Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back-to-School Pencil Case

Today we continue our Back-To-School series with a Zippered Pencil Case. Quick and easy to put together, this handy little pouch will hold pens, pencils and plenty of odd bits.
The cases in the photo show off FreeSpiritParson Gray prints and Parson Gray Renaissance ribbons. (See Renaissance Ribbons for more of your favorite Rowan and FreeSpirit designer ribbons.) However, you can easily change the look from one of masculine utility to anything that suits your school age child. Looking for a feminine touch? Select a sweet floral print and add rick rack or lace. Or is it fun and funky you require? Choose bright prints and go wild. It’s entirely up to you.
Each case only needs two 10” squares of fabric and one 9” zipper. So grab your favorite FreeSpirit designer fabrics and make some for the kids in your life. While you’re at it, make one for yourself too!

Click HERE for pattern!
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

For our second back-to-school project, we have the FreeSpirit ADORM-able Towel Wrap! This cute project gives the gal in your life an easy way to look effortlessly chic while primping in the mirror. You can choose any FreeSpirit fabrics to create a personalized look you know she'll love!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Back to School race is on!

The breezy summer days and beach vacations may make it easy to forget, but the back to school rush is just around the corner! Whether you or your loved one is heading back to boarding school, college, or just an avid traveler, these projects will be sure to please everyone!

Our first back-to-school project is the FreeSpirit Jewelry Travel Pouch, a sensible and stylish tool for keeping your precious items safe through your travels. This pouch was designed and sewn by Joyce Mullis and uses fabric from the whimsical Notting Hill collection by Joel Dewberry. Click the link to check out the pattern, and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for the second project in the back-to-school series!
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Jenny Doan from Missouri Quilting Company shares with you her Merry Go Round quilt featuring FreeSpirit Wish by Valori Wells charm pack.  One 5" charm pack and some solid white FreeSpirit Designer Essential solid is all it takes to make this awesome quilt.  This quilt is also featured in the Fall issue of Quilting Quickly with Jenny Doan magazine, on sale now!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

To cool for words . . . Denyse Schmidt talks about color!

FreeSpirit designer Denyse Schmidt is featured in a video to promote the release of an iPad app for Josef Alber's Interaction of Color. The designers and artists in the trailer talk about the way they use color. The app's release coincides with the 50th anniversary of a book considered to be THE book about color theory. Many quilters want to know or understand color theory, and while Denyse was schooled in Alber's ideas, she was selected because they felt she intuitively embodied his philosophies in her work.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cluck, cluck . . . too cute for words! Fowl Play by Luella Doss

Have you noticed that chickens and roosters are dotting the decor landscape lately? Well, not to be out done our own Chicken expert, Luella Doss, revived Fowl Play, coming in August to your favorite quilt shop. In the meantime, if you have not liked us on facebook, today would be the day. Visit our facebook page, like us and comment on these chickens. Tomorrow we will select one random commentator to receive a 20 piece fat quarter pack of Fowl Play. Cluck, cluck go . . . you gotta' be in it to win it! Enjoy! Best Blogger TipsShare/Bookmark

Monday, July 08, 2013

Drum Roll please . . . . the winner is!

The randomly selected commentator and the winner of the Verna Mosquera book, A Sewn Vintage Lifestyle, and a 30 piece fat quarter of FreeSpirit Billet-Doux, is HeartsDesire. She says,  

"I always enjoy reading anything that highlights a quilter's journey, and Verna's book is no exception. Instead of taking the easy quilting road, I'm going to push ahead and try something I've not done before. I'd love to make a Dear Jane quilt and now, I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway."


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