Bento Bag - Lunch and snack bag tutorial

Bento Bag ~ A Lunch bag Tutorial

Sew Mama Sew and Spoonflower put together a fabulous Kitchen Linens Challenge! The challenge was to choose a kitchen fabric from Spoonflower and make anything kitchen related… I made this fun Bento Bag! I think selecting the fabrics was almost harder than making the bag!  I was deep into the fabric ‘rabbit...

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modern love scrappy quilt pattern

Modern Love ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

Here is my second entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival and another pattern releasing next month… Modern Love I love scrappy quilts so this was lots of fun to design and piece.  I’m entering it in the Bloggers Quilt festival ROYGBIV group. I hand quilted this quilt in big...

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sugar creek quilt pattern in tula pink fabric

Sugar Creek Quilt Pattern ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

I’m trying to avoid the I’m-not-at-quilt-market-pity-party by posting a couple new patterns coming out next month!  The first one in this post, linking to… The Bloggers Quilt Festival Original Design This is actually a ‘Proud Mama Moment’…  First let me tell you that my blog is named after my...

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fabric giveaway

Giveaway Day is here!

It’s Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew! Just in time for Mother’s Day!  The giveaway runs thru the weekend, and I’m giving away Six Green Fat Quarters…. in honor of spring! It was a long snowy winter (a record breaker!) so I’m ready for a little green! You can have...

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5-scrappy-quilt-block-037

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 5

Quilt block # 5 of the Scrappy Sampler is all about half square triangles! ‘Tranquil Tree’ Lets do some Half Square Triangle (HST) Math (chart below) ~ This block is made up almost entirely of half square triangles. I’m going to show you two methods to make half square triangles for any...

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Block of the Month in Tula Pink Fabric

Block 5 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Quilt Block of the Month #5 is DONE!   For this month’s block I did a little fussy cutting for the center and some of the corner blocks… I have a small 2 1/2″ square that I used for fussy cutting the circles out…  Fussy cutting is simply cutting out a portion of...

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sewing tutorial flat iron case

Flat Iron Case ~ Tutorial

Travel Case for Flat / Curling Iron ~ a Sewing Tutorial I’m in love… again, with all this pink! This case isn’t just pretty…   It’s insulated with Insul-Bright and perfect for packing a hot iron! I teamed up with The Warm Company to bring you a tutorial and Give-Away! Here are the supplies...

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quilt as you go tutorial

Quilt as you go Tutorial ~ Part 3

If you are following the Quilt~as~you~Go method this post covers joining the blocks into rows.  We will: 1 Cut the fabric sashing strips for joining blocks. 2 Join the blocks and spacers into rows using the qaug method. Need the pattern?  Find it here: Power of Nine Quilt Pattern  You can...

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modern quilt block of the month in tula pink fabric

Block 4 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Quilt Block of the Month 2015… Yay! Block #4 is DONE! If you’re catching up I’ve just completed the tula scrappy version of block 4 for this quilt… If you want to quilt-a-long you can find the pattern here… Modern Power of Nine Quilt Pattern and the posts here… All the Quilt-as-You-Go Posts.   Another...

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modern quilt block of the month in kaffe fassett fabric

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 4

 Quilt Block of the month #4 involves curved piecing… Color Circus You can find this block pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. Here are some pics / tricks on my assembly… You can complete this pattern in two ways… You can use the template to cut and piece individual wedges…...

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Modern Quilt Block in Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 3

Block of the Month #3 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a patchwork applique block made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics… Patchwork Butterfly  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ The pattern pieces will print for you in reverse,...

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quilt as you go tutorial

Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 2

Now that we have completed the first three blocks for the Power of Nine quilt-a-long it’s time for the next step in the Quilt As You Go tutorial! If you’re following the qaug method please read QAUG Part 1 first. In this post, I am going to be working on the spacer blocks...

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block 3 of month quilt

Block 3 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… My Block 3 is DONE! We are working on block three of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… If you’re just joining in, we are doing a ‘quilt as you go’ version of this quilt.  You can join in any time… I colored in...

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sew scrappy block 2

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 2

Block of the Month #2 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a wedge & applique block…  ~Tequila Sunrise~  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ Start by cutting out all your wedges… accuracy and consistency are key.   I’ve got...

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tallahassee twist block of the month

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 1

Block #1 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a Foundation Paper Pieced Block…  ~Tallahassee Twist~ You can find the complete Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ I made my block using this Velum paper… You can find the Vellum paper here on amazon: Simple...

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kaffe fassett fabric

Sew Scrappy Samper ~ Block of the Month 2015

I had so much fun with my Scrap Happy Sampler BOM pattern that I’m back with another Sampler!  I’m using these delicious fabrics!  This Sew Scrappy Sampler is a Technique Sampler. (foundation paper piecing, applique, english paper piecing, traditional piecing, working with circles, bias tape, dresden plates and more) If you...

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modern block of the month

Block 2 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… Block 2 is DONE! We are working on block two of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… doesn’t this look SO different? I used this block 2 color diagram for keeping me on track with my colors and to get a rough draft of my quilting...

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quilt as you go tutorial

Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 1

If you’re following the Power of Nine quilt~a~long that’s fantastic!  I hope that you’ve done well with block one. If you are going to complete this quilt using the Quilt~as~you~Go method, then I have some additional information and things to think about.  This post is a bit long but please read through...

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tree skirt tutorial

Trip around the Tree Skirt

I have this new little pencil tree tucked in a corner and I thought… wouldn’t it be fun to make a Trip Around the World Tree Skirt!   It was actually my nephew Sammy that brought it up… Imagine my embarrassment!  He was right… smart puppy! My tree skirt is made from...

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free quilt patterns giveaway

Quilt Pattern Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew!  I’m giving away a quilt pattern bundle to a US AND INTERNATIONAL winner! I have 5 quilt patterns offered in print that will be added to my shop this week.  To kick it off, I’m giving one printed pattern bundle (including my block of the...

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Block 1 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015 My Scrappy Block 1 is DONE! If you’re just joining in, I’m on block #1 of this quilt… Here is a picture of both blocks, the solid version from the completed quilt (above) and my new scrappy block! I love how colors and values can change the entire...

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modern block of the month quil pattern 2015

Power of Nine ~ Block of the Month

Block of the Month 2015 It’s time to kick off the Power of Nine Quilt~A~Long!  I will be following this pattern shown here:  Before we begin block 1 we have to get our fabric together. I’m making a scrappy version of this quilt and I’m really excited because I have lots and lots...

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hanging cell phone pocket tutorial

diy ~ a hanging phone pocket for charging

Phone Charging Pocket Tutorial I have a quick tutorial for you today!  I made this little pocket for my daughter to use in her dorm room at college.  Now she has a place to hang her phone near her bed while it charges.  So Cute! You will need: * one jean pocket *...

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modern block of the month quilt pattern

Modern Block of the Month & Festival!

Here is my newest Block of the Month for 2015! Modern Power of Nine You might be wondering… What the heck is all this ‘Power of Nine’ business in a twelve block quilt?  Well I’ll tell you!  Every block in this quilt is a nine patch block!  Isn’t it...

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hand quilt with perle cotton

Hand Quilting ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

I’m entering my Sampler BOM quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side ~ Hand Quilted Category! Here is a picture of the completed Sampler quilt…  Here are the quilt details: Scrap Happy Sampler BOM Quilt 60″ x 74″ with scrappy border Designed, Pieced and Hand...

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