Friday, January 31, 2014

Sandy P's Travel Duffle Bags

Here is a picture sent to us from Sandy P.

She says:
"Just wanted to share with you a photo of a couple of duffle bags that were done this past weekend. My friend, Pat Harris, and I were at our annual quilting retreat and instead of a quilt, we did your duffle bag. We enjoyed working together on this and your pattern and instructions were easy to follow. We did go on-line to view zipper installation, once we got it - away we went. A lot of compliments were given to us. In fact, Pat started working on another duffle bag for her daughter.
Thanks for great patterns and of course the Soft and Stable which is awesome for such bags."

Beautiful bags! What a fun project for a quilt retreat. Thanks for sharing.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Congratulations to Brenda Barr for winning the iCases pattern and finishing kit for the small iCase. Brenda, please contact me with your address and we'll get it in the mail to you along with a beautiful HOT RED zipper! Great choice. Thanks to all who responded. Happy stitching! Classes at Quilt St. George start tomorrow! I'm loading the car with all my stuff for classes, my trunk show, and Meet the Teachers. Can someone tell me how I can get about 1,000 more hours in a day??

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Quilt St. George Retreat is next week!

I am delighted to be a stop on the Quilt St. George Blog Hop and am looking forward to teaching at the first annual Quilt St. George Retreat to be held next week in beautiful St. George, Utah.

In addition to teaching four half-day Electric Quilt software classes and an all-day class based on my new iCases pattern, I will also be presenting a lecture showcasing the fun of Texture Magic. For more info about the retreat, please visit the Quilt St. George Retreat website.

As part of the Quilt St. George Blog Hop, one lucky stitcher can win an iCases pattern and finishing kit to make a small iCase (perfect to hold an iPad Mini, Kindle or other e-reader). Simply like my Facebook page between now and January 10th and leave a comment about what color of zipper you would like in your kit. You'll find a complete list of available colors at my website. I will select a winner randomly and notify them on January 11th.

Click on the image on the right to start the hop at the beginning and visit each stop to learn more about the retreat and enter to win prizes along the way! Or you can click the links below to visit individual stops:

Superior threads January 2nd
The Superior Blog

Melissa Corry January 3rd
Happy Quilting Blog

Sandra Starley January 4th
Antique and Vintage Quilts Blog from Textile Time Travels

Yvette Jones January 5th

Annie Unrein January 6th
Blogs By Annie

Lynette Bingham January 7th
Main Street Quilt Cottage Blog

Sandra Starley January 8th
Art Quilt and Reproduction Quilt Blog from Quilt Art Star

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sherri D's Blog Post

Sherri D wrote a blog post for Craftsy which includes her Carry On! Travel Bag. We love, love, love your bag! Thanks for sending us a picture and blogging about us. Be sure to check out her article here.

As always, send us in your projects as we love to see them.

You can order the Carry On! Travel Bag pattern, as well as many other patterns, here.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Soft and Stable makes great Halloween costumes!

Thanks to Linda C. for sharing this picture and story:

"I just thought you'd like to see my latest "beyond" adventure with Soft and Stable.

I was visiting my daughter to help with My Little Pony costumes for her daughters for Halloween. One needed wings and after my bag adventures with the product, I was pretty sure it would be just the ticket for this project as well.

We searched all the (local) sewing/quilting shops for it...or something else that might fit the bill, with no luck.

So I placed an order for some threads and more Soft and Stable (I have several packages at home...800 miles away)to be shipped. It arrived in time to create these awesome wings (if I do say so myself) before my "sewing holiday" was over.

We thought the costume was cute before...but the wings are its crowning glory. Thanks for a great product. Since my design and sewing adventures take me in so many different directions, it is great to have another amazing tool in my toolbox that can help my dreams come to life.

I used a double layer under the smaller wings "overlay" and quilted around them to give them more dimension. And because I did, I was able to hand stitch the elasticized straps through more than just the fabric, to make them more durable without the stitching creating dimples in the top layer of S&S."

We agree that the wings just make the costume. Thanks so much for sharing, Linda!

If you are making Halloween costumes, remember that Soft and Stable gives great structure while staying lightweight and comfortable. Be sure to check out another great Halloween costume idea in this earlier blog post.

Send us pictures of your projects. We always love to see them!

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