Floral Trellis Quilt

First off, thank you for your patience with me after the Diagonal Seam Tape sold out… for now it is BACK IN STOCK!!! 

You can find the listing for it here, and I’ve opened up international shipping (read the description in the listing for more info). 

You can find the Diagonal Seam Tape website here with all the info about it, and my blog post about it here

I hope you love it as much as I do!

Diagonal Seam Tape

The last half of the summer was so jam packed I didn’t sew one stitch.  Instead I made some pretty fabric piles like this one that sat on my cutting table staring me down for a couple months. 

Floral Trellis Quilt

I used some Rifle Paper Co. florals that I’ve been saving, and mixed in lots of basics to make a Trellis quilt.   

My kids started school on the 4th and I spent allllllll afternoon sewing while Jane played and napped. 

Floral Trellis Quilt

I used Diagonal Seam Tape to make the blocks super fast, and I sewed….

Floral Trellis Quilt

and sewed….

Floral Trellis Quilt

and sewed.  

I seriously felt like a new woman.  The end of the summer was long.  ;)

Floral Trellis Quilt

I made the crib size of the pattern, and obviously I made the “ombre” version…sort of.  

The Trellis pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a paper pattern.  

Floral Trellis Quilt

Floral Trellis Quilt

Even though I didn’t get much sewing time this summer (hence the pile of fabric on my table), we did manage to get in a few sewing lessons for Sophie and the boys.  Sophie and I made a sleeping bag for her doll, and the boys made pouches and pillowcases.

Next up is piecing quilts for Mom!  ;)




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