Category Archives: Patterns

Jennifer Sampou Debuts “Shimmer” Fabric Today at SHWS—Fabric Giveaway Too!

Hello readers! Today’s a shimmery day because we’ve got a peek for you into Jennifer Sampou’s latest line from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Not only that, we’ve made a rather fabulous quilt with selected prints from Shimmer, and we are AGLOW … Continue reading

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Sandy Klop of “American Jane”–A Signature Look

A few weeks ago, I visited the home of Sandy Klop, owner of American Jane Patterns and Fabric. Sandy was hosting an Open House in her Northern California home, selling some of her wonderful fabrics, patterns, and quilts. I have know … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek on Our Shimmer Blog Hop Project

Collaboration is always fun – especially at See How We Sew. We are having a creative surge, working on our upcoming project that will be a part of Jennifer Sampou’s Blog Hop to introduce her beautiful new line, SHIMMER. #shimmerfabric @jennifersampou @robertkaufman I … Continue reading

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Quilter & Designer Carolyn Friedlander Stops By . . . Giveaway Today!

Do you notice that there are often underlying connections to the “things” that catch our eyes? By “things” I mean anything that makes an impression on us—images, people, events, the whole gamut. As a kid those relationships always surprised me, … Continue reading

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Christmas Elf Goes Rogue . . . Get a Jumpstart on Xmas 2014 With Today’s Giveaway

This Christmas elf is officially on holiday . . . I’ve baked, cooked, decorated, and entertained; I’ve shopped, packed/shipped, and wrapped; and, best of all, I’ve hugged, kissed, and celebrated with family and friends; and now, I’m officially taking a … Continue reading

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Watch Santa Smile as He Dances Round the Christmas Tree! A New Holiday Pattern + A Special Opportunity

Happy Holidays, dear readers! We’re now, officially, amidst the hustle and flow of winter celebrations and rushing about like mad things. I’m adding my bit to the insanity with a Santa Smiles Tree Skirt/Table Topper pattern. I placed a quickie message … Continue reading

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My Quilt Crush: Yoko Saito (+ A Giveaway!)

This infatuation started when my morning email included an Interweave/F+W Media e-flyer promoting a new Yoko Saito title called Housewarming Patchwork: 78 Original Motifs and 10 Projects. Ooh–how fabulous! Delicious neutral prints deployed whimsically ala style Japonaise! Hmm, I thought … Continue reading

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Quilt Pattern Writing 101: Hints from a Semi-Pro With Knowledgeable Friends + Giveaway Today!

Hey, have you thought about designing and selling your own quilt patterns? It seems like more and more quilters are doing just that if the rising numbers of private label patterns available in quilt shops is any indication. With a … Continue reading

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The Bumpy, Rocky, Twisty Road of Quilt-Pattern Design–Giveaway Today!

(Or, Attempting That HUGE Leap From Cute Sketch to Marketable Pattern) Do you remember those paper-pieced holiday blocks I designed last December? Well, they’ve been a tremendous hit in our FREE Pattern collection and I’ve been jazzed to devise a … Continue reading

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This Just In: Baby Born, Quilt Finished, Mystery Solved! (+ a Giveaway)

I’m a little later than usual getting this Friday post together, but I have a very good reason. I’ve been . . . quilting! Earlier this summer, I shared photos of a quilt top I had made during my annual quilting getaway with buddies Joen Wolfrom … Continue reading

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