Category Archives: Patterns

He’s Here, He’s Here (Again): It’s Christmas in July at SHWS!

Seriously, Jennifer? Christmas in July?  It’s +90º outside! Yes! It’s time to get started. As I was super late delivering the Santa Smiles Tree Skirt pattern last year, I thought I’d throw this out to you well before the holidays. … Continue reading

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See How a Quilt Design Evolves–The Many Faces of “Heartstrings” + Giveaway

Not so long ago I spearheaded a group project for a member of my quilting/dining group–she’d lost her mother and we wanted to give her a quilted hug. It was such a beautiful shared experience that I wrote about it … Continue reading

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Quilt-Along Panel 2 for Blackbirds & Blossoms Oh-La-La!

                                            We are halfway done with round 2 of our Quilt-Along, Blackbirds & Blossoms Oh-La-La! I hope you are having … Continue reading

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Quilt-Along Mini Project: Tiny Wreath + Birds = A Quilted Picture!

There’s nothing like a deadline to stimulate my brain cells. Last week I had to devise a birthday gift for a dear friend and, lucky for me, I had both time at my disposal (a couple hours for a few … Continue reading

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Yoko Saito Redux: English-Language Patterns Available Now + Giveaway!

Looks like I’m not the only Yoko Saito fan in search of English-language versions of her patterns. (BTW:  Here’s the link to my earlier Yoko Saito post.) World Book Media out of Salem, Massachusetts has entered the market with a … Continue reading

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Time for Quilt-Along Panel 1- Blackbirds & Blossoms, Oh-La-La!

It’s time for the next step of our Blackbirds & Blossoms Oh-La-La Quilt-Along! I’m hoping you’ve had lots of fun working on the center wreath over the past few weeks. When Jennifer handed off her beautiful center block to Darra and me for the second round … Continue reading

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Start the Quilt-Along Today! Blackbirds & Blossoms Oh-La-La!

Welcome to the Blackbirds & Blossoms Oh-La-La Quilt-Along! I’ve got pleasure of delivering the first step: the center block decorated with a flower wreath. In my crafty past, I’ve been known to weave a wreath or two or three. In … Continue reading

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Blackbirds & Blossoms – – Oh-La-La! Fabric Requirements for Our Quilt-Along.

A special thank you to Darra, who spent many hours working out the fabric requirements for this project. Come back and visit us soon, Darra! We miss you already! Finished Quilt Size: 53″ x 53″ (plus binding) What You’ll Need … Continue reading

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Big Announcement! Join us for a Quilt-Along!

Right after I came on board See How We Sew last summer, conversations began to stir about designing a blog Quilt-Along. Darra, Laura, Jennifer, and I were excited to create something together to share with our readers. In reality, though, … Continue reading

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Another Wedding Update and a Giveaway too!

There is so much to share with you today, but I promised myself I would limit it to just two items. I’m sure I’ll have many more updates next month. First, I want you to see the lovely robes I … Continue reading

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