Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bloom Quilt Pattern & Matching Embroidery Home Decor

Our Awfully Nice (formally called, that is) quilt was massive, and really quite hard to take a picture of, and after a lot of stewing and hating the cover/name, we staged a little photo shoot.

I've wanted to do a little embroidery work on burlap canvases, so we tried it out.  It was a little tricky, but totally worth it!

This quilt & coordinating stitcheries are perfect for spring!

The quilt pattern includes two large bed sizes- king & queen, plus a small/baby size.

The embroidery pattern includes all 3 pictures, perfect on pre-made canvases, but they'd also be great framed.

A nice way to use a little scrap fabric to tie everything together.

Bloom Quilt Pattern is found here, and Bloom Stitcheries are found here.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Awfully Nice Quilt Pattern

We fell completely in love with this gorgeous fabric line from Cluck Cluck Sew/Windham Fabrics.

And this quilt *sigh*.  I've claimed it for my house, sorry "me".  And my grandma has started making one for her too.  We seem to gauge the success of any pattern on how quickly my grandma wants to make it.  She's really great like that.

Pattern comes in 2 sizes (yeeesss!) and is really beautiful, and super fun to do! These are big pieced blocks, and the quilt is so awesomely large.

Awfully Nice is available here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Valentines Day is for Quilters

Because we're sorry we've fell off the blogging world for awhile (that's what happens with holidays+3 quilts+broken jump drives (re: goodbye working files)+manic children), we've put together some incredibly corny v-day cards for you to enjoy with all your quilty friends.  Free printables at the end!  Feel free to share!

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Happy Valentines Day everyone! We'll be back soon with some beautiful quilts, so stick around!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Toddler Skirt {With Pockets!} Tutorial

This may be the easiest project ever. And probably won't even take you the full hour.  

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

My little gal loves these little skirts.  Every time we head into a fabric store (which is often!) she pulls pink fabric off the shelf and nearly drags it to the cutting table "mom's making me a new pink skirt!" she says.  I have a hard time saying no to that! 

So I decided to spice it up a little bit, and add some cute little pockets.  Super easy, and so so worth it.

First, you'll need:

*1/2 yard of fabric (or two fat quarters)
*Scraps (or a fat quarter) for pockets
*3/4" elastic (in the length of waist.  My very average-sized three year old is 15")
*Coordinating thread

1. Line up selvage edges, and cut in half.  (And trim the selvage edges). This makes 2 fat quarters or two 18" x 22" panels.
2. Cut 4 pockets from the provided template.
3. Right sides together, place straight edge of pocket 5" down from the top of skirt panel.

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial
4. Sew 1/4" seam along straight edge of pocket.  Repeat on both the left and right sides for each skirt panel.
5. Carefully press pocket out.  With right sides together, line up both skirt panels.  Pockets should line up.  Pin carefully and sew 1/4" down sides of skirts and around the pockets (don't sew through them!)

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

6. From the right side, pockets should look like this:

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

7. Now make the elastic casing: Fold and press top of skirt to the wrong side 1/2" down and then again another 1".  
meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

8. Sew 1/8" (or edgestitch) the folded edge, leaving about 2" to thread the elastic through.
9. With a safety pin, thread the elastic through the casing and out to the opening.  Overlap the elastic ends by about 1/2" and sew the two ends together.

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

10. Sew the elastic casing shut.
11. Fold up the bottom of the skirt about 1/2" and press.  Sew 1/4" to hem.
12. Fold up skirt to desired length and hem by hand.

Done!  So easy.  And since I couldn't get my daughter to smile like a normal person, here's a bunch of random faces to convince you this is the cutest skirt ever.  After making 50 in vibrant, hard to match colors, I had to do a matches-everything version because she has recently refused to wear any and all pants.  It's a good thing tights exist.

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

And for your convenience: an easy, printable, instruction sheet + pocket template.

Toddler Skirt Tutorial

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Everything Blue Blog Hop!

We are total suckers for monochromatic fabric lines.

Add dashes of red? Yes please!

The best thing about this blog hop, is that all the different blocks will be sewn into a beautiful quilt and donated to a local charity! What a wonderful idea! AND you can join too! Read the details here and create away!

So our little creation are these cute guys. And we love it so much, we've been inspired to create an entire quilt.  We love new projects, and we're so excited to show you more- so stay tuned!

I love seeing other designers perspective, definitely follow this blog tour- it's pretty great.  We love Clothworks! 

As an extra thank you, we're offering 20% off all patterns at our etsy shop. Just enter CLOTHWORKSFRIENDS at checkout! (Ends 9/18/13)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tomorrow May Rain....

I love the beatles.

And I love embroidery, so this seemed like a natural fit.
meags and me Tomorrow May Rain, So I'll Follow the Sun Embroidery Pattern

Our favorite trick? Using these to frame.  You can get them in any standard frame size, and they're the best way to make sure your pictures lay flat and don't go anywhere in the frame.

And this pattern? Is beyond darling framed.

Pattern found here, immediate download too.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Squeal Quilt Variation/Share

Isn't this beautiful?! We love the different colored backgrounds and the jewel tones.  We love seeing what things you create with our patterns- and we love it when you make it your own!

Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!  We love getting emails with pictures of your quilts- it's our favorite!

The pattern can be purchased here, and pictures of our sample/the original are found here.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Santa's Reindeer

And just when I thought summer was here to stay--
meags and me Santas Reindeer Holiday Quilt Pattern

- a Christmas quilt.

I'm not complaining at all.  This was so fantastically fun to make (even in May  (May!?!)) and we've been wanting to pull this off since forever.

We stuck with the original 8 and created them, in what we think, is their natural element.  Isn't Dasher so dashing?
meags and me Santas Reindeer Christmas Quilt Pattern Dasher

Seriously, these reindeer were probably the most fun to draw and make (even if we were blasting Christmas music with the blinds shut.  I'm so obsessive dedicated and the sunshine usually wins)

Needless to say, I can't wait for Christmas just so I can giggle at this every time I walk by my couch.  (It's the perfect Holiday movie blanket -ever-)

And our flying geese are 3 dimensional and awesome looking PLUS they're super easy (do-it-in-your-sleep-easy) and jelly roll friendly!

The fabric we used here is stunning.  {Winter's Lane by Kate and Birdie Co. for Moda Fabric }

Pattern is here, with totally enough time to finish by Christmas :)